Master of Engineering

Lightweight Membrane Structures

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2 years


Lightweight Membrane Structures are made of flexible, non-rigid materials ranging from simple sails up to stadium roofs. State of the art building materials and the latest fabrication technologies are combined with the highest engineering knowledge provided by the world leading experts in the field of Lightweight Membrane Structures. The so called "top secrets" will be fully revealed within the program. Become an authority in the consulting, planning and execution of Lightweight Membrane Structures projects and be part of our powerful network of experts! Start a lifetime interdisciplinary career in the field of Lightweight Membrane Structures!

The next program starts November 4th 2019

Lightweight Membrane Structures, Meng consists of five attendance modules à nine days distributed over two years:
M1: Monday Nov. 4th to Tuesday Nov 12th 2019
M2: Monday May 4th to Tuesday May 12th 2020
M3: Monday Nov. 16th to Tuesday 24th 2020
M4: Monday May 17th to Tuesday 25th 2021
M5: Monday Nov. 1st to Friday Nov 12th 2021

Job description and job opportunities

Participants will enhance their professional career and will prepare themselves for the interdisciplinary and innovative professional future.

Target group:

  • Building Professionals, Architects, Engineers
  • Building Experts in private or public sector

Admission requirements

  • a university degree in architecture or building related engineering sciences (Bachelor, Master)
  • or a relevant non-university degree together with a minimum of 4 years of building related professional experience in a leading role
  • or a minimum of 8 years building related professional experience in a leading position with no relevant degree

Course fee

Tuition for the entire program is EUR 16,900 (no VAT is payable). The tuition fee covers all aspects of the program including examinations, course materials and software. Please note that travel and accommodation costs are not included. To suit your business and/or personal requirements, there are a variety of tuition packages and payment methods possible. Please consult the Program Director for more information.

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