Master of Architecture (M.Arch)- Advanced Architecture


The evolution of architecture in the 21st century has been marked by a profound integration of technology, sustainability, and innovation. The demand for architects who can harness cutting-edge tools and methodologies such as Building Information Modelling (BIM), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Parametric Modelling has never been higher. The Master of Advanced Architecture Design program is conceived to address this need and prepare architects to lead in a rapidly changing and technologically-driven built environment.

The program aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and mind-set required to excel in the dynamic field of advanced architecture design. The program focuses on three key pillars:

Technological Proficiency:

  • In-depth training in BIM, AI, and Parametric Modelling.
  • Hands-on experience with industry-standard software and tools.
  • Integration of technology into the entire architectural design process.

Advanced Sustainability:

  • Comprehensive understanding of sustainable design principles. 
  • Exploration of innovative materials and construction technologies.
  • Application of sustainable practices in real-world architectural projects.

Theoretical and Practical Exposure:

  • Balanced coursework covering theoretical concepts and practical applications. 
  • Collaborative projects with industry partners to provide real-world challenges.
  • Internships and site visits to gain first-hand experience in the field.

Benefits of the Program:

  1. Holistic Skill Development: Graduates will possess a well-rounded skill set, integrating design, technology, and sustainability in their architectural practice.
  2. Industry-Relevant Training: The curriculum is designed in consultation with industry experts to ensure alignment with current and future industry needs.
  3. Global Perspective: Exposure to international best practices through collaborations with renowned architectural firms and exposure to global case studies.
  4. Career Advancement: Graduates will be prepared for leadership roles in architectural firms, sustainable design consultancies, and other related fields.


2 Years (4 Semesters)


Full Time regular course (Monday-Friday)


Approved by Council of Architecture, New Delhi and Affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala


FIRST SEMESTER (Focus Area: Sustainability, Energy Efficiency & Green Building Design)

Core Subjects: Advanced Sustainable and Green Building Design, Advanced Sustainable, Energy Efficient Building Materials & Technologies, Building Physics & Performance Evaluation of Buildings, Advanced Research in Architecture & Seminar

Elective Theory I: Environmenta l Law & Legislations (Option 1), Adaptive Reuse & Retrofit of Buildings (Option 2)

Elective Theory II: Low Cost Housing (Option 1), Disaster Management (Option 2)

Studio: Advanced Design Studio I (Focus on Sustainability)


SECOND SEMESTER (Focus Area: Contemporary Processes & Technology in Architectural Design)

Core Subjects: Contemporary Processes In Architectura l Design: BIM, AI, ML, VR, AR, Theory & Application of Digital Architecture, Advanced Design Visualization Studio, Advanced Design Optimization Through Algorithms

Elective Theory III: High End 3D Modelling, Smart Materials

Elective Theory IV: Advanced Biomimetic Architecture, Digital Fabrication

Studio: Advanced Design Studio II (Focus on Digital Architecture)


THIRD SEMESTER (Focus Area: Advanced Building Systems, Construction & Technology)

Core Subjects: Advanced Building Systems Integration, Advanced Construction Management and Technology, High Performance Building Envelopes, Advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Digital Design

Elective Theory V: Advanced Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in Architecture, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in Architecture

Elective Theory VI: Technology & Human Centered Design in Architecture, Design Thinking and Innovation in Architecture

Studio: Advanced Design Studio III


FOURTH SEMESTER (Focus Area: Advanced Architecture Design Thesis)

Core Subjects: Advanced Thesis Programming, Research Paper Publication and Seminar

Studio: Advanced Architecture Design Thesis

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