Sustainable Building Design and Engineering at University of Greenwich - UCAS

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Course summary

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.


All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

Assessment is varied, and includes coursework, portfolio, practical, presentations and examinations. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. (Portfolio submission and oral presentations will be used for practice-based courses.) Some courses may also include practice assessments, which do not count towards your final grade. For all assessment you will be provided with feedback to help you monitor progress and improve your performance.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate (honours) degree at 2:2, or above, in a Built Environment subject such as, Civil Engineering, Construction, Surveying or Architecture. Applicants without a degree that have relevant professional experience may be considered. Applicants from other backgrounds may be considered.

English language requirements

We accept a wide range of English language qualifications. For our English entry requirements, please click on the link below.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £11000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11000 Year 1
Scotland £11000 Year 1
Wales £11000 Year 1
EU £17450 Year 1
International £17450 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are currently set for 2024/25 entry. For more information, please visit:

Sponsorship information

We understand that the transition to University for Undergraduate students can be daunting and confusing when it comes to finances. The University of Greenwich has a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and other financial support measures to support students that require it most. More information can be found on our website at

Sustainable Building Design and Engineering at University of Greenwich - UCAS