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International Exchange Program Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture, Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture Hochschule Luzern – Technik & Architektur
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Thank you for your interest in the bachelor’s program in Interior Architecture, which is part of the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture. First of all, we would like to introduce you to the city and its surroundings before telling you about our program in the following pages.Idyllically located on the shores of Lake Lucerne, locally known as the Vierwaldstät-tersee, with picturesque views of Alpine peaks, Lucerne is the largest city in central Switzerland and a hub of culture, tourism and education. Its attractions include a quaint historic city center with many traces from the Middle Ages and landmarks such as Mount Pilatus and Chapel Bridge. There is also a wide selection of cinemas, museums, theatres, restaurants, sports, parks, nature facilities and places to hike, not to mention the internationally renowned KKL Culture and Convention Center designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel featuring impressive concert halls, amazing musical events and spectacular rooftop views of the city and surroundings. Not only is the city easily navigated by bicycle, but also interconnected by an effici-ent, reliable and safe public transportation system within Switzerland being cen-trally located in Europe. Both international airports, one in Zurich and one in Basel, are less than one and one half hour travel time away.

We would be happy to welcome you to study in Lucerne!

STUDYING INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE IN LUCERNE

DEAR PROSPECTIVE INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS

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For further information about the bachelor’s program in Interior Architecture, please contact:

Thomas PlüssHead of the Bachelor`s Program in Interior ArchitectureTel. +41 (0)41 349 34 29E-Mail: [email protected]

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5 SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE

Study is modular in nature, enabling students to put together a program that accommodates personal interests and goals, including part- and full-time options. After completing a bachelor’s program, graduates can continue their studies and pursue master’s programs at another university anywhere in the world.

The School can be conveniently reached by public transportation, bicycle or car and is situated near the center of Lucerne in the suburb of Horw, which is close to the shores of Lake Lucerne.The Lucerne School of Engineering and Architec-ture is one of a total of six schools at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, which also includes the Business, Information Technology, Social Work, Art and Design and Music. Each School is pledged to cooperate with the other Schools in teaching and research. Thereby, stu-dents can complement the major field of study and broaden their horizons by choosing additional clas-ses from an interdisciplinary spectrum. While offe-ring all the advantages of a large institution, the University provides an intimate study atmosphere.

APPLIED INTELLIGENCE

The bachelor’s program in Interior Architecture is part of the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture, where «Applied Intelligence» is the basis of education. This means that theory is grounded in holistic thinking applied to real-life situations. Students are thereby provided with theo-retical and practical tools that can be immediately applied to solve complex problems in a way that not only is creative, but also entails an individual sense of social responsibility. With about 2,000 students and nearly 400 faculty members, the School offers bachelor’s programs in the following subjects at one location in Horw near the center of Lucerne:

· Bachelor of Arts in Architecture· Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture· Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering· Bachelor of Science in Building Technology· Bachelor of Science in Computer Science*· Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering· Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering· Bachelor of Science in Business Engineering Innovation· Bachelor of Science in Medical Engineering· Bachelor of Science in Energy Systems Engineering (conducted entirely in English)

The School is the only such school in Switzerland that offers bachelor’s programs in all the fields above at one location. There is extensive collabora-tion between the degree programs through shared topics, such as “Building as a System“ and “Energy Solutions”. From day one, all degree/bachelor’s pro-grams are based on innovative didactic concepts and authentic case studies.

Following a forward-thinking approach, the School exposes students to state-of-the-art technologies, which will continue to be relevant in the future. This includes involving students in research and deve-lopment projects with partner professional and industrial firms.

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INTERNAT IONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Background A long tradition of high quality craftsmanship has shaped the profession of interior architecture in Switzerland with educational programs being first launched at the end of the 19th century. During the first half of the 20th century, the approach was further developed on the basis of Modernist con-cepts especially borrowed from the Bauhaus and Werkbund movements, which broadened the field to address issues of industrial and mass production.

Today, the bachelor’s program in Interior Architec-ture at the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture continues this tradition with its empha-sis on the praxis, meaning that theory is aligned with actual approaches and trends of practicing professionals, as well as state-of-the-art construc-tion and manufacturing methods.

Interconnected with related degree programs, such as Architecture, Building Technology, and Business Engineering Innovation under such common maxims as “Building as a System” or “Energy Solu-tions”, Interior Architecture provides its students with the opportunity to be part of interdisciplinary study projects right from the beginning of the stu-dies and thereby actively encourages approaches characterized by diversity, one of the key factors of successful sustainable design.

Focus The program focuses on the design, planning and construction of the immediate or small scale envi-ronment of the human being. This entails aspects of use and functionality including ergonomics; haptic, spatial, visual and other levels of human perception and sensual experience, all in connection with notions of comfort, material characteristics and specific atmospheres; and, of course, building tech-nologies.

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Research As part of the School, the degree program encoura-ges close collaboration between students, teachers, researchers and partner firms through various pro-jects during the course of studies. The outcome is a key element of success not only for the School’s dif-ferent Competence Centers of research and making the education of students more practical, but also for providing new impulses for innovative develop-ments in association with the partner firms in rela-ted industries.

International Exchange Program and InternshipsThe fifth semester (advanced level) of the bachelor’s program in Interior Architecture has been designated as the primary semester for inter-national exchange and, if desired, can be completed entirely in English. A second option for international exchange is the fourth semester (intermediate level) which is offered in German. The total amount of possible credits which can be completed in one semester as part of the International Exchange Pro-gram is 21 to 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points.

Enabling particular insight into the everyday life of Swiss professional employment, a wide variety of educational projects combining one term of exchange study and a six-month internship in Swit-zerland are offered in collaboration with partner firms.

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MODULES

Modules of the degree program are usually one semester in duration, except for Intensive Week Courses. Some modules are compulsory, while elec-tives can be chosen from all types of modules, making it possible for students to tailor their curri-cula to meet personal interests and goals.There are four types of modules:

Core ModulesThese modules are aimed to develop competence in the key subjects and methods of interior architec-ture. Amounting to one half of the total credits required to qualify for the Bachelor degree, at least 90 ECTS points must be earned in core modules.

Project ModulesPosing challenging, real-life situations in the field of interior architecture, these modules are intended to support students in learning not only to meet pre-given parameters, but also to develop personal design approaches.

Related ModulesThese modules address a range of topics related to the field of interior architecture that are important to future employment.

Complementary (Minor) ModulesThese modules extend the scope of the interior architecture education and enable students to inte-grate their knowledge and skills into larger societal, cultural, ethical and economic contexts.

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Exchange semesters

Modules in English

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

CORE MODULES minimum requirement 90 ECTS Credits

Interior

Bauerneuerungund Umnutzung

Kunst und Architektur

RäumlicheVision

Farbe FlächeKörper Raum(in German)

Finishingsand Details(in English)

Bauerneuerungund Umsetzung

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Konzept, Programm und Organisation(in German)

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Raum und Wahrnehmung

Produkt, Design undInteraktion

Fall Semester taught in English

Spring Semester taught in German

Atmosphäre,Farbe, Lichtund Material(in German)

VisuelleKomposition

VisuelleGrund phänomene

Material, Haptik und Optik

Beleuchtung,Akustik und Klima(in German)

Struktur, Statikund Fügung

Grundlagen des Bauens

Werkstoff,Konstruktionund Ergonomie

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PROJECT MODULESminimum requirement 39 ECTS Credits

RELATED MODULESminimum requirement 15 ECTS Credits

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Human Building(in English)

Bachelor-Diplomarbeit

Interdisziplinärer Workshop(Blockwoche)

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Kommunikationund Raum

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3D-DesignArchitektur

Werkstatt: Holz, Metall (Blockwoche)

Study Trip(Intensive Week)

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IT-ToolsArchitektur

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Öffentlicher Innenraum(in German)

Modell und Prototyp

Entwurf und Konzept Innenraum

Bauten entdecken

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BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF MODULES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH ADVANCED LEVEL (FALL SEMESTER)

CORE MODULES

Interiors and Furnishings (6 ECTS Credits)Comprehensive investigation of dwelling and res-pective spatial concepts; the objective is to gain profound knowledge of the history of 20th century interiors and furnishings and recognize aspects resulting through their interdependent develop ment; students acquire concepts and methods for integrating newly-designed interventions within his-torically-defined interiors, develop appreciation and knowledge of the cultural conditions generating meaningful interior spaces, appropriate furniture, suitable fittings and coherent furnishings.

Finishings and Details (6 ECTS Credits)Study of aspects of finishing and detail in the const-ruction of interiors including surface treatment and joinery; analysis of the effects and importance of constructive elements and ways of making; know-ledge of specific properties of materials and const-ruction systems; sustainability and ecology of cons-truction materials, tactility, visual impact, building physics, and acoustics; construction site as didacti-cal space.

PROJECT MODULES

Human Building (6 ECTS Credits)Students methodically develop their own design approaches and concepts to create solutions for an actual interior architecture project down to small scale detailing and specific materialization; entails the use and representation of an institution and based upon an analysis of highly complex require-ments of operations and state-of-the-art technolo-gies.

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RELATED MODULES

Swissness – Swiss Language and Culture (3 ECTS Credits)Students develop their communication skills as well as learn to better understand Swiss politics, eco-nomy, society, language and culture; supports inte-gration and the development of inter- and transcul-tural appreciation; especially promotes further development of oral communication skills.

„Achtung! Die Schweiz“ (Switzerland in focus) (3 ECTS Credits)Focusing on Swiss architecture from 1945 to 1970, promotes a holistic understanding of a building as an interaction of technical aspects of production and construction, artistic expression and meaning within the specific cultural context of the immedi-ate period of strong economic growth in Switzer-land following World War II.

Study Trip (in German) (3 ECTS Credits)Students have the opportunity each semester to participate in a study trip organized by the bachelor’s program in Interior Architecture or Architecture. Each year the excursions visit a diffe-rent city or region in Europe and focus on a specific topic.

COMPLEMENTARY (MINOR) MODULES

Foreign Language A1 – C2 (English or German)(3 ECTS Credits)Expansion, development and enhancement of lan-guage skills with a focus on actively using the lan-guage, i.e. speaking and writing. This module is intended for non-native Swiss students and interna-tional exchange students from abroad.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

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Photographic Studio Interior Architecture students have free access to three professionally equipped workstations in the Photographic Studio, which they can use, e.g. to document their models. Preliminary training inclu-des an introduction to camera and studio tech-niques.

Materials Library In the field of interior architecture, the relationship between materials and components on the one hand, and spatial structures and surfaces on the other, are of primary importance. In teaching and research, the physical presence of materials acts as a stimulus for design development. The on-campus library of the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture contains not only an extensive collec-tion of material samples that are openly accessible, but also electronic data sheets, which can be down-loaded from www.materialarchiv.ch.

FabLab A branch of the worldwide linked FabLab is located directly on site at the Lucerne School of Enginee-ring and Architecture. All available options, such as use of a 3D printer, CNC dresser, laser cutter and hot wire cutter, can be booked and used for free or a small fee.

Buddy for Incoming Students Even before arrival at the Lucerne School of Engi-neering and Architecture, every new incoming inter-national exchange student is put in touch with a Swiss student already situated in the same study program. He/ she will support the incoming exchange student in making all of the arrangements necessary for living in Switzerland as well as for dealing with administrative issues concerning the upcoming study program. Buddies can also accom-pany new exchange students during leisure time to explore the fantastic landscape together and share in discovering the most recent interesting highlights of cultural life in Switzerland.

INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES

Interior Architecture Studio As place of learning, collaboration and exchange, the Interior Architecture studio is not only a class-room and workplace, but also the center point of student life on campus. Every student is free to use her or his own personal desk and storage 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The studio and related faci-lities are accessible by using the student ID card.

Wireless LAN, Plotters and Printers Students may log into the internet from anywhere on campus. The use of several plotters, printers and photocopiers in different formats is possible at a reasonable price and accessible also by using the student ID card.

Library Students may use books and other materials availa-ble in the extensive collection of the on-campus lib-rary. Requests for further materials from other sour-ces can be made through NEBIS (“Netzwerkbibliotheken Schweiz”), with delivery directly to the local on-campus library.

Model Workshop Interior Architecture students have special access to the Model Workshop aims, which is intended to help students in developing skills in three-dimensio-nal thinking, using models as part of the design pro-cess and craftsmanship. Working with prototypes at a scale of 1:1 is especially emphasized. The Model Workshop offers an extensive range of high quality hand tools and professional, high precision machi-nes for model making, woodworking and working with plastic materials. Also available for personal use are a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser and 3D prin-ters. Introductory courses are obligatory.

Color and Light Workshop In this workshop there are a variety of paint and material samples as well as lighting fixtures and units available to Interior Architecture students for use in testing their design concepts at a scale of 1:1. A short introductory course is obligatory.

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ORGANISAT ION

EXCHANGE STUDENT ADMISSION REQUIRE-MENTS AND PROCEDURES

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Application DeadlinesInternational Exchange Student applicants to the bachelor’s program in Interior Architecture from partner institutions should apply through the Inter-national Exchange Office of their own home univer-sity before April 30 for the fall semester or before October 31 for the spring semester. Other appli-cants can respectively apply according to the same schedule but through the International Office of the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture:

https://www.hslu.ch/en/lucerne-school-of-enginee-ring-architecture/degree-programmes/international/

Application ProcedureAs soon as you have notified either your home university or Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture about your interest in doing an exchange semester at our university, you will get close guideance through the whole application pro-cess.More detailed information to the following topic can be found under this link:

https://www.hslu.ch/en/lucerne-university-of-applied-sciences-and-arts/campus/living-in-lucerne/

· about Lucerne· accommodation· public transport· sports· scholarships· financial matters· academic calendar· insurance· visa, entry and residence permit

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ACTIVITIES AND EXPENSES

Leisure As already mentioned at the beginning of this bro-chure, the city of Lucerne has a great deal to offer and has long served as a hub for international visi-tors. Furthermore, the spectacular, pristine lands-capes, not to mention down-to-earth people, perso-nal safety and summer and winter sports in the Alps, make Switzerland one of the world’s most attractive destinations.

Sports The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts’ comprehensive sports and recreation program with activities such as badminton, soccer, biking and much more is open to all its students. For further information see (in German only): https://www.unilu.ch/uni-leben/sport/

Housing Reasonably-priced rooms and flats are available through an internet portal StuWoLuzern (“Verein Studentisches Wohnen Luzern”): http://stuwolu-zern.ch/index.php/en/; or by contacting the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture, Internatio-nal Exchange Office: [email protected]

Approximate Monthly Expenses Rent and food can be relatively expensive in Swit-zerland. Nevertheless, living expenses greatly depend on personal lifestyle. The following estimate is therefore intended as a general guideline:

Approximate Expenses CHF per MonthRent 600Food 400Health Insurance 200Public Transit 50Other Expenses (clothing, entertainment, etc.) 250

Total CHF 1,500

Detailled information will be provided by our Inter-national Office after definite approval of the application.

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CONTACT

Bachelor`s Program in Interior Architecture

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and ArtsSchool of Engineering and Architecture

Technikumstrasse 21CH-6048 Horw/ Lucerne, Switzerland

Thomas Plüss Head of Bachelor`s Program in Interior ArchitectureT direct +41 41 349 39 [email protected]


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