Experience through Damage


The elective module 'Experience through Damage' is during every summer semester. The course 'Experience through Damage' teaches students how to detect causes of damage, analyze the damage and methods of rectifying damage. The course topics are linked to current research and include multiple types of material. In addition, students will see examples of damage and restoration as well as material testing and sampling. The course content can be divided into the following:

  • Demonstration and explanation of damage examples
  • Typical damage types
  • Methods of analyzing and rectifying damage
  • Student project work on damage example with presentation
  • Practice lectures and short excursions

Learning Outcomes

After participating in the elective module 'Experience through Damage', students will be able to detect the cause of damage as well as analyze and utilize methods for rectifying damage. In addition, students will be able to utilize criteria for the choice of building materials, components and types as well as depict the interaction between people and buildings.


Coordination: Christine Hani

Lecture: see Moodle course

Exercise: see Moodle course

Consultation hours: by arrangement

Semesterinformation: see Moodle course

Other: The content of the project work consists of the application of the teaching content and the independent preparation of a damage report. Each group is assigned an area of the building. The maximum of attendents will be announced on the introduction lecture.

Study Material

Study Material on moodle.tum.de

Registration on campus.tum.de