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  • Objectives
    By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and understanding of the opportunities and benefits which arise from the application of environmental design principles in architecture and urban design, and the role of an integrated approach in the design process.
  • Entry requirements
    This course aims to provide training in integrated environmental design in architecture, and it is intended primarily for practitioners in architecture and the building industry who wish to broaden their knowledge in sustainable building design and the practical application to architectural projects.
  • Academic Title
    MArch Environmental Design
  • Course description
    Key facts

    -As part of its remit, the School of the Built Environment aims to develop your vocational skills and the environmentally responsible attitude necessary in today’s rapidly changing world.
    -The School enjoys strong collaborative links with overseas institutions and is currently working on a number of EU-funded projects. You may have the opportunity to attended conferences, seminars and training courses both in the UK and abroad.
    -The personal benefits of this course include a broadening career horizon; cross disciplinary interaction and debate; working with professionals from other industrial sectors and sharing experience; as well as enhancing your professional network of contacts and support

    Course Content
    Based within the School of the Built Environment, this course emphasises a problem-solving approach where technical and theoretical knowledge is well integrated and it also builds on a project-based approach, which is unique in environmental design education.

    The theoretical and technological aspects of environmental design are treated in equal measures during the studio design projects.

    As part of the course content, you will take an environmental design module – this is a studio-based exercise where practical skills and imagination are challenged and examined through an architectural project. The key design projects include:

    -Environmental Design in Architecture
    -Sustainable Housing
    -Tall Building Design

    Please note that all module details are subject to change.

    You will spend the summer semester producing a supervised dissertation – this will be an in-depth study of an individually determined topic and is your opportunity to conduct a major piece of independent research that reflects your interests and aspirations.

    Course Structure
    The MArch in Environmental Design can be taken on a full-time basis over one year (September to September) or part-time over two years.

    In the autumn and spring semesters, you will complete 120 credits’ worth of modules including a number of design projects, which are supported by additional lectures and seminars to provide you with a parallel knowledge base and intellectual support for the design projects.

    Finally, you will complete a 60-credit project / dissertation on the subject of your choice during the summer period towards the end of the course.

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