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Energy and Sustainable Building Design MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Energy and Sustainable Building Design MSc/PgDip/PgCert

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Energy Efficiency (Buildings) Building Design Energy Economics / Management / Conservation

Course type


Course Summary

This innovative course is designed for students who wish to understand the ways new and renewable energy can be harnessed in buildings, gain the ability to undertake the simulation and modelling tasks essential for credible building performance analysis, and work creatively within a multidisciplinary design team. The need for sustainable approaches to building design is universally acknowledged. As the effects of climate change are felt, the drive towards more energy-efficient buildings is intensifying. Sustainable buildings need not be technologically complex, but a high level of sophistication in design procedures and performance analysis is required. The course has been accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute for completing the educational requirements for chartered engineer registration.

This course is aimed at both recent graduates and professionals working in relevant fields. The knowledge and advanced modelling skills you gain will enable you to work effectively as a building design professional or analyst. These skills are increasingly in demand in architectural and engineering consultancies, utilities and regulatory organisations, and local and national government. PgCert and PgDip courses is also available.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The aim of this module is to provide students with a grounded understanding of resource efficient design in both industrial and non-industrial contexts. Design will be seen to relate to both product and to process and resource efficiency will be interpreted as the ability to design out waste and design in the efficient use of natural resources. The module will adopt a 'whole systems' perspective to the introduction of students to the design process and will encourage them to analyse each stage of development in terms of its impact on resource use and overall energy consumption. Discussions will consider the role of the designer and the user when addressing the challenge of moving towards more sustainable consumption.

Tuition fees

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must have a British Honours degree in a relevant numerate subject, for example, engineering, physical sciences or mathematics. Architects with an interest in computer modelling are also encouraged to apply. Applicants from outside the UK must possess an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution. If you have no formal academic qualifications, but can demonstrate extensive experience in an appropriate area, we will consider your application on an individual basis.

University information

Based in Leicester city centre, DeMontfort University (DMU) got its current name in 1992 after being founded as the Leicester School of Art in 1870. It is split into four faculties, which contain a number of different schools: Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities Faculty of Business and Law Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Faculty of Technology 16% of the university’s students are studying postgraduate courses and 37% are...more