Taught course

Sustainable Engineering - Architecure and Ecology

Institution
University of Strathclyde · Faculty of Engineering
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in architecture, engineering or related subject.

Consideration will also be given to candidates with other relevant professional qualifications in a discipline related to the built environment and/or professional experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course will provide you with a critical understanding of the relationship between architecture and ecology. You'll look at both from a theoretical perspective. This will be done by instructional modules taken at Strathclyde in Glasgow during the first three months of study. The practical demonstration of this relationship will be through project work at the urban laboratory Arcosanti in Arizona.

The Cosanti Foundation, established by Dr Paolo Soleri in 1964, is an education-based architecture and urban design not-for-profit organisation located in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. The Foundation established the world-renowned Arcosanti project in 1970 as an urban laboratory focused on researching alternatives to urban sprawl, based on Soleri's work on ecological architecture, and his proposals for the design of future cities.

This is a unique opportunity to study your Master’s degree while living and working at Arcosanti, helping to research, design and construct an alternative to urban sprawl, joining thousands of people who, since Arcosanti’s launch in 1970, have already been part of “one of the most important urban experiments in our lifetime” (Newsweek).

For more information please see the course page.

Information for international students

For candidates whose first language is not English, documentary evidence of an appropriate level of competency of written and spoken English must be provided. The minimum standards are an IELTS minimum overall band score of 6.5 (no individual test score below 5.5). Applicants with slightly lower scores have the opportunity to attend the University's Pre-Sessional English classes to bring them up to the required level.

Fees and funding

UK students
Scotland £10,100* Rest of UK £13,600*
International students
EU £10,600* Non EU £15,400*

Please see the website and the scholarship search for more information.

*Fee includes overseas accommodation costs.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

PGCert

full time
6 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr David Grierson
Email
d.grierson@strath.ac.uk
Phone
0141 548 3069