MSc in Energy Building Design

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The Programme

The Programme

Energy and its sustainability will always be a key global issue for modern contemporary societies. As the world population urbanizes, the planning and design of resilient, resource-efficient, healthy cities and metropolitan regions is of the outmost importance. Buildings are responsible for a large share of our global energy use. Energy use is in fact the main determinant of a building’s global environmental footprint, considering its total life span. In order to really stand out, young professionals need education that is interdisciplinary: technical as well as economics/management/law related.

The International Hellenic University offers just such a diverse MSc in Energy Building Design programme that is open to candidates from different academic disciplines. Leading academics from prestigious academic institutions from Greece and abroad, together with instructors from public authorities and key players from energy-related organizations, will teach in this programme.

The programme has been developed to equip graduates of Engineering, Geotechnical and Natural Sciences departments with an in-depth understanding within the area of energy-efficient and environmental building design in order to significantly contribute to and influence the design, building or renovation of energy-efficient buildings, taking into consideration the architecture and environment, the inhabitants' behaviour and needs, their health and comfort as well as the overall economy.

This programme is designed for University graduates in engineering as well as graduates of other study programs with a suitable qualification who wish to deepen and extend their knowledge in the Energy Design of buildings, such as Engineering, Geotechnical and Natural Sciences departments.

Τhe School of Science and Technology is currently on a a 3-year educational collaboration funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), with Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH - Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg) in order to provide common courses in their respective Masters of Science in the field of Energy.

In the frame of this collaboration, students of the MSc in Energy Building Design will be given the opportunity to follow an elective course in TUHH, which will be specifically developed and offered in the academic years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 to Master students of both universities. Similarly, master students of TUHH in the field of Energy will also be able to follow a specifically developed elective course at IHU. The course offered by the School of Technology of IHU will focus on Modelling and Simulation of Building Integrated Solar Energy Systems and will be available in the spring semester.

Furthermore, students of IHU will be given the opportunity to visit TUHH for 3 months and conduct their MSc thesis in Germany. All travel costs, living expenses and accommodation for students in Greece and Germany will be covered by the Greek-German collaboration project.

 

The Structure

The MSc in Energy Building Design (full-time) is a 14-month programme taught over three terms. Lectures mainly take place on weekday evenings. The MSc in Energy Building Design programme is also available in part-time mode over 26 months for those who cannot commit to a full-time programme either for work or other reasons.

During the first term, students are required to follow five mandatory core courses. During the second term, students are required to follow three mandatory core courses tailoring their programme further by two elective courses. Finally, in the third semester, work is dedicated exclusively to the Master's dissertation. The Master's dissertation provides a good opportunity to apply theory and concepts learned during the year to a real-world problem or challenge.

 

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