Research course

Building Technology

University of Nottingham · Faculty of Engineering

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent).

Months of entry

December, October, June, April, February

Course content

Projects in the area of 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. Subject areas covered include: low/zero carbon buildings, eco-buildings; heat recovery systems; computer modeling 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.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Department specialisms

For more information about the department of Architecture and Built Environment please visit:

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Faculty of Engineering web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5151