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Energy Efficient Built Environment, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Borlänge, Sweden
The Energy Efficient Built Environment master programme offered by Dalarna University, which developed from our extensive research in the fields of construction and energy technology, will provide you with the skills required to help lower the carbon footprint of buildings while ensuring comfortable living conditions for the occupants. 
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Overview

It will introduce you to innovative design concepts and novel approaches to help you tackle current and future environment and societal challenges.

Industry Connections

Our partners in research and industry provide you with real-world problems, hands-on experience and good potential for employment upon graduation. The construction sector is particularly strong in Dalarna, and many local businesses and organisations maintain excellent contact with the University.

Besides the opportunity to embark upon an industry-delivered research project in your thesis, we also aim to give you the opportunity to cultivate close connections with the industry through visits to construction sites, cutting-edge facilities, and innovative companies, and insight into pioneering projects. You will also attend lectures by guest speakers who have expertise in such areas as district heating and cooling, solar engineering, sustainable urban planning, and climate-conscious urban design. These activities will serve to increase your awareness of the latest research and development trends in this expansive field.

Career Opportunities

The Energy Efficient Built Environment master programme offered by Dalarna University provides you with a solid foundation for positions that involve the delivery of energy-efficient solutions for the built environment. This degree will present you with the opportunity to act as a specialty consultant to various construction and engineering firms or local municipalities.

Potential future employers are:

  • Consultancy firms
  • Housing companies
  • Leading design and construction firms
  • Government and non-government organisations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Energy efficient building design
  • Solar radiation and solar geometry
  • Climate-responsive design studio
  • Building energy performance simulation and analysis
  • Solar building design
  • Low-energy HVAC systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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General Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science from the construction-related field (architectural, building, mechanical, energy, or civil engineering) or equivalent of at least 180 credits (ETCS), or an equivalent degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12792 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12787 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Total tuition fee: 135,000 SEK for NON-EU/EEA
  • EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees.

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