M.Sc. Architecture for Society of Knowledge

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR3250 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
Warsaw University of Technology | Warsaw, Poland
ASK [Architecture for Society of Knowledge] 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.

Description of Architecture for Society of Knowledge


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 global context. Recognition of the unique role of locality contributed by each student in the networked design universe is central to ASK success.

ASK [Architecture for Society of Knowledge]

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. 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 a 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.

ASK reflects 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 richness of diverse? Can we aspire towards 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

Application deadline February Intake: Deadline for registering and uploading entry documents: 18th December 2015; Deadline for uploading admission documents: 31st January 2016. October Intake: Deadline for registering and uploading entry documents: 31st July 2016; Deadline for uploading admission documents: 15th September.
Tuition fee
  • EUR 3250 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 2400 Year (EEA)
Start date October  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content


sem. 1

theory and history of architecture

  • T1 History of the Shaping of Space >>>
  • T2 Knowledge Management in Architecture >>>


  • Ds1 Design Studio I
    (Algorithmization of the Creative Process) >>>
  • E1 elective - Advanced CAD Techniques >>>
  • D1 Information Technology Basics >>>
  • D2 Information Processes in Architecture >>>

material aspects of architecture

  • Ex1 Experimental Design I
    (Examining Structural Qualities) >>>
  • M1 Building and Modeling Materials
    (Shaping and Joining Techniques) >>>

sem. 2

theory and history of architecture

  • T3 Conteporary Urban Planning >>>
  • T4 Spatial Analysis and Formalization >>>
  • T5 Image Interpretation in Architecture >>>


  • Ds2 Design Studio II
    (Optimization) >>>
  • D3 Parametric Design >>>
  • D4 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) >>>

material aspects of architecture

  • Ex2 Experimental Design II
    (Optimizing Detail) >>>
  • M2 Digital Fabrication >>>
  • E2 elective - Information Process in Urban Planning >>>

sem. 3

theory and history of architecture

  • T6 Contemporary theory of Architecture >>>


  • Ds3 Design Studio III
    (collaborative) >>>
  • D4 Technique Integration >>>
  • D5 3D Visualization Techniques >>>
  • E4 elective - Digital Construction Site >>>

material aspects of architecture

  • Ex3 Experimental Design III (ROBOstudio) >>>
  • M3 Robotics >>>
  • E3 elective - BIM >>>

sem. 4

theory and history of architecture

  • T7 Project Knowledge Base >>>
  • T8 Introduction to Research Methodology >>>


  • E4 Thesis Project >>>
  • D7 Advance Visual Communications >>>

English Language Requirements

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Requirements for Architecture for Society of Knowledge

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.

Work Experience for Architecture for Society of Knowledge

No work experience is required.

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Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Poland The Warsaw University of Technology, so named in 1915, continues the tradition of the Preparatory School for the Institute of Technology set up in Warsaw in 1826 thanks to the efforts of Stanislaw Staszic. The University's roots also reach down to the Hipolit Wawelberg and Stanislaw Rotwand School of Machine Construction and Electrical Engineering, created in 1895. The many generations of engineers it turned out and its significant contributions to the development of technical sciences earned the Warsaw University of Technology an acclaimed position in the country as well as international renown.

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