The MSc in Computational Design and Digital Fabrication investigates the relationship between computational tools and architectural design. The programme focuses on programming languages as the basis of computational design methods and digital fabrication tools, in an effort to attain a coherent understanding of the relationship between coding, design intent and built form.
The programme objective is to offer prospective participants the opportunity to develop computational design skills and hands-on cutting-edge fabrication techniques, while acquiring mature analytical thinking on the theory and applications of computational tools in architecture along with creative problem-solving working methods.
Most importantly, as the program is based on a Distance Learning Structure, students have the ability to learn remotely from faculty of the University of Nicosia and the University of Innsbruck, whose Architecture Departments are focused on these cutting edge technologies, as well as gain access, via the 2 on-site intensive workshops, to the ARC Fab Lab in Nicosia and the Robotic Lab (REXLAB) of the Institute for Experimental Architecture in Innsbruck, which has a strong background of robotic research in architecture by establishing connections between academia and industry.
The online courses cultivate the students’ computational skills for their attendance of the 2 intensive on-site fabrication workshops where they can test their newly acquired knowledge on-site. This allows participants to establish academic and industry connections, become part of the global community of parametric design and computational research in digital fabrication, an ever-growing industry increasingly important for the built environment.