Teaching

In the bachelor's programme, the modules "Building Physics" and "Building Services Engineering" deal not only with the technical and scientific fundamentals, but in particular with the design-relevant depen-dencies for the design of sustainable buildings and the practical calculation and verification procedures. The lectures present the teaching material in compact form, while the seminars use a joint exercise pro-ject with the Building Construction module to deepen the content and test the learning success. Topics in "building physics" are: Comfort criteria, calculations of stationary systems of heat transport, the ener-gy saving regulation, diffusion calculations, light, sound insulation and room acoustics. "Building services engineering" deals with order systems and installation management, hygienic rooms, ecological water supply, heating systems, cooling systems, solar systems, room air conditioning systems, heavy current systems and BUS systems.

In the Master's programme, teaching is divided into the elective area with the modules "Climadesign" and "Lighting Design" on the one hand, and the compulsory area with the module "Conceptual Design", the key competence of the architect, on the other. The electives offer a more in-depth study of the con-tents of the bachelor's programme, while the design module deals with the architectural implementation of changing topics relating to current architectural, technical or social developments. An analysis of the topic and location is used to develop a concept for the architectural design. In addition to questions of content, the focus is also on the methodology of design as an ongoing process and is documented ac-cordingly through sketches and working models.