Information about the focus and scope of the program
The Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research (ITECH) M.Sc. Program is an interdisciplinary, research-oriented, and experiment-based program shaped around contemporary aspects of the built environment and practice.
Find out more about the program here: Why ITECH?
The program´s courses: studios, seminars and thesis
The program is structured in two parts: the group design research project in the first year and the individual Master`s thesis project in the second year. Additional seminar modules not only provide the technical and conceptual foundation for the successful development of these research projects but also allow students to explore individual areas of interest.
More on the structure here: Program Structure
An outline of the two-year ITECH curriculum
The ITECH curriculum is based on the German semester system. During the first and second semesters (first year) the curriculum focuses on the group research project. The third and fourth semesters (second year) are designated for the preparation and development of the master’s thesis dissertation.
A more detailed overview of the curriculum: Curriculum
Details about seminar, studio, thesis and colloquia modules
Over the course of the two years, students take modules up to 120 ECTS (European credit transfer and accumulation system) credits. These modules consist of the research projects (studio and thesis modules) as well as seminars and colloquia modules.
Find out more about the ITECH modules here: Module overview
How to apply
An overview of the application procedure and requirements
Applications are accepted once per year via the University of Stuttgart C@mpus portal. The application deadline is in mid February, with admission decisions being announced in April for enrolment the following October.
Application documents and forms: How to apply
Financing your education
Information on tuition, fees, costs, and scholarship options
Find out more about the fees and costs at the University of Stuttgart as well as the estimated cost of living that students should expect while studying in the ITECH programme. The University of Stuttgart also offers information on opportunities for scholarships and financial aid.
Further financial information here: Financing your education
Access to workshops and other available resources
In addition to the centrally located studio space at the downtown campus, the ITECH program offers access to the specialized resources of the partner institutes, as well as the extensive resources of the Faculty of Architecture and the University of Stuttgart as a whole.
Resource overview: Resources
Information on advanced placement
Students who hold a suitable 4-year bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree may apply for advanced standing after enrolment. Pending approval by the committee, applicants will be considered for placement in the third semester of the program.
Find out more here: Advanced Standing