The Postgraduate Diploma Renewable Energy and Architecture is a multi-disciplinary course for world-wide integration of renewable energy and sustainable technologies into the site plan and building form, fabric and services with focus on climate and human comfort, using architectural and engineering techniques and powerful computer and laboratory simulations.
This international course is carefully 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 (mechanical, civil/structural, electrical and building engineering), town planning, physics and environmental science.
The course addresses issues such as sustainable building design and construction, energy use and global warming, new and renewable energy technologies, novel materials and their influence on buildings and occupant comfort.
It is designed to stimulate and encourage novel and imaginative solutions to the challenging task of designing sustainable, energy efficient and environmentally responsible buildings and cities worldwide.
The course attracts students from over 20 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Latin America. Many graduates go on to complete further study or join energy employment or academia in different countries.
By the end of the course, you will have gained useful and technical knowledge as well as experience on this subject, and you will be adept at communicating and presenting yourself and your projects to an audience.
- As part of its remit, the Department of Architecture and Built Environment aims to develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today's rapidly changing world.
- The department enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions. You may have the opportunity to attend conferences, seminars and training courses both in the UK and abroad.
Presessional English for Academic Purposes
The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Built Environment English language and study skills course. This course is designed in collaboration with the Department of Architecture and Built Environment to prepare students going onto Architecture and Built Environment programmes.
If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that:
- you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS
- you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course
- you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course
- your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework
For more details, please visit the CELE website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.