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Architecture, MSc in Technology

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The master’s degree programme 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 two years.

Each semester in Architecture is sub divided into three or four course modules and one project module. All courses are conducted in English.
 

1st semester - Sustainable Architecture

  • Project - Sustainable Architecture (20 ECTS)
  • Course - Integrated Design of Sustainable and Tectonic Architecture (5 ECTS)
  • Course -  Zero Energy Buildings (5 ECTS)


2nd SEMESTER - TECTONIC DESIGN: STRUCTURE AND CONSTRUCTION

  • Project - Tectonic Design: Structure and Construction (20 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)

or:

  • Project - Sustainable Welfare Buildings (20 ECTS)
  • Course: Architecture, Health and Well-being (5 ECTS)
  • Course: Materiality and Construction of Sustainable Buildings (5 ECTS)  


3rd SEMESTER - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING AND DESIGN 

  • Project - Research and Development in Architectural Engineering and Design (20 ECTS) 
  • Course - Construction Management (5 ECTS)
  • Course - Transfer of Knowledge from Architectural Engineering to Practice (5 ECTS)

or

  • Course: Construction Management (5 ECTS)
  • Academic Internship (25 ECTS)

or

  • Study at another university (30 ECTS)

or

  • Long Master’s Thesis (The Long Master’s thesis is prepared in the 3rd and 4th
    semesters; the extent is 60 ECTS.)


4th SEMESTER MASTER'S THESIS

  • Master's Thesis (30 ECTS)

 

Student Projects

If you are curious to see examples of how project work is conducted in the study programme of Architecture at Aalborg University, Denmark, please take a look at some architecture student projects below.

Read on in this study guide about traineeship and studying abroad from Architecture at Aalborg University

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.
 

learn more about Pbl at aau