MAS ETH in Housing

Since 1992/93, ETH Wohnforum - ETH CASE has been offering postgraduate studies in architecture at the Department of Architecture. The MAS ETH in Housing was introduced in 2004/05. In 2016, the programme was updated under the new management of Prof. Christian Schmid (director), Prof. Hubert Klumpner (deputy director) und Dr. Jennifer Duyne Barenstein (executive director). It has set itself the goal of contributing to finding solutions to the challenges of housing construction in Switzerland, Europe and low and middle-income countries worldwide through multidisciplinary training and research at a high level. The MAS focuses on the assessment of housing challenges and on the sustainability, effectiveness and sustainability of a wide range of housing and neighbourhood development strategies pursued by municipalities, cooperatives, local governments, non-governmental and governmental authorities and international organisations in different countries and contexts.

The MAS ETH in Housing accepts 10-12 qualified candidates each year. It is primarily, but not exclusively, aimed at professionals with a background in architecture, urban planning or town planning, but is also open to applicants from other disciplines with an interest in housing.

Course duration
1 year full-time, 600 contact hours
2 years possible upon request

Place of study
ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE
Department of Architecture
ETH Zurich - Campus Hönggerberg

For further details please contact
Dr. Jennifer Duyne Barenstein
ETH Wohnforum – ETH CASE
Department of Architecture
HIT H 13
Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27
CH-8093 Zurich
Phone: +41-44 633 31 94

Brochure with MAS goals and program.


MAS-degree thesis
2000 - 2019