Training at the HFT Stuttgart is traditionally characterised by a strong connection to professional practice. This applies in particular to the Faculty of Architecture and Design, whose members are engaged in practical work with their buildings, competition entries, expert opinions and more, both nationally and internationally. Numerous tutors and guest lecturers maintain an intensive real-world orientation with architectural, design and specialist engineer offices, with building authorities and research institutions. This expertise sees its direct application as an essential basis for teaching in project work and case studies.
Practical relevance of the ClimateEngineering course is strengthened through projects with partners from industry, trade, social and cultural institutions. In part-time assignments the programme’s professors work on projects at the intersection of research/development and real-world application. This results in practice-oriented teaching throughout the entire programme. Modules with a particularly high practical relevance involve tutors from engineering offices, administrations and institutes.
The programme comprises of several projects that are linked to practical tasks and real-world construction projects – most notably in the two modules ‘Integrated Project 1 and 2’ in the programme’s main section, and in the module ‘Building Renovation and Total Energy Efficiency of Buildings’. The ‘Supervised External Project’ (internship semester) is also generally completed in cooperation with external companies and institutions. These contacts to real-world application often result in topics for semester and bachelor theses, that are linked to questions from practical projects or from research. Periodic, specially organised meetings of involved parties, also in cooperation with other faculties and programmes, bring the programme's practitioners, teachers and students together. These include 'Case Study Day', an annual public event by the programme, but also events of other programmes and faculties.