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Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments

University of Reading

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With our MSc Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments course you will build on your knowledge of interdisciplinary design and develop the leadership skills to help you rise to the top. The Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments degree is offered by the University of Reading.

Overview

Education

Our MSc in Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments is ideal for urban planners, architects, building services engineers, facilities managers and performance assessors looking to progress their careers. The Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments degree is offered by the University of Reading.

This master’s course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, and the Energy Institute. (Accreditation is reviewed periodically. Successful completion of this course satisfies the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.)

It provides an introduction to the fundamental subjects related to environmental design, operation and management, and an understanding of the latest theories and research. You will broaden your knowledge in environmental engineering, building design, energy efficiency and management, along with the application of digital technology and indoor environmental quality and wellbeing.

This course is offered as a one-year full-time course, or as a flexible modular course. The course is delivered through intensive residential weeks at our campus, supported through a professional online learning environment. Study over two years alongside your work commitments, or fast-track your studies with a one-year programme.

You will learn through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, guided reading, online resources and written assignments. Class sizes range from eight to 40 people and combine flexible and full-time students. All classes are taught in one-week intensive teaching blocks with assignment work between teaching weeks.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Research Dissertation
  • SDM Principles and Practice
  • Urban Sustainability 
  • Energy in Buildings 
  • Building Simulation 
  • Urban Microclimates 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Full transcripts of all degree programmes taken. If these are not in English, a certified translation into English is required. 
  • An English language certificate (for example IELTS or TOEFL)
  • Contact details for two academic/professional references. 
  • Statement of purpose.
  • A copy of your passport (for international students).

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Reading

903 - 1382 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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