Sustainable Architecture

Master’s degree programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Sustainable Architecture

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About the programme

About the programme

The MSc in Sustainable Architecture at NTNU aims at educate and train building professionals in the use and development of competitive methods and solutions for lowering GHG emissions of the built environment in a life-cycle perspective. 

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The programme is open to both international and Norwegian students. Admittance to the programme requires a bachelor's degree in a social science or humanities discipline.

Job prospects

Job prospects

The MSc programme in Sustainable Architecture lies at the forefront of research, innovation and implementation related to reducing GHG emissions in architecture. Learning activities throughout the program are designed in such a way that the students are able to transfer the knowledge gained into their practice as future building professionals. The continuous focus on an integrated design methodology throughout the programme enables the students to perform in any building design team, both as co-workers and as leaders.

Course description

Learning outcome

The curriculum of the MSc in Sustainable Architecture is structured around three main concerns related to the environmental impact of the built environment (I semester: environmental performance, II semester: environmental impact and III semester: integrated energy design). In the fourth semester students develop their Master thesis, as a research based report or design project. 

The focus of the theory and project courses run in each semester corresponds to the acquisition of specific knowledge and competence for lowering GHG emissions of buildings. In the fourth semester students develop their Master thesis, as a research based report or design project.



If you have any questions regarding admission or administrative matters:
If you have any questions regarding academic matters, please contact:
Luca Finocchiaro



  • Programcode: MSSUSARC
  • Study level: Master
  • Study programme: Sustainable Architecture (Master's Programme)
  • Degree type: Master of Science in Sustainable Architecture
  • Duration: Full-time
  • Credits: 120
  • Restricted admission: Yes
  • Unit: Department of Architecture and Technology
  • Location: Gløshaugen, Trondheim

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Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2019

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2020

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

The application portal is open for students within the nordics only. The intake for 2021 will begin in October for non-eu students.

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