UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering



Our degree programmes explore emerging themes in built environment study and reflect connected, 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.


Sustainable Built Environments, Energy and Resources BSc and MEng
Sustainable Built Environments, Energy and Resources BSc and MEng

New for the 2023/24 academic year, this BSc and MEng programme gives students the skills needed to help design and create a more sustainable future. This new undergraduate programme combines our expertise with the expertise of our sustainability-focussed sister Institutes in the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources.

Engineering and Architectural Design MEng Student working with materials
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.



Bloomberg HQ in London - One of the world's highest BREEAM-rated major office buildings designed by Foster + Partners
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.

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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.

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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.



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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.



 Short Courses

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Healthy Urbanism - Online short course

A free online training course on Healthy Urbanism developed by UCL researchers alongside an advisory group of Public Health and Planning experts for built environment and public health professionals.



Scholarships and funding

There are a number scholarships and funding opportunities available for students at UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering. Find out more on our Scholarships and Funding page.

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What our students say

Many of our graduates credit their degree from UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering for giving them the knowledge and skills to launch into thei new careers. Find out more about their experiences of our testimonials page.

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