Brunel University London

Brunel University London

Resource Efficient Future Cities

The Resource Efficient Future Cities has current strengths in two streams of research: 1) energy use efficiency focuses on end use energy demand by buildings and urban areas and its interactions with users 2) sustainable environmental development of buildings focuses on the theme of materials and construction methods. We have substantial expertise in energy efficiency in buildings including natural ventilation and low energy cooling technologies, optimum integration of renewable and passive systems with active mechanical systems, energy demand of urban buildings and mitigation/adaptation strategies, the use of natural, recyclable and smart materials in building construction and holistic approaches to sustainable development and infrastructure management. Investigations are carried out through a combination of field measurements and laboratory experimentation with the use of in-house and commercial software. The theme includes experts in engineering (civil, mechanical, electrical), social science and business. Therefore, we welcome interdisciplinary projects to address challenges for future cities related to energy and resource use. Research aims to tackle challenges such as building retrofit for energy efficiency and sustainability, cost effective zero emissions buildings, urban climate and micro climate impact on energy efficiency of buildings and districts, sustainable infrastructure construction and maintenance, transport, the supply chain and integrated systems for sustainable development.

Entry requirements

The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree and additionally, for a PhD, a Master's degree or equivalent. All international students must show evidence that they meet the English requirement for their course of study: IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any section). This applies even if English is the native language of your home country. An appropriate level of English language competence is also expected. Applicants may also be required to attend compulsory in-sessional English language support. The Senate reserves the right to assess the eligibility of applicants on an individual basis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 17,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,097 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years

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