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Architecture for Sustainable Design

Politecnico di Torino

M.Sc.
24 months
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About

The Architecture for Sustainable Design programme at Politecnico di Torino responds to the consolidated demand -  also at a European level - for skills that master the complexity of the design process in different areas and on different scales, in order to sustainably construct, convert and modify  the physical environment and landscape.

Overview

Graduates in Architecture for Sustainable Design programme at Politecnico di Torino also acquire a cultural education that allows them to approach, with awareness and competence, the aesthetic, distributive, functional, structural, constructional, managerial, economic, social and environmental issues, always relating them to sustainability.

Indeed new needs are now unfolding in the relationship between architecture and society regarding where and how we live. A key aspect of this change, in every field of design, is the emergence of issues related to project sustainability , in all its conceptions. Sustainability is, therefore, not only environmental, but also cultural, technological, economic, energetic, social and territorial.

Educational objectives

The programme aims to provide all the cognitive tools necessary for an architect who will be in a position to manage entire design/planning processes with a focus on sustainability, interacting with other professionals involved and coordinating input.

It is divided into five multidisciplinary design ateliers, elective courses, internship activities and final thesis, focusing on integrating the various disciplines that make up the plan of studies. The multidisciplinary ateliers, through projects on appropriately defined issues, integrate different disciplines and expertise with a focus on project sustainability.

Career opportunities

The MSc degree course in Sustainable Architecture responds to an increasing demand both at professional and research levels, nationally and Europe-wide, for professionals who can manage the complexity of the design/planning process in various fields and at different scales, with a focus on sustainability, in building and modification of the physical environment and landscape. Students acquire a cultural formation that enables them to address the aesthetic, distributive, functional, structural, technical-constructive, managerial, economic, social and environmental aspects of planning and design, with a constant view to sustainability.

The relationship between architecture and society today is characterised by evolving needs linked to the human population¿s changing lifestyles. A fundamental aspect of this evolution is the emergence, in every field of design, of a need for sustainability in all the dimensions that the concept evokes. Sustainability is therefore not only environmental, but must also encompass local culture, technology, economics, energy, and social and territorial cohesion.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Atelier: the architectural sustainable design 
  • Digital history 
  • Structural design 
  • Restoration 
  • New technologies for survey and drawing
  • Urban planning 
  • Urban sociology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 1st Call: February 12th 
  • 2nd Call: May 4th
  • 3rd call: June 19th

Language

English, Italian

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

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.
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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).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

In order to be eligible to apply, you need to:

  • hold a Bachelor degree awarded by an accredited foreign university obtained after at least 15 years of previous education(primary and secondary plus university).In case you are enrolled in a “single cycle” Laurea magistrale course (5 or 6 years degree program) and you have not yet graduated, you must have completed at least 15 years of previous education (minimum 3 years at University level) having obtained at least 180 ECTS credits or equivalent.
  • meet curricular and quality requirements of the MS program you want to apply for. 

Tuition Fee

The new model adopted by Politecnico consists in:

  • For non-EU students living outside Italy and not belonging to a LDC, the amount of the tuition fee is calculated considering their country of origin and whether they apply or not for tuition fee reduction according to their income/properties and family members (ISEE Parificato).
  • For EU students living outside Italy, the amount of the tuition fee depends on whether they submit or not the tuition fee reduction application according to their income/properties and family members (ISEE Parificato).

Funding

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