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  5. TH Mittelhessen/Gießen
  6. Fachbereich Bauwesen
2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
 
Architecture, Department

Fachbereich Bauwesen


  • Wiesenstraße 14
  • 35390 Gießen
  • Phone: +49 641 309-1800 /-1801 /-1802
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Basic information

Total number of students 620 *
Number of master degree students 100

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/12 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 52.1 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 60.7 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/10 points
International orientation, master's 4/10 points
Outgoing students 0.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Professional qualification for architects
Study quality funds for excursions 290.0 T € / student

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 2.1
Exams 2.1
Excursions 1.8
Scientific-artistical orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 2.4
Support during practical semester 3.1
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 2.3
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Workstations 2.6
Overall study situation 2.1

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Mission statement: Architect as generalist. Integral projects in joint department with civil engineering Specialisation options Construction project management, supporting structure and infrastructure management, additional training offers with region. links Small groups with personal contact to prof.; visiting lecturers (Germany and abroad); Broad and practically oriented curriculum; Regular daily and weekly excursions; student competitions Small groups/studios, direct and individual supervision; Project and design work (selection). Cross-departmental coop. (mechanical engineering, renewable energies) university-internal and cross-university. Internat. partnerships Excellent equipment
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Some classes taught in Engl. Intern. workshops. Research-related cooperation with internat. partners. Individual contacts (per professor) to intern. universities, some with individ. questions. Joint Projects with excursions and workshops in the development and processing of site-related Topics: City and architecture in Turkey with universities in Ankara/ Istanbul; Workshops with Pavia/ Italy, Havana/ Cuba, Santiago de Chile/ Chile). Practical semesters abroad are supported and recognised. Internat. visiting professors enhance the range of courses offered. Extensive range of guided excursions.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    VIA University College (Horsens), Università degli Studi di Pavia, Politechnika Krakowska, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Izmir Institute of Technology, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría, Griffith University, University of Southern Queensland, University of Wisconsin System
  • Equipment of the work places
    5D lab, VR camera incl. introduction. Workplace equipment: Self-administered group rooms with tables, chairs, shelves. Laboratories: Model workshop as carpenter's workshop with 3D plotter, laser cutter, CNC milling machine, soon with painting area, VR cam
  • Special features regarding research and development
    PhD and research into: "Densification of urban settlements from the 1950s to the 1970s in Germany"; describe the machine in the test laboratory. Cooperation in the research project "Integral planning of an energy-efficient networked quarter ("flexquarter")", working field district development and operation. Applied research is an integrated part of teaching; Independent field research and project implementation; Students can participate in research projects of the institutes. Ongoing research on Mies van der Rohe, Eduard Pfeiffer, Hugo von Ritgen.
  • Website with further information on research activities
    https://www.thm.de/bau/forschung/forschung-fachgebiete
  • Other special features
    The professors of the degree course meet monthly for internal coordination. Here, information is exchanged at a variety of levels: Here, state policy, university policy and departmental news are discussed openly and transparently and joint approaches are defined. The teaching quality in the department is scrutinised during annual retreat sessions. Here, teaching content is coordinated and adapted to current trends as required. This ensure the continuous improvement in teaching quality, cohesion among colleagues and the departmental atmosphere.
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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