Master Architecture, Building and Planning

ECTS points
120
Education type
Master program
Duration
2 year
Language
English
Degree
Master of Science (MSc)

Our increasingly global world faces growing natural, demographic, societal and spatial challenges. In the Architecture, Building and Planning master’s program, you will learn to address these challenges by translating them into smart, healthy and sustainable opportunities for the built environment. 

You will be trained as an architectural engineer, developing an optimal combination of science, technology and design to help you understand the problems of other disciplines in the Architecture, Building and Planning master's program. You will develop a design-focused approach and learn to think analytically. A healthy dose of creativity is a must! 

4 core programs

Within the Architecture, Building and Planning master's program, we offer four optional tracks:  

  • Architectural Urban Design and Engineering (AUDE) 
    • Design tomorrow’s building and cities with options to qualify to register as an architect, an urban designer or both 
  • Building Physics and Services (BPS) 
    • Make the buildings and cities of tomorrow energy neutral, sustainable, healthy, and comfortable 
  • Structural Design (SD) 
    • Innovative structural design, material-related research and mechanics applied to structural aspects 
  • Urban Systems and Real Estate (USRE) 
    • Creating healthy, safe and viable urban environments to live, work and play 

However, the programs are extremely flexible, and you have freedom to compose your own personal study plan according to your interests, capacities or other motives. A member of the academic staff will be your mentor and sounding board to discuss your goals and choices.

Master of Architecture, Building and Planning

During this master’s program you can develop as a designer, researcher, manager or policy maker in your chosen fields. You will be stimulated to establish cross-links between two or more of these disciplines.  

Specific challenges our departmental community works on include: 

  • Quality of life 
  • Smart living environments 
  • Sustainable transformation 

The department also facilitates opportunities for international experience and internships. These allow you to broaden or deepen your professional development by going abroad or gaining work experience in a company. Meanwhile, the optional master’s honors program offers further chances for personal leadership and professional development.

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