MSc in Architectural Engineering
The Master of Science in Architecture trains designers to realize the synergy between the engineering and the architecture disciplines.
The programme provides students with an advanced level of knowledge and insight and makes them proficient in the creative and inventive use of the engineering and architectural knowledge in a complex architectural design.
The training is characterized by the integration of scientific research in education. The design studio acts as a crystallization point in the application of knowledge with respect to architectural design, structural design, installation techniques and urban planning. Given the complex and more advanced nature of architectural design at Master level, it requires the interaction between various disciplines combined with a scientific attitude.
The programme prepares students to a wide range of job profiles such as architectural and structural engineer, project manager, consultant, employee or executive in an architectural or engineer office, supervisor of the built heritage, policy maker for urban planning, researcher and others.
The programme consist of a fixed number of compulsory courses and a number of optional courses . The second year also includes a master thesis. In this master thesis it is requested to realize a synergy between a research study and an architectural design.
The required knowledge
For architectural science: to be able to make use of the knowledge concerning architectural theory and history in project proposals and to discourse on architectural subjects in a reasoned and critical way;
For engineering sciences: to posses the more specialized knowledge for the calculation and simulation of all technical aspects related to the execution of a project, ranging from the stability of structures, foundation techniques, building physics, building acoustics, heating, durability, lighting to the use of new materials, lightweight constructions, the re-use and renovation of existing buildings and the 4D-design;
For design: to have insight into complex problems, to be able to formulate and define a problem, to integrate multi-disciplinary knowledge in the design, to justify the steps taken in a design process, to implement design insights on a distinctive way and to present and communicate, including critical reflection.