Universität Stuttgart - Architektur & Stadtplanung

M.Sc. "Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research (ITECH)"


The M.Sc. Programme Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research is a multidisciplinary, research-oriented, experiment-based programme shaped around contemporary aspects of the built environment and practice.

The goal of the ITECH programme is to prepare students from different disciplines for the continuing advancement of technological and computational processes in architecture, as they merge the fields of design, engineering, construction and natural sciences. Coupling an intensive, critical and analytical approach to computational design, simulation and fabrication, the ITECH programme is focused on challenging the design space boundaries of current architectural and engineering practice. It seeks to provoke a re-examination of techniques, practices and theories of design in relation to the fields of engineering, robotics, digital manufacturing, material science and biology.

The 2 year professional masters degree programme is open to both local and international students with a recognized Bachelor degree in architecture (or architectural science), urban planning, civil engineering, biology or biomimetics, environmental engineering or similar engineering or natural science degrees.

All program courses are instructed in English. The application is portfolio based, specific requirements and the official application forms can be found here.


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Ansprechpartner M.Sc. ITECH


Prof. Jan Knippers


Prof. Achim Menges

E-mail: itech(at)icd.uni-stuttgart(dot)de



Der Studiengang hält die Vorgaben zur Qualitätsentwicklung und -sicherung ein und wurde offiziell vom "Organ für Akkreditierung und Qualitätssicherung (OAQ)" systemakkreditiert.

Das OAQ sichert und fördert die Qualität von Lehre und Forschung an den Hochschulen. Es ist unabhängig, arbeitet mit international anerkannten Methoden und kann auf das Wissen und die Erfahrungen von renommierten Expertinnen und Experten zurückgreifen.