1 February–30 June 2017
Two years, part-time
£8001 per year which includes college membership and tuition fees. This does not include accommodation and meals, but you will benefit from reduced rates at Wolfson College.
Residential workshop dates (2017 intake)
10–16 September 2017; 3–9 December 2017; 18–24 March 2018; 9–15 December 2018; 24–30 March 2019; 16–22 June 2019
• At least a 2.1 honours degree from a UK University or an equivalent standard from an overseas institution
Applications are now open for the IDBE
The Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) is a two-year part-time Master's course for built environment professionals, offered by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and supported by the Departments of Architecture and Engineering. It is structured around emerging trends, opportunities, and challenges within the built environment such as building information modelling and low carbon energy and materials, political and regulatory changes.
The Master’s attracts candidates looking to expand their understanding of global challenges and opportunities facing the industry. The programme equips professionals for strategic decision-making, inventive problem solving and evidence-based design and provides the skills and confidence to support and lead interdisciplinary design teams.
Visit the IDBE website to discover how previous IDBE graduates have used the course to accelerate their career.
Who should attend?
IDBE is for all those involved in the commissioning, design, construction and management of projects in the built environment. Previous students have included architects, engineers, surveyors, planners, landscape designers, project managers, building economists, urban designers, client representatives, contractors, facility managers and construction litigators, amongst others.
What will I learn?
The six residential weeks are structured around current global challenges and opportunities facing the production of the built environment. Previous themes have included; sustainable construction and climate change; urbanism, change and future communities; the client, the user and the design team; retrofit, conservation and adaptation; innovation, new technologies and materials; and personal development, teamwork and leadership.
Students are supported in their research assignments through dedicated individual supervisions. IDBE has a large pool of tutors with expertise in a wide range of areas including, but not limited to, retrofit, BIM, life cycle analysis, policy impacts and integrated design management.
You will also develop your network of cross-disciplinary, international, and like-minded professionals from previous IDBE cohorts as well as joining the CISL Network of nearly 8,000 sustainability professionals who represent business, the public sector and civil society in every industry and on every continent.
Find out more about the course content, tutors and supervisors and examples of previous dissertations.
Why should I attend?
The Master’s is accredited by a number of professional institutions including the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Highway Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers and the Royal Institute of British Architects.