Architecture – Bachelor's Degree Course
The architect’s classic areas of responsibility determine the contents of the study programme. These include the more technically oriented subjects, such as building construction, building-climate, structural design and construction engineering, as well as planning related subjects, such as elementary form design, design theory, building science and town construction. Furthermore included are subjects that deal with the construction process, organization and building law, urban renewal and building restoration. The course content is supplemented by architectural history and contemporary architecture.
The bachelor’s degree course has a wide range of subjects in the first semesters. Individual disciplines are applied comprehensively. In the subsequent semesters follows a subject-specific discussion of architecture.
The course is well structured and modular, with a large compulsory part and the possibility to set focal points by selecting appropriate elective modules.
The degree course is structured project-oriented. In the regular course duration of 6 semesters a practice phase of 12 weeks is integrated. It takes place between the fourth and fifth semester and is used by many students to work abroad in an architectural or design office. Excursions are as well another important part of the study programme.
The studies are divided into compulsory and elective modules dedicated to key contents of architectural education. They are taught interdisciplinary, usually of several professors in a team.
Core areas are:
- Theory and History
- Presentation and Design
- City and Building
- Construction and Environment
- Concept and Design
Elective modules in the core area Science supplement the course content.
The bachelor thesis and the related colloquium complete the studies. The bachelor thesis is prepared in regard to the content by the thesis seminar. Students work on their thesis the last six weeks of the sixth semester.
The bachelor’s degree is a prerequisite for a master’s degree course.
Through the acquisition of corresponding methods and specialist knowledge in the core areas of architecture, the Bachelor of Arts degree is intended to qualify graduates for work in architect’s offices and architecture-related planning offices. It should, however, also make further and new professions accessible. These could, for example, be in the fields of building management, facility management, the real estate industry, planning authorities, energy consulting, architecture simulation and others.
The Bachelor’s degree in Architecture leads to an initial international university professional qualification which enables students to enrol in a Master’s degree course at Wismar University of Applied Sciences and also at national and international universities of applied sciences and universities. The following Master’s degree courses can be taken at Wismar University of Applied Sciences with a B.A. degree following corresponding course-specific selection procedures:
- Master’s degree in Architecture
- Master’s degree in Architectural Lighting Design
- Master‘s degree in Interior Design
- Architecture and Environment (Master’s degree correspondence course)
- Integrative Urban-Rural Development (Master’s degree correspondence course)
- Lighting Design (Master’s degree correspondence course)
In the consecutively organised architecture course at Wismar University of Applied Sciences the Bachelor qualification is the main prerequisite for the Master’s degree.