Career opportunities

Sustainable Architecture (Master's Programme 2 years)

Career opportunities

The MSc programme in Sustainable Architecture lies at the forefront of research, innovation and implementation related to reducing GHG emissions in architecture and is designed in such a way that the students are be able to transfer the knowledge gained 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.

The programme's close link to the interdisciplinary Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods ensures the students will be in close contact throughout their education with State-of-the-Art research and practice both nationally in Norway, but also at an international level.

International partners co-operating with the Research center on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods include VTT (Finland), Chalmers (Sweden), Fraunhofer (Germany), TNO (The Netherlands), LBL and MIT (USA), University of Strathclyde (Scotland), and Tsinghua University (China).

Former students who have graduated from the MSc programme in Sustainable Architecture, are currently successfully placed in research positions, energy consultants and architecture offices both nationally and internationally. 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.

Further studies

The PhD education is a structured degree with a nominal duration of three-year full time study. Some PhD positions may include a fourth year of required duties, usually in the form of teaching, this will be detailed in your employee contract if applicable.

  • The programme consists of at least 30 ECTS of coursework, and an independent academic work in the form of a doctoral thesis estimated to 2.5 years.
  • A PhD degree requires a great deal of independence and capacity for completion
  • The final thesis should contribute to the development of new scientific knowledge and meet international standards in the field
  • PhD education at NTNU is internationally oriented
  • You are expected to contribute to international conferences and publish in international peer-reviewed journals
  • It is possible to complete part of your studies abroad, either in the form of a prolonged research stay or by completing some of your courses abroad

In addition to a master's degree or equivalent and a strong academic record, financing is an absolute requirement for admission to a PhD programme. Funding can be both through NTNU and other sources. Available PhD positions at NTNU are continuously posted online.