The Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Architecture emphasizes the ‘answer-oriented learning process’. You are introduced to constructional aspects from day one. During studio work you discover the complexity of architectural problems. You learn how to tackle these problems independently, and which method to use. The curriculum also contains a cluster of basic science course units, mathematics and physics in particular. You will be introduced to architectural theory and architectural history and you will take course units dealing with man, society and culture. This broad spectrum of course units will allow you to make a well-informed choice of main subject in the Master’s programme.
The Master of Science in Engineering: Architecture offers a broad academic knowledge base with a focus on architectural design within the main field of application of building. Within those contours, you will be given the opportunity to develop your own profile based on your personal interests and intellectual strengths. You can choose one of two main subjects. The main subject Urban Design and Architecture is aimed at architectural engineers with a special interest in buildings in their environment. Students are trained in architecture and urban design, and introduced to theoretical knowledge areas related to design on a grander scale. The main subject Architectural Design and Construction Techniques is aimed at architectural engineers with a special interest in building design and its details, in construction, and in sustainable building techniques. In the final year, students complete their Master’s dissertation, in which they work out a design or research question independently under supervision of the department’s academic staff. Students present their (research) results to fellow-students during a public oral presentation. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering: Architecture gives direct access to the Master of Science Urbanism and Spatial Planning, a programme aiming to familiarize students with the broad field of spatial planning and urban development.