37411 - Study Project 2 Modulübersicht

Module Number: 37411
Module Title:Study Project 2
  Studienprojekt 2
Department: Faculty 6 - Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Planning
Responsible Staff Member:
  • Dr. phil. Rudolff, Britta
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: Every semester
Credits: 12
Learning Outcome:This module will enable students to apply the skills and knowledge they have acquired from the courses of the World Heritage Studies curriculum into the context of a specific heritage site.

Students will carry out in-depth analysis on a chosen topic in relation to a cultural or natural heritage property. The interdisciplinary approach will allow them to examine the site not in an isolated context, but in relation to a wide range of stakeholders. Students will learn how to identify threats and opportunities, as well as how to plan and prioritize project tasks. The study project will enable students to develop, through individual and team work, innovative concepts and strategies for the protection and promotion of heritage sites.

Students will develop skills and competencies that are required in heritage projects: scientific research and analysis skills, communication skills, problem-solving skills, competencies for concept development and project management.
Contents:The study project has an interdisciplinary approach and focuses on a wide range of topics and study areas. The project must be completed within one semester, during which the students are expected to acquire and enhance the knowledge of the subject by means of intensive research both in class and in the course of independent work (group and individual). By the end of the semester, students are expected to develop their own approaches and ideas for particular topics related to the project. Elaborated strategies, guidelines and ideas have to be presented in a final report.

The study project combines various teaching and learning methods, which may include:
  • Seminars,
  • Lectures,
  • Individual study,
  • Group work,
  • Workshops,
  • Presentations,
  • Field trips,
  • Work with relevant databases,
  • Interviews,
  • Research
The number of teaching hours per week per semester (SWS) will depend on the project-specific teaching and learning methods. They will usually range from 2 to 4 SWS. .

Thematically, study projects cover a wide range of topics related to cultural and natural heritage. These include:
  • Conservation and management of heritage sites,
  • Tourism management,
  • Rehabilitation of historic sites and regions,
  • Landscape planning,
  • Landscape archaeology,
  • Art history,
  • Museums,
  • Urban planning,
  • Interpretation and presentation of heritage sites,
  • Nomination of sites on the World Heritage List,
  • Project management.
A list of the study projects offered each semester is announced to the students by the respective teaching staff in advance. The students choose among the available options and sign up for the project which best suits their personal research interests.
Recommended Prerequisites:Modules 37407 Introduction / Coaching and 37408 World Heritage Studies - Body of Knowledge
Mandatory Prerequisites:None
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Study project / 6 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Self organised studies / 270 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:Depending on the focus of the project
Module Examination:Continuous Assessment (MCA)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:
  • Interim Presentation/s on the subject oft he study project (possible formats: individual or group presentations, excursion report, poster presentation, simulation, interview) – usually 50 % of the grade
  • Study Project (possible formats: report, seminar paper, portfolio, essay, case study) – usually 50 % of the grade
Number, format and weighting of partial performance/s for the module examination (module grade) are announced in the respective seminar.
Evaluation of Module Examination:Performance Verification – graded
Limited Number of Participants:None
Part of the Study Programme:
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Architektur / keine PO
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Environmental and Resource Management / keine PO
  • Abschluss im Ausland / World Heritage Studies / keine PO
  • Master (research-oriented) / World Heritage Studies / PO 2008
  • Master (research-oriented) - Double Degree / World Heritage Studies / PO 2008
  • Master (research-oriented) - Double Degree / World Heritage Studies / PO 2021
Remarks:Taking into consideration the above-mentioned prerequisites, students are expected to enroll in Study Projects 1 and 2 during the 2nd and 3rd semester of their studies respectively. However, should a student prefer to take both Study Projects within one semester (either 2nd, or 3rd), this option is possible as well.

Please, note that plagiarism (copying from other sources without properly acknowledging these sources in the text and/ or bibliography) is considered a serious breach of academic working standards in Germany. In case of proven plagiarism the student will fail the course and excluded from further assessments in the respective semester (cf. §16, par. 6 of the BTU General Examination and Study Regulations for Master Programmes, as of December 21, 2010).
Module Components:One of offered projects
Components to be offered in the Current Semester: