5410069: Preliminary Study

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Semester:WS 22/23
Scheduled in semester:3
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:130.0 L / 97.5 h
Self-directed study time:532.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2019)


This module, to be undertaken in the third semester, allows students to compose a Preliminary Study. The Preliminary Study serves as a basis for the Master's Thesis. It contains a research question, an in-depth theoretical investigation as well as a conceptual outline for the Historical and Theoretical Report as well as the Technical Report.


    • Independently identify a research topic and develop it coherently into a research proposal for the Design Project
    • Manage own learning using full range of resources for the discipline
    • 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
    • Take responsibility for his/her own work by being critical

Lectures Method

Lecture: researching, writing


Literature lists are issued and updated each semester

Exam Modalities

Paper & Presentation (Preliminary Study); 75% mandatory presence, continuous assessment


  • PAR MA 19_Preliminary Study (WS 22/23, in Planung)