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Building Energy Design

Building Energy Design

Building Energy Design

Are you interested in energy optimisation, renewable energy in building design, building operations, and indoor climate? Today, there is great focus on energy use and renewable energy. Consequently, it is expected that the building industry will contribute to creating solutions to the challenges which society meets in connection with restructuring the energy system into 100% renewable energy. As a Master of Science in Technology in Building Energy Design, you will work with reduction and optimisation of energy use in buildings through for example application of renewable energy in both design, construction, and operation.


Reduction and optimisation of energy use in buildings

The restructuring into renewable energy creates a number of new challenges - both in regard to reducing the energy demand in existing buildings, implementing renewable energy production, and developing interaction between buildings and the energy supply system. These tasks require graduates who possess a comprehensive understanding of and specialised knowledge about energy design in buildings.

Throughout the Master's programme in Building Energy Design, you will obtain specialised knowledge about energy conditions in buildings, and you will learn to combine and integrate solutions for construction, installation, and energy technology with the purpose of creating a cost-effective whole with a minumum of environmental damage.

Rated for exellence

Aalborg University is rated for excellence in the QS-ranking system. Aalborg University has received five stars certifying the world-class position of the university based on cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.
Within Engineering and Technology, Aalborg University ranked as number 76 in 2015/2016.


Aalborg University is famous for its problem based learning where you work in a team on a large written assignment often collaborating with an industrial partner. This study method is also called “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning”. The method is highly recognised internationally, and the university is host to a succesful UNESCO chair in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education and a Centre for PBL and Sustainability approved by UNESCO.

The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner. You get to apply theory to practice when you work to solve real-life problems, and you will be well-prepared for your future career.

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Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.

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