University of Bath

University of Bath

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.

Entry requirements

1st degree (UK 1st or 2.1 or international equivalent) in architecture, civil or mechanical engineering or a related subject. You must supply a personal statement with your application, detailing your motivation and interest in this area. applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum 6.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: 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; professional practice placement; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include dissertation.


Qualification Study mode 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

Campus details

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

Key information

Faculty of Engineering and Design Graduate School
Telephone number: 
01225 386447