In this section, we provide information about degree programmes, subject areas, teaching modules and formats at the TU Berlin- Additionally, we refer to specific courses that are transdisciplinary and transformative. We refer to both once offered and regularly offered events and diverse formats. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to distribute or receive information.

Design & Computation

Inter-university, interdisciplinary, research-oriented Master’s programme between TU Berlin and UdK Berlin

Since the turn of the last millennium at the latest, a permanently progressive penetration of far-reaching areas of life by technological applications can be observed in industrialised societies, which can be traced back to findings from basic research, some of which has been going on for decades. This “metatrend” of accelerated, digitally coordinated mechanisation is shaping large areas of human productivity in a very direct, albeit different way, including the engineering sciences (mechanical engineering, materials research, civil engineering, etc.) and the classical design disciplines (product and fashion design, visual communication, architecture, etc.). This development places fundamentally new demands on graduates from these fields, as well as on university teaching.

The Master’s programme Design & Computation, developed in cooperation between the TU Berlin and UdK Berlin, is aimed at graduates of undergraduate programmes in the fields of design, art, engineering, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences.

Graduates of the Master’s programme are trained in the application of new technologies in the design process and in the differentiated examination of central problems of an increasingly globalised and technologised world. They possess a flexible mindset that transcends disciplinary boundaries, enabling them to move confidently in transdisciplinary research contexts as well as to act confidently as initiators and masterminds of private ventures.

For more information, please visit www.design-computation.berlin.

Natural Building Lab: Transformation to a post-fossil society

The Natural Building Lab is a department at TU Berlin that focuses on natural building materials and our transformation to a post-fossil society. The courses offered are often experimental and transformative in nature.

For more information, please visit: https://www.nbl.berlin/

Campus Re:

Campus Re: is an inter- and transdisciplinary consultation process of the TU Berlin on the question of building renovation and further development of the Charlottenburg university campus. It brings together teaching projects from different departments that, in cooperation with alumni, TU spin-offs and representatives from politics, business, culture and civil society, consider potentials, utopias, solution scenarios and development perspectives for the TU Berlin locations.

You can find more information at https://www.tu-berlin.de/index.php?id=218986