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The course aims to provide training in integrated environmental design in architecture and it is intended primarily for practitioners in architecture and building industry who wish to broaden their knowledge in sustainable building design and the practical application to architectural projects. This course is also designed for individuals who wish to pursue research careers in these areas.
The course emphasises a problem-solving approach where technical and theoretical knowledge is well integrated and it also builds on a project based approach which is unique in environmental design education. The theoretical and technological aspects of environmental design are treated in equal measures during the studio design projects. This is further supported by the group seminars and lectures.
Each semester includes a studio based design exercise where practical skills and imagination are challenged and examined through an architectural project, as an opportunity to apply environmental design. The key design projects include: Environmental Design in Architecture; Sustainable Housing Design or Tall Building Design. Additional lectures and seminars provide a parallel knowledge base and intellectual support for the design projects.
The final part of the course is a dissertation (60 credits), a scholarly exploration of a technical, ethical, regional, historical, cultural or theoretical aspect of Environmental Design.
A good (2.1) honours first degree in Architecture. Candidates with other relevant professional qualifications and experience will also be considered. Evidence of motivation will be sought and a project portfolio will be required.
See the University Prospectus for this course, which includes a factfile on the Language requirements for the course.
There are also opportunities for scholarships for strong candidates, and more about this can be found on the page:
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD
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