The main task of architects is to plan, design, shape and build our constructed environment.
Architectural design lies at the heart of the architecture degree at TU Darmstadt and is accompanied by the study of structural, artistic and historical/scientific factors. The systematic transfer of knowledge is thus interwoven with creative-artistic elements. Civil engineering and urban planning are viewed as a single entity. Concentrating on certain branches of architecture or specialising at an early stage is not encouraged.
The Department of Architecture is organised in six subject groups: Historical Foundations, Design and Art, Construction, Building Planning, Urban Planning and Building Technology. These groups cover the broad spectrum of themes that are taught and researched at the Department of Architecture at TU Darmstadt and reflect the interdisciplinary nature of our architectural training.
Registration with the Chamber of Architects
The B.Sc. Architecture degree is not sufficient for registration as a self-employed architect with the Chamber of Architects because this requires at least eight semesters of study in the field of architecture. In the German state of Hesse (and at TU Darmstadt), the standard period of study for qualification as an architect is now considered to be 10 semesters (B.Sc. and M.Sc.). All graduates of the B.Sc. Architecture degree at TU Darmstadt are guaranteed a place on an M.Sc. degree course at the Department of Architecture (FB15), irrespective of their final grade etc.
Starting the course
Only possible in the winter semester, applications will be accepted online from 1 June to 15 July (final deadline).