Five-year study program in architecture
The degree program for architects is based on a five-year study program consisting of a three-year bachelor’s program and a two-year master’s program. The bachelor’s program provides a broad basis of knowledge for the profession, whilst the master’s program focuses on instilling methodological skills.
In the master’s program, students acquire the knowledge, skills and capabilities
- to think and work in the different scales applied to architecture,
- to link artistic innovation methodically with scientific work,
- to learn by researching, to act in a reflective manner and to practice further writing,
- to develop and champion their own position in an inspired practice of the profession.
Design in the master’s degree program at the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture is accorded a high level of continuity, consistency and intensity, as is writing in practice. In the Architecture and Structure, Architecture and Energy, Architecture and Material, and Architecture and Implementation focuses, students encounter design-based issues that take a range of different directions.
Students may complete the full degree program in one area of specialization (focus). This is comprised of two standard semesters and the master’s thesis. One semester is spent either on an Erasmus exchange or in Basel. Students also have the option of studying in a different focus.
Language of instruction
The degree program is bilingual in German and English. The theory lectures are mostly in English, papers and examinations can be given in German or English.
People with a German mother tongue must have at least an English level of level B2, all other people must have an English level of at least level C1 at the begin of studies.