About the programme
The programme is co-organised by Vrije Universiteit Brussel
(VUB) and Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), offering students the possibility to obtain a double master's degree at the end of the programme. The first year of courses is taught at the ULB Engineering Campus in Brussels, while the second year is taught at VUB.
The Master of Science in Architecture trains designers to realize the synergy between the engineering and the architecture disciplines.
The programme provides students with an advanced level of knowledge and insight and makes them proficient in the creative and inventive use of the engineering and architectural knowledge in a complex architectural design.
The training is characterized by the integration of scientific research in education. The design studio acts as a crystallization point in the application of knowledge with respect to architectural design, structural design, installation techniques and urban planning. Given the complex and more advanced nature of architectural design at Master level, it requires the interaction between various disciplines combined with a scientific attitude.
The programme prepares students to a wide range of job profiles such as architectural and structural engineer, project manager, consultant, employee or executive in an architectural or engineer office, supervisor of the built heritage, policy maker for urban planning, researcher and others.
The programme consist of a fixed number of compulsory courses and a number of optional courses . The second year also includes a master thesis. In this master thesis it is requested to realize a synergy between a research study and an architectural design.
Available on http://www.vub.ac.be/en/study/architectural-engineering/programme
• €837 per year for EEA students
• €2500 per year for non-EEA students (student who require a student visa)
You are looking for a career which is creative, challenging and fulfilling
You are driven by architectural and constructional design
You are looking for an engineering degree which combines the challenges and inventiveness of the modern building industry with a flair for originality and creativity
You are interested to study in an international environment
Applicants should have acquired the following knowledge during their undergraduate studies:
For architectural science: to be able to make use of the knowledge concerning architectural theory and history in project proposals and to discourse on architectural subjects in a reasoned and critical way;
For engineering sciences: to posses the more specialized knowledge for the calculation and simulation of all technical aspects related to the execution of a project, ranging from the stability of structures, foundation techniques, building physics, building acoustics, heating, durability, lighting to the use of new materials, lightweight constructions, the re-use and renovation of existing buildings and the 4D-design;
For design: to have insight into complex problems, to be able to formulate and define a problem, to integrate multi-disciplinary knowledge in the design, to justify the steps taken in a design process, to implement design insights on a distinctive way and to present and communicate, including critical reflection.
Additionally, applicants should be proficient in English
Admission to the Bruface master programmes is based upon acceptance of the application form (proof of meeting the language requirements, necessary background, etc.).