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Renewable Energy and Architecture MSc/PGDip

Renewable Energy and Architecture MSc/PGDip

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Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Renewable Energy Resources Power / Energy Engineering Architecture (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

Our international programme gives graduates a unique environment to study and broadens future career options. It is a proven route to global employment opportunities and PhD research.

This programme is structured to accommodate the interests and skills of those who are related to building design and technology and building energy and environmental performance. It is open to applicants from various backgrounds, including architecture, engineering and town planning / urban design.

The course introduces students from different backgrounds, to many relevant fields of expertise, at a global level:

  • Sustainable building design and technology
  • Climate responsive and energy conscious site planning, landscape and urban design
  • Passive solar design, integration and simulation
  • New and renewable energy technologies
  • Novel materials and their influence on buildings and occupant thermal comfort
  • Advanced software applications and energy software development/programming

Students can also exit with PGDip award.

Graduate destinations

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.


This module will examine aspects of performance analysis and system design/sizing of renewable energy systems for building integration. The course provides opportunities to gain experience in issues of technology selection, system design, installation and performance analysis of a range of renewable energy systems. The module will emphasize solar energy technologies (photovoltaic and solar thermal systems) and small-scale wind turbines, and their integration into buildings.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in architecture, building engineering, building services engineering, electrical engineering, town planning / urban design, civil/structural engineering or mechanical engineering. Applicants from other relevant professional backgrounds may also be considered.