International Master in Energy and Green Architecture (MEGA)
The programme includes subjects such as energy and sustainable development, green architecture and design as well as management and personal development.
You will be qualified to work within e.g. sustainable energy, architecture, business development and intercultural understanding. The programme is taught in English.
Type: Master's Programme
Duration: 2 years on a part-time basis
European transfer credits: 60 ECTS
Entry requirements: A relevant bachelor degree and 2 years of professional experience
Tuition Fee: DKK 180,000
About the programme
The master's programme has the following main themes:
- Energy and sustainable development
- Green architecture and design
- Management and personal development
- Business development and intercultural understanding
The programme is based on education sessions, split in four modules.
1st semester - Understanding energy and green architecture:
The scope is to make the master candidates understand the theories and the mechanisms behind energy politics, ecosystemic thinking, green architecture and sustainable retrofitting. The master candidates must also understand the market and the cultural differences in different parts of the world - e.g. Europe and China - which influence the building and the housing sector.
During the first semester there is one session in Denmark, Aarhus (7th to 18th September 2009) and one session in China, Beijing (18th to 29th January 2010). Included in the education sessions in Aarhus is a study trip to Austria and Germany, and included in the education session in Beijing is a study round tour of Beijing.
- 2nd semester: Developing innovative solutions for cities and buildings
The scope is to develop principles of sustainable planning/eco cities and green architecture, incorporating existing cultural and technical traditions, and enabling the master candidates to develop highly innovative and advanced solutions. A very important element is the design of innovative processes and the developing of a market for innovative solutions. The semester includes certification as Certified Passive House Planner.
The semester is structured as two virtual Design Studios of two months each, one in city scale and one in architectural scale. The master candidates attend to these studios via Internet.
3rd semester - Implementation of energy projects in China and Denmark:
The semester is focused on implementation and includes a two week workshop in Beijing in September 2010 in cooperation with Chinese and Danish companies.
Tsinghua Urban Planning and Design Institute is involved in developing building projects in China and will lead this theme. The master candidates play a leading role in developing super low energy projects, using the knowhow developed during the master education and being part of a Chinese/Danish project team in cooperation with THUPDI and Tsinghua University.
4th semester - Master Thesis:
The semester starts with a Internet seminar in academic writing and working with the themes and central issues of the master thesis. The rest of the semester is concerned with writing the master thesis, which is written individually by the master students.
The defence of the thesis will take place at Aarhus School of Architecture.
See prospective classes in the Danish description of the course.
Danish Qualification framework (DQF)
The programme is graded at level 7 in the Danish Qualification Framework for Lifelong Learning. The Qualification Framework contains levels 1-8 and defines the expected benefit of an education programme. Read more about Danish Qualification Framework.
You can study the International Master in Energy and Green Architecture at Aarhus School of Architecture (in cooporation with Tsinghua Urban Planning and Design Institute in Beijing, China).
The teaching takes place in Aarhus, Denmark, as well as in Beijing, China.
The programme lasts 2 years (four semesters) on a part-time basis. It is rated to 60 ECTS.
Apart from the educational sessions, the programme is based on e-learning, group work via Internet, literature study and exercise.
In order to be admitted to the programme you must have:
- A relevant academic education
- At least two years of professional experience
- Proficiency in English. You must have either A-level diploma or a certificate from TOEFL or similar
All applicants will be interviewed by Aarhus School of Architecture.
The programmes target groups are architects, engineers and constructors, as well as other professions with at least two years of professional experience.
The full programme costs DKK 180,000.
This sum total includes education and education materials, food during courses, two travels (Beijing-Aarhus/Aarhus-Beijing) including flight and hotel with breakfast, and one study trip to Austria and Germany including transportation and hotel with breakfast.
For Further Information
You may find a list of courses taught in Danish at the Danish Ministry of Education website
You can find information on practical issues related to your study visit in Denmark with Danish Agency for International Education:
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