The School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a wide spectrum of expertise and facilities for studying and researching, which is based on the future orientated and lasting combination of architecture, civil engineering and environmental engineering. The beginnings date back to the founding of the Technikum in 1894, so that the departments of Architecture and Civil Engineering look back on an over 125 year's tradition in training students to become successful professionals with a wide knowledge of practical engineering skills. The two departments have since evolved into a faculty that has widened its focus on technology, innovation, and research by accommodating numerous institutes and laboratories run by highly qualified staff. In 1992, the Environmental Engineering degree course was launched to cater for an increasing demand for addressing environmental issues. Long-standing co-operation projects such as the Region im Wandel (Region in Change) research cluster, as well as numerous public events and activities have made the School of Architecture and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering a motor of innovation in the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen with a national and international reputation.
Architecture arises in the field of tension between reason, knowledge and intuition and is fundamentally an interdisciplinary field that includes important components of the humanities, social and natural sciences, art and technology. The consecutive bachelor's and master's degree programme with the university degrees Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) as well as the part-time program are oriented towards the professional tasks of the architect and thereby pursue the goal of showing students a path into the diverse world of architectural creation.
Civil engineers plan, design, calculate, build, research and develop for almost all areas of life. The Civil Engineering programme is accredited as a consecutive bachelor's and master's degree program, with the degrees Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.).Due to the increasing importance of environmental problems, the Environmental Engineering programme was established in 1992 as an international program with a mandatory one-year study year at a foreign university, which can also be completed as an internationally oriented year "at home".
The degree programmes offered by the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering open up a broad range of topics for students, with many opportunities for specialisation and in-depth study. Even though the degree programmes each have a specific competence profile, they are nevertheless interconnected in overarching study and research projects through an interdisciplinary approach. In the course of the consecutive Bachelor's degree programmes, students acquire the admission requirements for the department's Master's degree programmes.
The close link between building practice, research and development creates an inspiring framework for Bachelor's and Master's studies or a doctorate. Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering make an active, interdisciplinary contribution to the research-strong profile of the Hochschule Bremen through high-performance institutes, laboratories and centres. Through the research cluster "Region im Wandel" (Region in Change), the faculty's research and doctoral projects are actively linked into the policy priorities of the Hanseatic City of Bremen and the surrounding federal states. International research cooperation projects and networks anchor the faculty's research facilities in current discourses in architecture, civil and environmental engineering. During the practical semester, in project modules or the Bachelor's and Master's thesis, students become an active part of research and development in the faculty.