The Building Physics and Services (BPS) program is about acquiring new knowledge, then new knowledge and integrating and developing design methods that lead to a sustainable, healthy, comfortable, and productive indoor and outdoor environment. The program covers a wide range of interdisciplinary research topics, with a focus on physical aspects and processes such as heat and mass transfer in building constructions, indoor air quality, lighting, acoustics, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and materials.
The research is carried out in our specialized laboratory. Well-equipped and with highly qualified technical staff to support you, the lab’s facilities allow a wide range of experiments in all aspects of building physics and services. In addition, our computing power laboratory also offers advanced simulation software like Fluent, ESP-r, Dirac, Radiance and COMSOL.
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
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.
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