UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Built Environment (Environmental Design and Engineering)

This leading-edge programme, established before many in the built environment field were aware of greenhouse gases, has produced a stream of high-achieving graduates, sought after by the biggest names in building design and the construction industry. We attract students from across the globe eager to find positions here in london or to take relevant, cutting-edge thinking about sustainable building design back to their own part of the world.

Entry requirements

The normal minimum qualifications are a 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. For applicants without a 1st degree or full professional membership, but with relevant and substantial work experience in the field, a special qualifying examination may be set.

Course modules

Core modules: The energy context; health and comfort in buildings; building solar design; natural and mechanical ventilation of buildings; efficient building service systems; methods of environmental analysis. Optional Modules: The control of noise; advanced building simulation; the lit environment; energy systems modelling; environmental masterplanning; industrial symbiosis; low energy housing retrofit; social dimensions of sustainability; low carbon, energy supply systems; smart energy systems implementation; post occupancy evaluation of buildings; multi-objective design optimisation; introduction to system dynamics modelling in the built environment; sustainable building construction methods; healthy buildings (methods of environmental assessment).

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of interactive seminars, individual and group tutorials, site visits and a residential field trip. Assessment is through unseen examination, coursework, and the built environment report. Joint coursework, including two major low-energy architectural design projects, is carried out by students in multi-disciplinary teams.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time GBP 12,237 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 22,180 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 12,237 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 12,237 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 12,237 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Variable - 2 years

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