M.Sc. Sustainable Building Engineering

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP12100 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP7450 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
University of Greenwich | London, United Kingdom
University of Greenwich, Sustainable Building Engineering programme has been developed to meet the needs of those employed in the varied construction professions who wish to expand their expertise in the building process. Ideally, students should have academic qualifications with training and practice in the construction industry.

Description

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The increasing drive towards low carbon and sustainable solutions in the built environment has introduced a need for built environment professionals who can take a holistic view of the sustainability debate. This programme will combine the technical design and engineering issues associated with the delivery of sustainable built environments with an appreciation for how such approaches can be justified in a commercially focused world.

The programme considers passive (building fabric) and active measures (building services and renewable energy technologies) setting out what approach may be taken when considering new build or, as is becoming increasingly important the existing building stock. Students will gain the skills needed to assess these options on a whole life basis with an appreciation for how the financial and business case can be made for such approaches.

The programme is closely linked with the schools Sustainable Built Environments Research Group (SBERG) and will be informed by the cutting edge research carried out by the group considering technical, behavioural and social issues associated with the delivery of sustainable built environments. The University of Greenwich is a Passive House Examination Centre and students can gain extra certification as a Passive House Designer/Consultant by taking the programme.

The university has invested £76 million in a new building to house the campus library, TV studios and academic facilities for disciplines including architecture, design and construction. Stockwell Street, where the programme will be delivered, is a short walk from the university's buildings on the Old Royal College site.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop skills and understanding around the principles of sustainable building with a view to delivering healthy, comfortable, efficient and environmentally friendly buildings
  • To consider how the above issues can be applied when working with existing buildings
  • To take the technical knowledge gained and working within a commercial world to produce convincing and robust business cases for implementing sustainable solutions.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 12100 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP 7450 per year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Start date , January 2017
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Building Rehabilitation & Pathology (20 credits)
  • MSc Dissertation (Built Environment) (40 credits)
  • Delivering Sustainable Built Environments (20 credits)
  • Passive Design (20 credits)
  • Building Integrated Systems and Technologies (20 credits)
  • Building Simulation (20 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credits)

Students are required to choose 20 credits from this list of options.

  • Development Economics and Planning (20 credits)
  • Facilities Management (20 credits)
  • Project Management (20 credits)
  • Applied Construction Management (20 credits)
  • Applied Project Management (20 credits)
  • Property Asset Management (20 credits)
  • Risk Management (20 credits)

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Passive Design (20 credits)
  • Building Integrated Systems and Technologies (20 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credits)

Students are required to choose 20 credits from this list of options.

  • Development Economics and Planning (20 credits)
  • Facilities Management (20 credits)
  • Project Management (20 credits)
  • Applied Construction Management (20 credits)
  • Applied Project Management (20 credits)
  • Property Asset Management (20 credits)
  • Risk Management (20 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Building Rehabilitation & Pathology (20 credits)
  • MSc Dissertation (Built Environment) (40 credits)
  • Delivering Sustainable Built Environments (20 credits)
  • Building Simulation (20 credits)

English Language Requirements

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6.5
CAE score
180(Grade C)

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Requirements

Applicants should have:

An honours degree or an equivalent qualification in a built environment discipline such as civil engineering, construction, surveying or architecture.

Applicants with other first degrees will be considered on an individual basis.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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