MSc in Architecture

Top 72 Master of Science Programs in Architecture 2017

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Master of Science (MSc): These programs are postgraduate studies for people who have recently finished their undergraduate studies and want to improve their knowledge on a profound and more scientific level.

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MSc Architectural Design

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom London

This programme will encourage students to develop a speculative and experimental approach to architectural design through the use of advanced digital tools and techniques. It is designed for students of architecture and related disciplines, who wish to continue their academic, intellectual and professional skills beyond the requirements of their professionally recognised qualification. [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Architecture. The MSc in Architectural Design is run by Professor Neil Spiller and Head of Department Nic Clear; the programme encourages students to develop a speculative and experimental approach to architectural design through the use of advanced digital tools and techniques. It is aimed at students of architecture and related disciplines, who wish to continue their academic, intellectual and professional skills beyond the requirements of their professionally recognised qualification. The programme aims to address and redefine new trends and knowledge in the field of architecture and offers a postgraduate design framework strongly supported by theoretical components. Teaching is by members of the AVATAR (Advanced Virtual and Technological Architecture Research) group students who are encouraged to develop a personal focus and independent research position within the programme framework. It is particularly geared towards students who wish to go on to study at MPhil/PhD. The programme is not validated by a professional body and does not provide exemption from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 professional examination or from the Architects' Registration Board (ARB) Part 2 prescript. The Department is based in a new state of the art building designed by the award winning architects Heneghan Peng; it is equipped with fourteen rooftop landscapes, cutting edge digital workshops, extensive design studios, a world-class library and two gallery spaces. Our building is located in the heart of Greenwich, the newest addition to a suite of magnificent buildings that occupy the UNESCO World Heritage site and the location of the Greenwich Prime Meridian. The aims of the programme are: To develop research concerning the impact of advanced technology on architectural design, and to contribute on a discussion on issues such as aesthetics, philosophy and cybernetics To concern itself with the technologies of virtuality (exploring fully immersed, mixed and augmented environments); time based digital media (film, video and animation), nano and bio technology (micro-landscapes and architecture, ethics, sustainability and ecology) including reflexive environments and cybernetic systems Contents Students are required to study the following compulsory courses. Master Project (60 credits) Advanced Architectural Design 01 (Project Themes) (40 credits) Architectural Thesis (40 credits) Theories of Architectural Design (20 credits) Future Representations (20 credits) [-]

MSc in Landscape Architecture

Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen
Campus Full time September 2017 Denmark Copenhagen

As an MSc in landscape architecture and urban design, you shape the future urban environments and housing areas, parks and landscapes, so that they provide excellent human and natural settings for many years to come. [+]

Master of Science (MSc) in Landscape ArchitectureAs an MSc in landscape architecture and urban design, you shape the future urban environments and housing areas, parks and landscapes, so that they provide excellent human and natural settings for many years to come.

The programme is offered in English.

During the two-year MSc programme in Landscape Architecture you work with design, planning and analysis, in order to create attractive, varied and sustainable urban areas and landscapes which people use actively and thus bring to life.

When studying for an MSc in Landscape Architecture, you specialise in landscape planning, green space management or urban design. Within these fields you learn to undertake programming, planning, design and management at local and regional scales, developing competences in architectural method, natural and social sciences.... [-]


MSc Architecture and Environmental Design

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This interdisciplinary and international course will provide you with skills that can be applied to diverse building typologies and global climatic, environmental and contextual issues. On completion of this course you will have a thorough understanding of the principles and methodology of environmental design and will develop critical thinking skills to challenge established practices. [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Architecture. The global environmental and energy challenge facing current and future generations of architects and building professionals calls for a deeper understanding of the principles of environmental design, and their effective application into architectural practice worldwide. Over the last decades Environmental Design as a subject area has developed, responding to new research and experimentation, both in academia and in practice. However, buildings claiming to be environmentally conscious do not perform to the expected standards, still heavily contributing to global CO2 emissions and often providing unsatisfactory comfort conditions to occupants. The same can be said for the existing built environment which is largely outdated and underperforming, requiring urgent implementation of effective retrofit strategies. This is due to a lack of comprehensive performance prediction and feedback protocols, which are still not common practice in architectural design. Course content Students on this course will take a fresh critical look at this subject. Here you will gain the knowledge and tools to make informed design decisions based on post-occupancy feedback and performance analysis, towards a new paradigm of environmental architecture, which is environmentally and energy conscious, yet sensitive to the contextual and socio-cultural landscape we live in. You will learn environmental design methods which relate to the various stages of architectural design. You will be able to evaluate existing buildings and design new ones following a combined bioclimatic and building occupant focused approach. In the core design modules you will follow an evidence based design approach where the acquisition of specialised software and analytical tools will be directly applied to an evaluation or design project. Architecture and Environment Design MScThis interdisciplinary and international course will provide you with skills that can be applied to diverse building typologies and global climatic, environmental and contextual issues. On completion of this course you will have a thorough understanding of the principles and methodology of environmental design and will develop critical thinking skills to challenge established practices. You will hold the knowledge and the practical tools to better understand existing buildings for retrofit and to design new ones – positively driving change in this field and moving towards a truly environmentally conscious architecture. The course covers both the wider contextual and sustainable approach to environmental design, and the more technical aspects of environmentally and energy conscious building design and performance. As well as taught modules, you will take design-based modules where you will apply quantitative and qualitative analysis to the study of existing built environments and to new design projects. Core modules Evaluation of Built Environments You will be involved in practical workshops on the use of tools and on the development of analytical methods, which will be directly applied to a design studio project on the evaluation of case studies. In this module you will learn about climate and microclimate analysis and fieldwork methods for the measurement of environmental and energy parameters, thermal comfort surveys and post-occupancy evaluations. Principles of Environmental Design You will look at the principles of passive solar design and strategies for bioclimatic architecture (eg enhanced thermal performance of building envelope, solar control, natural ventilation, day-lighting, passive solar heating and cooling etc). The module will provide, through practical experimentation and laboratory exercises, fundamentals of building physics, energy and environmental foundations, including heat exchange and energy balance of buildings, and thermal and visual comfort. Theory and History of Environmental Design You will look at ethical and environmental drivers of environmental design; climate change, energy conservation and economy; standards and regulations; history of environmental design; and its various past and present definitions. Environmental and Energy Modelling You will undertake software workshops and design application of dynamic thermal modelling, Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) modelling and day-lighting. The software used will be tailored to the various stages of the design process and will range from climate data analysis to daylighting and thermal modelling. These will be directly applied to a design studio project running in parallel to the workshops. Amongst the software used are Rhino, Grasshopper, Ladybug, Radiance, Daysim, TAS and Autodesk CFD. It is recommended that students familiarise themselves with Excel, Rhino and Grasshopper prior to the commencement of the course. Thesis Project You will explore advanced topics and contexts of research applicability. The topic chosen can depend on your individual interests and aspirations, ranging from analytical projects to design proposals. The module will provide you with the background on research methods and advanced technical skills appropriate to your topic of choice. Dissertations can be formulated as a written thesis or as a hybrid written and design-project thesis. Course-specific entry requirements Generally, a good undergraduate degree (i.e. First or Upper-Second Class Honours) in Architecture or a related subject within the context of the construction industry and built environment disciplines. Applicants with qualifications in other subject areas which may be relevant to the award are encouraged to apply, each case being considered on merit. You will need a portfolio of work, or comprehensive, and a personal statement which clearly articulates why you wish to study for the award. You will need fluent written and spoken English to study at postgraduate level. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (or equivalent). The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. Associated careers This course will give you skills which can be used both in architectural practice and in environmental design consultancy. The research issues explored in your final thesis project could also lead to further research and an academic career through the path of a PhD degree in a number of related fields. [-]

MSc in Conservation and Restoration of Historical Structures and Monuments

Frederick University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Limassol + 2 more

The aim of the program is to fully instruct students not only in the theories of the deontology and methodology concerning the protection and restoration of historical buildings, but also in the practices regarding materials and technologies, which are nowadays internationally applied in restoration projects. [+]

The aim of the Department Recognising the imperative need for specialising scientists in undertaking responsibly and methodically the preservation, protection and promotion of the unique monumental wealth of Cyprus, Frederick University offers a Postgraduate Program which aims at educating scientists of different specialisations in this field. This is a highly concise and practical program geared towards providing the state-of-the-art skills necessary for immediate entering or re-entering practice at the highest level. The aim of the program is to fully instruct students not only in the theories of the deontology and methodology concerning the protection and restoration of historical buildings, but also in the practices regarding materials and technologies, which are nowadays internationally applied in restoration projects. The program also aims to provide further technical knowledge in the area of conservation and restoration of historical structures and monuments and it is intended to provide the educational platform to encourage the development of competent, confident and inquisitive postgraduates who are able to link restoration and conservation theory with practice. Through the process of close examination and identification of the subject-matter, the students acquire the necessary assets allowing them to formulate compatible proposals for repairing, reinforcing, restoring or even changing the use of a historical building. The successful completion of the program requires also the submission of a research paper and a master’s thesis, covering a topic related to conservation and restoration of monuments or other relevant historical structures. Key Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the students should be able to: Recognise a building structure in terms of its historical period, building type, typological and morphological identity. Obtain an in depth comprehension of the methodology of historical documentation of a structure. Acquire the ability and skills to search and index historical resources. Develop detailed knowledge on building analysis, recording of pathology and vulnerability of monuments. Organize and implement visual and instrumental valuation of the typical types of pathology of various types of historical buildings. Analyse and evaluate the dynamic and earthquake behaviour of historical monuments and structures. Provide further knowledge of conservation principles and develop an ability to interpret and evaluate restoration problems. Plan and execute a significant project of research, investigation or development within the context of conservation and restoration of historical buildings. Obtain an in depth knowledge of the World, European and National regulatory and legal framework, concerning the protection and restoration of monuments. Provide the scientific background for further studies or research. Critically review existing practice and develop original and creative solutions to problems. Study in depth the relevant materials technology, masonry engineering and static and anti-seismic analysis of the typical types of built monuments found in the eastern Mediterranean region. Communicate and work effectively with peers and academic staff in a variety of tasks, demonstrating appropriate levels of autonomy and responsibility. Occupational Profiles of the Graduates The MSc in Conservation and Restoration of Historical Structures and Monuments is developed to meet the needs for education in the field of conservation and restoration, by providing the skills needed to key professionals, who are or will be active in the private sector, in governmental institutions and local authorities and as consultant engineers. The Program is addressed to public sector officers and professional architects, civil engineers, topographers, archaeologists and historians. Lessons take place in the afternoons so that working students can attend. Specifically, the proposed program will provide the skills for: Scientists in related fields, who have recently completed their undergraduate studies and seek a higher and focused education before entering the market. Graduates who have recently completed their studies in a related discipline and seek to get involved in research and acquire an MSc before pursuing a PhD degree. Scientists who wish to engage in consulting in conservation and restoration of historical structures and monuments. Professionals with experience in the field, who wish to extend their knowledge and place emphasis on the topics covered by the programme. Professionals from public and semi-public organisations, whose work is related to restoration and conservation of monuments and the relevant legislation. The graduates of the program, equipped with the epistemology and experience acquired in the field of Conservation and Restoration of Historical Structures and Monuments will be able to work in the private sector undertaking specialised projects, and in the public sector, in the antiquities department, town planning and housing department, public works department, the technical services of ministries, the technical departments of district administrations and municipalities, both in Cyprus and overseas. Graduates will also be in a position to participate in research programs in related fields. ... [-]

Master of Science in Architecture

Kaunas University of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

A dynamic, innovative and practical at the same time, programme is implemented through Studio method - study courses are integrated into a single complex task: students learn architecture-related principles of drawing, composition, physics, materials strengths, etc. and apply directly in the project they are working on. Another exclusivity of the programme lays in the historical, cultural, theoretical and philosophical critical analysis of existing typologies, associated with the design of aesthetic prototyping which integrates constructions, mechanical, ecological and economic research. [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Architecture. Architecture Master of Science in Creative Arts A dynamic, innovative and practical at the same time, programme is implemented through Studio method - study courses are integrated into a single complex task: students learn architecture-related principles of drawing, composition, physics, materials strengths, etc. and apply directly in the project they are working on. Another exclusivity of the programme lays in the historical, cultural, theoretical and philosophical critical analysis of existing typologies, associated with the design of aesthetic prototyping which integrates constructions, mechanical, ecological and economic research. This extended undergraduate programme leads to the master’s degree (5 years programme). Top reasons to study @KTU Why KTU? Why Lithuania? Course outline More information about programme ktu.edu/b/architecture Internship & academic mobility opportunities Internship (studies practice) is a part of Bachelor’s study programme (typically 2 months during the last semester but not limited) therefore all graduates gain professional experience. The students of this programme may perform internship in Lithuania or abroad using Erasmus+, IAESTE, AIESEC, ISIEC, P4V, etc. academic mobility programmes and designated scholarship. The main business partners of the programme are AB Miestprojektas, Lithuanian Real Estate Development Association, The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Lithuanian Union of Architects, etc. KTU students also are encouraged to use academic mobility programme among which Erasmus+ is the most popular. More than 350 Erasmus+ and 100 other bilateral agreements are made for student exchange, and the students may spend 1-2 semesters in a partner university of KTU and gain credits which are transferred into their study plan. Some of our numerous universities-partners of the programme are Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic), Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), University of Malta (Malta), University of Ferrara (Italy). Graduate careers Students can perform practical activities during studies and holding Master;s degree they can be responsible for architectural projects right after graduation. Our graduates work not only in the countries of the European Union, but also in China, Japan, UAE, USA, etc. In 2013 first two foreign students graduated from the programme. Their qualification was instantly recognised in China and United Arab Emirates. Variety of fields: from architect or urbanist, to chief architect of the municipality; from attested manager at design and/or planning company to scientist in the field of history of art. Advice of a student/graduate “I knew that I want to become an architect from very early age as my father is also an artist/architect and drawing took big part of my time. Before coming to Lithuania I was studying architecture in Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. Coming to technical university I was expecting more intense study of technical subjects. I ended up gaining great knowledge in urban planning. Studies in KTU also helped me to develop my ways of thinking and skills needed to continue working in the field of architecture and urban planning. I started doing my internship in JDWA - Johan de Wachter Architects office, while also working on my thesis. The office is practicing architecture and urban planning, while exploring collaborative design with future users, so I can easily adapt skills gained in KTU and learn new things every day.” - Johan de Wachter Architects office, Architect Anna Kinturashvili. Application and admission requirements Academic Requirements Applications are submitted online on http://apply.ktu.edu and all requested documents must be uploaded onto the electronic application form. high school certificate (legalised by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, translated into English and notary verified), maximum 3 years after high school graduation is eligible, minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject: Entry score is calculated where the weight in % of each entry subject is as follows: 50% Entrance exam of drawing and composition (online) 30% Mathematics 20% English: IELTS≥5.5/TOEFL iBT≥75/CEFR≥B2 Those who lack drawing skills, may be offered a preparatory course. More information on admission.ktu.edu. proficiency in English: IELTS ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B2, or equivalent, digital photo, notary verified copy of passport or ID (for the EU citizens only). For transfer students additionally: original academic transcript of ongoing education at university and the description of taken courses. Application deadline EU, EEA, CIS, Georgia, Turkey applicants: 30 July EU applicants for free of charge studies: 10 July International applicants: 30 June The admission offer is given within 10 days after full submission of online application and motivation interview if requested (except for those who apply for state funded places). Fees and scholarships Tuition fee EU citizens and citizens with Lithuanian origin: Lithuania provides free of charge studies for EU citizens based on study field quota and competition therefore all EU citizens and those whose parents or grandparents hold Lithuanian citizenship once are encouraged to apply for state funded places. Application deadline is 10 July. Those who have lower entry score but still meet minimum entry requirements may study as fee payers. Non-EU citizens: 2800 EUR / year. Scholarships and discounts KTU may award scholarships for applicants with outstanding qualifications and for good academic results throughout studies (for all citizens). KTU also acknowledges possible grants from your home institutions and/or other relevant foundations/organisations. Special discounts are applied for the EU-candidate countries citizens (Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey). More information on admissions.ktu.edu Living costs The cost of living depends on individual habits and lifestyle (food, entertainment, travelling, hygiene, services, etc.). Books and other study materials are provided by university. KTU offers accommodation in KTU residencies (monthly rates vary from EUR 50 to 140). Overall estimated cost of living per month is ~EUR 450. Key facts Study language: English Duration: 5 years (300 ECTS) Delivery mode: on campus (Kaunas, Lithuania) Studies commence: 1st September Mode of studies: full time Application deadline: EU, EEA, CIS, Georgia, Turkey applicants: 30 July EU applicants for free of charge studies: 10 July International applicants: 30 June [-]

Master in Urbanism Studies

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

This one-year Master’s programme is aimed at graduates from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and city planning who are specifically concerned with design issues of the public realm and the effects these have on social life and human behaviour. Our focus is to deepen theoretical and design knowledge, changing the mindset of professionals regarding the importance and value of the public realm in the design of our cities. [+]

Master’s programme in Urbanism Studies This one-year Master’s programme is aimed at graduates from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and city planning who are specifically concerned with design issues of the public realm and the effects these have on social life and human behaviour. Our focus is to deepen theoretical and design knowledge, changing the mindset of professionals regarding the importance and value of the public realm in the design of our cities. Urbanism Studies at KTH The rationale behind Urbanism Studies is for professionals to understand and work in interdisciplinary urban design and city planning teams, coupled with the growing desire for cities to establish different, new forms of urban living. As the goal of this programme is to move design thinking from objects to places, our core Urban Studios and Modules differ from traditional studios/modules in several ways. Our approach involves in-depth explorations of urban design issues by combining five topic-based modules situated within the three studio courses. Ongoing seminar reading series and urban film studies are included in the studios. The integrated final thesis project builds upon the previous three studios and five modules, leading to a thesis portfolio that reflects the main achievements and thinking of each student as an outcome and product of their intense, focused learning throughout the year. Furthermore, students are offered the opportunity to be exposed and collaborate with the guest faculty from some of the leading Built Environment (Urbanism) programs in the world: ETH Zürich, CED at UC Berkeley, UCL Bartlett in London, LSE Cities – London School of Economic and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, as well as some others. This offers students a fantastic global collaborative opportunity on a wide range of real world cases. Urbanism Studies is externally supported and financed by Ax: son Johnson Foundation, as well as by KTH – Royal Institute of Technology. Career The prospects on the labor market for graduates from the programme are exceptional. Employers can be found in the public sector, municipal, regional, national as well as in the private sector (architects, residential, construction and consulting) where graduates receive design, planning, formative, coordinating, investigating and acting competition tasks. Our urbanism studies graduates can expect to go to work for planning and design consultancies; city agencies; business and development groups; urban -regional planning agencies; state planning agencies; private developers; non-profit community and affordable housing developers and also continue with research within academia. Program has close ties to professionals active in the field (through studios), which means that urbanism studies students are given an opportunity to build strong initial networks that can help in kick-starting their careers. Scholarship Aside from KTH's regular scholarships, the Master’s programme in Urbanism Studies offers four Ax: son Johnson Foundation sponsored scholarships (These scholarships only cover the tuition costs for KTH, not living expenses) Faculty and research KTH – Royal Institute of Technology (School of Architecture and the Built Environment), National and International permanent and alternating Faculty from different Universities and departments are engaged in Urbanism program coming from Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture and City Planning research, teaching, and professional design practice. The Program Faculty has a mission in teaching under the umbrella of urbanism studies with emphasis on public spaces and urban spaces through an integrated approach to planning, design, and architecture. The urbanism programme is delivered through a combination of design and programmatic studios, lectures, seminars, workshops, case-study presentations, site visits and Nordic, European and Global field trips. [-]

Master of Science in City and Regional Planning (MCRP)

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The MCRP Program cultivates talent, leadership, innovation and action-oriented research in the place making education of civic minded and diverse students. We provide an applied, comrehensive, professional planning education with, community, regional, and global awareness. We prepare planners to develop communities and regions that are socially, ecologically and economically sustainable. [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Architecture. About the Program The Master of Science in City and Regional Planning (MCRP) program cultivates talent, leadership, innovation and action-oriented research in the place making education of civic minded and diverse students. We provide an applied, comrehensive, professional planning education with, community, regional, and global awareness. We prepare planners to develop communities and regions that are socially, ecologically and economically sustainable. General Characteristics The Master of City & Regional Planning degree (MCRP) is an applied, comprehensive, and professionally-based program. It is open to students with high standards of academic achievement who wish to pursue careers in city and regional planning. It is structured to prepare graduates to function in a general context of city planning, as well as in an area of special emphasis. The core courses cover planning theory, methods, law, and formulation and implementation of plans and policies. Students may choose to pursue specialized studies in four areas: Urban Design Environment and Sustainability Transportation Housing, Economic, and Community Development In addition, skill building in all aspects of planning communications (visual, verbal, written) is stressed. The City & Regional Planning Department jointly offers the MCRP degree with the Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in transportation planning. The MCRP program is structured to meet the needs of those who have earned baccalaureate degrees in a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, environmental studies, economics, business, geography, architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, political science, environmental or urban studies, natural resources management, and ecology. The program is six quarters (two years) in duration and consists of 72 approved units (not including courses necessary to compensate for deficiencies). Because of the sequencing of courses, students admitted to the program are generally expected to begin their studies in the fall quarter. Students with prerequisite coursework deficiencies and those with backgrounds allowing waivers of first-year core courses may be admitted in other quarters. The degree culminates in a thesis (CRP 599), professional project (CRP 596), or a community planning studio (CRP 556). Students have an opportunity to develop a close working relationship with the planning faculty. Self-directed study, tailored to the student's interests and needs, is also encouraged. Prerequisites Students entering the MCRP program are required to have a background in computers and computer applications equivalent to the Cal Poly course, CSC 110 Computers and Computer Applications: Windows. This includes knowledge of Microsoft Windows, word processing and spreadsheets. Applicants for admission to the Master of City & Regional Planning program are expected to: Have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college, Have attained a grade point average of 3.0 in last 90 quarter units of undergraduate work, Provide the CRP Department with the results of the Graduate Record Examination Aptitude Test in cases of borderline grade point average, Give indications of motivation, maturity, and high standards of academic involvement through work and references (three letters required) and submission of a project or paper demonstrating writing ability, Provide a statement (maximum of 500 words) demonstrating an understanding of, and areas of interest in, city and regional planning, career and educational objectives. Applicants lacking prerequisites or other background requirements for classified standing requirements may be admitted on a conditionally classified basis, depending on the results of an individual analysis of their applications. For additional information and clarification, see Janet in the CRP office (05-313) for administrative issues and Prof. Nuworosoo (21-117A), the MCRP Program Coordinator, for advising and program issues. [-]

MSc Urban and Economic Geography

Utrecht University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

In Urban and Economic Geography, you will study the reasons behind the diverse developments in the globalised and urbanised world, and you will learn to translate up-to-date theoretical and methodological developments into empirical research. [+]

RESEARCHING DIVERSITY IN CITIES AND REGIONS Cities and regions throughout the world face challenges that require integrated knowledge of urban geography, economic geography, international development studies, and planning. In this Research Master’s programme in Urban and Economic Geography (previously known as Human Geography and Planning), you will gain a broad theoretical and methodological background that will allow you to become an academic or professional researcher of ongoing social, spatial, and economic developments in cities and regions. You can specialise in your preferred geographic sub-discipline while maintaining a broader perspective on the functioning of cities and regions, as well as the relevant theories and methods. Diverse developments Globalisation is subjecting cities and regions to continuous challenges such as increasing urbanisation and growing economic and social interdependences. Complex and dynamic relationships have developed between inhabitants, migrants, businesses, and institutions, and these relationships can foster innovation, creativity, and economic growth. However, increasing urbanisation can also lead to social and economic inequalities, tensions between groups with different lifestyles, and threats to health and well-being. In addition, globalisation can reinforce economic disparities within regions and cities in both developed and developing countries. Environmental changes can also generate unhealthy living conditions and lead to a displacement of people and businesses. In general, regional and urban areas worldwide experience disparate development due to differences in their position in globalised systems; their location in a developed or developing country or region; and specific cultural, social, political, and economic characteristics. As a student in this two-year Master’s programme, you will focus on research questions such as: Why do regions and cities differ in terms of economic and innovative performance, creativity, and quality of life? How do social and economic inequality and tensions arise within and between cities and regions? How do individuals and businesses experience changes in their urban and regional conditions, and how do they respond to these changes? Which governance systems and policies are most effective in addressing the social, economic, cultural, and mobility issues of the globalised and urbanised world? How can we use and develop scientific theories and methodologies to investigate these issues? Research skills and ethics The course content includes various courses on research skills and philosophy in order for you to acquire both advanced research skills and an ethical framework. You will also participate in research, carry out your own research, and discuss your research with peers and advanced researchers throughout the programme. You will form an integral part of the research community at the Urban and Regional research centre (URU) of Utrecht during your studies. PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE In Urban and Economic Geography, you will study the reasons behind the diverse developments in the globalised and urbanised world, and you will learn to translate up-to-date theoretical and methodological developments into empirical research. You will also formulate effective policy recommendations to make cities and regions more viable and sustainable. As a graduate, you will have an excellent basis for completing a PhD in the fields of urban geography, economic geography, development studies, and urban and regional planning. You will also qualify for senior research functions within international and national organisations, such as the United Nations, Dutch ministries, regional and local bodies, NGOs, and multinational companies. You will be able to perform advanced scientific research within the fields of human geography and spatial planning. [-]

M.Sc. Architecture and Urban Planning - Architecture for Society of Knowledge

Warsaw University of Technology
Campus Full time October 2017 Poland Warsaw

Architecture for Society of Knowledge is a new professional programme focused on the digital design and crucial aspects of architecture and urban planning. The duration of the programme is 4 semesters. [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Architecture. Faculty of Architecture offers the following programme conducted in English: Master of Science in Architecture 2-year graduate programme in the area of Architecture, specialisation: Architecture for Society of Knowledge (ASK) Architecture for Society of Knowledge is a new professional programme focused on the digital design and crucial aspects of architecture and urban planning. The duration of the programme is 4 semesters. The last semester is dedicated to preparation of final thesis and ends with Master of Science in Architecture degree in the field of architecture. Students can explore contemporary design practices as well as media and digital technologies applied in the design and construction of the 21st century city. ASK is dedicated to those who wish to extend their practical understanding of contemporary architecture and urban planning. The programme covers digital media in design, prototyping with computer controlled machines, distributed design collaboration, and agendas for sustainable, intelligent building. At the same time, it acquaints students with basics of architecture: cultural heritage, history and theory paradigms, social aspects of space creation, and education through interacting. ASK aims to equip young practicing architects with the formative experience required in: active participation in the global architectural knowledge society, and critical interpretation of the creative aspects of design and design collaboration. collaborative and interdisciplinary practice of architecture. architectural research exploring new design technology and theory. Sample modules/Keywords: Architecture and Urban Planning, Architecture for Society of Knowledge, Computer Aided Design, Computer-Aided Manufacturing, Computer-Aided Engineering, Robotics, Information Processes in Architecture, Algorithmic Architecture, Digital Tectonics, Architectural Heritage Preservation, Design Studio Teamwork, Virtual Design Studio, Rapid Prototyping, Knowledge Management, Critical Theory of Architecture, Participation in Planning, Generative Architecture, Virtual Reality, Space Composition Formalisation, Interactive Design, Building Information Modeling, Digital Fabrication. [-]

Master in Architectural Engineering

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The Master of Science in Architecture trains designers to realize the synergy between the engineering and the architecture disciplines. [+]

MSc in Architectural Engineering

 

This master is jointly organised by Vrije Universiteit Brussel in collaboration with Université Libre de Bruxelles, leading to a joint master's degree.

 

The Master’s programme in Architectural Engineering combines structural engineering and architectural studies with management training.

 

The programme trains you to design large-scale architectural projects that add value to complex, mainly urban, situations. You’ll be working in a design studio, where a variety of aspects related to your task come together: analysing a historical, architectural and urban context, setting up a programme and designing a pleasant building complex with adequate materials, an efficient structure equipped with sustainable techniques. This synergy is to be expected, given the complex and advanced nature of architectural design at Master level. The university manages the interaction between these disciplines and combines it with a scientific attitude. This means you’ll receive a scientific education of a high level, that optimally prepares you for the job market.... [-]


Master of Science in Creative Sustainability - M.Sc. Degree in Architecture

Aalto University
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The International Master's Programme in Creative Sustainability (CS) is a joint master’s programme at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, School of Business and School of Engineering. [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Architecture. Goal of education The International Master's Programme in Creative Sustainability (CS) is a joint master’s programme at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, School of Business and School of Engineering. The programme creates a multidisciplinary learning platform in the fields of architecture, business, design and real estate. The programme brings together students from different fields to study in multidisciplinary teams that increases understanding of different disciplines and enables adapting a holistic approach. This activates students to create new sustainable solutions for human environments on purpose to build a socially responsible and sustainable future. Content outcomes The CS programme provides the graduates with knowledge and skills on several competence areas: Multidisciplinary approach: capability in adapting knowledge, skills and new approaches to reach collaborative solutions based on ecological, economical and sociocultural sustainability. Systems approach: ability to integrate analytic and systemic thinking into critical problem solving that creates new holistic understanding about complex situations in society. The emphasis is on global awareness within the context of local communities and simultaneous modification of different aspects of sustainability. Design thinking: capability in creative problem solving that utilizes the methods of the design process in defining the problem, generating ideas and obtaining solutions. Project management: capability in multidisciplinary team leadership and communication in versatile environments that promotes sustainability in various cultural contexts. Business management: ability to develop new approaches and skills for creating sustainable business models and improvement of business ethics and corporate responsibility. Skill outcomes In addition to the specific aims of the CS programme the graduates of architecture have to possess the needed knowledge and skills for a professional architect which are mentioned in the EU directive 2005/36. Those are: ability to create architectural designs that satisfy both aesthetic and technical requirements, adequate knowledge of the history and theories of architecture and the related arts, technologies and human sciences, knowledge of the fine arts as an influence on the quality of architectural design, adequate knowledge of urban design, planning and the skills involved in the planning process, understanding of the relationship between people and buildings, and between buildings and their environment, and of the need to relate buildings and the spaces between them to human needs and scale, understanding of the profession of architecture and the role of the architect in society, in particular in preparing briefs that take account of social factors, understanding of the methods of investigation and preparation of the brief for a design project, understanding of the structural design, constructional and engineering problems associated with building design, adequate knowledge of physical problems and technologies and of the function of buildings so as to provide them with internal conditions of comfort and protection against the climate, necessary design skills to meet building users' requirements within the constraints imposed by cost factors and building regulations, adequate knowledge of the industries, organizations, regulations and procedures involved in translating design concepts into buildings and integrating plans into overall planning. Academic skills The aim of the programme is to provide the graduates with following general academic skills: acquaintance with the academic discussion and the essential professional literature of the field ability to write and argue in an academic and critical way knowledge and skills needed to apply scientific knowledge and to use relevant research methods of the field good language and communication skills to operate in a multicultural and global environment knowledge and skills for lifelong and flexible learning knowledge and skills for postgraduate education. More about the language of instruction The language of instruction in the Master’s Programme in Creative Sustainability - M.Sc. Degree in Architecture is English. Education content To ensure that the students fulfil the requirements for a professional architect the Department of Architecture demands that all approved applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in architecture. The master’s thesis topic is chosen from the major subject scope. The pedagogical approach is based on integrating teaching and research, problem-based learning, blended learning and strong connection to practical outcomes. E.g. in architecture the students learn programmatic concepts of sustainable ecosystems and learn to design sustainable and energy efficient buildings. Career opportunities CS studies prepare the students to work as sustainability experts in organizations that have a strategic view on transformation towards sustainability. These include the private and public sectors as well as a wide range of NGO´s. Architecture confront new challenges in innovating sustainable methods of design and development. The CS programme teaches skills to meet these challenges through specialization and interdisciplinary work, while students simultaneously fulfill requirements for professional degrees in Architecture. That makes the graduates from CS programme attractive targets for several types of local and international employers as well as prepares them for independent entrepreneurial activity. Internationalisation The CS programme is international by itself, far more than half of the students are international. The most significant development challenges of sustainability are global: climate change, global poverty, social and economic inequality, population growth as well as demographic changes and adaptation to rapid global economic changes. The CS programme is a multidisciplinary learning platform which provides an international context of study, in student and teaching groups and study subjects. Admission procedure Students from Finnish or international universities can apply to this multidisciplinary programme through the admission procedure of the Aalto University. Admission is based on the academic assessment and all students from different fields apply through their own educational organization. As the students of architecture (also in CS programme) graduate as Master of Science in Architecture, their applications will be evaluated by the same evaluation panel and with the same criteria as all the applications for architecture. The evaluation process is highly competitive and the number of available study places is limited. There is no interview. The Department of Architecture has given the following criteria for the academic evaluation: The applicability of the previous degree, i.e. bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a school of architecture The amount of relevant studies The academic performance of the applicant The quality of the application as a whole, including the portfolio The motivation and commitment of the applicant on the basis of a motivation letter. The applicant must show his/her motivation for studying in the program by writing a letter of motivation. A portfolio consisted of the applicant’s own works is mandatory. The portfolio should widely present the candidate’s architectural and artistic skills and creativity. It should be in paper form, easy to handle and no bigger than A3 size. [-]

MSc in Architecture, Building and Planning

Eindhoven University of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Eindhoven

The Netherlands, as part of a globalizing world, will increasingly face important developments, such as natural, demographic, societal and spatial and land use developments. [+]

The Netherlands, as part of a globalizing world, will increasingly face important developments, such as natural, demographic, societal and spatial and land use developments. The built environment industry will have to respond to this, and society must provide a continuous stimulus with innovative and market-oriented concepts. In the Master program Architecture, Building and Planning, you will learn to encounter these developments by translating them into smart, healthy and sustainable opportunities for the built environment. Characteristics of the Master program The vision of the Graduate School (the Master program is part of it) is that students develop a personalized education program. Therefore the Maste rprogram ABP offers you a series of courses and projects with a lot of flexibility and multidisciplinary opportunities the possibility to gain international experience educations in soft skills, such as creativity and communication skills in the curriculum [-]

MSc International Master’s Programme and Post-graduation in Sustainable Built Environment

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The broad objective of iMiSBE is to accelerate the worldwide movement towards a global sustainable built environment through the development of the knowledge on techniques, methods, tools and policies that actively facilitate and promote the sustainability of the built environment. [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Architecture. University of Minho (Portugal), together with Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), Zuyd Polytechnic University (The Netherlands), Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain), University of Malta (Malta), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE) and several other universities and other non-commercial organisations, is coordinating an International Master Programme and Post-graduation in Sustainable Built Environment, which objective is to provide expert knowledge about the sustainability of the built environment to students with degrees in Civil Engineering, Architecture or related areas, in a way that is not currently addressed at the level of the other master degrees in Engineering and/or Architecture, being organized in a combination of theory, practice and experimentation in the context of project-driven training. The broad objective of iMiSBE is to accelerate the worldwide movement towards a global sustainable built environment through the development of the knowledge on techniques, methods, tools and policies that actively facilitate and promote the sustainability of the built environment. The main objective of the MSc course is to provide specialized training that promotes the students ability to contribute to the advancement of the state of the art within the topic of Sustainable Built Environment through independent and creative research. [-]

Post-Professional MS in Architecture Programme

School of Architecture - Syracuse University
Campus Full time 2 - 3  August 2017 USA Syracuse

The Syracuse Master of Science in Architecture program focuses on energy and the built environment with research + design projects ranging across many scales, from urban design to high performance buildings, from VR and computational simulation landscape urbanism to building material research and product design, and across a range of disciplinary and practice areas including adaptive re-use, real estate development and urban design planning. This 30-credit course of study can be completed in two or three semesters and admits students whose areas of interest can be matched with the expertise and ongoing research of the School’s faculty. [+]

DESIGN | ENERGY | FUTURES is a concentrated research + design program that leads to a post-professional Master of Science (MS) in Architecture. The program focuses on energy and the built environment with research + design projects ranging across many scales, from urban design to high performance buildings, from VR and computational simulation landscape urbanism to building material research and product design, and across a range of disciplinary and practice areas including adaptive re-use, real estate development and urban design planning. Students are directed for the duration of the program by faculty actively engaged in externally sponsored research and design projects, and have numerous opportunities for research internships in the faculty’s various research facilities. Coursework consists of two required studios, one of which is paired with a prototype thinking research seminar, and a series of electives meant to complement the design + research studio projects. Applicants holding a professional degree in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design or urban planning are encouraged to apply, though applicants in related disciplines such as management, engineering, geography, environmental, graphic or product design may also be admitted at the discretion of the admissions committee in consultation with program administrators. Please note that this program does not meet the licensure requirements to become an architect in New York and is not considered licensure qualifying in New York. APPLICATION PROCESS Apply to Syracuse University Graduate School On-line application is preferred. Application fee of $75. Deadline: January 20 (January 10 for SU African American Fellowship applicants) Submit a portfolio A portfolio of creative and/or professional work in architecture, the visual arts, and/or design is required as part of your application for graduate study at Syracuse Architecture. The purpose of the portfolio is to give evidence of promise and potential in architecture, as well as to give evidence of interests, skills, and talent. Please submit your portfolio online here, via Slide Room. There is a $6 submission fee. Deadline: January 20 (January 10 for SU African American Fellowship applicants) Personal statement of purpose Transcript(s) An official transcript from every college/university you have attended is required. Transcript request forms that can be mailed to prior institutions are included in the online application. Three letters of recommendation Individuals providing recommendations should be registered through the on-line application process to submit their letters of recommendation electronically. If this is not possible, a confidential letter of recommendation may be directed to the Graduate Admissions Processing Center in a sealed envelope with the person’s signature written across the seal of the envelope. [-]

MSc Tunnelling and Underground Space

The University of Warwick, School of Engineering
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  October 2017 United Kingdom Coventry + 1 more

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an [+]

Masters of Science (MScs) in Architecture. This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See Joint Board of Moderators for further information. This degree is endorsed and supported by the British Tunnelling Society and the International Tunnelling Association. This photo shows some of our MSc students on a site visit to the Crossrail Thames Tunnel. Many thanks to Hochtief-Murphy JV for such an enjoyable and interesting day. Learning Options Enrol on the MSc full-time for 12 months (October to September) Enrol on the MSc part-time for 24 months Study an individual module (without enrolment on the MSc) as a one week short course The MSc is made up of 8 core modules and a project. For full-time students the project is a piece of group design giving excellent preparation for industry. Part-time students undertake an individual project. The contact time for each module is in one week, Monday to Friday. This enables part-time students to continue working while doing the MSc, and also enables people working in industry to take single modules as a short course. From this October, all modules except ES96V (which requires a computer lab) will be in the Radcliffe House or Scarman House conference venues on the University Campus. Both these venues have a high standard of teaching space and refreshments and lunch will be provided each day. Fees and Scholarships/bursaries Information on tuition fees can be found by following this link. Open the 'Postgraduate Tuition Fees' file and this MSc has 'Standard Course Fees'. For overseas students (outside the EU) this MSc comes under Band 2. The British Tunnelling Society offer scholarships to individuals holding a civil engineering or mining based degree and are resident in the UK. For the 2016/17 academic year they will offer 1 scholarship @£12k. The following companies are also offering financial support: UnPS Limited offer five studentships of £16k each year [Contact info(at)unps.co.uk]. Balfour Beatty offer 1 studentship @£15k available to any applicant, plus 1 scholarship @£15k available to existing employees only [contact: roger.bridge(a t)balfourbeatty.com [-]