Architecture students at Eindhoven University of Technology follow the master specialization Architectural Urban Design and Engineering (AUDE) which is part of the master program Architecture, Building and Planning (ABP). You can do the master specialization in two versions: the regular version and the version that complies with the requirements of the Dutch architects register. Both versions of the program consist of 120 ECTS and takes two years.

Regular

In the regular version of the master specialization AUDE your program consists of core courses (15 ECTS), specialization electives (30 ECTS), free electives (30 ECTS) and a graduation project (45 ECTS). Although this version of the program offers a lot of choice to customize your own education program, this version could not comply with the requirements of the Dutch architects register depending on your choices.

Regular

CORE COURSES 15 ECTS

7QX5M0 Seminar Urbanism and Architecture (5)
7QW5M0 Research in Urbanism and Architecture (5)
7QW6M0 Architectural and Urban Theory (5)

 

SPECIALIZATION ELECTIVES 30 ECTS

You can choose from:
7QX1M0 Masterproject 1 Architecture (10)
7QX2M0 Masterproject 2 Architecture (10)
7QW1M0 Masterproject 1 Urbanism (10)
7QW2M0 Masterproject 2 Urbanism (10)
7QX3M0 Architectural Engineering (5)
7QQ4M0 Types and Methods in Architecture (5)
7QW3M0 Urban Planet (5)
7QW9M0 Urban Green Strategies (5)
7NN1M0 Masterproject Integral Design (10)

FREE ELECTIVES 30 ECTS

You can choose from:
  • A set of free electives offered by the department of the Built Environment (see below)
  • All courses within other master specializations of ABP and CME (Construction Management and Engineering)
  • Courses from master programs outside the Built Environment department

 

GRADUATION PROJECT 45 ECTS

7X45M0 Graduation Project Architecture (45)
or
7W45M0 Graduation Project Urbanism (45)


Dutch architects register

In the Dutch architects register version of the master specialization AUDE your program consists of core courses (55 ECTS), specialization electives (5 ECTS), free electives (15 ECTS) and a graduation project (45 ECTS). This program complies with the requirements of the Dutch architects register. Before you enter the register you have to do the ‘Beroepservaringperiode‘ as well.

Register

CORE COURSES 55 ECTS

7QX5M0 Seminar Urbanism and Architecture (5)
7QW5M0 Research in Urbanism and Architecture (5)
7QW6M0 Architectural and Urban Theory (5)
7QX1M0 Masterproject 1 Architecture (10)
7QX2M0 Masterproject 2 Architecture (10)
7QX3M0 Architectural Engineering (5)
7QQ4M0 Types and Methods in Architecture (5)
7QQ1M0 Architectural Expression (5)
7QQ2M0 Constructing Architecture (5)

 

SPECIALIZATION ELECTIVES 5 ECTS

7QX6M0 Architecture and Philosophy (5)
or
7QW8M0 Heritage, Urbanization, Global Efficiency (5)
or
7QX7M0 Architectural Analysis (5)
or
7QX8M0 Urban Form (5)

FREE ELECTIVES 15 ECTS

You can choose from:
  • A set of free electives offered by the department of the Built Environment (see below)
  • All courses within other master specializations of ABP and CME (Construction Management and Engineering)
  • Courses from master programs outside the Built Environment department

 

GRADUATION PROJECT 45 ECTS

7X45M0 Graduation Project Architecture (45)


Free electives of the Built Environment department

7QQ2M0 Constructing Architecture (5)
7LY8M0 Smart Cities (5)
7QX6M0 Architecture and Philosophy (5)
7QX7M0 Architectural Analysis (5)
7QX8M0 Urban Form (5)
7QW7M0 Theory and Practice of the Public Domain (5)
7ZW6M0 History of Housing and Cities (5)
7LL1M0 Sports and Building Aerodynamics (5)
7QQ1M0 Architectural Expression (5)

7QW8M0 Heritage, Urbanization, Global Efficiency (5)
7QX9M0 Urban Trends (5)
7KS3M0 Practical Assignment Bouwkundewinkel (5)
7XX4M0 The Thinking Eye (5)
7QQ3M0 Arts and Architecture (5)
7KK3M0 Advanced Design and Construct of an innovative structural object (5)
7QAWE0 Internship AUDE Academic Work Experience (15)
7QRWE0 Internship AUDE Relevant Work Experience (5)



Certificate programs
Within the free electives you can do one of the certificate programs: Building Design & Technology or Construction Technology. Please note that 5 out of 15 ECTS from the certificate programs should be extra on top of the 120 ECTS of the master program!

Certificate program Building Design & Technology
7KS1M0 Masterproject Building & Technology (5)
7KP8M0 Building Methodology and Technology (5)
7KP9M0 Building Technology with Extreme Complexity (5)

Certificate program Construction Technology
7RC40 Construction Research Skills in the Built Environment (5)
7RC80 Time, Costs, Methods and Equipment (5)
7RC50 Masterproject Construction Plan (5)


How to plan your master education?

You can get 120 ECTS form the regular version or Dutch architects register version of the master specialization AUDE in two years.

  • You can use this file offered by the Built Environment department to find out in which quartiles and timeslots the courses are given.
  • Detailed course information can be found on OSIRIS.

You have to make a personal study plan and submit it to the examination committee before starting your graduation project.
You can find the form here.


Abroad experience?

Eindhoven University of Technology recommends abroad experience to all students. Within the master specialization AUDE it is possible to do some courses or projects at other universities:

  • Within your free electives
  • Within your specilization electives (course contents should be similar to an elective in Eindhoven)

You can contact Mrs. H.A.M. Houben (h.a.m.houben@tue.nl) for more information on abroad experience.