Architecture
(Bachelor of Science)

© Julian Martitz/LUH
© Julian Martitz/LUH
Profile
Course type
undergraduate studies (1 subject bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semester
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Architecture focuses on the design, creative design and construction of buildings. Architects are responsible for building activities, requiring a profound knowledge and a clear sense of judgement concerning material and construction, input and effects, management and economy as well as sustainability and acceptance.

In the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architecture, students learn the fundamental concepts of architecture and construction, including the development of analogous and digital architectural drafting as well as the foundations of the building trade, design, the history of architecture, and urban design. Understanding planning procedures and forms of participation is as much a requirement of the subject as a basic knowledge of land use and development planning. In this degree programme, students learn the skills required to take into account and coordinate these specialised areas of planning.

Further information for students on the website of the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Art and creative design
  • Building construction
  • Design and building design
  • Digital methods
  • History and theory
  • Technical equipment of buildings
  • Urban design
Course Content

Students taking the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architecture acquire a sound understanding of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in History and Theory, Design and Architectural Drafting, Construction and Engineering, applied in the context of practical and research-oriented study projects.

In parallel to attending courses to learn basic knowledge, students practice applying the knowledge gained in a module on Interactions, offered in cooperation with a variety of subject areas. From the fifth semester, students choose from a wide range of compulsory elective modules, enabling them to pursue their particular interests and specialise in certain areas. Students are examined by continuous assessment, for example in supervised assignments, written examinations, project drafts and presentations. The programme concludes with a Bachelor’s thesis.

 

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Compulsory Modules Interdependencies (6 CP)
Building Design I (3 CP)
History of European Architecture I (3 CP)
History of Open Space Planning (3 CP)
Technical Representation (3 CP)
Digital Methods I (3 CP)
Art and Design I (3 CP)
Building Materials (2 CP)
Load-Bearing Structures (4 CP)
Building Design II (6 CP)
History of European Architecture II (3 CP)
Digital Methods II (3 CP)
Art and Design II (6 CP)
Building Materials and Load-Bearing Structures (6 CP)
Building Construction I (6 CP)
Building Physics I (3 CP)
Building Design III (6 CP)
Architectural Theory (6 CP)
Building Construction II (3 CP)
Building Construction III (3 CP)
Building Physics II (3 CP)
Building Services Engineering I (6 CP)
Urban Design Principles I (3 CP)
Building Design IV (9 CP)
Design Methodology (6 CP)
Planning Theory and Sociology of Architecture (6 CP)
Building Services Engineering II (3 CP)
Urban Design Principles II (6 CP)
4-Dimensional Conceptual Design I (6 CP)
Urban Design Project (9 CP)
4-Dimensional Conceptual Design II (3 CP)
Accompanying Module for Bachelor Thesis (5 CP) Bachelor Thesis (12 CP)
Compulsory Field Trip (min. 4 days) – optional term
Compulsory Electives Modules extending to 19 CP from the range of offered Compulsory Electives
Studium GeneraleExternal Elective Modules (replace max. 10 CP of the Compulsory Electives)
Recommended Abilities
  • An ambition to design
  • Good power of spatial perception
  • A technical flair
  • High personal commitment
Career Opportunities
  • The BSc in Architecture is a degree course that qualifies graduates to work in architecture firms and planning offices, in the real estate and construction industry, in executive positions in public administration and in other interdisciplinary fields of work.
  • The degree qualifies graduates to embark on a postgraduate Master’s programme in Architecture or a similar subject, which is one of the requirements for acceptance into a Chamber of Architecture.
Possible Further Degree Programmes

Under certain conditions, admission to the following Master's programme is also possible. More detailed information can be found in the respective admission regulations. If you have any questions, please contact the course advice of the desired Master's programme:

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations: 

Application Deadlines

First-year students (Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – July 15th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st - January 15th of the year for the summer semester

 

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