London South Bank University

Course Introduction

The MSc Digital Architecture and Robotic Construction focuses on digital design methods and construction technologies in architecture, engineering and design. It provides a scientific and practical foundation and gives an overview of latest developments in advanced modelling, computational design and robotic construction. Digital technologies have altered the field of architecture and the architectural profession significantly, from design to production. In this context, the course combines the professional quality of an architectural qualification with the theory and practice behind the latest digital developments in the field. Students use computer'aided methods for design and study the construction and fabrication process in'depth. As part of the School of the Built Environment and Architecture, students work in a transdisciplinary environment where knowledge is shared. Students are able to exploit LSBU's extensive industry connections during the course and their dissertation is closely linked to practice. Students are encouraged to work together with partners; an engineering company or another academic School within LSBU.

Course Modules

Integrative technologies and robotic manufacturing; advanced computing and structural simulation; design project adaptive systems and structures; advanced digital design techniques; design project material behaviour; technology for building systems; dissertation.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
2 years
Part Time

Qualifications required:

  • • First degree in Architecture (minimum 2:1) from an RIBA recognised programme based in the UK, which offers the RIBA part 1 professional award; or
  • • First degree in Architecture (minimum 2:1 equivalent) from an RIBA recognised programme based outside the UK, which is validated as equivalent to RIBA part 1; or
  • • First degree in Architecture (minimum 2:1 equivalent) from an international university, which is validated by a recognised national or regional body; or
  • • Exceptionally, an excellent first degree in a design-based subject closely related to architecture. The school is committed to a policy of inclusivity and opportunity, each application and applicant will be considered on the merits of their wish to learn, and to explore architecture at higher degree level.