24 months
3898 EUR/year
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The goal of the Architecture - Building Architecture programme at the Politecnico Di Milano is to educate on the realisation and preservation of complex works in harmony with the environment they are positioned in, answering requirements of sustainability, functionality, well-being, and also suitably robust and durable in their normal use and in relation to severe natural events. 

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Today, the profession demands the project as "as complex system", result of the relationship among different knowledges. Its management entrusts to the architect the central role of director, able to drive and recap this process, aiming at guarantee the realization of works and places architectural quality. 

The ability to consciously play this role is, briefly, the purpose that the Architecture - Building Architecture programme offered by Politecnico Di Milano follows. 

The purpose of theArchitecture - Building Architecture programme at the Politecnico Di Milano is to train a European architect who, on the basis of advanced professional knowledge, can give suitable and updated answers to the complexity of problems tied to the Design and Building of Architecture, to the duties and professional responsibilities requested today by this sector in Europe, and who is able to operate design briefs with the contribution of a multiplicity of knowledge and techniques. 

This purpose can be reached by making the best critical and design tradition of the school of Architecture in Milan to cooperate with the scientific and technical tradition of the School of Engineering at Politecnico di Milano .

Along their educational path, therefore, students extend their knowledge of building logic, intended as the coherence between the environment, architecture, technology and structure, against the arbitrariness of form and the casualness of building phenomena. 

It is clear, therefore, that the main objective of the Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) course is to guide the student towards an in-depth knowledge of the core disciplines, the ability to use this knowledge in order to identify, formulate and solve in a suitable manner the problems of the design, building and preservation of Architecture, making him able to manage and control the whole process: from the design to its realization.

The study route therefore requires maximum commitment from the student in the Architectural Design Studio for Complex Architecture, present both in the first and second year of the programme and characterized by the compresence of the architectural, structural and technological disciplines. The Studio activities allow students to express their planning skills and to confront each other and professors in a process of continuous dialogue. 

When attending the Studios, students can grasp, together with the freedom of choice, the difficulties in coherently designing works that answer all the requirements of the contemporaneity. 

The professors of the Studio work in a coordinated manner on the same project, beside the students, in the classroom, guiding them until definition of the architectural and executive details, and placing attention both on the development of suitable solutions and on the appropriateness of the choices of the building products of the building industry, in such a way that the project is developed by the students in all the architectural, structural and technological aspects. 

This way of working, that characterizes all the training process, anticipates the professional modalities of integrated design process, develops personal, professional and interpersonal skills (soft skills), makes the student aware of their choices, capabilities, role and contribution in the design process. 

Career opportunities 

Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) graduate students can do all activities relative to the freelancing profession of a European architect; they can also hold offices of high responsibility in institutions and public and private companies (institutional companies, public and private companies), that operate in the fields of building, transformation and restoration of the city and the territory. 

Given the direction of the Programme, the preparation of graduate students is particularly suitable for preliminary, definitive and executive designs of complex architectural products, and the project of preservation and use of existing buildings, with particular skills in the field of consolidation and renovation even in seismic areas.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Architectural Design of Complex Constructions Studio
  • Architecture Construction Studio
  • Structural Modeling in Architecture and Numerical Computation
  • Architectures and Materials for Historic Heritage
  • History of Building Contructions
  • Planning for Environmental Risks Management
  • Planning Legislation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor degree in Architecture and a portfolio are mandatory.
  • If the university qualification is not yet available at the moment of the application, an official provisional certificate can be provided.
  • An official translation into Italian or English of the degree or of the provisional certificate is required in case the original document is in a language other than Italian, English, French or Spanish.
  • Curriculum vitae is a written description of your work experience, educational background and skills. Maximum 2 pages long.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3898 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3898 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    895 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 895 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Tuition fees for EEA students range from about 895,20 € to 3898,20 € for year.
  • Tuition fees for Non-EEA students correspond automatically to the full contribution of 3898,20€. 


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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