Architecture is the
three-dimensional expression of a society. Accordingly, as mentioned in the preamble, the programme is geared toward the acquisition
of technical and theoretical knowledge in connection with the development of design ideas. However, it also gives students
an awareness of the fact that architecture is part of culture and that they bear a responsibility with regard to the given
tasks. By critically reflecting on “practical necessities” and standardised procedures, their specific expertise regarding
space and organisation enables them to devise solutions to current and, above all, future problems and to meet the demands
This is possible thanks to an educational training that encourages collaboration and imparts
to the students the necessary tools and platforms for communication. Work in the design studios trains an openness between
various disciplines, and the master programme intensifies this close interaction all the more as it is now possible to increase
the intensity of studies on the structure and the solving of tasks to an advanced level. Prerequisite
for admission to the master programme in English is a completed bachelor degree in architecture.
Starting with summer
semester 2020, evidence of English language skills at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
(CEFR) is required additionally. You can see here
which type of evidence will be acceptable.
Information about studying and admission
can be found in the curriculum, advice about the entrance exam is provided on the website of the institute.
The field of activity that the students will be prepared for and for which the master thesis project qualifies
them is in a perpetual state of flux, one that has been rapidly accelerating, above all, since the advent of digital data
processing and the virtualisation of architecture - and it will only continue to increase in speed.
a high level of flexibility with which to adapt to new situations and have firm command over the latest technologies and tools.
This prepares them for all architectural tasks, from spatial planning to interior design, and gives them the requisite organisational
skills needed to tackle an increasingly complex production process. In view of globalisation and the predominance of economic
calculation, prospective planning becomes particularly important. Graduates have been trained to think strategically, allowing
them to anticipate future scenarios so as to react to their complexity with commensurate solutions.