Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Architectural Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    1450 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    234 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

You are looking for a career which is creative, challenging and fulfilling. You are driven by architectural and constructional design. You are looking for an engineering degree which combines the challenges and inventiveness of the modern building industry with a flair for originality and creativity. You are interested to study in an international environment. The Master Degree in Architectural Engineering is offered by Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).

First step in the market

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.

Accreditation


Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Design of Concrete Structures
  • Design of Steel Structures
  • Parametric Design of Transformable Structures
  • Post -War History of Construction and Architecture
  • Energy Performance of Buildings
For more information, please visit programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    All students who require visa and apply after April 1st (and before June 1st, as this is the deadline) will be charged an administrative cost of 100.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    72

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements

General required documents:

  • passport
  • picture
  • bachelor degree (or enrollment certificate when you are in your final year)
  • transcript of records
  • proof of language proficiency

Extra documents per program you apply for:

  • all documents as stated above +
  • motivation letter
  • 2 reference letters
  • not required for Master of management, international business and communication studies
  • if you apply for a science program this must be written by an academic
  • you may use thetemplatebut it is not obligatory

Chinese nationals:

  • all documents als stated above +
  • APS certificate

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1450 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1450 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    234 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 234 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

  • EEA-student formula: Fixed fee = 234,10 +Fee per credit = 11,20
  • Non-EEA-student formula: Fixed fee = 1450,00+Fee per credit = 25,00

Living costs for Brussels

820 - 850 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) participates in many scholarship programmes offering grants to all levels of study (from Bachelor Academic Staff), in various regions, both for short and longer stays.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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