Course structure

Course structure

This two-year program comprises the following elements: 

  1. Core courses in the AUDE track (15 ECTS) 
  2. Electives in the AUDE track (30 ECTS) 
  3. Free electives from the APB or other TU/e departments (30 ECTS) 
  4. Graduation project (45 ECTS) 

Project

Thesis projects are directly related to the department’s research activities. As a built environment’s physical lifespan is typically longer than its economic lifespan, a key area of interest is the development of sustainable, flexible, environmentally-friendly, and safe buildings and installations. 

Your research takes place within one of the following programs: 

  • Building Physics and Services 
  • Design and Decision Support Systems 
  • Structural Design 
  • Architecture of the Living City and Urbanisms 

Research Built Environment

Department of the Built Environment

Applied Mechanics

The chair of Applied Mechanics (AM) examines the mechanical and physical behaviour of materials and structures at various length scales.

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Aluminium Structures

The Aluminium research area focuses on the general aspects of aluminium design as well as its integration with related building aspects.

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Architectural History and Theory

AHT explores architectural history, theory, philosophy, and heritage studies, reflecting the interplay between these disciplines and their...

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Architectural Design and Engineering

ADE analyzes programs for buildings, develops concepts, investigates tectonic solutions and evaluates constructions and materials.

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Building Acoustics

The BA group addresses adverse health effects caused by human induced noise, and promotes positively perceived sound environments.

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Building Lighting

The research of the BL group focuses on daylight as well as artificial lighting, including both fundamental and applied research.

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Building Materials

The goal of the BM research group is obtaining more sustainable, durable and functional materials and products.

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Building Performance

The BP group contributes to a sustainable, energy-positive built environment with an optimal indoor environmental quality.

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Building Physics

The BP group focuses on acquiring new knowledge and developing and integrating methods, based on physics research and application.

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Building Services

The group develops design methods and adapts building services technology to ensure buildings meet current and future requirements.

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Building Physics and Services

The BPS group conducts research that aims to lead to a sustainable, healthy, comfortable and productive in and outdoor environment.

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Information Systems in the Built Environment

The ISBE Group carries out research and education in the field of information systems used for the engineering and management of the built...

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Concrete Structures

The chair of Structural Design of Concrete Structures provides education aiming to design safe concrete (and masonry) structures, carries...

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Rational Architecture

Rational Architecture is geared to the typological and morphological analysis and critique of the existing city on the scale of the city as...

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Innovative Structural Design

Integral designThe chair of Innovative Structural Design (ISD) focuses on the basic knowledge and understanding of structural principles, in...

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Living Cities

The Living Cities Program contributes to wider academic discourses pleading for an integrated cross-disciplinary science of architecture and...

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Real Estate Management and Development

The REMD group is responsible for education and research in the area of real estate management and urban development.

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Smart Architectural Technologies

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Steel Structures

Addressing education, design and research of steel structures The Chair of Structural Design (Steel Structures) focuses on structural...

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Structural Engineering and Design

The rapid evolution of the built environment involves a growing complexity of structural design activities, including aspects of...

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Urban Planning and Transportation

The focus of the Urban Planning Group is on developing models and integrating these into decision support systems for urban planning design...

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Urbanism and Urban Architecture

Buildings, cities and regions matter to people’s lives. Well-planned cities help communities prosper and flourish, and therefore city...