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4.2.2.6    Master of Science in Building Performance and Sustainability

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Programme Objective

The Master of Science (Building Performance and Sustainability) programme is a multi-disciplinary educational programme. The aim of the programme is to offer graduates of different disciplines, who are engaged in design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of building systems and services, an opportunity to acquire knowledge and practice in the broad field of Building Performance and Sustainability. This knowledge is vital for those engaged in such activities in the 21st century that confronts mankind with irreversible effects of climate change and potentially adverse consequences now and in the future. This global phenomenon necessitates a paradigm shift towards creating buildings that are not only comfortable and healthy for the occupants but are also sustainable. Whilst the Master of Science (Building Performance and Sustainability) programme is firmly embedded with the challenges and issues in the building sector faced in the rapidly developing urbanization of cities in the tropical belt of the world that has the potential to impact in excess of 2 billion people, it also addresses similar fundamental issues related to other climates and cultures elsewhere in the world.

Entry Requirements

At least a bachelor’s degree with honours in a relevant discipline.
Candidates should have at least two years of relevant practical experience after their first degree.
A good TOEFL score (580) or equivalent is required of applicants whose medium of undergraduate instruction is not in English.

Graduation Requirements

The Master of Science (Building Performance and Sustainability) is a multi-disciplinary educational programme that can be completed in 1 year on a full-time basis, or in 2 years on a part-time basis.

Successful completion of the programme requires a candidate to pass 40 Modular Credits comprising 9 graduate level modules; or 7 graduate level modules and complete a dissertation. This includes an 8 MC studio module. The requirements for Prescribed Elective (PE) modules can be fulfilled by choosing any module(s) from the list of PE modules in the Master of Science (Building Performance and Sustainability) programme.  There is also a provision to read up to a maximum of two Unrestricted Elective (UE) modules.

Period of Candidature

The graduation requirements of 40 modular credits (MCs) are to be done within a maximum period of 4 semesters for full-time candidates, and 6 semesters for part-time candidates, and with a minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.00.

Syllabus
Essential Modules Offered in
BPS5111 Integrated Building Design Semester 1
BPS5112 Green Building Integration and Evaluation Studio Semesters 1 & 2
Prescribed Elective Modules  
BPS5221 Microclimate Design Semester 1
BPS5222 Indoor Environmental Quality Semester 2
BPS5223 Building Energy Performance – Passive Systems Semester 1
BPS5224 Building Energy Performance – Active Systems Semester 1
BPS5226 Smart Building and Facilities Semester 2
BPS5228 Advanced Building Materials and Structures Semester 2
BPS5229 Data Science for the Built Environment Semester 1
BPS5300 Special Topics in Building Performance and Sustainability Semesters 1 & 2
Unrestricted Modules  
Any TWO approved graduate level modules or BPS5000 Dissertation (Optional)

 

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