Digital Architecture and Robotic Construction MSc

London South Bank University

Program Description

Digital Architecture and Robotic Construction MSc

London South Bank University


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.

You'll be able to exploit LSBU's extensive industry connections during the course and your dissertation will be closely linked to practice. You'll be encouraged to work together with partners; an engineering company or another academic School within LSBU.

Visit the Digital Architecture and Robotics lab (DARLAB) website, where you can find more information about the facilities and the latest projects taking place.


  • 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
  • Dissertation

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.


Digital Architecture Robotic Lab

This advanced digital manufacturing robotic lab is designed for high-quality research, as well as developing commercial applications for architecture, and features a Kuka robotic arm that can produce architectural components.

Architecture Design Studio

At LSBU, architecture students have their own dedicated studio space near the top of our Keyworth Building, complete with inspirational views across the London landscape. This space is used to develop their skills and help train the next generation of architects.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) Centre

LSBU is helping transform the construction industry through its Building Information Modelling (BIM) Centre. The BIM Centre acts as a hub for innovation, professional training and networking amongst practice experts in the built environmental sector. These facilities are used by students and for short courses.

Entry requirements

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.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 8, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug., 2017
12 - 18 months
Part time
Full time
11,500 GBP
Start date Aug., 2017
United Kingdom London, England
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Duration 12 - 18 months
Price 11,500 GBP
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