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Advanced Building Performance Evaluation, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
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University rank #101 (ARWU) Cardiff, United Kingdom
The Advanced Building Performance Evaluation programme from Cardiff University aims to give students a solid foundation in the evaluation of the operational performance of buildings for energy and environmental aspects.
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Overview

The Advanced Building Performance Evaluation programme from Cardiff University focuses on the investigation of energy and environmental performance in existing buildings, integrating technical and occupants’ data. The programme equips professionals with the interdisciplinary skills needed to promote the efficient and effective operation of existing buildings. It will prepare you for a future career across a range of roles in facilities and building management, consultancy, energy and environmental performance assessment and research.

Most existing programmes in this subject area focus on the design of new buildings. However, the efficient operation of existing buildings is becoming more important. There is a need to improve the quality of environments and, at the same time, to reduce the energy that they consume and their carbon dioxide emissions. You will learn from interdisciplinary approaches, as the programme draws on bodies of theories from building science, social sciences and humanities.

On successful completion of the programme, you should be able to conduct sound evidence-based environmental and energy performance assessments of buildings in operation. You should also be able to analyse and integrate technical and social aspects of performance using methods of energy and environmental monitoring and human studies.

Our structured curriculum will enable you to develop essential knowledge and practical skills in building evaluation. We will support you to become an independent learner, able to undertake and understand the industry and policy challenges and to respond to them effectively. The Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University is a friendly, supportive and culturally diverse environment in which to study.

Career 

Typically graduates from this type of programme will have employability opportunities in energy and environmental consultancy, building management, facilities management, architectural and engineering firms, and research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation
  • Earth and Society
  • Low Carbon Buildings
  • Climate Comfort and Energy
  • Architectural Science Researchts
  • Perspectives on Performance
  • People and Buildings
  • Advanced Monitoring Tools and Techniques
  • Post Occupancy Evaluation for Sustainable Building Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    It is recommended you apply 9–12 months in advance of the course starting.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • 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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: First Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to First Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • This course is suitable for graduates or experienced practitioners in related disciplines, such as architecture, construction, engineering, facilities management, building surveying, social science or planning.
  • Applicants should normally hold a first- or second-class Honours degree in a relevant subject area or have completed a minimum of three years’ appropriate professional experience, at the discretion of the admissions team.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Cardiff

  • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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