University of Plymouth: High Performance Buildings

InstitutionUniversity of Plymouth View institution profile
Department School of Art, Design and Architecture View department profile
Web http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/about-us/university-structure/faculties/arts-humanities
Email admissions@plymouth.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0) 1752 585858
Study type Taught

Summary

Do you want to address the big challenges which face our world today - climate change, quality of life and the new economic reality? Gain the knowledge and skills needed to be at the leading edge of the building discipline and work towards the best products and processes in the industry by studying this course. On graduating you will be in a unique position to work on integrated design project teams, in building energy/facility management or continue towards postgraduate research.

* Join a course that aims to set new international standards in building performance. Move beyond the concepts of green buildings or sustainability - these are embedded in this programme, but we go the extra mile, giving you a more holistic view.

* Combine a solid grounding in core aspects of this subject area such as energy efficiency with a wider context that includes the economic, socio-cultural and historic dimensions.

* Help tackle some of the key challenges that face the building industry, such as the new economic reality, quality of life, climate change, and population growth.

* Gain expertise in the key enabling technologies of building performance simulation, building information modelling, and energy management.

* Get inspired through research-informed teaching. All staff contributing to this programme are part of a research group that runs projects funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), European Union, InnovateUK, Leverhulme Trust and others.

* Interact with various stakeholders in the building domain, including design and engineering companies, contractors, property developers, facility managers, and governmental organisations.

* Expand your network through special interest groups that focus both on industry as well as research.

* Become part of a vibrant multidisciplinary school. Part of this programme allows you to explore modules of our Masters in Architecture (MArch) programme.

MSc

Plymouth University
Faculty of Arts and Humanities


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Plymouth University is the 15th largest higher education institution in the UK with more than 23,000 students and an alumni community consisting of 135,000 graduates spanning over 130 countries.

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