M.Sc. On Campus

Architecture, Computational Technologies

18 months
1470 USD/credit 29400 USD/year
1470 USD/credit 29400 USD/year
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In the Master of Sciences in Architecture, Computational Technologies from New York Institute of Technology you will explore design research at the frontiers of architecture through experimentation in computational design, robotic systems applied to fabrication and interactivity, and materiality.


The Master of Sciences in Architecture, Computational Technologies from New York Institute of Technology is a two-semester (plus summer term), 30-credit, post-professional master's degree. 

What you'll study

The program integrates critical relationships between science and culture, developing new technologies with a focus on the history and theory of representation, robotics, and cybernetics. You'll learn how to apply, research, and develop advancements in computational design, robotic interaction and fabrication, and new materials.

The M.S.ACT program builds up expertise in three terms (Fall, Spring, Summer), organized as core studios and seminars in three focus areas (Computational Design, Fabrication and Robotics, and Materials) and culminating with an interdisciplinary integrated Project-based Learning Studio in the summer term.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computational Design Studio 1: Computational Design
  • Elective Seminar 1: Materials I – Intelligent Materiality
  • Core Seminar 1: History and Theory of Representation and Technologies
  • Computational Design Studio 2: Fabrication and Robotics
  • Studio Workshop 3: Material Simulation
  • Elective Seminar 2: Materials II – Living Materiality

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application.
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Two letters of recommendation from references who have direct knowledge of the applicant’s professional potential and academic ability.
  • Optional Interview
  • Copies of undergraduate transcripts for all schools attended.
  • Personal Essay/Statement of Interest: (500 – 1000 words).
  • Digital Portfolio of Creative Work: The creative Portfolio should consist of 10-15 pages of your own visual work (format PDF/ MP4, size limit 35 MB).
  • The creative portfolio may include selected studio work, examples of creative coursework, assignment-based projects, self-directed work or pieces of a collaborative nature, and could contain multimedia work, drawings, models, computation and fabrication work, paintings, sculpture, video, animation, etc.
  • English proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS), I-20, and transcript evaluation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1470 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    29400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1470 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
Living costs

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


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