Look around you, at your house, neighborhood or school. Your surroundings are largely determined by architecture, urbanism and civil engineering. Our bachelor’s program Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences (AUBS) is about understanding these surroundings and their ongoing changes. It’s about creating and adapting buildings, neighborhoods and cities to meet society’s new wishes and demands.
The Architecture, Urbanism & Building Sciences major is a broad and challenging study program. It mixes theory and practice, thinking and doing. Disciplines include:
- Urban development
- Constructional design
- Building physics
- Real estate and management
- Civil engineering
The broad approach allows you to get to know all disciplines of the built environment and then specialize in your favorite discipline. You and your fellow students will learn about designing buildings, houses, offices, museums or even entire neighborhoods in a multidisciplinary way. You will be learning about engineering, design and the building process. As a student, you must be prepared to work hard and have an affinity with architecture and civil engineering is an advantage.
Major Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences
During the bachelor’s program, you will develop a broad base to become an engineer in AUBS. Design assignments will help you understand the connection between the different disciplines. Furthermore, you will discover what areas suit you best and in which discipline you want to specialize from the second year on. In the third year, you will learn to combine all disciplines in multidisciplinary project groups.
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