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Architecture, Department

Fakultät Architektur und Gestaltung at the HTWG Konstanz


  • Alfred-Wachtel-Str. 8
  • 78462 Konstanz
  • Phone: +49 7531-206-192
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Basic information

Total number of students 380 *
Number of master degree students 100

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 7/12 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 98.0 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 28.3 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/10 points
International orientation, master's 4/10 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Professional qualification for architects
Study quality funds for excursions 22.0 T € / student

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Specialisations exist in Design and Town Planning, Construction and Engineering, Planning and Building Management. Core elements of the course are inter-disciplinary, one-semester projects. There is the opportunity for individual specialisation in self-determined electives, specialisations are: "Energy Efficient Building", "Digital Media" and "Architecture and Communications Design". Previously acquired knowledge is applied in an integrated practical semester (5th semester). To supplement teaching, excursions and workshops are offered as a block module every semester.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The degree course has an overall international orientation thanks to its content, all professors work internationally. University and practical semesters abroad are supported and recognised, approx. 10% of students take advantage of this opportunity; Incoming students are about 5 people/semester. Numerous excursions abroad take place every semester, 2 summer schools are held annually: 1x Europe-wide (Strasbourg/Arnhem), 1x worldwide (Sao Paulo/Nanjing/India). International architects from the D-A-CH region are specifically integrated for Master's examinations, jury sessions and lectures.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem, Niederlande; ENSAL, Lyon, Frankreich; Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spanien; Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italien; Universita Roma Tre, Italien; Yildiz Teknik Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Türkei; Escola da Cidade, Sao Paulo, Brasilien; Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM), Monterrey, Mexico; Universidad Mayor, Santiago de Chile, Chile; Nanjing Technical University (NJTech), Nanjing, China
  • Equipment of the work places
    Approx. 270 workstations solely for students (with roll containers, network and Internet access, cutting machines, styro cutters, spray area for modelling), partial 24/7 access. 70 CAD- and 24 computer workstations with specialist software. Art workshop,
  • Special features regarding research and development
    The principle of research in the faculty of Architecture is the practice-oriented link between research and teaching within the framework of interdisciplinary collaboration with innovative, real projects, preferably in cooperation with external partners and customers as well as in cooperation with other higher education institutions in Germany and Switzerland. Research focuses on Spatial Communication, Urban Planning, Energy-Efficient Building, Digital Planning Methodology, as well as the History of Construction and Architecture Theory.
  • Other special features
    Topics related to "Equality and Diversity" are incorporated accordingly into teaching in the degree course. The result ranges from experience reports with a self-test in a wheelchair, planning and structural design tasks, sociology, barrier-free access, excursions, workshops, optional required subjects as well as self-chosen Master's degree theses on topics such as multi-generational housing, designs for addiction treatment facilities, living with dementia, cultural and integration centre with a language school, growing older in the country, potential of vacant structures, building new inclusive complexes for the hearing impaired, etc.
  • Further information on research activities
    https://www.htwg-konstanz.de/bachelor/architektur/personen/forschung/
  • Further information about study entry phase
    https://www.htwg-konstanz.de/studium/beratung
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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