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For students in Civil and Architectural Engineering

Programme Structure

The Master's degree programme consists of:

  • a basic package consisting of 30 ECTS. The basic package is common for all specialisations in architectural engineering
  • two study packages that together form the basis for specialisation. Each study package consists of three courses which together correspond to 15 ECTS. One study package must be fully complied, while the other study package must contain at least two of the three courses.
  • elective courses (recommended course indicated) corresponding to at least 30 ECTS.
  • a thesis (30 ECTS)

Basic Package:

  • Numerical Analysis in Civil Engineering (5 ECTS)
  • Structural Concepts (5 ECTS) or Heat and Mass Transfer (5 ECTS)
  • Project 1 - Research Methods in Civil and Architectural Engineering (5 ECTS)
  • Risk and Reliability Engineering (5 ECTS)
  • Experimental Mechanics Theory (5 ECTS) or Integrated Energy Design (5 ECTS) or Advanced Planning and Scheduling of Construction Projects (5 ECTS)
  • Project 2 - Integrated Engineering Project (5 ECTS)

Specialisations:

Structural engineering: 25 ECTS in

  • Monitoring of Structures: Structural Dynamics (5 ECTS), Random Vibration (5 ECTS), Modal Testing (5 ECTS).
  • Structural Analysis and Concrete Structures: Mechanics Theory of Plasticity (5 ECTS), Concrete Structures (5 ECTS), Steel Structures (5 ECTS).
  • Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnical Monitoring and Field Testing (5 ECTS), Numerical Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering (5 ECTS), Experimental Geotechnics (5 ECTS).

Integrated energy design: 25 ECTS in

  • Indoor Climate and Energy: Indoor Climate (5 ECTS), Simulation of Building Energy Systems (5 ECTS), Energy-efficient Building Envelope Design (5 ECTS).
  • (Day) Lighting Design: Daylightning Design (5 ECTS), Electric Lighting Design (5 ECTS), Simulating Lighting Reality (5 ECTS).
  • Fluid Dynamics in Architectural Engineering: Natural Ventilation (5 ECTS), CFD in Architectural Engineering (5 ECTS), Air Physics in Building Ventilation (5 ECTS).

Construction Management: 25 ECTS in

  • Construction Management: User and Client Involvement in Construction (5 ECTS), Constructional Economics and Process (5 ECTS), Lean, Lean  Construction & Lean Design (5 ECTS).
  • Individually composed specialization (10 ECTS)

Tectonic building design: 25 ECTS in

  • Tectonic Design: Computational Design (5 ECTS), Form-finding in Building Design (5 ECTS) and either Tectonics - Structure in Engineering and Architectural Design  (5 ECTS) or Architectural Acoustics (5 ECTS).
  • Individually composed specialization (10 ECTS)

Master thesis:

The thesis is written in collaboration with one of the research groups and requires that you have followed the three courses within the chosen specialisation

  • Start Date: Fall: First day of Q1. Spring: First day of Q3.
  • Delivery Date: Fall: Last day of Q2. Spring: Last day of Q4.

Rules for Master thesis are described in the academic regulations for master's degree programmes.

The main part of the programme is common for the two specialisations. However in order to support your academic specialisation you will be offered optional courses on either of the specialisations.

For further information on the structure of the programme please see the academic regulations for master's degree programmes.

A year is divided into four terms

The teaching is divided into terms with four terms per year. Each term consists of a block of seven weeks followed by an examination period of 2-4 weeks. An example of the teaching calendar is given here.

When applying for the program you specify which subject of study you wish to follow. For each of the two subjects of study a diagram of the first six terms is established. On each term you are supposed to attend to three courses. For every half a year you are furthermore supposed to write a project that is time wise staggered with respect to the courses. It is possible for you to make use of the project written during the sixth term as a pre-project for your thesis which should be written during the 7th and 8th terms.

PhD programme

If you have the necessary skills and interest, you have the option of applying for admission to the PhD programme. In the PhD programme, you start working on a research project and are gradually trained through courses and personal guidance to become a researcher. You can read more here.


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The teaching calendar

A year is divided into four terms

The teaching is divided into terms with four terms per year. Each term consists of a block of seven weeks followed by an examination period of 2-4 weeks.

When applying for the program you specify which subject of study you wish to follow. For each of the two subjects of study a diagram of the first six terms is established. On each term you are supposed to attend to three courses. For every half a year you are furthermore supposed to write a project that is time wise staggered with respect to the courses. It is possible for you to make use of the project written during the sixth term as a pre-project for your thesis which should be written during the 7th and 8th terms.

Master thesis

The thesis is written in collaboration with one of the research groups and requires that you have followed the three courses within the chosen specialisation

A thesis topic must be approved by the head of the relevant research group. The following criteria is used to appoint the main supervisor:

  1. The main supervisor must be associated with the CAE (Civil and Architectural Engineering) section at Department of Engineering
  2. The main supervisor must have a PhD degree
  3. The main supervisor must be an active researcher (have published within the last two years)

In exceptional cases otherwise can be decided.

Start Date: Fall: First day of Q1. Spring: First day of Q3.Delivery Date:Fall: Last day of Q2. Spring: Last day of Q4.

Rules for Master thesis are described in the academic regulations for master's degree programmes.

The main part of the programme is common for the two specialisations. However in order to support your academic specialisation you will be offered optional courses on either of the specialisations.

For further information on the structure of the programme please see the academic regulations for master's degree programmes.


Examples of theses

 

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