Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design MSc

1 year, starting in October 2018

Develop the skills to become an environmental design specialist and create buildings that combine sustainability with comfortable living.

Our course brings together architectural design and engineering so you can create spaces that are practical, beautiful and sustainable. You'll learn how to design buildings with a low-carbon footprint and a focus on comfortable and healthy living. Industry needs professionals with the training to reduce the environmental impact of construction. You'll learn the core design principles and technical skills that will prepare you for a career in environmental design.

Your studies will cover topics such as the role of the occupant in energy use, low-impact materials, natural ventilation and renewable energy. The design integration project gives you the chance to work in teams on a design brief set by our industry partners. You and your team will apply aspects of environmental design using the knowledge you’ve gained so far.

Based in our Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, you'll learn from academics with expertise in the effects of climate change on the built infrastructure and the need for sustainable development. Their international collaborations and research activity feed into our teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

We have a range of facilities to support your studies. Our laboratories and workshops contain machinery and equipment that meet industry standards. These include environmental monitoring facilities and an artificial sky with light meters. You’ll also have access to specialist computer and software facilities for environmental modelling.

Our course builds your knowledge so that you can make a valuable contribution to sustainable development. The practical and theoretical skills you develop will equip you for a career in industry, research or academia. You’ll graduate equipped to:

  • reappraise the design process and apply engineering principles to building design
  • understand how people use buildings to inform your design solutions
  • research and use new concepts and technologies to develop sustainable building strategies

Some of our top performing MSc students choose to further their studies with us through our PhD programme.

As part of this degree, you can also take an optional five-day intensive course in Passivhaus design. This gives you the opportunity and training to become a qualified Passivhaus designer or consultant. There is an extra cost for taking this course.

Course structure

This course lasts 1 year. It starts in October 2018 and ends in 2019.

Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Units

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Learning and assessment

Learning

  • Laboratory sessions
  • Lectures
  • Online resources
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Essay
  • Oral assessment
  • Practical work
  • Other
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“The Department is a friendly environment to work in with academic staff and students always willing to help.”
Daniel Fosas de Pando

MSc Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design (2016)

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Entry requirements

Qualifications

Select the country where your qualification comes from.

United Kingdom qualifications

You should have a bachelor's honours degree or internationally recognised equivalent, typically a 2:2 or above.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in the UK, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Egypt qualifications

A bachelor’s degree awarded by a university with an overall score of at least 75% (very good).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

India qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least a First Class.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Iran qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least 13 out of 20 when studied at a state university and 14 out of 20 when studied at a private university.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Jordan qualifications

A bachelor's degree with a final overall result of at least very good (GPA 3.00-3.64 or 75%).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Mexico qualifications

A título de licenciado or título (profesional) de (subject area) with a final overall result of least 8 out of 10.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Nigeria qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least a high 2:2 (58% or above).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in a country where English is the official first language, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Saudi Arabia qualifications

A four-year bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of 75% (GPA of at least 3.5 out of 5.0 or 3.0 out of 4.0).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

South Africa qualifications

A bachelor's (honours) degree with a final result of at least 2:1.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Thailand qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall GPA of at least 3.0 (B).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

United States of America qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (B).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Austria qualifications

A bachelor’s degree, diplomstudium or magister with a final overall result of at least Gut (2 out of 4).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Czech Republic qualifications

A bakalár or bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least 2 out of 4 (C).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

France qualifications

A licence, diplôme d'ingénieur or a maîtrise with a final overall score of at least 13 out of 20.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Germany qualifications

A bachelor’s degree, diplom or magister artium with a final overall score of at least 2 (gut).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Greece qualifications

A bachelor degree (Ptychio) or diploma with a final overall score of at least 6.5 to 7.5 out of 10 depending upon the institution attended.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Italy qualifications

A laurea or laurea in ingegneria with a final overall score of at least 94 out of 110.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Netherlands qualifications

A bachelor’s degree or doctoraal with a final overall score of at least 6.5 out of 10.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Poland qualifications

A licencjat or inżynier with a final overall result of at least 4 (C or Good).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Portugal qualifications

A licenciado or diploma de estudos superiores especialiazados (DESE) with a final overall result of at least 14 out of 20 (bom).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Spain qualifications

A titulo de licenciado or titulo de ingeniero with a final overall score of at least 7.0 (notable).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Brazil qualifications

A titulo de bacharel, titulo de (subject area) or licenciado with a final overall score of at least 7.5 out of 10.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Canada qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall GPA of at least 3.0 (B or 70%).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

China qualifications

A four-year bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 75% (GPA 3.0) depending on the university studied at.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Other qualifications

We welcome applications from graduates from all countries so if you can’t see your country in the list, please contact our admissions team for advice about your specific entry requirements.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering, architectural engineering, building engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or physics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Fees and funding

Payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

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Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, EU, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

Tuition fees

See the most recent fees for postgraduate courses.

Extra costs

Non-compulsory five-day intensive course in Passivhaus design

  • Approximately £300

Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of text books.

Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.

If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.

Application information

  • Course title
    Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design
  • Final award
    MSc
  • Mode of study
    Full-time
  • Course code
    TEAR-AFM12
  • UK/EU application deadline
    31 August 2018
  • Overseas deadline
    30 June 2018
  • Application eligibility
    UK and Overseas students are eligible to apply

Course enquiries

Admissions
pgtadmissions@bath.ac.uk
+441225385115

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