University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Digital Architecture and Design

Digital technologies are rapidly changing the way buildings and urban spaces are designed, constructed and inhabited. On this course you'll learn the theoretical knowledge and technical skills required to produce innovative blueprints for architecture in the digital era. The past decade has shown rapidly growing expectations for built spaces with capacity to respond dynamically to changes such as shifts in demographics, new and emerging technology, climate change and ageing populations. These are global challenges and opportunities which demand architects and designers with the ability to creatively shape the way that buildings, landscapes and cities age and adapt over time. This course uses theoretical and practical study to examine how digital tools and processes can be developed and applied to design built environments with capacity for change. At Sheffield, we produce postgraduates well equipped to become future leaders in this field.

Course modules

Core modules Parametric Architectural Geometry; Building Information Modelling, Management and Analysis; Challenges of Digital Architecture; Elements of Computational Design; Digital Architecture Design Studio Projects; MSc Digital Architecture and Design Dissertation. Examples of optional modules Building Environmental Simulation and Analysis; Renewable Energy; Principles of Building Physics for Sustainable Design; Critical Applications of Building Information Modelling.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed on course assignments and examinations, design thesis and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 17,250 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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