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MSc in Architecture - Building Architecture

Politecnico di Milano
Program overview
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Politecnico di Milano

Program description

MSc in Architecture - Building Architecture

Today, the profession demands the project as "as complex system", result of the relationship among different knowledges. Its management entrusts to the architect the central role of director, able to drive and recap this process, aiming at guarantee the realization of works and places architectural quality.

The ability to consciously play this role is, briefly, the purpose that the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) program follows.

In other words, the goal of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) Program is to educate on the realisation and preservation and enhancing of complex works – where complexity refers both to works and places they define - in harmony with the environment they are positioned in, answering requirements of sustainability, functionality, well-being, and also suitably robust and durable in their normal use and in relation to severe natural events.

The purpose of the EU Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) program in Architecture - Building Architecture is to train a European architect who, on the basis of advanced professional knowledge, can give suitable and updated answers to the complexity of problems tied to the Design and Building of Architecture, to the duties and professional responsibilities requested today by this sector in Europe, and who is able to operate design briefs with the contribution of a multiplicity of knowledge and techniques. This purpose can be reached by making the best critical and design tradition of the school of Architecture in Milan to cooperate with the scientific and technical tradition of the School of Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.

Admission requirements

A Bachelor Degree in Architecture and a portfolio are mandatory.

Students With A University Qualification Obtained Outside Italy

Applicants to Master of Science programs are required to have a Bachelor degree or be in the process of completing a Bachelor degree. Admitted applicants will have to graduate before the enrollment.

Your undergraduate level program must contain subjects closely related to the MSc program you are applying to.

An English Or Italian Language Proficiency Certificate

If your bachelor degree was taught in English, you may upload a document certified by your university attesting the teaching language instead of the language certificate.

Country-Specific Requirements Related To Your Degree

If you studied in one of the countries listed in the institute wesbite, please read carefully the information and the details about the documents to be provided. If the country where you have completed/are studying your Bachelor degree is not listed in the institute website then there is no Country-specific requirements.

The requirements (minimum GPA included) are strict, and no exceptions will be considered.

Foreign Students With A University Qualification Obtained In Italy

If you have an Italian university qualification you may be admitted to graduate degree courses under the same conditions as Italian students.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

The following is an example of a typical study plan:

Year 1

  • Architectural Design of Complex Constructions Studio 1
  • Architecture Preservation Studio
  • Architectures and Materials for Historic Heritage
  • History of Building Constructions
  • Planning for Environmental Risks Management
  • Structural Modeling in Architecture and Numerical Computation

Year 2

  • Architectural Design of Complex Constructions Studio 2
  • Architectural design studio for Restoration and Transformation of Complex Constructions
  • Risk-based Design
  • Economic Evaluation of Projects
  • Elective Courses, Internship
  • Final thesis

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Tuition fees for EEA students and Non-EEA students resident in Italy range from about 895,20 € to 3898,20 € for year
  • Tuition fees for Non-EEA students correspond automatically to the full contribution of 3898,20 €

Career opportunities

Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) graduate students can do all activities relative to the freelancing profession of a European architect; they can also hold offices of high responsibility in institutions and public and private companies (institutional companies, public and private companies), that operate in the fields of building, transformation and restoration of the city and the territory.

Given the direction of the Program, the preparation of graduate students is particularly suitable for preliminary, definitive and executive designs of complex architectural products, and the project of preservation and use of existing buildings, with particular skills in the field of consolidation and renovation even in seismic areas.

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About this institute

Politecnico di Milano

Established in 1863, Politecnico di Milano is one of the most outstanding technical universities in Europe, as it offers high-quality teaching and a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes in Architecture, Design and Engineering taught in English. According to...

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Politecnico di Milano

Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32
20133 Milan Lombardy

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