Master in Advanced Computation for Architecture & Design

Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia

Master's degree, Online
01.10.2020 - 31.07.2021

About the Programme

INTRODUCTION The Master in Advanced Computation for Architecture & Design – MaCAD is a unique online programme training a new generation of architects, engineers and designers with the skills that the industry of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) demands nowadays. The programme provides expertise in the application of the latest digital softwares for design simulation, analysis and optimization of digital data in architecture,offering a broad and advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of computational design. Based on a Data Driven, Learning by doing and Design by Research methodology, the master offers a unique online educational experience. In contrast to the traditional Online programs, the Master in Advanced Computation for Architecture & Design– a 60 ECTS accredited Master degree consisting in three 15 ECTS postgraduate programs- offers a real-class “virtual” environment, based on a continuous, interactive and collaborative learning process. **Applications for 2020/2021 academic year are still open, due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19.** CONTEXT & AGENDA The Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry moves rapidly, asking designers across the globe to be equipped with the most advanced tools to address the challenges that they will face during their careers and shift the change towards a more sustainable practice. Advanced Computation tools such as Structural and Environmental analysis, Building information Modelling (BIM) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) allow a fluent communication between the different agents that take part in the construction process from early stages of design, becoming powerful drivers of change towards a more sustainable, creative and responsive architecture. Students willing to become the leading professionals of tomorrow must embrace the computational challenges that can empower them to boost innovative approaches to architecture and design. STUDENT PROFILE For Architects, Designers, Engineers who want to become experts in Advanced Computation and lead the change in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. Do you want to learn new tools and methodologies working with the leading experts and faculty, in an innovative educational structure that puts the students’ needs and creativity at the centre? Do you want to continue your education online and take part in a complete master programme, based on collaborative work and interactive learning? Then the Master in Advanced Computation for Architecture & Design – MaCAD is made for you! PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES The Master in Advanced Computation for Architecture & Design connects the students to an international network of practitioners, institutions and companies, leading pioneer computational design applications in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) field. On the one hand, working in a “virtual class” environment, students have the possibility to interact with faculty and colleagues in a highly professional context getting ready for the operational and working model of a professional practice. On the other hand, a series of industries and international offices, connected with IAAC and MaCAD offer in an annual basis internship positions and job opportunities for IAAC Alumni.

About Us

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is an education, research, production and dissemination center with the mission to shape the future habitat of our society, building it in the present.