Research course

Building Technology

University of Nottingham · Faculty of Engineering

Entry requirements

This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or a masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

December, October, June, April, February

Course content

Building technology focus on the strategies and systems used in buildings to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of occupants are met in a manner that acknowledges the need to use energy and other resources in a responsible manner. Subjects covered in this area of research include:

  • Low/zero carbon buildings
  • Eco-buildings; heat recovery systems
  • Computer modelling and building physics
  • Acoustics
  • Lighting
  • Heat transfer and 2-phase flow
  • Building services (eg heating, refrigeration, air-conditioning)
  • Indoor environmental quality (eg thermal comfort and air quality)
  • Ventillation/natural ventillation
  • Thermal modelling
  • Post occupancy evaluation
  • Biomimetics.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English you require an IELTS level 6.0 (with 5.5 in each element).

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5557