4609191: Research Project: Upcycling

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Semester:WS 18/19
Scheduled in semester:3
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:16.0 L / 12.0 h
Self-directed study time:828.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2014)


As an alternative to the Semester abroad, students can select to pursue a research project at the University of Liechtenstein. In this module, students develop and conduct an intensive research project providing them with insights into academic research methodologies. The scope and topic need to be agreed with the Academic Director prior to an application.

Learning Outcomes

Professional competence

  • Independently identify a research topic and develop it coherently into a research proposal for the Master's thesis
  • With minimal guidance can manage own learning using full range of resources for the discipline
  • Execute complex defined and self-defined projects of research, development or investigation and identify and implement relevant outcomes.
  • Make formal presentations about specialist topics to informed audiences.
  • Show competence in analysing case studies and the ability to infer principles and motivations.

Methodological competence
  • Analyse new and/ or abstract data and situations without guidance, using a range of techniques and methods appropriate to the subject
  • Critically evaluate evidence to support hypotheses, reviewing its reliability, validity and significance
  • Have knowledge of scientific or artistic methods within an interdisciplinary context

Social competence
  • Explain competently, discuss and critique own work through oral presentations, writing or visual communication
  • Understand how to work with confidence in the complex organisational and community settings within which the applied methods and design processes are typically deployed.

Personal competence
  • Gain confidence in own role and the persuasive and accountable manner in which it is expected to be performed.
  • Take responsibility for own work and are able to criticise it


Lectures Method

exercises, experiment, research, writing, visualising, modelling,
presenting, case study, peer feedback

Admission Requirements

for registration:
Agreement with Academic Director


Agreement with Academic Director

Exam Modalities

Mid-term and final presentations, book


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