Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Department of Architecture
München, DE
Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Department of Architecture
Arcisstr. 21
Munich 80333

N 48° 8' 54.59'', E 48° 8' 54.59''

TUM Department of Architecture
Student Advising and Information Services
t: +49 89 289 22245
Prof. Regine Keller 
Department Head
Degree programmes
Bachelor: German
Master: German/English
Faculty profile


The Department of Architecture at TUM takes a research-oriented approach to teaching also in cooperation with businesses and public institutions - embedded in the vibrant living and research environment of the Greater Munich Area.

TUM is one of Europes top universities. We proactively bring results from research into market-oriented innovation processes and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit in all aspects of university life.

The Department of Architecture at TUM has 1.500 students and 170 members of academic staff working in 28 professorships.

The TUM Architecture Museum in the Pinakothek der Moderne is one of the largest research-driven architecture exhibition spaces in Europe, and receives the most media coverage.


Our education is directed towards an intention to build. The exploration of complex aesthetic and spatial solutions is our primary objective. The Department gives architects the broad expertise to enable them to develop future strategies for the spatial and material evolution of society. The combination of the fields of energy-efficient construction, landscape architecture, restoration, timber construction, industrial design and curatorial practice sets TUM apart from other architecture schools. The basic education consists an integrated academic year abroad for all architecture students.

1100 students (600 Bachelor, 400 Master, 100 PhD), 30% of foreign students.

250 staff members (250 full-time and approx. 0 visiting lecturers and critics).


Students can benefit from a professional working environment in the center of Munich. The teaching and research units together with the associated studios cover an area of nearly 19,000 m2 and the department provides some 1.000 student workplaces. These are equipped with high-speed internet, which are linked directly to the central IT services of the Leibniz Computing Center.

The department is well equipped with technical facilities including the Design Factory with workshops, labs and 24-hour services for students. Each year over 4.000 prototypes and models are built here. It includes workshops for woodworking, plastics, metalworking, computer-aided manufacturing, as well as the Solar Station, Artificial Sky Lab, High Performance Computer Working Center, Building Information Modeling Lab, and Robotics Laboratory.

The Architekturmuseum is one of the most significant historical archives and platforms for curating architecture worldwide.

The TUM Graduate School offers an attractive further education programme and best possible support for doctoral students.

The Oskar von Miller Forum comprises spaces for events, 54 apartments for students and 8 apartments for visiting professors.

The Vorhoelzer Forum serves as a social venue and bel étage for the Department of Architecture. The top floor of TUM hosts more than 200 events each year and a café with a view - the Alps are almost within reach.


Finding accommodation in Munich is difficult – but not impossible. Here we give students and staff various tips to make their search a little easier. Few students actually manage to get a place in one of Munich’s Student Union halls of residence. The majority rely on private accommodation:

Admission Requirements

General admission requirements for university studies must be met. Online-application with aptitude test and additional interview. See:

Tuition fees

There are no tuition fees.

Application Deadline

yearly from 15th May until 15th July

Bachelor, Architecture, 4-years, Bachelor of Arts, German, 240,

incl. 2 semesters study abroad

Master, Architecture, 2-years, Master of Arts, German/English, 120,
Master, Urbanism, 2-years, Master of Science, German/English, 120,
Master, Landscape Architecture, 2-years, Master of Arts, German/English, 120,
Master, Energy-efficient and Sustainable Building, 2-years, Master of Science, German/English, 120,

Curriculum & Degrees in short:
Architecture B.A. (4-year program, 240 ECTS)
Architecture M.A. (2-year program, 120 ECTS)
Landscape Architecture B.A. (4-year program, 240 ECTS)
Landscape Architecture M.A. (2-year program, 120 ECTS)
Urbanism M.Sc. (2-year program, 120 ECTS)
Ressource-efficient and Sustainable Building M.Sc. (2-year program, 120 ECTS)

The doctoral studies program at the Department of Architecture at the TU Munich encompasses a broad range of academic research into aspects of design, construction technology, the history of art and architecture, restoration and conservation and the design and planning of cities and the landscape.


The Department lists more than 200 research and development projects that have been undertaken in the last three years. The TUM has a strong reputation for scientific research. At QS World University Ranking the Department ranks Top 1 in Germany and among Top 30 world wide. It is particularly well-connected with the other engineering disciplines at the TUM. Main areas of research include Digital Methods for the Built Environment, Rebuilding of Architecture, Timber Architecture, Urban and Landscape Transformation, Climate Responsive Design and Human Centered Design.