Master of Science in Sustainable Architecture
- Towards a zero emission built environment
Participants in the international MSc programme for Sustainable Architecture will learn to identify and apply the correct measures and resources to design high-quality, cost effective architecture that contributes towards achieving a zero emission built environment.
In a global and European perspective, buildings are accountable for about 40 % of all GHG emissions. IPCC reports point to measures in the building sector as being the most economical (when compared to other important sectors).
The MSc programme aims to educate and train building professionals in the use and development of competitive methods and solutions for existing and new buildings that will contribute to lowering GHG emissions related to the production, use, management, and demolition of architecture in a life-cycle perspective. The Master programme encompasses residential, commercial and public architecture as well as its effect on the urban and rural built environment.
The curriculum consists of 3 consecutive semesters with theory and project courses, and a fourth semester during which the participants write their MSc thesis. Throughout the two years of the MSc programme, a holistic perspective stresses the many architectural expressions and possibilities encompassed within a zero emission built environment. Within each of the theory and project courses, high demands are made towards integrated design strategies to ensure usability and synergy of the design with its surroundings and users. The students are continuously trained in interdisciplinary co-operation in order for them to integrate this integrated design method in their professional practice.
- Semester 1: Concepts and strategies related to energy efficient, sustainable and zero emission buildings and built environment (theory); Climate and Built Form (theory); Project course
- Semester 2: Use and operation of zero emission buildings (theory); Experts in team (EiT); Project course
- Semester 3: Energy systems and services and their integration in architectural design (theory); Project course, Elective Course (theory – to be agreed upon with supervisor and course coordinator);
- Semester 4: Master thesis
Facts about the programme
International Master's (MSc) - 2 years
Number of students admitted:
15 April (Norwegian applicants includes Norwegian applicants with an international degree), 1 December (International applicants)
Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art
Validity of information:
2013 - 2014
International Master's programmes – admission for Autumn 2013
Preliminary application forms:
The deadline for submission of the preliminary application is December 1, 2012 for applicants with an educational background from outside the Nordic countries.
Requirements and procedures