UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


Studying at UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering

Join a class of built environment innovators making our buildings, towns and cities healthier and more sustainable places to live.

At The Bartlett’s Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering we pursue a deeper understanding of the interactions between the built environment and health, human wellbeing, productivity, energy use and climate change.

Our ultimate goal is to deliver interdisciplinary built environment research to improve health, wellbeing and sustainability. Our combined specialist expertise in temperature, moisture and air quality, light and lighting, and acoustics and soundscapes unlock solutions to create buildings and spaces where people can live healthy, fulfilling lives. The QS World University Rankings (2021) places our faculty, The Bartlett, as the #1 for Architecture/Built Environment studies in the UK and #2 in the World.

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? Discover our postgraduate courses in Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings MScLight and Lighting MScSmart Buildings and Digital Engineering MScEnvironmental Design and Engineering MSc

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Our Master's degrees 

Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings MSc

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This ground-breaking Master’s programme has been designed to meet the growing demand for specialists to drive the health and wellbeing agenda in the design, assessment, retrofit and operation of sustainable buildings. 
The course provided me lots of valuable skills that benefited me a lot when progressing with my career. The MSc’s truly interdisciplinary curriculum opened many doors to me, not only in the construction industry, but also the public and social policy sector.” - Ka Ming Cheung, known as Clement, Health Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings 2019 graduate, studying for a PhD in Architecture  

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Smart Buildings and Digital Engineering MSc 

We spend most of our lives indoors. But while our buildings are designed to be safe for us, they aren't always safe for our surroundings. On this Master’s programme you’ll explore how digital engineering can lead to smarter buildings that are better for their occupants and the environment.
The multitude of softwares and programming tools that I learnt through this course have enhanced my technical competence and confidence in the core themes while increasing my career prospects." - Apurva Jaishankar, Smart Buildings and Digital Engineering graduate 2019, Graduate Building Services Engineer at Atkins 

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Light and Lighting MSc

Students testing light levels on an architectural model in our Artificial Sky.
The Light and Lighting MSc is all about the human experience of the built environment, inside and out, bringing together the technical and creative sides of lighting design. Since 1987, the course has continually produced some of the world’s leading lighting engineers and designers.

It was the only course that covered the full spectrum of what I felt I needed to learn about light and lighting – not just the technological aspects, but the human factors and the art and architectural side of it.” 

- Florence Lam, Light and Lighting MSc Alumna, Fellow and Global Lighting Design Leader at Arup


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Environmental Design and Engineering MSc

Bloomberg HQ in London - One of the world's highest BREEAM-rated major office buildings designed by Foster + Partners
Established 40 years ago, the EDE MSc has never been more important than it is today. Its world-leading programme is helping tackle increasingly critical issues regarding the built environment by advancing knowledge and expertise in the design of more energy efficient, sustainable and healthier buildings. 

I have always been concerned with the effect of climate change on buildings and that is why I decided to further my education and study Environmental Design and Engineering at UCL.”- 

Antonia Vavanou, Environmental Design and Engineering graduate 2019, Sustainable Design Assistant at Hawkins Brown Architects

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