Faculty of The Built Environment

Master/Doctor of Philosophy (MPhilBE/PhDBE) in Built Environment

Specialisation Areas, and listed alphabetically comprise:

  • Architecture
  • Construction Technology and Management
  • Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
  • Geomatics and Geoinformatics
  • Urban and Rural Land Management

For research degrees, a first class or second-class honours degree, or equivalent qualification
  1. Enter MPhilBE + PhDBE at Year-1 of study --if holding an undergraduate/Bachelor’s degree in the built environment.
  2. Enter for MPhilBE+ PhDBE at Year-2 of study omitting Year-1 --if already graduated with a taught Masters degree in the built environment and holding a thesis in the Specialisation  Area of choice. Candidates must satisfy the required six (6) credits of research methodology prior to commencing MPhilBE Year-2.                              
  3. Enter for PhDBE at Year-3 of study omitting the MPhilBE-Year-1 and MPhilBE- Year-2 --if holding a MPhil or equivalent degree in the built environment in the Specialisation Area of choice, from UTech, Ja or elsewhere
  4. Enter for MPhilBE at Year-1 of study if holding a Bachelors degree in the Built Environment and complete Years 1 & 2
  5. Enter for MPhilBE at Year-2 of study if holding a taught Masters degree in the Built Environment and complete Year 2.
 (NB: Architecture specialisation entry must hold architecture bachelor or masters degrees of either RIBA parts 1 and, or 2 or equivalent)

Caribbean School of Architecture

Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)(PMRARCHFTU1)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies (Minimum Lower Second Class Hons.)  or equivalent, PLUS portfolio and an interview.

School of Building and Land Management

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in The Built Environment
- Geomatics/Geographic Information Sciences
- Urban Design (PMSURDEFTU1)
- Construction Management (PMSCOMAFTU1)
- Land Management (PMSLAMAFTU1)
      •  Undergraduate degree with a GPA of 2.75 (lower second class honours) or above in a relevant area.
      • Interview required. Interview dates: February to March for early applicants; May to June for regular applicants.
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Sustainable Energy and Climate Change (PMSSECCFTU1)
in collaboration with Caribbean Sustainable Energy and Innovation Institute (CSEII)
  • Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 2.7 in one of the following disciplines:
(a) The Built Environment or (b) Engineering or (c) Natural Sciences or related disciplines,
  • An undergraduate degree in any other discipline plus (three years) relevant work experience in a related energy or climate change field,
  • Candidates with significant work experience (five years or more); at a management level in the built environment, engineering or energy sectors; disaster preparedness and mitigation, or environmental management will also be considered, subject to prior learning assessment and an interview to determine aptitude for graduate level work.
  •  All applicants will be interviewed
If you require further information, please email the Student Recruitment Unit at prospectinfo@utech.edu.jm.