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Overview

The main task of architects is the planning, drafting, design and construction of buildings.

The focus of the architecture studies at the TU Darmstadt is the creative design. Further constructive, artistic and historical-scientific areas are grouped around this. Systematic transfer of knowledge and creative and playful elements are thus intertwined. Building construction and urban development are understood as a unit. The areas are: historical basics, design and presentation, construction, building technology, building planning and urban planning.

The focus of teaching in each semester is a central design project, to which the majority of the other courses in this semester are directly or indirectly related. This project is designed alternately by the fields of interior design, building construction, building theory and urban planning.

General note: With the Bachelor of Science, students obtain their first professional qualification. However, the Master of Science degree is the standard qualification at TU Darmstadt. We therefore recommend completing a master’s degree.

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

 

Architects deal with the planning, drafting, design and construction of residential houses, public buildings and industrial buildings. Her tasks also include the design of complex urban development systems at home and abroad as well as the takeover of renovations. Technical-constructive issues as well as creative, economic, cultural-social, ecological and legal aspects and requirements have to be considered. Ideally, functionality, aesthetics and the context / target group relationship are closely related in the work of architects.

It is unfortunately not always easy for architects to start their careers, as a large number of architects have already been trained in recent years, but vacancies and construction activities have not kept pace. Architects are now active in many areas. Architects very often set up their own office as “generalists”. In addition, there is also the possibility of working as an employed architect in large offices, then possibly specializing in just one or a few areas (e.g. tenders). Other fields in which architects can work are municipal and other authorities (e.g. building authorities), engineering and construction offices, the real estate industry, consulting and expert activities (self-employed or e.g. for insurance) and the construction industry / property developers. As “facility managers”, architects optimize the profitability of buildings. Some architects specialize in certain areas such as renovation and / or energy-efficient construction, etc. Due to the aesthetic-artistic side of the architecture degree, there are interfaces to professional fields such as photography, design, advertising and graphics. And finally, women architects can also be employed by monument protection offices, in museums, in journalism, in the art trade or in (humanities) scientific research (e.g. art history). Some architects specialize in certain areas such as renovation and / or energy-efficient construction, etc. Due to the aesthetic-artistic side of the architecture degree, there are interfaces to professional fields such as photography, design, advertising and graphics. And finally, women architects can also be employed by monument protection offices, in museums, in journalism, in the art trade or in (humanities) scientific research (e.g. art history). Some architects specialize in certain areas such as renovation and / or energy-efficient construction, etc. Due to the aesthetic-artistic side of the architecture degree, there are interfaces to professional fields such as photography, design, advertising and graphics. And finally, women architects can also be employed by monument protection offices, in museums, in journalism, in the art trade or in (humanities) scientific research (e.g. art history).

It is therefore important, in addition to studying, to gain your own practical experience in architectural offices or other relevant institutions at an early stage, to prove your general suitability for practice and to establish contacts. The prospect of a good position is increased by the willingness to move professionally, also abroad. A good command of the English language is particularly recommended if you have an international focus.

In addition, in the case of the B.Sc. Architecture, it should be noted that a bachelor's degree (so far) is not sufficient for a chamber entry and work as a self-employed architect, as you have to have studied architecture for at least 8 semesters. We therefore recommend completing a master’s degree.


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