UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering



Our programmes explore emerging themes in built environment study and reflect the joined-up, interdisciplinary ways of thinking, communicating and working that are increasingly in demand in industry.

Are you interested in making our buildings, towns and cities better places to live in? Do you want to help make them more sustainable, healthier, more efficient and productive. Our undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses can take you there.

Engineering and Architectural Design MEng

We're challenging the most able undergraduate students to develop robust knowledge and experience of architectural, environmental and structural design and engineering in buildings.

Environmental Design and Engineering MSc

First taught nearly 40 years ago, the EDE MSc is a world-leading programme that offers students from across the globe the chance to join a long list of high-achieving graduates sought after by the biggest names in design and construction.

Light and Lighting MSc

This graduate programme brings together the technical and creative sides of lighting design to solve the many problems and questions posed by lighting both inside buildings and outdoors.

Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings MSc

Join the new generation of experts who can drive innovation for health and wellbeing in the design, assessment, retrofit and operation of sustainable buildings.

Smart Buildings and Digital Engineering MSc

Join a new generation of innovation and research leaders in the engineering design and operation of integrated building systems, with an expertise grounded in technical excellence.


IEDE offers students a research environment of the highest standard, allowing you to engage with complex real-world design, engineering and policy projects and issues.