Structure and content
Structure of the study programme
The subject study programme consists of fourmodule groups with different objectives, fundamentals, in-depth studies/ advanced modules, profiling and Master's thesis with a topic and professor of your choice (who is also authorized and teaching on this Masters program, see below).
In the first study section, students take eight or nine from a total of 15 basic modules. These modules are intended to supplement existing knowledge in order to create a foundation for subsequent deepening and application.
In the next section, electives are taken in three in-depth modules (out of eight possible) and three consecutive profiling (specialisation) modules(depending on previous choices for advanced module ) , which allow students to choose between several subject fields in which they can acquire in-depth knowledge, in-depth assessment skills and practical and applied competence while developing their own research approaches.
Module group: basics
Students receive introductions to subjects relevant to the application of digital technologies in heritage conservation. In the basics modules you should acquire 45 ECTS (credit points). Each of the modules has 5 ECTS , with the exception of GL-6 (10 ECTS).
- M-DDT-GL-1 Introduction to Digital Technologies in Heritage Conservation
- M-DDT-GL-2 Principles and Theories of Heritage Conservation and their Significance for Digital Heritage Technologies
- M-DDT-GL-3 Historic Building/Wooden Constructions
- M-DDT-GL-4 Technical Drawing and Computer-aided Design (CAD)
- M-DDT-GL-5 Computer Science for Students from the Humanities
- M-DDT-GL-6 Digital Object Recording and Digital Imaging Technologies
- M-DDT-GL-7 Digital Archiving and Digital Humanities
- M-DDT-GL-8 Introduction to Building Preservation Sciences
- M-DDT-GL-9 Building Physics for Heritage Buildings
- M-DDT-GL-10 Historic Materials and Introduction to Structural Engineering
- M-DDT-GL-11 Signal Analysis and Measurement Technology
- M-DDT-GL-12 Digital Modelling of 3D Spatial Data and Data Analysis
- M-DDT-GL-13 Introduction to History of Architecture and Building.
- M-DDT-GL 14 Tender and Awarding in Construction/ HOAI/ Heritage Law
- M-DDT-GL 15 As-built drawing of historic buildings
The modules M-DDT-GL-1 Introduction to Digital Technologies in Heritage Conservation, M-DDT-GL-2 Principles and Theories of Heritage Conservation and their Significance for Digital Heritage Technologies and M-DDT-GL-15 As-built drawing of historic buildings are compulsory modules, all others are elective. These three modules provide an overview of the subjects involved in the degree programme as well as a foundation for acquiring more specialist knowledge in of Digital Technologies in Heritage Conservation.
Module group: advanced/ in-depth
Students choose three modules from the following and think about consecutive profiling modules. You should acquire 15 ECTS (credit points) in the advanced courses valid 5 ECTS each.
- M-DDT-V-1 Digital Modelling and Building Information Modelling 1
- M-DDT-V-2 Structural Analysis / Structural Maintenance / Structural Simulation 1
- M-DDT-V-3 Monitoring and Digital System Analysis 1
- M-DDT-V-4 Building Physics Assessment and Rehabilitation 1
- M-DDT-V-5 Methods in Building Preservation Sciences 1
- M-DDT-V-6 Architectural Design and Layout 1
- M-DDT-V-7 Programming for Humanities Students
- M-DDT-V-8 Web Technologies
At the same time, this also determines the associated subject orientation in the practice- and research-oriented profiling (specialisation) modules. The in-depth modules prepare the students for the advanced content in the profiling modules.
Module group: profiling / specialisation
Students choose three modules from a range of options that match the specialisation courses they have completed. You should acquire 30 ECTS (credit points) . Each profiling module has 10 ECTS and is dependent on the advanced module taken beforehand, with the exception of P-7, P-8 und P-9.
- M-DDT-P-1 Digital Modelling and Building Information Modelling 2
- M-DDT-P-2 Structural Analysis / Structural Maintenance / Structural Simulation 2
- M-DDT-P-3 Monitoring and Digital System Analysis 2
- M-DDT-P-4 Building Physics Assessment and Rehabilitation 2
- M-DDT-P-5 Methods in Building Preservation Sciences 2
- M-DDT-P-6 Architectural Design and Layout 2
- M-DDT-P-7 Media Informatics for DTHC
- M-DDT-P-8 Computer Graphics and Animation for DTHC
- M-DDT-P-9 Digital Libraries and Social Computing
In the profiling modules, digital technologies are applied to practical examples from current research. The aim is to acquire assessment, application and networking skills and independent working practice.
Module group: Master thesis
A Master’s thesis is a compulsory part of the Digital Technologies in Heritage Conservation Master's programme. This usually takes place in the fourth semester and is credited with 25 ECTS. In addition, there is the M-DDT-MM Methodologies for the Master Thesis and Science Communication module, worth 5 ECTS. The supervision of the Master's thesis can be carried out by specific teaching professors or subject representative of the Master's programme "Digital Technologies in Heritage Conservation" who is authorised to conduct examinations.
The thesis topic should be oriented towards the study programme and involve the object-oriented application (i.e. oriented towards heritage buildings or artefacts) of technologies and methods that the student has become acquainted with, acquired and/or deepened during the Master's programme Digital Technologies in Heritage Conservation. The Master's thesis demonstrates the implementation of the newly acquired professional competences and involves an in depth application of one or more of the topics taught in the Digital Technologies in Heritage Conservation Master's programme. It must include a technological or informatics component or the use of digital technologies or methods.
An overview of our current and completed theses can be found here.