Part time Masters Degree in Architecture

Best Part time Master's Degrees in Architecture 2017

Architecture

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

The process of creating a well-made structure entails a great deal more than just propping up four walls. Knowledge of architecture is needed in order to ensure that buildings meet predetermined desires and legal guidelines.

Part time Master's in Architecture

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Master (MA) Environment Design

Ravensbourne
Campus Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom London

The Ravensbourne MA Environment Design investigates spatial design in its real-virtual, and macro-micro scales. [+]

Top Part time Master's Degrees in Architecture. The Ravensbourne MA Environment Design investigates spatial design in its real-virtual, and macro-micro scales. Encompassing interior, architecture, cities and natural environments the programme analyzes a series of different perspectives of theory and practice from art, science, and technology towards an understanding of a cultural sustainability. Systems - Every year the course aims to produce new research that takes forward questions inherent in Modernity. Currently focused on natural ecological systems (earthquakes, tectonic plates, deltas and shorelines), (re)contruction and war, cosmographies and cultures of outerspace, and bio-tech materials ; the course encourages you to explore your own field of research and practice. Technologies - The Environment Design operates with a multidisciplinary team where knowledge exchange is one of the core points to focus. From: applied technologies, visual effects, interactive digital media, moving image, communication design and fashion, the programme aims to deploy students with methods and techniques from different perspectives embracing new possibilities offered by new technology and the creative processes involved in designing. Modeling and simulation - with a hands on training in the use of the scientific instruments and computational tools, Ravensbourne offers you with full access to digital facilities for digital imaging and prototyping; where you will be able to experiment and innovate through technical, user and interaction workshops based upon strategies deployed by leading practitioners within the field. You will be encouraged to engage with advanced practice within a global context and explore the similarities and key differences and emphases of different centres across the world and to put your learning and design solutions into context. Here you will expand your own research and practice, by developing and managing an individual programme of enquiry and creative development in environment design culminating in the realisation of a final major project fully informed by professional and industrial contexts and multi disciplinary perspectives. [-]

MArch Architecture

University of Portsmouth
Campus Part time 2 - 4  August 2017 United Kingdom Portsmouth

The Master of Architecture provides a vibrant, challenging and expansive programme of study that leads to RIBA Part II exemption. [+]

MArch Architecture (2015 entry) The Master of Architecture provides a vibrant, challenging and expansive programme aimed at equipping you with the professional and creative skills for a successful career as an architect and leads to Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 exemption. Through the design studios you will be exposed to a range of related architectural interests, including urbanism, landscape, practice, sustainability and culture, providing a cross-disciplinary learning environment that is appropriate in today’s professionally complex architectural world. On this course you can: engage with current collaborative projects with academic institutions in other countries – in the past these have included Turkey, Spain, Denmark and Australia work on projects with 'live' clients through our RIBA registered Project Office practice opt to study at a choice of European universities through the ERASMUS exchange scheme What opportunities might this lead to? This course is professionally accredited by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Its structure is designed to ensure the integration of contextual, technical and professional issues with the design synthesis, helping you to engage with the prescribed ARB/RIBA criteria, and leads to RIBA Part 2 exemption. Entry requirements A 2:1 degree or above with Royal Institute of British Architects part 1 exemption. Students with appropriate qualifications and design skills may be accepted directly. All suitable applicants will be required to submit an online portfolio. All students are subject to interview. English language requirements English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 or equivalent with no component less than 6.0. [-]

Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2 Exemption), MArch

University of Greenwich
Campus Part time 2 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom Greenwich

The MArch Architecture programme is for graduates of architecture with ARB/RIBA Part 1 who wish to gain exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 2. Our aim is to prepare students for the complexities of contemporary architectural practice by providing a rich mix of rigorous academic and professional teaching. [+]

Top Part time Master's Degrees in Architecture. The MArch Architecture programme is for graduates of architecture with ARB/RIBA Part 1 who wish to gain exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 2. Our aim is to prepare students for the complexities of contemporary architectural practice by providing a rich mix of rigorous academic and professional teaching. All students choose a design unit within which to undertake their project work, each unit has a different specialism across the themes of; digital surrealism, film and animation, bio-technology, art practice and contemporary culture. The units are led by a highly experienced team of internationally recognised design tutors. The first year of the programme starts by developing advanced skills in urban design and digital representation that can be applied to a major building project in conjunction with a professionally mentored 'Design Realisation' technical report. Additionally students are exposed to current theoretical trends that form the basis for ambitious speculations on contemporary architecture. The second year of study takes the aspirations of the students work to a higher level of professional and academic engagement with an integrated advanced architectural design project and a specialist theoretical and, or, technological thesis developed with respect to the students own interests and passions. The part-time mode is intended for students working in a supportive architectural practice and requires attendance two days a week over three years. 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 prepare the student to be an architect To enable the student to produce the highest level of architectural design To support students to combine the best of practice and academia in creating a design portfolio. ... [-]

Master of the Built Environment in the Field of Housing (MBE Housing)

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Part time 1 - 2  February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

MBE Housing degree engages with housing issues from a multi-disciplinary, internationalist perspective. Its courses explore theoretical, conceptual, social, technical, managerial, legal, financial and planning aspects of housing both in policy and in practice. Through a substantial research component, students are given the opportunity to critically explore a particular aspect of their interest in housing. [+]

MBE Housing degree engages with housing issues from a multi-disciplinary, internationalist perspective. Its courses explore theoretical, conceptual, social, technical, managerial, legal, financial and planning aspects of housing both in policy and in practice. Through a substantial research component, students are given the opportunity to critically explore a particular aspect of their interest in housing. Benefits of the programme The MBE Housing develops practical, managerial, analytical, and spatial skills as well as social and cultural sensitivities to meet housing challenges in the unevenly developing world. Curriculum Outline/Modules taught Housing Theory Concepts and Policy (20 points) Housing Finance and Law (20 points) Social and Technical Sustainability in Housing (20 points) Management of Existing Housing Stock or Housing Seminar on Upgrading of Informal Settlements (20 points) Research Methods (10 points) Research Report (90 points) Closing dates 31 August (non-South African students) 31 October (South African citizens and permanent residents) The closing date for short courses is one week before start of the course. [-]

Master in Virtual Architecture

Quasar Design University in Rome
Campus Part time 1 - 1  March 2017 Italy Rome

The Master in Virtual Architecture, which has been running since 1999 and is constantly updated according to the methods and software that best respond to the needs of visualization and verification, prepares operators in the architectural field (architects, designers, engineers, surveyors and related professionals) to visualize projects in 3D graphics, elaborating the most appropriate method of implementation for each type of project and using CAD 2D and 3D programs and post-production and animation techniques. 
The final product is particularly sophisticated and, depending on the intention, achieves total photorealism. [+]

Top Part time Master's Degrees in Architecture. Master in Virtual Architecture The Master in Virtual Architecture, which has been running since 1999 and is constantly updated according to the methods and software that best respond to the needs of visualization and verification, prepares operators in the architectural field (architects, designers, engineers, surveyors and related professionals) to visualize projects in 3D graphics, elaborating the most appropriate method of implementation for each type of project and using CAD 2D and 3D programs and post-production and animation techniques. 
The final product is particularly sophisticated and, depending on the intention, achieves total photorealism. Space and materials unfold and embody the architectural idea.
Light becomes the essential synthesis, materials are
adapted and exchanged, the virtual becomes a powerful tool
for pure experimentation.
The designer imagines and verifies, analyzes and explores,
identifies with and measures the validity of their ideas,
foreseeing their realization.
The outcome shapes the most advanced way
of static and dynamic communication of the project using
the most up-to-date computer graphics technologies. Who it is aimed at The Master is aimed at designers, graduates and final-year students in architecture or civil engineering, junior architects or designers, who want to complement their skills and acquire specific capacities in current techniques of representation. The skills required for participation in the course are: design experience, familiarity with the IT tools, an awareness of 2D CAD and an interest in developing in their profession by mastering fully the representation and communication of the project, using the techniques that become available thanks to software advances. The Master Board evaluates admission on the basis of the CV and an interview. Educational Objectives The course aims to increase skills in: management of 3D architectural projects and their fruition for print, video and other audiovisual media for final static and dynamic elaborations (3D animation); verification of the project through the use of 2D and 3D CAD programs; integration with other design and engineering functions. Awarded qualification After passing the final exam, QDU Master certificate is issued.
 There is also an Autodesk certificate for the software used. Creative jobs The skills acquired with the Master in Virtual Architecture are applied in a variety of sectors that might benefit from the photorealistic simulation, which is virtually indistinguishable from photography, of objects, buildings or complex assemblies. Testing and verification at the design stage, elaborations for competitions, presentations of proposals for the commissioning party, integration between the different design areas, such as calculating areas and volumes, engineering, structural calculation and the verification of energy behaviour.
Starting from the analysis of traditional design, the course aims to introduce and train students to a high-level in techniques for CAD and 3D graphic representation and advanced animation, for testing for environmental impact, complex simulation of structures, restoration, archaeological reconstruction, furnishings, through the choice of materials, lighting, the natural environment and plant species (including as they evolve over time and recording their dynamic behaviour in response to the weather), following a strictly programmed operational flow. Partners CNR-ITABC Istituto per le Tecnologie Applicate ai Beni Culturali Q-Agency – Roma Studio TRANSIT Design Studio Kami Studio Sposato Studio Leonori associati Studio associato Elia-Giancotti Presint engineering Seste engineering Studio Scape Subjects The Master is divided into successive introductory modules. The main educational lines concern the interpretation of the project using 2D and 3D CAD and BIM software; the porting of the data within the 3D software used primarily during rendering; transcoding formats, definition of 2D texture; advanced rendering in V-Ray and Fryrender; the study and representation of territory and fluid dynamics, the aesthetic control of lighting; the editing of tables and video animations; HDR technique and 2D – 3D photomontages for environmental impact. An introduction is also provided of management and contracts, for carrying out professional activities in the field. Course Location The course "Virtual Architecture" will be held in Rome at Quasar Design University. Via Crescenzio 17 A Roma(RM) - 00193 [-]

Master of Achitecture

University of Newcastle
Campus Part time January 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Architecture is delivered using a mixture of problem based learning, design studio tutoring and lectures. Design Studio courses use an innovative problem based approach to learning wherein a range of concerns (technical, ecological, historical, theoretical and managerial)... [+]

Is the Master of Achitecture for you?

The problem based learning and inclusive approach to studio teaching is one of the strengths of the program at Newcastle. The projects in the first year of the program focus on large-scale urban design, mixed-use and the detailed design of high-rise buildings. These design projects emphasise creative, social, cultural and ecological issues relating to urbanism and the built environment. The final year of the program provides you with the opportunity to develop their own elective project over the course of the year, applying in-depth research and resolution to a singular design problem. Within a creative and innovative learning environment the final exhibited project explores the complexities of making buildings for the future of the built environment. The comprehensive way that each stage of the architectural design process is articulated, critiqued and developed provides you with a portfolio of work that reflects the making of buildings in the real world. Projects undertaken by students often have real world clients and reflect the challenging environment that architects find themselves. The program is supported by a number of visiting adjunct professors and leading architects including Ric LePlastrier, Peter Stutchbury and Peter Davidson.... [-]


Masters in Architecture

Tianjin University
Campus Part time September 2017 China Tianjin

School of Architecture, Tianjin University is composed of four teaching departments, namely Architecture, Urban and Rural Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Environmental Design, and several research centers, e.g. Institute of Architectural History & Theory, and Institute of Architectural Technology. [+]

Top Part time Master's Degrees in Architecture. School of Architecture School of Architecture, Tianjin University is composed of four teaching departments, namely Architecture, Urban and Rural Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Environmental Design, and several research centers, e.g. Institute of Architectural History & Theory, and Institute of Architectural Technology. We have 157 staff members including 146 faculty members. There are 44 professors and researchers and 53 associate professors. Among them, there is one Academician of the China Academy of Science, one Distinguished Teacher in Higher Education National Teachers Award, and four foreign professors. After the assessment by the National Board of Architectural Accreditation of China in 1992 and 1995, the school obtained the first batch of National Excellent Teaching Qualification in Architecture undergraduate and master programs. Urban and Rural Planning program was assessed by the National Board of Urban Planning Accreditation of China in 2000 and achieved an outstanding accreditation in 2004. Landscape Architecture program was founded on the basis of landscape architecture institute in 2012. Competition awards 1st Prize, 2015 US D3 Housing Tomorrow Contest, “Nomadism Revolution, New Tank-dwellingof Sea Gypsies” 1st Prize, 2013 Annual AIM Contest, “Heal in The Rain” 1st Prize, 2013 D3 Housing Tomorrow Contest, “Life on the Ropeway” 2nd Prize, eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition, “Mountain Band-Aid” International Communications Our school has established teaching and research partnership with over 40 foreign universities through visiting scholar, joint studio, research cooperation and academic conference. Our partner schools include UCL, AA and TU Berlin from Europe, GSD, UCLA and Columbia University from America, and Tokyo University, Kyoto University and Seoul University from Asia, etc. There have been several hundreds of international visiting scholars from our school, spreading over USA, England, France, Germany, Japan, Australia and Hong Kong and Taiwan Area. Through a number of joint teaching, exhibitions and competitions, our teachers exchange new teaching methods with foreign and domestic colleagues, which contribute to the innovation and development of the school. Department of Architecture The history of Department of Architecture, Tianjin University, can be dated back to the Department of Architectural Engineering of Tianjin Institute of Industry and Commerce, established in 1037, where the famous architects SHENG Liyuan and ZHANG Bo, ever taught. In 1952, after the adjustments of departments of national colleges, the Department of Architectural Engineering of Private University of Jingu, Department of Architectural Engineering of Northern Jiaotong University and the Department of Civil Engineering at Tianjin University were integrated into the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Tianjin University and Prof. XU Zhong, famous educator and architect in China, has long been the director. In 1990, Architecture major was recovered to five-year-semester and the department participated in educational evaluation of architecture for the first time in 1991, and passed every evaluation with high grades hereafter. School of Architecture, Tianjin University, was established in 1997 on the basis of the original Department of Architecture. Discipline introduction The First-level Discipline of Architecture was granted by the Degree Committee of the National Ministry to award the degrees of MA and PhD, as well as establish a Post-Doctorate station. The School of Architecture at Tianjin University attracts a group of active-minded and academically-competent scholars. The teaching crew consists of a team of academics and professional tutors who are both active and creative, with a complete knowledge system and meticulous scholarship, which can be justified by their achievements in research, teaching and design practices. The graduates of the school are welcomed by the industry nation-wide, for their reputation of solid professional foundation, active thinking and surefooted working styles. Targets The training of Architecture professional degree of graduated students in Tianjin University emphasizes students' capabilities of engineering practice, design and innovation, which adapts to the needs of society, strengthens career-oriented and closely combines the architecture professional assessment and architect professional qualification certification system in order to cultivate high-level professionals in the field of architecture design. Students who complete related aspects of learning and training courses, get the necessary credits and meet the corresponding requirements will obtain the Master of Architecture degree from Tianjin University. Because Master of Architecture degree of Tianjin University has mutual recognition in all countries that signed the Canberra Accord, so the graduates can get professional qualifications in these countries, which will create a broader condition of employment for the graduates. Highlights Implemented curriculum system in English The courses in English teaching have been implemented for three years, which were taught mostly by internationally renowned professors who were invited to give lectures by the school of architecture. It made a guarantee for the education of oversea students. Specific design studio for professional training Design course was the compulsory course in curriculum, which were directed by teacher group with different research area. Students were required to finish design project by group or individual. In the practice of design, the knowledge of theory was exercised comprehensively. To meet the requirements of the compulsory professional courses, students have the opportunity to elective courses interdisciplinary, which could help them develop comprehensive professionals. Specific Opportunity of Design practice Tianjin University School of Architecture has close partnership with tens of domestic and foreign architecture design companies, which are all officially designated by School of Architecture Tianjin University as outside-school training bases for graduated students. In this period Tianjin University will arrange the overseas students to finish the 16-weeks practice in one of the companies. The urban construction tends to be saturated in the west countries, so that relatively few opportunities for students to practice, which can be compensated by the teaching process in Tianjin University. The School of Architecture has also co-established a professional experience base with several renowned architectural design firms in the country and appoints famous architects as professional tutors. The professional practice base for student: Tianjin University Research Institute of architectural design & urban Planning Tianjin urban Planning & Design Institute Tianjin architectural design Institute Chinese architectural design and Research Group Beijing Institute of architectural design Archiland International Curriculum Provision 1.Introduction of the Design courses Course objective: the design courses were the most important course to improve the students' comprehensive ability, the ability to analyze the question, propose the question and solve the question. According to the different design themes, the theory and design method of related professional knowledge were required to solve the practical design problems. Course organization format and teaching method: teacher group organized studio. Each design theme will be finished in about 6-8 weeks. Students in a group or independent completion of the form to carry out the design course. The related teaching methods included lectures of the related theory and method for base investigation and presentation, design conception and expression, design report etc. Course assessment: submit design drawings and presentation. Course content for architecture design(1)&(2) The design studios include but not limited to the following topics Green building design and technologies Urban regeneration and renovation of old buildings Parametric design and BIM related digital design Urban residential space and dwellings 2. Introduction of the theory courses 1. Design in Motion Course objective: animation will be done in 3D MAX. Techniques of modeling will be reviewed; related notions of modeling methods and procedures of animation will be concentrated in more detail level in the class. Course content: two components of digital media will be explored in the class. One is motion in design, and the other one is design in motion. Motion in design relates to the methods, impacts, and effects of putting motion into design, whereas design in motion refers to the design of motion and action. Course organization format and teaching method: lecture, interaction with students, students presentation commented by the teacher. Teaching Materials included: 1).ppt series by Chan 2).3D Studio MAX 2013 / 2014 system Course assessment: (1) There will be one proposal, one modeling, one stereoscopic image, and a final project to be completed. (2)Projects will be graded on the completeness of presentation, imaginations applied, and the creativity expressed. 2. Ecological Environment and Urban Development Course objective: the course introduces several key points on urban plan and architecture design base on the ecological environment Development background today, such as the origins and development of environmental impact analysis; the key stages of environmental impact analysis - screening and scoping, prediction, monitoring and evaluation; the ecological footprint and urban development; integrating the environment into decision making; integrating environmental and social aspects into urban infrastructure; European environmental policy integration; environmental limits; and finally an important case study of the climate change and governance in Wales UK. Course content: the origins and development of Environmental Impact Analysis;The key stages of Environmental Impact Analysis - screening and scoping, prediction, monitoring and evaluation;The Ecological Footprint and Urban Development;Integrating the environment into decision making;Integrating environmental and social aspects into urban infrastructure;European Environmental Policy Integration;Environmental Limits;Climate change and governance in Wales. Course organization format and teaching method: tutorials, discussions and reviews Course assessment: students presentation 3. Integrated building and urban design in a resource conservation Course objective: integrated designing methods of ecological, economical and social parameters are introduced with case study of international urban and architectural designing projects. With a case study in a historical urban fragment in Tianjin, the students are able to do investigation and data analysis of key parameters, and to apply them in analytical tools to support urban and architectural design. Course content: the course introduces the theories and methods concerning resource and environmental performance of the built environment, including sustainability, building LCA & LCC, spatial analysis, etc. Course organization format and teaching method: introduce trans-disciplinary theories and methods;combination of lectures and exercises; integration of urban and architectural designing and analytical methods Teaching Materials included: Koenig H., Kohler N., Kreisseig J., Luetzkendorf T. Lebenszyklusanalyse in der Gebaeudeplanung. Munich: Detail Green Books. 2009 Moffat S. Time Scales for Sustainable Urban System Design- Stretching the Boundaries of Standard Practice. Dissertation, Universität Karlsruhe (TH). 2007 Course assessment: field investigation and data preparation 20%,presentation on the class 40%, paper 40% 4. Managing Global City Regions Course objective: successful learning in the subject will involve an effort to get to know and understand the character and planning issues confronting metropolitan areas that experience global city development forces. Students are encouraged to read widely about cities and connect the theories and concepts to city regions which are chosen as case studies in order to capture the recent changes in economy, infrastructure, institutions and policies. Course content: this subject investigates the concept of global city region as a source of issues that require new approaches for urban development decision-making. Emphases of the discussions will be on the identification of global city regions, the economic and institutional forces that shape their formation and change, and planning and management responses to the dynamics of global city regions. Students will be exposed to international and Australian experiences in the development of the concept and in the illustration of outcomes. Course organization format and teaching method: lectures and seminars (4 hours per day for a consecutive 4 days. There will be two 2-hour sessions every day. One hour will be used for lecture and the other will be for seminar in each session) Teaching Materials included: a reading list will be assigned during the teaching week. Course assessment: Participation 40%; Quiz 25%; Group report 35% 5. Research Method Course objective: this course aims to survey research method in various areas in architecture. Course content: the content includes: how to choose research topic, how to make research plan, how to carry out the research, how to write and review scientific research papers, how to use different kinds of research tools and how to present research. This course will mainly base on lectures, combine with group discussions and students’ presentations, integrating homework and literature review. Course organization format and teaching method: lecture, interaction with students, students presentation commented by the teacher Teaching Materials included: 1)ppt series by Kang 2)Five scientific papers for students to review Course assessment: (1) Research proposal (individual) (2) Review of scientific paper (group) 6. Design Thinking and Cognition Course objective: how do designers think? What makes a designer creative and successful? In the field of design studies, research on the cognitive phenomena occurring during the design processes is ongoing in order to answer these questions. Course content: this advanced level of course will introduce all the current theories developed in this field. The factors driving the design processes that generate design solutions will be explored. The products of design cognition shown in style and creativity will be covered in some detail as well. All these phenomena of design cognition, individual style, design creativity, and the new area of user centered design; will be explored through a number of case studies. Course organization format and teaching method: lecture, interaction with students, students presentation commented by the teacher Teaching Materials included: 1)ppt series by Chan 2)Scientific papers for students to review Course assessment: (1) A few of in-class exercises (20 points) (2)Final project (80 points) 7. World Cultural Heritage and Cases Studies Course Introduction: the key function of this Course is to give a comprehensive presentation of World Cultural Heritage through the theory and social science approaches, combining with the cases studies in Asian countries. The Course will be divided into five lectures: (1)UNESCO’s World Heritage Programme (2)Case Studies of Asian World Heritage Prerservation & Management – Historic City : Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (3)Case studies of of Asian World Heritage Prerservation & Management – Cultural Landscape & Sites : Cultural Landscape of Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan; Lumbini, Birthplace of the Lord Buddha, Nepal; Bhutan Cultural Landscape (4)Case Studies of Asian World Heritage Prerservation & Management – Cultural & Heritage Routes : Silk Roads World Heritage Serial and Transnational Nominations (5) Homework students presentation - Q & A Teaching method: A、Lectures for theory and cases studies of World Cultural Heritage. B、Computer Presentation: PPT & Videos. C、Giving lectures combining the discussions and debates with student. Examination: final Report and Dissertation (Home work after lectures) Teaching Materials: 1. UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE MAP 2. Computer Presentation: PPT & Videos 8. Close readings of architectural writings & projects Course Introduction: the course aims to enhance students’ ability to engage with architectural writings and design projects, mainly focused on the period 1900 to the present. Through a series of close readings organized around a selected topic (or topics), the course seeks to build up a sense of intellectual orientation for understanding architectural preoccupations and, at the same time, promote a meticulous handling of texts and images. Presumed knowledge: an advanced level of reading ability in English, knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign. Teaching method: lecture,50%;discuss,50% Examination: assignments, reports and discussion in class Teaching Materials: 1. Peter Eisenman, Ten Canonical Buildings 2. Rafael Moneo, Remarks on 21 Projects 9. Metaphysic of traditional architecture. Symbols and meaning through West and Oriental architecture Course Introduction: the course aims at building the deep understanding of the traditional architecture in the metaphysical level, tracing the ideological and metaphysical connotation behind the architectural form. Through the course of learning, to enable students to master how to according to the metaphysical theory and knowledge reviews traditional architecture, thus revealing the deep reason of architectural form, structure, shape, by the sensibility of traditional architectural knowledge rise to rational knowledge, the breakthrough on the aesthetic significance of understanding as to the traditional construction of people's spiritual significance in the understanding and exploration. The Course Outline: the course will be divided into two parts: the metaphysical theory and the metaphysical connotation of the cultural symbols in the traditional architecture. 1. The theoretical part of metaphysics through the discrimination of the concept of metaphysics and philosophy, religion, doctrine, etc. related concepts and explanation, interpretation of metaphysical theory characteristics and essence, and schools of the theory, scholars and major theoretical viewpoints. 2. The second part to traditional architectures around the case, such as India, Nepal and China's traditional architecture, analysis of the characteristics of different cultural background and traditional architecture and metaphysical connotation, and comparative analysis of the commonness and spiritual essence. To help students more deeply understand the deep meaning and historical background behind traditional architectural form. Faculty Mark Dorrian - Professor, school of Architecture planning & landscape, Newcastle University,UK Lai Delin - Associate Professor,University of Louisville,USA. Phone: 502-852-0445 Chiu-Shui Chan - Professor of Architecture, VRAC & Human Computer Interaction,Department of Architecture, Iowa State University,USA Jian Kang - Professor,Vice President of Architecture College,the University of Sheffield, UK. A charted engineer (CEng); a Fellow of the UK Institute of Acoustics (IOA) ; a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Sun Sheng Han - Professor,Department of Architecture, Building and Planning,the University of Melbourne, Australia FengShida (FUNG, Stanislaus) - Associate Professor,school of architecture, the Chinese university of Hongkong Stephen Kendall - Professor, school of Architecture, Ball State University,USA. Registered architect, President at Infill Systems US LLC Roland LIN Chih-Hung - Programme Specialist, Francis Childe, Giovanni Boccardi, Feng Jing, chiefs, Asia & Pacific Unit, World Heritage Centre, UNESCO Daniel Bluestone - Professor and Director of Historic Preservation Program, the school of architecture, The University of Virginia, USA Andrew Flynn - Reader in Environmental Policy and Planning, University of Cardiff, UK Li Yu - Senior Lecturer and Course Director for MSc Eco-Cities. University of Cardiff, UK Niklaus Kohler - Professor at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. SongKun - Professor, Associate president of school of Architecture, Tianjin University XuZhen - Associate Professor, Associate president of school of Architecture, Tianjin University Chen Tian - Professor, Director of Urban Space and Urban Design Institute, Tianjin University Zhao Jianbo - Professor, Associate Director of Architecture department, Tianjin University Wang Jianghua - Associate Professor,Deputy director of the architecture department, Tianjin University Yang Wei - Associate Professor, School of architecture, Tianjin University Bian Hongbin - Associate Professor, School of architecture, Tianjin University ZouYing - Professor, School of architecture, Tianjin University He Jie - Associate Professor, Deputy director of Digital Design Research Institution,Tianjin University [-]

Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus or Online Part time May 2017 Australia Newcastle

The program will involve presenters who are current practitioners in the industry as well as presenters from the University. The program will provide a case based approach to the study of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction. The focus of the program is case based drawing on the expertise and experiences of current practitioners. [+]

In recent years, an increase in natural and human created disasters have adversely impacted the local communities and nations as a whole. Some disasters have international impacts requiring international intervention. Constructing a disaster resilient system involves interventions in the preparedness, emergency response and redevelopment phases of the disaster management cycle. Effective management of disasters involves numerous stakeholders including governments (local, state and federal), non-governmental organisations (not for profit and for profit) and communities (local, national and international) working together. This program applies recognised disaster management practices, providing graduates with the unique ability to work on approaches to building disaster resilience in context specific situations. The professional application of disaster management skills and techniques for preparing and responding to post disaster situations will develop graduates who are a valuable resource for local government bodies, non-governmental organisations, and national and international organisations/business involved or seeking to be involved in disaster management. Throughout this program you will develop unique and specialised strategic and operational disaster management skills that can be applied in the event of a disaster. As one of the only universities to offer this disaster management degree accommodating multiple discipline backgrounds, the University of Newcastle educates graduates to be immediately valuable to multiple disaster management stakeholder groups. Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction at a time that suits you. Is it for you? Hazards, natural or man-made, can create disaster events that leave communities in distress. Preparing for disasters require multiple stakeholder engagement and effective management of the goals. The pressure to urgently address complex and difficult disaster management decisions can result in reactive policies that may increase long-term risks and vulnerability of affected populations. Regardless of cause or blame, rebuilding the communities and infrastructure promptly and strategically with appropriately devised short-term and long term planning is paramount. Disaster preparedness and reconstruction involves primarily disaster risk reduction and building a resilient system, from a technical, economic, socio cultural and policy perspectives. Therefore, the management of situations resulting from disasters requires diverse knowledge, skills and approaches but it will essentially draw on fundamental theories and practices form multiple disciplines. In the Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction you will learn the theory and practice of disaster management, from both disaster preparedness and post disaster reconstruction perspectives. This program, created by experienced professionals, will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to engage in the appropriate disaster management practices accommodating short and long term considerations aimed at building a resilient system. You will engage in practice and form the policies based on informed situational/critical analysis. If you would gain satisfaction from playing a key role in protecting and rebuilding communities from and after traumatic disasters, then the Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction could be for you. Career Pathways The current trend in disaster events and created a significant domestic and international interest in the disaster management trained professionals. This program specifically address the niche and relatively new market encompassing professionals in government, for profit and not for profit sectors, who engage in or planning to engage in disaster management without a formal qualification in disaster management. With a Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction you will have unique and specialised disaster management skills to be applied in the disaster management process. As one of the only universities to offer this disaster management degree accommodating multiple discipline backgrounds, the University of Newcastle educates graduates to be immediately valuable to multiple disaster management stakeholder groups including: State, federal and local government non-governmental organisations (NGOs); and private contracting organisations. As a newly developed program, the University of Newcastle will be seeking endorsement by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors in 2016. With this accreditation graduates will have an industry recognised qualification, supporting the relevance of the program’s content. Specialisations The Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction is distinctive in its purpose and content. The key focus of your learning will be disaster preparedness (i.e disaster risk mitigation) and post disaster redevelopment. You will explore and understand the conceptual approaches and operational processes in the context of building disaster resilience. Advancing on the fundamental principles of disaster management, the program will develop necessary skills and knowledge for you to engage in diverse disaster situations. The course is comprised of six core courses and one elective (direct entry into the Masters): Post-disaster Project Management Disaster Mitigation and Sustainable Re-development Professional Practice for Disaster Management Economics of and for Disaster Management Social and Policy Considerations for Disaster Management and Disaster Management Research Project (on a topic of your choice to support your career goals). You need to choose one electives from an comprehensive list of directed courses that focus on construction project management, business management, environmental management and social change and capacity building. Throughout the program you will learn to critically analyse and apply relevant theories and practices to multiple disaster management scenarios. Managing disaster requires a certain level of sensitivity that is unique to the circumstances. The sense of social responsibility and ethical decision-making is critical in disaster management. Admission Requirements AQF Level 8 ‘Cognate’ entry into this program is possible through the following ‘Cognate’ qualifications: Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, and Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction with 5 years’ experience. AQF Level 7 ‘Cognate’ entry into the program is possible through the following ‘Cognate’ qualifications: Bachelor Degree with 5 years’ experience, Bachelor Degree with NO experience AQF Level 8 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry into this program is possible through following ‘Non-Cognate’ qualifications: Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate with 5 years’ experience Honours Bachelor Degree, Honours Award, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate with NO experience AQF Level 7 ‘Non-Cognate’ entry into the program is possible through the following ‘Non-Cognate’ qualifications: Bachelor Degree with 5 years’ experience Bachelor Degree with NO experience ‘Cognate’for the purposes of admission are considered to be in the following areas: Social services/Humanitarian Medial/Nursing Land Economics / Real Estate / Property / Valuation Architecture / Building / Construction Management Surveying / Quantity Surveying Engineering in Civil / Structural / Mechanical / Electrical/Computer Natural Environment Town Planning / Urban Planning Commerce / Economics / Finance Business / Marketing / Technology Management/Government Administration Emergency management services (fire, ambulance, security, civil-military etc.) Law AQF ‘Non-Cognate’ areas are those that fall outside the above list. Relevant work experience will be assessed from the information provided below: Applicant statement outlining the relevant work experience that applies to the program learning outcomes of the program. Applicants must demonstrate experience against all learning outcomes. Evidence of employment and experience including start and end dates from employer(s): Offer of employment letter; Certificate of experience/employment Detailed resume/CV setting out work experience Interview (where necessary) Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438 [-]

Master of Architecture

Lawrence Technological University
Campus or Online Part time September 2017 USA Southfield

Lawrence Technological University’s Master of Architecture combines theory with practice and emphasizes the integration of technical, social, and environmental ideals in architecture. [+]

Top Part time Master's Degrees in Architecture. Lawrence Technological University’s Master of Architecture combines theory with practice and emphasizes the integration of technical, social, and environmental ideals in architecture. The Master of Architecture program offers you the academic credentials for professional licensing and admission to the field of architecture. It prepares students for lifelong learning through critical practice and aims to develop architects who are committed to creative inquiry, critical thinking, innovative design, evocative communication, and professional leadership. Program Overview The Master of Architecture is a four-semester degree program that combines a core of professional studies with interdisciplinary electives in a practice profile you select. Program course work encompasses advanced design studios taught by a vibrant faculty and a Critical Practice studio, led by a nationally recognized practitioner. Core and elective courses cover theory, research, practice, and management, led by faculty experienced in each area. Practice Profiles Students elect to focus on one or more of the following subject areas in studio and elective courses as they construct their own personal practice profile. Culture Ecology Energy Globalism Health Management Technology Urbanism Admission Options Pre-Professional Entry Students with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture may complete as few as 36 credits for the Master of Architecture. Transfer Entry (3+) Students with more than 30 college credits, an associate degree, or a bachelor’s degree in a non-architecture discipline may complete 89 to 138 credits for the Master of Architecture. Online Option Highly motivated students located outside of southeast Michigan may apply to Lawrence Tech’s online Master of Architecture program and complete 33 credits of upper-division course work in an online format [-]

Master's Degree In Architecture And Urban Design Projects

Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER)
Online Part time 21 - 2  Spain

Because of this, the Master in Project Development of Architecture and Planning, is organized under an innovative training scheme for the area, because not only goes on ... [+]

Master of Architecture and Urban Projects

The Project area has now taken a strong role in the professional development of executives from the most varied professions, for all involved, with different role in the development and implementation of a project. The area of ​​architecture and urbanism as a whole is no doubt that further development and implementation historically has had since its very conception, so the need to develop a program that meets current professional demands, specializing in Urban and Architectural projects.

Because of this, the Master in Project Development of Architecture and Planning, is organized under an innovative training scheme for the area, because not only runs parallel the three classical areas of the world of projects, such as: Design, Management and Administration but also makes it crosswise with the five relevant thematic area: ... [-]


Master of Property Development and Investment

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Part time 2 - 4 

This course is designed for both property and real estate investment practitioners, and graduates in related fields who wish to extend their qualifications and expertise in property development and investment. Graduates have a commitment to professionalism in the property and real estate investment sectors. [+]

This course is for property and investment professionals who want to upgrade their qualifications or expertise or for those who wish to enter the property and real estate investment industries. In the first year students develop an understanding of how to balance private and public interests in urban development, how to evaluate real estate assets, and how to assess development feasibility.

Career options include positions in banking and government instrumentalities, real estate finance, property management and development, and real estate investment.

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Master of Project Management in Construction

Asian Institute of Technology
Campus Part time August 2017 Myanmar Yangon Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Hanoi Thailand Bangkok + 5 more

The Asian Institute of Technology promotes technological change and sustainable development in the Asian-Pacific region through higher education, research and outreach. Established in Bangkok in 1959, AIT has become [+]

The Asian Institute of Technology promotes technological change and sustainable development in the Asian-Pacific region through higher education, research and outreach. Established in Bangkok in 1959, AIT has become a leading regional postgraduate institution and is actively working with public and private sector partners throughout the region and with some of the top universities in the world. The Project Management in Construction field of study trains professionals to play a leading role in the international construction industry. It molds students to become active leaders in the construction industry and large construction project. The program prepares for students: - To become outstanding managers and decision-makers familiar with the modern techniques of construction management, engineering management and infrastructure management - To more competent and capable to manage international large construction projects - To be able to assist the corporation to install and develop project management system in a company Main Features of the Program One year professional AIT Master’s degree. Credits can be accumulated during four years Certificate course works International field trip to the large construction sites in the region Study language: English. Program Structure AIT Professional Master Program is designed for those engineers who cannot leave their work while following a master program. The program is conducted in one year. To complete the master program, participants need to complete 11 courses and 1 project report with total 33 credits. In the first two semesters, students will take basic and advanced courses selected in consultation with an academic/thesis advisor from among the regular courses offered at AIT. During the third semester, students will carry out their project study. Students will conduct international field trips: First trip: Study at AIT Second trip: visit to the large construction sites outside Vietnam, such as Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China and Taiwan or do internship in AIT Thailand Third trip: to AIT to attend Graduation ceremony English Entry Requirement AIT is an international institute with English as the sole language of instruction. Admission to AIT requires proof of English language proficiency which may be satisfied in any requirement of the following: - IELTS (5.0) - TOEFL (Paper -based: 500; Computer - Based:173; or Internet - based: 61) - AITEIT. Applicants can apply for English Test offered by AIT at AIT-VN. English Test fee:25 USD. Entry Requirements To be eligible for admission to the AIT Professional master's program, an applicant must: - Hold a Bachelor degree (normally from a four-year program), or its equivalent, in an appropriate field of study. - Have undergraduate grades significantly above average. - Have good command of English - At least three year of working experiences Application submission fee: 20 USD. This fee is paid to AIT when applicants submit the application documents. Teaching Schedule The program is conducted during non-working hours (weekends and evenings) Faculty Faculties are from Construction Engineering and Infrastructure Management (CEIM) program – AIT. CEIM is highly experienced in project management education, from short training programs to master programs, doctoral programs and post-doctoral programs. So far, there are more than 800 masters and doctors graduated in Project Management program and more than 500 trainees from short training programs received certificates offered by CEIM. CEIM also have its strong partnership with government’s construction organizations and industrial zones in providing consultancy services and professional researches to enhance the quality of construction projects. Tuition and Fees Tuition and fees can be paid as 3 installments and at the beginning of each semester. Total tuition and fees: USD 13,625 (USD375/credit). [-]

MSc Renewable Energy and the Built Environment

Centre for Alternative Technology
Campus Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Machynlleth

A postgraduate degree from the University of East London, based at the Graduate School of the Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology [+]

Top Part time Master's Degrees in Architecture. A postgraduate degree from the University of East London, based at the Graduate School of the Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology The MSc Renewable Energy and the Built Environment (REBE) course is taught at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in mid Wales. The course offers a unique combination of academic study with practical experience and is based in the award-winning Wales Institute for Sustainable Education (WISE), creating a unique learning environment. The course is delivered by staff from CAT and specialist visitors from the industry. This brings the advantage of combining an academic programme with the practical application of research and development that has established CAT as Europe’s leading eco–centre. Students completing a Masters in Renewable Energy and the Built Environment have a great amount of flexibility on the course. There are four 30 credit modules to complete in total over a period of one year for full time students, and two years for part-time. Each module is taught over two months, one week per month, allowing students to continue working or undertaking other projects whilst completing their masters. Aims The course aims to explore the theory and practice of renewable energy technologies with special reference to the built environment. The course would benefit those who wish to increase their knowledge in the major renewable energy technologies and further their careers in this sector. The theory and practice of renewable energies are examined through both practical work and academic study. The lecture programme enables students to critically analyse the benefits and drawbacks of renewable energy systems. Students are equipped with the relevant experience, training and vocational skills that are becoming increasingly important in the renewables sector. Successful completion of the programme MSc Renewable Energy and the Built Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology leads to the award of Master of Science (MSc) by UEL Programme content Students choose from a range of modules covering the major renewable energy technologies: Biomass. Solar photovoltaics. Wind power. Solar thermal. Hydro electricity. The programme also covers building physics and design, energy conservation and basic electrical theory. A five-day residential module is run at CAT each month, September to May. Students choose a maximum of four 30 credit modules (120 credits) from the range offered. Each module consists of lectures, practical sessions, site visits, seminar groups and individual tutorials. Students will then complete coursework in the form of an essay or report, and a presentation. Method of assessment Coursework for each module usually consists of an essay, report, and a presentation. Students also complete a thesis at the end of the course. After acquiring 120 credits from the available teaching modules and associated coursework, students are eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma. Those who wish to obtain an MSc then complete a thesis module, which is the culmination of the work done on the programme. Entry requirements An undergraduate degree with an appropriate technical background or equivalent experience. Evidence of English language ability e.g. TOEFL at 550 or an IELTS score of 6.0. Applications from potential students under the age of 21 will not normally be considered. Although we do not necessarily require you to have a degree to apply for the programme, you will need to be prepared to produce essays, reports and presentations at this level. Fees Resident in UK/EEA: Course fee: The fee for September 2014 is £7500. £5500 course fee and £2000 food and accommodation. Full-time students: The fee must be paid in full, as per the Fees Policy. Part-time students: half the total fee is payable each year. The fee for the second year will be the fee current for that academic year. There is also the option of setting up an instalment plan. Resident outside EEA: Course fee: The fee for September 2014 is £15,000. Half the fee is due on application; the balance is due on registration. International students should note that we do not have a Tier 4 Sponsor licence, therefore we are not able to accept International students who require student visas to study on this course. [-]

Specialized Master Bim, Integrated Life Cycle Design Of Building And Infrastructure (bim)

École Des Ponts ENPC
Online & Campus Combined Part time 11  September 2017 France Paris

At the time of new European directives are adopted to encourage or mandate the use of BIM procurement of construction, it appears that the development of the use of the digital model requires a profound transformation of skills and modes of cooperation involved in construction. [+]

Specialized Master BIM, integrated design and life cycle of the building and infrastructure (BIM)

At the time of new European directives are adopted to encourage or mandate the use of BIM procurement of construction, it appears that the development of the use of the digital model requires a profound transformation of skills and modes of cooperation involved in construction. École des Ponts ParisTech and Ecole special public works, construction and industry, create a Specialized Master in association with Arts et Métiers ParisTech, the National School of Geographical Sciences, the Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment , School of Architecture of Marseille, Toulouse and Paris Val-de-Seine and ECOTEC. Objectives The course aims:... [-]


Masters In Traffic, Mobility And Road Safety

IMF Business School
Online Part time 12  Open Enrolment Spain Madrid

The World Health Organization (WHO) identifies 2030 sequelae injuries and accidents as a leading global burden factors affecting the health and safety of the population. At present [+]

Top Part time Master's Degrees in Architecture. The World Health Organization (WHO) identifies 2030 sequelae injuries and accidents as a leading global burden factors affecting the health and safety of the population. Currently, traffic accidents a year cause more than 1.3 million deaths and between 25 and 52 million serious injuries. WHO has promoted the Decade of Road Safety globally. Major Public Entities and Business are introducing new models of management and traffic systems, mobility and road safety to reduce the risks of accidents and optimize their resources mobility. These efforts are succeeding in reducing traffic accidents and additionally generating economic value and cost reduction in the balance sheets. This Master of MFIs in collaboration with the University Camilo José Cela provides the expertise to design systems that allow traffic to get the ISO 39001 certifications, and other existing on the market, and promote sustainable mobility in their environments of action. [-]