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Architecture and Urbanism MA

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Architecture (General) Urban Engineering

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MA in Architecture and Urbanism builds upon UEL legacy of world-leading form generation through computational design explored through the work of the university’s late senior lecturer, Paul Coates. This involves using parametric and object-oriented design methodologies seamlessly with rapid manufacturing and visualization techniques available within the school. Whether you want to expand your field of expertise, or deepen it, this unique one-year course will enrich your knowledge and enhance your career in the fields of Advanced Architectural, Urban Design and Digital Fabrication. The course is aimed at architecture graduates wishing to specialize in advanced digital design processes, and at those within the ‘built environment’ – such as planners, psychologists, quantity surveyors or designers

Along the course Advanced Architectural Design, Parametric Urban Design, Digital Manufacturing will be developed across the year following a common digital platform which simulates the state of the art of design processes in contemporary architectural practices. The goal is experimenting new possibilities for architectural spaces and cities connecting the design to advanced fabrication techniques and sustainable strategies in order to generate a research leading to a secure impact in the industry. The Master is structured in three terms which will explore a holistic approach to digital architecture and urban design following the “systemic design” paradigm which uses advanced methods of concept generation, context analysis, programmatic control and performance assessment to achieve a high level of multidisciplinary design coordination. You will study two taught theory modules, each worth 30 credits, and a practical module worth 60 before proceeding to your concluding thesis. The thesis submission will focus on the manufacturing process of a large scale component or a physical model of the building/masterplan. It will include a written dissertation to complement your studies with a critical reflection on processes and choices made along the course. This course is ideal if you are a practitioner or recent graduate wishing to diversify your knowledge of built environment disciplines. And if you are considering further study, the course will provide an ideal route towards PhD-level work.

Different course options

Full time | University of East London | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Architecture and Practice
Theory 1 Digital Architecture and Urban Design : Principles
Theory 2 Digital Architecture and Urban Design: Advanced Techniques and Computation
Thesis
Digital Manufacturing

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,260

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,260

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need a 2.2 Honours degree in Built Environment Discipline. They are normally expected to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

University information

The University of East London has 140 practical, career-focused postgraduate programmes in the areas of: Arts Creative and tech industries Architecture Engineering and construction Cultural studies Social sciences Law Business Education Psychology Health Bioscience Sports Many of these are accredited by professional bodies. The uni is based across two campuses in East London. Stratford has the Olympic Park...more