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Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment

Part-time Master's and Postgraduate Certificate courses from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

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The part-time IDBE postgraduate courses are designed especially for professionals working in the built environment who want to deliver the kind of sustainable and resilient places and spaces which are crucial to our common future. The courses bring together professionals from all the built environment disciplines to explore the radical change and innovation needed to achieve this through the interdisciplinary, collaborative effort and visioning of all the disciplines and professions working together within the design team.

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IDBE attracts candidates from all the built environment disciplines looking to expand their understanding of global challenges and opportunities facing the industry. The programmes equip professionals for strategic decision-making, inventive problem solving and evidence-based design and provide the skills and confidence to support and lead interdisciplinary design teams.

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Testimonials

From structural engineers to transport planners, design managers to architects, the IDBE has enhanced the careers of professionals all over the world. Hear their stories and find out how you can join the network of like-minded peers.

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Blog: Knowledge, motivation and mindset: How the IDBE Master’s opened doors and broadened my horizons

Mar 11, 2020

11 March 2020 – Andrew Martin works in the Major Bridges International department of consultant COWI A/S in Denmark. He looks back upon the impact that his time studying for the Master of Studies (MSt) in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) had in empowering him to develop an interest in sustainability in parallel with his established career in bridges and civil engineering.

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