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We are pleased to offer a selection of postgraduate taught modules from the MSc in Environmental Design of Buildings, a programme which is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

The modules offered are suitable for professional architects, engineers, building technologists, or those working in environmental design who are wanting to upskill or further their career, and who are happy to study alongside full-programme MSc students.

Please note that these three modules are available to study both locally and via distance learning.

Credits

10 credit module (reference ART022)

Dates

Autumn Semester. Provisionally Tuesday afternoons, from 14:00 – 18:00, Please contact us for the latest timetable information.

Cost

£520 for UK/EU students.

Assessment

100% coursework.

Outline description

This module introduces the principal concepts of sustainability. It considers the historic development of the 'green' movement and Climate Change as an important context for sustainable development.

It identifies different sustainability positions adopted today, both at a theoretical and practical level and encourages students to question these as well as their own views. The module demands students to develop their own sustainability position in relation to a specific development scale (from individual buildings through communities to urban scale); while including social and environmental considerations that underpin sustainability in the built environment (ie. health and wellbeing, social justice, professional responsibility and ethics).

The module provides a structure for students to develop, discuss and formulate their personal sustainability standpoint and reflect on the role of their chosen future profession in delivering holistic sustainability.

Objectives

On completion of the module a student should be able to:

  • summarise the concept and the context of sustainability
  • identify the complexities and interdependencies of sustainable development and the constraints involved in applying sustainability principles into practice at a variety of development scales
  • formulate a justified position to illustrate what their chosen professional role can do to enhance holistic sustainability with relation to the built environment.

Skills that will be practised and developed

Practical skills developed in the module include the ability to :

  • clearly articulate their sustainability position
  • critically assess ideas, concepts and approaches relating to sustainability.

Syllabus content

  • Sustainability: an introduction to concepts and principles of sustainability in the built environment.
  • The context for sustainable development
  • Professional responsibility and ethics
  • Sustainable principles applied at different scales: building, community and urban scales.

Delivery

For local students

The principal subject matter will be explained in lectures, assisted by visual aids, interaction with the students, discussion of real-life examples and, where applicable, demonstrations.

Short tasks will be set to give students opportunities to reinforce the skills and knowledge in the subject area and create a forum for the exchange of views between students.

Workshops will be conducted with students at computer terminals, being guided through the operation of software used in the module. Students will also have the opportunity to get ‘hands on’ experience of software modelling methods introduced in the course.

For distance-learning students

The module will be taught primarily through the University’s virtual learning environment, Learning Central. Through this portal students will have access to all distance-learning teaching materials, which include set reading materials.

Audio-visual support, animated demonstrations, and interactive exercises will be used to aid learning and implementation of subject-specific skills. Tutorials will be held in group settings through a chat room. Students are expected to view/ listen to recordings of lectures or demonstrations.

Short tasks are set to give students opportunities for individual study and formative feedback.

Credits

10 credit module (reference ART035)

Dates

Spring Semester. Provisionally Tuesday afternoons, from 14:00 – 18:00.  Please contact us for the latest timetable information,

Cost

£520 for UK/EU students.

Assessment

100% coursework.

Outline description

  • This module takes a holistic approach to the energy use of a building.
  • It will look at working with goals for building design, such as zero carbon standards, and with ways of off-setting energy consumption with renewable technologies.
  • The module will introduce techniques for assessing the energy footprint and sustainable performance of the building using benchmarking.

Objectives

On completion of the module a student should be able to:

  • explain how buildings use energy, the demands and loads with buildings and the impact of occupancy on energy use
  • explain the use of renewable technologies and low energy cooling technologies within buildings
  • show a basic knowledge of the concept of embodied energy
  • show an understanding of assessment tools for sustainable design
  • evaluate how well a building attains low carbon design
  • assess the impact of the various building services options on a building design problem.

Skills development

Practical skills developed in the module will include the ability to:

  • evaluate how well a building attains low carbon design
  • assess the impact of the various building services options on building performance.

Syllabus content

  • Sustainability indicators.
  • How buildings use energy and renewable technologies.
  • Low carbon heating and cooling systems.
  • Low carbon building site visit.
  • Low carbon design and costs.

Delivery

For local students:

The principal subject matter will be explained in lectures, assisted by visual aids, interaction with the students, discussion of real-life examples and, where applicable, demonstrations.

Short tasks will be set to give students opportunities to reinforce the skills and knowledge in the subject area and create a forum for the exchange of views between students.

Workshops will be conducted with students at computer terminals being guided through the operation of software used in the module.

Students will also have the opportunity to get ‘hands on’ experience of software modelling methods introduced in the course.

For distance learning students:

The module will be taught primarily through the University’s virtual learning environment, Learning Central. Through this portal students will have access to all distance learning teaching materials, which include set reading materials.

Audio-visual support, animated demonstrations, and interactive exercises will be used to aid learning and implementation of subject-specific skills. Tutorials will be held in group settings through a chat room. Students are expected to view/ listen to recordings of lectures or demonstrations.

Short tasks are set to give students opportunities for individual study and formative feedback.

Credits

10 credit module (reference ART042)

Dates

Spring Semester. Provisionally Tuesday mornings, from 9:00 – 13:00.  Please contact us for the latest timetable information.

Cost

£520 for UK/EU students.

Assessment

100% coursework.

Outline description

  • This module focuses on the introduction of methods and techniques by which building designers, owners and operators can determine whether their building performs as anticipated.
  • It introduces measurement and post occupancy evaluation.
  • The modules looks into a number of investigative and analytical methods and techniques, including simulation, measurement, and survey.
  • It takes into account both physical and human perspectives of the built environment and draw on methods appropriate to academic and practice based investigations.

Objectives

On completion of the module a student should be able to:

  • identify factors that contribute positively towards sustainable performance of buildings in use.
  • identify appropriate monitoring and research techniques to evaluate building and development performance in use.
  • explain how monitoring and investigations can be undertaken to help improve building performance.

Skills development

Practical skills developed in the module include the ability to:

  • identify appropriate research and monitoring strategy to explore building performance.
  • use simple monitoring equipment and interpret their outputs.
  • interpret the results of Post Occupancy Evaluation activities including benchmark data, monitoring data and occupant surveys.

Syllabus content

  • Monitoring of buildings.
  • Post-occupancy evaluation.
  • Ensuring appropriate building performance in use.
  • Performance gap.
  • Low Carbon building site visit.
  • Simulation methods for design performance assessment.

Delivery

For local students:

The principal subject matter will be explained in lectures, assisted by visual aids, interaction with the students and, where applicable, demonstrations. Lectures will, where possible, be recorded and available for review.

The module content will be accessible to students in electronic form online. Exercises will be set to give students practice in implementing some subject-specific skills.

For distance learning students:

The module will be taught primarily through the University’s virtual learning environment, Learning Central. Through this portal students will have access to all distance learning teaching materials, which include set reading materials.

Audio-visual support, animated demonstrations, and interactive exercises will be used to aid learning and implementation of subject-specific skills. Tutorials will be held in group settings through a chat room. Students are expected to view/ listen to recordings of lectures or demonstrations.

Short tasks are set to give students opportunities for individual study and formative feedback.

Entry requirements

The modules are suitable for graduates or experienced practitioners in disciplines related to the built environment, such as architecture, building services engineering, building technology or environmental studies, who would like to strengthen their expertise in environmental design.

The distance learning version of these modules will be of particular interest to professionals who do not want to interrupt their careers, wherever they live.

Applicants should possess a good first degree (typically a 2:1 or equivalent), or equivalent work experience in a relevant discipline.

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the University's English Language requirements.

In order to apply, you must provide us with certificates and transcripts relating to previous qualifications, a personal statement, and (where applicable) proof of your English language proficiency.

How to apply

Applicants should complete the module application and equal opportunities forms and return these to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Unit.

Please contact the CPD Unit for further guidance on the application process.

Standalone module application form - Welsh version

Standalone module application form - Welsh version

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Standalone module application form - Welsh version.

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Equal opportunities monitoring form - Welsh version

Equal opportunities monitoring form - Welsh version

1 Awst 2018

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