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Modern Building Design

University of Bath

15 months
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26875 GBP/year
12500 GBP/year
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Develop the knowledge of building design practice, methodologies and processes sought after by engineering and architectural design firms and contractors.

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Overview

Our master's introduces you to the challenges of managing building design processes and practices in industry. Using multidisciplinary approaches, you’ll learn how to balance conflicting design tensions in projects and integrate regulatory requirements with low-carbon certification and basic building physics. During the course, you'll explore a range of areas including building physics, regulations and codes, sustainability and well-being standards. You’ll also study the relationship between Building Information Modelling (BIM) and collaborative integrated design management.

Using dynamic digital modelling tools, you'll apply your knowledge to optimise low-carbon building envelope solutions. You'll put theory into practice working on live project briefs with students from different construction-related disciplines. This challenges you to solve design problems in real time while gaining an insight into multidisciplinary collaboration.

Combining your research dissertation with a three-month placement allows you to embed what you’ve learnt in a professional context. It also gives you the chance to deliver solutions to real industry problems posed by your company.

Learn from experts in the field

You’ll learn from academics who research sustainable and low-carbon development, building physics and the environment. Their expertise and international collaborations feed into teaching and contribute to your learning experience. Our research was ranked 1st in the UK in the Architecture and the Built Environment submission in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Use specialist facilities

You'll receive training in key BIM-enabled software and will have access to extensive online software training resources.

Start your future here

We developed our course with professional industry partners in architecture and civil engineering. This ensures that your studies reflect everyday practice in the construction sector. When you graduate, your knowledge of low-carbon and energy efficient design will help you start a career in engineering and design consultancies worldwide.

Some of our best performing students continue their studies with us through our PhD programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional development through the design process
  • Building information modelling (BIM) and the design process
  • Regulations codes and certification
  • Building physics visualisation tools
  • Low-carbon building envelopes
  • Dynamic modelling tools
  • Research methods and professional practice
  • Future structural and building materials

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a high 2:2 or above.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in architecture, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering or environmental engineering.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26875 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26875 GBP per year during 15 months.
  • National

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 15 months.

If exiting with the non-placement MSc Low Carbon Building Design:

Home: £10,000

Overseas: £21,500

Living costs for Bath

808 - 1228 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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