The MSc Sustainable Building Technology is specifically tailored towards graduates in building services, architectural environmental engineering, architecture and other related disciplines.
The course is carefully structured to accommodate the interests and skills of those who are related to building design and technology and building energy and environmental performance.
The strong emphasis is targeted to a successful integration of renewable and sustainable energy technologies into buildings, which requires an understanding of both design and technology and hence the close co-operation of architecture and engineering.
The course is designed to allow discussion and exchange of information between different disciplines and encourages novel and imaginative solutions to the challenge of producing environmentally friendly buildings.
Core modules provide an introduction to systems able to tap natural energy sources and also cover sustainable technologies and their potential for incorporation in the design and fabric of buildings.
Architectural students will have the opportunity to explore the integration of sustainable technologies in design-oriented projects while engineering students will pursue more technical-based projects.
You will spend the summer semester producing a supervised dissertation. This will be your opportunity to undertake a major piece of independent research related to building and sustainable energy technologies.
The MSc Sustainable Building Technology is offered on a full-time basis over one year (12 months), or part-time basis over two years.
Registered part-time students are strongly recommended to be resident in Nottingham during the autumn and spring semesters.
The course comprises 180 credits, split across 120 credits worth of taught modules and a 60-credit written dissertation completed over the summer period.
- Principles of Renewable and Energy Efficient Technologies (20 credits)
- CFD for Building Engineering (20 credits)
- Cooling and Heating Systems and their Applications (10 credits)
- Renewable Energy Technology Design and Appraisal (20 credits)
- Sustainable Building Research Project (20 credits)
- Technology Integration for Sustainable Buildings (10 credits)
- Research and Professional Skills, Tools and Methods (20 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)
Please note that all module details are subject to change.
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.
Many graduates of this MSc programme have been rewarded for their innovative ideas and contribution to real energy projects, for example, the prestigious National Energy Award for work on a large-scale solar project in Mexico. Graduates have entered both academia and industry in the UK and overseas.
The MSc course develops a practical and theoretical understanding and therefore enables graduates to work with architectural or engineering firms, move into teaching at university level, or undertake research leading to a PhD.
The University of Nottingham has been recognised as delivering a Gold standard in the teaching Excellence Framework(TEF), which aims to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching.
Career Prospects and Employability
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.
*The Graduate Market 2013-2017, High Fliers Research
The University of Nottingham has been named as the best university in the UK for graduate employment, by 2017 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
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