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Bachelor Project

Module name (EN): Bachelor Project
Degree programme: Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: B-A-1.7
SAP-Submodule-No.: P120-0112, P120-0113, T120-0110
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2VU+2U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 12
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Brief designs: Course work (25%)
Compulsory elective Theory/Technology course work (25%)
Bachelor Thesis Project (50%)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
B-A-1.7 (P120-0112, P120-0113, T120-0110) Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 6, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 360 hours (equivalent to 12 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 315 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Professoren der Fakultät

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Learning outcomes:
Brief designs:
After successfully completing this part of the module, students will:
_        be able to independently summarize and develop a design within a short period of time.
_        be able to carry out an analysis of the initial situation, develop possible solutions and arrive at a decision when the objectives have been formulated precisely.
Bachelor thesis:
After successfully completing this part of the module, students will:
_        be able to develop and present a design solution from urban planning to detailled building design using plans and models while taking analytical, conceptual, constructive and scientific-methodical aspects into consideration.
_        Students will be able to:
o        have the capacity for imagination, creative thinking, innovation and leadership.
o        search for information, define problems, carry out analyses and critically assess and formulate action strategies.
o        think in three dimensions when preparing designs.
o        weigh up different factors, apply knowledge and use the skills they have acquired during their studies to solve design problems.
Compulsory elective: Special Theory/Technology
After successfully completing this part of the module, students will:
_        have advanced their subject-specific knowledge in the special field of their Bachelor thesis.
Personal competence:
_        Methodology: Students will be able to acquire knowledge independently and develop detailed knowledge on a set topic. They will be able to present and document an architectural topic graphically and in writing.
_        Verbal expression and personal presentation skills.
_        Presentation of in-depth theoretical or technical knowledge, taking into account scientific work.

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Module content:
Brief designs:
_        Architectural and/or urban planning and/or constructive and/or theoretical tasks. 3 brief designs with 1 week processing time each, including final presentation and criticism.
Bachelor thesis:
_        Complex design, from urban planning to a detailed structural design.
_        Complex representation and a presentation of the thesis, which is open to the public.
Compulsory elective: Special Theory/Technology
_        Advanced study in theoretical/technological areas connected to the thesis topic. Introductory courses will introduce students to the main aspects of their compulsory elective (area of specialization). Further information will be given in 1-on-1 consultations. The specialization culminates in an independent piece of work preceded by intermediate consultations and ending in a final presentation that is carried out together with the thesis.
_        A technical aspect or detailed area of the thesis will be dealt with in greater depth. This is carried out along side the work for the thesis: technical and/or material basis, focus, presentation of the development history and state of the art, formulation of a concrete objective, elaboration, summary.

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Teaching methods/Media:
Brief designs:
_        Individual, supervised work during the practical components, subsequent joint discussion and criticism in the project room, excursion(s).
Bachelor´s thesis and individual area of focus:
        Independent development of individual design foci, supplementary analytical or theoretical work. Interim presentations and consultations in the work rooms. Final presentations with plans and models (final thesis) or, in addition, in written form (compulsory elective subject) Discussion of results and exhibition that is open to the public over the course of several days.

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Recommended or required reading:
Lecture notes from all previous courses, journals and textbooks on specific topics depending on the respective topic.

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