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Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design MSc

Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design MSc

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1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Architectural Engineering Environmental Studies Ergonomics Environmental Engineering

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Course Summary

Our course brings together architectural design and engineering so you can create spaces that are practical and sustainable as well as beautiful. You'll learn how to design buildings with low-carbon footprints and a focus on comfortable and healthy living. There is a need for trained professionals who know how to reduce the environmental impact of construction. We'll help you develop your design and technical skills throughout the course to meet this need. As part of this degree, you can also take an optional five-day intensive course in Passivhaus design. This gives you the opportunity and training to become a qualified Passivhaus designer or consultant. Your knowledge will prepare you for a career in industry, research or academia where you can make a valuable contribution to sustainable development. You’ll graduate equipped to: reappraise the design process and apply engineering principles to building design; understand how people use buildings to inform your design solutions; research and use new concepts and technologies to develop sustainable building strategies.

Use specialist facilities

We have a range of facilities to support your studies including environmental monitoring facilities and an artificial sky with light meters. You’ll also have access to specialist computer and software facilities for environmental modelling. Our laboratories contain equipment that exceed industry standards

Start your future here

Our course prepares you for a career in industry, research or academia by giving you the knowledge to make a valuable contribution to sustainable development. We work with industry partners to make sure that your studies reflect good practice in environmental design. Our graduates have gone on to work in some of the top UK and international engineering and design companies, including BuroHappold, ARUP and SWECO.

You could also choose to continue your studies with us on our PhD programme.


Develop a deep understanding of how the different elements of a building work separately and in combination in terms of energy flow, occupants' environmental impact and low carbon building performance, including a comprehensive understanding of construction material choices.

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Entry requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above. To apply for this programme you should have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as architectural engineering, architecture with strong technical content, civil engineering or building services engineering, or another subject which included a significant modelling component (e.g. physics or engineering).

University information

The University of Bath is one of the UK’s most prestigious institutions, consistently ranking among the top 10 in the country, with an international reputation for excellence. The university upholds an extremely high standard of teaching and is a world-leading research centre, employing an innovative approach to education which aims to foster enterprise and leadership. Bath fosters an inclusive and supportive learning community, comprised of...more

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