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Sustainable Building Expertise

Based on our extensive research and education in the fields of construction and energy technology, our new master's programme will provide you with the skills required to lower the carbon footprint of buildings while ensuring comfortable living conditions for the occupants. Together with our experienced faculty, students have constructed a passive building, retrofitted houses, which resulted in drastically reduced energy consumption, and assessed the environmental impact of various heating and cooling systems.

Close Industry Connections

Our research and educational partners are based in local and international industry. They provide you with real-world problems, hands-on experience and good potential for employment upon graduation. The construction sector is particularly strong in Dalarna, and many local organisations maintain excellent contact with the University. All graduates from our related B.Sc. in Construction Engineering are offered jobs – often even before the completion of their studies.

Should you apply?

You are strongly advised to apply to this programme if you are interested in working both to meet the growing demand from the building sector and to educate homeowners in environmentally conscious design and reduced energy usage. Ideally, you have a bachelor's degree with a major in a field related to building design and technology, energy technology or civil engineering.

Since the programme is taught in English, you will also need to prove that your command of both spoken and written English is sufficient.

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Application

Autumn Semester 2018

Start wk36

100% study rate, Location Borlänge
Apply

universityadmissions.se

Application Code:
HDA-H2WJ4
Teaching form:
Normal
Language:
English
Other:
Non-EU citizens should apply using this application code.
Entry Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree from building-, energy technology or civil engineering related fields, or a similar degree of at least 180 credits. Documented language proficiency knowledge equivalent to English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent knowledge
Tuition Fee
First Tuition Fee Installment:
67,500 SEK
Total Tuition Fee:
135,000 SEK
EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees.
Information on application and tuition fees: www.universityadmissions.se.

Start wk36

100% study rate, Location Borlänge
Application Code:
HDA-H2WJ5
Teaching form:
Normal
Language:
English
Other:
Non-EU citizens should apply using this application code.
Entry Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree from building-, energy technology or civil engineering related fields, or a similar degree of at least 180 credits. Documented language proficiency knowledge equivalent to English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent knowledge
Tuition Fee
First Tuition Fee Installment:
67,500 SEK
Total Tuition Fee:
135,000 SEK
EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees.
Information on application and tuition fees: www.universityadmissions.se.

How To Apply

Applying to the Energy Efficient Built Environment Programme is quick and easy. Simply complete these two steps:

1. Click on the blue "Apply" button (displayed above during the application period only) to create a user account and add the programme to your account in the online application portal.
2. Submit the required documents to verify that you fulfill the entry requirements listed below. You can usually upload the required documents to your user account.

Entry Requirements (Academic year 2018/2019)

Specific Entry Requirements

1. A bachelor's degree of at least 180 ECTS in Engineering (Construction, Energy, Civil, Urban Planning) or an equivalent degree.
2. Proof of English Language Proficiency.

English Language Proficiency

The most common tests and important scores that are accepted are:

• IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
• TOEFL (Internet-based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
• TOEFL (paper-based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

Please check the University Admissions information on English Language Proficiency to see if you are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS result.

Tuition Fees

135 000 sek (total)
*EU/EEA citizens are not required to pay tuition fees.

Tuition fees are paid in one-semester installments and the first payment (67 500 sek) must be paid no later than June 1. This allows for reasonable processing time for a residence permit application.

If you have any questions about tuition fee payments, please e-mail tuitionfees@du.se.

Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available for successful non-EU/EEA applicants to the Energy Efficient Built Environment Programme.

For more information about scholarships, please visit our webpage about international student scholarships or contact study@du.se.


Programme Overview

The Master's Programme in Energy Efficient Built Environment is the integral part of the University's interdisciplinary research and education in the field of Energy, Forests and Built Environments. This field can award a bachelor's degree in Urban Planning as well as in Energy and Construction Engineering. It also has close ties with the internationally renowned Solar Energy Research Center (SERC) and the affiliated Master's Programme in Solar Energy Engineering.

All courses are taught in English by international faculty. The programme comprises 60 credits (1 credit = 1 ECTS) and starts in the autumn semester in late August. Note: 1.5 credits = one week of full-time study.

What You Will Learn

In the first semester you are introduced to the physics of the building envelope (Energy Efficient Buildings), to the role of climate in building design (Climate-Responsive Design Studio) and to the movement of the sun (Solar Radiation and Solar Geometry).

Subsequent courses evaluate the impact of different materials and energy conservation measures (Building Energy Performance Simulation and Analysis), building forms (Solar Building Design), and HVAC systems (Low-Energy HVAC Systems) and their effect on the comfort of occupants. As such, these topics address all aspects of energy-efficient building design and retrofit. The role of these parameters is analyzed utilizing the simulation tool IDA ICE though a project that spans across these three classes.


Simulation of climate comfort levels

The second semester broadens your perspective both by introducing the wider context of building energy efficiency and by assessing the environmental, economic and social impacts of energy efficient built environments (Energy and Urban Planning; Life Cycle Assessment and Cost Analysis; Sustainable Building Rating Systems). You will learn how the achievable energy and environmental efficiency of a building is the function of its physical and social environment and how the different aspects interrelate.

The programme concludes with the writing of a thesis. The thesis work can be carried out at the University or, upon approval, at a business or other organisation in Sweden or abroad.

Academic Environment

Dalarna University is a partner university within the industry-based research school REESBE (Resource Efficient Energy Systems in the Built Environment), which emerged from the collaboration between a number of Swedish universities and industrial partners.

We have a highly qualified faculty from diverse backgrounds and with wide expertise, who are both dedicated to the advancement of science and committed to assisting students achieve their maximum potential. You can learn more about the faculty associated with this programme on the faculty webpage.

Study Environment

We are a small university and, as such, you will be able to develop personal relationships with both your classmates and your teachers. You will study at Campus Borlänge, which is located close to the region's largest indoor shopping centre and outdoor shopping area, which includes IKEA.

Students from all over the world study at our university. Courses comprise lectures; practical exercises and laboratories; individual and group discussions and presentations; study visits; and exams. You should expect between 15 and 30 hours of class time each week, as well as between 30 and 40 hours of time for studying, preparing for exams, doing labs and working on group projects

Career Opportunities

This master's programme provides you with a solid foundation for positions that involve the delivery of energy-efficient solutions for the built environment. This degree will present you with the opportunity to act as a specialty consultant to various construction and engineering firms or local municipalities. Consultancy firms, housing companies, and leading design and construction firms are increasingly in need of qualified professionals in their team who have a working knowledge of energy efficiency. The growing demand for such knowledge means that as a graduate, you will enjoy great flexibility in the implementation of your expertise within various fields of civil, environmental and building engineering. All in all, this degree will open doors to many fields.

The focus of this degree is cold climates, although knowledge gained is to some extent transferable to temperate climates. The result of this is that you will be an attractive candidate for the construction industry in Europe, North America and China. Furthermore, the international character of the programme – together with the diversity of the student group – not only prepares you to work in an international environment, but also provides you the opportunity to develop your worldwide professional network.

Contact

Csilla Gal, Programme Coordinator
cga@du.se

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