The MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment (SABE) focuses on sustainable building and environmental
The MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment (SABE) focuses on sustainable building and environmental architecture, including:
- energy flows in buildings
- building performance and evaluation
- energy provision
- low impact materials and resources
This Masters degree attracts architects, interior designers, landscape architects, civil, structural and mechanical engineers, planners, surveyors, architectural technologists and technicians, building conservators and physicists, building or energy consultants, facilities managers, builders and construction trades professionals, project or construction managers, landlords and building commissioners, members of HM armed forces working in related fields, and environmental scientists.
This masters degree replaces the MSc Architecture Advanced Environmental and Energy Systems (AEES) programme. Experience from this course has demonstrated that the programme will also appeal to students from backgrounds as diverse as recruitment consultancy, software engineering, medicine, accountancy, finance and banking, events coordination, textile design, community and social workers, transport, air travel and tourism.
Successful completion of the programme MSc Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology leads to the award of Master of Science (MSc) by UEL.
Sustainability and Adaptation: Entry Requirements
The Sustainability and Adaptation courses are intended to cater for a broad range of interests. For acceptance onto the programme the following requirements apply:
Students who do not possess formal qualifications but who can demonstrate that they have gained appropriate knowledge and skills equivalent to degree standard and that they will benefit from and contribute to the programme, may be accepted. Students may be admitted with advanced standing through the recognition of credit or the accreditation of experiential or certificated learning according to the University of East London Accreditation of (Experiential) Learning (A(E)L) policy.
A student may gain admission to a programme, with advanced standing, with up to half of the credits associated with the award being achieved through accredited experiential learning, or up two thirds through accredited certificated learning. (Where a combination of experiential and certificated learning is involved up to one half of the credits for the award may be achieved through accredited experiential learning with further credits being achieved through accredited certificated learning up to a maximum of two thirds of the credits for the award).
Students that apply to enter stages of the programme may be admitted through normal Accreditation of Experiential Learning (AEL) or Accreditation of Certificated Learning (ACL) processes, or through an approved articulation agreement. Therefore such applicants must be able to demonstrate and evidence that they have the required learning outcomes as listed in the modules for which they are seeking exemption.
The University and CAT are strongly committed to widening participation and equal opportunity for all.
In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.
Tuition Fees (September 2014 intake)
- UK / EEA Students £ 5,500
- International Students - £6500
Accommodation / Food / Service fees: £250 per module attendance week on site
Thesis workshop days (2 days attendance on site): £100