Architecture (M.Arch)

M.A. – Details

Studies for the degree of “Master of Science” in all the tracks – Details

Students studying for this degree are required to study 24-credit graduate courses, and to conduct a 20-credit research (or to study for 32 credits and write a final thesis for 12 credits).

Admission requirements: Students with a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Engineering or Science, with very high achievements (average of over 85), that wish to engage in research that involves their field and Architecture and/or Urban Design, may apply. The Admissions’ Committee for this track may invite candidates for a personal interview and request the classification in addition to the grade printout.

Completing the requirements

  • Four-year graduates are required to complete a total of 10 credits in undergraduate studies in architecture.
  • Graduates with a three-year degree – are required to complete a total of 20 credits in undergraduate studies in architecture.
  • Landscape architecture graduates are required to take 6 credits.

Academic college graduates will be required to complete the requirements in accordance with the requirements of the Graduate School.

For additional details regarding the admission to the Technion, the study program and the scholarships, see the Graduate School’s website.

Master of Architecture and Urban Planning 1

This program is designed for those with a non-professional bachelor’s degree in any field and enables them to obtain a master’s degree that is also a professional degree.

Admission Requirements: Holders of a three-year or four-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized higher education institution, in accordance with the requirements of the Graduate School. The acceptance of the candidates will be based on grades and a special exam in architecture. Academic college graduates will be required to meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School.

The duration of the studies will be approx. five years, totaling 200 credits, based on the following division: complementary courses, totaling 160 credits, including all compulsory courses in the B.Arch., as well as elective courses. An additional 40 credits will be taken from the subjects of graduate studies, according to the rules determined for the “Master of Architecture and Urban Planning 2”.

For additional details regarding the admission to the Technion, the study program and the scholarships, see the Graduate School’s website.

“Master of Architecture and Urban Planning 2” in all tracks:

This program is designed for those with a professional bachelor’s degree in architecture who wish to expand and deepen their professional education in order to improve their work in planning practice or in other professional positions.

Students studying towards the degree of “Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Planning 2” are required to study a 40-credit master’s degree in accordance with the requirements of the chosen track, including a 3-credit expanded research study, in addition to one of the studied courses/projects.

Complementary courses: Graduates of a 4-year degree in architecture are required to complete 10 credits.

Admission requirements: As for the “Master of Science in Architecture”. The Track Admissions’ Committee may invite candidates for a personal interview and request that the classification be provided together with the grade printout.

Specialization in green architecture

Grants the title of “Master of Architecture and Urban Planning 2 – Green Architecture”. This specialization will equip architects with a comprehensive view of all the relevant aspects of activities in the area of “green architecture”.

Specialization in “Conservation of Buildings and Sites”

The program is part of the “Master of Science in Architecture” track, “Master of Architecture and Urban Planning 2” for architects, or the “Master of Science” degree for landscape architects and engineers. The purpose of the specialization is to train professionals in the theoretical, technological and planning aspects of the conservation of buildings and sites. The program is offered as part of continuing education* (at the accelerated pace of 2 years) and at the Technion (at a slower pace of study lasting up to 4 years).

The specialization focuses on three main avenues: the history of architecture from the 19th century to the present; as well as theoretical and technological subjects from the area of conservation.

Requirements

For students studying for a “Master’s degree in Architecture and Urban Planning 2” with specialization in conservation:

40 credits are required, as follows:

  • 18 credits required in the area of history, theory and technology of conservation
  • 19 credits in elective subjects from the area of conservation
  • 3 credits for an extended paper, in one of the courses / projects studied.

 

* For more on the M.Arch. 2 program, with a specialization in conservation, of the Unit for Continuing Education and External Studies, click here.

 

“Master of Science in Architecture – Urban Planning”

The specialization will include a theoretical basis and planning implementations.

The theoretical foundations in urban construction will include theories of city building, an analysis of the city’s appearance and urban morphology, urban planning, urban functioning systems, urban development and rehabilitation processes, human-environment relations, legal and administrative aspects of urban planning, computer use in urban construction and the research into events related to urban construction. The planning implementations of theoretical knowledge will be carried out as part of projects.

Admission requirements: As for the Master of Science in Architecture, as well as candidates who are experienced architects and can demonstrate the quality of their work to the faculty admissions’ committee.

Requirements: 10 credits for core subjects (compulsory), including 4 credits: Urban design project (208705 – compulsory), and the rest – electives. The core subjects are: 206931 – Contemporary approaches to urban design; 207045 – Preparation for research process; 207342 – Urban geography; 207343 – Foundations of urban design.

Students who studied these core subjects as part of their B.A. will be exempt from these subjects.

For additional information regarding admission to the Technion, the study program and the scholarships, see the Graduate School’s website.