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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