Track: Building Technology

The Building Technology track encompasses a broad spectrum of engineering and architectural design skills that lead to one of the dominant professions of the future: the sustainable designer. The emphasis of this programme is on the design of innovative and sustainable building components and their integration into the built environment.

Degree: Master of Science Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences

Credits: 120 ECTS, 24 months

Type: Full-time

Start: BSc Bouwkunde graduates can start every quarter. New students can only enrol in September.

Language of instruction: English

What you will learn

Through focusing on structural, façade and climate design, students learn how to contribute to smart buildings that are sustainable, comfortable and environmentally intelligent. This programme stands out internationally because of its integration of architectural design with technical disciplines, filling the niche between architecture and engineering. Rather than focusing on one or two specialisations, students investigate the whole breadth of building technology, looking at climate design, façade design and structural design, producing designers that know how engineers work.

Prospective students must show both technical and architectural skills, interest and understanding. The programme is well suited to architectural graduates looking to strengthen their technical qualifications and those with a technical background that want to strengthen their design abilities.

After graduation

The Building Technology track is one of five specialisation tracks within the Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences master programme. On graduation, students receive Master of Science degree in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences (Building Technology track). 


With a diploma of the Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Urbanism track you can - after completion of a professional traineeship (beroepservaringperiode) - apply for registration in the Dutch Register of Architects, which allows you to use the protected title of Architect, Landscape Architect or Urban Designer in the Netherlands. The Building Technology and Management in the Built Environment tracks, as well as the Post-master's programmes EMU and Berlage, do not allow you to register in the Dutch Register of Architects. Read more