In the first semester students develop core architectural knowledge, following lectures and seminars about architectural design, architectural history and building technology together with students from the architecture track. In the second semester students can choose from technical electives offered by the building technology track. They also follow an innovation and sustainability course together with EXTREME, a project for integrated design. These first two semesters of the building technology track largely coincide with the architectural engineering specialisation of the architecture track. In the third semester the SWAT studio focusses on a particular location from which students develop individual projects. In the final semester students develop a graduation project, which is often a continuation of their research in the SWAT studio.
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Building technology graduates are in high demand as the construction industry is lacking designers that bridge this gap between the architectural and engineering disciplines. Given that graduates can make decisions based on calculations and integrate them into architecture, they can direct structural engineers and manage complex processes. Graduates are sought after for architectural offices, engineering offices and specialised façade manufacturers.