Sustainable Building Technology PGDip

 
  

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Qualification
PGDip Sustainable Building Technology
Duration
9 months full-time
Entry requirements
A high 2:2 or 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 Postgraduate Diploma 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 towards 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 encourage the 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
        CIBSE

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.

The Postgraduate Diploma Sustainable Building Technology is offered on a full-time basis over nine months (September to June), or part-time basis over two years.

The course comprises 120 credits of taught modules taken during autumn and spring semesters.

We also offer an MSc Sustainable Building Technology, which mirrors the content of the Postgraduate Diploma but also includes a 60-credit written dissertation at the end of the one year course.

 
 

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 website

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

International and EU students

The International Office provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, scholarships, 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

Availability for employment and salary data for this department is not attainable due to a small sample size.*
* Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14.

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

Graduate Admissions
Department of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD
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