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 / Qualification||Bachelor of Arts in Architecture|
|Main study subjects / specialisations|
|Program study options||Full or part-time/in conjunction with a job|
|Language(s) of instruction||German / partly English|
|Course begins||Week 38|
|Deadline for applications||Application deadline for the Bachelor program|
|Subsequent master program|
|Special features||The 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.