Significant social, economic, and environmental changes are causing a growing demand for high-performance and sustainable buildings. Due to advancements in science and technology, such buildings are ever more diverse in function and shape as well as more energy-efficient and responsive to occupants' needs. Students in the graduate program Master of Design in Sustainable Design (M.Des. S.D.) learn how to apply scientific methods and state-of-the-art technologies in order to address the multi-faceted challenges posed by high- performance and sustainable buildings.


This program aims to build the capacity of the building professionals towards exceeding the performance-based requirements of building design and operation to reduce their environmental impact while increasing their economic profitability. It also aims to enhance their computational, evidence-based, and collaborative integrated design skills to produce the next generation of building professionals who can target the optimum sustainable building design solution. 

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Outline -  M.Des (Sustainable)

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M. Des- SD Vision

  • Excellence in design education, enable sustainable endeavors for societal well-being


M. Des- SD Mision

  • Develop core competencies of design and professionalism to address societal and environmental concerns
  • Enable experiential learning and community engagement to create inclusive and sustainable design
  • Provide international platform for interdisciplinary learning and collaborative research

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor’s degree in the field of Architecture/ Interior Design / Planning/ Engineering (Civil / Electrical / Mechanical/ Computer Science) or equivalent from a recognized University with minimum 50 % aggregate marks. 

Weightage will be given to GATE qualified applicants. 


2 years (4 semesters)


  • Well-equipped design studios, and library with dedicated books on Sustainable Design
  • Subscription to internationally reputed online research journals.
  • Digital Facilities 
    • Well established CAD Lab with latest Building Performance modelling and Simulation softwares
    • Microsoft Teams and Suite platform
    • Examination on digital E-Pad platform
  • Sustainability and Climatology Lab - Well equipped lab to study climatic effects on the buildings.
  • Seminar Halls - For guest lectures, special lectures, etc.

Program Strength

  • Competitive tuition fee.
  • Highly qualified and experienced faculty members in the domain of Sustainable Design.
  • Courses in high demand areas of building performance and simulation, sustainable and Green building design, design computing, building automation, net-zero energy buildings, and energy economics, etc.
  • Opportunity to conduct collaborative research with experienced faculty member and reputed industry mentor for Master Thesis.
  • Strong connect with Industry for internship, collaborative research, and knowledge sharing.
  • Opportunity to learn in highly demanded interdisciplinary class environment.
  • Innovative pedagogy: Integrated consulting studios
  • Exposure to R&D environment
  • Opportunity to lead the CII-IGBC Student Chapter
  • Opportunity to lead the team of the reputed Solar Decathlon India competition.
  • Opportunity to qualify for certificate exams: LEED GA, IGBC AP, etc.
  • Opportunity to be part of MSAP’s and MAHE’s strong Alumni network. 

Key Dates & Deadlines


May 31 24

May ' 24

Last date to Apply


Tentative Course Commencement Date

Career Prospects

  • Graduates are well prepared to pursue careers in professional practices, consulting firms, industry, research, and academia.
  • 100% placement record. Best in class placement packages.

Opportunities for exciting career path in the sustainable building industry in India and abroad. 

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Libraries give students access to study resources, digital and print

Student Housing
Student hostels are their homes away from homes

Innovation Centre
State-of-the-art Innovation Centre facilitates multi-disciplinary research

Sports & Fitness
Marena has world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash, as well as a well-equipped gymnasium

Next Steps

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