Harvesting synergy between engineering and architecture

The master programme in Architectural Engineering trains designers to harvest the synergy between two disciplines: engineering and architecture. The programme provides students with an advanced level of knowledge and insight, and encourages them to be creative and inventive when integrating their knowledge into a complex architectural design. Our goal is to combine the challenges and inventiveness of the modern building industry with a flair for originality and creativity. All of this is combined with management training, aimed to thoroughly train students to lead architecture projects. An architectural engineer designs complex, sustainable buildings and large scale architectural projects, and helps shaping the world around us. We offer this programme with cutting-edge, scientific research integrated, optimally preparing you for a wide range of careers.

Focus on construction

The Master in Architectural Engineering focuses specifically on the central position of the construction process. In addition, it highlights the role of the project supervisor, a person capable of running a complex building project. The teaching programme specifically focuses on the skills required to design, coordinate and carry out large-scale projects in a multidisciplinary environment, taking an advanced technical and scientific approach and following the principles of sustainable design and building.

Job opportunities

Architectural engineers have access to specific job opportunities, distinct from those open to architects and civil engineers. Large construction projects require a project leader who is able to integrate and coordinate the aesthetic, programmatic, structural and technical aspects. The evolution of the building industry and the equipment of contemporary architecture projects make this synthesis ever more complex and require an integrated knowledge of heating, ventilation and airconditioning, the physical behaviour of materials and structures and the principles of sustainable building. The programme prepares students to a wide range of job profiles such as:

  • architect
  • structural engineer
  • project manager
  • consultant
  • employee or executive in an architectural or engineering office
  • supervisor of the built heritage
  • policy maker for urban planning
  • researcher
Updated on January 30, 2020