Architecture B.A.

The Bachelor’s study program in Architecture provides a sound foundation in knowledge and techniques in lectures, seminars and lessons that are required for the fields in which modern architects work today. To structure the multifaceted topics and to clarify for the students the department of architecture has defined a core practice “Architectural Design”, which serves as a common basis for all teaching and research activities. Additionally there are three focus areas: “Urban and Landscape Transformation”, “Integrated Building Technologies” and “Cultural Heritage, History and Criticism”.

In these four areas are genuine architectonic, further sociological, economical and logistical topics which are directly connected with modern construction, for example:
- planning and designing as a core function of an architect
- technical bases of construction, static, support structure, burden-sharing,
- the analysis of various building materials and their mechanical, physical and chemical, and environmental characteristics,
- logistical-organizational knowledge like construction coordination and construction management
- the cost-benefit of a project as well as its effects on the given or natural environment, therefore the mutual conditions and influence of aesthetic, functional, economic and sustainable aspects
- the complex issue of urban, regional and spatial planning with a perspective on medium and long-term development of the infrastructure – particulary of the industry, economy, trade, traffic, communication, education, population growth, changes in rural and urban areas, mobility, land sealing, nature and landscape protection etc.,
- and finally the fundamental foundation of historical, architectural and theoretical roots, traditions and prospects, which forms a broad intellectual framework and helps to compensate the project-related, the individual case focused, commissioned and daily work.

The Bachelor’s study program in Architecture is based on practice and exercises, but is also looking into current research issues. Students will be taught to control constructional development processes and to plan and organize construction projects and their realisation.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a high level of dedication and commitment. To determine applicant’s individual skills, an aptitude test is conducted as part of the admission procedure. As an integral part of the studies each of our students will spend two of the eight semesters at one of our 90 international partner universities.