YOUR ARCHITECTURE STUDIES: A DEGREE THAT CAN BE BUILT UPON.
Don't just help design new living spaces, but also have a lasting influence on them. With your bachelor’s degree in Architecture, you will combine your creative vein with solid engineering knowledge. Sounds good? Then gain valuable knowledge in the architecture degree programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences to help shape living spaces. As your architecture university, IU supports you on your way. From virtual design to the right presentation to the implementation of your ideas and concepts, you will acquire important professional skills in our Bachelor of Architecture. After your studies, you will not only have a feeling for aesthetics, but also for details in order to help shape the living and working of the future.
The dual study program in architecture at the IU International University (IU) is not yet chamber-eligible and therefore qualifies you for a profession, but not for a profession. This means that the degree does not currently qualify you to carry the protected professional title of architect. However, discussions are underway between the IU, the Federal Chamber of Architects and the state chambers in order to examine the possibility of chamber eligibility. You can find more information on the subpage of the respective degree programme.
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Choose how you want to study Architecture at IU
You can study your Bachelor of Architecture in various forms. It all depends on what your individual everyday life looks like and what requirements you start your studies with. This table will give you a good overview of the advantages of the different study forms and which model will best support you personally on your way.
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You will study in person or virtually and learn how to put your knowledge into practice during your practical phases in a company. The perfect mix of theory and practical experience, tailored exactly to you and your needs.
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Why you should study Architecture
A degree opens many doors for you and creates opportunities for more growth and freedom in your future. You will have more career options and you will move up the career ladder much faster because you will be taught certain key skills that will be incredibly helpful in your specific field. In addition, some companies prefer academics for higher positions.
Regarding lifelong learning, you’ll invest above all in yourself and your professional skills in the future. Also, studying is fun – especially when, like at IU, education takes place the way you want it to.
This is what your Architecture studies at IU look like
Business, technical and historical basics are the foundation. Building on this, you will also gain expert know-how in the areas of urban planning, construction technology and construction management during your studies in architecture. In addition, you will acquire skills in virtual concept development, design and implementation of building projects. Of course, you will also be able to specialise further; for example, in Building Information Modelling, Smart Building and Sustainable Building. You will also deepen your knowledge through practical projects. This includes appropriate methods and skills, but also job-related practices that promote your soft skills.
A look into the future: What you will be able to do after graduating
Whether large or small building projects, with your degree in Architecture, you will have a good foundation to further develop your career. Later, you will coordinate and oversee construction projects of all kinds and sizes. With your expert knowledge, you will be perfect, for example, as a project manager in an architectural office, in the public sector or in the construction industry. Exciting tasks also await you in the areas of sustainability, energy efficiency and interculturalism.
The most important questions about studying Architecture
Good news: IU deliberately does not have a numerus clausus (NC). You won’t have to go through a strenuous selection process or have waiting semesters credited to you, because none of our degree programmes have an NC. We prefer to talk to you personally and find out together where your talents and strengths lie and, above all, what goals you want to pursue with your studies.
You can study architecture in the following cities: Augsburg, Berlin, Bielefeld, Braunschweig, Bremen, Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Essen, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Fulda (virtual), Hamburg, Hanover, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Lübeck, Mainz, Mannheim, Munich, Münster, Nuremberg, Saarbrücken (virtual), Schwerin (virtual), Stuttgart, Trier (virtual), Ulm. And of course, at our Virtual Campus, which allows you to study anywhere in Germany.
Yes, this is possible at IU. In addition to the entrance qualification in the form of an Abitur or Fachabitur, interested students without an Abitur also have the opportunity to enter our Bachelor's programme. You can study Architecture without an Abitur or a high school diploma if you are a state-certified technician/business economist, have a master craftsman's certificate or have at least two years of vocational training and at least three years of subsequent work experience.
The Bachelor of Architecture has a duration of 36, 48 or 72 months, depending on which time model you choose. If you need more time and more semesters for your studies, it will not be a problem.
Please note that the degree program in architecture at IU is currently not yet eligible for the Chamber of Commerce. The degree therefore does not fundamentally qualify you to carry the protected professional title of architect. However, discussions are underway between the IU, the Federal Chamber of Architects and the state chambers in order to examine the possibility of becoming a registered architect.
Since you need at least two years of professional experience and registration in the Chamber of Architects to be able to use the professional title "architect" after completing your studies in architecture, you cannot immediately call yourself an architect if you are a civil engineer. As a civil engineer, you work in a technically oriented manner and are primarily focused on mathematical and scientific contexts, while as an architect you think more artistically and have basic knowledge of all areas of construction. Accordingly, both professions often work hand in hand on construction projects, as they can ideally complement each other. Of course, there is no harm in having been trained in civil engineering and then dedicating yourself to architecture at a university. On the contrary, your enormous expertise in structural engineering can be a great advantage.
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