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Master of science in Architecture and Engineering

  • academic year
    2019-2020
Master of science in Architecture and Engineering

This formation is taught in english.

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  • Programme title
    Master of science in Architecture and Engineering
  • Programme mnemonic
    MA-IRAR
  • Programme organised by
    • Brussels School of Engineering
    • Bruface
  • Degree type
    Masters 120 credits
  • Tier
    2nd cycle
  • Field and branch of study
    Sciences and technics/Architecture and urban planning
  • Schedule type
    Daytime
  • Languages of instruction
    english
  • Theoretical programme duration
    2 years
  • Campus
    Other campus/Solbosch
  • Category / Topic
    Art - Architecture and urban planning/Sciences and technics - Architecture/Sciences and technics - Sciences and technics
  • Jury President
    Pierre-Etienne LABEAU
  • Jury Secretaries
    Johan GYSELINCK and Simon-Pierre GORZA

Details

General information

Degree type

Masters 120 crédits

Theoretical programme duration

2 years

Learning language(s)

english

Schedule type

Daytime

Campus

Other campus/Solbosch

Category(ies) - Topic(s)

Art - Architecture and urban planning/Sciences and technics - Architecture/Sciences and technics - Sciences and technics

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Presentation

The Master in Architectural Engineering completes a study programme in which architecture and construction engineering are closely intertwined: the learning objectives combine the mastering of construction engineering with the skills to design architecture, that is: to create meaningful places that favour the well-being of their future users. Students are trained in the advanced scientific knowledge and attitudes proper to construction and architecture sciences and research. Students learn to design and detail complex sustainable buildings, with special focus on their functions, load bearing structure, their equipment and the technologies they require.

Students are trained in the design of sustainable, large-scale architectural projects, aiming at creating added value in complex (mainly urban) situations. Students learn to coordinate the planning and on-site building of architecture projects: they acquire specialist knowledge on organizing and directing projects and on mastering its technical aspects.

Students are trained in the design of sustainable, large-scale architectural projects, aiming at creating added value in complex (mainly urban) situations. Students learn to coordinate the planning and on-site building of architecture projects: they acquire specialist knowledge on organizing and directing projects and on mastering its technical aspects.

The teaching methods combine theory lectures with exercises, seminars and lab sessions. The architecture studio is conceived as the heart of the teaching project and represents 1/4 of the course programme.

The specificity of the Master in Architectural Engineering at ULB is determined by the central position attributed to the construction process in the teaching of architecture. In addition, the role of the project supervisor, capable of running a complex building project, is highlighted. The teaching programme has a specific focus on the skills required to design, coordinate and carry out large-scale projects in a multi-disciplinary environment necessitating an advanced technical and scientific approach and following the principles of sustainable design and building.

The Master in Architectural Engineering is organized in English, together with the VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) in the BRUFACE platform, which provides a multicultural and multilingual environment.

  • Availability of an internship supported within a specific pedagogical framework

  • Courses taught in English, jointly with VUB

c approach and following the principles of sustainable design and building.

The Master in Architectural Engineering is organized in English, together with the VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) in the BRUFACE platform, which provides a multicultural and multilingual environment.

  • Availability of an internship supported within a specific pedagogical framework

  • Courses taught in English, jointly with VUB

This Master is organised jointly with VUB and is taught in English. This allows the students to be embedded in an international context, and to benefit from the various courses and infrastructures from both institutions.

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Programme

What's next ?

Prospects

The Master degree allows direct access to a broad range of professions in architecture and construction engineering, among which:

  • Architectural engineer

  • Architect

  • Consultant engineer

  • Research engineer

  • Engineer in a consultancy or architecture office

The Master in Architectural Engineering also prepares for a career in research in architectural engineering or architecture.

Architectural engineers have access also to specific job opportunities, distinct from those open to architects and civil engineers. Large construction projects require, from the start of the design phase, up to the completion of the construction project, a project leader able to integrate and coordinate the aesthetic, programmatic, structural and technical aspects of the project. The evolution of the building industry and the equipment of contemporary architecture projects render this synthesis ever more complex and require an integrated

knowledge on HVAC, electricity, informatics, the physical behaviour of materials and structures and the principles of sustainable building.

knowledge on HVAC, electricity, informatics, the physical behaviour of materials and structures and the principles of sustainable building.