Academic Expert Program

Building Services Engineering



Building Services Engineering

The rapid march of environmental technologies is making automated building services one of the most innovative fields of the construction sector, and one that is inextricably linked to demands for energy efficiency and environmentally sound construction. This program covers all aspects of heating, ventilation, climate control and electrical systems along with low energy and passive house standards. It aims to give you a command of the system as a whole.

Continuing Higher Education Programmes according to § 9 FHG

Building and Design


Final degree

Academic expert for Building Services Engineering

Duration of course
2 Semesters
Organisational form

Tuition fee

once payment € 8,922,- 

Alternative model for semi-annual installments1

+ÖH premium

Language of instruction

Currently no application possible

Study places


1 Alternative model for semi-annual installments can be found under "Costs"

Before the studies

Your aim is to learn more about civil engineering and emerging technologies linked to specific building installations. Your own environmental awareness motivates you to adopt sustainable approaches, while your understanding of economics enables to you recognize what is actually feasible. You regard components as parts of an overall system rather than individual parts. In weighing up the various options, your thought process is linked-up and solution-focused. Intellectually you like to be ahead of your time; in practical terms you live in the here and now.

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.

  • Higher education entrance qualification:
    • School leaving certificate from a secondary school or a secondary technical school
    • Secondary school vocational certificate (Berufsreifeprüfung)
    • 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.
    • University entrance qualification examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)
    • Relevant professional qualification with additional examinations
      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.

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

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

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. 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 an hour, please contact the secretariat of the Department of Building and Design at or +43 1 606 68 77-2200.

The admission procedure consists of an interview with the admission committee.


Variant A

One-time payment: € 8,922

Payable 4 weeks before start of the first semester.

Variant B

Semester fee € 4,599 (total amount € 9,198)

Payable around 4 weeks before start of each semester

Can I afford the degree program?

Financial aid is available for academic courses, master courses and for courses and seminars.

You can find information about funding agencies under grants and scholarships.

During the studies

In the 20 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 both during your program and in your subsequent professional life. This network includes construction firms such as STRABAG SE, which cooperates with FH Campus Wien in the further education of its staff and other areas. The final milestone on the educational pathway is the start of the Green Building architecture program. Students in the program benefit because we provide the necessary interfaces between modern building services and civil engineering and architecture in-house. Aside from interdisciplinary theory, practical relevance is our top priority. During the program you will work on an interdisciplinary building equipment project, planning a complex system of building equipment for a commercial or a residential structure. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.

It is no longer enough to 'tack on' a solution as an afterthought: clients demand comprehensive, forward-looking concepts that include efficient and flexible answers to the trends and usages of the future. That's why rather than focus on the development or production of individual systems, this program revolves around the ways in which heating, ventilation, cooling, sanitary and electrical components in a system interact, with particular reference to civil engineering and architecture.

Aside from the study of low energy and passive house standards, it is the emphasis on taking the whole system into consideration from initial planning stage to interdisciplinary interface that makes this program special. You will have achieved your goal only when a system's entire cycle - from production to application - delivers positive energy performance: at that point, a building is operating sustainably and self-sufficiently.

This academic expert program links all aspects of heating, ventilation, climate control and electrical systems with low energy and passive house standards.

  • You will become familiar with various forms of renewable energy generation and water supply systems,
  • and work with regenerative sources such as photovoltaics, geothermal energy, solar thermal energy and groundwater.
  • You will acquire a knowledge of electrical networks and systems for buildings.
  • At the same time, you will develop an understanding of methods for controlling, monitoring and quantifying technical systems, supply facilities and installations.

Semester dates
Winter semester: September to December
Summer semester: February to June

Thur, 5.30 p.m-9.30 p.m.
Fri, 8.45 a.m.-6.15 p.m.
Sat, 8.45 a.m.-1.00 p.m.

Numer of teaching weeks
8 per semester

Selection and participation according to available places. There may be separate selection procedures.

After graduation

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

Low energy and passive house construction are established as standard methods in residential building while rapidly gaining ground in the area of office construction. For offices that plan building services, the market is expanding rapidly. Building services experts are in demand from facility management firms, building equipment specialists, the building trade and the construction industry; there are also openings in architecture and planning offices. As a graduate of the program, you will undertake traditional project planning tasks, compile professional tenders or work in the project management area.

  • Facility management

  • Building equipment companies

    • The building trade and construction industry

    • Architecture and planning offices

      Studying made easy

      Bücher mit Geld
      Funding & Scholarships

      More information here

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      Time abroad

      Expertise, language skills, broadening horizons

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      Open Lectures

      Find out more, in German

      Books and laptop
      Center for academic writing
      Intensive German course
      Doctoral Service
      queer @ FH Campus Wien

      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!


      Head of Program

      Secretary's office

      Anna Schüller, MA

      Favoritenstraße 226, P.1.07
      1100 Wien
      +43 1 606 68 77-2660
      +43 1 606 68 77-2239

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      Opening hours during the semester
      By appointment


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