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Sustainable Mega-Buildings - MSc

Cardiff University Welsh School of Architecture

Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2 years full time

About the course

This programme focuses on principles of sustainable planning, design and performance of large-scale and high-rise buildings and provides graduates with excellent career opportunities.


The design of low and medium-rise buildings has, for some time, taken climatic variations and sustainability into account. However, despite the increase in the number of large-scale buildings worldwide during the last few decades, high-rise buildings are still seen as mega-scale energy consumers with little regard for sustainable design and performance. The current environmental agenda and interest in sustainability across the globe raises the significance of mega-buildings.

On this interdisciplinary course, we focus on the principles of sustainable planning and design of mega-buildings and prepare

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Entry Requirements

The course is suitable for graduates or experienced practitioners in disciplines related to the built environment, such as architecture, urban design, engineering, building services engineering and building technology.

Applicants should normally hold a first- or second-class Honours degree or have appropriate professional experience. Applicants should hold a first degree in a relevant subject area, such as Architectural Engineering, Architecture or related subjects, including Sustainable Design, Urban Planning, Environment and Sustainability, Environmental Design.

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