The Master of Advanced Studies ETH in Architecture and Digital Fabrication is a one-year full time educational programme positioned within a vibrant multidisciplinary research environment. Jointly organised by the Chair for Digital Building Technologies and Gramazio Kohler Research it enjoys strong links with the Institute of Technology in Architecture (ITA) and the Architecture Department (D-ARCH) of ETH Zurich. Furthermore, the MAS is the educational program of the National Centre for Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication, one of the biggest and world leading interdisciplinary research clusters on digital fabrication and robotics in architecture.
The MAS ETH in Architecture and Digital Fabrication 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.