Sustainable and Energy Efficient Buildings

The Master’s study programme “Sustainable and Energy-efficient Buildings” is designed for persons that graduated from the Bachelor’s study programmes in Construction Engineering, Construction Technology, Building Engineering Systems or Energy Engineering and those willing to gain knowledge and be able to systematically analyse, assess and design building engineering systems, building micro-climate, building conformity with the principles of sustainable construction, energy costs, renewable energy source technology, system management principles, energy accumulation, transmission and consumption technology, perform their maintenance and be able to carry out the building energy efficiency inspection.

Entry requirements
Code 6211EX006
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Cycle Second cycle
Field Civil Engineering
Language Lithuanian
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 1,5 y.
Degree awarded Master of Engineering Sciences
 

Values

Demand on the labour market

Growing demand in specialists understanding the principles of sustainable construction

There has been an increasing demand in qualified specialists analysing, modelling and designing advanced building engineering systems, having knowledge of the principles of sustainable construction and being able to systematically think and solve the problems related to thermal comfort, building inside environment micro-climate parameters, safety assurance, and similar engineering problems.

Studies

Studies oriented towards present and future market demands

The study programme is oriented towards research capacity and systematic thinking by maintaining strong nature of applied sciences. The study programme is related to the transition to zero carbon dioxide emission construction, energy generating buildings, and integration of advanced, energy-efficient systems in the buildings, as well as sustainable harmony with the environment.

Career

Broad career opportunities

Graduates may conduct research in R&D institutions, be managers, the highest category designers or BIM project managers in design or manufacturing enterprises and organisations engaged in the building energy assessment, design of engineering systems, expert, consultancy, construction execution and supervision activities. The graduates may also establish and develop independent construction businesses, work in international companies in the field of engineering equipment and system development.

Demand on the labour market

Demand for specialists in the market

Having graduated from the Master’s study programme “Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Buildings”, the graduates are able to work in many Lithuanian enterprises, such as AB “Kauno Energija”, UAB “Caverion Lietuva”, UAB “Vitaterma”, UAB “Enso Projects”, UAB “Terma”, UAB “Veda”, UAB “Rusnė”, UAB “ClimPro”, as well as in foreign companies, for instance, “ENER-G Controls” (Great Britain).

Studies

Smooth study process

Lecturers that take part in the study process are not only professionals, but they also apply flexible lecture schedules, consultancy times and they try to make students interested and involved in scientific research.

 

Skills

Engineering systems – heating, ventilation, air conditioning, water pipeline, and effluent discharge
Comfort – sustainable construction and architecture, micro-climate in buildings, working conditions, pollution reduction, water quality
Computer design – Building Information Modelling (BIM), application of CFD calculation methods
Expert assessment of energy-efficient buildings Building inside environmental comfort Analysis, design and test of low energy efficient building engineering systems Technical diagnostics of structure engineering systems

Testimonials

Konstantinas Marcinkus

Director at UAB “Terma”

 

The demand for young, energetic specialists able to change and improve on a regular basis has been currently increasing given the rapidly rising advancement of technology. I tend to notice that these young specialists, having graduated from their Master’s studies, are more courageous in taking up more difficult tasks and more confident. I believe that knowledge gained during the Master’s studies not only broadened their knowledge, but also taught them to search, analyse, and find original engineering solutions which are in line with the latest trends.

Career

Student’s competences:
– Knowledge and assessment of information about sustainable development trends in buildings, environmental impact on energy efficiency and durability, energy generation, use, accumulation and saving methods, thermal comfort;
– Knowledge of construction engineering scientific research and project management methods, theoretical basics of experimental planning, performance and processing of results;
– Knowledge and management of advanced software (CAD and BIM) and numerical computer methods (LCA, CFD) for analysis and design of buildings’’ engineering systems.

Student’s skills:
– Able to create spatial mathematical models of buildings and engineering systems for analysis of energy efficiency processes, lifecycle, thermal comfort and air quality;
– Able to prepare and propose scientifically justified, targeted and competitive project solutions for engineering systems in buildings and their management taking into consideration construction environment, restricting conditions, aesthetical and architectural aspects, economic factor and planned operational conditions;
– Able to plan and perform analytical, modelling and experimental research related to the energy efficiency research of buildings and engineering systems, to process, assess and interpret the obtained results;
– Able to design microclimate maintenance systems (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), smoke ventilation and other engineering systems for buildings, apply traditional, new and original solutions, integrate technical innovations and documented scientific achievements.

 

 

You may become

– Organisation, coordination and control of design works of the buildings’ engineering systems;
– Communication with customers and designers of other parts of the building (structures, electricity networks, etc.) and managers of construction works.

– Project expert verifies if projects of the buildings’ engineering systems comply with requirements applied to these projects, informs designer and customer about the discrepancies, and performs repeated inspection of the corrected projects.
– Construction expert verifies if the engineering systems of the constructed building comply with their requirements, identifies what tests have to be performed for assessment of the condition of the installed engineering systems, assess results of these tests and provides expert conclusions.

– Analysis of projects of the buildings;
– Certification of energy efficiency of the buildings;
– Communication with customers and designers of other parts of the building (architecture, heating and ventilation, electricity networks, etc.);
– Preparation of required documentation.

– Assessment of buildings according to the sustainability principles;
– Consultation during implementation of sustainable solutions in new and renovated buildings.

– Planning and performance of research;
– Processing, assessment and interpretation of the research results;
– Writing of scientific publications;
– Presentation of the research results at the conferences.

 

Minimum requirements

Proficiency in English
Language requirements

IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or equivalent

Eligibility CGPA
University Bachelor degree certificate

Undergraduate diploma (or higher) with min. length of 180 ECTS (3 years of studies) is eligible.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %

 

Score structure

Component Coefficient
First component of the competition score

Average grade (CGPA) of University‘s Bachelor’s degree (min. length – 180 ECTS) and its supplement

0,7

Second component of the competition score

Research activities

0,2

Third component of the competition score

Motivation letter and online interview

0,1

 

Tuition fee

Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 3737 €
Price per credit 62,28 €

 

Financial support