Short Course - 15 Credits at SCQF level 11
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- 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
The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.
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.
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:
Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities.
We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.University Wide Facilities
The university has moved to home teaching and working following official COVID-19 guidance from the Scottish Government. Our staff will continue to process applications and respond to enquiries about your course during this time.
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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