Sustainable Built Environment

University of Minho

18 months
1250 EUR/year
1250 EUR/year
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This MSc course in Sustainable Built Environment at University of Minho provides the technical and scientific ability to access 3rd cycle courses (PhD) in the same scientific area or in other areas. For example, the Doctoral Program in Sustainable Built Environment.


The Master in Sustainable Built Environment is an international master's degree, whose language of teaching / learning is English. The student must have good knowledge of written and spoken English and must prove that he/she has this knowledge in order to be accepted. The main focus of this master course is to provide a specialized education that develops in the students the ability to contribute to the implementation of sustainability in the built environment. The specific objectives of the course are: 

  • To creat highly qualified professionals in sustainable construction who can carry out their professional activity in all countries of the world; 
  • Provide students with the means for them to develop their skills and deepen their knowledge in sustainable construction; 

Learning outcomes

The first two semesters are dedicated to the curricular component and the third semester is devoted to the preparation of the master's dissertation. The student, after being enrolled at University of Minho, can attend one or two semesters at one of the partner institutions that have a collaboration agreement with the Master in Sustainability of the Built Environment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Economic and Social Sustainability 
  • Environmental Principles 
  • Materials, Products and Systems for Sustainable Construction 
  • Performance of Buildings 
  • Sustainable Building Overview 
  • The Science of Sustainable Neighbourhoods 
  • Integrated Design Process 
  • Integrated Research Project 
  • Integrated Urban Project 
  • Methods and Tools 
  • Sustainable Renovation of Buildings 
  • Urban Sustainability Performance 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines






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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The following documents must be uploaded to the application (please consider that they must have good quality):

  • Learning Agreement for Studies/ for Traineeships, which needs to be signed, dated and stamped by the student and home institution
  • Copy of ID card/Passport
  • Home Transcript of Records
  • Photo

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.


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Sustainable Built Environment
University of Minho