Master in Sustainable Design SOS - School of Sustainability

SOS - School of Sustainability, Post-graduate "Practice Academy" founded by Mario Cucinella to train new experts in the field of sustainability, launches the Master in Sustainable Design, a 10 months full time program starting in October 2019.The Master in Sustainable Design of SOS - School of Sustainability is open to fresh graduates and young professionals in the fields of architecture and engineering who wish to undertake a practice-based, research driven training aimed at achieving knowledge and skills in the field of sustainability.The Master offers a open and inclusive training program that enhance the individual students abilities, the knowledge of the internal experts and the external consultants, within the professional context of Mario Cucinella Architects (MC A).

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SOS - School of Sustainability, Post-graduate "Practice Academy" founded by Mario Cucinella to train new experts in the field of sustainability, launches the Master in Sustainable Design, a 10 months full time program starting in October 2019.

The Master in Sustainable Design of SOS - School of Sustainability is open to fresh graduates and young professionals in the fields of architecture and engineering who wish to undertake a practice-based, research driven training aimed at achieving knowledge and skills in the field of sustainability.

The Master offers a open and inclusive training program that enhance the individual students abilities, the knowledge of the internal experts and the external consultants, within the professional context of Mario Cucinella Architects (MC A).

 

Aims

"People have changing desires and needs while facing new economic, environmental and social challenges. Architecture and urban design are called upon to provide appropriate responses in harmony with the environment and the cultural context. However, there is a clear disconnect between aspirations and outcomes when it comes to sustainability. To bridge the gap, we must redraw the professional figure of the architect through new approaches and visionary learning strategies."

Mario Cucinella

The Master in Sustainable Design offers to participants the opportunity to work in a world class professional context and to achieve specialized expertise in the field of sustainability, making them highly competitive and with better chances to access to quality job. The Master in Sustainable Design operates as a nexus for knowledge exchange with the building industry, the community and the profession.

The Master helps participants to acquire methods, processes and practices of sustainable and responsible design.

The Master in Sustainable Design offers tools for a critical understanding of the global challenges, and guides students in the research of solutions at local scale through co-design and public participation.

The experience is carried out in partnership with academic and research institutions, industry, government, professional organization and the public.

 

The program is organized in three parts.
The First, running from October through December, is designed to provide the students with the knowledge and skills required to address the challenges of the future with an open-minded, holistic, research-driven, human-centered approach targeting sustainable environments. The three foundations courses address thorough understanding of sustainability, knowledge and skills required to deliver climate aware Environmental Design and emerging issues related to the changing shape of professional practice.
The Second Part, running from January through February, is dedicated to workshops, case studies simulations and research. The knowledge and skills acquired across the foundation courses are tested and implemented thanks to simulations on real case studies ranging from projects that MC A is developing, to research inquiries emerging from SOS knowledge partners, to one shot design exercises for the industry.

The Third, running from March through July, is dedicated to Project Tracks. In Project Tracks students have the possibility to make a much deeper exploration of a key area of research ranging from the design of the next generation of architectural and urban environments, to urban regeneration, to the provision of measures and tools for granting to the most fragile and exposed communities safe and healthy living conditions.

During the ten months Full-Time the program delivers 1500 hours, corresponding to the equivalent of 60 CFU. At the end of the course, SOS - School of Sustainability rewards successful participants with a Postgraduate certificate signed by the Founder and President Mario Cucinella

The Master is open to international fresh graduates and young professionals in the fields of architecture and engineering who wish to increase their expertise and knowledge about sustainability how a pivotal tool for urban transformation. Due to the participation of international students and instructors, the cooperation with universities in Europe and Asia and the research on global issues the official language of the master is English. The study trips includes site visits to buildings and urban contexts that are relevant for the student's research, and international tours and workshops that involve fellow masters’ students, conferences and seminars. In the last edition SOS students visited Denmark, France, Norway, the UK and the United Arab Emirates, collaborating with institutions, industrial partners and universities of the visited countries.

  • International class
  • International faculty
  • Lessons in foreign language 90%
  • International study tours

The Candidates must submit:

Cover Letter

including motivations to be accepted to the course

Curriculum Vitae / Resume

including terminal degree information and professional practice experience

Design Portfolio

Applicants should submit a digital portfolio in PDF format of a maximum of eight + cover A4 size pages, and a max file size of 10 MB, including between four to six projects. Each project should include a title image and up to 4 supporting gallery images. They should provide a description of a maximum of 50 words for each title image and a caption of up to 25 words for each supporting gallery image.

When submitting collaborative work, specify this and clearly indicate the role and responsibilities that were carried on

Criteria for assessing applications:
  • CV Screening
  • Motivation letter
  • References
  • Portfolio assessment
  • Language test and/or interview

Admission Requirements:

Bachelor + Master Degree

Admission Requirements:
  • Bachelor
  • Master degree
For 2019-2020 program SOS strategic partners offers one scholarship to cover the full cost of participation in the program. The school also offers scholarships for four deserving students with partial coverage.There are five scholarships:1 total coverage4 partial coverage
Cost of the master: 10000 VAT included
Scholarships available
1 total coverage
4 partial coverage
Tutorials Students are assisted in the development of individual and group activities through tutorials by tutors who assist lecturers in teaching and study activities. The labs of MC A, equipped with state of the machinery for 2D and 3D modeling and crafting, are available to students in the development of their design tasks. SOS OPEN events Promote cultural awareness and professional advancement. Each conference and workshop provides training credits (CPD) for architects and engineers enrolled in the program. SOS Open Lectures Once a month, within ten months, leading figures of sustainable design are invited for public conferences. These events are dedicated to exploring approaches and ideas among different personalities who share a common vision for the future.Tutoring Workshop Cultural activities
  • Tutoring
SOS offers workshops, coaching sessions and events to help SOS students identify rewarding professional careers. The theme of employment is addressed by assisting students in the development of their professional profiles, creative portfolios and through a series of workshops and events involving MC A and external experts. These activities allow students who wish to seek work to gain skills and confidence throughout the year on issues such as find the right career, work internationally and get the job you want.

  • Polls about alumni careers
  • Assessment tool (strenghts, weaknesses, attitude etc.)
  • International opportunities
  • Identifying companies for traineeship
  • In-company training
  • Interview preparation
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Provenance Students Worldwide:
Total:
6
Foreigners:
10%
Profession Teaching Staff:
10%
University professors
10%
Researchers/lecturers/visiting professors
50%
Professionals
20%
Consultants/freelancers
5%
Managers
5%
Entrepreneurs
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