Master in Architectural Engineering

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Program Description

Master in Architectural Engineering

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

MSc in Architectural Engineering

This master is jointly organised by Vrije Universiteit Brussel in collaboration with Université Libre de Bruxelles, leading to a joint master's degree.

The Master’s programme in Architectural Engineering combines structural engineering and architectural studies with management training.

The programme trains you to design large-scale architectural projects that add value to complex, mainly urban, situations. You’ll be working in a design studio, where a variety of aspects related to your task come together: analysing a historical, architectural and urban context, setting up a programme and designing a pleasant building complex with adequate materials, an efficient structure equipped with sustainable techniques. This synergy is to be expected, given the complex and advanced nature of architectural design at Master level. The university manages the interaction between these disciplines and combines it with a scientific attitude. This means you’ll receive a scientific education at a high level, that optimally prepares you for the job market.

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PROGRAMME CURRICULUM

The programme consists of a fixed number of compulsory courses and a number of optional courses . The second year also includes a master thesis. In this master thesis it is requested to realize a synergy between a research study and an architectural design.

The teaching methods combine theory lectures with exercises, seminars, workshops, visits and lab sessions. The design studio is conceived as the heart of the teaching project and represents one quarter of the course programme.

Studying abroad The curriculum of the first master year can be replaced by an alternative programme of 30 to 60 ECTS at a university abroad. This international mobility offers you extra opportunities to tune the content of your curriculum with international courses, internships and research projects without delaying your study progress. Possible destinations are Milan (Italy), Cottbus (Germany), or Göteborg (Sweden).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Academic requirements

Students with a bachelor in the same field of study (architectural engineering)have direct access after the evaluation of their application file. Holders of another engineering degree must be approved/admitted by the curriculum council.

For engineering sciences: to posses the more specialized knowledge for the calculation and simulation of all technical aspects related to the execution of a project, ranging from the stability of structures, foundation techniques, building physics, building acoustics, heating, durability, lighting to the use of new materials, lightweight constructions, the re-use and renovation of existing buildings and the 4D-design;

Language requirements

The following language tests are accepted: TOEIC (695), TOEFL paper (550), TOEFL computer based (213), TOEFL internet based (80), IELTS (6.0), Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE, grade B), Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE, grade C), VEC Online score (74), Approximate VEC level (13).

HOW TO APPLY

In order to apply you have to fill in the online application form (button below).

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Last updated November 28, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 16, 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
837 EUR
EU/EEA nationals; 2500 € non-EU/EEA
Information
Deadline
May 31, 2019
EEA nationals may apply until 12 September 2019
Locations
Belgium - Brussels
Start date : Sept. 16, 2019
Application deadline May 31, 2019
EEA nationals may apply until 12 September 2019
End date Sept. 13, 2021
Dates
Sept. 16, 2019
Belgium - Brussels
Application deadline May 31, 2019
EEA nationals may apply until 12 September 2019
End date Sept. 13, 2021