A track within MSc Architecture, Building and Planning

Mastertrack Architectural Urban Design and Engineering

ECTS points
Education type
Master program
2 year
Master of Science (MSc)

A high-quality built environment does more than serve one specific group of users, it serves humanity and the environment. The building industry has been challenged to provide innovative solutions that can help markets and governments move towards a compelling model for future development without wasting the wealth of knowledge it has built up. Our Architectural Urban Design and Engineering (AUDE) Master program is about finding the right fit between economic, social, political, and environmental demands.

To achieve this, our educational and research programs, clustered under the title Architecture of The Living City, have become increasingly integrated. We look at how design at different scales can support and inform each other, from the technological product, to the architectural object, all the way to the urban assembly. In this program, you will develop an in-depth, innovative design attitude based on the architecture with which you orient yourself, in collaboration with the different architectural disciplines. 

The track AUDE has different options for admission to the architects register or the register of urbanists.

Steer your own path 

Architectural Urban Design and Engineering (AUDE) is one of four optional tracks within the Architecture, Building and Planning master’s program. You have the flexibility to tailor your studies to your own interests. In addition, the AUDE program offers different qualification options. You can qualify to register as an: 

  • Architect 
  • Urban designer 
  • Architect and urban designer 

Core programs

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

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