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253.568 Orientation course
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC
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  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to... - to orient themselves at the university and in the study program of architecture, aswell as to reflect on the study choice. - to understand the organization of the faculty of architecture with its departments and to understand the emphasis in teaching and research of the different departments. - to analyze architecture and urban space analytically with the help of drawings. to understand the sketch as an elementary tool for architectural creation. - to look at the built environment from a certain point of view. - to develop an idea about activities within the occupational field. - to deal with the breadth of the professional field. - to do research. - to work together in teams. - to recognize and reflect the most important statements from texts and writings on architecture. - to name the characteristics of the professional environment and to classify the performance profiles (artists, technicians, managers). - to develop a concept for a creative task and to formulate it. - to assess their own suitability for architectural thinking and work. - to abstract and to establish the connection between two- and three-dimensional thinking. - to observe, to perceive, to reflect, to research, to discuss, to present and to visualize. - to assess oneself in terms of performance in comparison to the other students and to recognize strengths and weaknesses.

Subject of course

Due to the Corona Virus the course will be held mostly ONLINE!

Only the first lecture can be attended live at the Informatik Hörsaal (Monday, 1st of march, 2021: 14:00-17:00 o'clock!)

The course will start on Monday, 1st of March at 10:00 am with the TUTORIUM (You will receive the link with an email.)

The ORIENTATION course includes lectures about the various areas of studies and research offered at the faculty of architecture and on different fields of practice, combined with exercises and a short workshop on a typical tasks within the area of architectural concepts. There will be three mentoring meetings, where students will be asked to reflect their study choice and think about positions and possibilities within the field of architecture.

Teaching methods

The course will be held in a compact format at the first week of the semester!

At the end of March there will be a last ONLINE meeting.

Mode of examination


Additional information

The registration in groups will start onWednesday, February 10th, 2021 at 09:00 am and ends Wednesday, February 24th 2020 at 12:00.



Course dates

Mon14:00 - 18:0001.03.2021Informatikhörsaal - ARCH-INF 253.568: Orientierungskurs

Examination modalities

three exercises and one short design project with presentation

Group dates

Q2-a09:00 - 20:0001.03.2021 - 05.03.2021 Betreuungstermine werden bekannt gegeben253.568 Orientation course Q2-a

Course registration

Use Group Registration to register.


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below

Group Registration

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Q1-a10.02.2021 09:0024.02.2021 12:00
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Q2-a10.02.2021 09:0024.03.2021 12:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture 1. Semestertrue
Course belongs to the introductory and orientation phase ("Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase")
243 StE OP StEOP-Katalog Architektur (Ab WS2013) 1. Semester


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