The postgraduate Master’s programme focuses on digital design methods and construction technologies in architecture, engineering and design. The curriculum provides a scientific and practical foundation and gives an overview of latest developments in computational design and construction within the new Master Integrated Architectural Design (MIAD).



Digital technologies have altered the field of architecture and the architectural profession significantly – from design to production. Against this background, the study programme incorporates the professional qualities of higher architectural education as well as the theoretical and operative aspects of information technology.

The main goal of the Master’s curriculum is to convey further knowledge of these technologies. The study is based on the following principles:

  • Computer-aided methods as cross-linking of design, construction and fabrication process
  • Inter- and transdisciplinary exchange
  • Full-time study related to practice
  • Synergy and additional benefit from the connection between university, companies and external professionals
  • Integration of compact workshops and symposia


Educational organisation

First Semester:

– Project urban design – building design/structure

– Core module Tools

– Core module 1 Context

– Core module building


Second Semester:

– Project Integrated building design/structure

– Core module Tools II

– Comfort / Construction

– Electives


Third Semester:

– Project Computational Design / Conference

– Simulation and Programming

– Digital Fabrication


Fourth Semester:

– Thesis incl. Colloquium


Compulsory Electives:

– Architectural Product Design

– Building Product Design

– Lighting Product Design

– Conference Week


This programme will be integrated into the new Master Integrated Architectural Design (MIAD) in 2016.

Attendance periods: Full-time study with part-time option from 2016 onwards


Course objectives    

The Master’s programme addresses graduates in architecture, interior and product design, civil and mechanical engineering, as well as information technology and related studies. Cooperative projects, symposia and Master’s theses serve as a platform for collaborations with the building industry, software suppliers, other universities and architectural offices.

The Master’s programme leads to an academic degree acknowledged worldwide, the Master of Science (MSc). Employment in engineering or design oriented areas is possible. The degree entitles to a PhD degree study and opens the admission to higher public service.


Career opportunities and job profiles

The Master’s programme opens up various possibilities for professional development, e. g. the following occupational areas:

  • Employment in the area of architecture, construction, engineering, interior and product design
  • Specialisation and consultancy in the field of computational design and construction
  • Admission to a PhD programme or employment in engineering research
  • Employment in higher public service