M.Sc. On Campus

Building Technology

Aalto University

24 months
15000 EUR/year
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The Building Technology programme from Aalto University educates future leaders who seamlessly merge science and human-centred design to help the transition towards a smarter built environment. This can mean, for example, responding to the global need of energy-efficient buildings and scaled circular economy systems.

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The United Nations estimates that over two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. As urbanisation will only accelerate, the way these urban spaces are built and designed is not something that should be taken lightly. The Building Technology programme from Aalto University educates future leaders who seamlessly merge science and human-centred design to help the transition towards a smarter built environment. 

Situated at the intersection of digitalisation and world-class research, building technology is an exciting field that responds to the global need of energy-efficient buildings, scaled circular economy systems and overall healthier built environment. Aalto University graduates – with their unique combination of theoretical understanding, professional skills and interdisciplinary perspective – are set for a vast variety of career opportunities, all contributing to reforming the industry.  

Career opportunities

Company collaboration within the Master’s Programme in Building Technology is highly active during studies. Many of the lectures and project works see industry experts taking part in the teaching and guidance of students. The alumni is active as in meeting and supporting the students.  

As there is an increasing demand for experts mastering the design, building and maintenance of structures, as well as visionary engineers working towards greener and smarter cities, the students can use their expertise in a number of ways after graduation. Examples of career paths our graduates have taken include:

  • Working with design, construction, project, and research tasks in the architecture, engineering and construction industry 
  • In later phases, advancing to management, administrative and advisory positions in the architecture, engineering and construction industry 
  • Becoming self-employed in the field of building technology 
  • Following an academic path and becoming a researcher in the field 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Process Management 
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Production Technology of Concrete Structures 
  • Timber Structures 
  • Fire Dynamics and Simulation 
  • Experimental methods in building materials 
  • Structures and Architecture: Parametric Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Scanned colour copy of the original Bachelor’s degree certificate. 
  • Scanned colour copy of the original official transcript of study records.
  • If you have any other higher education degrees you wish to be taken into consideration in admissions, scanned colour copies of degree certificate and official transcript of records. 
  • Copy of a valid passport or an official government-issued identification card with photo and information on citizenship. 
  • Proof of language proficiency in the language of instruction of the study option. 
  • Portfolio (electronic). Most study options in the field of art and design, architecture and landscape architecture require an electronic portfolio in PDF-format. 
  • GMAT or GRE test (business and economics). GMAT or GRE scores for applicants to School of Business study options in admission group 2 or all applicants to the study option of Finance. See submission instructions: GMAT and GRE test.

Tuition Fee

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    15000 EUR/year
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  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Helsinki

975 - 1584 EUR /month
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