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M4. Master's Thesis

Students undertake analyses or innovative solutions in projects of sustainable intervention in the built environment, or explore the potential applicability of research outcomes or issues and research work from the needs raised by those projects.

Second Semester
Course Guide


The dissertation is an individual essay oriented to guarantee the autonomy of students, their capacity of innovation and their ability to undertake scientific or technical research. Dissertation topics are decided a few weeks after the beginning of the spring semester in order to develop in-depth a topic related to the Design Studio or to address other topics in agreement with the tutor, following preliminary research.

Tutorial sessions continue to provide support once the studio is over and regular joint sessions allow for common discussion of progress. The final dissertation is presented to a jury in early September and becomes part of an open archive of shared knowledge that provides material for further essays and studios.