The 21st century will see fundamental changes to our urban systems. In order for our graduates to be positively effective in such a highly challenging environment, they need to be able to take on urban planning problems flexibly and independently. Our curriculum therefore provides for an increasingly independent way of working, with a focus on the spatial-procedural approach.

Bachelor: The lecture series in the 4th semester explains basic cultural background and techniques of European urban planning, with a focus on egalitarian ideas and structures. In parallel, the corresponding techniques are exemplified in the basic Bachelor course, with a focus on egalitarian, sustainable and collaborative projects. In the BA studio, this knowledge is applied to a concrete situation and can result in a bachelor's thesis with an urbanistic intervention at the center.

Master: The fundamental ability to carry out urban planning projects forms the basis of the Master Studios, in which architects and urbanists practice the independent appropriation of an issue along a clear methodological framework. The accompanying seminars provide a better understanding of the background of current urban development.

Thesis: In the seminars Reflection and Methodological Development of Research Questions, the methodological-scientific understanding is sharpened and a thesis task is developed. In the following semester, it is worked out in the master’s thesis as the first completely independent work of the student.