Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources


New undergraduate degrees in Sustainable Built Environments, Energy and Resources for 2023/24

4 May 2022

We’re pleased to launch our new BSc and MEng degrees - giving students the skills to help make our cities, towns and buildings more sustainable, healthier places to live.

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To protect the world and its people from the effects of climate change, we must adapt our built environment to become more sustainable and resource efficient. The Sustainable Built Environments, Energy and Resources BSc and MEng degree programme will provide students with the vital skills needed to help design and create a more sustainable future.  

The solution-oriented programme is the first of its kind to bring together the three primary factors impacting sustainability: social, economic and environmental. It will be taught by a range of leading experts from across the four Institutes comprising the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources and will give students the complex real-world skills needed for decisive action.

The course covers a broad range of topics, from engineering zero-carbon built environments to the economics of resources energy and the environment. Students can choose to apply to either a BSc (Hons) or a MEng route depending on their aspiration. Students undertaking the BSc will gain a broad understanding of sustainability, applicable across many fields. Students undertaking the MEng will have the accreditation needed to become chartered engineers. Whichever path they choose, students will leave the programme fully equipped to become the sustainability leaders of tomorrow.

Professor Dejan Mumovic, Director of the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering and Programme Lead for SBEER said:

The transformation to sustainable built environments requires graduates with skills and acumen to implement and assure the rigorous assessment, development, delivery and operation of better-performing cities, built environments and systems to benefit both society and the environment. No current built environment undergraduate degree similarly combines the disciplines that are of key importance to the sustainability in the built environment: engineering, economics and advanced data analytics. The future is already here.”

Professor Neil Strachan, Director of UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources said:

UCL’s experts in sustainable built environment are international leaders in their field and they will tie their research insights directly into the SBEER degree. There is no better place to study the sustainable built environment than UCL given that London is one of the world’s great cities and its policy makers, companies and citizens are leading on the sustainability transition.”