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    Architecture (Architecture & Design) (Aalborg)

    Do you dream about working with architectural concept development, project development and design of buildings?

    The Msc programme in 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, the master programme in Architecture ensures an interdisciplinary competence profile.

    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 degree in 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.

    Job and career

    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 Master of Science and Technology in Architecture the student will have a well-rounded set of skills. The combination of the architect’s design expertise and the engineer’s professionalism makes our candidates highly qualified to undertake a wide range of positions:

    • Private architectural companies
    • Engineering consultancies
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Research

    The Msc programme in 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 in Architecture 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 (15 ECTS)

    • Course - Integrated Design Theory and Methodology (5 ECTS)

    • Course - Performance-Aided Design: Form, Material, Structure, Acoustics and Fabrication (5 ECTS)

    • Course - Tectonic Studies and Experimentations in Form, Structure, Materials and Details (5 ECTS)

    MSc02 - Sustainable Architecture
    • Project - Sustainable Architecture (20 ECTS)

    • Course - Zero Energy Buildings (5 ECTS)

    • Course - Integrated Design of Sustainable Architecture (5 ECTS)

    MSc03 - Architectural Research & Development
    • Project - Research and Development in Architectural Engineering and Design (20 ECTS)

    • Course - Project, Design and Construction Managemen (5 ECTS)

    • Course -Transfer of knowledge from Architectural Engineering to Practice (5 ECTS)

    • Internship (25 ECTS)

    • Course - Project, Design and Construction Management (5 ECTS)

    • Study at another university (30 ECTS)

    • Long Master’s Thesis (+30 ECTS)

    MSc04 - Master's Thesis
    • Master's Thesis in Architectural Design Engineering (30 ECTS)


    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): 6.5TOEFL (paper-based): 550TOEFL (computer-based): 230TOEFL (internet-based): 80Cambridge ESOL: C1Please note: Architecture will be entry restricted from the 2015 enrolment. The number of study places available will be 40. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80
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