Master's Degree in Biodigital Architecture

Type of programme
Non official masters
Duration
2 semesters
Credits
60 ECTS
Places
30
Schedule
Monday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm
Language
English
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Discover Biodigital Architecture

We offer you the chance to take part in the first architecture programme that explores the subject from a biological and digital perspective. An avant-garde syllabus and a new, 21st-century concept at your fingertips.

You will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art technology with new production possibilities. And a whole new world of tools will open up to you, enhancing your professional qualifications and job skills.

Are you ready to see the possibilities awaiting you in the field of biodigital architecture?

Why choose Biodigital Architecture?

  1. Innovative education
    Experiment with genetic-driven software, evolutionary processes, emerging systems and scripting.
  2. New vision of cybernetic-digital and environmental processes
    Explore concepts such as bio-learning and morphogenesis.
  3. International approach and premier academic staff
    Learn with an international teaching body which has made significant contributions to this new cutting-edge field of biodigital architecture. 

Presentation

UIC Barcelona's Master's in Biodigital Architecture is a pioneering programme of UIC Barcelona School of Architecture that combines architecture, biology and new digital trends. Since the year 2000 this programme has offered a unique approach to architecture from a biological and digital perspective.

The teaching programme establishes points of contact between new cybernetic-digital and ecological-environmental techniques. It incorporates experimental concepts, methods and works that use genetic-driven software, evolutionary processes, emerging systems, algorithms, parametric models and scripting. An innovative view of architecture that draws from areas such as genetic versus generative, natural versus digital and the impact of new biologies.

An avant-garde architecture and design programme that integrates the latest developments in conceptualisation and projection technology: Data-Driven Production, CNC numerical control machines, 3D printers... In short, a non-standard form of architecture that applies and promotes the genetic and digital principles of variation, mutation and hybridisation.

Prospective students

If you have a university degree in Architecture, Engineering, Fine Arts, Design, Landscaping, Biology or Genetics, this is the right master's degree for you. No previous specialised knowledge of cybernetics or ecology is required.

Job Opportunities

Architecture, Engineering, Design, Art, Teaching and Research.

The combination of advanced digital technology applied to architecture and biological knowledge will open up a new, as of yet untapped market. 

Facilities

Digital manufacturing laboratory and genetics laboratory.

Study programme and subjects 2020-2021

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Genetic and Biodigital Architectonical Design Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 30
Information Systems: Digital Tools and Organic Forms Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 10
Introduction to Genetics and Biodigital Architecture Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 10
Master Thesis Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 10
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Prerequisites & admissions

General Information

Who can apply?

This programme is aimed at university graduates from the following areas: Architecture, Engineering, Fine Arts, Design, Landscaping, Biology or Genetics, this is the right master's degree for you. No previous specialised knowledge of cybernetics or ecology is required.

How to apply

  1. Register online
  2. E-mail the following documents to your designated programme  advisor:
    • Photocopy of your passport
    • 1 passport-size photo
    • Certified* copy of your Diploma**
    • Certified* copy of your Academic Transcript
    • A signed copy of the UIC Barcelona general conditions (find attached to the confirmation e-mail you receive after registering online)
    • A signed copy of the UIC Barcelona data protection form (find attached to the
    • confirmation e-mail you receive after registering online)
    • A filled in and signed copy of the grant survey referring to any external grants/financial aid for which you may have applied
    • Motivation letter (please include your Skype username in your signature)
    • Portfolio + CV (format, content and length up to the student)

Optional:

  • Certificate of English language level (minimum B2)
  • Recommendation letters (optional)
  • Other certificates, diplomas or proof of work experience (optional)

* Document must have an official stamp from your university

** If you do not yet have your Diploma, please submit the proof of payment of the diploma issuance fees or a document from your university certifying your expected date of graduation.

Admission criteria

In addition to meeting the legal requirements described in the access routes, the Office of Admissions will highly value:

  1. Applications that show sufficient prior training
  2. Transcripts from previous studies
  3. Transferred credits
  4. Descriptions of relevant work experiencePriority will be given to candidates who have completed studies in engineering (preferably industrial engineering) or business management. 

Accepted Students

  1. Reserve a place: Pay the deposit (20% of the total fee) via international transfer
  2. Tuition fee: Pay the remaining amount (80% of the total fee) via international transfer

Accommodation and Visas

Students are responsible for finding accommodation and acquiring visas.

Contact details

National and international students (Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania).
Ruth Regalón: rregalon@uic.es
Barcelona. Phone number/Whatsapp: +34 651 82 61 86

For more information for international students (North America and Latin America): 
Susana Expósitosusanaexposito@uic.es
Phone number/Whatsapp: +506 8627 5629 
Skype: susana_ex

Grants & financial aid