Course in Sustainable Architecture

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

Program Description

Course in Sustainable Architecture

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

Course - Sustainable Architecture

Umeå University welcomes qualified students from Brazil as part of the Science without Borders (Ciência sem Fronteiras) programme.

Science without Borders is a Brazilian Government scholarship programme which aims to send 100,000 Brazilians in overseas higher education institutions over the next four years to study in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and creative industries at universities across the world.

During the 2013 and 2014, higher education institutions in Sweden will welcome a total of over 2,000 Brazilian students.Seats will beavailable at the undergraduate and postgraduate (master) level.

This course package explore sustainable architecture in a holistic way including cultural, social and economic sustainability. We investigate and design urban environments and contextual building structures.

Architectural space and the reprogramming of existing buildings and environments in terms of density, use, texture and spatial qualities are the main focuses of investigations. The development of new constructions in cooperation with industry and the development of innovative strategies of sustainability are important part of the educational program and supplement a theoretical basis.
The study language is English.

Given the fact that architecture is an international discipline the career as an architect is borderless. There is a need for knowledgde about sustainable architectural strategies in various places in the world. As an architect educated at UMA you will have skills to work with organizations, local companies and industries in various cultures.

This will be in terms of:

  • scientific skills to be capable to make analysis of the need and develop the program for solutions.
  • theoretical skills to establish critical analysis and develop coherent sustainable concepts for the design projects needed.
  • artistic and innovative skills to be capable to make architectural design to support or generate strategies and solutions.
  • communicative competences (graphic, digital, oral and writing) to be able to develop dialogues with users, contractors, organizations, specialists etc.

Special requirements

Application is made in two steps:

1. Through the national online application service

2. Portfolio sent to Umeå School of Architecture. More information about application and portfolio can be found at

English: IELTS/TOEFL 6,5/90

Tuition fee

The tuition fee for the course package, 60 ECTS, is:
 SEK 175 000

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 10, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
10 months
Full time
175,000 SEK
Start date Sept. 2016
Sweden Umeå
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 10 months
Price 175,000 SEK