Master in Architecture and Energy (VI Edition)

Energy Efficiency and Bioclimatic Architecture

Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho, Camilo García, Anupama Kundoo, Belinda Tato

November 2015 – May 2016
UCJC Ferraz (Quintana 21, Madrid)

What is MAE?

In the current global context of uneven growth and the depletion of resources, the construction sector accounts for 40 per cent of the energy consumed worldwide. Any work carried out on the land, be it urban, architectural, infrastructural or landscaping, should include strategies for resource management, the reduction of energy demand and the use of renewable sources. The sixth edition of MAE looks in depth at this new body of urgent and essential knowledge, identifying the tools needed to create a development model that is compatible with environmental balance.

MAE has been specifically designed at the UCJC School of Architecture, based on the experience of the five previous editions, with the aim of becoming an international academic reference point in matters relating to energy saving and bioclimatic architecture. To this end, this Master’s course offers the best learning community and the finest resources and technologies available – all in the center of the Spanish capital, Madrid.

The MAE postgraduate program comes under the aegis of the research area of UCJC’s School of Architecture and Technology, and is related to three associated specialization courses: Affordable Habitat, Territorial Mosaic and Network Urbanism. The liaison between MAE and the Institute of Architecture offers students the possibility of getting professional experience by taking part in international projects to do with energy resources and efficiency. The Institute currently has several projects in Spain, India and Norway.


The MAE program has been designed as an official degree to meet the new demands ofthe building sector and the challenges that are changing the world of architecture and urbanism, in particular with regard to major issues such as energy and resource management and its economic, social and environmental consequences. MAE offers two academic programs:

Executive Program, in Spanish (at weekends, lasting 28 weeks).
International Program, in English (from Mondays to Fridays, lasting18 weeks).

MODULE 1. Design principles.
Introduction, background and where we are now (3ECTS)
Climate, microclimate and comfort (3 ECTS) [b]
Bioclimatic architecture: passive systems (3 ECTS)
Sustainable urbanism (3 ECTS) [a] [b] [c]
Energy efficiency on building rehabilitation (3ECTS)

MODULE 2. Technology and the environment.
Efficiency, saving and sustainability (3 ECTS) [a]
Active systems (3 ECTS)
Auxiliary systems (3 ECTS)
Materials and building systems (3 ECTS)
Analysis of paradigmatic projects (3 ECTS) [c]

MODULE 3. Simulation tools.
Current regulations (3 ECTS)
Energy simulation of buildings (6 ECTS)
Energy certification of buildings (6 ECTS)

MODULE 4. Final Master’s Dissertation.
Final Master’s Dissertation (15 ECTS)

Double degrees: Master + Specialist
Subjects [a] + optional workshop in India = Affordable Habitat specialist degree.
Subjects [b] + optional workshop = Territorial Mosaic
Subjects [c] + optional workshop = Network Urbanism specialist degree.
In addition to the Master’s degree, we are offering specialization courses comprising groups of two subjects from the Master’s course and the participation in an on-site workshop. Thus, the Affordable Habitat Specialization Course includes two subjects of MAE and an on-site workshop in India directed by Anupama Kundoo. Two new specialization courses have been designed with the same academic structure: Territorial Mosaic and Network Urbanism.

Practical Data
Price: 12.000 € (grant 20% completed)
Duration: 60 ECTS

Rafael García Marcos.
Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho.


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