Course summary

Designing new structures and preserving old ones. Planning, organizing and building residential properties, commercial properties, factories: the work of an architect is as varied as it is challenging and exciting.


The early focus on design, management or technology means that students complete a targeted course suited to their individual preferences, yet without neglecting core competences.


The course establishes a strongly productive and technical relationship with architecture, and at the same time places an emphasis on research.


Title / QualificationBachelor of Arts in Architecture
Main study subjects / specialisations
  • Design
  • Management
  • Technology
Program study optionsFull or part-time/in conjunction with a job
Language(s) of instructionGerman / partly English
Professional qualificationyes
Course beginsWeek 38
Deadline for applicationsApplication deadline for the Bachelor program
Subsequent master program

Master of Arts in Architecture

Master of Science in Engineering

Master of Arts in Art Education

Master of Arts in Communication Design

Special featuresThe opportunity to choose one of three clearly-defined pathways – design, management and technology – as early as the third semester is unique in Switzerland.


Holders of the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture can take up qualified employment in an architectural practice. Possible opportunities are as follows (examples from all areas of specialisation):

  • Design work in an architectural practice or engineering office (design of new buildings, renovation and conversion schemes, property design, design of temporary structures, town planning projects)
  • Design of strategic planning phases, project and pre-project development, building applications, implementation planning, implementation and supervision in the construction process
  • Carrying out refurbishment, renovation, conversion and transformation work
  • Management and specialist work at the process, project portfolio and project stages
  • Project consultancy, support in problem solving in the areas of urban development and construction planning

With the follow-on Master’s degree, the course qualifies participants for the profession of architect, in line with the UIA/UNESCO guidelines.

Detailed information

BA Architecture (in german)

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Head of degree programme

Daniel Boermann

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Related programmes

BA Fine Arts


BA Art Education