30 months
5360 EUR/year
3000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The University of Malta's Sustainable Building Design is a new programme of studies in line with global trends, to provide a more specialised profession, focusing on the various disciplines in architecture and engineering and their allied fields of specialization in environmental design, high-tech building services and overall enhanced performance of buildings.

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This Sustainable Building Design  Masters programme at the University of Malta  is targeted as a specialisation for the practicing Perit and Building Services Engineer. It is intended to enhance the profession, as it focuses more on the overall performance of buildings, with a stronger accent on a holistic sustainable design.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this Masters will eventually have a more diversified portfolio and experience in the more specific international job market in the field of sustainable design of buildings.

Software modelling and design tools are today considered an integral part of these professions. This is today considered a niche market, which deploys a variety of allied fields in itself, applied in retrofitting and design of new buildings, towards NZEB (Near Zero Energy Buildings) and enhanced performance standards.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thermal Environment
  • Fire and Public Health Engineering
  • Energy Conversion Processes: Thermofluid Systems
  • Lighting
  • Acoustics and Noise Control
  • Advanced Building Physics
  • Engineering Management
  • Ventilation
  • Building Fabric and Retrofitting
  • Certification Methods in Buildings
  • Computational Modeling
  • Integrated Design for Services in Buildings

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

  • a Bachelor degree from this University with at least Second Class (Honours) in a discipline related to the Built Environment, Architecture, or Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering, or any other degree related to the building services or
  • a qualification deemed to be comparable.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5360 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 EUR for the full programme during 30 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 EUR for the full programme during 30 months.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants:

  • Fee per semester: Eur 1,500
Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants:
  • Yr 1: Eur 6,700 / Yr 2: Eur 6,700

Living costs for Msida

690 - 1170 EUR /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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