Architects operate in a challenging and creative occupational field and substantially help to form it. The visual range and span of their work is fascinating – the possibilities to specialise offer numerous opportunities. In this career, artistic responsibility counts more than ever in perceiving the balance between the good of the whole and individual, free interests. Future- directed solutions will be developed within the framework of new sustainable co-operations. A highly-specialised, modern services sector exercising ethical responsibility.
The Bachelor degree program in "Architecture" places its main emphasis in the area of design and building planning. Synergies through the combination of engineering and architecture competences lead to impressive results both in the technical and in the creative and aesthetic aspects. Problem-based learning, workshops and complex project work replace to a large degree teacher-centered learning well-known from schooldays.
For freshmen with limited background knowledge additional courses in mathematics, natural sciences, construction and English are also offered in the 1st semester.
The curriculum is organised according to a modular system. Each module lasts for one or two semesters and consists of cross-linked courses which are characterised by a common competence acquisition.
The project work extends across modules. In many cases it replaces lecture-style teaching and promotes interconnected and result-oriented thinking.
In the 5th semester students undertake an internship lasting 20 weeks. The students learn to usefully apply their theoretical knowledge in a professional working environment. In this way they gain invaluable work experience, learn technical and commercial decision processes and develop their social competence. At the same time students are able to establish important contacts for their future careers. Choice of and application to companies is the responsibility of the students. Internships abroad are also encouraged.