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MSc in Intelligent Buildings

Ken Sinclair Editor

So you always wanted a MSc in Intelligent Buildings but did not know where to go to get it, here is an option.

School of Construction Management & Engineering
The University of Reading Whiteknights, PO Box 219
Reading RG6 6AW United Kingdom

MSc in Intelligent Buildings

Intelligent Building: designed and managed to meet changing environmental, business and human needs

Reliable Controls An intelligent building creates an environment which enables organisations to achieve their objectives and enhance the potential of occupants while allowing efficient management  of resources with minimum lifetime cost.

The Intelligent Buildings programme, delivered by world-class experts and academics,  has attracted delegates from a wide range of leading organisations within the UK and overseas.

With its multi-disciplinary approach, the course encourages the use of leading-edge design and technology to support the development of intelligent facilities into the next century whilst addressing business and environmental considerations.

The intensive programme explores the complex balance of intelligent building elements, and includes the latest thinking and developments in areas such as:

Course Modules

The course consists of 8 modules plus a dissertation over a two to five year period. Each module requires attendance at the University for one week.  MSc candidates must complete five compulsory modules.  Choice of elective modules allows candidates to tailor the programme to professional development requirements and personal interests.

Compulsory Core Modules

Concepts, Strategy and Management

Building Systems, Architecture & People

Information Technology and Communication Systems

Integrated Building Design I:  Engineering Intelligence into Buildings

Financial Analysis & Investment Appraisal

Elective Modules

In addition to the other modules available from the associated courses the following are the elective modules for the Intelligent Buildings programme:

Workplace Planning and Design

Construction & Project Management

Sustainable Design, Construction and Operation

Facilities Management

Culture of Living and Working  

Design Management

Integrated Building Design II: Intelligent Building Design

Life Long Learning

Principles of Project Management

Construction Cost Engineering

Strategic Management

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