Master

Architecture – Green Building

full-time

This master's degree program offers a practically oriented and interdisciplinary architectural education with a focus on sustainability throughout the entire life cycle of a building. Building upon the bachelor's degree programs in Architecture - Green Building or Architecture, you will expand and deepen your skills in design, construction and project management and gain detailed insight into integrated design. The future-oriented topic BIM, Building Information Modeling, will play a central role in your education. This compact and complete degree program in architecture offers excellent career prospects in responsible and project management positions in engineering and architectural firms, as well as in the planning departments of construction companies, property developers and public authorities.

Department
Building and Design
Topics
Technologies
Environment

Highlights

  • Compact and complete architectural degree program

  • Practically oriented education: skills for design, integrated planning, construction and project management

  • Sustainability requirements, from planning to disposal

     

    Facts

    Final degree

    DI (comparable with Master of Science)

    Duration of course
    4 Semesters
    Organisational form
    Full-time

    tuition fee per semester

    € 363,361

    + ÖH premium + contribution2,3

    ECTS
    120 ECTS
    Language of instruction
    German

    Application winter semester 2023/24

    18th October 2022 to 9th May 2023

    Study places

    16

    1 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester

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

    3 One time package of norms ca. € 320 - 350,- for students who have not completed their bachelor's degree at FH Campus Wien.

    Before the studies

    You have already completed an undergraduate architectural degree program and are therefore able to apply methods of scientific work. You are ready to further develop your creative potential and prefer a specially structured and solution-oriented approach. In project-related work you are able to draw upon personal qualities such as the ability to work well under pressure, make decisions and risk awareness as well as your fundamental understanding of business administration. In your work you value efficiency and quality and are willing to take on responsibility. You have the ability to approach people openly and to work productively in a team.

    Why you should study with us

    First-class training and education

    Leading companies in the industry trust our training and education quality and may finance your very place at university.

    Support programs

    You will benefit from mentoring and scholarship programs and lay the foundation for your career early on.

    Architecture with construction technology

    Understanding each other better and learning from each other. A unique combination that you will only find with us.

    Admission requirements

    • Bachelor degree Architecture - Green Building or equivalent similar qualification from an institute of higher education with a total of 180 ECTS credits in the subject of architecture In exceptional cases the program director, or in individual cases the University Council, will decide.
    • Equivalent certification from abroad
      • 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.

    Regulation for the admission of third country citizens (PDF 233 KB)

    Information for applicants with non-Austrian (school) certificates (PDF 145 KB)

    The first step for your application is the online application. You will then receive an automated confirmation e-mail with your application form attached. This must be signed by hand and sent to us by mail with the following documents no later than 22nd May 2023:

    • Fully completed and signed application form
    • Birth certificate
    • Passport or personal ID
    • Bachelor's certificate or diploma certificate or equivalent foreign certificate
    • Non-German speaking applicants: Proof of German language skills; minimum level B2
    • Proff of the academic achievement of the 1st to 5th semester of relevant Bachelor's degree (e.g. Transcript of Records, proof of academic achievement, etc. - please note: only up to the 5th semester) - all pages!
      • The calculated grade point average has to be indicated, if it is not indicated in the document!
        Calculation formula:
        Sum of grades / number of courses = grade average
    • Please send the above-mentioned documents by mail in paper form to the following address:
      FH Campus Wien
      Master course Architecture – Green Building
      Favoritenstraße 226, P.1.05
      1100 Vienna

    In addition, a portfolio folder (max. 10 MB) must be created in advance, which contains three personal designs in addition to a letter of motivation. This portfolio folder must be uploaded during the online application.

     

    Please note:
    It is not possible to save the online application temporarily. You must complete your application in one go. After completing the online application, you will automatically receive a confirmation e-mail to your e-mail address. If you have not received this within 1 hour, please contact the secretary's office of the Department of Building and Design at bau@fh-campuswien.ac.at or +43 1 606 68 77-2230.

    • Aim
      • The aim of the admission procedure is to offer a place to those persons who complete the multi-stage admission procedure with the best results. It leads to a ranking of the applicants.
    • Procedure
      The admission procedure is carried out in a three-stage process:
      • Stage 1: Achievement of a relevant Bachelor's degree
        • Presentation of the academic success of the 1st to 5th semester of relevant Bachelor's studies (e.g. Transcript of Records, proof of academic success, etc. - please note: only up to the 5th semester)
        • Calculated grade point average must be indicated if not indicated in the document! (Please use only the submitted document for the grade point average!)
          Calculation formula:
          Sum of grades / Number of courses = grade point average (specify two decimalplaces)
      • Stage 2: Portfolio folder
      • Stage 3:  Admission interview by video call (Zoom)
        • 20-minute interview, this consists of: Motivation, qualification, acquired relevant knowledge.
        • An official photo ID must be presented at the beginning of the conversation.

    Each of these three stages is awarded points. The final ranking results from the total number of these points.

    • Criteria
      The criteria leading to admission are exclusively performance-related. Geographical assignments of applicants have no influence on admission. The admission requirements must be fulfilled.

    The Admissions Committee, which also includes the Head of Studies and the Lecturers' Association, allocates the study places based on the ranking series. The overall process as well as all evaluations of the admission procedure are documented in a comprehensible manner. You will be notified at the end of July 2023 whether we are able to offer you a place in the degree program, whether you have been placed on the waiting list or whether you have not passed the admission procedure.

    You will receive an invitation to the admissions procedure after positive examination of all relevant documents. You will receive the schedule for the admission interviews approximately one week before the allocated interview date. Depending on the number of applicants, additional admission dates may be added.

    Thursday, 11th May 2023
    Thursday, 22nd June 2023
    Thursday, 13th July 2023

    The admission interviews take place as video calls (Zoom), please do not come to the FH for this.


    During the studies

    FH Campus Wien has more than fifteen years of experience running civil engineering degree programs, and today has extensive expertise and a large network at its disposal. You will benefit from this during your studies, for example in interdisciplinary and inter-departmental project work, and in the course of your professional career. This network includes architectural and planning offices such as the civil engineering offices of FCP Fritsch and Chiari & Partner ZT GmbH, as well as contractors such as STRABAG SE, which cooperate with FH Campus Wien not only in the context of training for their employees. In addition to well-founded theory, practical experience is our top priority. Therefore, you will have the opportunity as part of your course work to engage in practical learning based on actual groundbreaking large-scale projects such as the expansion of our main campus in the new district "Verteilerkreis". In addition, we regularly invite you to further your education in the seminar series "Selected Chapters from Construction Practice". Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lectures, public lecture evenings with prominent experts, that FH Campus Wien regularly invites you to join.

    What makes this degree program stand out is that it provides a full architectural education in a compact form. The degree program provides detailed know-how in design, planning and project management and provides deep insight into integrated planning including BIM, Building Information Modeling, from design to detailed planning. In practically oriented courses you will have the opportunity to participate in Austrian architectural competitions or explore modular building design and demountable systems in structural design for example. Thus you will be able to take the entire lifecycle of a building into consideration during the planning, all the way to proper disposal and recycling. In addition to the focus on sustainable construction, as well as the good career opportunities it brings, this degree program offers numerous other advantages: You will learn in small groups, always within the framework of interdisciplinary projects together with structural engineering students and will benefit from the excellent FH Campus Wien network with companies such as STRABAG SE, PORR, ÖBB or FCB. Alone the excellent reputation the Department Building and Design enjoys in the construction industry is a useful building block for your career.

    The master’s degree program is designed to be interdisciplinary and practically oriented and combines the topics of sustainable construction, design and strategic design. In sustainable construction you will expand your knowledge of innovative building materials and modular building design, environment and construction, architectural and cultural history as well as communication and presentation. The essential fundamentals for design are the integrated planning and know-how about architectural rendering, design and construction in existing structures, architectural typologies and spatial design.

    In the module “Strategic Design” you will be prepared for project-related work. This will include construction contract law and construction and planning law, as well as detailed knowledge of construction management including calling for tender, awarding contracts, performance and quality control and the methods of settlement. In addition, you will refine your techniques for project management and gain a comprehensive overview of the current software.

    Curriculum

    Sociology VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Sociology VO

    Lector: Dipl. Ing. Anirban Banerjee

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    This course focuses on the most important social transformations that characterize today's cities. In particular,
    he deals with the interaction between the residents and with the built environment.
    Semester schedule (please check the FHCW portal for updating)
    - Introduction to Sociology / Architectural Sociology / excursion (Moodle)
    - Excursion (place will be announced separately)
    - Scientific writing / Preliminary discussion Final presentation or submission document
    - Final Presentation (exam)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Your final grade bases on the assignment and breaks down as follows:
    Moodle course and submission of tasks in the course 20%
    Final Presentation 40%
    Final Paper 40% (PDF file by email and FHCW platform)

    Teaching methods

    The students work in groups structured according to the empirical order of architectural sociology in six levels. First, these six levels are theoretically discussed. On the basis of a specific Viennese housing project, these levels are analyzed and documented in the course of an excursion by the students. The investigations will be presented and discussed. Finally, the students write a paper about their examinations and analyzes (5 pages per group/level as a combination of text, sketches, photos). The course is held in German.

    Language

    German

    Certification systems UE
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Certification systems UE

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Michael Haugeneder, Dipl.Ing. Tobias Hutter, B.Arch., M.Eng.

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The course includes a detailed examination of market-leading certification systems such as LEED, BREEAM,
    DGNB/ÖGNI and analyses the relevant core criteria, their evidence methodology and the current trends in the
    development of criteria (i.e. Sustainable Development Goals). The application of a certification system is
    worked through with the students based on a practical example.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Project work (presentation)

    Teaching methods

    Practice

    Language

    German

    Architectural and art history VO
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Architectural and art history VO

    Lector: Mag. Alexander Potucek

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    This course offers an overview of global art and architecture history. Definitions of architecture, of architecture
    as an art form or as spatial art, and the concepts of the author, style and category will be discussed as
    classification systems of architectural and art history, through the use of selected examples. One focus, which
    places an emphasis on Austrian art and architecture, thus depends on the period of the early modern period
    to the present day. Particular emphasis is placed on historical and sociological foundations and the idea of
    architectural discourse.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    BIM-based building modeling - Visualization UE
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    BIM-based building modeling - Visualization UE

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Moritz Findler, Dipl.-Ing. Clemens Resch

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The topic of Building Information Modeling is introduced comprehensively, including its advantages and challenges as a planning tool. The second part of the exercise teaches different visualization techniques for creating realistic computer images. The focus is on the realistic representation of different architectural scenarios.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    Exercise

    Language

    German

    Design 1 UE
    4 SWS
    12 ECTS

    Design 1 UE

    Lector: DI Peter Nageler, Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Hildegard Sint

    4 SWS   12 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The studio brings together basic knowledge in a complex architectural design.
    From the perspective of creative engagement with a holistic architectural approach the task is to observe all
    relevant points of view, to develop and implement all the way into the detail stages of the design.
    The studio aims to explore differentiated positions and develop architecture in all its possible and different
    effects. The representation takes place using scaled plans, models, perspective sketches, renderings and
    descriptions.
    Based on the plans and model, a public presentation of the participating partners is mandatory.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    Exercise

    Language

    German

    History of sustainable construction VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    History of sustainable construction VO

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Martin Aichholzer

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The course offers an overview of the spectrum of architectural history with a focus on "sustainability".
    Sustainable, holistic concepts from various regions in the historical timeline (for example ventilation concepts,
    use of solar energy) will be taught with reference to the respective society.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Innovative Building Materials ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Innovative Building Materials ILV

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Heinrich Bruckner

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    In this course, innovative building materials and construction methods are presented or introduced by the
    students and analyzed according to various criteria. Students learn innovative approaches to building
    materials in terms of sustainability well as their capacity to improve resource efficiency and recyclability,
    minimize environmental impact, implement social aspects and improve functional performance. The
    approaches vary between innovative materials and raw materials (e.g. biogenic plastics), technologies,
    construction and processes (e.g. reverse logistics for construction waste). The technical demands of
    innovative construction materials are discussed and analyzed.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    The course consists of a lecture part and an elaboration part.

    Language

    German

    Innovative modular design VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Innovative modular design VO

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing.in Aída Santana Sosa

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The lecture teaches the following modular systems in detail: system solid construction - skeleton construction, system building envelope and perforated façade, system finishing and the system building services engineering. Thus, on the basis of exemplary innovative construction methods, a deepening in architectural conceptual thinking against the background of material- and structurally conditioned form interrelationships is learned and understood in detail. A focus of the course is on independent innovative detail development with a focus on the use and disposal (disassembly) of ecologically long-term materials as well as the avoidance of disposable technology.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Low-high tech design VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Low-high tech design VO

    Lector: DI Dr. Karin Katharina Tielsch

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The lecture introduces theories and examples showcasing the role of technology in architecture. Starting from
    theories, which present style as a product of technology, the role of building technology and that of
    architectural design strategies is critically reflected upon with reference to historical and contemporary low-,
    high- and hybrid design solutions. One part of the lecture discusses development architecture as the
    precursor if low-tech design strategies as well as the role of the low-high tech debate for the current
    architectural discourse.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Multi-storey timber construction VO
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Multi-storey timber construction VO

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Martin Aichholzer

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The lecture deals with multi-storey wooden construction. The boundaries, legal framework, basic building
    components and exterior design options are shown and discussed with reference to examples and project
    analysis in terms of sustainability and durability.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Written examination after completion of the course and evaluation of the exercises.

    Teaching methods

    Lecture and research work as an exercise.

    Language

    German

    Modeling UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Modeling UE

    Lector: DI Raphael Van Daele

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    In this course, various modeling and illustration techniques are further developed, working at different scales
    with different materials, and analyzed via different modeling and fabrication techniques.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    Exercise

    Language

    German

    Design and Construction in Stock VO
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Design and Construction in Stock VO

    Lector: Arch. DI Dr. Ing. Klaus-Jürgen Bauer

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The architecturally appropriate treatment of existing as well as of historic structures and their contemporary
    refurbishment and additions is mediated. Using examples, the course illustrates the application of topics such
    as protection of buildings and monuments, soil mechanics, reconstruction of historical structures and
    equipment as well as how to evaluate the state of the building and the economic measures for energyefficient
    refurbishment (building envelope, systems engineering)

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Presentation Techniques SE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Presentation Techniques SE

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

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The essential strategic aspects of preparing a presentation are taught by means of specific exercises;
    examples of various presentation options and essential aspects of personal appearance are also practiced.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    Seminar

    Language

    German

    Construction Law VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Construction Law VO

    Lector: Mag. Gerald Fuchs

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Based on the constitutional principles, the lecture is devoted to special safety aspects of construction and
    planning law. Understanding for the secondary laws of building regulations, as well as for trade, the
    environment and nature conservation law topics is encouraged. The application or implementation of
    legislation is demonstrated by means of case studies.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Design 2 UE
    2 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Design 2 UE

    Lector: Matthias Bresseleers, MArch., DI Isabel Espinoza Tratter

    2 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The studio blends basic knowledge into a complex urban design.
    From the perspective of creative engagement with a holistic architectural approach the task is to observe all
    relevant points of view, to develop and implement all the way into the detail stages of the design.
    The studio aims to explore differentiated positions and develop urban planning and architecture in all its
    possible and different effects. It is prepared using scale plans, models, perspective sketches, renderings and
    descriptions.
    Based on the plans and the model, a public presentation of the participating partners is required.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Presentation and Submission

    Teaching methods

    Exercise

    Language

    German

    Facility Management VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Facility Management VO

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Patrick Jaritz, MBA

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The course provides a basic understanding of the tasks, possibilities and areas of Facility Management, its
    different tasks and roles whereby facility management is explained in the sense of EN 15221 as a
    management strategy.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Building Design VO
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Building Design VO

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

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Building typology or design is the systematic framework for scientific research and development of the
    building concept and for translating research into the teaching environment. The main objective here is to
    expand the hitherto linear relationship between program of use and architecture into a complex reference
    field, in which new factors incorporate.
    Within this expanded research and analysis framework the focus is on design, thus developing skills for using
    the typologies as a method.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Building Physics VO
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Building Physics VO

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Malgorzata Sommer-Nawara

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The basic principles of building simulation methods are taught in order to deepen students' understanding of
    building physics.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Green Leading UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Green Leading UE

    Lector: DI(FH) Gert Widu

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    By means of exercises, sustainable leadership is to be tried out, stakeholders oriented instruments and tools
    are to be develop which will be used on fictitious projects in work groups.
    The aim is to provide the students with tools for their professional careers, which they can use in connection
    with their projects or enterprises.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    40% participation
    60% final presenation

    Teaching methods

    Exercise

    Language

    German

    Integral Planning 1 UE
    2 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Integral Planning 1 UE

    Lector: DI, Dr. Julia Bachinger, Ing. Bernd Höfferl, MSc., Dipl.-Ing. Günter Klein, Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Ing. Gunther Koppelhuber, M.Arch.(AA), Ing. Anton Oster, MSc., Dipl.-Ing. Reinhard Schneider, DI Dr. techn. Thomas Sommerauer, DI Paul Track

    2 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The students work on a design task while considering the aspects of architectural design, structural design
    and building physics.
    The studio sims to develop the design with regard to users' profiles, building technology, building physics,
    structural and energy concepts as well as landscape planning. It is prepared using scale plans, models,
    perspective sketches, renderings and descriptions.
    Based on the plans and the model, a public presentation of the participating partners is required.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    Exercise

    Language

    German

    Organization and Management of Construction projects VO
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Organization and Management of Construction projects VO

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Josef Gose

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The course provides insight into the complex processes involved in handling construction projects. It conveys
    an understanding of the relationships and interactions between the project participants. Using various
    management methods tools, it shows how to cope with complexity. In addition, the significant risks and
    confounding factors as well as solutions for problems are discussed via practical examples.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Design and Construction in Stock UE
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Design and Construction in Stock UE

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Featured are architectural documentations (electronic display), building research and material and failure
    analysis, as well as planning approaches practiced in order to historically preserve structures. The exercise
    includes tasks of historic preservation of monuments and places as well as tasks regarding design and style.
    In the context of historical architecture and engineering, the course presents and examines details of
    revitalization projects.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    Excursion

    Language

    German

    Sculptural Design UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Sculptural Design UE

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

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The exercise provides theoretical and practical knowledge of the basic tools and techniques for the threedimensional
    design process. Students are faced with learning about, testing and deepening various analog
    and digital representation methods. A focus is on the interaction of various performative materials and tools.
    In-depth analysis and design studies are carried out through the development of sculptural objects.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    Exercise

    Language

    German

    Spatial Planning VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Spatial Planning VO

    Lector: ZT DI Roland Krebs, MBA

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The course provides an overview of the various tasks of spatial planning as well as a theoretical and
    methodological pool of possibilities for the analysis of spaces. Using examples, alternative solutions are
    presented and discussed for previously analyzed problems.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Urban Development VO
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Urban Development VO

    Lector: Matthias Bresseleers, MArch.

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The course advances the ability to theoretically discuss current urban topics with regard to design tasks.
    Theoretical aspects are taught using practical examples of urban planning and development. Knowledge of
    the diverse implications in artistic and architectural, ecological and social terms, and the development of
    creative solutions are at the center.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Presentation and Submission

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Exercise Excursion UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Exercise Excursion UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The data collected during an architectural documentation is evaluated, processed methodically and presented.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    Exercise

    Language

    German

    Urban Energy Systems VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Urban Energy Systems VO

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

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Basics in urban energy requirements; energy mix, thermal and electrical energy needs Energy system in urban environments; energy efficiency in buildings; integration of renewable energy systems Energy infrastructure requirements; building to grid; electrical and thermal networks; load management; emobility Modelling and energy concepts development; basics in data analysis

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final written paper

    Teaching methods

    Lecture supported by single- and group exercises

    Language

    German

    Building Biology VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Building Biology VO

    Lector: DI Dr. Bernhard Lipp

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Building biology is a collective term for the comprehensive science of the interactions between people and
    their built environment. At the center of the considerations are the effects of buildings on human health and
    well-being. The environmental friendliness of the buildings also plays a certain role.
    The lecture on building biology has the following main topics:
    - Building biology and science
    - Thermal comfort
    - Indoor air quality and humidity
    - Electromagnetic fields and health
    - Acoustic comfort
    - Light, colors and health

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Written exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Building Contracts VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Building Contracts VO

    Lector: Mag. Wolfgang Hussian

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Based on constitutional principles and practical examples, the lecture unveils the topic of contracting for
    planners and engineers and discusses special legal topics regarding the building economy and building
    operations like for example the implementation of construction contracts, including the processing of
    deviations from contractual agreements and the possibilities of dispute resolution.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Ethics for Architects VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Ethics for Architects VO

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr.phil. Kristian Faschingeder

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The basics of responsible behavior for all categories of those involved in planning and construction, allinclusive
    architectural concepts and basic ethical values are conveyed.
    The objective is to train the judgment in order to develop solutions in the development of sustainable
    architecture, taking into account ethical aspects.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Open Space Planning ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Open Space Planning ILV

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Carla Lo

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The themes of contemporary landscape architecture are discussed in terms of ecological, functional,
    technical, social and design issues, first in the urban planning sense at macro level and then as pertains
    object design at micro level. Building on knowledge about typologies and landscape architecture (creation of
    space, design elements), concrete disciplinary areas of landscape architecture are incorporated and worked
    on in an interdisciplinary manner.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    ILV

    Language

    German

    Contemporary Architecture VO
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Contemporary Architecture VO

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Martin Aichholzer

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Presentation of actual examples of sustainable, contemporary architecture in form of guest lectures.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test summarizing the presentations (individual work)

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Interior Design ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Interior Design ILV

    Lector: Dipl. Ing. Peter Hanousek, Mag.art Johann Moser

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Starting from the hypothesis that interior design generates tangible spaces and associated objects, detailed
    principles of design, performance and function of our built habitats and interior qualities (lighting, acoustics
    and interior detailing) are conveyed in order to be included in interdisciplinary projects.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    ILV

    Language

    German

    Integral Planning 2 UE
    2 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Integral Planning 2 UE

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Martin Aichholzer, DI, Dr. Julia Bachinger, Ing. Bernd Höfferl, MSc., Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Ing. Gunther Koppelhuber, M.Arch.(AA), Ing. Anton Oster, MSc., Dipl.-Ing. Reinhard Schneider, DI Dr. techn. Thomas Sommerauer, DI Paul Track

    2 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Students solve a design task in its following aspects and in interdisciplinary team (students of architecture
    and students of civil engineering ): architectural design, planning for permit approval, construction-related
    tasks (eg preparation of tender documents, spreadsheets, etc. ), structural design, execution drawings ,
    calculation , construction sequencing and project management, building physics.
    The studio aims to develop the design, including the principles of integral design in interdisciplinary teams. It
    is prepared using scale plans, models, perspective sketches, renderings and descriptions.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Projectpresentation, professional discussion

    Teaching methods

    Exercise

    Language

    German

    Life Cycle Management ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Life Cycle Management ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Rainer Stempkowski

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Students are trained to use Life Cycle Management during the planning process so that buildings are
    understood as dynamic products that must be integral, energy- efficient and flexible during both planning and
    construction stages. The focus of the course is on the representation of various aspects, methods, principles
    and rules of life-cycle management and the resulting problems of optimizing the lifecycle of a building.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    ILV

    Language

    German

    Ecology in tendering, awarding and accounting ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Ecology in tendering, awarding and accounting ILV

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Barbara Groß

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Building on existing foundations of tender, award and accounting skills the selection and procurment of
    construction services are presented. Further possible procedures for examination and accounting of
    construction work are discussed. Additional to that wie talk about the possibilities to include integrate
    environmental aspects in tenders, awarding and accounting.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Tutorials as teamwork + individual test in writing

    Teaching methods

    ILV

    Language

    German

    Site Supervision ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Site Supervision ILV

    Lector: DI Dr. techn. Thomas Sommerauer

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The students learn and understand the essence, function and tasks of on-site construction supervision. The
    lecture conveys the legal bases and the actions associated with the power of representation. The topics
    include: the coordination of individual companies on the construction site, the control of contractual
    employment, production work as well as the time, cost and quality control.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Lecture: Seminar + Final Exam; Distance Learning; continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    ILV

    Language

    German

    Project Development VO
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Project Development VO

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The course provides an overview of all aspects of real estate development using examples. The necessity for
    a solid project development analysis and evaluation methods are explained in theory and practice and
    practiced interactively with concrete projects. Apart from the legal aspects, the participants of project
    development and their tasks are discussed.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    Lecture

    Language

    German

    Master‘s Seminar SE
    3 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Master‘s Seminar SE

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Martin Aichholzer

    3 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The course oversees the Master Thesis, the interim presentations as well as the students' final presentations.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Seminar

    Language

    German

    Master‘s Thesis MT
    0 SWS
    27 ECTS

    Master‘s Thesis MT

    0 SWS   27 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    In the master's thesis students are required to comply with specific research topics of sustainable architecture
    and to take into account economic, efficient, social and possibly historical aspects. Task of the master thesis
    is to demonstrate that the ability exists to handle a complex task and disciplinary methods accordingly.
    The task can be selected by the students in agreement with the qualifications of the program.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final Test

    Teaching methods

    DA

    Language

    German

    Number of teaching weeks
    15 per semester


    After graduation

    As a graduate of this program, a wide range of professional fields and career opportunities are open to you. Find out where your path can lead you.

    The demand for architecture green building experts is rising both for the construction of new buildings and the revitalization of existing buildings. As a graduate you can design energy-efficient buildings and develop building concepts. Your professional activities will include the execution and detailed planning as well as the preparation and editing of calls for tender, the examination of offers and awarding of contracts. Your interdisciplinary education will also prepare you for construction tasks, such as supervision, and facility management during ongoing operation. With the master’s degree program you will be qualified for positions of responsibility, including project or construction management.

    • Engineering and architectural offices

    • Construction industry and building trade

    • Consulting agencies

    • Public and private building contractors

      • Building inspection authorities and administrative bodies in the public sector

      • Real estate related services

      • Construction departments of private clients (chain stores, insurance companies, banks)



        Networking with graduates and organizations

        We closely cooperate with renowned companies in commerce and industry, universities, institutions and schools. This ensures that you have points of contact for professional internships, job opportunities or your participation in research and development activities. Major players in the construction industry such as the PORR Group, STRABAG SE or ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG will support you in various funding programs, provide insights into professional practice, offer the chance of rare part-time jobs or accompany you with professional expertise and collegial advice. You can find many of our cooperations on the website of our Campusnetzwerk. A look at them is always worthwhile and may lead you to a new job or to an interesting event of our cooperation partners!

        Contact

        Head of Degree Program

        Secretary's office

        Manuela Schriefl
        Lisa Wegleitner, BEd

        Favoritenstraße 226, P.1.07
        1100 Wien
        +43 1 606 68 77-2230
        +43 1 606 68 77-2239
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