Taught course

Digital Architecture and Design

University of Sheffield · School of Architecture

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 honours degree or an equivalent qualification. We welcome applicants with design experience in areas such as architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, interaction design, architectural/environmental engineering, structural/material engineering, robotics. We’d also like to see your portfolio to get an idea of your design abilities. You should be prepared to come to an interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Digital technologies are changing the way built environments are designed, constructed and inhabited. On this course you’ll learn the theoretical knowledge and the design skills needed to develop digital blueprints for the environments of the future.


Graduates go to work in the digital creative industries, for architecture and urban design practices, digital technology developers and environmental design consultancies.

Core modules

Challenges of Interactive Built Environments; Introduction to Computational Design; Parametric Architectural Geometry; Critical Applications of Building Information Modelling; DDIBE Studio Project; MSc DDIBE Dissertation Project.

Optional modules

Advanced Computational Design; Interactive Urban Visualisation Modelling; Renewable Energy; Conservation and Regeneration Principles and Approaches; Building Information Modelling, Management and Analysis.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
0114 222 0305