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Master Integration of Renewable Energies in Buildings

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  • Objectives
    This course introduces the principles of low energy design and the integration of renewable energies in buildings. It is tailored for professionals working in the built environment who wish to acquire specialist skills and knowledge. In this unique course you will benefit from tuition in some of the major European institutions undertaking work in this field, creating a European-wide perspective. The European Commission has financially supported the creation of this course. It follows a similar course to the MSc in Architecture, Energy and Sustainability with some important exceptions. The course is being run simultaneously in whole or in part in five other institutions. These are the architectural schools in Barcelona and a consortium in Italy (Florence, Milan, Rome and Naples), engineering schools in Porto and La Rochelle and the applied physics school at the University of Athens. You are required to undertake at least two taught modules or the dissertation in another country. A minimum of 50% of the course should be taken at London Metropolitan University.
  • Entry requirements
    In addition to an Honours degree in a relevant subject, professional or practical experience is highly valued. Interest and enthusiasm are essential.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Integration of Renewable Energies in Buildings
  • Course description
    Course Structure

    You will complete an equal number of taught and research-based modules. The course is designed to equip you with the skills and understanding you will need to formulate, evaluate and carry out a complex project. Core modules include:

    -Energy Comfort and Buildings
    -Low Energy Architecture

    You then take the following three specialist modules:

    -Building Simulation
    -Building Performance
    -Daylighting and Energy Efficient Artificial Lighting

    Assessment
    Assessment is through coursework on the taught modules. For the research-based modules you will complete a substantial written dissertation.

    Career opportunities
    The course equips you with the practical and theoretical skills required by the construction and design industry. Past graduates have found employment in environmental consultancy and architectural practice.

    Students who wish to take their research further can go on to take a research degree.

    Attendance & duration
    Full-time: one year
    Part-time: not available

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