Building Retrofit at Robert Gordon University - UCAS

Robert Gordon University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Building Retrofit (Taught)

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Course summary

The PGCert Building Retrofit course has been developed to improve the energy performance of existing buildings to help decarbonise and deliver a net zero carbon future. You will gain the scientific and technical knowledge, together with skills in application, to successfully deliver effective retrofit projects. Buildings are an important source of carbon emissions and account for almost a third of final energy consumption globally. Social and private housing providers are legally required to upgrade their housing stock to meet a minimum standard. To meet this standard will require upskilling the building industry to meet the UK target of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The course is primarily aimed at graduates and practitioners in the professional areas of architecture, architectural technology, building surveying and engineering, who are seeking to supplement their core expertise in an area of critical industry development.


Retrofitting: Context, Assessment and Response and Retrofitting: Process and Application,

How to apply

International applicants

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent. More information can be found on the RGU website -

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelor Degree in a relevant subject area such as Architecture, Architecture Technology, Building Surveying, Construction Management Planning, or Engineering. Applicants with an HNC/HND who hold relevant industrial experience (minimum 3 years) may be considered for entry and may also be called for an interview as part of the admission process. Each application is individually assessed based on qualifications and the level of experience.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Fees can be found on the RGU website -

Sponsorship information

You may be eligible for scholarships and funding, find out more on the RGU website -

Building Retrofit at Robert Gordon University - UCAS