London South Bank University

Course Introduction

Overview

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. You'll 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, you'll work in a transdisciplinary environment where knowledge is shared. Architecture students are also able to work in our Architecture Design Studio, a dedicated studio space with views across the London landscape. You'll be able to exploit LSBU's extensive industry connections during the course and your dissertation will be closely linked to practice. You'll be encouraged to work together with partners; an engineering company or another academic School within LSBU.

Employability

The Master's program opens up various possibilities for professional development. You could go on to work in the area of architecture, building construction, engineering, interior or product design. You could also work as a specialist or consultant in the field of computational design and robotic construction. The course could also lead on to a PhD or employment in engineering research.

Professional links

The Digital Architecture and Robotics laboratory (DARLAB) partners with industry to provide solutions to their business problems and challenges that they currently face or expect to arise in the near future. We offer businesses a number of avenues for accessing our research expertise. We also undertake research projects for small and big businesses alike at competitive rates and where speed and confidentially are key requirements.

Start Date:

The study period is between 12-18 months..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
MSc Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a 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.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have a 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. Students whose first language is not English need an IELTS score of minimum 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component.