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Info 2023/2024

Duration 2 anni
CFU 120
Class LM-4
Classe delle lauree magistrali in Architettura e ingegneria edile-architettura (ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING)
Access Free access
Locations GENOVA
Teaching mode Frontale
Head of programme FRANCESCA PIRLONE
Taxes and fees Da 0 a 3000 euro all'anno. Scopri se hai diritto a borse ed esenzioni
Student exchange Sedi internazionali e partner
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The course in brief


The Master's Degree in Building Engineering-Architecture is placed downstream of the degree in Architectural Science and completes the basic architectural education with technical and scientific skills typical of engineering. It trains a professional figure who combines design skills with mastery of technical and construction tools and who is able to work in the integrated design of new constructions and in the rehabilitation of the existing building heritage.

Learning by doing

The Course combines frontal teaching with exercises and laboratories of an operational and applied nature.

Experiences that foster contact with the working world, including at the international level, are an integral part of the training, such as:

  • project laboratories and workshops
  • curricular internships in companies in the sector, which can be carried out in Italy or in another E.U. country
  • visits to companies, visits to construction sites and thematic seminars.

Professional outlets

  • Freelance practice
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  • Inclusion in engineering or architecture firms
  • Employment in responsible functions in public or private entities operating in the areas of construction and land management.

What you will learn

structural design

Design concrete and steel structures and support works

architectural design

Design architectural works in accordance with the spatial and cultural context

urban design and planning

Define interventions according to the natural and man-made context

representation of architecture

Design a technologically advanced and integrated architectural survey

architectural composition

Design techniques of the building organism in relation to urban form

architectural history and restoration

Know the methods of analysis and diagnosis and interventions on the historic building

technology solutions and construction production

Designing building bodies with innovation and sustainability criteria

technical installations and plumbing constructions

designing systems in buildings and urban hydraulic infrastructure

procurement law and economics

Know the regulatory process of the work and site management

Did you know that.

The master's degree program is accredited in Europe according to the Directive 2005/36/EC
The structural engineer-architect can take the State Examination for registration in both the Register of Engineers and the Register of Architects
It is the specific pathway for the master's degree in construction-architectural engineering nationwide


Integrated approach

The Course fully responds to the ever-growing need for an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to technical problem solving, providing the basic knowledge necessary to:

  • devise technical solutions regarding the integrated design of buildings and architectural complexes, structures and major works, for the recovery and restoration of the existing building heritage through the use of traditional and advanced tools
  • interacting with experts from other fields and technical practitioners, drafting technical and regulatory reports and reports.

Areas of teaching

The teachings can be succinctly grouped into three areas:

  • structural, geotechnical and hydraulic design
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  • architectural history, representation and composition
  • courses characterizing the area of construction engineering.
  • .

These enable:

  • get a thorough knowledge of the history of architecture, construction, urban planning, architectural restoration and other environmental and land transformation activities
  • know in depth the tools and forms of representation
  • draw architectural designs that meet aesthetic and technical requirements, ensuring structural and plant engineering feasibility
  • know the methods of investigation and preparation of the construction project of the architectural organism
  • know the structural design, construction, and civil engineering problems associated with the design.
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Welcome to all those enrolled in the Master of Science degree in Building Engineering-Architecture.

Francesca Pirlone

Where we are

The Bachelor of Science degree in Building Engineering-Architecture is afferent to the

Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering - DICCA
Via Montallegro 1
16145 Genoa


Lectures are held in multiple locations of the Polytechnic School:

  • Villa Cambiaso
    Via Montallegro 1
  • Polo Opera Pia
    Via all'Opera Pia 15 A
  • Department of Architecture and Design - DAD
    Stradone Sant'Agostino 37

Read more

Engineering Student Desk
Via Montallegro, 1
inside the park of Villa Cambiaso - in front of lecture hall A7
opening hours, services offered, etc.

Reference for Education
Simona Grillo