Building Engineering

Academic year: 2023/2024

Programme duration: 2 years


A Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Civil or Building Engineering. A Committee will evaluate students with different backgrounds case by case.

From the academic year 2020-21 Laurea magistrale programmes under the School of Architecture accept students only in the first semester of the academic year (September intake)

Mission and goals

The Laurea Magistrale (equivalent to Master of Science) degree in Building Engineering prepares a senior Building Engineer with an interdisciplinary scientific and technical background and skills suitable to work in the field of design, construction, refurbishment and management of large, complex and high-performance buildings.


The programme focuses on sustainability, energy efficiency and safety issues in the building sector, considering both horizontal (interdisciplinary) and vertical (life cycle-related) integration.

1st year

Advanced Building Physics, Advanced Construction Materials, Structural Analysis, Advanced Building Envelope Components Engineering, Building Energy Modelling Design, Fundamentals of Integrated Building Design.

2nd year

Building Services and Building Services Energy Modelling, Building Energy Modelling and Design, Design of Structures, Earthquake Resistant Design and Advanced Materials for Structural Rehabilitation, Adaptive Facade Studio
Elective courses: Design Optioneering, Building Process and Information Management, Structural Steel Design, Acoustics in Buildings, Timber Systems Design, Sustainability Assesment and Territorial Valorization, Strategic Vision for the Building Engineering of the Future, Responsive Urban Environment, Bio-inspired Design

Career opportunities

Master degree Building Engineers are mostly employed by architecture and engineering design and consulting firms as well as by construction and maintenance, services and facilities firms and manufacturers of building materials and components. They are also employed by Public Administrations, property management and quality control services and are appreciated as private consultants.

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