Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) ETH in Architecture and Digital Fabrication

The Master of Advanced Studies ETH in Architecture and Digital Fabrication (MAS ETH DFAB) is an interdisciplinary education programme initiated by the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication and the ETH Zurich.

The programme is jointly organised by Gramazio Kohler Research and the Chair of Digital Building Technologies at ETH Zurich, and it enjoys strong links with the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA) and the Department of Architecture (D-ARCH) of ETH Zurich.

The MAS ETH DFAB teaches advanced methods and technologies at the forefront of digital design and fabrication and their implementation in architecture and construction. With a focus on computational design, robotic fabrication and 3D printing, projects and assignments enable students to develop strong design concepts and realize large-scale prototypes using the unique robotic construction facilities and 3 D printing laboratories at ETH Zurich. Courses are designed not only to teach a thorough understanding of computation and digital fabrication in architecture but also to foster students’ understanding of how new technologies, materials and processes contribute to an advanced and sustainable construction culture.

Participants develop strong competences in digital design and fabrication, enabling them to take leading positions in the field of architecture, construction, innovation development and production management. Knowledge of and experience with advanced fabrication equipment, as well as innovative design technologies, position participants as cutting-edge practitioners in the field. The MAS program facilitates regular interactions with leading representatives from academia, industry and practice, providing participants with insight and access to a network that will prepare them for both practice and further studies.

The MAS ETH DFAB starts September each year. The teaching language is English.

For further information on the programme please visit the MAS DFAB website.

Hannes Mayer
Gramazio Kohler Research


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