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Architecture Master Information
Master Studies (Programme Regulations 2017)
Focus Work
Realization in the respective fields of the institutes. Definition of topics by professors, in consultation with the students. The content may also refer to an elective course.

The performance assessment comprises either a purely written examination followed by an oral examination or a creative, manual or drawing work, including a description, followed by an oral examination.
At least one focus work is a written work followed by an oral exam. The written work fulfills the criteria of a scientific paper in a formal sense. In addition to the design, crafting or drawing part, it also includes a written description of the question, methodology and knowledge gained.

A creative, crafting or graphic focus work is shown in a public exhibition, a purely written focus work is accessible to the public.
Field of History and Theory of Architecture
Definition of topics by professors, in consultation with the students (student's proposal / content of an elective course).

Performance assessment: Purely written examination followed by an oral examination OR a creative, manual or drawing work, including a description, followed by an oral examination.
At least one focus work is a written work followed by an oral exam. The written work fulfills the criteria of a scientific paper in a formal sense. In addition to the design, crafting or drawing part, it also includes a written description of the question, methodology and possibly gained knowledge.

A creative, crafting or graphic focus work is shown in a public exhibition, a purely written focus work is accessible to the public.
Information on exams and grades: Art. 29 of the MSc D-ARCH regulations.
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
063-0852-21LFocus Work FS21 in the Field of History and Theory in Architecture (gta) Information W6 credits13ASupervisors
AbstractIndentation work of the Institute gta, of which the content can also refer to an elective subject.
The topic is determined in consultation with the chosen professor.
ObjectiveThe result is either a purely written work followed by an oral examination or a creative, craft or drawing work - including description - followed by oral examination.



In at least one specialization work, the performance assessment is a written work followed by an oral examination. In formal terms, the written work has to fulfill all the criteria of a scientific work.



In addition to the design, crafting or drawing part, a design work also includes a written description of the question, methodology and possible gain in knowledge of the work

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The written or creative craft or drawing work and the oral exam are each evaluated individually. These two evaluations are offset against each other and give the overall grade for the specialization work"
ContentIn-depth work is carried out in the respective subject areas of the institute. The professors determine the topics in consultation with the students. The content of the in-depth work can also relate to the content of an elective course.

The performance assessment comprises either a purely written work with a subsequent oral examination or a creative, technical or graphic work, including a description, with a subsequent oral examination.
At least in the case of one in-depth thesis, the performance assessment must take the form of a purely written work with a subsequent oral examination (Regulations Paragraph 2 Letter a). In formal terms, the written work must meet the criteria of an academic paper. In addition to the creative, manual or drawing part, it includes a written description of the question, the methodology and the possible gain in knowledge of the work.

The students take the oral examination with the professor with whom they have discussed the topic of the in-depth thesis.

The written or creative, manual or drawing work and the oral examination are each assessed individually. These two assessments are offset against each other and result in the overall grade for the in-depth work. Paragraph 7 remains reserved.

The oral examination can only be taken if the written work or the creative, technical or graphic work is sufficient.

A thesis is passed if the overall grade is at least 4.
It is considered not passed if the overall grade is below 4; if the written or creative, technical or graphic work is unsatisfactory and therefore the oral examination cannot be taken; in such a case, the failure will be noted with the term “dropout”.

An in-depth thesis that has not been passed cannot be repeated. In order to acquire the required CP, a further in-depth work must be carried out and the performance must be assessed with an overall grade of at least 4. The number of attempts is limited (see regulations).

If more than one “in-depth study” course unit is not passed, the course is considered to have been definitively failed, which leads to exclusion from the course.

The creative, craft or drawing in-depth work is publicly exhibited. Purely written in-depth theses are made publicly available.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe indentation work can be carried out to a predefined or self-selected theme of the architecture. If several works are carried out, they must be selected from the departments of at least two different institutes of the D-ARCH. The details are regulated in Art. 34.
063-0120-21LTheory of Architecture IV (Thesis Elective) Information W6 credits13AM. Gnehm
AbstractAn elective thesis in architectural theory is a written student assignment of an architectural issue or question, which is to be elaborated into a scientific paper in consultation with the advisor.
ObjectiveWithin the framework of an elective thesis the student enhances the acquired knowledge in architectural theory in written form. The thesis elective serves the acquirement of methodologies, the derivation, development and verbalization of conclusions and the contextualization within a theoretical setting.
ContentThe contents of the elective thesis are expected to link to the subject matter of the attended course.
063-0170-21LSeminar Architectural Criticism (Thesis Elective) Information Restricted registration - show details W6 credits13AL. Stalder
AbstractIn the framework of three elective courses, students need prepare elective works (seminar works).
ObjectiveThe aim of these papers is to foster an independent engagement with the subjects of the seminar. A scientific familiarization with the respective themes is required. The extent of such a paper ranges from 20 to 30 pages.
Prerequisites / NoticeInterested students are kindly asked to contact us in order to discuss possible projects.
063-0172-21LHistory, Criticism and Theory of Architecture (Thesis Elective) Information Restricted registration - show details W6 credits13AL. Stalder
AbstractWithin three elective courses the students need to fulfill an elective work (seminar work). Elective works serve the independent way of dealing with the contents of the according elective course.
ObjectiveThe goal is to develop a framework of questions within the field of the history and theory of architecture as well as cultural history and to discuss it in a text that will form a scientific thesis. Personal viewpoints and arguments should be based on historical and theoretical sources and literature, and should be presented with reference to the source.
063-0318-21LHistory of Art and Architecture (Thesis Elective) Information Restricted registration - show details W6 credits13AM. Delbeke
AbstractEssay on a subject from the field of architectural history
ObjectiveIndependent preparation of a scholarly essay on a topic from the field of architectural history.
ContentThe aim of the elective course paper is to discuss a topic freely selected from the field of architectural history, in agreement with the assistant lecturer(s). In addition to original ideas, positions taken in the history of research on the subject should also be discussed. It is important to use the correct scholarly format and clear language. The paper should be approximately 36,000 characters in length and should also include as much pictorial material as needed. At the beginning and in the end the paper will be discussed in detail.
063-0320-21LHistory of Art and Architecture (Thesis Elective, P. Ursprung) Information Restricted registration - show details W6 credits13AN. Zschocke, T. Klauser, B. Seidel, A. Smith, P. Ursprung
AbstractIndependent thesis on a monographic or thematic topic within the scope of the History of Art and Architecture.
ObjectiveThe objective is to write an independent thesis on a monographic or thematic topic within the scope of the History of Art and Architecture. The focus is to thus exemplify a comprehensive view of the approach and methods towards the modern History of Art.
ContentThe aim of the elective course paper is to discuss a topic freely selected from the field of architectural history, in agreement with the assistant lecturer(s). In addition to original ideas, positions taken in the history of research on the subject should also be discussed. It is important to use the correct scholarly format and clear language. The paper should be approximately 36,000 characters in length and should also include as much pictorial material as needed. At the beginning and in the end the paper will be discussed in detail.
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents who are interested to do a Thesis Elective have to arrange an appointment at the chair.

Elective works can be realized in various media (text, video, photography, performance).
Supervision by academic staff of the chair of History of Art and Architecture, Philip Ursprung.
063-0368-21LHistory of Urban Design (Thesis Elective) Information Restricted registration - show details W6 credits13AT. Avermaete
AbstractWithin three elective courses the students need to fulfill an elective work (seminar work). Elective works serve the independent way of dealing with the contents of the according elective course.
ObjectiveAim of this seminar work is to learn how to write a small thesis on a case study. This work should include a creative text, but also to obey certain rules, which turn a regular text into a scientific one.
Prerequisites / NoticeEnrollment on agreement with the lecturer only.

Specials: The thesis must be handed in before 31st May 2017.
063-0370-21LTheory of Urban Design (Thesis Elective) Information Restricted registration - show details W6 credits13AT. Avermaete
AbstractFollowing the seminar focusing on the urban history of Zurich a hypothesis and question should be posed. With the small academic writing this question should be answered.
ObjectiveThe main aim of this seminar is learning the scientific handling of theoretical texts on the city. These texts range from pamphlets, to commentaries and literary products.
Prerequisites / NoticeEnrollment on agreement with the lecturer only.
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