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MSc in Theory and Practice of Sustainable Design

Cardiff University

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Suitable for: graduates or experienced practitioners in the built environment disciplines of architecture, town and country planning, civil engineering and construction, as well as those from the social sciences, ecology, environmental sciences, politics, management sciences etc, who work in relation to, or have an interest in, the built environment. Offers knowledge and expertise: in sustainability as it relates to the built environment, providing a working understanding of its aims, principal concerns and techniques at theoretical and practical levels, in global and local contexts, and across social, environmental and economic boundaries. Course Description: This course belongs to the MSc Degree Suite described above. An introductory module explores origins and attitudes in sustainability, and encourages students to position themselves before engaging with the other modules. There is a long module in which opportunities for sustainable practice are investigated in a live project. The other specialist modules present practical approaches to achieving sustainability in the design and construction of buildings, including the use of appropriate procurement and construction practices, and the sustainable use of materials, water and energy. Assignments address the students? thinking and attitudes as professionals and encourages reflection on the way the course is affecting their initial position. Special Features of this Course: ? Based on the research strengths of the School. ? Welcomes a mix of students from different disciplinary backgrounds. ? Relates theory to personal and professional practice.

Suitable for: graduates or experienced practitioners in the built environment disciplines of architecture, town and country planning, civil engineering and construction, as well as those from the social sciences, ecology, environmental sciences, politics, management sciences etc, who work in relation to, or have an interest in, the built environment. Offers knowledge and expertise: in...

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