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Architecture, Department

Fakultät für Architektur at the Karlsruher Inst. f. Technologie KIT


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Basic information

Total number of students 840 *
Number of master degree students 330

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/12 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 95.1 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 54.9 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 4/10 points
International orientation, master's 9/10 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Professional qualification for architects

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.7
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.4
Excursions 1.8
Scientific-artistical orientation 1.9
Job market preparation 2.7
Support for stays abroad 2.8
Rooms 2.2
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Workstations 1.9
Overall study situation 2.1

Degree courses with details

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department yes, please see department website
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The KIT faculty of architecture takes a research-oriented approach to teaching. Close links with other universities in Karlsruhe (e.g. HfG, art academy) further expand the range of subjects. Innovative teaching formats such as simulations in the M 1:1 and Design to Build also shape the training in Karlsruhe. In addition to professional knowledge and skills, students are taught critical reflection and are instilled with a sense of responsibility for the the built and natural environment.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    As a consecutive course of study (Bachelor's/Master's degree course in Architecture), the degree course with five years of standard study complies with the Directive on professional qualifications 2005/36/EC and also the requirements of the international UNESCO/UIA Charter. Following the establishment of the Department of International Town Planning, this topic is included right from the Bachelor's degree course as a compulsory subject. Furthermore, international course content, primarily in the form of design topics and seminars with a global background, is anchored in the teaching through international appointments and invitations to international visiting professors.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Aalto University, Helsinki, Finnland; Tampere University of Technology, Finnland; Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Strasbourg, Frankreich; Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de la Ville et des Territoires à Marne la Vallee, Frankreich; TU Delft, Niederlande; Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, Trondheim, Norwegen; Technische Universität Wien, Österreich; École Polytechnique Fédérale (EPF) Lausanne, Schweiz; Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spanien
  • Equipment of the work places
    The faculty has a large number of workplaces (600); each Bachelor's student and approximately 50% of Master's students have their own workplace in the faculty building, which also has WiFi. Workshop spaces in shifts during submission times and workshop co
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The faculty positions itself within the international research landscape with topics such as climate-adapted integrated planning and building, sustainable materials and resources, digital methods for the built environment, architectural criticism and cura
  • Other special features
    Workshops for model building: Wood, metal, plastic - analog and digital. Own photo workshop with relevant courses. Own specialist library in the building; Material library with special focus (building materials from waste, from cultivation and local resources).
  • Further information on research activities
    http://www.arch.kit.edu/forschung/
  • Further information about study entry phase
    http://www.arch.kit.edu/studium-und-lehre/studieneingang.php
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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