Become a certified expert in membrane structures

Academic Program in cooperation with Anhalt University in Dessau, Germany - home of the famous Bauhaus

WELCOME to the IMS Bauhaus® Archineer® Institutes

offering in cooperation with Anhalt University in Dessau/Germany a worldwide unique academic program in membrane and lightweight structures: structural membrane design and engineering, textile-, tensile- and cushion constructions, lightweight membranes and architectural fabrics.

Lecturers, international specialists in the field of textile constructions, impart knowledge and proficiency to the students, so that they will be able to design, calculate, detail, build and keep textile constructions.


Modern e-learning and e-tutoring, as well as brief attendance periods, ensure that combining the course with your job is ideal.

Real experts

Excellent lecturers from leading universities, research institutes and engineering firms will give you deep insight in state-of-the-art membrane engineering

Open to all

Globally unique courses in membrane engineering from a single-term Archineer® certificate to a full master in four terms.

Academic Programs

Master Eng. membrane structures

Anhalt University, IMS BAUHAUS®,

Postgraduate academic master program for students with bachelor degree in architecture or building construction engineering,
distance learning

Next start: March 12, 2021 first semester online, only, no attendance weeks because of COVID-19

Archineer® certificate study program

Anhalt University, IMS BAUHAUS®,

Compact, university certificate program for professionals and students, looking for fundamental know-how in designing and engineering of membrane constructions,
next to professional life

Next start: March 12, 2021 first semester online, only, no attendance weeks because of COVID-19

TENSILE intense
Certificate in

Anhalt University, IMS BAUHAUS®,

One week program providing a concentrated overview of the entrire process of building a membrane or lightweight structure from the design to the erection

Next course: September 18-25, 2021

Students about IMS


MS course in Dessau is definitely one of the best places in the world to learn about membrane structures. It offers a fusion of all important elements one great learning process should have: expert teachers, contact with the industry, and hands-on exercises. All of this with a great support from the wonderful staff working in Dessau. Classes start with the very basics of membrane structures, so everyone is one the similar level of knowledge when the harder lessons begin. I am personally very happy that I had a chance to participate in this course and meet many colleagues interested in membranes. In addition, I really had a great time in Dessau.everybody!!!"

Vuk Milosevic, Serbia Alumni 2017, M.Eng. and Archineer® Membrane Structures

“It is one of the most amazing experiences that I have ever passed through; the technical information earned from IMS in the field of membrane structures changed the course of my life by having a wider knowledge. IMS gathered us as a family and after I finish the course I am sure I will be having regular visits because we really feel like we belong to this institute. I would like to thank Dr. Robert Off and the whole team of IMS for giving us this nice experience and making the dream of tensile structures a course that came true.”

Ali Mansour, Lebanon Alumni 2014 M.Eng. Membrane Structures

“Studying membrane structures at the IMS gives a deep insight into the very interesting and challenging topic. I liked the mixed approach of the theoretical background and the very practical way to explain and teach the topic. That's really motivating! But most of all I liked meeting new interesting people from all over the world and that became a friendly 'IMS-Family'!"

Christian Günther, Germany Alumni 2013, M.Eng and Archineer® Membrane Structures