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Study Architecture in Germany

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Architects concern themselves with the planning, designing, and modelling of buildings – from residential houses to industrial complexes. The study of architecture combines artistic creativity with basic knowledge of physics, mathematics, and civil engineering. It is equally important to offer an aesthetically pleasing look as it is for a building to meet functional, technical, and economic requirements.


79 Higher Education Institutions

Bachelor, Master, Final Examination, Diplom

German, English

2-11 Semesters

What content can I expect

In choosing to study architecture, you are choosing to pursue an education that connects artistic creativity and technical knowledge. You will learn to carry out the design process using traditional methods and digital tools and to correctly assess relevant materials and combine them with different construction methods. The basics of structural calculation and building physics are equally as important as the energy efficient planning of buildings and knowledge of architectural history.

The architectural field of study also includes historic preservation and interior architecture. This means that you can also specialise in the technical, artistical, economical, and ecological planning and design of interior spaces or the maintenance and restoration of historical monuments during your studies.

Especially if you are interested in a more artistically oriented course, it is possible that your desired institution asks you to prove your creative abilities in an aptitude test.

In most cases, the programme is very practice oriented. You will apply your knowledge in projects from early on, e.g., in the construction industry or architecture firms. This also helps you establish a network for your future career.

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