Concept of the Master Program
The master program is a non-consecutive post graduate course, parallel to professional life.It is established to create a reliable standard of education in the field of textile building. The information of this building method are concentrated , as well as the information about research and development. Safe standards of application can be created worldwide. The aim is to educate architects and engineers to design, bild, erect, calculate and maintain wide span light weight structures.
The Master Program is divided into four terms consisting of mandatory modules, optional modules, internship and Master Thesis. There will be one active period per term that lasts about one week. The remaining part will be held as internet seminar and homework. To pass the program a total number of 60 Credits has to be achieved. It is held in English language only.
The lecturers, international specialists in the field of textile constructions, impart knowledge and proficiency to the students so that they are able to design, to calculate, to detail, to build and to keep textile constructions. The special economical and forensic basic conditions will also be integrated.
With successful completion of the study course the academic Degree Master of Engineering in Membrane Structures will be given.
Besides the academic master program for Membrane Structures the IMS e.V. offers people with non-academic background the possibility to participate in the advanced professional training program “Archineer® Membrane Structures”.
Archineer® is a protected, international registered trade mark, exclusively licensed through the IMS, granted to graduates of the Archineer® Membrane Structures program of the IMS only.
Interested people without academic study background, preferable with work experience in textile building, can participate at the program as guest students of the Anhalt University in Dessau. The advanced professional training program takes part together with the academic Master course for Membrane Structures and contains the same lectures. Like the Master program the Archineer® program is an international distance learning course which is held parallel to professional life in English language only.
Guest students finish the course with the title Archineer® Membrane Structures awarded by the IMS. The academic students get granted the title Archineer® in addition to their Master´s degree.