The programme in Architecture and Design combines design with the technical planning of buildings, urban areas and industrial products.
You can specialise in one of three areas depending on what you are most interested in; the development of architecture, urban design or industrial design. You will learn about concept development and gain a broad knowledge of theories and methods and how to apply these in practice when writing your thesis.
Career opportunities exist in architects' practices, design companies and in the Research and Development departments of large organisations. You could work as a consultant, a landscape architect or as a development engineer.
Name: Architecture and Design
Type: MSc Programme
Duration: 2 years
European transfer credits: 120 ECTS
About the Programme
On the programme, you will specialise in Tectonic design, Architectonic form or Architectonic syntheses.
On the course in Tectonic design - architectonic form and structure you will gain skills in the development of architectural concepts, project design and maturing and the use of modern modelling techniques. You will learn to see style, light, sound, construction and indoor environment as an integrated unit.
On the course in Architectonic form, space and environmental design you will gain skills in modern urban development with focus on design and improvement of urban environments that shows respect for local values. You will gain the technical and aesthetic qualifications to change both large and small urban areas and to create architectural spaces and infrastructures in various contexts.
The course in Architectonic syntheses provides skills in concept design, construction and product development. You combine aesthetics and knowledge of construction and product development with ergonomics, materials, environment, design management and financing.
The programme has a strong international profile and there are opportunities to take a semester at a foreign university or to do an internship abroad.
Teaching varies between lectures and classroom instruction. In addition, there is often project work together with other students. Students are encouraged to participate in class discussions.
Read more about Danish teaching methods on www.studyindenmark.dk.
If you choose to complete the master's degree programme, you will graduate with the academic title of Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Architecture and Design).
To be admitted to an MSc programme, you must have a bachelor's degree in a relevant subject.
In addition, documentation may be required verifying your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Contact the educational institution you wish to apply to for detailed information on entry requirements and required English proficiency levels.
To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate satifies the general entry requirements, see the Danish Agency for International Education.
The application deadline for MSc programmes varies according to the educational institution. Contact the individual institution for further information regarding its application deadline and forms. Apply directly at the university.
Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.
There is a tuition fee for all full-degree students, unless you are a student from an EU/EEA country, or from Switzerland.
Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.
Contact the individual institution for more specific information.
An academic year is made up of two semesters, which begin around September 1 and February 1.
You can study Architecture and Design in Aalborg.
Architecture and Design can be studied as a 2-year Msc programme (120 ECTS).
You also have the possibility to take single courses or subjects within the programme.
Read more about the Programme at www.aau.dk.
Danish Qualification framework
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 learning outcome of an education programme. Read more about Qualification Framework for Higher Education.
For Further Information
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