The Building Technology track focuses on research, technological design and innovation, dealing with the newest technology and interacting with the current market. This programme offers a balance between applied research and design of buildings and building elements.
Academic year 2020 - 2021
|1st semester||2nd semester|
|Bucky Lab Design (10 EC)|
Bucky Lab Engineering (10 EC)
Research & Innovations (10 EC)
|Choose two electives from:|
Technoledge Structural Design (5 EC)
Technoledge Facade Design (5 EC)
Technoledge Climate Design (5 EC)
Technoledge Design Informatics (5 EC)
Zero Energy Design (5 EC)
Bridge Design (5 EC)
1:1 Interactive Architecture Prototypes workshop (5 EC)
|Free Electives (5 EC)|
|Choose one design project from:|
EXTREME technology (15 EC)
MEGA (15 EC)
Solar Decathlon Design (15 EC)
|3rd semester||4th semester|
|Choose one from:|
SWAT Studio (15 EC)
EARTHY (15 EC)
|Building Technology Graduation Studio (45 EC)|
One academic year = 60 EC (1680 hrs study, 1 EC 28 hr)
EC = European Credits
Total amount of credits MSc programme = 120 EC
For more information on all courses, please visit the study guide.
In the first semester students deepen their academic skills and technical knowledge through core building technology subjects, seminars and the Bucky Lab engineering and design studio. This gives students the opportunity to construct their own project in a 1:1 scale.
In the second semester students can choose from technical electives offered by the building technology track. In addition they choose 5 ECTS free electives for the purpose of broadening their academic perspective, knowledge and skills. They also follow EXTREME technology or MEGA (or approved equivalent), projects for integrated design. The design project EXTREME technology is about building in an extreme situation, in respect to climate, location and function. The design project MEGA is about buildings of a large size with engineering challenges. Essence of both is the interaction between the extreme circumstances and/or large sizes, the technical solutions, and the architecture.
Detailed information on EXTREME technology (pdf)
Detailed information on MEGA
Detailed information on Solar Decathlon Design (pdf)
For detailed information on all courses, please visit the study guide:
SWAT studio / EARTHY
In the first quarter of the third semester students can choose for the SWAT studio or EARTHY.
The SWAT studio is a sustainable urban design intervention project that responds to various urban city scaled challenges with technical innovation. The SWAT studio takes the form of an intense two-week workshop, focusing on a particular location from which students develop individual projects. In case the workshop is abroad, students should anticipate expenses.
Detailed information on SWAT studio (pdf)
EARTHY focusses on computational methods for spatial configuration, design, and construction of a settlement for displaced communities. EARTHY dives into high-tech design for low-tech construction with earth, and recycled or reused waste materials.
Detailed information on EARTHY (pdf)
In the final three quarters students develop a graduation project. The Building Technology track offers one graduation studio: Sustainable Design. The studio covers the following themes: Structural Design, Climate Design, Façade & Product Design and Design Informatics.
Cross domain graduation studios
Master students Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences can, instead of the regular studio’s or graduation themes, choose during their second year for one of the cross domain graduation studios. Students from the Building Technology track can choose for:
Please note: participating in the Explore Lab will give a study delay for students in the Building Technology track.
For detailed information on all courses, please visit the study guide.