Technische Universität Berlin
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Kultur und Technik / Sprache und Kommunikation, B. A.

Program overview

The bachelor’s program in Culture and Technology provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the complex interrelation between these two areas. The core subject Language and Communication introduces you to theoretical and experimental language and speech analysis. The curriculum particularly focuses on the social, cognitive, and emotive functions of language and communication in different social areas including media.

In the general component of the curriculum, you learn the technical, methodological, and social skills needed to understand the mental, social, and material dimensions of the modern world and their correlation. You learn to bridge the gap between the humanities and cultural studies and natural and technical sciences and to understand the position science holds in society from a transdisciplinary perspective.

DegreeBachelor of Arts
Standard period of study 6 semesters
Credit points180
Program start Winter semester
Admission Restricted admission
Language of instruction German

Admission requirements

As for every other bachelor’s degree program at TU Berlin, applicants must possess a university entrance qualification certificate to apply. Generally, the Abitur serves as the university entrance qualification certificate. If you do not have a formal university entrance qualification, you may still be able to study at TU Berlin if you can provide proof of certain professional qualifications

The bachelor’s program in Culture and Technology with the core subject Language and Communication is taught in German. If you are applying with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must provide proof of German skills at a specific level. This is a prerequisite for admission.

Knowledge of English is useful as some courses and professional literature are offered in English. However, this is not a condition for admission to studies.

Program structure

The bachelor's program is divided into four areas:

•   the core subject Language and Communication, including the bachelor’s thesis (60 credit points),

•   interdisciplinary studies (60 credit points),

•   professional orientation (30 credit points), and

•   elective (30 credit points).

As the elective component allows you to create your own area of focus, it is assigned a significant number of credit points and is particularly important to the curriculum. 

There is a proposed course schedule for the degree program. It contains examples of when to take certain modules and is a recommendation for how to complete the degree program within the standard period of study of six semesters. While this proposed course schedule is ideal on paper, it is not mandatory. It is simply an example of how to successfully schedule and shape your studies. You can find the course schedule in the program’s study and examination regulations.

Examination regulations

Content and modules

The bachelor’s degree program in Culture and Technology consists of modules combining curriculum content on a specific topic and includes various study and teaching formats such as seminars, lectures, excursions, and practical projects. Students are required to earn a specific number of credit points and complete certain coursework and assessments in each module. 

A current overview of all modules in the program is available in TU Berlin’s module transfer system (MTS). The MTS also provides an overview of which modules are mandatory for your degree program and which are elective. Detailed module descriptions provide information on the content, learning outcomes, participation requirements, workload, assessment methods, and much more. 

The module catalogue is based on the study and exam regulations. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants.

To module database

Internships

During the program it is possible to complete internships in the compulsory elective component to help guide your professional orientation. These can last between 4 and 8 weeks. You can receive credit for a total of 16 weeks for any internships completed.

All information about internships during the bachelor's program are summarized on the info sheet.


Stays abroad

The degree program is designed to enable you to incorporate a stay abroad into your studies while remaining within the standard period of study. The study abroad officer in the faculty will assist you with selecting a university and creating a course schedule.

Acquired skills

The bachelor’s program teaches you all the basic principles necessary for a comprehensive understanding of the complex relationship between culture and technology. You are able to understand, describe, analyze, and evaluate the systematic relationship and historical development of these two fields.

The interdisciplinary nature of science and the integration of society play an important role in the study program. Depending on your area of focus in the interdisciplinary studies component, you are familiar with different approaches to nature and experience, with the relationships between perception and worldviews, and the charged relationship between text and knowledge, the modernization of the world, or the relationship between gender, knowledge, and society.

Your core subject also shapes your personal profile. Here you acquire the skills to interpret the modern world and its historical genesis from different perspectives using specific methods. In the core subject Language and Communication, you acquire a broad knowledge about the areas and methods of language and communication science. Graduates are able to use their knowledge about language structure and the processes of producing and receiving language to explore practical questions and appropriately present the results competently and professionally.

After your studies

As a graduate of the program in Culture and Technology with the core subject Language and Communication you have many options: You can pursue a consecutive master’s degree in Language and Communication or Media Studies to advance and specialize your skills or begin work directly. Additionally, you are qualified for all fields in which communication between culture and technology is required, for instance between cultural institutions and the modern technical-scientific world. This includes work in companies, organizations, scientific institutions, cultural and educational institutions, and politics and media.

Further information & downloads

Guidance and choosing the right degree program: Academic Advising Service

Questions about the degree program: Course Guidance

General questions: Student Info Services

Application and enrollment: Office of Student Affairs – Undergraduate Admissions

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board

Handbook about the bachelor's degree programs in Culture and Technology