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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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Further your career and learn how to shape a future-fit built environment

Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment


Build on your knowledge, expand your network, and further your career with a Master’s or Postgraduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE).

The part-time 10-month Postgraduate Certificate (PCIDBE) and two-year IDBE Master’s are offered by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and supported by the Departments of Architecture and Engineering. They are structured around emerging trends, opportunities, and challenges within the built environment such as: sustainability and resilience, health, low carbon energy, conservation and heritage, stake holder engagement, and political and regulatory landscapes.

The IDBE offers the opportunity to study alongside professionals from multiple disciplines. Through the IDBE, we develop leaders who can: understand the key challenges facing the industry and society; use their communication and team working skills to enable positive collaboration; and utilise their design skills to help shape successful, sustainable built environment projects.

Download the brochure to find out more.

 

Hear about the impact of the IDBE from our students


Blog: The IDBE Master's: Instilling a confidence for my future

Gary Cass, Regional Operations Manager for Aedis Regulatory Services Ltd explains how studying the CISL’s Master of Studies in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) has catalysed his career.

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Blog: Step change towards sustainability; how the IDBE helped achieve real impact

5 March 2018 – Helene Gosden, Senior Design Manager at Arup reflects on how studying CISL’s Master’s in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) exceeded her expectations – helping her to progress her career and achieve impact towards sustainability by opening her mind to new people, perspectives and the broader societal, economic and environmental drivers that shape the built environment.

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Blog: From St Paul’s to Singapore - an architectural education

25 January 2018 – Jason Pomeroy, award-winning architect and author, reflects on the impact of studying CISL’s Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) Master's. Now at the forefront of the sustainable built environment agenda, Jason discusses how the course gave him greater appreciation and understanding of different built-environment agendas, allowing him to be more influential in the boardroom and also provided a vehicle for him to develop his academic skills.

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Blog: The boundaries of sustainable design innovation and how I challenged them: A look back at the impact of the IDBE

12 April 2017 – Adrian Campbell, founder and director of sustainable building design company changebuilding, discusses how the interdisciplinary working techniques and sustainability concepts he was taught to consider on the IDBE became integral to his working practice.

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Learn to lead and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, and help to shape desirable and resilient built environment projects.

Study the two-year part-time IDBE Master’s or 10-month part-time Postgraduate Certificate via online learning and residential workshops in Cambridge.

Ready to make a change? Download the brochure.

Residential workshop dates for IDBE Mst Cohort 25 (2019 intake)

Workshop 1: 8-14 September 2019
Workshop 2: 8-14 December 2019
Workshop 3: 15-21 March 2020
Workshops 4, 5 & 6: dates tbc

Residential workshop dates for Cohort 24 (2018 intake)

Workshop 1: 09-15 September 2018
Workshop 2: 09-15 December 2018
Workshop 3: 24-30 March 2019
Workshop 4: 08-14 December 2019
Workshop 5: 15-21 March 2020
Workshop 6: 21-27 June 2020

Contact

Becky Stanley

Becky Stanley, IDBE Course Administrator