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University of Greenwich: Sustainable Building Design and Engineering

Institution University of Greenwich
Department School of Engineering
Study type Taught


This MSc will give you the engineering and technical design skills to forge a career in the ever-expanding sustainable construction sector.

The increasing drive towards sustainable solutions in the built environment is driving the need for well-educated professionals with a real understanding of this issue. Our Sustainable Building Design and Engineering course teaches you about the technical design and engineering associated with the delivery of such projects in a commercially-focused world.

You'll consider both passive (building fabric) and active measures (building services and renewable energy technologies), with key modules covering sustainable and healthy buildings, building simulation, and environmental and passive design systems.

Career options open to upon successful completion of this course include roles within government agencies, local authorities, and development agencies.

What you should know about this course

  • The course combines technical design and engineering associated with the delivery of sustainable built commercial environments.

  • You’ll learn which approach to take when considering new or existing building stock in terms of its sustainability.

  • The course focuses on the presentation and communication of workable solutions to complex problems.

  • We work with cutting-edge research carried out by the school on technical, behavioural and social issues associated with the delivery of sustainable built environments.


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