The Architecture and Building Engineer shows creativity and realism by taking into account contemporary socio-economic challenges. At the end of the five-year programme, his/her knowledge permits to tackle some problems of the society and to play a responsible role.
The main subjects of the curriculum in Architecture and Building engineering lead to a multipurpose profession :
Two optional programmes are suggested. They give the possibility to improve some topics related to research fields previously studied for several years. The optional programme concerns the energy saving in buildings and the restoration of historical buildings.
By the end of this specific course programme, the students will be able to:
For the optional programme “Restoration Management”,
For the optional programme “Sustainable energy use in buildings”,
Today, the Architecture and Building Engineer plays a main role in the field of urban design. The multipurpose training leads to several types of professional careers. The main role of Architecture and Building Engineers is to deal with the design and the construction of buildings such as family homes, large residential complexes, office buildings, exhibition halls or leisure centers. Moreover, their skills are extended to civil engineering tasks such as draining, road networks, foundations, or footbridge. He or she offers their competence as a consulting engineer, as a freelance or in a design office, in an architecture office, in a construction company or in the public administration.
In his or her professional activities, the Architecture and Building Engineer takes care of the user’s comfort but also of their environment by proposing innovative solutions with regards to the architecture of the building: lighting, acoustic, air conditioning, heating and ventilation.Their artistic sensitivity and their architectural culture allow to deal with urban and rural renovations, rehabilitations of old buildings and to propose well adapted solutions for town and country planning works.
As for the architects, a two-year mandatory internship is required in order to lead architectural projects, on their own behalf.
The Master in Architecture and Building Engineering can lead to postgraduate studies in order to specialize, do further training or conduct a PhD thesis.
Dean: Paul LYBAERT