3703170: Sustainable Urban Design - Study Abroad / Special Studies

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Semester:SS 14
Scheduled in semester:3
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:180.0 L / 135.0 h
Self-directed study time:615.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2008)


  • According to the chosen concentration in the MSc Degree-Program at Hochschule Liechtenstein, students can direct their studies in a similar orientation, or study complementary courses that can be integrative to their concentration.
  • The content is given by partner universities.

Lecture Goals

The module Study Abroad/ Special Studies gives the opportunity to study in an architectural program proposed by one of our none german speaking partner universities in Europe, America, Asia and Africa. The module aims to establish intercultural relationships and learning experiences. Students are confronted to new building cultures and traditions.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the module each student should have the ability to demonstrate and/or work with:

  • Cultural awareness and sensibility.
  • A critical understanding of the intellectual and aesthetic content of self-selected buildings that supports architectural judgement.
  • Researched and critical evaluation of the briefing and performance of buildings.
  • The ability to define what type of research is relevant, what questions to ask, and which formats to record the findings to best serve as a springboard to design decisions.
  • Execute complex defined and self-defined projects of research, development or investigation and identify and implement relevant outcomes.
  • Ability to plan and compose buildings exhibiting complexity in terms of function, scale and context.
  • Knowledge on the humanistic currents through the reading of selected literature
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with other students for.
  • The ability to communicate complex ideas and concepts comprehensibly in visual, oral and written forms.
  • Present and evaluate arguments, information and ideas concerning the various fields discussed in this module, and the ability to integrate these aspects in their individual design thinking and work.

Lectures Method

Generally studio delivered and project based, with students being tutored individually and in groups. This is supported by lectures that explain the principles that underlie architectural design and provide the intellectual and cultrual context for the study in achitecture.
Lectures, seminars.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission requirements for the Master of Science in Architecture Degree Program

Exam Modalities

  • According to partner university


The module has to be passed with a sufficient grade (minimum grade of 4.0).

  • According to partner university


According to partner university and country