International Centre for Physical Land Resources
The programme of the second cycle leading up to the degree in engineering: architecture concentrates on workshop activities, supported by the three pillars of architecture degree: design, construction engineering and the scientific theory of architecture. The training seeks to provide graduates with "professional competence", based on cultural and social foundations as well as technical know-how. The synthesizing design activity is fed by formal lectures and seminars offering the theoretical basics involved in the design process. Through seminars students prepare themselves, both in method and content, for the graduation work. Although the basic package continues to cover all aspects, the students may now chart and developfurther their own individual curriculum through elective courses. In his graduation work the student works out a design or research issue independently under the supervision of a scientific staff. The results of the graduation work are publicly presented at an end colloquium.