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Course summary

The global environmental and energy challenge facing current and future generations of architects and building professionals calls for a deeper understanding of the principles of environmental design, and their effective application into architectural practice worldwide. This course allows building professionals who are interested in a condensed and part-time opportunity to update their knowledge and skills, to learn about energy and carbon counting methods and tools, and to make informed design decisions based on post-occupancy feedback and performance analysis. You’ll be able to evaluate existing buildings following a combined bioclimatic and building occupant-focused approach. You’ll follow an evidence-based design approach where the acquisition of specialised software and analytical tools will be directly applied to an evaluation project and case study analysis, including life cycle analysis and embodied energy of materials. This interdisciplinary and international course will provide you with skills that can be applied to diverse building typologies and global climatic, environmental and contextual issues. On completion of this course, you’ll have a thorough understanding of the principles and methodology of environmental design and will develop critical thinking skills to challenge established practices. You’ll hold the knowledge and the practical tools to evaluate buildings and propose refurbishment strategies – positively driving change in this field and moving towards a truly sustainable built environment.


Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) in architecture or a related subject within the context of the construction industry and built environment disciplines. Applicants with qualifications in other subject areas which may be relevant to the award are encouraged to apply, each case being considered on merit. You will need a portfolio of work, or a comprehensive written account of relevant experience, and a personal statement which clearly articulates why you wish to study for the award. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in one component. Applicants are required to submit one academic reference.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

Please visit our website to read about funding options: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/funding/postgraduate-student-funding If you are an international applicant, please visit this page to see scholarships available: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/funding/international-student-funding

Energy and Environmental Design at University of Westminster, London - UCAS