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Masters in Environmental Architecture(M.Arch.)

Course Duration

4 Semesters
(2 Years)

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor's degree in Architecture (B.Arch) or equivalent recognized by the COA with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks for the general category and 45 % aggregate marks for reserved category candidates.


The Masters in Environmental Architecture programme aims to nurture graduates with deep knowledge of latest technologies in the design of sustainable environment. Graduates develop an expertise in proposing and executing diverse design solutions to address ecological challenges facing our planet.

The key highlight of this programme is the additional specialisation in Building Energy performance where students are exposed to state-of-the-art tools and techniques for evaluation of energy performance in buildings, sustainable material technologies, green building codes and energy efficient buildings services.

What makes this programme unique?

Hands-on modules on building energy simulations

  • Energy efficiency assessments to enable graduates to take on real-world challenges in the field of environmental architecture Provide students with the essential skills and theory to design, develop and implement solutions for new and retrofitted buildings and sustainable-built environment.
  • Prepare young architects to navigate the complex and rapidly changing world of sustainability policies and practices in the design and construction industry.
  • Hands-on experience in sustainability assessment tools and software used in design and planning of the built environment.
  • Enhance abilities to professionally communicate complex sustainability strategies.
  • Engage effectively within interdisciplinary teams to drive project outcomes and improve sustainability practice.
  • Gain expert knowledge on sustainable building design and technologies.


  • Engineering consultancy
  • Architectural design
  • Building equipment manufacturing
  • Property and infrastructure development
  • Other sectors related to the built environment.

Course Curriculum

01 Design Studio-1

02 Sustainable building materials & Technology- I

03 Fundamentals of Environmental Design

04 Building Services – I

05 Day lighting & Ventilation in Buildings

06 Elective – I

07Climate change & disaster risk assessment

08 Solid and hazardous waste management

09Water Management

10Digital tools & simulation software

11Environmental LAB- I

01Design Studio- II

02Advanced Sustainable building materials & Technology- II

03Research methodology & statistical methods

04Environmental Law, Green Building codes & Standards

05Building Services – II

06Thermal comfort and Indoor Air quality

07Elective – II

08Intelligent building systems

09Geo Informatics

10Advanced Digital tools & simulation software


01Professional training

01Environmental Architecture Thesis

02Environment and energy Resource economics

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Graduates will be able to:


Demonstrate innovative ideas for development of self-sufficient building design in multidisciplinary fields.


Enhance the scope of advanced sustainable design techniques and technologies.


Demonstrate a holistic understanding of ecological design which respond to the emerging climatic challenges, safety, sustainability.


Demonstrate the ability to lead in education, research, and specialised professional abilities in multidisciplinary fields.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

Upon successful completion of the M.Arch programme, graduates shall be able to:

PO 1

Assimilate the fundamental knowledge of sustainability issues and environmental impact of the built environment.

PO 2

Apply innovative and environmentally sensitive design solutions in the global context.

PO 3

Demonstrate an understanding of Integration of resource efficient building and intelligent technologies.

PO 4

Demonstrate the ability to deliver a project using Digital tools and simulation software.

PO 5

Demonstrate an understanding of Day lighting & Ventilation, Thermal comfort and Indoor air quality in buildings.

PO 6

Gain familiarity with environmental economics, environmental Laws, Green Building codes and standards.

PO 7

Perform all professional responsibilities independently and as a team member with leadership skills and ethical values.

PO 8

Develop the ability to become a lifelong learner through advanced (offline/online) specializations and participate in conferences/ seminars to acquire and disseminate knowledge.

Programme Specific Outcomes

Some of the salient features of M.Arch. (Environmental Architecture) include-

  • PSO1: Dynamic curriculum helmed by an Independent Board of Studies that encourages innovations in pedagogy including course delivery, monitoring and evaluation.
  • PSO2: Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and Continuous Assessment and Grading Pattern (CAGP) of education.
  • PSO3: Ample opportunities for students to earn more credits and thereby acquire additional Proficiency Certificates and Diplomas.
  • PSO4: Cross-disciplinary open electives and concurrent learning.
  • PSO5: Emphasis on research and Pragmatic learning.
  • PSO6: Hands-on learning through skill development certification courses and workshops.
  • PSO7: Study tours and documentation at National and International locations.
  • PSO8: Competent full-time faculty from different geographies, specializing in varied allied fields ensure diversity in the educational philosophies and pedagogical approach towards imparting knowledge. Renowned professionals from the field of architecture and urban planning frequent the school to impart practical knowledge to all the aspiring architects.
  • PSO9: World-class infrastructure including Climatology and Services labs, Cutting-edge building planning and simulation software, Dedicated art and exhibition room.
  • PSO10: Formal collaboration through a Memorandum of Understanding with CSE (Centre for Science and Environment) with emphasis on knowledge sharing, training and research partnership in the field of environmental issues and technologies for a sustainable future. The Masters Programme will draw heavily from this unique partnership.
  • PSO11: International collaborations- MoU with ETSAB - Barcelona and UCOL - New Zealand.
  • PSO12: Centre for Integrated Research in Architecture (CIRA), School of Architecture which focuses on advancement of industry focussed research, professional practice, and capacity building through inter-institutional collaboration and information exchange between the University and Industries.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be well-equipped to apply technical design and project management expertise across specialist areas including but not limited to:

  • Environmentally sustainable design (ESD)
  • Building sustainability assessment
  • Facilities management
  • Energy management
  • Sustainable construction management
  • Building energy engineering
  • Facade engineering
  • Building physics
  • Building services engineering
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