Course: MSc Green Building

Centre for Alternative Technology

Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
September 2020 01654 705953 Alis Rees

Cost: UK/EEA: £6,840 International: £8,185 (+ optional £2,000 full board food and accommodation)

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy

Green Building

Studying Green Building with us, you will develop a deep understanding and confidence around sustainable design principles and sustainable materials, their regulatory and legal requirements and their practical use.

You will also acquire a rigorous understanding of the social, practical, political, economic and environmental aspects of green building.

CAT’s unique study experience combines hands-on practical learning with in-depth academic study and flexible study options

Practical sessions are part of the programme of module teaching weeks at CAT, allowing you to get hands-on with sustainable building materials and energy efficiency.

Get practical experience of sustainable building materials and methods and learn the theory behind the selection and use of materials, energy flows, site selection and preparation phases, waste management and project management.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to sustainability and adaption
  • Building design, planning and retrofitting
  • Selection and evaluation of materials and sources
  • Efficient use of materials and energy
  • Attitudinal and behavioural issues of energy and materials use and control
  • Post-occupancy evaluation of buildings performance, water and waste management
  • Policy and planning issues
  • Applied building project

The MSc will end with a 60-credit individual design project comprising a technical report and critical evaluation. This provides the opportunity to complete your studies through focusing on a topic or project of your choosing.

Studying at CAT 

Draw on the expertise of CAT’s in-house teaching staff and gain specialist insights from visiting lecturers.

Study this course full-time at MSc level in 18 months, or choose a part-time route. Flexible study options allow you to choose the level and mode of study that suits you. 

The taught eight-week modules offer an immersive learning experience through lectures, talks, seminars and workshops delivered by our in-house teaching staff and visiting lecturers.

Many modules are shared with our other postgraduate courses, providing you with a rich learning experience with your peers.

This course is created and delivered by CAT and validated by the University of East London.

To register your interest visit

Please mention when responding to this ad.