Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Low Carbon Building Design and Modelling

This programme is aimed at anyone interested in learning more about the design and operation of low energy buildings with the added attraction of three modules dedicated to computer modelling of building performance.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class (2.1) Honours degree in engineering, science, mathematics, or discipline related to building services engineering. Graduates in architecture with good mathematical skills are also encouraged to apply. Other qualifications supplemented with relevant industrial experience will also be considered. International students require English language score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Building energy consumption; renewable energy and low carbon technologies; building control and commissioning; concept design; low carbon building design; advanced thermal modelling; advanced airflow modelling; advanced lighting modelling; research project; research methods in building performance.

Assessment methods

Modelling modules and low carbon building design module: 50 per cent examination and 50 per cent coursework; concept design and postgraduate research project: 100 per cent coursework; all other modules: 70 per cent examination and 30 per cent coursework.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time block-release October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01509 222496