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Facade Design & Engineering

Summer School of Civil and Architectural Engineering, 5 ECTS

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 weeks


The course provides an introduction to the role of the façade specialist at different stages of an architectural project. Facades are key to the performance and the aesthetics of a buildings. Facade design and engineering covers a wide range of aspects such as structural engineering, building physics, architectural detailing, materials science, procurement and collaboration across design teams, contractors, and suppliers.

About the Degree

Through case studies, the students will explore design aspects and communication of options. The students will learn how to develop schematic solutions on the basis of a brief, taking into consideration the architectural vision, performance requirements, and buildability. 

Teaching and Instruction method
The Faculty of Engineering has adopted a student-centred approach to learning, and teaching is based on problem based project work. Students participate significantly in class and carry out project work in small teams. The work, analysis of the problems and reporting will be performed in teams of 3-4 persons.


You must have completed at least two years of engineering studies and have an interest in design of buildings.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of the University of Southern Denmark

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact The University of Southern Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.  

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System 



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