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Architecture, Building and Planning

Degree type
Language of education
English (100%)
24 months
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

Building engineers have a high degree of responsibility in finding the right balance between science, technology and design. It also includes economic, political and environmental aspects.

A key characteristic of the program is interdisciplinarity. Based on your own discipline,you will learn to understand problems of other disciplines. This will be important in your future career, because the design process is becoming more complex and the number of specialists involved is growing. Through project learning, you will develop a design-oriented approach based on independent analytical ability, synthetic skills and the many opportunities offered by information technology. Also essentials as communication skills, presentation techniques, a scientific approach and a fair share of creativity is required in the design process. You can choose to graduate in the specialization that best matches your abilities and interests.

Whatever your preferences, this program offers you a wide range of opportunities to choose from since students themselves define the focus of their programs. To support students in choosing a suitable program a portfolio approach is part of the program involving regular discussions with one of the tutors involved in the Master’s program.

Structural Design and Construction Technology; Architectural Design and Engineering; Building Physics and Systems; Design and Decision Support Systems; Urbanism and Management.

Architecture, Building and Planning Specializations

Within the master's degree program in Architecture, Building and Planning, you can graduate in six specializations: 

In the Architecture major, you develop an in-depth, innovative design attitude based on the architecture with which you orient yourself in collaboration between the different architectural disciplines. 

Building Physics and Services
The aim of the Building Physics and Services major is to acquire new knowledge and integrate and develop design methods that lead to a sustainable, healthy, comfortable and productive indoor and outdoor environment.

Building Technology and Construction Technology
The Building Technology and Construction Technology track focuses on the technical aspects of building in relation to social themes such as sustainability.

Real Estate Management & Development
Real estate management can be regarded as a specialism of evaluation and calculation in which structural and engineering knowledge and experience are combined with market insight and operational analysis to form the basis for real estate management and development. 

Structural Design
The aim is for the student to take the competencies he or she has acquired and develop these in a practical situation. Every students is assigned a mentor to supervise the elective components in the Master program. 

Urban Design & Planning
The Urban Design and Planning Master track focuses on strategic interventions in the spatial environment. Societal developments relating to spatial planning issues have a significant influence on the quality of life and the vitality of our society, both now and in the future. Contemporary notions about topics like public space, living and environment (sustainability) are changing drastically.

Architecture, Building and Planning Related Programs

Besides the MSc Architecture, Building and Planning, Eindhoven University of Technology offers a range of other Archictecture related programs such as the English taught master in Building Services

See which programs are related to the MSc Architecture, Building and Planning

Architecture, Building and Planning Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Master Architecture, Building and Planning will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at Eindhoven University of Technology.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the MSc Architecture, Building and Planning program.

About Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology. Our education, research and knowledge valorization contribute to:

- science for society: solving the major societal issues and boosting prosperity and welfare by focusing on the Strategic Areas of Energy,  Health and Smart Mobility
- science for industry: the development of technological innovation in cooperation with industry
- science for science: progress in engineering sciences through excellence in key research cores and innovation in education

Excellent Education
We see it as our duty to train engineers to possess a sound scientific basis and scientific depth. They also have the necessary skills to successfully flourish in social sectors and functions.

More information about Eindhoven University of Technology

Admission requirements

Previous education

BSc in Architecture or equivalent.

Grade average

For admission a minimum of 75% CGPA. For entry to Talent Scholarship Program a minimum of 80% CGPA.

Written request

Letter of motivation.

Language requirements

CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL internet based: 90

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