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De Montfort University, Leicester; MSc Energy and Sustainable Building Design

Course focus: Building Performance Modelling-Technical || Design studio: NO || Fees: £5.100/9,900 (EU/Overseas)

Course director: Simon Rees
Course founded: 2004
Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time, 3 years by distance learning
Intake: 20 students
Student profile:  Approximately one third from architectural background;10 per cent international

Distinctive feature: Practical-oriented modular programme on building simulation methods in low carbon design, including impacts of renewable energy. Graduates will be able to perform simulation and modelling tasks essential for building performance design and analysis. Teaching of building simulation methods and their application in low carbon design.

Student comment: Course covers detailed engineering theory from diverse background. It has proved instrumental in securing my current job working within the simulation group of one of UK’s leading building design consultancies, where I have the opportunity to put my new knowledge and skills into practice.
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Career opportunities: Students frequently placed with firms of architects or consulting engineers. Some have also worked in local government.

Entry requirement:
- A degree (2.2 and above) in relevant numerate subject, such as architecture, engineering, physical sciences, mathematics
- Applicants who do not possess normal entry requirements but can demonstrate substantial work experience in appropriate area will be considered

Admissions contact: Simon Rees (;

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Tuition: £5,100 / £9,900 full-time (EU/Overseas); £2,550  part-time (EU); £1,870 / £3,300 distance learning (EU/Overseas)


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