University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

Sustainable Building Design and Engineering

Our Sustainable Building Design and Engineering, MSc degree Combines technical design and engineering associated with the delivery of sustainable built environments **Why study this at Greenwich?** * There is an increasing drive towards low carbon and sustainability * Combines technical design and engineering associated with the delivery of sustainable built commercial environments * The programme considers passive (building fabric) and active (building services and renewable energy technologies) measures * Students will consider which approach to take when considering new or existing building stock * The programme is closely linked with the schools Sustainable Built Environments Research Group (SBERG) * Programme works with cutting-edge research carried out by the SBERG on technical, behavioural and social issues associated with the delivery of sustainable built environments. The increasing drive towards low carbon and sustainable solutions in the built environment has introduced a need for built environment professionals who can take a holistic view of the sustainability debate. This programme will combine the technical design and engineering issues associated with the delivery of sustainable built environments with an appreciation for how such approaches can be justified in a commercially focused world. The programme considers passive (building fabric) and active measures (building services and renewable energy technologies) setting out what approach may be taken when considering new build or, as is becoming increasingly important the existing building stock. Students will gain the skills needed to assess these options on a whole life basis with an appreciation for how the financial and business case can be made for such approaches. The programme is closely linked with the schools Sustainable Built Environments Research Group (SBERG) and will be informed by the cutting-edge research carried out by the group considering technical, behavioural and social issues associated with the delivery of sustainable built environments. The University of Greenwich is a Passive House Examination Centre and students can gain extra certification as a Passive House Designer/Consultant by taking the programme. **Outcomes** The aims of the programme are to: * Develop skills and understanding around the principles of sustainable building with a view to delivering healthy, comfortable, efficient and environmentally friendly buildings * Consider how the above issues can be applied when working with existing buildings * Take the technical knowledge gained and working within a commercial world to produce convincing and robust business cases for implementing sustainable solutions. **Facilities** The university has invested £76 million in a new building to house the campus library, TV studios and academic facilities for disciplines including architecture, design and construction. Stockwell Street, where the programme will be delivered, is a short walk from the university's buildings on the Old Royal College site.

Entry requirements

MSc: An honours degree or an equivalent qualification in a built environment discipline such as civil engineering, construction, surveying or architecture. Applicants with other first degrees will be considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Building rehabilitation and pathology; dissertation (built environment); delivering sustainable built environments; passive design; building integrated systems and technologies; building simulation; research methods. Optional modules: Project management; risk management.

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed through: * Project and other coursework * Presentations * Examination (in a limited number of courses) * A dissertation

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,500 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,250 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Greenwich Maritime Campus SE10 9LS London

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