Membrane Structures (distance learning) (M. Eng.)

Department Architecture, Facility Management and Geoinformation

Course content and objectives

The Master and Archineer® program is a career-integrated, distance learning program held in English language only. It was established to create a reliable standard of education in the field of textile building. The aim of the program is to educate architects and engineers to design, build, erect, calculate, and maintain wide span lightweight structures. The Master and Archineer® program started in 2006 for the first time and has become very successful. More than 300 students from all over the world have already completed the program. Each summer semester, a new master’s program in Membrane Structures begins. The program consists of three study terms each containing of phases of attendance and additional support via internet for the distance-learning phases. The fourth semester is dedicated to the master’s thesis. During the phases of attendance, basics and skills will be taught as a foundation for the phases of distance learning afterwards. The entire study is characterized by a strict practical orientation enforced by the members of the lecturers, who are international specialists working in the field of textile building.


  • University Degree

    A qualified university degree in the degree courses of civil engineering, architecture, geoinformatics, mechanical engineering, textile engineering or comparable degree courses with a standard course length of 8 semesters (240 ECTS) is required.
    Prospective students with a non-academic background also can apply for the program. They can participate as guest students of Anhalt University. After successful completion of the program the non-academic title “Archineer® Membrane Structures” is granted. The application process for the Archineer® program is the same as that for the master’s program students.

  • Language Skills

    English language proficiency with language standard B2 (Common European Framework of Reference). An evidenced graduation from an English-medium college or university is also accepted.

  • Work Experience

    At least one year of professional work experience is required.