Studying at ETH depends on a tiered model, with bachelor's and master's degrees. This study structure corresponds to the European "Bologna" model. Course work is rewarded with credit points in the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).The advanced training is ensured through the doctorate and various continuing education programmes (MAS/CAS).
Architecture is concerned with the search for creative solutions in the field of tension between construction, the satisfaction of living and working needs and the preservation of a livable, designed environment.
Architects create, modify, and receive structural funds an environment that meets the expectations and conditions of the individual and the society. Their responsibilities include in the broad context the analysis of the existing buildings and neigborhood, building the basis for creative thinking and acting as well as to justify architectural interventions. They reflect the needs of all members of a society and implement them creatively. They respond to social, economic and environmental changes and design proactive strategies.
Architects work independently or as employees in architectural offices. They may also work in construction, administration, and large corporations, as well as in the areas of design, art, and culture.
New study reglementations in AS 2017
Up from autumn semester 2017 new study reglementations will be valid for the Degree programmes in Architecture. The reglementations and transitional provisions are in consultation and must still be definitely defined and approved.
Integrated Building Systems
The Master’s programme in Integrated Building Systems (MBS) provides a science-based education in building systems and technologies with a strong emphasis on the energy performance and the environmental impacts of buildings. The emphasis is put on the integration of sustainable energy technologies at building and urban levels.
Graduates are working as engineers, architects and managers working in the field of building services, facility management, energy consulting, able to shape the future of energy demand and supply in the built environment.