Modules and credit points

Composition of modules and credit points; specialization options

The architecture and urban planning master's program requires students to complete three designs/projects, seven seminars, a colloquium and the master's thesis The designated period of study is generally four semesters. A total of 120 credits must be earned. 87 credits must be earned from the designs/project work and the seven seminars. A maximum of 30 credits can be awarded for the master's thesis. The only compulsory module (three credits) is the architecture and urban planning colloquium (module no. 48370). The colloquium is also called a "ring lecture" and is only offered in the winter semester.

You can decide yourself what design/project work and seminars to do each semester from the available courses according to your own interests. Use the first two semesters to familiarize yourself with the Faculty, its institutions and fields of study. However, in the course of your studies you must specialize – this is a requirement for the master's thesis.

Specialization fields

The Faculty offers various fields of specialization. Each of the modules on offer is assigned to a specific specialization field. The master's thesis can fall into any of these specialization fields. However, at least one of your design/projects and one seminar must have been in the same specialization field of your master's thesis. We suggest that you do your designs/projects plus one seminar each in three different fields of specialization so that you can then choose in which of these three fields to write your master's thesis.

The fields of specialization offered and the respective institutes are listed below. For information on what modules are available within a specific field of specialization, please go to the University of Stuttgart's online C@mpus management portal.


Specialization Institute Professor/in

201 Architecture and resources


Peter Schürmann

202 Architectural design


Markus Allmann

204 Building construction and integrated design


Martin Ostermann

205 Construction economics


Christian Stoy

206 Computational design


Achim Menges

207 Design and construction


Jose Luis Moro

208 Context and design


Klaus Jan Philipp
Alexander Schwarz

209 Conceptual design


Stefan Trüby
Markus Allmann

210 Art and architecture


Sybil Kohl

211 Lightweight structures and energy


Lucio Blandini

212 Sociology


Christine Hannemann

213 Building structures and structural design


Jan Knippers

214 Housing and design


Piero Bruno

215 Design strategy 


Jens Ludloff

216 City and landscape


Martina Baum
Ulrike Böhm
Leonie Fischer
Astrid Ley
Laura Calbet Elias

217 Specialization in urban planning


Martina Baum
Ulrike Böhm
Leonie Fischer
Astrid Ley
Laura Calbet Elias

  • Specialization no. 203 no longer available
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