University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course encompasses both ‘artistic’ and ‘scientific’ approaches to create a new generation of architects and designers who are environmentally aware, and able to quantify the environmental and energy impact of their designs. The course will develop your creative environmental design, technical and analytical skills, as well as your critical thinking and awareness of the wider architectural context, and the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

Course Modules

The course is structured around year themes. The first'year theme is ‘Sensing the Environment’, which focuses on understanding the physicality of the built environment and placing it in a broader historical and professional skills’ context. Modules cover an introduction to design skills; design, materials and fabrication; the history of architecture; and environmental design and principles of building physics. Your second year focuses on ‘Transformation and Application’ as experimentation of a wider urban dimension, exploring social, economic, and energy issues. Areas covered include urban design; environmental design and technology; design in extreme climactic conditions; climate, energy and architecture; and zero'plus energy buildings. The final'year theme, ‘Stepping Out and Making’, enables you to engage in the physical testing of design ideas, and includes a research brief and final thesis project, fabrication and testing, and a professional practice module.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £12,750 Overseas Fees