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Studying architecture

Both sections of the consecutive programme in architecture (bachelor's and master's programme) train broadly qualified professionals in the areas of planning and construction. The profile of the programme is oriented according to the demands of sustainable planning and implementation of construction projects and their context in the urban picture. The study material of the programme is connected directly with specific problems and practical challenges.

The lecture programme is focussed on the career of a professional architect, who functions not only as an artistic designer, but also uses technical knowledge of structural and economic concepts to manage the planning and construction process as the contractor's trustee. The study programme therefore provides competence in the following subjects, since these are an important part of an architect's day-to-day work:

  • artistic competence
  • planning competence
  • technical competence
  • organisational competence, and
  • economic competence

Architecture and the profession of an architect also have significant social effects. For this reason, responsibility vis-à-vis the society we live in may not be neglected.

The goal is the acquisition of qualifications as a practically capable generalist, for which there is strong demand in the professional world. Often it is the task of the generalist to combine contradictory individual requirements. For this reason, the modules of the architectural programme provide insight into diverse areas of drafting, planning, and construction. The programme covers subjects reaching from the natural sciences and technology, economic problems and the artistic and historical bases of construction to environmental protection and computer simulation.

This wide spectrum of competence is bundled into the core subjects 'drafting' and 'constructing'. During the drafting exercises, students learn to structure a task, procure the required information, and develop steps towards a solution. The results of the project are presented and discussed during group work: teamwork and project orientation, which are key competencies in modern information societies, are among the programme's main components.

This type of programme demands a high level of commitment from students.

Last changed: 02.10.2014  |  Author: P. Fries