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M.Sc. On Campus

Architectural Engineering

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

24 months
2500 EUR/year
835 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The master programme in Architectural Engineering at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)  trains designers to harvest the synergy between two disciplines: engineering and architecture.

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The programme in Architectural Engineering at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)   provides students with an advanced level of knowledge and insight, and encourages them to be creative and inventive when integrating their knowledge into a complex architectural design. Our goal is to combine the challenges and inventiveness of the modern building industry with a flair for originality and creativity.

All of this is combined with management training, aimed to thoroughly train students to lead architectural projects. An architectural engineer designs complex, sustainable buildings and large-scale architectural projects, and helps shaping the world around us. We offer this programme with cutting-edge, scientific research integrated, optimally preparing you for a wide range of careers.

After Graduation 

A master degree opens doors in many different branches and sectors. You will be able to work in the private sector, (non-) governmental organisations, or continue your academic career as a PhD researcher. Not sure what your next step should be? The VUB helps you with your first steps on 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


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • I have or will soon have a Bachelor's degree 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)
  • I 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.
  • I have obtained a minimum of 15 ECTS or equivalent in mathematic courses, and 15ECTS in other fundamental science courses such as chemistry, physics and mechanics. 
  • I 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.
  • I have obtained a minimum of 30 ECTS or equivalent in architectural design studio or equivalent.
  • I have obtained a minimum of 10 ECTS or equivalent in courses related to the history and theory of architecture.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2500 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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