|Degree||Bachelor of Arts|
|Start of study||Winter semester|
|Application period Winter semester||01 June until 15 July|
|Standard period of study||6 semesters|
|Admission requirements|| |
|Language of instruction||German|
|Faculty/institution||School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|Integrated stay abroad||Optional|
As a student enrolled on the B.A. degree programme at the HSB School of Architecture you acquire the skills and knowledge required for careers in urban planning while gaining a comprehensive insight into occupational fields related to environmental design and building construction. Working in supervised teams, you will develop projects in architecture and urban planning with a high level of practical relevance.
On a broad scientific and technical basis, the strongly application-oriented studies not only provide you with basic knowledge and fundamental skills in the core areas of architecture but also develop your creative-artistic skills.
The Bachelor of Arts degree offers you the first academic degree in architecture.
Through the acquisition of appropriate methods and specialist knowledge, it qualifies you for careers in architect firms. Moreover, it also opens up a wide range of other career opportunities – for example, in the areas of construction management, facility management, the real estate industry, public building administration as well as other professions in the field of design.
As a graduate of the Bachelor's programme, you receive an international degree that enables you to enter a Master's programme – not only at the Hochschule Bremen but also at other universities in Germany and abroad. It should be pointed out, though, that before you are actually entitled to use the official professional title of ‘Architect’ you will have to go on to complete a Master's degree.
Thus, the Bachelor's degree essentially serves as a basis for further studies, which then allow you to specialise further and build individual profile – either in architecture or in other areas of civil engineering. In this context, we recommend that you complete a one-year practical phase before starting the Master's programme in architecture, as it can then be recognised as part of the 2-year professional work placement required for admission to the profession when you later apply for membership of the institute of architects.
The Bachelor's degree programme in Architecture encompasses 5 modules per semester, which are assigned to the following subject areas:
The programme structure and a credit point system based on the "European Credit Transfer System" enables you to easily transfer credits earned from other universities. The study schedule is designed around a chronological and didactic structure divided into three educational phases:
Throughout your studies at the School of Architecture at the Hochschule Bremen, you will have access to generously proportioned workrooms where you can work intensively on your projects and join in discussion with other students. In addition, your lecturers will regularly provide suggestions and constructive criticism at regular ‘round-table’ feedback sessions.
In addition to the workrooms, you also have access to spacious and well-equipped workshops and CAD rooms as well as an extensive reference library (construction documentation) and a photo studio.
How do I become an exchange student at SoAB?
If your home university has an agreement with Bremen City University of Applied Sciences, you can become an exchange student after you have been nominated by your home university. Your home university can provide you with information about this process.
We also welcome free movers, so you are also able to study with us if your home university does not have an agreement with Bremen City University of Applied Sciences. In this case, please contact Ms. Antonia Ley of the Departmental International Office.
Application Deadlines are 30.06. for the fall semester and 30.11. for the spring semester.
What classes can I take at SoAB?
You can find an overview of our English courses here.
Why should I study at SoAB?
Here at SoAB, we offer an open and nurturing environment to all our students. You will enjoy a wide variety of interesting subjects, welcoming professors who see your international perspective as a valuable asset to their classes and great infrastructure in the form of ateliers and workshops.
Additionally, Bremen offers you exciting Architecture to explore: from old brick buildings to modern, sustainable development projects, you will find an environment which will boost your creativity. Find out more about Bremen as your host city here.
As part of your studies at the School of Architecture Bremen, you can choose from a variety of opportunities for short- or long-term stays abroad.
In your fifth semester, excursions abroad are an integral part of the programme. They provide you with insights into international aspects of architecture, which are deepened within the framework of modules.
Moreover, the School of Architecture Bremen is comprehensively networked with universities in other European as well as non-European countries. This gives you the opportunity – for example, within the framework of the Erasmus programme – to gain valuable international experience. And we also cultivate a welcome culture for the many international students who come as guest students to the School of Architecture every semester. The person to contact for all questions regarding stays abroad is Prof. Klaus Schäfer (email@example.com).
Questions about the degree programme can be answered by the contact persons on the degree programme pages. If you have any further questions about your decision to study at HSB, our advisory and service institutions will be happy to help.
Detailed information on the aptitude test can be found here on this page in the section "Artistic-creative aptitude test". You can register for the aptitude test for the application for the winter semester 2022/23 on May 24, 2022 and June 14, 2022 here:
Applicants must provide proof that they have passed the artistic aptitude test in accordance with the examination regulations for determining artistic aptitude for the study of architecture at HSB.
The Bachelor's degree programme in Architecture requires a special artistic aptitude and ability as a compulsory special qualitative requirement. From the beginning of their studies, students must be able to act creatively and creatively and must have the ability to grasp and represent things spatially. In the assessment procedure according to the regulations of HSB on the special qualification requirements, the applicants should prove that they possess the above-mentioned abilities to a degree that is necessary for mastering the degree programme and achieving the study objective. The aptitude test consists of about two hours of working on architectural and design tasks under supervision and a subsequent discussion with the lecturers. The aptitude test must be taken before the start of the degree programme.