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MAS UPM / ETH in Collective Housing

Type: Master Programme
Topics: The Master of Advanced Studies in Collective Housing, is a postgraduate professional programme of advanced architecture design focused on housing, city and energy studies. The value of this unique programme lies in its excelllent and practice-oriented synthesis of design with integrated disciplines and theoretical issues of dwelling and housing.
Students from all nations are trained in city dwelling specialties and have demonstrated a high professional level making important contributions in research projects, winning competitions or taking leadership roles in the most relevant architecture firms.
The programme has always committed to the highest level of excellence combining teachers of international prestige and a thorough participant selection process in order to make the best out of this course.
In the past years, the programme has built a close relationship with great architects such as Dietmar Eberle, Felix Claus, Anne Lacaton, Frits van Dongen, Hrvoje Njiric, Juan Herreros, Jacob van Rijs, Alejandro Aravena, Andrea Deplazes, Max Risselada or Wiel Arets, who are regular workshop leaders. It is the interaction between teachers and participants that generates the greatest results and production each year.
Objectives: Participants will develop their design skills through an intensive series of workshops and complete their theoretical knowledge in specialty seminars. The Master of Advanced Studies in Collective Housing is keen on teamwork because it is the way offices and research labs function today.
Professional perspectives: Main goal is the job placement of specialist professionals who can address global problems and take important roles in architecture offices, urban and landscape planning or making contributions in fields such as environmental science, emergency housing or critique of architecture.
Programme structure: The programme is structured in one-week workshops, where participants will develop their design skills, and specialties, where they will complete their theoretical knowledge. These are as follows: Housing Architecture, Construction and Technology, Business Management and International Activity, Residential Urban Design, Energy and Sustainability, Housing Theory, Low- cost and Emergency Housing, Sociology, Economy and Politics and City Sciences.
There are also planned trips and guided tours, where buildings and housing-related institutions and universities will be visited accompagnied by architects and/or experts.
All workshops and specialties are mandatory in order to receive the MAS UPM / ETH in Collective Housing Diploma.
Target group: Architects from all nations willing to increase their knowledge and research field in collective housing and high-density cities, and able to demonstrate good skills developing projects in the time given, are invited to enrol our selection process.
Requirements: The course is intended for qualified architects who have completed their master’s degree or equal level certificate. Two years professional experience and evidence of detailed engagement with housing issues would be advantageous.
Required language skills: English: C1 - Niveaustufen anzeigen
Tuition languages: Englisch: 100 %  
Responsible body: Leading house: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM) Chair of the Design Studio Department, Dr. José Maria de Lapuerta Alliance partner: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), Department of Architecture (D-ARCH), Professur Deplazes Chair for Architecture and Construction, Prof. A. Deplazes
Programme management: Prof. Dr. J. M. de Lapuerta (UPM, ETSAM), Director Prof. A. Deplazes (ETH, DARCH), Director
Start: January (every year)
Programme duration: January to July, seven months, full-time, 600 hours. During this time, it is strongly recommended a full-time dedication in order to develop and complete practical work.
Location: The MAS UPM / ETH in Collective Housing takes place in Madrid at the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura. The Universidad Politecnica of Madrid, supported by its prestige and experience, offers a unique working space and the necessary infrastructure.
Fees: Tuition Fee: € 17 900 (€ 16 900 early application until June) The price of the study trip and the LEED Certificate (Core Concepts & Strategies, recognized by US. Green Building Council) are included in the tuition fee.
Degree: Master of Advanced Studies with title 'MAS UPM / ETH in Collective Housing (MAS UPM / ETH CH)'
Credit points: 60 ECTS credits
Application period: Until 31.12. of the year, or until vacancies are filled.
Information: Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, ETSAM Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, UPM, Avda. Juan Herrera 4. 28040, Madrid. Spain, Tel: +34 913 364 222
Registration: Admission process Candidates have to follow a three-step process: 1. Fill in the on-line application form. 2. Send a CV and a portfolio with a sample of best academic and professional projects, and research. Also a motivation letter and two recommendation letters. The portfolio must be sent digitally for on-screen visualisation. Technical and graphic skills, group work and other achievements are considered. 3. The participant is called for a personal interview with a member of the Academic Committee. After the profile is evaluated by the academic committee, the candidate receives an email with the result of the deliberation. If positive, the candidate will have to pay the reservation fee (30% of the total) and complete the payment (70% of the total) before the beginning of the corresponding edition.
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