Sustainable Building Design


About, and Background

Aims of the centre

The central aim is to produce more carbon aware and carbon literate graduates who can transform the sustainable building design field. To achieve this we will be launching a new 4 year MEng course, Engineering with Architectural Design a joint initiative between Built Environment and Engineering faculties. We are running a "Minor" in Sustainable Building Design for Engineering students, and developing a much stronger presence in Sustainable Building Design for Architecture students. We have produced several modules, open across UCL and will add these and other relevant modules to the courses and modules section of this webpage as time goes on.

The Bartlett, following a recent restructure, is now comprised of 11 Schools, Institutes and Centres covering fields including Construction and Project Management, Planning, Architecture, Environmental Design and Engineering, Sustainable Heritage and Energy, with 7 undergraduate BSc programmes, an M.A, 3 M.Arch programmes, 4 MRes programmes, 24 MSc programmes,  an EngD programme and a wide range of post doctoral students. The courses, particularly those at masters level are particularly vocational, with our graduates going on to get jobs in many of the world class companies in this field. Several of these companies are based within walking distance of UCL including Arup, Atkins, Buro Happold, Hoare Lea and AECOM amongst others.

The Engineering faculty includes 9 departments ranging from Computer Science to Biochemical engineering with a huge range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on offer. The faculty is starting a core curriculum for engineering (2014/15) with "Major" offerings in for example Environmental or Civil; and "Minor" offerings also. This allows graduates to leave with Engineering(Civil) with Environmental for example. This is a radical change for such a big faculty and aims to build on its already excellent reputation.

UCL has recently merged with the Institute of Education and there are also some other initiatives that are likely to influence the Centre of Excellence over the next years. Discussions are either planned or ongoing with: