Technology (Architecture), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12402 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
Do you dream about working with architectural concept development, project development and design of buildings? The Master of Science (MSc) in Technology (Architecture) at Aalborg University, Denmark, has its focal point in a number of current and future challenges in the field of architecture. With a foundation in subjects, methods, theories and disciplines pertaining to architecture and engineering, a MSc in Technology (Architecture) ensures an interdisciplinary competence profile.

About

The aim is to design architectural projects with a point of departure in Nordic Architecture. Fields of importance in this regard include tectonic design as well as sustainable architecture. Tectonic design integrates structural, functional and aesthetic parameters whereas sustainable architecture integrates design, aesthetic, technical, functional energy and comfort parameters in an integrated design process shaping high level low energy architecture.

It takes two years to attain a Master of Science (MSc) in Technology (Architecture) , and during this time you will meet a wide range of teachers who will present you with new knowledge in key areas. The educational programme is internationally oriented, and attracts Danish as well as international students. Furthermore the educational programme offers the opportunity of an internship or/and an external study as well as study trips inside and outside Denmark during the semester.

Traineeship & study abroad

Studying the MSc in Technology (Architecture) at Aalborg University in Denmark you are able to undertake an internship on 3rd semester.

Internship as student from MSc in Technology (Architecture), AAU

An internship gives you the opportunity to collaborate with a company, institution, etc. regarding your project work. Furthermore an internship enables you to use the theoretical skills you have acquired during first and second semester hands on.

Another option on the 3rd semester at the MSc in Technology (Architecture) is to do an external study. on 3rd semester.

Study abroad as student from MSc in Technology (Architecture),AAU

You can also choose to do an external study at another university in Denmark or at a university outside Denmark. The courses followed at the foreign university have to be approved by the Architecture & Design Study Board as an integrated part of your education (in the form of credit transfer).

Job and career

The MSc in Technology (Architecture) combines such skills as creativity, engineering and team work. This combination gives the student the opportunity to influence in which direction he/she wish to head.

Furthermore the education has a close connection and collaboration with companies, institutions etc., which among other things gives the student the opportunity to collaborate with and create close connections to these companies, institutions, etc. This is beneficial for the project work as well as for future carrier opportunities.

With a MSc in Technology (Architecture) you will get a well-rounded set of skills. The combination of the architect’s design expertise and the engineer’s professionalism makes the graduates highly qualified to undertake a wide range of positions:

  • Private architectural companies
  • Engineering consultancies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research
Degree designation in English

The Master’s programme entitles the graduate to the designation: Master of Science (MSc) in Technology (Architecture).

Programme Structure

The Master of Science (MSc) in Technology (Architecture) at Aalborg University, Denmark is divided into four semesters running respectively from September to January and from February to June (January and June partly reserved for exams). Thus, students will typically complete the programme in 2 years.

Each semester is sub divided into three or four course modules and one project module. All courses are conducted in English.

MSc01 - Tectonic Design & Nordic Architecture
  • Project - Tectonic Design: Structure and Construction
  • Course - Performance-Aided Design: Form, Material, Structure, Acoustics and Fabrication
  • Course - Tectonic Studies and Experimentations in Form, Structure, Materials and Details
MSc02 - Sustainable Architecture
  • Project - Sustainable Architecture
  • Course - Integrated Design of Sustainable Architecture
  • Course - Zero Energy Buildings
MSc03 - Architectural Research & Development
  • Project - Research & Development in Architectural Engineering and Design
  • Course - Construction Management
  • Course - Transfer of Knowledge from Architectural Engineering to Practice

or

  • Course: Construction Management
  • Academic Internship

or

  • Study at another university

or

  • Long Master’s Thesis (The Long Master’s thesis is prepared in the 3rd and 4th
    semesters)
MSc04 - Master's Thesis
  • Master's Thesis in Architectural Design Engineering

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    560

    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:

    88

    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

Bachelors with the following degrees are eligible for admission to the Master of Science in Technology (Architecture):

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Architecture and Design) from AAU
  • Bygningsdesign (bachelor) DTU
  • Bygningsdesign (diplomingeniør) DTU
  • Bygningsteknik (diplomingeniør) SDU
  • Byggeteknologi (bachelor) DTU

Applicants with an equivalent Danish or foreign degree at a similar level may be admitted subject to individual assessment by the study board. If your bachelor degree does not qualify directly for admission to the master’s programme, the Admissions Office will forward your application for approval by the relevant study board.

Please make sure you send your application form and further documentation via post to the International Office by the required deadline.

Furthermore please note the official language requirements for international students applying to Aalborg University are:

  • IELTS (academic test): 6.5
  • TOEFL (paper-based): 560
  • TOEFL (internet-based): 88
  • Cambridge First Certificate with the grade B

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12402 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12402 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

92,200 DKK

Living costs for Aalborg

5,790 - 8,150 DKK/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

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