Architectural Engineering, M.Sc. | Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) | Brussels, Belgium
24 months
2782 EUR/year
835 EUR/year
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Our master in Architectural Engineering makes you an expert in modern engineering, construction and architecture through high-level scientific education and specialised courses.

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Our approach combines the many dimensions of architecture and construction engineering. You’ll be trained to design large-scale architectural projects that add value to complex, mainly urban, situations. You’ll spend at least one-quarter of your time in a design studio, where many aspects of your study come together: analysing a historical, architectural and urban context, setting up a programme and designing a pleasant, sustainable, resource-efficient building complex. The compulsory programme also includes courses in architecture, construction, and engineering sciences: history and theory of architecture, construction and urbanism, structural engineering, design of building equipment, construction management and training in engineering research methods. Our optional courses give you the chance to specialise in a specific scientific field. You’ll also do a master's thesis. The programme fosters the interaction between the different disciplines and nurtures a scientific attitude. In doing so, you’ll receive a high-level scientific education, optimising your preparation for the job market.


All degree programmes offered by VUB are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO), ensuring that they meet the highest predefined quality standards. Alongside this official quality control system, VUB has an internal Quality Control Commission in charge of permanently monitoring the quality of education.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Design of Concrete Structures
  • Sustainable Architectural Design Studio
  •  Design of Steel Structures
  • Parametric Design of Transformable Structures
  •  Research methods in architectural engineering
  •  Energy Performance of Buildings

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

Direct admission

  • Bachelor in Engineering (VUB)
  • Bachelor in Engineering Technology (VUB)

Admission process

If you come from another institution your admission will be evaluated in a complete application file. If you have a bachelor in the same field of study you will have direct access once your application file has been evaluated. If you hold another engineering degree your application must be approved by the curriculum council.

  • You have or will soon have a Bachelor in Engineering Sciences of at least three years, or consisting of at least 180 ECTS credits or equivalent (such as 130 US credits or semester contact hours)
  • You have an overall degree above average, which in the US grading means level B+ or a GPA of minimum 3.33 out of 4. For conversion to the US grading system please consult this page.
  • You have obtained a minimum of 15 ECTS or equivalent in mathematics courses, and 15 ECTS in other fundamental science courses such as chemistry, physics and mechanics.
  • You have obtained a score above average for the mathematics courses, which means a score of minimum 3.2 out of 4, 15 out of 20 or equivalent B+ level.
  • You have obtained a minimum of 30 ECTS or equivalent in architectural design studio or equivalent.
  • You have obtained a minimum of 10 ECTS or equivalent in courses related to the history and theory of architecture.
  • You can or will be able to prove your knowledge of the English language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2782 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2782 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    835 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 835 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Brussels

885 - 1305 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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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