Technische Universität Graz
Fakultät für Architektur
Graz,Austria
Address
Technische Universität Graz
Fakultät für Architektur

8010 Graz
Austria

N47° 4' 9.54'', E47° 4' 9.54''

http://dekarch.tugraz.at
Contact
Dekanat Architektur

e: dekanat@tugraz.at
t:+43 (0) 316 873 6101
f:+43 (0) 316 873 6104
Representative
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing.StefanPeters
Dean
Degree programmes
Bachelor of Science
Master of Science
Faculty profile

Architecture forms an arch between art and technology. Architectural design consists of identifying, defining and reflecting on complex problems of living space and refers to the creation, change and preservation of a safe and aesthetically appealing environment worth living in. The study programmes at the TU Graz Faculty of Architecture have a generalist character and promote a holistic way of working and thinking through project-oriented teaching. The faculty includes many teachers with international backgrounds and can boast of a wealth of practical experience. Graduates of the Faculty of Architecture in Graz have gained a good reputation on the national and international level due to their ability to think in a critical and innovative way and their professional competence, which extends beyond the traditional fields of activity.

Graz University of Technology was founded in 1811. The various buildings of the university are embedded in the urban fabric. Most institutes of the architecture faculty are in the main building at Rechbauerstr. 12.

2050 students (1200 Bachelor,800 Master,50 PhD),5% of foreign students.

160 staff members (50 full-time and approx.110 visiting lecturers and critics).

Facilities

110
CAD - Lab
CNC Milling
Energy Lab
Furniture Shop
Laser Cutter
Library
Light - Lab
Media Lab
Photographic Studio
Plot centre
Robot - Lab
Structures Lab

Admission Requirements

For Bachelor programme: Austrian Matura or equivalent qualification
For Master programme: Bachelor Degree in Architecture (180 ECTS min)

Tuition fees

For detailed Information please visit our homepage.

Application Deadline

End of October
Period of grace: End of November

Bachelor of Science,Bachelor's Programme,6 terms,Bachelor,180,

The bachelor’s programme in architecture begins with a two-semester orientation phase followed by a four-semester foundation phase. Teaching content is arranged in the following four thematic groups:
– History of architecture, architectural theory, art and cultural studies;
– Architectural drafting (core competence);
– Design, technology, materials;
– Architectural representations and artistic practices.

The bachelor’s programme ends with the academic degree of “Bachelor of Science” (BSc). Being a first degree, however, a BSc is by itself not sufficient to be a professional qualification. The master’s programme in architecture treats the knowledge acquired in the bachelor”s programme in more depth.


Master of Science,Master's Programme,4 terms,Master,120,

The four-semester master’s programme with a total of 120 ECTS credits goes into the knowledge acquired in the Architecture bachelor”s programme in more depth. In addition to the central task of drafting, a variety of areas of concentrations have been planned into the master’s programme in Architecture and accompanied by specialised optional subjects. Each area of concentration is completed by the end of each semester to enable students to plan in parts of their studies at other universities at home or abroad.
The four-semester course of study is completed with a master’s thesis in the fourth semester. Graduates are awarded the academic degree of “Diplom-Ingenieurin” or “Diplom-Ingenieur”, which is internationally equivalent to a “Master of Science” (MSc.) This degree entitles the student to embark on an engineering doctoral programme.


Bachelor Programme

Architects are very much involved in the design of our environment. Architecture’s field of action has technical, economic, legal, political and cultural aspects. The degree programme introduces students to fundamental issues of the profession and its complex interrelationships on the broadest possible basis. Work tasks range from the large-scale view of landscape, region and the city to individual types of buildings, culminating in design and space at the detailed level. As well as learning the methodological basis, students should be prepared to acquire a broad range of cultural knowledge, an understanding of cultural interrelations, and social skills.

Structure of the Programme

The studies of architecture are divided into a six-semester bachelor’s programme and a postgraduate, four-semester master’s programme. The bachelor’s programme in architecture begins with a two-semester orientation phase followed by a four-semester foundation phase. Teaching content is arranged in the following four thematic groups:
– History of architecture, architectural theory, art and cultural studies;
– Architectural drafting (core competence);
– Design, technology, materials;
– Architectural representations and artistic practices.

The bachelor’s programme ends with the academic degree of “Bachelor of Science” (BSc). Being a first degree, however, a BSc is by itself not sufficient to be a professional qualification. The master’s programme in architecture treats the knowledge acquired in the bachelor”s programme in more depth

Master Programme

The four-semester master’s programme with a total of 120 ECTS credits goes into the knowledge acquired in the Architecture bachelor”s programme in more depth. In addition to the central task of drafting, a variety of areas of concentrations have been planned into the master’s programme in Architecture and accompanied by specialised optional subjects. Each area of concentration is completed by the end of each semester to enable students to plan in parts of their studies at other universities at home or abroad.
The four-semester course of study is completed with a master’s thesis in the fourth semester. Graduates are awarded the academic degree of “Diplom-Ingenieurin” or “Diplom-Ingenieur”, which is internationally equivalent to a “Master of Science” (MSc.) This degree entitles the student to embark on an engineering doctoral programme.

Working as an Architect

The occupational field of architecture is a very varied and open one. Architectural activity traditionally involves elaborating and producing drafts and is carried out in an architecture firm or planning office. Architects also take on tasks of co-ordination and shape development and building projects in teams composed of different professional groups. Fields of operation include the building industry in the context of property developers, construction and project management with different authorities at state, municipal and federal level as well as visualisation in the field of new media, exhibition design, communication and graphics. Architects can be freelance civil engineers or can be employed in private or state-run offices.

Graz University of Technology guarantees a high standard of quality of doctoral education in technology and natural sciences in 13 doctoral schools. Graz University of Technology doctoral programmes have positioned themselves anew since the current curricula which came into effect in WS 2007/08 with the degrees of “Dr.techn.” and “Dr.rer.nat.” The present configuration is in accordance with the standards of the Bologna Process. The doctoral schools aim at a lively academic discourse among students and teaching staff in the relevant field, and guarantee an optimum supervision of students. Every institute and all teaching staff at Graz University of Technology belong to a doctoral school.
Graz University of Technology currently runs four doctoral schools in co-operation with Karl-Franzens-University in the framework of NAWI GRAZ.

Minimum duration of studies: 3 years

Educational objectives

– To confer ability to conduct independent scientific research;
– To develop graduates” in-depth knowledge in scientific and engineering fields of their research work as well as in neighbouring areas;
– To impart abilities to present and defend acquired results at the highest level.

Academic Degrees Awarded

Doctor of Engineering Sciences (Dr.techn.)

The Doctoral School of Architecture offers doctoral students the opportunity to carry out individually supervised scientific work in contemporary problems of architecture as well as in basic and applied research.
The doctoral programme imparts the ability to independently undertake research in architecture at a high scientific level. By means of research-led studies, students achieve in-depth knowledge in architecture and neighbouring fields. The doctoral degree awarded at TU Graz is considered equivalent to a PhD.

Top-class basic research, applied research and research-oriented teaching at Graz University of Technology testify to the enormous productivity and motivation of this university situated in the heart of Europe. Graz University of Technology is making a name for itself in the Central European research area as a trendsetter. It also co-operates with partner universities and extra-university facilities within the framework of international networks. Establishing excellent contacts with industry and the business world are an everyday activity at Graz University of Technology.