Bachelor of Science in Architecture

A distinctive feature of all three bachelor programs in the ASL School of Architecture, Urban Planning, and Landscape Architecture, is the intensive interdisciplinary connection as a basis for multidisciplinary thinking and acting. This reflects current demands in the professional world, characterized by wide-ranging and constantly changing tasks of an interdisciplinary nature. The goal of the six-semester bachelor's degree program is the development of knowledge and competencies to provide a solid foundation for further study in the master program. It also enables students to carry out limited practice work in the context of spatial and structural design, as well as strategic and conceptual work in related planning fields.

The development of planning and design skills forms the core of the curriculum. Essential competencies are acquired during the entire course of studies. Included are key skills such as teamwork, time management, conceptual thinking, creative and scientific work, communication and presentation.

Introductory studios and project modules are the main instruments of acquiring and training these competencies. At the same time fundamental instructions are given in four study areas:

  • General Sciences

  • Fine Arts, Design and Presentation
  • Tools, Processes and Technology
  • Objects of Planning and Planning Levels

In addition, field-specific fundamentals addressing current and coming issues in architecture are being continually developed in the following areas:

  • Design and Technology (this encompasses design methodologies at all spatial scales in relationship to the physical construction processes

  • Environment and Sustainability (encompassing ecological, economic, and sociological issues, as well as technology and culture in the context of planning and construction)
  • Construction Economics and Project Development (encompassing project management in relation to design, construction planning and construction management)

The modular structure of the curriculum offers increasing possibilities for choosing and combining courses as students progress through the study program. It allows for knowledge and know-how to be individually determined and developed. In the fifth semester, a professional practice project accompanied by practice-related seminars serves as a bridge between theory and professional practice. It includes a personal analysis of the student’s strengths and his or her areas for further development. The subsequent courses and the final bachelor's project are designed in such a way that interests developed during the professional practice project may be explored further.