M.Sc. Architectural Engineering

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) | Brussels, Belgium
This Master offers a high level of scientific education where designers are trained to realize the synergy between the construction and the architecture discipline. The master is focused on structural engineering and architectural studies combined with the training of management skills, a high level of scientific education that prepares students to a wide range of job profiles.

Description of Architectural Engineering

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This Master offers a high level of scientific education where designers are trained to realize the synergy between the construction and the architure discipline.

The master is focused on structural engineering and architectural studies combined with the training of management skills, a high level of scientific education that prepares students to a wide range of job profiles.

Realize synergy between engineering and architecture disciplines

The master program in Architectural Engineering trains designers to realize the synergy between the engineering and the architecture disciplines. The program 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.

Interaction between various disciplines

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 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.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Non EU citizens: 21 June, EU citizens: 21 September;
Tuition fee
  • EUR 2950 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 890 Year (EEA)

For this 2 years double degree programme the tuirion fees are as follows:

In the 1st year:

  • EEA students:837 EUR
  • Non EEA students: 2500 EUR

In the 2nd year:

  • EEA students: 620 EUR
  • Non EEA students: 2500 EUR
Start date September  2015
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Partnership Joint
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Objectives

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.

Requirements for Architectural Engineering

Language requirements

Non EEA students/nationals need to provide a proof of sufficient knowledge of English by meeting one of the following criteria:

    • a diploma of secondary or higher education where English was the language of instruction
    • having successfully completed at least one school year of secondary education where English was the language of instruction
    • having successfully completed course units in higher education with a minimum total of 54 study credits where English was the language of instruction
    • having successfully completed ASO secondary education in Belgium
    • having successfully completed one of the following language tests
      • TOEFL: 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based
      • IELS: minimum level academic module 6,5
      • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), grade B
      • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), grade C
      • Interuniversity Test of Academic English (ITACE) with a minimal level of B2 of the Common European Framework

The proof or certificate of language tests cannot be older than 2 years for a first enrolment.

Work Experience for Architectural Engineering

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

VUB is registered with the Flemish government of Belgium as an institution of higher education.
The VUB programmes are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO, Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatie Organisatie). This official organisation was established by an international treaty between the Flemish and the Dutch governments to ensure the quality of higher education in both the Netherlands and Flanders.

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Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium

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