What does the programme offer?
The Bachelor of Architecture study course is divided into three successive years that build on each other. After a two-week introductory course in the first semester, all students follow a curriculum that focuses on a specific central theme each year. This is reflected in the content of the core modules:
The first year of study communicates basic design and presentation skills along with the fundamental principles of architectural design. Accompanying lectures provide a basic theoretical foundation for the following two years.
In the second year, design and construction and urban design are the main areas of focus.
In the third year, students can spend one semester in a partner university in Germany or abroad, or a period in professional practice, supported by tutors and exchange programmes. The final core module can be chosen freely from the range of projects offered by the departments.
In the sixth and final semester, students complete and present a Bachelor Thesis to be undertaken alongside the core module. Accompanying lectures and seminars supplement the coursework and provide related background knowledge on the topics of the core modules. The Bachelor Thesis provides an opportunity to independently examine an aspect of one of the core modules from Bachelor studies in greater detail. Students can elect to undertake a theoretical or scientific analysis of one of the core modules or to elaborate on design-specific details. If desired, the final thesis can also focus on a topic not covered in the core modules.
The standard duration of studies for the undergraduate Bachelor of Architecture study programme is six semesters. After completion and defence of the Bachelor degree, the Faculty of Architecture awards the student the academic degree of »Bachelor of Science« (B. Sc.).