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Sustainable Building Design and Engineering, MSc

Sustainable Building Design and Engineering, MSc

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1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sustainability Building Design Energy Efficiency (Buildings)

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Course Summary

This MSc will give you the engineering and technical design skills to forge a career in the ever-expanding sustainable construction sector. The increasing drive towards sustainable solutions in the built environment is driving the need for well-educated professionals with a real understanding of this issue. Our Sustainable Building Design and Engineering course teaches you about the technical design and engineering associated with the delivery of such projects in a commercially-focused world. You'll consider both passive (building fabric) and active measures (building services and renewable energy technologies), with key modules covering sustainable and healthy buildings, building simulation, and environmental and passive design systems. Career options open to upon successful completion of this course include roles within government agencies, local authorities, and development agencies.

This course is aimed at individuals with backgrounds in built environment and architectural background who are seeking management and leadership roles within the construction, property and surveying practices industry. It also designed for mid-career professionals preparing to make the transition into the construction and property industry.


This module aims to introduce students to daylight, the physics behind it, the implications of daylight on people and on building design. On successful completion of this module a student will be able to: demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the nature of light and the physics behind it; critically analyse a range of building spaces in terms of their daylight performance; demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of all the metrics and the regulatory framework for daylight design; develop robust daylight proposals for buildings; and demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the health, productivity and wellbeing implications of daylight design in buildings.

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Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree or an equivalent qualification in a built environment discipline such as civil engineering, construction, surveying or architecture. We will consider other undergraduate degrees on an individual basis, and experienced applicants from CME.

Department profile

At the University of Greenwich, we’re proud that our students have ranked us in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022 as the top university in the UK for postgraduate study. You'll learn from expert teaching staff with close connections to industry and prepare yourself for global opportunities. Whether you’re considering a taught Master’s degree or postgraduate research study, we offer a great place to study. Our strength is in our faculty’s...more

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