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University of Dundee

Renewable Energy and Zero Carbon Buildings

This course develops the knowledge and skills base needed by construction sector professions to deliver regionally focused and contextually responsive solutions for a new generation of very high performance buildings.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree at 2.1 or above in architecture; engineering; planning; building services; geography; science or related disciplines or an ability to demonstrate considerable experience in a relevant field; English language requirement: IELTS of 6.5 (or equivalent), if the applicants 1st language is not English.

Course modules

Principles of sustainable built environment; sustainable construction materials and techniques; forestry and advanced timber construction; foundations for renewable energy; January to April (intermediate to micro scale); zero carbon and ultra-low energy housing; sustainability assessment and whole life value; renewable energy in buildings; intelligent buildings strategic design and management; sustainability in contemporary cities; research methods and research planning; research project.

Assessment methods

Assessments are through written assignments and reports, design-based studies and a major research thesis.

Sponsorship information

There are Scottish Funding Council funded places available for eligible students.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 4,500 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Dundee City Campus Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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01382 384384