Sustainable Building Technology MSc

 
  

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Qualification
MSc Sustainable Building Technology
Duration
1 year full-time
Entry requirements
2:1 degree (Upper 2nd class honours degree or international equivalent)
Other requirements
IELTS
6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available
Start date
September
Campus
University Park Campus
Tuition fees
You can find fee information on our fees table.
 

Overview

This course looks at how renewable and sustainable energy technologies can create environmentally friendly buildings.
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The MSc Sustainable Building Technology is specifically tailored towards graduates in building services, architectural environmental engineering, architecture and other related disciplines.

The 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.

The strong emphasis is targeted to successful integration of renewable and sustainable energy technologies into buildings, which requires an understanding of both design and technology and hence the close co-operation of architecture and engineering.

The course is designed to allow discussion and exchange of information between different disciplines and encourages novel and imaginative solutions to the challenge of producing environmentally friendly buildings.

Key facts

  • 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.
  • This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers.
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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 cele-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk.

 

Course details

Core modules provide an introduction to systems able to tap natural energy sources and also cover sustainable technologies and their potential for incorporation in the design and fabric of buildings.

Architectural students will have the opportunity to explore integration of sustainable technologies in design-oriented projects, while engineering students will pursue more technical-based projects.

You will spend the summer semester producing a supervised dissertation.  This will be your opportunity to undertake a major piece of independent research related to building and sustainable energy technologies. 

The MSc Sustainable Building Technology is offered on a full-time basis over one year (12 months), or part-time basis over two years.

Registered part-time students are strongly recommended to be resident in Nottingham during the autumn and spring semesters.

The course comprises 180 credits, split across 120 credits worth of taught modules and a 60-credit written dissertation completed over the summer period.

 
 

Modules

You will be required to study the following core modules over the autumn and spring semesters:

In addition, the following optional modules are offered as part of this course:

Please note that all module details are subject to change.

For more details on our modules, please see the module catalogue.

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

 
 

Funding

The fees for this course can be found on our tuition fees webpages.

UK/EU Students

Funding information can be found on The Graduate School funding information web page

Please visit the faculty website for information on any scholarships currently available through the faculty.

International and EU students

The University of Nottingham offers a range of masters scholarships for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study.

Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Applications for 2016 entry scholarships will open in late 2015. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your masters course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.

The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.

 
 

Careers

The Department of Architecture and Built Environment has an international reputation for its teaching and research, and collaborates with leading institutions worldwide in the fields of architecture, urban design and sustainable energy technology.

It is renowned for its commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research, and therefore our postgraduates are internationally recognised as having the skills needed to meet the contemporary challenges facing the built environment professions.

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2014, 97% of postgraduates in the Engineering Faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £28,738 with the highest being £40,000.*

*Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career Prospects and Employability

The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from  careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.  

 
 
 

Contact

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Department of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Environment
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham
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