International master's programme

Master of Science in Sustainable Architecture

Illustration of sustaiable buildings


About the programme

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.


The next entrance will be in August 2015. The final application deadline is 15 January 2014 for international students. The application deadline for Norwegian applicants is 15 April 2015. Admission requriements

Job prospects

The MSc programme in Sustainable Architecture lies in the forefront of research, innovation and implementation related to reducing GHG emissions in architecture which the students will be able to transfer into their practice as building professionals. The continuous focus on integrated design methodology will enable the students to perform in any building design team, both as co-worker and leader.

Course description

The curriculum consists of 3 consecutive semesters with theory and project courses, and a fourth semester during which the participants write their MSc thesis.


Admission and administrative matters:
Erik Sigvaldsen
Academic matters:
Luca Finocchiaro


Facts about the programme

Degree: International Master's (MSc) - 2 years
Restricted admission:  Yes (20 students admitted)
Department: Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art
Validity of information: 2015 - 2016
Place of study: Trondheim, Gløshaugen

Application deadlines

The application deadlines for master's degrees starting August 2016 have passed.

The next round of admission will open in autumn 2016, with the following application deadlines: 

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2016

EU / EEA / Norwegian students: 
1 March 2017


How to apply