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A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design & Engineering

Sustainable Building Design

UCL Royal Academy of Engineering, Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design

Sustainable Building

A joint centre between The Bartlett, UCL's faculty of the built environment, and the Engineering faculty, to produce a new stream of education for undergraduate and postgraduate students; both those with an architectural and an engineering background, designed to enable them to take a stronger technical and strategic leadership role in this area of industry.

The Bartlett is comprised of 8 schools covering fields including Construction and Project Management, Planning, Architecture, Environmental design, and Energy, with 7 undergraduate BSc programmes, an M.A, 3 M.Arch programmes, 4 MRes programmes, 24 MSc programmes,  an EngD programme and a wide range of post doctoral students. The courses, particularly those at masters level are very vocational, with our graduates going on to get jobs in many of the world class companies in this field. Several of these companies are based within walking distance of UCL including Arup, Atkins, Buro Happold amongst others.

The Engineering faculty includes 9 departments ranging from Computer Science to Biochemical engineering with a huge range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on offer. The faculty is moving towards a core curriculum for engineering with “Major” offerings in for example Environmental or Civil; and “Minor” offerings also. This allows graduates to leave with Engineering(Civil) with Environmental for example. This is a radical change for such a big faculty  and aims to build on its great reputation.

This new Centre of Excellence starts by focusing on the department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, (CEGE) and three schools from the The Bartlett; The Bartlett School of Architecture, The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies and the UCL Energy Institute.

Aims of the centre

Our initial aims are to develop a “minor” in Sustainable Building Design for Engineering students, and a much stronger presence in Sustainable Building Design for Architecture students. We expect to produce several modules open across UCL and will add these modules to the affiliated modules section of this webpage as time goes on.

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