Architecture – Green Building

Bachelor, full-time

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Overview

When you join the Architecture - Green Building program, you are choosing an architectural course devoted to making our environment more livable. Aside from design and planning, you will learn a great deal about the construction of buildings. The focus on future-proof building will qualify you to design structures that are sustainable and energy-producing, and to account for lifecycles even at the planning phase. EU Directive EPBD 2010 on the Energy Performance of Buildings is raising the demand for experts in green building by obliging member states to construct only zero-energy buildings from 2020.

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Karin Maria Netzer, BA
Birgit Scholze
DIin Heidelinde Fischl (Maternity leave)
Favoritenstraße 226, P.1.07
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-2230
F: +43 1 606 68 77-2239
bau@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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Office hours during the semester

Mon, Tue, Thur and Fri, 8.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Wed, 1.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

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Duration of course
6 Semester
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc)
36Study places
180ECTS
Organisational form
Full-Time

Application period for the academic year 2020/21

17th October 2019 to 13th May 2020

tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,36*

+ ÖH premium + contribution**

 

* Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester

 

**for additional study expenses
(currently up to €83 depending on degree program and year)

What you can offer

In addition to a solid foundation in mathematics (required as the basis of structural physics), you will ideally have well-developed spatial perception abilities and an interest in design. You are creative with the drawing ability to draft your innovative ideas. You enjoy working with computer programs that can calculate, accurately draw, animate and render your designs. To work as part of a project team, you will need a talent for coordination.

What we offer you

In the 15 years and more that FH Campus Wien has been running civil engineering programs, the university of applied sciences has built up a wealth of expertise and a broad network that offers you numerous possibilities during your program, when seeking an internship and when embarking on a career. Aside from architect's offices, this network includes reputable construction firms such as STRABAG SE, which cooperates with FH Campus Wien in the further education of its staff and other areas. You will also benefit from the knowledge you acquire in R&D projects. Aside from well-founded theory, practical relevance is our top priority. For this reason the program offers you a chance to apply yourself to a large-scale, future-focused project. One course invites you to develop ideas for expanding Altes Landgut, our main site in the new Verteilerkreis district of the city. There is a real chance that your ideas will be transformed into reality within a few years. We also offer regular training through our series of seminars dealing with selected topics from the construction business. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.

What makes this degree program special

This program is all about the future of architecture. At present, buildings account for some 40 percent of total energy consumption. As a graduate of the program, your aim will be to change this situation as creatively as possible. In contrast to the university's traditional architecture course, this practical Bachelor program enables you to specialize in structural engineering projects involving buildings utilized for residential and commercial purposes.
Rather than focus on artistic and historical aspects, you will focus on the issue of sustainability; even at the design and planning stage, you will consider the lifecycle of a structure and apply long-term thinking to its construction. This program will give you a high level of professional expertise in both engineering and project management.


What you will learn in this degree program

  • Your field of study will cover the full spectrum of design, planning and construction: principles of green building, location-specific construction, drafting, architectural rendering, architectural theory, structural design, building climate control, building services, law and construction economics. The main objective is to create buildings that are innovative, resource-conserving and energy-efficient while meeting high aesthetic standards.

    Sustainable means:

    • Economical: You will optimize costs, taking into consideration not just production costs but also those arising throughout the existence of a structure and ultimately the disposal costs (lifecycle costing).
    • Environmentally sound: Throughout the lifecycle, you will pursue resource-friendly solutions (ecological footprint), and
    • Social: You will ensure the highest satisfaction levels with the building projects you implement, not only from users but also observers (blue building).

  • During the program you will complete wide-ranging internships in which you apply the specific theoretical knowledge you have acquired.

Curriculum

Lecture SWS ECTS
Building Construction 1 ILV

Building Construction 1 ILV

Lector: DI. Dr.techn. Anton Pech

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

2 4
Building Materials ILV

Building Materials ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Heinrich Bruckner

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction, theoretical basis for describing the construction materials, development of characteristics and application in the first material groups.
Formulation of basic knowledge (production, essential technical features, product forms) about the individual building materials, i.e. glass, ceramics, plastics, binders, wood, steel, concrete.

Information on material standards.

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

1 2
Building Materials and Green Building VO

Building Materials and Green Building VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Tobias Steiner

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

- ecological performance of relevant building materials
- different assessment methods für building materials and constructions
- alternative construction methods with reduced enviromental footprint

Assessment methods

Teaching methods

VO: presentations and independent consolidation of the topic with various exercises and examples

Language

German

1 1
CAD UE

CAD UE

Lector: Andrea Filkova, BSc, DI Lukas Kruczynski, Vera Neulinger, Juliane Magdalena Sigl, BSc, Ing Andreas Vondrasek

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

The first lecture gives you an overview from CAD to Building Information Modeling (BIM).

Topics:
User Interface and Work Environment
Settings and Options
Working with Baseelements, modifying and multiplying Objects
Numerical Input, Coordination Systems
Working with ‚intelligent‘ Buildingobjects (Wall, Slab, Window, Door, Stair, …)
Spaces, Areas, Dimensioning,
Storeys, creating Sections, Views, Submission and works plans
Layout, Plotting

Assessment methods

Test at the own notebook (modeling a simple Building)

Teaching methods

Lecture with LCD projector and collaboration of the students
Exercises and self study with the ArchiCAD manual

Language

German

2 2
Descriptive Geometry 1 VO

Descriptive Geometry 1 VO

Lector: DI Dr. Christian Hölzl

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

1. Preliminary remarks
2. Types of representation
3. From the foundation to the excavation - orthographic projection
4. Ichnography, elevation and sheer plan of a building
5. Roof design
6. Illustrative images of spatial objects
7. Perspective pictures - the central projection
8. Shadow in parallel lighting

Assessment methods

Final exam. The maximal number of points is 30.

Points Mark
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27 - 30 1
24 - 26 2
21 - 23 3
18 - 20 4
0 - 17 5

Teaching methods

Learning guided by the the worksheets.

Language

German

2 2
Introduction to Green Building VO

Introduction to Green Building VO

Lector: Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Ursula Schneider

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to the activities of the architectural profession.
Dealing with space, form, light, proportion, material.
Basics of the "design concept" idea.
Understanding of creativity in terms of green building and integrated design.
Introduction to the special requirements of Green Building.

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

VO

Language

German

1 1
Design 1 - Exercise UE

Design 1 - Exercise UE

Lector: DI Bence Horvath, Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Hildegard Sint

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

First steps own style-driven work under supervision, coping with a small, simple building task.

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

UE

Language

German

2 4
Freehand Drawing and Sketching 1 UE

Freehand Drawing and Sketching 1 UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Hannes Gröblacher, Mag. art Mei-Fang Hsieh, Mag.-Art. Peter Nachtigall

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

In addition to the technical content of the buildings is the training of the architectural repertoire of immense importance. The drawing is conveyed in a most intense way and designed rooms serve as a communication medium in each planning process. In the sense of the graphic design promotes the free hand drawing a sense of seeing (stock), the spatial understanding (draft), and respond quickly to planning issues (version). Presentation techniques with a pencil sketch representation of buildings and bodies.

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

UE

Language

German

1 1
Building Physics 1 - Basics VO

Building Physics 1 - Basics VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Doris Österreicher, MSc

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to Building Physics
Basics heat insulation
Climate data and user profiles
Properties of materials and components, calculation of U-values
Heating balance, heating demand, energy certificate
Basics in protection against condensation, Glaser diagram
Basics in summer overheating and avoidance of overheating

Assessment methods

Final written Exam 1,5h
45min theoretical part / 45 practical example
Grades of the Exam based on correctness and completeness

Teaching methods

Lecture supported by single- and group exercises
Use of Calculation and Simulation-Tools

Language

German

3 3
Planning and Design 1 ILV

Planning and Design 1 ILV

Lector: Dr. DI Renate Hammer, MAS

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Instructions in the process of production of architectural own projects starting with basic geometric shapes, via a consideration of space usage and functionality to clarifying architectural demands. Conscious reflexive approach of the relationship between hand and mind, idea and its visual implementation.

Assessment methods

Ten clearly defined and limited tasks to the following topics to be solved independently:
Form, function, material, proportion, architecture, venue, space, usage, living, working
Assessment criteria:
Correspondence of content of task and solution resulting in correctness and completeness
Autonomy of approach, clear presentation
Hand in as collection in a sketchpad at the end of the ILV as final test

Teaching methods

ILV Fast individual progress through a combination of acquisition of theoretical knowledge and applied work.

Language

German

1 2
Plan Generation and Structural Drawing UE

Plan Generation and Structural Drawing UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Gerald Leonidas Schafferer

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Theory of Statics and Strength of Materials 1 ILV

Theory of Statics and Strength of Materials 1 ILV

Lector: FH-Prof. DI Christian Polzer

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Fundamental theory of statics; the concept of force; calculating the supporting forces in rigid bodies; calculating cutting forces; introduction to kinematics; the concept of virtual work; trusses; stress and strain of bodies and materials; calculating tension; static equilibrium

Assessment methods

written exam after the course

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

2 3
Visualization VO

Visualization VO

Lector: Ing Andreas Vondrasek

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

In-depth training regarding CAD / BIM - programs, basics of image processing, the basics of the layout.
Rendering with Cinerender/ARCHICAD

Assessment methods

Teaching methods

VO

Language

German

1 1
Basics of Public Law VO

Basics of Public Law VO

Lector: Mag.iur. Henriette Huber

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Public law: Basics of constitutional and administrative law (e.g. legislation, board of authorities, decree, legal standing)
Civil law: Property law (property, right of lien, servitude, cadaster, etc.), law of obligation (basics, contract law general, control of general terms and conditions, impairment of performance such as delay and guarantee, tort, product liability, etc.), basics of corporal law (power of attorney, commercial register, corporate law).
Building and contract law:
The building contract and its basics in general civil law, the basics of the legal doctrine and of ÖNORM B 2110 (general contract regulations for planning and building services) are mastered by the students.

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

2 2

Lecture SWS ECTS
Construction- and Regional Planning Law VO

Construction- and Regional Planning Law VO

Lector: FH-Prof. DI (FH) Karl Kaineder

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Building Construction 2 - Exercise UE 1 2
Building Construction 2 VO

Building Construction 2 VO

Lector: DI. Dr.techn. Anton Pech

2 SWS
2 ECTS
2 2
Construction Management VO

Construction Management VO

Lector: FH-Prof. DI (FH) Karl Kaineder

2 SWS
2 ECTS
2 2
Descriptive Geometry 2 VO

Descriptive Geometry 2 VO

Lector: DI Dr. Christian Hölzl

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Design 2 - Exercise UE

Design 2 - Exercise UE

Lector: FH-Prof.in DIin(FH) Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Bódvay

3 SWS
8 ECTS
3 8
Freehand Drawing and Sketching 2 UE

Freehand Drawing and Sketching 2 UE

Lector: Mag. art Mei-Fang Hsieh, Min.Rat DI Franz Neuwirth, Monika Scheuch, BA

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Planning and Design 2 ILV

Planning and Design 2 ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in DIin(FH) Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Bódvay, DI Dr.techn. Jochen Hoog

1 SWS
2 ECTS
1 2
Innovative Energy Strategies 1 VO

Innovative Energy Strategies 1 VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Doris Österreicher, MSc

3 SWS
3 ECTS
3 3
Steel and Wood Construction VO

Steel and Wood Construction VO

Lector: DI Dr. Karl Heinz Hollinsky

2 SWS
2 ECTS
2 2
Reinforced Concrete Engineering VO 2 2
Theory of Statics and Strength of Materials 2 ILV

Theory of Statics and Strength of Materials 2 ILV

Lector: FH-Prof. DI Christian Polzer

2 SWS
4 ECTS
2 4

Lecture SWS ECTS
History of Architecture and Art 1 VO

History of Architecture and Art 1 VO

Lector: DI Irmengard Mayer, Mag. Alexander Potucek

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Eras from antiquity to Baroque.
Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome.
Early Christianity with the Eastern Roman Empire.
Romanesque: construction machinery and components of sacral building.
Gothic architecture.
Renaissance, humanism and Renaissance architecture.
Baroque, classicism, historicism, examples in Europe.
Eras from Art Nouveau to Modernism, 20th Century and the present.
Turn of the century architecture (Art Nouveau).
Classic Modern Art (Bauhaus), functionalism.
Sculpturalism.
Postmodernism, deconstructionism.
High-tech architecture.
Civil engineering.
Contemporary architecture.

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

VO

Language

German

2 2
Theory of Architecture VO

Theory of Architecture VO

Lector: Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Ing. Dörte Kuhlmann

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

This course gives an overview and an introduction to the main theories of Western architectural history and explains their position within the larger historical context. The lecture describes the different ideas and theories which ultimately led to modernity and modern architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries. Special attention is paid to developments which deal with the relationship between architecture and the environment, underlining their relevance for the present.

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

1 1
Building Construction 3 VO

Building Construction 3 VO

Lector: DI. Dr.techn. Anton Pech

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Design 3 - Exercise UE

Design 3 - Exercise UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Hildegard Sint, Arch. DI Michael Wildmann

4 SWS
12 ECTS

Lecture contents

Convert a design task: preparation of the general data analysis, sample collection, material collection, study of the parameters defining the essential design criteria, finding the design idea, alternative studies, development and formulation of the draft to the predetermined level of detail, as shown in the required plans and standards, model, perspective sketches, rendering description. Public oral presentation based on the plans and the model.

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

UE

Language

German

4 12
Building Physics 2 - Energy Certificates VO

Building Physics 2 - Energy Certificates VO

Lector: DI Dr. Peter Holzer

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Building-Heat-Balance
Designing for specific climate conditions
Thermal comfort
Noise protection and acoustics
Heat-bridge analysis
fire protection

Assessment methods

written exam, no additional material allowed,
with qualitative questions, multiple choice and calculation examples

Teaching methods

Lecture together wirh calculation-exercises and measurements

Language

German

2 2
Planning and Design 3 ILV

Planning and Design 3 ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Hildegard Sint

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to the respective design task according to the semester program, presentation of the main parameters of the object. I.E. collection and presentation of appropriate analytical methods, How to create a space program, philosophical introduction to the subject.

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

1 2
Regionally Adapted Building and Design 1 - Exercise UE

Regionally Adapted Building and Design 1 - Exercise UE

Lector: Martha C. Enriquez-Reinberg, lic. Arq., vis.Prof., Architket Dipl.-Ing. Georg W. Reinberg, M.Arch.

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

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Assessment methods

Teaching methods

UE

Language

German

2 4
Regionally Adapted Building and Design 1 VO

Regionally Adapted Building and Design 1 VO

Lector: DI Johannes Kislinger

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to the Central European climate zone and its demands on buildings.
Traditional and modern solutions in building.
Reading sun charts and interpretation into the building design.
Relationships of material, material properties, area of application, sunlight, building functions and their synthesis in the building design.

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

VO

Language

German

1 1
Communication SE

Communication SE

Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Manfred Steiner

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Communication - definitions; communicative conditions; Forms of communication: free speech (rhetoric): Preliminary planning; Word definition; Basic models for speeches; Features an intelligible speech; Breathing and speech exercises; proper breathing; real talk. Nonverbal communication - body language; Facial expressions; Gesture; Proximity / distance; Outfit.

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

SE

Language

German

1 1
Sociology VO

Sociology VO

Lector: Barry Jenkins, BSc (Hons)

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Fundamentals of sociology in the context of architecture and urban planning, architectural sociology:
Discussion of the social production, use and interpretation of architecture, development of current conditions, development of trends, investigating ways of life and life experiences in the modern city and the region.
International perspectives and architectural sociology in other countries.
The meaning of architectural sociology for architects and planners, clarification of their own role and their own attitude.

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

VO

Language

English

1 1
Residential Building - Exercise UE

Residential Building - Exercise UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Hildegard Sint

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Application of the included in the lecture content, development of plans and typologies, look for self contribution for the development of modern living.
Construction survey of an existing building.
Draft rehabilitation and extension of the incorporated building.

Assessment methods

Quality of the design, the research work and the construction survey

Teaching methods

Building survey, research, design support

Language

German

1 2
Residential Building VO

Residential Building VO

Lector: vis.Prof., Architket Dipl.-Ing. Georg W. Reinberg, M.Arch.

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Development of residential construction in Austria, communal residential project, floor plan types (flat types, portico types, point homes, special shapes), room types and sizes, standards and legal aspects, accessibility, tanning, exposure and density, individual and community areas, community facilities and living environment, latest developments such as assemblies or modern legal forms (tenement house syndicate).

Assessment methods

Final Test

Language

German

1 1

Lecture SWS ECTS
Building Construction 4 VO

Building Construction 4 VO

Lector: DI. Dr.techn. Anton Pech

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Work Placement PR

Work Placement PR

Lector: FH-Prof. DI Christian Polzer

0 SWS
6 ECTS
0 6
Design 4 - Exercise UE

Design 4 - Exercise UE

Lector: FH-Prof.in DIin(FH) Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Bódvay, Dipl.-Ing. Marlene Wagner

3 SWS
8 ECTS
3 8
Building Environment Control - Smart Building VO

Building Environment Control - Smart Building VO

Lector: DI Dr. Bernhard Lipp

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Planning and Design 4 VO

Planning and Design 4 VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Martin Aichholzer

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Innovative Energy Strategies 2 VO

Innovative Energy Strategies 2 VO

Lector: DI Dr. Peter Holzer

3 SWS
3 ECTS
3 3
Regionally Adapted Building and Design 2 - Exercise UE

Regionally Adapted Building and Design 2 - Exercise UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Martin Aichholzer

1 SWS
2 ECTS
1 2
Regionally Adapted Building and Design 2 VO

Regionally Adapted Building and Design 2 VO

Lector: Mag. Architekt Antonio Leonte

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Seminar Parallel to Work Placement SE

Seminar Parallel to Work Placement SE

Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Manfred Steiner

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Water and Buildings VO

Water and Buildings VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Karl Grimm

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Introduction to Scientific Work SE

Introduction to Scientific Work SE

Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Manfred Steiner

1 SWS
5 ECTS
1 5

Lecture SWS ECTS
Building Construction 5 VO

Building Construction 5 VO

Lector: DI. Dr.techn. Anton Pech

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Design 5 - Exercise UE

Design 5 - Exercise UE

Lector: FH-Prof.in DIin(FH) Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Bódvay, DI in Michaela Kopp, BSc, Mag. Arch. Veit Pedit, Ing. Mag. Arch. Andreas Wörndl, MAS

4 SWS
12 ECTS

Lecture contents

Convert a design task: preparation of the general data analysis, sample collection, material collection, study of the parameters defining the essential design criteria, finding the design idea, alternative studies, development and formulation of the draft to the predetermined level of detail, as shown in the required plans and standards, model, perspective sketches, rendering description. Public oral presentation based on the plans and the model.

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

UE

Language

German

4 12
Building Design ILV

Building Design ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in DIin(FH) Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Bódvay, DI Dr.techn. Jochen Hoog

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of design, office buildings, public buildings, educational institutions, health, sports and leisure, and culture.
Overview of the functional organization of the main types of buildings, the experience of the design projects are considered, in-depth analysis of selected complex buildings, their hybrid use, the design and programming.

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

1 2
Planning and Design 5 ILV

Planning and Design 5 ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in DIin(FH) Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Bódvay, Ing. Mag. Arch. Andreas Wörndl, MAS

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to the respective design task according to the semester program, presentation of the main parameters of the object. I.E. collection and presentation of appropriate analytical methods, How to create a space program, philosophical introduction to the subject.

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

1 2
Fire Protection VO

Fire Protection VO

Lector: DI Dieter Werner, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of fire protection and fire protection concepts: legal and technical basics, fire protection planning
Contents of fire protection concepts: Fundamentals of structural, technical, organizational fire protection
Fire protection concepts in practice

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

VO, small work in groups

Language

German

1 1
Lighting Technology VO

Lighting Technology VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Gudrun Schach

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of lighting techniques and lighting planning, lamps and lighting technology, visual light perception, economy contemplation of lighting solutions, analytical lighting for the applications office, industry, shop and lighting in outdoor areas.

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

VO

Language

German

1 1
Life-Cycle-Management VO

Life-Cycle-Management VO

Lector: MMag. Philipp Kaufmann, MMAS

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Strategic principles of lifecycle planning and operation of buildings
Influences of construction, building and equipment life cycle
Basis for the calculation of life-cycle costs,
Classification and calculation of life cycle costs on the basis of the ÖNORM B1801-1
Basics of constructional and technical maintenance management of buildings

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

VO

Language

German

2 2
Sustainability of Building Components and Constructions VO

Sustainability of Building Components and Constructions VO

Lector: DI (FH) Felix Heisinger, Dipl.-Ing. Tobias Steiner

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Assembling of building materials and construction details for sustainable construction, choice of materials, environmental characteristics, recyclability, maintainability, deconstruction, separability, recycling, Cradle to Cradle, pure substance joining techniques.
Use and applicability of recycled materials.
The focus is on the overall design.
Methods and instruments for assessment are presented in various stages of planning and use.

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

VO

Language

German

2 2
Planning and Renovating Existing Structures VO

Planning and Renovating Existing Structures VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Walter Hüttler, DI Dr. Edmund Spitzenberger

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Building culturally appropriate handling of the inventory
Dealing with the historic structures and their time appropriate extension
Application of content of preservation, soil mechanics, as well as historical building construction and equipment,
Procedures for assessing status, economic measures for the energy-related modernization (building, equipment),
Establishment of types of buildings, including their problems,
Methods of Foundation studies and ground studies in old buildings, stability calculation of foundations,
Methods of Foundation rehabilitation - education
Legislative issues, impact of new construction on the Foundation of adjacent buildings,
Legal or regulatory provisions in attic-buildings or increases,
Examples.

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

VO

Language

German

2 2
Social Sustainability VO

Social Sustainability VO

Lector: DI Petra Hendrich, BA

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

In this course we will discuss and set social sustainability in context with sustainability in general. We will focus on housing and urban development. Furthermore, we will find out how social sustainability can be measured by analyzing case studies. Social sustainability will be set in context with urban development processes. Especially the intersection between human and building or city will be analyzed with special focus on models of representation and citizen participation during the planning process.

Assessment methods

Final Test and assignment

Teaching methods

VO and field trips

Language

German

1 1
Urban Design and Regional Development VO

Urban Design and Regional Development VO

Lector: Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Vladimir Vukovic

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Theoretical topics and practical examples of urban planning and urban design in terms of the historical development of cities, their morphology, scale, environment and the current situation of present towns.
Basics of spatial planning, the spatial planning policy and the current situation in Austria.
Multidisciplinary topics between spatial planning, urban planning/design and architecture.

Application of spatial analysis with the help of instruments for monitoring and evaluation. Presentation of theoretical frameworks and urban planning approaches.
• Understanding of the tension between be permanence and change
• Understanding of the influence of topography on structures
• Understanding of scale.
Content: Presentation of typological analysis to the understanding of size and materiality in the cultural expression of the city.

Assessment methods

Active participation in the lectures, literature research, final exam.

Teaching methods

Lectures, literature research, discussions.

Language

German

2 2
Daylight & Architecture VO

Daylight & Architecture VO

Lector: Dr. DI Renate Hammer, MAS

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Increasing knowledge about daylight and it’s designing in architecture, light in rooms, relationships between light openings, room sizes, depths of space, surfaces and daylight supply. Influence of window types, sizes, location, frame ratio, quality of glazing on daylight supply. Creating the right atmosphere using different ways to contribute daylight. Light and color, photo physiology.
Facade engineering, shading and sun protection, daylight aspects in renovation.
Application of simple planning tools.

Assessment methods

Final Test
Written final test. Results of defined tasks done during the lecture (measuring protocol or similar) could be added to the test within the first attempt.
Assessment criteria:
correctness
completeness
autonomy of approach
clear presentation

Teaching methods

VO
Lecture with practical exercises and application of simulation tools and measuring instruments

Language

German

2 2

Lecture SWS ECTS
Design 6 - Exercise UE

Design 6 - Exercise UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Hildegard Sint

3 SWS
12 ECTS
3 12
Open Space Planning - Exercise UE

Open Space Planning - Exercise UE

Lector: DI Srdan Ivkovic

1 SWS
2 ECTS
1 2
Open Space Planning VO

Open Space Planning VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dominik Scheuch, DI

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Building Certification Systems VO

Building Certification Systems VO

Lector: Isabella Dornigg, MSc, Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Cristina Florit Schmid

2 SWS
2 ECTS
2 2
Analysis of the Interior VO

Analysis of the Interior VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Peter Tappler

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Integral Planning ILV 3 8
Project Management VO

Project Management VO

Lector: FH-Prof. DI (FH) Karl Kaineder

2 SWS
2 ECTS
2 2
Ecology in Tender, Award and Settlement VO

Ecology in Tender, Award and Settlement VO

Lector: DI Monika Ilg

2 SWS
2 ECTS
2 2

Number of teaching weeks 15 per semester

 

 

Times
Mon-Fri, 8.45 a.m.-5.15 p.m.

Language of instruction
German


How you benefit

Demand for green building experts is rising as buildings are required to meet ever more stringent environmental standards. EU Directive EPBD 2010 on the Energy Performance of Buildings has accelerated the trend by obliging member states to construct only zero-energy buildings from 2020. New buildings will have to be almost energy self-sufficient in the way they are built and operated through high energy efficiency standards and renewable sources of energy. This target will apply to public sector buildings as early as 2018. As a graduate of the program, you will be equipped to meet that challenge. In your capacity as an expert, you will be qualified to pursue a broad range of creative duties for engineering and architect's offices, the construction industry and building trade, consulting firms, private property developers, public contract awarders and supervisory authorities.

  • Engineering and architect's offices
  • The construction industry and building trade
  • Consulting firms
  • Public and private property developers
  • Building inspection authorities and public administration bodies
  • Real estate services
  • Construction departments of private clients (chain stores, insurance companies, banks)

Master's degree progams

Architecture - Green Building

Master, full-time

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Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Master, part-time

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Building Services Engineering

Master course for advanced professional training, part-time

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Admission

Admission requirements

  • General entrance qualifications:

    • Graduation certificate from an academic or vocational secondary school
    • Secondary school vocational certificate
    • Equivalent certification from abroad

  • Relevant vocational qualification with additional examinations
  • Regulation for the admission of third country citizens

Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section. In specific cases the head of the program may formally recognize a qualification. Qualification to study examination

Minimum age 20 (with three years of vocational school) or 22 years. You may have obtained your vocational qualification through a pertinent apprenticeship, foreman examination or verifiable occupation within the construction sector.

Application

A total of 36 places are available each year on the Bachelor program in Architecture - Green Building. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:1,5.

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • University entrance certificate / qualification to study examination / evidence of vocational qualification
  • German level B2

Please note!
It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.

The selection process consists of a written test and an interview with the selection committee.

Aim
The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the multi-level selection process with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skills needed for an applicant's chosen profession.

Procedure
The written selection test comprises tasks in logic, general knowledge, spatial perception, German and English as well as a drawing section. Applicants then undergo a selection interview to provide a first impression of their personal aptitude. The qualities interviewers are looking for include professional motivation, an understanding of the profession, performance, problem-solving and a capacity for careful consideration. Points are assigned to each section of the test.

Criteria
The criteria for acceptance are based solely on performance. The geographical origin of the applicant has no influence on the selection decision. The selection requirements must be met in all cases. Applicants are evaluated according to the following weighting system:
> Written selection test 75%
> Selection interview 25%

The selection committee (which comprises, among others, the head of the academic section and representatives of the teaching staff) awards places to the applicants who score highest in the tests. The process as a whole and all test and assessment results from the selection process are documented in a transparent and verifiable manner.


Contact

Secretary's office

Karin Maria Netzer, BA
Birgit Scholze
DIin Heidelinde Fischl (Maternity leave)
Favoritenstraße 226, P.1.07
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-2230
F: +43 1 606 68 77-2239
bau@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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Office hours during the semester

Mon, Tue, Thur and Fri, 8.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Wed, 1.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.


Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

We work closely with renowned companies in commerce and industry, with universities, institutions and schools. This guarantees you contacts for employment or participation in research and development. In the course of exciting school cooperations, students may contribute to firing up pupils on topics such as our Bionics Project with the Festo company. You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It's well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!

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