The study program concentrates on the combination of design and construction. Furthermore, „Advanced Architecture“ means designing and constructing on all scales, from urban contexts to the one-to-one detail. Advanced, future-oriented concepts are developed and dealt with in study projects, in office internships, with the FFin, as well as in close collaboration with our cooperation partners from the construction sector.
Examination regulations (see Faculty 1)
Graduates will be able to work in particular on the interface between abstract designs and concrete implementations. This means a focus on the planning phase, referred to in the German fee schedule as „execution planning“, with strong feedback on the design process and in close connection with current developments of scientific research in design and construction.
Relevant occupational fields of graduates are in architectural, engineering and construction companies, the construction industry, property development and housing associations, real estate companies, the public sector and research and technological development of design and construction.
The students acquire extensive knowledge in design and construction through a combination of series of lectures and modules treating topics such as the design and construction in the areas of urban design, the design of existing buildings, the design of new buildings and built environments. This is accompanied by internationally-oriented projects and a selection of numerous obligatory modules. Students can concentrate on individual interests due to a specialization project and the offered selection of obligatory modules, which can serve as the central theme of their master's thesis. Furthermore, 30 ECTS credits can be chosen from the German master's degree course in Architecture, if the students possess the necessary German language skills.
Modularization during the studies is a study structure, in which courses such as lectures, exercises, practical internships, excursions, excursions or seminars about certain topics are combined in modules. The structure of a module is determined by the competence, which is to be achieved upon completion of the module.
The module manual entails information on the duration, credits, type of examination, requirements, study results, workload, type of learning, content, literature, and the representative of the module of a degree course. Further information can be found in the guideline on modularization and credit point awarding of the federal commission. The module overview and the study content can be downloaded in form of a PDF.
How to Apply for prospective students with foreign degrees.
How to Apply for prospective students with German degrees.
Admission to the English-language Master's degree course "Advanced Architecture" is granted to applicants with a degree in architecture with 180 ECTS, which was completed with a grade at least corresponding to the grade of 2,3, as calculated applying the German grading system. Applicants will have to submit a CV and a letter of motivation and to provide a study-portfolio and proof of a four-month internship in an area relevant to architecture.
As Advanced Architecture is taught entirely in English there is no need to hand in a German Language Certificate. However, please note that an English Language Certificate is mandatory! The following Certificates will be accepted: TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6 or Cambridge First Certificate (A), corresponding to the level GER B2.
Exemption: language of complete bachelor program was English.