Master’s degree programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Sustainable Architecture

Matriculation day 12 August

Matriculation ceremony 

Time: 09:30-11:30

  • NTNU in Trondheim, Gløshaugen 
  • Ceremony for all students 


Matriculation event by the Faculty

Place: Workroom 324, 1st grade architect

Time: 13:00-15:00

  • Entertainment by Andreas Aase
  • Welcoming speech to our new students by Dean Fredrik Shetelig 
  • Entertainment by Andreas Aase
  • Presentation of the studyprogramms by the program leaders
  • Proclamation of students by the program leaders and academic handshake by the Dean.
  • Student Welfare Association, presentation
  • Studentdemokracy, presentation by student representatives
  • Presentation of the student associations at the Faculty

Intro day 13 August

MSc in Sustainable Architecture VIII cycle

Intro day

Place: ZEB LivingLab, Gløshaugen
Time: 10:15-13:45

  • 13:30  Welcome - Coordinator of the program, Luca Finocchiaro
  • 13:40  Round of presentations teachers and students 
  • 14:00  From solar houses to Zero Emission Buildings + AAR4833 intro, Tommy Kleiven
  • 14:15  The Zero Emission Neighbourhood research center, Arild Gustavsen
  • 14:30  Light and colour, Barbara Matusiak​
  • Coffee served
  • 15:00  Introduction to first semester, Luca Finocchiaro
  • 15:15  Introduction to second semester, Chiara Bertolin 
  • 15:30  Introduction to third semester, Inger Andresen / Tommy kleiven​

14 August

The Faculty mingling event

Place: Gallery KIT, Innherredsveien 7, entrance A
How to get there: From Scandic Lerkendal hotel for intenational students participating in the Orientation week programme: Bus no. 1 will take you directly til Gallery KIT. Follow this link for more info on departure times and location of bus stop.
Time:15:00-17:00 (we expect international students preferring to finish their orientation week programme, before arriving at Gallery KIT for the mingling event).

Employees and students at the Faculty meet socially at The Academy of Fine Art (KIT).
Basic refreshments.

Orientation week 13-16 August


Orientation Week for international students

From 13 to 19 August, the Office of International Relations organise a full week of activities for new international students. The programme is a mix of information meetings and social events, and includes a full-day hiking trip.

It is not mandatory to participate, but it is strongly recommended.

Full Orientation Week programme

About sustainable architecture

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. 


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

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.

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



Facts about the programme

  • Programcode: MSSUSARC
  • Study level: Master
  • Study programme: Sustainable Architecture (Master's Programme)
  • Degree type: Master of Science in Sustainable Architecture
  • Duration: Full-time
  • Credits: 120.0
  • Restricted admission: Yes
  • Unit: Department of Architecture and Technology
  • Location: Gløshaugen, Trondheim
  • Valid for 2018

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2018

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2019

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2019

The application portal is now open


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