Postgraduate (full-time, part-time)

Sustainable Building Engineering MSc

Anglia Ruskin University
In Chelmsford (Grossbritannien)

£ 8.100 - (9.187 )
zzgl. MwSt.

Wichtige informationen

  • Master
  • Chelmsford (Grossbritannien)
  • Dauer:
    12 Months
  • Wann:
    September 2017
    weitere Termine

Develop the knowledge and skills to give existing buildings a sustainable future. You’ll take a holistic approach in the sustainability debate, balancing technical engineering solutions with a business case. In increasing drive towards low carbon and sustainable solutions in the built environment, you’ll address management and financial realities alongside societal expectations.

Achieving the goal of sustainable development continues to be one of the major global issues of our era. How to reduce the adverse effects that buildings have on the environment while improving overall economic performance and society's wellbeing is the challenge that lies at the heart of the EU and UK Government's sustainability strategies. Here, you'll examine this challenge and gain a thorough understanding of the inter-relationship between sustainability drivers and solutions to a more sustainable built environment.

You'll examine the latest developments in sustainable technology and their role in the refurbishment of existing buildings, including the development of new policy guidance, management tools and business models.

You'll also look at the relationship between people and built environment and the inter-relationship between behaviour, engineering technology and management processes that determines a sustainable future built environment.

Wichtige informationen
Welche Ziele verfolgt der Kurs?

You could enter a variety of professional, managerial and policy-making positions in a wide range of organisations, involved in the management and use of existing buildings. There's an increasing demand in the UK and internationally for built environment professionals in the fields of sustainability, who are able to develop and deliver holistic solutions to transform the future sustainability of existing buildings.


Wo und wann

Beginn Lage
Bishop Hall Lane, CM 1sS, Essex, Grossbritannien
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Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?

Renewable Energy
Built Environment
IT Development
IT Management
Building Engineering
Renewable Resources
Sustainable Design
Emerging Markets
Landscape Design
Sustainable Building Engineering
Building Management Systems
Control Devices


Modules & assessment
Core modules
  • Sustainable Design - Technical SolutionsSustainable Technologies underpin sustainable building design and refurbishment. This module examines the latest development in building services and renewable energy technologies that can be effectively retrofitted to existing buildings. The module provides a detailed understanding of the engineering science underpinning building services (heating and cooling, lighting, ventilation etc.), control devices and Building Management Systems (including commissioning), and renewable technologies (including Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal, Ground Source Heat Pumps, Air Source Heat Pumps, Biomass Boilers, District Heating Scheme, Wind Power, Geothermal, and new emerging technologies as appropriate) and maps the strengths and weaknesses of each solution to typical buildings drawn from the domestic, commercial, industrial, public, utility and health sectors.
  • Sustainable Design - Fabric SolutionsLegacy design decisions and previous refurbishment interventions limits the options available to current engineers/designers to deliver economically viable sustainability solutions to improve the performance of existing buildings. This module will examine the relationship between building fabric, sustainable engineering/design and building performance.
  • Assessing Building PerformanceDeveloping sustainable building design solutions requires the assessment, analysis, modelling and simulation of the effect of alternative solutions on the whole life performance of a building. The module Assessing Building Performance provides the theoretical basis and practical tools to allow technical, economic and business assessments to be made.
  • Property Asset ManagementThis module will provide a sound understanding of the theories, principles and practices used to manage buildings in a sustainable way. It is designed to provide a critical insight into the strategic importance of built assets to the success of private and public sector organisations and to critically appraise alternative approaches to built asset management (fabric and services), including the role of maintenance and refurbishment in the building life cycle. 
  • Environmental Management SystemsThe module develops a critical awareness of the implications of environmental policy and legislation on the built environment. It encourages the development of a professional approach to develop and implement management systems to meet environmental demands at the organisation and project level, taking account of legal, moral and other pressures.
  • People and BuildingsEven when a building is designed and refurbished to a high sustainable standard it is still not uncommon for its performance in use to be worse than expected from building simulation and modelling: the so called performance gap. The module People and Buildings will examine the role that human behaviour plays in the sustainable performance of buildings.
  • Integrated Refurbishment Studio ProjectOne unique feature of this Course is the basic theoretical proposition that truly sustainable building solutions can only be achieved if the solutions are developed holistically and informed by the interaction between technology, processes and people. This module will provide the teaching and learning vehicle by which the proposition will be put into action.
  • Research Design and MethodsGain an in-depth understanding of the theories and methods of research and research design and develop a theoretical and practical foundation in research for your major project/dissertation. You’ll get an understanding of a range of approaches to research, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods, together with an understanding of a number of specific research methods.
  • Major Project: This module supports students in the preparation and submission of a Master's stage project, dissertation or artefact. The Module provides the opportunity for students to select and explore in-depth, a topic that is of interest and relevant to their course in which they can develop a significant level of expertise.

You'll be assessed by a variety of learning and assessment methods, including written assessments, both formative and summative, such as essays, position papers, opinions, analysis, presentation, reports and a portfolio. You may also be assessed by exams.

Zusätzliche Informationen

Course feesUK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year) £8,100

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year part time) £4,050

International students, 2016/17 (per year) £12,400