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Profile \ A full-time Master’s degree with two possible specialisations

The Master of Engineering in Integrated Design (MID) is offered as a full-time course in the architecture related specialisations Computational Design and Facade Design. You will apply only for one of these.

Globalisation in general and the construction industry in particular have brought about new demands on buildings and construction projects, new demands that also take into account local conditions. Planning, too, is changing in line with the new requirements. Moreover, digital technology has also effected lasting changes to architecture, from the planning and production stage right through to execution, and job profiles are getting more sophisticated accordingly. The Master programme therefore teaches in particular theoretical and practicoriented skills of digital analysis-, design-, planning- and production methods, in addition to the traditional design and planning methods, and gives a detailed overview of the latest technological developments. The programme also includes operative aspects of information technology, new developments in building materials and scientific work in architectural education.

Interaction/Cooperation with external partners and international networks: The programme focuses on qualifying architects and engineers for interdisciplinary, international and to a growing extent digitally supported jobs. Special emphasis is laid on the cooperation between university and external partners, to links to other universities, planning offices, the construction industry and to software manufacturers. The standard study period is four semesters. The specialisations Facade Design and Computational Design are taught in English.

Master‘s degree \ Internationally recognized

Students graduating from this master’s degree course will earn the “Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)” degree, which is internationally recognized. The degree qualifies for a position in the senior public service.

Job prospects \ From planning offices to research institutes

The MID qualifies graduates for positions in the private commercial sector as well as for the public sector.
Job sectors include in particular architectural offices, engineering and planning offices as well as the construction industry, research institutes and universities. Other possibilities are also in specific technological fields, such as studies in software application and simulation technology, the research in new manufacturing methods, of construction or material innovation; these areas are covered in particular in the specialised modules with changing themes and best-practice examples.

Applications \ Apply by April 30th and June 30th

Admission requirements:

\- University entrance qualification
\- Bachelor or Diploma degree, in a course with substantial scientific or engineering content (e.g. Architectural Design, Architectural Engineering, Interior Design, Product Design, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Informatics) with a focus on building, interior, structural or facade planning and/or design with a minimum of 6 semesters (180 CR)
\- recommended: a three months practical training or internship in the professional field of architecture, building, interior, structural and/or facade design or planning.
\- Portfolio
\- motivational letter
\- possibly a selection interview (probably in June)
\- proven knowledge of German and/or English
\- fully completed Application Form

Admission procedure:

\- The programme commences with the winter semester.
\- Applications from students of non-EU countries have to be submitted by April 30th of the respective year with the necessary documents in English or German. Students from EU countries/Germany please apply by June 30th.
\- Non EU-applicants please apply at: http://www.uni-assist.de/service-portal.html.
Find the master’s application form using the search engine: Master; Lemgo, Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe.
\- As EU-applicant/German please send your application to Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Dekanat FB 1, Emilienstr. 45, 32756 Detmold, Germany, Tel. +49 (0) 5231-769 6052.