Teaching Methods

The Master Green Architecture is a four-semester programme you complete while working. There are self-study phases (with tutorial support) combined with seminars and telephone conferences. Because of the high proportion of self-study, it is up to you when you work with your study topics. Our programme stands out thanks to its extensive individual support. Your lecturers and your course coordinators are available online and by phone throughout your studies for personal discussions and questions.

To ensure you can optimally balance studying and working and the best possible preparation for exams, our distance learning approach combines the following modules:

Self-directed Study

At the beginning of the semester you will receive your semester package containing all relevant study materials. This package contains technical books, textbooks, specially designed study guides and instructions as well as digital presentations from your lecturers. There are also other tools and resources you can use in your professional practice. Through the electronic availability of study materials we guarantee the local, temporal and technical independence of your distance learning study.

Seminars to be Attended in Person

Seminars are organised at the beginning and the end of every semester, where you will have the opportunity to discuss in detail any issues with your lecturers, as well as build up a personal network within your study group. The seminars provide additional seminar-style adjusting of the study contents.

Telephone Conferences

Telephone conferences generally assist the preparation and follow-up of the seminars and discussions of examination performances. They are a good opportunity to discuss any issues with your lecturer and your study group.

Online campus

The Online Campus is available for data exchange for the duration of your study. In your personal download section, you will receive all important teaching and study organisation information - it's where all additional digital teaching materials are placed, as well as other tools and practical examples.

Group work

Specific projects or homework is developed together in small study groups. On one hand this strengthens your contextual understanding while on the other it allows you to develop your social competence. In the end, the idea is that you are able to apply the knowledge you have acquired in specific examples.

Examaninations and Master-Thesis

Each module ends with an exam. Your lecturer will inform you about the type of exam you will have to take at the start of the semester. They are generally written exams, homework or project work. At the end of your studies you will write your Master-Thesis, a scietific work with an individual topic chosen by the student.

Study locations

The seminars for the Master Green Architecture distance learning programme areheld in various locations throughout Germany - generally in combination with module related excursions. Excursions provide a glimpse of what daily working practice is all about. The locations will be announced at the beginning of your studies.