I felt like continuing studying and with the more theoretical background one acquires from the Master’s degree programme I will be able to get more demanding and challenging tasks. In the Master’s degree programme I will get a greater insight into the theories that I have learnt during the Bachelor’s programme – we get behind the theories and understand them even better. This has contributed to making some pieces fall into place. Since we are fewer students in the Master’s degree programme there is a greater possibility to discuss which theories that are the most appropriate in different scenarios – the teaching seems more like classes than lectures. The education also gives med the possibility of trying out if research is something I like.
The two-year Master’s degree programme in architectural engineering at the University of Aarhus is offered in collaboration with the Engineering College of Aarhus and targets students from engineering colleges and tertiary education institutions in Denmark and abroad. The degree programme leads to the title of graduate engineer. It is both application-oriented and research-oriented at the same time, and is aimed at the business community in particular. This degree programme provides you with an opportunity to specialise in bearing constructions and integrated energy design, at the same time as acquiring general building competences. You acquire such a high level of engineering insight and overview that, in addition to being able to design any given construction, you can play an active role in the creative process connected with the styling and disposition of buildings. The work of an engineer covers more than simply technical solutions. It also includes the ability to bridge the gap between architecture and science.
The graduate engineer degree programme in architectural engineering combines the traditional subject areas of a structural engineer with aesthetics, architecture, innovation and scientific disciplines. This is a combination that prepares you for interdisciplinary, holistic work. The main emphasis is on scientific and engineering fields of study, and this makes up 85% of the work effort during your studies.
You do not need to be familiar with Danish prior to beginning your education. Teaching is conducted in English at the University of Aarhus unless all participants speak Danish.
The teaching at the university and the Engineering College of Aarhus is greatly influenced by the research conducted here, as the teachers are active researchers. As a Master’s degree student, you have good opportunities for working with researchers in areas such as the laboratory. You can also carry out a project in collaboration with a company because the Engineering College of Aarhus has a long tradition of collaboration with the business community.
The Master’s thesis written during the last year of the degree programme carries considerable weight and, in this context, you benefit from the down-to-earth, informal atmosphere between staff and students. When you write your thesis, you have excellent opportunities for being associated with a group of researchers. In this way, you can participate in the group’s research projects, academic discussions and articles. You can specialise in a topic within a broad area, including one of the areas in which the degree programme has particular strength: