Energy Modelling for Buildings (SCQF level 11) CPD Award

Course code F85EM

What is special about this course?

Are you planning to retrofit your house to be more energy efficient but not sure where to start? Perhaps you're a professional in architecture, the built environment, or building regulations, and keen to understand more about how this subject impacts your projects?

Whether your interest is personal or professional, gain comprehensive knowledge and expertise in the energy performance of buildings on this CPD Energy Modelling for Buildings at SCQF level 11.

With extensive, in-depth information on UK building regulations and PassivHaus standards, learn how to estimate the energy budget of buildings through state-of-the-art software, and find out how to improve their energy efficiency. Explore a comprehensive range of topics on energy building, such as: calculation of U values and surface temperature; thermal bridges; insulation; ventilation; overheating risk; space heating systems; and buildings performance.

Special features

  • Online course
  • Tutorials by videoconference
  • Course tutored by a leading consultant in energy building
  • Energy modelling software provided and operational on personal computers

Entry requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
  • Other qualifications will be considered for those with a minimum of three years relevant professional experience

CPD Award

You will study the following core modules:

  • Energy modelling for buildings

How will I study my course?

  • Part-time
  • You will study fully online, with no scheduled sessions or tutorials
  • Online study will be done via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), with support from your tutors
  • You will have the option to take part in an online induction in the January that your course begins

How long will my course last?

  • Part-time: 12 weeks @ 16 hours per week

Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent on online study and your own time spent on individual study and research.

Where can I study my course?

  • North, West and Hebrides
  • This fully online course can be studied from anywhere in the world. You will be enrolled and supported by staff at UHI North, West and Hebrides

Start date

  • January


For information on costs of this course please contact the campus where you wish to study.


UHI has a number of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and discretionary fund opportunities available to new and current students. Please use the A-Z of funds or use the filter to see which ones may be relevant to you. All students are welcome to apply.

Further information on funding your studies is also available, please see the attached link or contact the relevant UHI partner.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you might like to consider careers in:

  • Architecture
  • Building regulation
  • Relevant consultancies on built environment

Can I progress into further study?

You may wish to progress from CPD Energy Modelling for Buildings (SCQF level 11) to the following courses:

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