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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Master's degree in Architecture and the Environment: Integration of Renewable Energy in Architecture
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16th Edition
60 ECTS (480 teaching hours)
Language of instruction
6.400 €
Notes payment of enrolment fee and 0.7% campaign
Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Start date: October 2019
End date: September 2020
Monday: 16:00 to 21:00
Tuesday: 16:00 to 21:00
Wednesday: 16:00 to 21:00
Thursday: 16:00 to 21:00
Taught at
ETSAB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 649
Why this programme?
Currently, the architecture sector should be fully conscious of environmental needs and respond with designs that reflect this conscious approach to sustainable human environments. With this approach in mind, energy is a very important issue, not only with respect to the use of natural energy sources, but also in the integration of these concepts into buildings and urban developments. This is really about recovering the positive technical and aesthetic aspects of integrating natural energy components into the architecture of buildings and the environment.

More information:
  • To train natural environment control specialists in architecture, with knowledge of how to use the techniques of lighting, climatology and acoustics usable with natural energy sources.
  • To offer the skills needed to work on design and evaluation of buildings and systems, when consulting for these issues or as a function of administrative control.
  • To train professionals to be able to select the best energy systems for specific situations involving buildings and their environments, to design the general characteristics of these systems and to formally and technically integrate them into a comprehensive concept of an architectural project.
Who is it for?
  • Architects, technical architects and engineers interested in obtaining a high degree of specialisation in the application of renewable energies in architecture.
  • Other university professionals that need to broaden their knowledge in this field.

Training Content

List of subjects
15 ECTS 130h
Urban Environment: Matter, Energy and Information
10 ECTS 75h
Energy Control in Architecture
10 ECTS 70h
Renewable Energy in Architecture
15 ECTS 105h
Integration of Renewable Energy in Architecture
10 ECTS 100h
The student must develop an individual unpublished work, where he must make a synthesis of the knowledge and skills acquired and it will be assessed in an oral presentation evaluated by a jury.
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
Special master's degree issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued pursuant to art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. To obtain it, is necessary to have an official university qualification. Otherwise, the student will receive a certificate of completion of the programme issued by the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya.

Learning methodology

The teaching methodology of the programme facilitates the student's learning and the achievement of the necessary competences.

Learning tools
Participatory lectures
A presentation of the conceptual foundations of the content to be taught, promoting interaction with the students to guide them in their learning of the different contents and the development of the established competences.
Practical classroom sessions
Knowledge is applied to a real or hypothetical environment, where specific aspects are identified and worked on to facilitate understanding, with the support from teaching staff.
Students are given technical support in the preparation of the final project, according to their specialisation and the subject matter of the project.
Students are supported when undertaking group work, including theoretical sessions which provide the tools and knowledge needed to achieve a result. Ideas and results are exchanged between all the participating groups.
Assesment criteria
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Work out projects
Studies on a specific topic, by individuals or groups, in which the quality and depth of the work is assessed, among other factors.
Completion and presentation of the final project
Individual or group projects in which the contents taught in the programme are applied. The project can be based on real cases and include the identification of a problem, the design of the solution, its implementation or a business plan. The project will be presented and defended in public.
Work placements & employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers appear annually of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service .The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Virtual Campus
The students on this master's degree will have access to the My_Tech_Space virtual campus, an effective work and communication platform for students, lecturers and course directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space allows students to find background material for their classes, to work in teams, ask their lecturers questions, consult their marks, etc.

Teaching team

Academic management
  • Alonso Montolío, Carlos
    Doctor Architect. Department of Architectural Technology I of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
  • Coch Roura, Helena
    Architect PhD. Department of Architectural Technology of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
Teaching staff
  • Alonso Montolío, Carlos
    Doctor Architect. Department of Architectural Technology I of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
  • Beckers, Benoit
    Doctor Engineer. Dept. of Urban Systems Engineering. University of Technology of Compiègne
  • Carceller Roqué, Xavier
    Doctor in Architecture (UPC). Professor of courses in Urban Ecology, Sustainable City and Territory, Environmental Assessment or Integration of Urban Planning, Legislation, Environmental Management and Diagnosis. He develops the professional activity in the administration of the Generalitat of Catalonia where, among other charges, has been head of the Planning Natural Environment (Department of Environment) and he is currently Head of Service Plans and Programs, in the General Division Environmental Assessment (Department of Planning and Sustainability).
  • Coch Roura, Helena
    Architect PhD. Department of Architectural Technology of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
  • Corbat Diaz, Enrique
    Architect. Department of Architectural Technology of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
  • Crespo Cabillo, Isabel
    Architect PhD. Department of Architectural Representation at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).
  • Feliu Jofre, Alvaro
    Civil Engineer
  • Ferrero Andreu, Lluis
    Engineer. Department Teacher of Engineering Projects (UPC)
  • Garcia Gil, Manuel
    Engineer. Department Teacher of Engineering Projects (UPC)
  • Garrido Torres, Pablo
    Architect. Department Teacher of Architectural Technology of the UPC.
  • Isalgue Buxeda, Antoni
    Doctor in Physics. Professor ocf the Department of Physics (UPC)
  • López Besora, Judit
    Architect. Department of Architecture Technology of the UPC.
  • Lorenzo Gálligo, Pedro
    PhD in Architecture. Department of Projects University of Catalonia (UPC)
  • Marín Herrera, Juan Antonio
    Architect. Department Teacher of Architectural Technology of the UPC.
  • Muntané Raich, Oriol
    Doctor Architect. Professor at the Department of Technology of Architecture of the UPC.
  • Navés Viñas, Francesc
    PhD in Architecture. Department of Architectural Structures (UPC)
  • Pagès Ramon, Anna
    Architect PhD. Department of Architecture Technology (UPC).
  • Pardal March, Cristina
    Architect PhD. Professor at the Department of Technology of Architecture of the UPC.
  • Roca i Blanch, Estanislao
    Doctor of Architecture. Award for Teaching Quality at UPC 2011, and Distinction Jaume Vicens Vives 2011. Combines his teaching at ETSAB and other universities, undergraduate and graduate courses, with the task of architect and urbanist, and received, in both respects, several awards nationally and internationally.
  • Sagrera Cuscó, Albert
    Architect. Orgànica Society member.
  • Serrasolses Domènech, Jaume
    Biologist. Plot Engineering Founder Tecnoambiental.


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