Master Architektur und Umwelt


Program Description

The professional study course Master Green Architecture (taught in English) is being offered by the Wismar University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business, and Design (Germany).

The professional study course Master Green Architecture (taught in English) is being offered by the Wismar University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business, and Design (Germany).

The aim of our Master Green Architecture is to provide the tools and the technical knowledge necessary for understanding complex 'ecological building' design. The inter-university degree program provides knowledge about ecosystems, sustainable technical cycles, urban and building ecology, in particular energy-saving and building construction, planning, and design aspects. This will enable you to how to apply scientific methods to convey and develop your own ideas independently in the USA and abroad. Our professors and lecturers are themselves practicing architects, scientists and researchers from a variety of universities and research institutes, bringing with them innovative research and academic experience.

The compulsory seminars will be held over one week each semester. Students that are attending will need to travel to the following locations: Wismar, Berlin, Düsseldorf, and Freiburg.

After graduating in this program the students will achieve the international accredited degree Master of Science (M.Sc.).

Career options

Would you like to be a part of our interdisciplinary and team-oriented master program and learn how to design a good architecture worldwide, by considering our environment?

Intention and Goal

The theme building and environment have become one of the most important topics regarding the future of building also in the USA. It is deemed essential in the rapidly growing cities with large, mostly underdeveloped infrastructure, as well as in developed regions, which are often elaborately constructed, yet incorporate no sustainable concepts which value the environment. The goal, to establish and reinforce sustainable and holistically considered standards of practice, requires necessary changes to the whole planning and building process.

Salient features

The state-recognized "Master of Science" degree will provide you with multiple career opportunities and promotion prospects, as an employee or as an independent practitioner.

Professional Fields of Work

Specialists are increasingly sought after in both the commercial and public environments, for the promotion of large building projects, as well as in the private sector, for smaller development requests. The areas of work range from master planning of cities and regional developments, to building design and the application of materials.


Would you like to learn more about building lifetime design and know-how to develop holistic ecological concepts for buildings as well as urban areas?

The Master Green Architecture (taught in English) is concerned with the fundamental aspects of sustainable, ecological planning and construction.

In the third semester, you can further extend your knowledge by electing to specialize, in the subject areas of ecological urban design or design with existing structures.

1. General Sciences
Presentation and Design
Planning and design within existing buildings
2. Energy-efficient Architecture
Planning and design: new buildings, Design Project I
Resource-efficient, Low-pollutant Architecture
Architecture and Environment
3. Specialisation A: Urban Planning, Design Project II
Specialisation B: Refurbishment, Design Project II
4. Master’s Seminar
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Would you like to be a part of our international group of professors and students and visit relevant and state of the art sustainable buildings in Germany?

The Master Green Architecture is a part-time and career-integrated study program comprising of a standard four semesters of study.

Self-directed study is combined with on-campus seminars (attended in person) and online lectures in the form of video conferences. The program is conceptualized to allow the students to structure their own study schedule. The obligatory workshop seminars will be held over one week per semester.

Attendees will need to travel to our national locations: Wismar, Berlin, Düsseldorf, and Freiburg.

The supplementary video conferences will take place during the semester between the on-campus seminars. During the video conferences, you will have the possibility to discuss with your lecturers' fundamental questions, design-related queries, or any other matters.

With such an organizational structure we assure optimal compatibility of your studies with your professional activities.

Admission Requirement

The Master Green Architecture is a further education program. To be admitted to our program you need to meet the following requirements:

  • academic degree (Bachelor's, Master's, Diploma) in Architecture completed with a minimum of 180 credit points obtained from a national or international university, and
  • at least one year of professional work experience within the related field after completing your academic degree.

Please contact us to discuss in detail the admission requirements related to your personal situation.

Expenses and Financing

The tuition fee of 3,950 EUR (approx. 4.600 USD) per semester includes:

  • teaching and examination costs
  • costs of the Master Thesis
  • studying material
  • event catering
  • costs for excursions during seminars
  • as well as accommodation expenses during the seminars

You can also pay the semester fee in monthly installments. We are happy to discuss this with you individually.

There are a variety of sources of funding available depending on your nationality, employment, and other factors.

Private Financing

Our distance learning course is structured to meet the needs of working professionals, so you can complete your studies while maintaining your professional and financial stability. In many countries, the government promotes your further education through individual tax incentives. Depending on your individual income and your professional situation, you can claim the expenses of the program as a tax-deductible expense where you may be able to receive total or partial reimbursement. For more detailed information, please contact your tax consultant or your local tax office.

Financing by the Employer

Many companies support the further education of their employees by granting a leave of absence or financial support. Within your work contract, there may also be the possibility to integrate your qualification aims into a personal development program.

No Scholarships

WINGS and the University of Wismar do not provide any scholarships. But we can assist you when you require help in obtaining.


The distance learning program Master Green Architecture is accredited by ASIIN.

Accreditation of the Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree supports the possibility of entry into higher civil service careers and your rights to a promotion.

Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

WINGS Professional Studies as a subsidiary company of Wismar University offers part-time studies and certified further education for professionals in the USA. The study programs are offered in the fie ... Read More

WINGS Professional Studies as a subsidiary company of Wismar University offers part-time studies and certified further education for professionals in the USA. The study programs are offered in the fields of business, technology, and design. Well-known international courses of study are, for example, Master Lighting Design and Management or Master Green Architecture. You can obtain an academic qualification, such as a Bachelor’s, Diploma or Master’s degree. The professional study center at Wismar University was founded in 1952. WINGS was built upon this and was set up in 2004. The primary tasks are to develop, organize and market part-time and further educational programs under the academic guidance of Wismar University. Read less