Design and construction - from the first idea to the final detail
The master's degree course Architecture at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences has an application-oriented profile that is close to practice. The degree course focuses on applied design and project work, which is accompanied by a large number of elective modules. The students have the chance to specialize in the fields of their choice.
The module 'design and construction in architecture' is a mandatory module and forms the core of the studies. Additional modules from the areas of 'building and planning', 'economy, theory, history, building theory and urban development', and 'special fields of construction, of the material and the support structure' as well as from the obligatory modules of other building-related master's degree courses can be chosen. A series of lectures in the fields of architecture, civil engineering, design and art complement the process of specialization.
This degree course mainly focuses on 'design and construction', which is why the design and construction modules form the core of the study structure. They are accompanied by elective modules from a selection of foundation studies, which allow a specialization during this course of studies. The thesis is an independent work that rounds off the studies in the frame of a design project.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
|Terms||4 Semester, full-time|
|Program start||Summer and winter semester|
with german credentials: |
SS 15. February
WS 15. September
|with foreign credentials: SS 15. January/WS 15. July|
By ACQUIN e.V. till 30.09.24.
Application deadline for the winter semester is September 15, and February 15, for the summer semester.
Due to the aptitude assessment procedure a random selection cannot take place.
- Admission requirement is a university degree (Diplom or bachelor's degree with at least 180 ECTS credits) or an equivalent degree at a foreign institution of higher education in the field architecture. The grade of this degree must be at least 2.3.
- Graduates with the required degree and a grade point average of 2.7 may be accepted in exceptional cases. Requirement is the professional experience in an architectural office of at least 4 months after the above described university degree. The proof of this qualifying professional experience is to be demonstrated with a work samples (plans, drawings, pictures of the models, descriptions). A personal letter of motivation is to be attached as well, which describes the motivation for having chosen this degree course. A selection committee chosen by the examination board of the degree course Architecture will select the applicants based on these documents. Two lecturers of the degree course Architecture will be part of the selection committee.
Further information can be found here.
Graduates from this program have acquired the ability to work independently in leadership positions throughout all areas of designing, planning and building, beginning with the design, planning, construction, tendering/contracting to construction supervision. Graduates will work in planning offices, construction companies, federal, state and local authorities.
The master's program in Architecture at the Frankfurt University of Applied Science enables graduates to undergo further qualifications in building and planning and it meets the international standards of the UNESCO/UIA Charter for Architectural Education.