University of Reading

University of Reading

Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments

* Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute * Broaden your knowledge of environmental engineering, building design, energy efficiency and management * Develop your leadership skills in environmental design and energy management * Ideal for urban planners, architects, building services engineers, facilities managers and performance assessors **Built Environment at Reading** The University of Reading is one of the world's leading centres of excellence dealing with the challenges of the built environment. We are ranked 3rd in the UK for the impact of our research in the category of Architecture, Built Environment and Planning, and 83% of our research in this area is rated world-leading or internationally excellent.[1] The School of the Built Environment is highly interdisciplinary in nature, covering a range of diverse subject areas including architecture, construction management, energy and environmental engineering. Our staff have extensive experience as advisers, consultants and visiting lecturers to companies, governments and universities globally. Our MSc programmes focus on ensuring an excellent student experience. The curriculum extends beyond accepted models of best practice to incorporate the latest findings from research. Choose to study over two years to fit around your work commitments, applying what you learn immediately, or study more intensively over one year. Both the full-time and flexible part-time modes of the programmes are delivered on a modular basis with teaching arranged in block weeks. Our excellent facilities include a dedicated computer lounge for use by our students, equipped with the latest digital technology and software, including building information modelling (BIM), 3D laser scanning, 3D visualisation, virtual reality headsets, building energy simulations and urban microclimate simulations. Additionally, most of our master's programmes are accredited by professional bodies, and we have a track record of active engagement with the professions. You can be confident of a programme which is professionally relevant and directed towards maximising your career potential. [1] Research Excellence Framework, 2014.

Entry requirements

MSc: You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). If you have other qualifications and a number of years' relevant work experience then you may also be eligible to apply. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

MSc: Sample modules may include: * Collaboration, practice and innovation * People, information and technology * Building information modelling * Advanced visualisation and interactive technologies * Analysing construction processes Check our website for more details of the course structure. MSc: Sample modules may include: * Energy in buildings * Building information modelling * ICT and energy management * Sustainable design and management principles and practice * Engineering project management Check our website for more details of the course structure.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 18,760 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 8,410 per Whole course (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 19,230 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 19,230 per Whole course (International) 36 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,620 per Whole course (Home/EU) 36 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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