Based within the Department of Architecture and Built Environment, this 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.
As part of the course content, you will undertake an environmental design module which is a studio-based exercise where practical skills and imagination are challenged and examined through an architectural project. The key design projects include:
- Environmental Design in Architecture
- Sustainable Housing Design
- Advanced Tall Building Design
Additional lectures and seminar modules provide a parallel knowledge base and intellectual support for the design project. Other core modules include Architectural Research Methods and Case Study Project.
Please note that all module details are subject to change.
You will spend the summer semester producing a supervised dissertation. This will be an in-depth study of an individually determined topic and is an opportunity to conduct a major piece of independent research that reflects individual interests and aspirations.
The MArch Environmental Design is offered on a full-time basis over one year (September to September).
In the autumn and spring semesters, you will complete 120 credits worth of modules including a number of design projects which provide the platform for the application of integrated design approach in practice. These design projects are supported by lectures, seminars and tutorials to provide you with a parallel knowledge base and intellectual support for the design projects.
Finally, you will complete a supervised 60-credit written research thesis or dissertation during the summer period towards the end of the course.