Building Technology, M.Sc.

Building Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #137 (QS) ,
The Master’s Programme in Building Technology offers students comprehensive academic and professional knowledge of the different disciplines within civil and structural engineering. This Building Technology programme is offered by Aalto University.


Civil engineering plays a key role in creating safe and healthy built environments, which are essential elements of everyday life and well-being. Combining the global needs for energy efficiency and sustainability with the characteristics of a good living environment requires theoretical understanding, professional skills, and a broad-minded attitude.

The programme deals with the design, construction, use, and maintenance of civil engineering structures, such as buildings and bridges. With its four main topics – structural engineering, building performance, construction management, and mineral-based materials – the programme provides students with knowledge and skills essential to the future careers in industry, research, education or authority.

This Building Technology programme is offered by Aalto University. Based on the individual selections, the student can specialize in topics like building energy use, building services technology, repair and maintenance, indoor air quality and fire safety engineering.

The programme strives for the development of working life skills like analytical and critical thinking, multidisciplinary teamwork and collaboration, and communication for scientific and technical professionals. The aspects of professional ethics and social and environmental responsibility are integrated into the studies.

Career prospects

As the need of civil engineers is undeniable for building and maintaining structures, there is a natural demand for professionals graduated in building technology. After graduation, students have typically worked with design, construction, project, and research tasks in the field of building technology. In later phases, duties may often be connected to the roles of advisor, administrator, manager or senior researcher.

If not self-employed, a vast variety of possible employers can be found: national and international construction businesses as well as building materials industries. Positions also exist in the public sector, e.g. public administration, environmental organisations and institutions such as United Nations.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Building Materials Technology
  • Mechanics of Beam and Frame Structures
  • Fundamentals of Structural Design
  • Construction Management
  • Heat and Mass Transfer in Buildings
  • Engineering Computation and Simulation
For more information, please visit programme website.

                                                  Detailed Programme Facts

                                                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                                                    • Full-time duration 24 months
                                                  • Credits
                                                    120 ECTS
                                                  • Languages
                                                    • English
                                                  • Delivery mode
                                                    On Campus

                                                  English Language Requirements

                                                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                                  • Minimum required score:


                                                    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                                                  • Minimum required score:


                                                    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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                                                  • Minimum required score:


                                                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                                  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


                                                    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

                                                    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                                                  Academic Requirements

                                                  • You need the following GMAT score:

                                                    Required score: 550

                                                    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers. Read more about the GMAT.

                                                  Aalto University's student selection process is competitive and paper-based. Applications that pass the eligibility check (administrative evaluation) conducted by Aalto University Admissions Services proceed to the school's programme-specific academic evaluation. The following are used as criteria for academic evaluation:

                                                  • University or Higher Education Institution
                                                  • Degree and relevance of studies
                                                  • Academic study performance
                                                  • Motivation and commitment to the programme

                                                              Tuition Fee

                                                              • International Applies to you

                                                                15000 EUR/year
                                                                Tuition Fee
                                                                Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                                                              • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                                                Tuition Fee
                                                                Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                                                              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                                              Citizens of EU/EEA countries are not required to pay tuition fees while studying towards a degree at Aalto University.

                                                              Living costs for Helsinki

                                                              • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
                                                                Living Costs

                                                              The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                                                              Prospective students subject to tuition fees are eligible to apply for Aalto University Scholarship.

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