Cert. Archineer® program at Anhalt University /IMS e.V.

Twice a year, in March and September, IMS organizes the attendance weeks for our master students and Archineer® education. However, some students cannot participate in the entire program due to lack of time, since this program and all the studying for the master and Archineer® degree take place in parallel to their regular businesses.


Cert. Archineer®
Anhalt Universtiy Certificate in Membrane Structures

Aim of the program

The Cert. Archineer® Study Program is an advanced professional training in order to impart a concentrated overview in the field of textile building to architects, engineers and craftsmen. Main aim of this program is to provide knowledge and proficiency in designing and detailing of membrane and lightweight structures. The short and intensive study allows participants next to professional life to achieve a universal understanding for the entire process of textile building. Last but not least participants benefit from the exchange of experiences with architects and engineers from all over the world.

Target group:

The course basically is addressed to students and professionals in the fields of architecture and engineering as well as to craftsmen and managers connected to membrane and lightweight structure building.

Admission requirements:

A level, admission to the university

Exceptionally craftsmen with proven experience in the field of membrane- and lightweight structure backgrounds can be accepted on individual permission.


Extra-occupational study program with 2 short attendance times at Anhalt University, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany:
1st seminar: two attendance weeks in March

Main content:

  • Membrane Concepts and Architecture
  • Membrane Program and CAD Software
  • Mechanical and Physical Properties and Structural Engineering

2nd seminar: one attendance week in September

Main content:

  • Structural Design and Detail
  • Structural Design Concepts (Dimensioning)
  • Pneumatic- and Retractable Structures


Home work between the two attendance weeks and oral examination

Language: English

Credits: 15 ECTS in total

All participants will receive certificates for the membrane structures program of IMS e.V., confirming the undertaken modules of the course.

Notably: Participants have the possibility to extend the program up tho the full Master in Membrane Structures. Already finished modules will be acknowledged. More information about the master program you find here.


To apply for participation in the Archineer Certificate program please contact heike.kleine@remove-this.ims-institute.org. There are no further application requirements.

Registration form

Fees and payment

Processing fee:   300 EUR

Seminar 1:       2.000 EUR

Seminar 2:       1.200 EUR

Study fee total: 3.500 EUR

For processing of the application each seminar applicant is charged a fee of 300 EUR.

International money transfers can be expensive. We suggest using PayPal (including an additional transfer fee of € 5,00) to transfer the fee and avoid any additional banking costs. Thank you very much for your cooperation.

Otherwise you may transfer the processing fee to the following bank account:

Payee: IMS e.V.

Credit Institution: Sparda-Bank Augsburg eG


IBAN: DE37 7209 05000 100 793990

Reason for payment: Processing Fee

After successful enrollment we will send an invoice for the tuition fee of the booked seminar about 4 weeks prior to the start of the current active period.

In case of cancellation at some point in time after enrollment, 50% of the remaining costs of the course have to be paid. Money already paid cannot be refunded at all.

The course will only take place if a minimum number of 15 participants are secured. The application remains valid for the next course term. Should the applicant drop out, the processing fee will be lost.


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