Short Course - 15 Credits at SCQF level 11
- Definitions, concepts and philosophy of sustainability
- Factors affecting human settlement, climate, microclimate, topography, infrastructure
- Buildings in time and place, urban and rural contexts
- Human factors such as health, social interaction and comfort
- Resource and energy conservation, waste management, environmental and social impact
- Tools for assessing sustainability
Learning will take place through the University virtual campus with a mix of online lectures, tutorials and self-guided study. Each topic with the Module will have a number of self-required and obligatory activities aimed at emphasising the learning. You are also required to contribute to a number of discussion forums on particular subject matter and case studies.
The module will be assessed by one main piece of coursework and a number of specified activities.
The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.
Study Skills Support
The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:
- Academic writing
- Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
- Maths and statistics
- English language
- Information technology support
At the end of this module you will have the ability to understand the principles, issues and technologies involved in the development and design of a built environment which is responsive to the needs of communities and the environment.
You will also be able to critically evaluate environmental and socially responsible design in a holistic and integrated way.
A good honours degree and/or previous experience.
* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry.
Course fees: £1,300
The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:
- The cost of books that you may wish to purchase.
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- Costs associated with your placement / study abroad
- Accommodation and living costs
For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:
Register direct to the university using our online application form.
Applications close 1 week prior to the start of the module.
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