Master of Architecture (Environmental) M.Arch.

Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College (JNEC)

Program Outline

Master of Architecture (Environmental) is a two-year post-graduate program approved by the Council of Architecture, New-Delhi. The program comprises 4 semesters. The students need to complete total credits of 100. The sessional work is assessed periodically and at the end of each semester.

This program makes student proficient professionals to apply the knowledge gained during the program from environmental and allied fields to identify, formulate and solve real life problems, and become a green consultant for the society.

The program comprehends the need of the future sustainable approach towards built habitat. The course curriculum is formulated to make the architectural professionals recognize the depth and technicalities of Environmental Architecture to practice proficiently. Imparting the knowledge of climate responsive architecture, energy, eco materials, sustainable approach for planning, ecology as basics of environmental architecture can help our students to become expert in this field of green built environment. The culture of design studios is extensive to build conscious approach at different scales, levels, and technical details of green habitat. 

Key Features

  • Experienced and senior faculty in the field of education and environment profession
  • Green and clean campus with inbuilt green building features
  • Well-equipped environmental laboratory
  • Unique experimental models like Heliocentric model and Heliodome
  • Well-equipped studios with audio visual facilities
  • Licensed software related to environmental architecture like Design Builder, GIS
  • Well-developed research center and consultancy cell

Program Structure

Year  First Year  Second Year   
Semester  Sem I   Sem II  Sem I   Sem II   
PROFESSIONAL CORE  Climate Responsive Design Studio   Energy Efficient Design Studio   Sustainable Planning Studio  Dissertation II   Study Tours, interaction with industry professionals or experts, Site visits.  
Energy Management    Dissertation I   
BUILDING SCIENCES AND APPLIED ENGINEERING   Building Physics -I  Building Physics –II   Green Building Rating Systems   
Green Building Materials and construction technology   Building Services and Management     
PROFESSIONAL ABILITY ENHANCEMENT COURSES (PAEC)  Building Simulation Software  Sustainable Development & Planning   Environmental Laws and Economics  Professional Training (Six week) 
Ecology and Environment  Research Methodology Environmental and Ecological Planning  EIA and Environmental Management   
PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVES & OPEN ELECTIVES  Dynamic facades   GIS and Terrain Mapping  Sustainable Housing Policies  Smart and Eco Cities 
Disasters Management & Mitigation  Sustainable Transport systems  Contemporary Practices in Sustainable Architecture  Sustainable Urban Conservation,  
Urban Public spaces  Landscape and environmental design   Post Occupancy Evaluation  Adaptive reuse and retrofit 
MOOC Courses and Swayam Courses   

Career Opportunities

M. Arch. (Environmental) program offers a wide range of career opportunities such as:

  • Becoming a Green building expert to give expert solutions to various stakeholders like the builders, architects, and planners
  • Sustainability consultant to contribute to sustainable development of society
  • Energy expert to make habitats more energy efficient
  • Energy resource manager
  • Researcher in the field of Environment
  • To become a circular economy expert for buildings
  • Building Life Cycle Expert
  • Carbon management expert for building