This track of the Master of Science in Building and Architectural Engineering trains Architectural Engineers who can manage and take part in the integrated design process of complex construction projects. An interdisciplinary approach to design and to construction, and the related teamwork, are widely recognized as the essential tools to deliver buildings with high performances, with reliable sustainability credentials, and with a balanced life cycle cost.
The Architectural Engineer is a professional ready to work in complex, multidisciplinary and multi-scalar projects. The programme trains students through two parallel approaches:
- By giving them the tools, from the fields of both engineering and architecture, to become effective members of design teams;
- By involving them in integrated studios where they can apply the principles of integrated design to specific projects.
The programme prepares students to approach, among others, the fields of multiscale energy-efficient design, innovative construction technology and refurbishment of existing buildings, with a strong focus on the different scales of intervention (from city and territory to building and construction components). The programme is also strongly rooted in the European and Italian traditions which have created cities and buildings celebrated worldwide. The programme is taught in English.