Professional course Low/Zero-Impact Buildings
Page last updated 4 October 2021
Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations is fast becoming the industry standard approach to designing, analysing, and managing building lifecycle.
Low/Zero-Impact Buildings assesses the role of BIM in designing and operating comfortable buildings that significantly reduce or eliminate energy use. You will evaluate low or zero-carbon and renewable technologies, apply BIM to evaluate buildings' environmental performance and explore the impact of Part L, BREEAM, LEED and EPC ratings.
Participants are expected to have a first degree at 2.2 level or above (or equivalent), or alternatively have industrial experience.
If you are a non-UK student you will need to show your valid passport on entry to the UK. Please check your eligibility to visit and study in the UK here. If you are a non-Irish EU national currently resident in Ireland please contact us for further advice.
If English is not your country's first language, you will be required to provide evidence to show you meet the UK Border Agency and the University's minimum English Language requirements.
We strongly recommend that you speak to the course tutor prior to the course if you are unsure about your suitability to complete the course or assessment.
Careers / Further study
This module can be taken as a stand alone module, or used to build up credit towards a named postgraduate qualification (PG Certificate, PG Diploma or Masters) within our Environment and Technology Awards: BIM in Design, Construction and Operation; Building Surveying
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate the role of BIM to design and operate comfortable buildings that significantly reduce/eliminate energy use;
2. Assess low/zero-carbon and renewable technologies;
3. Apply BIM and low/zero carbon technology to evaluate building environmental performance;
4. Evaluate, compare and select best passive solutions;
5. Evaluate the impact of Part L, BREEAM, LEED, EPC ratings, and code for sustainable homes on Low/zero impact buildings;
6. Apply BIM and building environmental tools to perform lighting analysis;
7. Apply BIM and building environmental tools to perform thermal analysis;
8. Draw conclusions on the developments of low/zero impact building on energy use, CO2 emissions, occupant comfort, light levels, and ventilation.
Learning and Teaching
The module is delivered by way of five study days for face to face teaching. Recorded lectures and the use of email discussion groups of virtual learning environments (VLEs) and other technology-aided means are also employed.
The module will be assessed through a practical skills assessment and a written report.
The University has excellent facilities, accessible to all students, as required; however, it is expected that much of the work will be carried out within the work environment.
Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.
Prices and dates
Supplementary fee information
This course runs once a year. The next module run is programmed to run in Autumn 2021 and likely to follow the same delivery pattern.
As an indication, the cost of this course was £667 (£1146 for International participants) in the last academic year, so there might be a small increase for Autumn 2021.
Exact course dates, updated fees and online booking forms will be published here in the coming weeks. Please complete our online enquiry form below to be notified once dates are available.
How to apply
How to apply
As this module carries university accreditation, once you have submitted your booking form, you will be required to provide the following supporting information for the Programme Leader to review and formally accept your application as required by the university.
- An up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae (including contact details of a work or academic reference)
- A brief personal statement to support your application
- A copy of your highest qualification certificate and transcript of modules studied
- For UK students, a copy of your photographic proof of ID (i.e. driver's licence/passport)
- For non UK students, a copy of your passport. Please note you may need a Visitor Visa to come to the UK to study less than 6 months. Visit UWE's Visas website for more information.
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For further information
- Email: For any questions in relation to the course, i.e. content, assessments, submissions, etc. please contact the Programme Leader directly (Trina.Ratcliffe-Pacheco@uwe.ac.uk). For queries regarding administration aspects of registration, i.e. fees, etc. please contact us using the on-line enquiry form or phone number below.
- Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 86927