Three partner institutions offer the Joint Master of Architecture course:
the Bern University of Applied Sciences for Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering (BUAS), the Western Switzerland University of Applied Sciences College of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (EIA-FR) and the Geneva Institute of technology, architecture and landscape (hepia-ge).
Students exchange and debate ideas in two different cultural settings with multilingual teaching in German, French, English and with intercultural mobility. The Joint Master of Architecture course is unique in Switzerland, thanks to this interlinking of diverse personalities, ideas and approaches. The course coaches students to act independently and responsibly in a complex environment that requires the qualities of transdisciplinary analysis, design and leadership, as well as the ability to find reative approaches and solutions – and put these into practice.
Learning by experience is cyclical, moving between theory and research. The course gives students a grasp of economics, technical issues, society and ethics, enabling students to work in multidisciplinary teams and take on leadership. A Master of Arts in Architecture degree opens doors to work in design and construction, planning, teaching, research, industry and administration. Moreover, an internationally recognised title is often essential.