Master in Sustainable Architecture and Healthy Buildings - Máster en Arquitectura Sostenible y Edificios Saludables
Full-time: 12-18 months / Part-time: 24 months
The MSc Digital Architecture and Robotic Construction focuses on digital design methods and construction technologies in Architecture, Engineering and Design. It provides a scientific and practical foundation and gives an overview of latest developments in Advanced Modelling, Computational Design and Robotic Construction.
Digital technologies have altered the field of architecture and the architectural profession significantly – from design to production. In this context, the course combines the professional quality of an architectural qualification with the theory and practice behind the latest digital developments in the field.
You´ll use computer-aided methods for design and study the construction and fabrication process in-depth. As part of the School of the Built Environment and Architecture, you´ll work in a transdisciplinary environment where knowledge is shared. Architecture students are also able to work in our Architecture Design Studio, a dedicated studio space with views across the London landscape.
This course is usually intended for graduates of architecture courses who hold the part two professional qualification from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) or equivalent overseas academic qualification. Applicants to the course should have a first degree in Architecture (2:2 or better); however, the University recognises that individuals may develop additional skills outside of university and will interview such applicants with a portfolio of relevant academic and practice work.
Applicants for this course must also meet the following additional entry requirements:
Overseas students must demonstrate that their work has RIBA Part Two equivalence by contacting the Architects Registration Board;
Applicants for the part-time course should be working in practice;
All students considered for admission will be required to attend an interview with a portfolio of work; if located overseas, applicants will be required to send a portfolio of work to the course director;
We will also consider applications from those who have gained skills through a wide range of vocational qualifications, or relevant experience.
Integrative technologies and robotic manufacturing
Advanced digital design techniques
Design project material behaviour
Design project adaptive systems and structures
Technology for building systems
Design research architectural project
Modules will be assessed by a mix of coursework and examinations.
The Master´s program opens up various possibilities for professional development. You could go on to work in the area of architecture, building construction, engineering, interior or product design. You could also work as a specialist or consultant in the field of computational design and robotic construction.
The course could also lead on to a PhD or employment in engineering research.