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Master of Science in Architectural Engineering

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Brussels
English
Information sessions
3/11/2021
Information sessions
4/1/2021

Program description

Master of Science in Architectural Engineering

The master Program in Architectural Engineering trains designers to harvest the synergy between two disciplines: engineering and architecture. The Program provides students with an advanced level of knowledge and insight, and encourages them to be creative and inventive when integrating their knowledge into a complex architectural design. Our goal is to combine the challenges and inventiveness of the modern building industry with a flair for originality and creativity.

All of this is combined with management training, aimed to thoroughly train students to lead architectural projects. An architectural engineer designs complex, sustainable buildings and large-scale architectural projects, and helps shaping the world around us. We offer this Program with cutting-edge, scientific research integrated, optimally preparing you for a wide range of careers.

Admission requirements

Language requirements

Prospective students can provide proof of sufficient knowledge of English as language of instruction by meeting one of the following criteria:

  • Having successfully completed one of the following language proficiency tests:
    • TOEFL iBT with minimum level: 79;
    • IELTS with minimum level: academic module 6.5;
    • ITACE with minimum level: B2;
    • Cambridge English Qualification Scale with the following minimal level: 170;
  • Certificates and other proof of language tests may not pre-date the first enrolment by more than five years.
  • Having successfully completed at least one year of secondary education with English as language of instruction, or having successfully completed secondary school in a Belgian institution;
  • Having successfully completed Program units in higher education with a minimum of 54 ECTS-credits where English was the language of instruction.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website


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Program content

Compulsory Courses

Compulsory Courses year 1 of the standard learning track in arch. engineering

  • Design of Concrete Structures
  • Sustainable Architectural Design Studio
  • Design of Steel Structures
  • Parametric Design of Transformable Structures
  • Research methods in architectural engineering
  • Energy Performance of Buildings
  • Spatial Structures: Design and Analysis
  • Structural Renovation Techniques
  • Post-war History of Construction and Architecture
  • Sustainable Urban Design Studio

Pre-defined Courses year 2 of the standard learning track in arch. engineering

  • Architectural Engineering and Construction Project Management
  • Low Energy Design for Sustainable Buildings
  • Daylighting in Buildings
  • Design Project Competition
  • Theory of Architecture and Urbanism

Advanced Design Studio year 2 of the standard learning track in arch. engineering

  • Advanced Design Studio

Elective Courses

Year 1

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Room Acoustics
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Form-active structures
  • Structural Analysis and Finite Elements
  • Introduction to construction engineering

Year 2

  • Structural Analysis and Finite Elements
  • Low voltage electrical systems for buildings
  • Timber and masonry structures - Renovation techniques and construction pathologies
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Form-active structures
  • Prestressed Concrete
  • Innovation in Construction Materials
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials
  • Structural design
  • Internship (60 days)
  • Steel Bridge Construction
  • Experimental Techniques for Testing, Non Destructive Techniques and Structural Health Monitoring
  • Industrial Techniques for Water Management
  • Design of Engineering Constructions
  • Urban Sociology
  • Introduction to construction engineering
  • Room Acoustics
  • Internship (40 days)
  • Architectural Engineering and Construction Project Management
  • Low Energy Design for Sustainable Buildings
  • Daylighting in Buildings
  • Design Project Competition
  • Theory of Architecture and Urbanism
  • Infrastructure and mobility
  • Light and Lighting: Visual Environment and Domotics
  • Form-finding and Structural Optimisation
  • Robustness of structures and reliability of materials
  • Construction

Master Thesis MA Architectural Engineering

  • Master Thesis Architectural Engineering

Tuition fees

The full tuition price for EEA students is 835 €. The price for Non-EEA students is 2.500 €

Continuing studies

After graduation continue their academic career as a PhD researchers.

Career opportunities

A master degree opens doors in many different branches and sectors. You will be able to work in the private sector, (non-) governmental organisations.

Job opportunities

Architectural engineers have access to specific job opportunities, distinct from those open to architects and civil engineers. Large construction projects require a project leader who is able to integrate and coordinate the aesthetic, programmatic, structural and technical aspects. The evolution of the building industry and the equipment of contemporary architecture projects make this synthesis ever more complex and require an integrated knowledge of heating, ventilation and airconditioning, the physical behaviour of materials and structures and the principles of sustainable building. The Program prepares students to a wide range of job profiles such as:

  • architect and structural engineer
  • project manager
  • consultant
  • employee or executive in an architectural or engineering office
  • supervisor of the built heritage
  • policy maker for urban planning
  • researcher

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Vrije Universiteit Brussel

VUB is a public and modern university located in Brussels, the heart of Europe. Ranked as one of world’s top universities, it offers a full range of bachelor’s and master’s programmes taught in English. The University counts 16.000 students, 21%...


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