London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Digital Architecture and Robotic Construction

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.

Entry requirements

This course is usually intended for graduates of architecture courses who hold the part two professional qualification from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) or equivalent overseas academic qualification. Applicants to the course should have a first degree in Architecture (2:2 or better); however, the University recognises that individuals may develop additional skills outside of university and will interview such applicants with a portfolio of relevant academic and practice work.

Applicants for this course must also meet the following additional entry requirements:

Overseas students must demonstrate that their work has RIBA Part Two equivalence by contacting the Architects Registration Board;
Applicants for the part-time course should be working in practice;
All students considered for admission will be required to attend an interview with a portfolio of work; if located overseas, applicants will be required to send a portfolio of work to the course director;
We will also consider applications from those who have gained skills through a wide range of vocational qualifications, or relevant experience.

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.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a mix of coursework and examinations.

Sponsorship information


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 18 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 28 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

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