Building Engineering

Academic year: 2022/2023

Programme duration: 2 years


A Bachelor Degree in Architecture, Civil or Building Engineering. A Committee will evaluate students with a different background case by case.

From 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 interdisciplinary scientific and technical background and skill 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 Services and Building Services Energy Modelling, Fundamentals of Integrated Building Design.

2nd year

Building Energy Modelling and Design, Design of Structures, Earthquake Resistant Design and Structural Advanced Materials for Structural Rehabilitation, Building Envelope Design and Modelling Lab
Elective courses: Design Optioneering, Building Process and Information Management, Structural Steel Design, Acoustics in Buildings, Timber Systems Design, Construction and Sustainability, Building Envelope Design and Modelling Lab.

Career opportunities

The 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, manufacturers of building materials and components. They are also employed by Public Administrations, property management and quality control service and appreciated as private consultants.

Employment Statistics


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The following information relate to the current academic year for your reference

Tracks and courses (a.y. 2022/2023)

Programme description (a.y. 2022/2023)