Courses are held in English (100%).
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Globalisation in general and the construction industry in particular have brought about new demands on buildings and construction projects. These new demands also take local conditions into account. Planning is also changing in line with the new requirements. Moreover, digital technology has also brought lasting changes to architecture, from the planning and production stage right through to execution, and job profiles are accordingly getting more sophisticated. Thus, the Master's programme places a particular emphasis on theoretical and practice-oriented skills of digital analysis, design, planning, and production methods as well as the traditional design and planning methods. It also gives a detailed overview of the latest technological developments.
Additionally, the programme includes operative aspects of information technology, new developments in building materials, and scientific work in architectural education. The programme also includes interaction/cooperation with external partners and international networks. It focuses on qualifying architects and engineers for interdisciplinary, international, and, to a growing extent, digitally supported jobs. We attach special importance to our cooperation between university and external partners, such as links to other universities, planning offices, the construction industry, and software manufacturers.
The standard study period is four semesters. The specialisations in Facade Design and Computational Design are only taught in English.
The specialisation in Facade Design provides an extensive overview. It also provides the scientific foundations of the field of facade planning and consulting. Facade planning is indisputably high on the list of the most demanding and versatile professional specialisations. Here, legal, physical, material-technology, structural design, and, in particular, architectural and aesthetic issues converge.
The specialisation in Computational Design focuses on digital design methods and construction technologies in architecture, engineering, and design. The curriculum provides a scientific and practical foundation and gives an overview of the latest developments in computational design and construction.
For further information, please visit: https://mid.makerspace-owl.org and https://www.th-owl.de/en/design/studies/degree-programs/detail/master-of-integrated-design/