Leicester, Leicestershire , United Kingdom | Public University | Visit University
The global community recognises the importance of sustainable methods in building design. As the implications of climate change become more apparent, the need for more energy-efficient buildings grows stronger. Sustainable buildings do not need to be technologically sophisticated, but they do demand a high degree of expertise in design techniques and performance analysis. This programme, which is accredited by both the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute, will teach students about building physics and building modelling, with an emphasis on sustainability. This programme provides students with the chance to graduate with a recognised certification, completing the educational requirements for becoming a chartered engineer. This course is intended for those who want to learn how to harness new and renewable energy in buildings, as well as how to perform the simulation and modelling tasks required for credible building performance analysis and work creatively within a multi-disciplinary design team that includes building services engineers. Students will have an in-depth understanding of energy and sustainability challenges, building physics and performance, energy analysis methodologies, and computer modelling techniques for the design of modern sustainable structures.