M.Sc. Architecture for Society of Knowledge

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR2500 per Semester (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR2500 per Semester (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Warsaw, Poland
Architecture for Society of Knowledge programme from Warsaw University of Technology is dedicated to those who wish to extend their practical understanding of contemporary architecture and urban planning. The program addresses digital media in design, prototyping with computer controlled machines, distributed design collaboration, and agendas for sustainable, intelligent building.



The emerging global knowledge-based economy increasingly relies on the dissemination of information and know-how. Geographically and temporally distributed design is becoming the prevailing mode of architectural practice. Modern conditions call for a teaching and learning environment that takes advantage of the remote delivery of design education while promoting the social significance of common, digital space situated in the specificity of the global context. Recognition of the unique role of locality contributed by each student in the networked design universe is central to ASK success.

At the same time, it reflects on architectural basics: cultural heritage, history and theory paradigms, social aspects of space creation, and education through interacting space. ASK concludes with an M.Sc Arch. professional degree in the field of Architecture and Urban Planning. It is designed to be delivered partially over distance and requires a limited, residency period during its core program, plus the Master's thesis defense.


Our vision of a modern architect's education is based on confronting contemporary social and cultural conditions while taking full advantage of new technologies as foundations of Society of Knowledge.

Architecture for Society of Knowledge programme from Warsaw University of Technology reflects the architectural evolution from 20th-century space design towards 21st-century information processing design. It anticipates the shift in paradigm in the nature of architectural practice and theory. It provides an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to reinforce student competence in answering crucial questions ushered in with the crisis of globalization. Can local context present new opportunities for non–uniform global trends? Can new conditions of situated design and problem solving reveal the opportunities of previously marginalized societies while maintaining the richness of diverse? Can we aspire towards a vision of architecture derived from the diverse richness of the emerging society of knowledge? The ASK Program aims to equip young practicing architects with the formative experience required for:

  • 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.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • EUR2500 per semester ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR2500 per semester ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Theory and history of architecture

  • History of the Shaping of Space
  • Knowledge Management in Architecture


  • Design Studio I (Algorithmization of the Creative Process)
  • Advanced CAD Techniques
  • Information Technology Basics
  • Information Processes in Architecture

Material aspects of architecture

  • Experimental Design I (Examining Structural Qualities)
  • Building and Modeling Materials (Shaping and Joining Techniques)

Theory and history of architecture

  • Conteporary Urban Planning
  • Spatial Analysis and Formalization
  • Image Interpretation in Architecture


  • Design Studio II (Optimization)
  • Parametric Design
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Material aspects of architecture

  • Experimental Design II (Optimizing Detail)
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Elective - Information Process in Urban Planning

Theory and history of architecture

  • Contemporary theory of Architecture


  • Design Studio III (collaborative)
  • Technique Integration
  • 3D Visualization Techniques
  • Elective - Digital Construction Site

Material aspects of architecture

  • Experimental Design III (ROBOstudio)
  • Robotics
  • Elective - BIM

Theory and history of architecture

  • Project Knowledge Base
  • Introduction to Research Methodology


  • Thesis Project
  • Advance Visual Communications


Step 1: Create an account in the Application System
  • The whole application & admission process is run online only. Start with creating an account in the Application System.
  • You can also access your account anytime
Step 2: Upload Entry Documents required to start application
  • Bachelor Diploma in Science + transcript of records
  • Passport photo page
  • €200 application fee
  • Once your Entry Documents get verified positively by ISO, your online file will be sent to the Faculty for Admission. One €200 payment allows you to apply consequently up to three courses only in the current application session.
Step 3: Wait for the decision of the Faculty
  • It takes maximum 30 days to get the decision.
  • You will get a Conditional Acceptance Letter which will allow you to start studies after uploading the Admission Documents. In case of negative decision your application will be sent to the next course of your choice indicated in the online Application System.
Step 4: Upload Admission Documents & start your studies
  • Legalization / apostille of Bachelor Diploma (B.Sc.)
  • Copy of Secondary School Leaving Certificate
  • Eligibility statement
  • English Language International B2 Certificate
  • Tuition fee for the first year of studies (check the prices)
  • After getting positive decision upload Admission Documents required from a candidate to be officially admitted and to start studies. When all Admission Documents are accepted you can request a Letter for Visa.
It is not required to present any certificate if the language of instruction during previous education (secondary school or B.Sc studies) was English. For example candidates form India do not need any additional certificates because their previous education was run in English.

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