Teaching is primarily on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout terms 1 and 2, with full time students taking 4 core modules in term 1, and 2 core modules in term 2.
Full time students need to select two optional modules in Term 2 making sure they aren’t taught at the same time. The table below gives an overview of the course structure.
For current term dates, check correct year is displayed.
We have been seeing increasing demand for highly numerate EDE graduates, so we would like all students to be competent at Excel on day 1. A good guide is for you to have completed Part 1 of the book "Data Analysis With Microsoft Excel", by Berk and Carey.
Please note that the course structure is subject to change each year. The schedule below applies to the current academic year only.
September - December term 2017
Built Environment: The Energy Context
Health, Comfort and Wellbeing in the Built Environment
Natural and Mechanical Ventilation of Buildings
Methods of Environmental Analysis
Week 4 Only (IES Computing Week)
Building Simulation Software Learning Week
January - March term 2018
|Tuesday (10:00-13:00)||Building Solar Design|
|Wednesday (14:00-17:00)||Efficient Building Services Systems|
Optional modules are subject to availability.Optional modules (January-March term 2018)
|Tuesday (14:00-17:00)||Indoor Air Quality in Buildings|
|Tuesday (14:00-17:00)||Introduction to System Dynamics Modelling in the Built Environment|
|Wednesday (10:00-13:00)||Energy Systems Modelling|
|Wednesday (10:00-13:00)||Advanced Building Simulation|
|Wednesday (10:00-13:00)||Building Acoustics|
|Thursday (09:00-12:00)||Smart Energy Systems|
|Thursday (10:00-13:00)||Post Occupancy Evaluation|
|Thursday (10:00-13:00)||Low Energy Housing Retrofit|
|Thursday (14:00-17:00)||Light, Lighting and Wellbeing in Buildings|
|Thursday (14:00-17:00)||Multi Objective Design Optimisation|
April - September term 2018
Titles of past EDE MSc dissertations can be found here.
A residential visit to the Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, Wales takes place each year in October/November.
First-year part-time students take core modules Built Environment: The Energy Context; Health, Comfort and Wellbeing in the Built Environment and Building Solar Design on Tuesdays, while second-year part-time students take core modules Natural and Mechanical Ventilation of Buildings; Efficient Building Services Systems and Methods of Environmental Analysis on Wednesdays. In term 2 students choose 2 optional modules. For course content see Content tab. Optional modules are subject to availability.