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Masters in Environmental Architecture (M.Arch) with specialization in Building engineering Performance

School of Architecture, REVA University proposes to launch a 2-year Masters degree Program in Environmental Architecture from July 2021 with accreditation from COA, New Delhi. This course comprises of four semesters including one semester of industry internship module which allows the students to gin industry exposure. A total of 80 credits are required for the completion of the M.Arch degree program.

The Masters in Environmental Architecture programme aims to equip graduates with knowledge of latest technologies in the design of sustainable built environment. Graduates develop an expertise in proposing and executing diverse design solutions to address ecological challenges facing our planet.
The USP of the programme is the additional specialization in Building energy performance where students are exposed to state of the art tools and techniques for evaluation of Energy performance in buildings, sustainable materials technologies, green building codes and energy efficient buildings services. Hands-on Modules on building energy simulations and energy efficiency assessment are inbuilt into the programme curriculum to enable graduates to take on real world challenges in the field of Environmental architecture.
A widening skills gap across industry means the demand for skilled professionals in energy efficient and sustainable building practices is on the rise. In response to this industry demand, this Master's degree will provide students with the essential skills and theory to design, develop and implement solutions for new and retrofitted buildings and sustainable built environment.

The Masters degree in Environmental architecture will prepare young professionals to navigate the complex and rapidly changing world of sustainability policies and practices in the design and construction industry. They will get hands on experience in sustainability assessment tools and software used in design and planning of the built environment. Courses included in the programme will enhance the abilities to professionally communicate complex sustainability strategies and engage effectively within interdisciplinary teams to drive project outcomes and improve sustainability practice. Students will graduate with specialist knowledge of sustainable building design and technologies. 

Course Curriculum

Course Curriculum

Academic Objectives

Academic Objectives

Some of the salient features of M. Arch (Environmental Architecture) offered by REVA University, Bangalore include-

  • Dynamic curriculum helmed by an Independent Board of Studies that encourages innovations in pedagogy including course delivery, monitoring and evaluation. 
  • Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and Continuous Assessment and Grading Pattern (CAGP) of education. 
  • Ample opportunities for students to earn more credits and thereby acquire additional Proficiency Certificates and Diplomas.
  • Cross-disciplinary open electives and concurrent learning.
  • Emphasis on research and Pragmatic learning
  • Hands-on learning through Skill development certification courses and workshops.
  • Study tours and documentation at National and International locations.
  • 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. 
  • World-class infrastructure including Climatology and Services labs, Cutting-edge building planning and simulation software, Dedicated art and exhibition room
  • 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.
  • International collaborations- MoU with ETSAB - Barcelona and UCOL - New Zealand
  • 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.

DURATION: 2 academic years or 4 semesters of approximately 18 working weeks duration each. 

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The programme educational objectives of the Masters in Environmental Architecture are to prepare graduates who:

  • PEO 1: Demonstrate innovative ideas to development a self-sufficient building design of multidisciplinary fields towards the environment.
  • PEO 2: Enhance the scope of advanced sustainable design techniques and technologies.
  • PEO 3: Demonstrate a holistic understanding of ecological design which respond to the emerging climatic challenges, safety, sustainability.
  • PEO 4: Demonstrate the ability to lead in education, research, and specialized professional abilities in multidisciplinary fields.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

Program Outcomes (POs)

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

  • Assimilate the fundamental knowledge of sustainability issues and environmental impact of the built environment.
  • Apply innovative and environmentally sensitive design solutions in the global context
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Integration of resource efficient building and intelligent technologies
  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver a project using Digital tools and simulation software. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Day lighting & Ventilation, Thermal comfort and Indoor air quality in buildings.
  • Gain familiarity with environmental economics, environmental Laws, Green Building codes and standards.
  • Perform all professional responsibilities independently and as a team member with leadership skills and ethical values
  • Develop the ability to become a lifelong learner through advanced (offline/online) specializations and participate in conferences/ seminars to acquire and disseminate knowledge.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates can opt to Work in the public and private sectors as environmental sustainability officers, sustainability coordinators, facilities management officers and assets managers. 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

The skills they learn in their master's degree will also equip them to work in engineering consultancy, architectural design, building equipment manufacturing, property and infrastructure development, and other sectors related to the built environment.
Some of the available job profiles in the field include-Building energy analyst or simulation expert, sustainable or green building architect or services specialist, ecological landscape designer, retrofit expert, green building accredited professional, IAQ specialist, or sustainable design consultant.
With additional training in teaching, there is opportunity to be teachers at undergraduate and postgraduate level in this field. Green building professionals can improve their credibility by getting accredited as Master Trainers with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) or Building energy efficiency specialist.

Government Departments

Research institutes

Construction industries

Teaching jobs in Universities and Colleges


Architectural consultancy firms

Architecture Firms

Construction companies

Service agencies

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria
  • 50% and above in Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (from any University / Institutions in India or Abroad or its equivalent qualification recognized by the Government of India)
  • Students with valid GATE score are also eligible for this course.

How to Apply?


Rukmini Knowledge Park, Kattigenahalli, Yelahanka, Bangalore - 560064, Karnataka

+91-90211 90211 +91-80-4696 6966

Application Fee

M Arch

Indian / SAARC Nationals 1000
NRI Fee 2000
Foreign Nationals 50