University of Bath

University of Bath

Civil Engineering (Modern Building Design)

The course provides students with the knowledge of modern building design practice, methodologies and processes that are increasingly sought after by major engineering and design consultancies. It places emphasis on the key engineering and modelling challenges faced during the building design process and prepares students for industry, providing them with the practical and interpersonal skills to stand out to potential employers in a highly competitive market. Students develop the hard and soft skills required by professionals working in key carbon-dominated built environment sectors, with the ability to demonstrate an understanding of carbon management of the built environment in practice. The taught element of the programme focuses on student professional development through the design process that is mapped to the 2013 RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) plan of work for multidisciplinary working.

Entry requirements

1st degree (UK 1st or 2.1 Honours degree or international equivalent) in architecture, civil or mechanical engineering or a related subject; also the applicant's personal statement is to submitted with their application, detailing their motivation and interest in the course. For applicants whose 1st language is not English: IELTS: 7.0 (with atleast 6.5 of the 4 components) or equivalent, or a minimum of 69 in PTE Academic (with atleast 62 in each component).

Course modules

Semesters 1 and 2: Compulsory modules: professional development through the design process; BIM and the design process; BP visualisation tools; dynamic modelling tools; regulations codes and certification; low-carbon building envelopes; smart buildings; research methods and professional practice. Semester 3: professional practice placement. Semester 4: research dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a combination of coursework, oral examinations and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Applications for entry in 2014 open to students with UK or EU Fee Status only with a maximum of 30 places. All students will be eligible for a Fee Waiver covering the �8500 tuition fees. Students with UK Fee Status will be eligible for �4500 placement bursary. Up to a maximum of 15 students with UK Fee Status and who meet widening participation criteria will be eligible for an additional enhanced bursary of �6000.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,500 per Academic year (home fees) 15 months
MSc Full-time £ 19,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 15 months
MSc Full-time £ 8,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 15 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY South West

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Key information

Faculty of Engineering and Design Graduate School
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01225 386447/386252