Pursuant to consolidation Act 172 of February 27, 2018 on Universities (the University Act) with subsequent changes, the following curriculum is established. The programme also follows the Joint Programme Regulations and the Examination Policies and Procedures for The Faculty
The Master’s programme is organised in accordance with the Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s Order no. 1328 of November 15, 2016 on Bachelor’s and Master’s Programmes at Universities (the Ministerial Order of the Study Programmes) with subsequent changes and Ministerial Order no. 1062 of June 30, 2016 on University Examinations (the Examination Order) with subsequent changes. Further reference is made to Ministerial Order no. 106 of February 12, 2018 (the Admission Order) and Ministerial Order no. 114 of February 3, 2015 (the Grading Scale Order).
Two-disciplinary educational programmes are futhermore planned in accordance with guideline No. 9292 of April 26, 2018 (Retningslinjer for universitetsuddannelser rettet mod undervisning i de gymnasiale uddannelser samt undervisning i gymnasiale fag i eux-forløb).
The programme is offered in Aalborg.
The Master’s programme falls under The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University.
The Master’s programme falls under Study Board of Architecture and Design
The Master’s programme is associated with the external examiners corps on Nationwide engineering examiners/Design
Applicants with a legal claim to admission (retskrav):
- Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Architecture and Design), Aalborg University
The Master’s programme entitles the graduate to the designation Cand.tech. i arkitektur. The English designation is: Master of Science (MSc) in Technology (Architecture).
The Master’s programme is a 2-year, research-based, full-time study programme. The programme is set to 120 ECTS credits.
The Study Board can approve successfully completed (passed) programme elements from other Master’s programmes in lieu of programme elements in this programme (credit transfer). The Study Board can also approve successfully completed (passed) programme elements from another Danish programme or a programme outside of Denmark at the same level in lieu of programme elements within this curriculum. Decisions on credit transfer are made by the Study Board based on an academic assessment. See the Joint Programme Regulations for the rules on credit transfer.
In exceptional circumstances, the Study Board study can grant exemption from those parts of the curriculum that are not stipulated by law or ministerial order. Exemption regarding an examination applies to the immediate examination.
The rules for examinations are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures - published at this website: https://www.studieservice.aau.dk/Studielegalitet/
In the assessment of all written work, regardless of the language it is written in, weight is also given to the student's formulation and spelling ability, in addition to the academic content. Orthographic and grammatical correctness as well as stylistic proficiency are taken as a basis for the evaluation of language performance. Language performance must always be included as an independent dimension of the total evaluation. However, no examination can be assessed as ‘Pass’ on the basis of good language performance alone; similarly, an examination normally cannot be assessed as ‘Fail’ on the basis of poor language performance alone.
The Study Board can grant exemption from this in special cases (e.g., dyslexia or a native language other than Danish).
The Master’s Thesis must include an English summary (or another foreign language: French, Spanish or German upon approval by the Study Board). If the project is written in English, the summary must be in Danish (The Study Board can grant exemption from this). The summary must be at least 1 page and not more than 2 pages (this is not included in any fixed minimum and maximum number of pages per student). The summary is included in the evaluation of the project as a whole.
At programs that are taught in Danish, it is assumed that the student can read academic texts in modern Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and English and use reference works, etc., in other European languages. At programs taught in English, it is assumed that the student can read academic text and use reference works, etc., in English.
The following competence profile will appear on the diploma:
A Candidatus graduate has the following competency profile:
A Candidatus graduate has competencies that have been acquired via a course of study that has taken place in a research environment.
A Candidatus graduate is qualified for employment on the labour market based on his or her academic discipline as well as for further research (PhD programmes). A Candidatus graduate has, compared to a Bachelor, developed his or her academic knowledge and independence so as to be able to apply scientific theory and method on an independent basis within both an academic and a professional context.
The graduate of the Master’s program:
* Integrated Design: Is a methodic process where research and evidence based knowledge is continuously applied and integrated through a succession of engineering, design and architectural based theories and methods throughout the design process of the project.
* Integrated Design: Is a methodic process where research and evidence based knowledge is continuously applied and integrated through a succession of engineering, design and architectural based theories and methods throughout the design process of the project
The program is structured in modules and organized as a problem-based study. A module is a program element or a group of program elements, which aims to give students a set of professional skills within a fixed time frame specified in ECTS credits, and concluding with one or more examinations within specific exam periods. Examinations are defined in the curriculum. The program is based on a combination of academic, problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approaches and organized based on the following work and evaluation methods that combine skills and reflection:
All modules are assessed through individual grading according to the 7-point scale or Pass/Fail. All modules are assessed by external examination (external grading) or internal examination (internal grading or by assessment by the supervisor only).
Minimum 100 ECTS are evaluated by 7-point scale, and minimum 50 ECTS are evaluated with an external examiner.
Offered as: 1-professional
|Module name||Course type||ECTS||Applied grading scale||Evaluation method||Assessment method|
|Zero Energy Buildings||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Integrated Design of Sustainable and Tectonic Architecture||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Sustainable Architecture||Project||20||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Performance-Aided Design: Form, Material, Structure, Acoustics and Fabrication||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Tectonic Studies and Experimentations in Form, Structure, Materials and Details||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Tectonic Design: Structure and Construction||Project||20||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Architecture, Health and Well-being||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Materiality and Construction of Sustainable Buildings||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Sustainable Welfare Buildings||Project||20||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Construction Management||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written or oral exam|
|Research, Practice and Development in Architectural Design and Engineering||Project||25||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Master’s Thesis||Project||30||7-point grading scale||External examination||Master's thesis/final project|
On 2nd semester the student must choose between version A or B.
If the student wants to study abroad the Study Board recommends this in the third semester. The student must apply for a preapproval of credit transfer by the Study Board of Architecture and Design.
All students who have not participated in Aalborg University’s PBL introductory course during their Bachelor’s degree must attend the introductory course “Problem-based Learning and Project Management”. The introductory course must be approved before the student can participate in the project exam. For further information, please see the website https://www.sadp.aau.dk/digitalAssets/357/357257_pbl-intro.pdf
The curriculum is approved by the Dean of The Technical Faculty of IT and Design and enters into force as of September 2019.
The Study Board does not offer teaching after the previous curriculum from 2017 after the summer examination 2020.