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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.

* Studies are usually conducted in the evenings, but some academic classes take place during the day.

Description of Study Programme
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Cycle Second cycle
Field Civil Engineering
Language Lithuanian
Form Full-time studies - 1,5 y. (evening-time; blended learning)
Degree awarded Master of Engineering Sciences
Yearly Price  i Full-time studies - 4916 €
 

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

University bachelor degree certificate

Building Engineering, Energy Engineering or Environmental Engineering study field degree.

Language CGPA
Eligibility

IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or previously completed studies in english language.

Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %

Additional requirements

Often you can get a suitable transcript of bachelor degree 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.

 

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

The tuition fee applied for the academic year 2022-2023 is indicated below:

Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 4916 €
Price per credit 81,93 €
Partial tuition fee waiver can be applied for the study price.

 

Financial support

 

 

 

 

 

Subjects of the study programme by semesters

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

 

 

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.

 

Career

What will you gain?

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

Analyzing building projects, certifying their energy performance, preparing the necessary documentation and communicating with customers and designers of other parts of the building is the main role of these experts.

Sustainability principles are ever-expanding, and these experts can properly implement them in buildings and advise on the necessary changes.

Researchers in this specialization plan and conduct research, evaluate their results, publish them, and ultimately present them at scientific conferences.

 

 

 

Lecturers. Experts in their field

Andrius Jurelionis

Andrius Jurelionis

Building energy and microclimate, digitization of construction processes
Lina Šeduikytė

Lina Šeduikytė

Quality of indoor microclimate, sustainable solutions
Jurgita Černeckienė

Jurgita Černeckienė

Heating systems, energy efficiency of buildings

 

 

Testimonials

Konstantinas Marcinkus

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.