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Final Degree: Master of Science 

Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research (ITECH)

Standard Period of Study: 4 semesters
Start of studies: Winter semester (special deadlines for application)
Teaching Language: English

The MSc Program Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research (ITECH) is a multidisciplinary, research-oriented, experiment-based program shaped around contemporary aspects of the built environment and practice.

Its goal is to prepare students from different disciplines for the continuing advancement of technological and computational processes in architecture, as they merge the fields of design, engineering, construction, and natural sciences. Coupling an intensive, critical, and analytical approach to computational design, simulation, and fabrication, the ITECH program is focused on challenging the design space boundaries of current architectural and engineering practice.


Applicants should

  • have a basic knowledge of design, engineering, and construction principles
  • be interested in interdisciplinary research
  • be fluent in English

Study schedule

During the first year students will work on research projects. The first three semesters include seminar modules. During the final semester the Master thesis will be written.

Curriculum of ITECH program
Module Guide

The Module Guide describes the modules and the required courses belonging to the module.

  • Module Guide [de]
    The Module Guide (also called module handbook) is also published in the Campus Management System  C@MPUS (please click as follows: choose the degree - click on the book behind the study program's name).
The exam regulation is only availabe in German since it is an official document.
The examination regulations (in German: Prüfungsordnungen) include a survey of the required modules.

Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research (ITECH) - Master of Science

Prüfungsordnung 8/20/13
Erste Satzung zur Änderung der Prüfungsordnung 8/1/17
Admission Restrictions

The program is open to students with a recognized Bachelor degree in architecture (or architectural science), urban planning, civil engineering, biology or biomimetics, environmental engineering or similar engineering or natural science degrees.

The complete information on the admission process, required knowledge of English, and the criteria for the assessment of professional suitability can be found in the admission regulations.

Language requirements

Ausreichende Sprachkenntnisse in Englisch: IELTS (band 6) Certificate oder TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 79 internet based); Englisch als Muttersprache oder das erfolgreiche Absolvieren eines englischsprachigen Studiengangs. Dies muss durch geeignete Nachweise belegt werden.

Closing Date

Application deadline: February 15

Applications are accepted once per year. The application, which includes a portfolio of work is submitted in mid February, with admission decisions announced in April for enrollment the following October.  More information on the application process and program can be found in the informational brochure below.

As the program combines engineering knowledge with natural science, you will be qualified both for engineers’ and scientists’ jobs with a focus on interdisciplinary skills.

The quality of this degree program has been certified.


M.Arch. (Hons), Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

Katja Rinderspacher

ITECH M.Sc. Program Coordinator