Architecture

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Architecture B.Eng.

In the eight-semester full-time degree program in architecture, you will acquire a broad and solid foundation of knowledge in the fields of presentation and design, construction and technology, theory and history of architecture and urban planning. You will acquire conceptual, creative and constructive skills. The bachelor's degree program enables you to develop your own approach in a complex professional field in a responsible and well-founded manner. 

The bachelor's degree program is oriented towards fundamentals and includes courses on theoretical and applied topics in architecture. It concludes with the final thesis and the awarding of the academic degree of Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.). Already with the first stage of BaA 240 ten, the recognized and established professional qualification of architects in Germany is attainable for you. In accordance with the laws governing architects in Germany, this leads to registration as an architect and authorization to submit building documents after two years of professional experience.

One of the special features of the architecture program in Mainz is the possibility of changing from the 4th semester onwards to the degree program Ar­chi­tecture with an integrated pracical period, which combines theoretical work at the university with practical work in an architectural firm.

In addition, provided you are qualified, you can follow up with an in-depth two-semester Master's degree program in Residential Buildingung. This offers you an attractive opportunity to specialize.

At a glance

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) 
Type of program: full-time
Standard period of study: 8 semesters
ECTS credits: 240 
Starting semester: summer or winter semester
Application deadline: January 15 and July 15
Language: German

POSITIONS Lecture Series (in German)

 

Degree program structure

The thorough training of your design skills forms the basis of the foundation of learning architecture. The conceptual leitmotif of the course consists of designing in alignment with constructive aspects.

In the main stage of your studies, various humanities and structural engineering disciplines will enable you to achieve a balance between theory and practice. These disciplines are accompanied by interdisciplinary projects that examine the core social issues of urbanity and the strategic management of planning and construction processes. The general and the special always confront each other. You can further deepen your interests in various elective modules.

The bachelor's degree program includes the practical project as proof of permance accompanied by the university as part of qualified and study-related practical work. Within this framework, the knowledge acquired during the studies is to be applied, deepened and adapted to practical requirements. The practical activity is intended to impart relevant knowledge, skills and experience of the professional practice specific to the degree program and to contribute to the understanding of planning, technical, economic, social and legal contexts and interactions of operational processes.

The final part of the bachelor's degree program is the bachelor's thesis, which is supplemented by a seminar. The individual students have the opportunity to prove their acquired knowledge, abilities and skills as well as their acquired key competences in the final presentation and in the colloquium.

The central program contents have a modular structure and are described in detail in the curriculum of the program. The modules are vertically and horizontally networked. The structure enables you to continuously practice design in different interrelationships. In addition to classical lectures and seminars, active work and discussion phases are also part of the training. Complex contents are discussed in group and individual discussions. The personal contact between teachers and learners is intensive.

Prof. Jürgen Braun - Professor of Basics of Building Construction, Special Areas of Building Construction with a Focus on Steel Construction
Classes: Construction 1+6+7, Project 2 - Design and Construction

Prof. i.V., Dr. Ralf Dorn - Professor of Building History
Classes: History + Theory, History of Urban Planning, History of Architecture

Prof. Marc Grief - Professor of Planning and Construction Management 
Classes: Project 2 - Design and Construction, Tendering/Awarding/Accounting, Construction Site Management, Project Development, Building Application, Volume + Costs

Prof. Heribert Hamann - Professor of Building Technology, Interior Design and Drafting
Classes: Design 3, Interior Architecture, Project 2 - Design and Construction

Prof. Dr. Piotr Kuroczynski -  Professor of Applied Informatics specializing in Visualization in Civil Engineering
Classes: CAD

Prof. Urs Löffelhardt - Professor of Design and Presentation
Classes: Planning Graphics, Design Theory, Design 1, Freehand Drawing, Descriptive Geometry, Project 2 - Design and Construction

Prof. Kerstin Molter - Professor of Design and Construction
Classes: Design 2, Construction 4, Project 1 - Design and Construction, Typology

Prof. Dr. Julius Niederwöhrmeier - Professor of Basics of Design/Introduction to Design, Basics of Construction/Materials Science
Classes: Drafting 2, Construction 2+5, Project 1 - Design and Construction

Felix Nowak - Lecturer with a special function, Urban Planning
Classes: Contextual Design, Development Plan and Design, City in Context, Urban Design

Prof. Rainer Pagel - Professor of Planning Fundamentals, Introduction to Design and Restoration of Old Buildings, Preservation of Monuments - History of Building Construction, Applied Building Research

Prof. Gero Quasten - Professor of Design and Energy-Optimized Construction
Classes:Building Material Science, Building Physics, Energy Concepts, Building Technology, Restoration Strategies, Project 2 - Energy Concepts

Prof. Susanne Reiß - Professor of Urban Planning

Prof. Jürgen Rustler - Professor Design and Existing Building Context
Classes: History of Construction, Building Survey, Building Analysis, Project 1 - Design and Construction, Old Building Development, Old Building Survey

Dr. Bernhard Schäfer - Construction Law
Classes: Private Construction Law, Public Construction Law

Prof. Ulf Seiler - Professor of Structural Engineering, Director of the Architecture BA and MA degree programs, Director of the Architecture with Integrated Practice degree program

Prof. Dr. Regina Stephan - Professor of the History of Architecture

Prof. Michael Spies - Professor of Fundamentals of Building Construction - Material Science, Constructive Design, Freehand Drawing, Director of the Architecture Master's degree program: Integrated Housing Development 
Classes: Construction 1

Information/Downloads

Schedules, examination schedules, degree program regulations, practical project and everything else you need to know about your studies (in German).

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Quicklinks

HIP University Information Portal
Exam sign-up and online grade viewing

OpenOLAT Online Learning And Training
Organizational class, classes, modules

Examination Committee
School of Engineering

Program Structure

SEMESTER 1
30 ECTS
SEMESTER 2
30 ECTS
SEMESTER 3
30 ECTS
SEMESTER 4
30 ECTS
SEMESTER 5
30 ECTS
SEMESTER 6
30 ECTS
SEMESTER 7
30ECTS
SEMESTER 8
30ECTS

Design
5 ECTS    

Design
10 ECTS  
Design
5 ECTS
Design
10 ECTS
Design
5 ECTS
Design
10 ECTS
Design
5 ECTS

Design Project
5 ECTS    

Construction:
Supporting
Structures

10 ECTS    

Construction:
Supporting
Structures

10 ECTS    
Construction: 
Supporting
Structures

10 ECTS   
Construction:
Supporting
Structures

5 ECTS
Construction:
Supporting
Structures

5 ECTS

Construction:
Supporting
Structures

5 ECTS

Impromptu
5 ECTS

Excursion
5 ECTS

Building Materials
5 ECTS    

Building Services
5 ECTS
Building Services
5 ECTS

Energy Concepts
5 ECTS

Pre-WWII Buildings
5 ECTS

Construction:
Supporting
Structures

5 ECTS

Bachelor's Thesis
15 ECTS

History
5 ECTS    

History
5 ECTS 
Urban Planning
5 ECTS

Urban Planning
5 ECTS

History
5 ECTS

Interior Architecture
5 ECTS

Depiction
5 ECTS    

Depiction
5 ECTS 
Depiction
5 ECTS 
Management
5 ECTS

Management
5 ECTS

Elective 2
5 ECTS

Elective 3
5 ECTS

Elective 1
5 ECTS

Practical Training
10 ECTS

Elective Module
5 ECTS

Workshops and workstations

Semester Abroad

The degree program in architecture is globally networked with universities and academies that have a similar focus. The partner universities are located in many European countries, as well as in Chile, Jordan and Mexico. Information about partner universities and the exchange programs can be obtained from the International Office.

Universidad del Desarrollo, Concepción und Santiago de Chile (Chile)
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d‘Art de Dijon (France)
Ecole d‘Architecture de Bretagne, Rennes (France)
Ecole d‘Architecture de Lille (France)
Ecole d‘Architecture de Versailles (France)
University of Dundee (Great Britain)
Università degli studi di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
Università di Camerino, Ascoli Piceno (Italy)
Università IAUV di Venezia (Italy)
German-Jordan University, Amman (Jordan)
Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico (Mexico)
Technische Universität Lodz (Poland)
Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)

Career Prospects

During their studies, students fill up their personal "toolbox", i.e. they acquire a number of core skills that do not commit them to a particular career. With a Bachelor's degree (B. Eng.) you have various options available to you:

  • Direct career entry in an architectural firm
  • A Master's degree to deepen your professional knowledge, resulting in the possibility of an academic career with a doctorate and/or a later additional qualification based on the professional experience you have acquired..

To be able to work independently and freelance, you must be a member of an architectural association. This, in turn, is also the prerequisite for holding the professional title of architect and possessing a licence to produce building documents.

For example, you can work in these professions and industries:
Architect in high-rise construction, urban planning, in the public sector (building authorities, for example), interior design, construction in existing buildings, construction management, preservation of historical buildings, building management, with property developers and housing associations, journalism, media architecture, model construction, trade fair construction, visualization.

Model-making workshop

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AStA, StuPa, Student representatives of the Architecture dept.

The three most important student representatives at the university.

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What Mainz has to offer

The Rhineland-Palatinate capital Mainz am Rhein is strongly influenced by the students of Mainz University of Applied Sciences and Johannes Gutenberg University. The beautiful location overlooking the river, the historic old town, original pubs, small shops run by the local owners, trendy pubs, theaters and museums enliven the downtown area and contribute to the daily life of students. At the same time, numerous architectural offices in Mainz and the Rhine-Main region enable you to complete various internships and later an easy start to your career.

It is the combination of economic power, landscape diversity and a rich cultural scene that makes the Rhine-Main region particularly attractive for many people. Its central and convenient location is just as interesting for companies as it is for creative artists and students.

Studying and family

Mainz University of Applied Sciences guarantees all students childcare facilities for children starting at the age of six months. For further information on the network of daycare providers or the on-campus nursery school (Kita Campulino) please go to: Studies/While studying/Studying with a child

Mainz University of Applied Sciences has been awarded the basic certificate "Family-friendly university".

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Bachelor's degree in architecture with integrated practical period

The full-time degree program BaAP 240 ten integrates the theoretical work at the university with practical activities at an architectural firm.

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Master's degree in Residential Building

This degree program deals with influencing factors and the demand situations for renewal strategies in housing construction.

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Who to contact

Prof. Ulf Seiler
Degree Program Director
T +49 6131 628-1232
ulf.seiler (at) hs-mainz.de

Office hours

Office
Room H 1.14

Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri: 9 am to 12 pm
Closed Tuesdays

Assistants Office
Room H 1.12

Mon-Thur: 9 am to 12 pm
Closed on Fridays

Address

Mainz University of Applied Sciences
School of Engineering
Holzstraße 36
55116 Mainz