The Faculty of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a high-performance spectrum of expertise for study and research through the forward-looking and sustainable combination of architecture, civil engineering and environmental engineering. The beginnings of the School of Architecture go back to the founding of the Technikum in 1894, which offered an application-oriented training in the building trade. It has since developed into a research-intensive faculty with numerous institutes and laboratories and can look back on a tradition of more than 125 years of successful engineering education. Due to the increasing importance of environmental problems, the Environmental Engineering degree programme was launched in 1992. Through long-standing cooperation projects such as "Region im Wandel" (Region in Change) and through many public events, the school with its departments of architecture, civile and environmental engineering has become a driver of innovation in the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen with an international reputation.
Architecture is created in the interplay between reason, knowledge and intuition. It is fundamentally an interdisciplinary field that includes important components of the humanities, the social and natural sciences, art and technology. The consecutive Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes with the degrees Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Master of Arts (M.A.), as well as the part-time degree programme 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 in almost all areas of life. The Civil Engineering programme is accredited as a consecutive Bachelor's and Master's programme with the university degrees Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) and Master of Science (M. Sc.). Due to the increasing importance of environmental problems, the Environmental Engineering degree programme was established in 1992 as an international degree programme with a compulsory one-year stay at a foreign university, which can also be completed as an internationally oriented year "at home".
The degree programmes offered by the Faculty 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.