12 months
28500 GBP/year
16000 GBP/year
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On this Smart Buildings and Digital Engineering programme from University College London (UCL)  takes a forward-looking view on the impact of this digital transformation to the established discipline of Building Services Engineering.


Smart Buildings and Digital Engineering programme from University College London (UCL) comprises eight modules, covering:

  • core scientific principles, including building system physics and building system elements
  • integrated building design and operation, and how this can impact the health and wellbeing of its occupants
  • advanced topics, including modelling and simulation of building systems, and energy management systems
  • a range of optional modules, from retrofitting and indoor air-quality to lighting and acoustics. You'll also undertake in-depth research in a topic of your choice, delivered as a dissertation. 


Successful graduates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge required for engineering and specialist roles in companies that provide engineering, design, planning and consulting services for the built environment.

Other sectors that will be particularly interested in employing graduates from this Master’s include:

  • Companies that specialise in building services engineering, operations, building controls and energy systems.
  • High-tech companies seeking to deliver disruptive solutions and digital innovation in the built environment.
  • Public sector agencies and government departments concerned with the built environment, resource efficiency, and energy management.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Engineered Environmental Elements 
  • Building System Physics
  • Integrated Building Design for Health and Wellbeing 
  • Building Systems Modelling 
  • Integrated Building Systems Simulation
  • Machine Learning in Smart Buildings

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class or higher UK Bachelor's degree, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • UK/EU: £8,000  (PT)
  • Overseas: £14,250 (PT)

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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