The Technion graduate program in Architecture and Town Planning was the first of its kind in Israel, and is to this day the only one which provides the opportunity to undertake doctoral studies. The program is characterized by serious research and a critical approach, and is designed to provide students with cutting-edge professional knowledge and research skills in selected fields of architecture and urban design.
The program offers research and specialization in four principal streams:
The program also provides opportunities to undertake research in architectural design; technology and the industrialization of construction; man's relationship with his environment; thought and education in planning and design; and the conservation of buildings and sites. Research in these areas can lead to a Masters degree or PhD.
Students seeking to gain a Masters of Science in Architecture are required to take one of the following paths:
Apart from the courses offered through the Architecture program, students may chose courses from other programs within the faculty, as well as from other faculties or units in the Technion, in accordance with the regulations of the graduate school. Selection of courses is undertaken on an individual level, through consideration of the student's academic interests and expertise, as well as of the topics relevant to the student's specific research project/final work. Nevertheless, there is a requirement that students study at least 8 points worth of courses from those offered in the Architecture and Town Planning program.
Entry requirements: The "Masters of Science in Architecture" program is open to applications from graduates of the 5-year undergraduate program in architecture, who gained an average of 85 or above (or equivalent) throughout their studies. Students with an average between 80 and 85 may be accepted on a conditional basis, following discussions within the admissions committee of the program. The faculty seeks to encourage particularly outstanding students, with an average score above 90, to register for graduate programs, through the granting of scholarships with special conditions. The program's admissions committee may invite applicants for a personal interview and may require, in addition to an academic transcript, information on the student's ranking.
Students seeking to gain a Master of Science are required to take one of the following paths:
Entry requirements: Those who are accepted into this program include very high-achieving (average of 85+) graduates of programs in Landscape Architecture, Engineering or the sciences, who are interested in undertaking research which connects between their field of expertise and architecture or urban design. The program's admissions committee may invite applicants for a personal interview and may require, in addition to an academic transcript, information on the student's ranking.
In order to bridge the knowledge gap, students in this program are required to take courses from the undergraduate program in Architecture, as follows:
Graduates of Israeli colleges or unrecognised institutions will be required to undertake additional courses, as specified by the Graduate School.
This program provides the opportunity to gain a Master degree which is also a professional degree and as such, is designed for graduates of non-professional degrees, in any field.
Admission requirements: Graduates of three or four-year degrees from recognised institutions of higher educations may be granted entry into the program, in keeping with the requirements of the Graduate School. Admission will be decided on the basis of grades and a special exam designed for the Architecture program. Graduates of Israeli colleges will be required to meet the requirements of the Graduate School.
The program lasts for five years, during which students accumulate 200 points, as follows:
This program is designed for those who undertook graduate studies in architecture and are interested in broadening their professional knowledge base, in order to improve their performance in an existing or new role.
The program requires study of courses from the graduate program, totalling 40 points, according to the requirements of the chosen stream. Those 40 points include research project worth 3 points, expanding on a course or project learned.
Bridging courses: Students who undertook a four-year degree in architecture are required to take bridging courses, worth a total of 10 points.
Entry requirements: See “Master of Science in Architecture”.
leads to the degree “Master of Architecture and Town Planning 2 – Green Architecture”. This program trains architects with a broad systemic view of all aspects relevant to "green architecture".
This specialization may be undertaken as part of the “Masters of Science in Architecture” program or “Master of Architecture and Town Planning 2” program for architects; or as part of the “Master of Science” for landscape architects and engineers. The objective of the specialization is to train professionals in the theoretical, technological and planning aspects of conservation. The specialization may be pursued as “continuing studies”* (fast-paced, two year program) or through the Technion (slower-paced, up to four years).
The specialization focuses on three primary channels: the history of architecture from the 19th Century to today, courses in theory of conservation and courses in the technology of conservation.
Study program: This specialization requires students to study a total of 40 points, as follows:
* For more information on the Master of Architecture, Specialization in Conservation (MARCHII) program offered through the Unit of Continuing Education and External Studies, click here.
This specialization includes theoretical foundations and planning applications.
The theoretical foundations in town planning include: theories of town planning, analysis of city views and urban morphology, history of town planning, urban systems, urban development and rehabilitation, the use of computers in town planning and research. This theoretical knowledge is exercised and applied through a framework of practical projects.
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Entry requirements: See “Master of Science in Architecture”. Architects with experience, who can demonstrate the quality of their work to faculty selection committee, may also be accepted.
Study program: This specialization requires:
*Students who can demonstrate that they studied any of the core courses within the framework of their first degree will be exempted from these courses.
This program is suited to students from a wide range of fields, with a record of high academic achievement in graduate studies, who wish to engage in research which bridges between their field and environmental studies.