Architectural engineers are involved in all facets of design of buildings and building systems, including planning, structural form finding, structural design, design of services, building envelopes, indoor climate, fire safety and acoustics.
The study for M.Sc. in architectural engineering at DTU gives a profound technological background from engineering disciplines combined with competences for creating syntheses and corporate with other professionals in building design. Where a traditional M.Sc. in Civil Engineering has high competences in analysis and documentation of a final design, the M.Sc. in Architectural Engineering from DTU has special competences for participating in early phases of a design process, where important decisions are made about the overall shape, structure, and functionality of the building based on a limited information level. This calls for a good basic understanding of the behaviour of buildings and structures and for an ability to define and treat simple engineering models leading to conclusions concerning constructability and performance based on a minimum of parameters.
The MSc education in Architectural Engineering offers study-lines in structural design and in energy design. Additional individual specialization is possible through elective courses comprising a variety of subjects such as structural glazing, seismic design, light structures, facades, acoustics, lighting, construction management, and town plans.
It is also possible to earn an MSc in Architectural Engineering without a study-line.
Architectural Engineering graduates are employed by architects, consulting engineers, contractors, researchers, building component manufactures, authorities, municipalities, and as independent consultants. The field of activity ranges from preliminary identification of design parameters and indication of design solutions over participation and organisation of a design process, communication, documentation, presentation, realisation, and operation of projects for buildings or building products.
- Structural Design
- Energy Design
General Study Plan from DTU's Study Handbook
Description of the MSc Education in Architectural Engineering inclusive study lines