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Green Architecture

Key benefits

  • various excursions
  • german university degree M.Sc. (taught in english)
  • holistic concepts for green buildings
  • 4 semester / 90 credits
  • start: wintersemester

Develop holistic concepts for green buildings

The professional study course Master Green Architecture (taught in english) is being offered by the Wismar University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design (Germany).

The aim of our Master Green Architecture is to provide the tools and the technical knowledge necessary for understanding complex 'ecological building' design. The inter-university degree programme provides knowledge about ecosystems, sustainable technical cycles, urban and building ecology, in particular energy saving and building construction, planning and design aspects. This will enable you how to apply scientific methods to convey and develop your own ideas independently in Singapore and abroad. Our professors and lecturers are themselves practicing architects, scientists and researchers from a variety of universities and research institutes, bringing with them innovative research and academic experience.

The compulsary seminars will be held over one week each semester. Students that are attending will need to travel to the following locations: Wismar, Berlin, Düsseldorf and Freiburg.

After graduating in this programme the students will achieve the international accredited degree Master of Science (M.Sc.).

On this homepage you will find information regarding the organisation, procedures and the content of the degree programme. I am also very happy to speak with you individually by telephone or email. You can reach me on +65-31585146 or email at singapore2@wings-university.com

Next course start: winter semester 2019/20 
Application closing date: 31 August 2019

Key benefits

  • various excursions
  • german university degree M.Sc. (taught in english)
  • holistic concepts for green buildings
  • 4 semester / 90 credits
  • start: wintersemester

Career options

Would you like to be a part of our interdisciplinary and team-oriented master programme and learn how to design a good architecture worldwide, by considering of our environment?

Intention and Goal

The theme building and environment has become one of the most important topics regarding the future of building also in Singapore. It is deemed essential in the rapidly growing cities with large, mostly underdeveloped infrastructure, as well as in developed regions, which are often elaborately constructed, yet incorporate no sustainable concepts which value the environment. The goal, to establish and reinforce sustainable and holistically considered standards of practice, requires necessary changes to the whole planning and building process.

Salient features

The state recognized "Master of Science" degree will provide you with multiple career opportunities and promotion prospects, as an employee or as an independent practitioner.

Professional Fields of Work

Specialists are increasingly sought after in both the commercial and public environments, for the promotion of large building projects, as well as in the private sector, for smaller development requests. The areas of work range from master planning of cities and regional developments, to building design and the application of materials.


Accreditation

The distance learning programme Master Green Architecture is accredited by ASIIN.

Accreditation of the Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree supports the possibility of entry into higher civil service careers and your rights to a promotion.


Content

Would you like to learn more about building lifetime design and know how to develop holistic ecological concepts for buildings as well as urban areas?

The Master Green Architecture (taught in english) is concerned with the fundamental aspects of sustainable, ecological planning and construction.

In the third semester you can further extend your knowledge by electing to specialise, in the subject areas of ecological urban design or design with existing structures.


Organisation

Would you like to be a part of our international group of professors and students and visit relevant and state of the art sustainable buildings in Germany?

The Master Green Architecture is a part time and career-integrated study programme comprising of a standard four semesters of study.

Self-directed study is combined with on campus seminars (attended in person) and online lectures in the form of video conferences. The programme is conceptualised to allow the students to structure their own study schedule. The obligatory workshop seminars will be held over one week per semester.

Attendees will need to travel to our national locations: Wismar, Berlin, Düsseldorf and Freiburg.

The supplementary video conferences will take place during the semester between the on campus seminars. During the video conferences you will have the possibility to discuss with your lecturers fundamental questions, design related queries, or any other matters.

With such an organisational structure we assure an optimal compatibility of your studies with your professional activities.


Teaching Methods

The Master Green Architecture is a four-semester programme you undertake while working. There are self-study phases (with tutorial support) combined with on campus seminars and video conferences. Due to the longer duration of self-study period, it is up to you how you schedule your work and study. Our programme stands out thanks to its extensive individual support. Your lecturers and your course coordinator are available for consultations and questions for the entire duration of studies.

To ensure you an optimally balance studying and working and the best possible preparation for exams, our distance learning approach combines the following modules:

Self-directed Study

At the beginning of the semester you will digitally receive all the relevant study instructions. This package will contain e-books, specially designed study guides and instructions as well as digital presentations from your lecturers. There are also other tools and resources that you can use in your professional practice. The online availability of the study materials allows you to study from anywhere and at anytime.

Seminars to be Attended in Person

On campus seminars are organised in the form of one week long workshops once every semester. During the seminar weeks there will be lectures, discussions and presentations as well as study visits to relevant architectural and urban projects. These seminar weeks give you also the opportunity to discuss in detail any questions with your lecturers, as well as build up a personal network within your study group.

Video Conferences

Video conferences will help you in preparing for your written examinations as well as design projects. At the same time they are a good opportunity to discuss any issues with your lecturers and your study group.

Online campus

The Online Campus is available for data exchange for the duration of your study. In your personal download section, you will receive all important teaching and study organisation information – this is where all additional digital teaching materials, as well as other tools and practical examples will be available.

Group work

Design projects are intended as group work. On one hand this strengthens your contextual understanding while on the other it allows you to develop your social competence. In the end, the idea is that you are able to apply the knowledge you have acquired to real life projects.

Examinations and Master-Thesis

Each module ends with an exam. Your lecturer will inform you about the type of exam you will have to take at the start of the semester. There will be written exams, homeworks or design projects. At the end of your studies you will write your Master-Thesis, a scietific work with an individual topic chosen by yourself.

Study locations

The on campus seminars for the distance learning programme Master Green Architecture are held in various locations throughout Germany - generally in combination with module related excursions. Excursions provide an insight of what daily working practice is all about. The locations will be announced at the beginning of your studies.


Would you like to work and study at the same time at any place and at any time and have an opportunity to apply your gained knowledges directly to projects?

The seminars for the Master Green Architecture are held in various locations throughout Germany - generally in combination with module related excursions. Excursions provide an insight into what the daily working practice involves.

Study locations: Wismar, Berlin, Düsseldorf and Freiburg.


Time Consideration

The curriculum has been designed on the basis that you should spend approximately 15 – 20 hours a week studying.

With this organisation we assure you that your study is compatible with your professional, full time activities.


Admission Requirement

Please contact us to discuss in detail the admission requirements related to your personal situation.

academic degree (Bachelor's, Master's, Diploma) in Architecture completed with a minimum of 180 credit points obtained from a national or international university, and

at least one year of professional work experience within the related field after completing your academic degree

The Master Green Architecture is a further education programme. To be admitted into our programme you need to meet the following requirements:


Expenses and Financing

3,950 €

tuition fee/ semester

The tuition fee of 3,950 EUR (approx. 6.300 SGD) per semester includes:

  • teaching and examination costs
  • costs of the Master Thesis
  • studying material
  • event catering
  • costs for excursions during seminars
  • as well as accommodation expenses during the seminars

You can also pay the semester fee in monthly installments. We are happy to discuss this with you individually.

There are a variety of sources of funding available depending on your nationality, employment and other factors.

Private Financing

Our distance learning course is structured to meet the needs of working professionals, so you can complete your studies while maintaining your professional and financial stability. In many countries the government promotes your further education through individual tax incentives. Depending on your individual income and your professional situation, you can claim the expenses of the programme as a tax deductible expense where you may be able to receive total or partial reimbursement. For more detailed information, please contact your tax consultant or your local tax office.

Financing by the Employer

Many companies support the further education of their employees by granting a leave of absence or financial support. Within your work contract there may also be the possibility to integrate your qualification aims into a personal development programme.

No Scholarships

WINGS and the University of Wismar do not provide any scholarships. But we can assist you when you require help in obtaining.


Study reports and impression

Sean Brunke, South Africa

I would like to start this testimonial thanking everyone at Hochschule Wismar that made my international studies possible. It has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. So thanks for making it a reality and for accepting me into the course.

The experience I have had whilst studying my Masters at Hochschule Wismar has been one of the best in my life. From the moment I met Milesa Jevtic, the course co – ordinator, and Martin Wollensak, the head of the department, I have felt like a part of a family.

All of the accommodation we stayed in, the excursions organized, the places and buildings we have seen, the professionals we have been lucky enough to meet, the parties we went to, the food we ate and the beers we drank, EVERYTHING about this course has been a remarkable and once-in-a-lifetime experience. 
The relevant and uniquely ground-breaking course work, as well as the exposure to revolutionary lecture topics and innovative professors has been absolutely mind blowing! I feel that the experience of this master’s course has made me a better architect and a specialist in the field of sustainable design and urban ecology. But most importantly, I leave Germany with an altered, well-rounded and insightful perspective on Architecture and Urban Design. As a professional I am now more focused on sustainability and sustainable design. 
Not only has the course changed me professionally for the better, it has also allowed me to make some amazing friends in Germany, Spain, Turkey, Mexico, Costa Rica, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, but to name a few. The people I have had the honour of studying with will remain my friends for rest of my life. 
I highly recommend this course to anyone with a keen interest in sustainability and a passion for innovation.

On the following pages you can read about the reason why our students decided for the international master's programme Green Architecture.

Emin Onur Demircan, Russia

1. Why did you decide to study the master’s programme Green Architecture? 
My first intention for having a master´s degree was improving my career but then it has become my first aim to have knowledge in sustainable and environmental friendly development in architecture after what was thought in Hochschule Wismar and what I saw in different cities of Germany.

2. What are the benefits you experienced during the study, professionally and personally? 
This study has added a step further in my professional knowledge, and opened my view about how architecture is applied and done in Europe, also encouraged me to deep in sustainability in Architecture with guidelines and rules.

3. What makes this study programme unique? 
Flexibility in studying, chances in going on in academic way, studying together with academicians and professionals from different cultures and countries make this study unique and challengeable.

4. How do you like the study concept, self-directed study combined with on campus seminars (workshop weeks, excursions)? 
I wish the study program would / could be more participated in academic environment (campus, university, library) to benefit from these sources more and efficiently.

5. How do you deal about the exchange and cooperation with your study colleagues and lecturers? 
While on excursion or workshop weeks, it is easier to benefit from lecturers face to face, but it is more difficult and less efficient via e-mail or skype because of missing in attendance, connection problems, rare meetings and limited time. While trying to communicate with friends and lecturers, whatsapp and skype are sometimes used but e-mails are used so often and more efficiently.

Larisa Andrea Coto Villalobos, Costa Rica

1. Why did you decide to study the master’s programme Green Architecture? 
I decided this master, because of the opportunities in these days to expand my knowledge in sustainable terms. For me is essential that every process from the design to the construction of any building needs to be according with the environment.


2. What are the benefits you experienced during the study, professionally and personally? 
During this master, I experienced the opportunity to be part of a group of different countries and cultures, personally I think that part of an international master is to interact and learn from experiences of other people. Professionally, I think this study is 100% complete with the high standards of every professor and the knowledge of each one in the different themes that were addressed.

3. What makes this study programme unique? 
The opportunity to visit and experienced different cities and get to know it from local people in every field that was presented in each city.

4. How do you like the study concept, self-directed study combined with on campus seminars (workshop weeks, excursions)? 
The campus seminars and excursions were my favorite part, I think these should be at least 2 weeks minimum. The excursions are a very practical way to understand the themes and to visualize it from a better point of view, so the self-directed study become easier.

5. How do you deal about the exchange and cooperation with your study colleagues and lecturers? 
We made a very multicultural and nice group of almost every continent, the idea to know a little bit more of different countries and languages were a vital part in this master. The lecturers once again were exceptional, the idea of having people with such a level of knowledge in every field, makes this master a very high standard study programme.

Miriam Ramirez Baumgarten, Mexico

1. Why did you decide to study the master’s programme Green Architecture? 
Hi, I am Miriam, I live in México and I decided to study the master´s programme Green Architecture because I believe that it is possible to improve the quality of life, human health and well being through the built environment and that we can create communities that are socially responsible and ecologically oriented.

2. What are the benefits you experienced during the study, professionally and personally? 
Through this study I have had the opportunity to know people from different cultural backgrounds which has made this a very rich life experience both professionally and personally.

3. What makes this study programme unique? 
This programme is unique because you get a chance to learn from professors with worldwide experience and colleagues who come from all over the world.

4. How do you like the study concept, self-directed study combined with on campus seminars (workshop weeks, excursions)? 
The study concept, self-directed study combined with on campus seminars is great because it allows you to continue developing your career while at the same time travel in Germany and study a master´s programme without having to choose between academics or professional career growth.

5. How do you deal about the exchange and cooperation with your study colleagues and lecturers? 
Through online conferences, emails, and social networks, living in a connected world makes it possible for this programme to be a success. It is just a matter of finding a time of the day that will work for everyone.

Adriana Ochoa Rodríguez, Mexico

1. Why did you decide to study the master’s programme Architecture and Environment? 
This programme caught my attention because of the urban design specialisation, I liked the idea of visiting a different city each semester and being able to work while studying.

2. What are the benefits you experienced during the study, professionally and personally? 
Professionally, I found a job that allows me to work with people that share my ideas on sustainable urban design, where I am involved in projects that have a real impact on the city and the environment . Personally, it helped me make changes in my lifestyle that improve my relationship with the environment, it also gave me bases to reach other people with these eco-friendly concepts to change their lifestyles as well.

3. What makes this study programme unique? 
Choosing your speciality for the final semesters, the professors have a very deep understanding and experience on their areas of knowledge and they give their best when transmitting it to us, visiting important cities of Germany and the efforts the country is doing to improve their cities, getting to know people from different countries that share your interests and ideas.

4. How do you like the study concept, self-directed study combined with on campus seminars (workshop weeks, excursions)? 
This concept is very helpful when you combine work and study, it permitted me to learn at my own pace. But at the same time, it is very difficult to find time to work and to do it without any pressure from teachers. The workshops and excursions are the best part of the semesters, I enjoyed and learned a lot these weeks. Being able to work directly with the teachers is great. Also looking at the theory you learned coming to life, and seeing how people use it and live it, how it really works is the best way to learn. They were very demanding and intense, but the experiences you get are worth the effort.

5. How do you deal with the exchange and cooperation with your study colleagues and lecturers? 
The cooperation with my colleagues was hard. It is difficult to work with people living in different time zones and different work schedules, specially for design assignments. I am very used to working in teams but in a normal situation we can talk directly and sketch together, these is very important for me in the design process and was something we could not do in long distance calls. It was the biggest challenge in my case. In the theoretic parts of our assignments cooperation was a lot easier. 
With the lecturers it was also difficult, specially in the first semesters. We had two or three meetings during the semester and I felt I was on my own when doing the projects. I would have liked to have more meetings, not only to talk about the assignments, but also to discuss theory or examples of what we were studying. Maybe it would have also been helpful to have shirt assignments, reading some chapters of the books we received and discussing them together or searching a certain topic on line and talking about it together, these sort of things would have improved the results of our projects. In my opinion, the last semester worked a lot better because we had more meetings and closer contact with the lecturers.

Javier Quirós Caso, Spain

Study Report Javier Quiros | WINGS-Fernstudium 1. Why did you decide to study the master’s programme Green Architecture? 
In my opinion, sustainability will play a crucial role in the future of architecture. This is the main reason I decided to start specific studies in this field. Apart from this, I was looking for gaining some experience abroad.


2. What are the benefits you experienced during the study, professionally and personally? 
Firstly, I have improved my knowledge in the field of green architecture. 
Secondly, I have had the opportunity to acquire some experience abroad, dealing with partners and lecturers. I am sure that this experience will make me be a better architect in the future.

3. What makes this study programme unique? 
This programme is not a traditional online-learning programme. Actually, it is much more than this. It allows you to visit Germany and deal with other architects from all around the world.

4. How do you like the study concept, self-directed study combined with on campus seminars (workshops weeks, excursions)? 
Considering that I have been allowed to study abroad, I definitively support this combination. Simply, it is perfect for an architect who works in his own country.

5. How do you deal about the exchange and cooperation with your study colleagues and lecturers? 
Nowadays, communication is very simple. As everybody knows, there are software and websites, such as Skype or adobe connect, that make really easy exchange all type of information.


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Milesa Jevtic, M.A. Architektur

+65-31585146

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