Research course

Building Technology

University of Nottingham · Faculty of Engineering

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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

February, April, July, October, December

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

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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