Architecture – Green Building

Bachelor, full-time

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.

Contact us

Contact us!

Manuela Schriefl
Lisa Wegleitner, BEd

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

Map main campus Favoriten (Google Maps)

Office hours during the semester
By arrangement

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

Application period for the academic year 2022/23

18th October 2021 to 15th June 2022

tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,361

+ ÖH premium + contribution2
One time: package of norms ca. € 320-350,-

 

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)

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 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 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

  • Architecture degree recognized throughout the EU
  • Skills for design, planning, construction and project management
  • Sustainability requirements, from planning to disposal

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. Graduates of the Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program Architecture - Green Building at FH Campus Wien, as well as university graduates, have the opportunity to use the professional title of “Architect” in the future.


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

LectureSWSECTS
Building Materials ILV

Building Materials ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

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 exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

12
Building Construction 1 ILV

Building Construction 1 ILV

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

BK lecture: building physics, foundations, walls, stairs

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

24
Building Materials and Green Building VO

Building Materials and Green Building VO

1SWS
1ECTS

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

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

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

Language

German

11
CAD UE

CAD UE

2SWS
2ECTS

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

Continuous assessment
The assessment tool for partial performances will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture with LCD projector, cooperation of the students,
Deepening of the subject matter through exercises (homework) and
Self-study.

Language

German

22
Descriptive Geometry 1 VO

Descriptive Geometry 1 VO

1SWS
1ECTS

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Learning guided by the the worksheets.

Language

German

11
Introduction to Green Building VO

Introduction to Green Building VO

1SWS
1ECTS

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 exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

11
Design 1 - Exercise UE

Design 1 - Exercise UE

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
The assessment tool for partial performances will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Exercise

Language

German

24
Freehand Drawing and Sketching 1 UE

Freehand Drawing and Sketching 1 UE

1SWS
1ECTS

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

Continuous assessment
The assessment tool for partial performances will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Exercise

Language

German

11
Building Physics 1 - Basics VO

Building Physics 1 - Basics VO

3SWS
3ECTS

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 exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

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

Language

German

33
Planning and Design 1 ILV

Planning and Design 1 ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

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

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

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

Language

German

12
- UE

- UE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

In the course different model making techniques and model representation possibilities in different scales, with different materials and in different model making techniques are analyzed and the manufacturing basics are deepened.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
The assessment tool for partial performances will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Exercise

Language

German

11
Basics of Public Law VO

Basics of Public Law VO

2SWS
2ECTS

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 exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

22
Plan Generation and Structural Drawing ILV

Plan Generation and Structural Drawing ILV

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

In the subject "PLANDARSTELLUNG UND BAUTECHNISCHES ZEICHNEN" the basics of drawing, building regulations and submission planning are taught.
A submission plan and a foreman's plan excerpt are to be drawn in the exercise.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
The assessment tool for partial performances will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Exercise

Language

German

22
Theory of Statics and Strength of Materials 1 VO

Theory of Statics and Strength of Materials 1 VO

2SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of statics, force concept, determination of the supporting forces of rigid bodies, basics of the determination of internal forces, trusses, determination of centers of gravity, sliding verification, tilting verification, area moment of inertia

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

23
Visualization VO

Visualization VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

11

LectureSWSECTS
Construction- and Regional Planning Law VO

Construction- and Regional Planning Law VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to spatial planning, in public construction law and in the legal system in Austria. The relationship of the building lease to other legal matters of public law. The basic provisions of the Building Code for Vienna and its subsidiary legislation (building, town planning, building site creation, resource usage agreements and procedures, authorities and parties). Ancillary provisions for building code for Vienna. Overview of the system of investment law in Austria.

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

11
Building Construction 2 - Exercise I UE

Building Construction 2 - Exercise I UE

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
The assessment tool for partial performances will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Exercise

Language

German

22
Building Construction 2 VO

Building Construction 2 VO

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

BK Lecture: basement, ceilings, windows, flat roof

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

22
Construction Management VO

Construction Management VO

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of construction site organization, building management and the building industry.
Methods of costing and cost tracking and cost control.
Basics of construction planning and scheduling.
Fundamentals of quality and performance control.
Introduction to the management of claims.
Application of construction and contract law.

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

22
Descriptive Geometry 2 VO

Descriptive Geometry 2 VO

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to Rhino3D using the example of curves and surfaces
Parametric drawing with Grasshopper
Optimization with Galapagos

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture with examples

Language

German

22
Design 2 - Exercise UE

Design 2 - Exercise UE

2SWS
8ECTS

Lecture contents

- Implementation of a design task: preparation of general data, analysis, collection of examples, collection of materials, study of parameters, definition of essential design criteria,
finding the design idea, alternative studies, further development and formulation of the design to the specified level of detail, presentation in the required plans and scales, model, perspective sketches, rendering, description -
public oral presentation based on the plans and the model

.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
The assessment tool for partial performances will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Exercise

Language

German

28
Freehand Drawing and Sketching 2 UE

Freehand Drawing and Sketching 2 UE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Presentation techniques in color, schematic representation of buildings and bodies, interpretation of materiality through the use of various analog media.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
The assessment tool for partial performances will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Exercise

Language

German

11
Planning and Design 2 VO

Planning and Design 2 VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Guidance in the process of producing architecture of one's own projects beginning with the analysis of basic forms, through the examination of functionality and use, to the clarification of architectural demands. Conscious reflection on the relationship between hand and mind, idea and visual implementation.

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Rapid development of individual skills through the acquisition of theoretical knowledge.

Language

German

11
Innovative Energy Strategies 1 VO

Innovative Energy Strategies 1 VO

3SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to energy concepts
Basis in energy concept development
Renewable energy systems
Heating systems: distribution, storage and generation
Electrical systems: storage and generation
Ventilation systems: basic concepts and systems
Energy certificate, calculation of heating loads

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

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

Language

German

33
Steel and Wood Construction VO

Steel and Wood Construction VO

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics, material properties, design based on calculations of torque of shear force, torsion load, trusses, frames, stability, fire protection, connections, wind-bracing, corrosion protection, welding and screw connections, exercises, evidence according to Eurocode 1 of 1993 and 1995-1 EUROCODE.

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

22
Reinforced Concrete Engineering VO

Reinforced Concrete Engineering VO

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Effect of reinforced concrete, material characteristics, plan representation of components and structures made of reinforced concrete, rated on torque of shear force and Torsional stress SPE, stability, reinforcement, components made of unreinforced concrete, training and assessment of fundamental and support buildings, exercises, certificates according to Eurocode 1992-1.

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

22
Theory of Statics and Strength of Materials 2 ILV

Theory of Statics and Strength of Materials 2 ILV

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

stress analysis (axial stress, shear stress, bending stress), strain, stability analysis, deformation, Proof of stability, deformation, modeling, load derivation, load influence surfaces, preliminary design, stiffening systems, vocabulary list.

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

24

LectureSWSECTS
History of Architecture and Art 1 VO

History of Architecture and Art 1 VO

2SWS
2ECTS

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 exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

22
Theory of Architecture VO

Theory of Architecture VO

1SWS
1ECTS

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 exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture, online Film-clips, short design sketches

Language

German

11
Building Construction - Exercise II UE

Building Construction - Exercise II UE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

BK-Exercise: Structures

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
The assessment tool for partial performances will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Exercise

Language

German

11
Building Construction 3 VO

Building Construction 3 VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

BK Lecture: Structures

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

11
Communication SE

Communication SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to scientific work: Collection of Materials; Outline; Table of Contents; Citation; Notes; Appendix; List of Figures and References; Index; Typeface; Rules of Citation.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Exercise

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

11
Design 3 - Exercise UE

Design 3 - Exercise UE

4SWS
12ECTS

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

Continuous assessment
The assessment tool for partial performances will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Exercise

Language

German

412
Building Physics 2 - Energy Certificates VO

Building Physics 2 - Energy Certificates VO

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture together wirh calculation-exercises and measurements

Language

German

22
Planning and Design 3 VO

Planning and Design 3 VO

1SWS
1ECTS

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 exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

11
Regionally Adapted Building and Design VO

Regionally Adapted Building and Design VO

2SWS
2ECTS

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 exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

22
Regionally Adapted Building and Design - Exercise UE

Regionally Adapted Building and Design - Exercise UE

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Discussion of the 3 criteria for climate-friendly building:
1. Planning, building, using and recycling without disturbing the climate
2. Build according to the specific, local climatic conditions
3. Resilience: To build according to the future climatic conditions
Based on this, climate-friendly buildings are to be designed for 3 specific building sites in different climate zones (Northern Mexico, Colombia and Estonia). In a first step, the conditions must be clarified and then the corresponding buildings must be designed.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
The assessment tool for partial performances will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lectures (power point), discussion, research work on climate and building culture in 3 selected different climate zones, design work with intensive supervision by the lecturers

Language

German

22
Urban Design and Regional Development VO

Urban Design and Regional Development VO

2SWS
2ECTS

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

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lectures, literature research, discussions.

Language

German

22
Water and Buildings VO

Water and Buildings VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Terms and principles in the field of water management and environmental protection.
Basics of urban water construction.
Drinking water supply and drainage.
Alternatives to conventional systems.
Stormwater management.
Water features.
Water fountains, swimming pools.

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

11
Residential Building VO

Residential Building VO

2SWS
2ECTS

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 exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture with rich illustrations and analysis of selected project examples. Discussion between the participants and with the lecturer.

Language

German

22

LectureSWSECTS
Building Construction 4 VO

Building Construction 4 VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

BK lecture: roof trusses, pitched roof, doors

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

11
Work Placement PR

Work Placement PR

0SWS
6ECTS

Lecture contents

The theoretically taught expertise is applied to professional practice.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
The assessment tool for partial performances will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

PR

Language

German

06
Design 4 - Exercise UE

Design 4 - Exercise UE

4SWS
8ECTS

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

Continuous assessment
The assessment tool for partial performances will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Exercise

Language

German-English

48
Building Environment Control - Smart Building VO

Building Environment Control - Smart Building VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Integrative Building Automation
Building automation and networking
Building automation and bus systems
Integration of storage and generation in building management systems.
Possible demands and benefits of the integration with Smart Grid

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

11
Planning and Design 4 VO

Planning and Design 4 VO

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Feature Based Design and Production

Teaching the necessity of process thinking and linking information in digital production. Overview of the overall process starting with data-based design up to automated production with the goal of "mass customization".
Presentation of the fundamentals in the digitalization and automation of production processes (including in the construction industry) with a focus on different manufacturing methods and their useful applications based on case studies.
The course also offers an introduction to the dynamic data-based generation of parametric input values for digital production processes using algorithms as an extension of (static) parametric design methods.

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture / Practical exercise

Language

German

22
Innovative Energy- Exercise UE

Innovative Energy- Exercise UE

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Refrigeration components and systems.
Systems of water-guided refrigeration distribution, storage and delivery.
Cooling load calculation.
Ventilation and air-supported air conditioning in non-residential buildings.
Lighting and Exposure Engineering.
Building operations, instrumentation and control, and building monitoring.
Innovative energy building concepts in non-residential construction.
Cross-building energy concepts.
Thermal building simulation.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
The assessment tool for partial performances will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Exercise

Language

German

22
Innovative Energy Strategies 2 VO

Innovative Energy Strategies 2 VO

3SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

Cooling components and systems.
Systems of water-based cooling distribution, storage and transfer.
Cooling load calculation.
Ventilation and air-based air-conditioning in non-residential construction.
Lighting and imaging techniques.
Innovative energy-efficient building concepts in non-residential buildings.
Support in design 4

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

33
Seminar Parallel to Work Placement SE

Seminar Parallel to Work Placement SE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

In this course the general conditions for the work placement are presented, followed by a discussion of the students' questions.

The students have to present their papers for approx. 5 to 8 minutes in class.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
The assessment tool for partial performances will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

1 LP

Language

German

11
Sociology VO

Sociology VO

1SWS
1ECTS

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 exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

English

11
Introduction to Scientific Work SE

Introduction to Scientific Work SE

1SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

Students write a Bachelor's thesis in accordance with the established writing guidelines of the study programme, which meets the formal requirements of scientific work.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Exercise

Teaching methods

0,75 LP UE + 4,25 LP distance learning (Bachelor thesis)

Language

German-English

15

LectureSWSECTS
Building Construction - Exercise III UE

Building Construction - Exercise III UE

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

BK lecture: floors, facades

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
The assessment tool for partial performances will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Exercise

Language

German

22
Building Construction 5 VO

Building Construction 5 VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

BK lecture: floors, facades

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

11
Digitalization and Innovation VO

Digitalization and Innovation VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

- Digitalization in the construction industry
- New approaches in contract management
- Disruptive innovations
- Digitalization and the digital transformation of organizational units
- Examples of digital implementations
- Best Practice - App Development in AT
- Status Quo - Apps Platforms

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

11
Design 5 - Exercise UE

Design 5 - Exercise UE

4SWS
12ECTS

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

Continuous assessment
The assessment tool for partial performances will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Exercise

Language

German

412
Building Design VO

Building Design VO

1SWS
1ECTS

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 exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

11
Planning and Design 5 VO

Planning and Design 5 VO

1SWS
1ECTS

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 exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

11
Fire Protection VO

Fire Protection VO

1SWS
1ECTS

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 exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture, small work in groups

Language

German

11
Lighting Technology VO

Lighting Technology VO

1SWS
1ECTS

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 exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

11
Life-Cycle-Management VO

Life-Cycle-Management VO

2SWS
2ECTS

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 exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

22
Sustainability of Building Components and Constructions VO

Sustainability of Building Components and Constructions VO

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Sustainability of components and constructions

+ Current trends and developments
+ Durability and serviceability of constructions - guidelines and standards
+ Assessment of components and constructions
- simplified/stationary
- detailed/over time
+ Dimensioning and evaluation of components and constructions
+ Transient hygric-thermal simulation of components and constructions
- Building material parameters and modelling
- Climate data
- Output sizes
- Calculation and assessment

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

22
Planning and Renovating Existing Structures VO

Planning and Renovating Existing Structures VO

2SWS
2ECTS

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 exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

22
Social Sustainability ILV

Social Sustainability ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

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

Continuous assessment
The assessment tool for partial performances will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture and field trips

Language

German

12
Daylight & Architecture VO

Daylight & Architecture VO

2SWS
2ECTS

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 exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

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

Language

German

22

LectureSWSECTS
Design 6 - Exercise UE

Design 6 - Exercise UE

3SWS
9ECTS

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

Continuous assessment
The assessment tool for partial performances will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Exercise

Language

German-English

39
Open Space Planning VO

Open Space Planning VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

In the center of the work free space planning is the mediation between landscape architectural planning and action. At the beginning is the clarification of key terms. The landscape as the actual field of action, landscape architecture rather than man-made structures, which have always been transformed. In the city, as well as, in the country, and in between. Types of open spaces and the degree of public opinion contribute to the debate. The next focus is the introduction to the landscape architectonic design. Basics of space education are discussed, as well as the shape of the elements of the free space. Then contemporary projects will be presented and analyzed together.
Basis for the planning of
• private parcels in the city,
• the courts of the country,
• neighborhood garden and community gardens,
• International Garden and
• public open spaces.

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

11
Open Space Planning - Exercise UE

Open Space Planning - Exercise UE

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

The architectural design is based on issues of the named context, the scenic inventory and checking free space-planning requirements. These can be conveyed within the framework of the design exercises and project-oriented exercise.
Methodology of designing for freedom
Application of the theoretical foundations of the lecture in individual projects
Presentation techniques for the presentation.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
The assessment tool for partial performances will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Exercise

Language

German

12
Building Certification Systems VO

Building Certification Systems VO

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to certification systems, their history, development and future significance. Objectives, structure and composition, evaluation methods, aggregated figures, criteria sets of individual methods in comparison, calculation examples.

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

22
Analysis of the Interior VO

Analysis of the Interior VO

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to indoor environmental analysis, air pollutants (VOC, formaldehyde, mold) and room air examination methods, indoor climate, electromagnetic fields, house dust, building hygiene rating, sick building syndrome, airflow measurements.
Recording of parameters, measurements and evaluations for living and working.

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

11
Integral Planning ILV

Integral Planning ILV

3SWS
11ECTS

Lecture contents

The knowledge acquired in individual subjects is applied in an interdisciplinary manner in the execution of a fictitious construction project. The exercise project is worked on in depth by the students in teams. The exercise covers the subject areas of planning, building physics, construction and construction management and spans an arc from the architectural preliminary design to the award.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
The assessment tool for partial performances will be decided on in the first session..

Teaching methods

Exercise with approx. 14-day correction dates.

Language

German

311
Ecology in Tender, Award and Settlement VO

Ecology in Tender, Award and Settlement VO

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Public Procurement and tendering with the service description for constructions.
You learn about the basics of the current BVergG (federal act on public procurement) and common standards.
Contents of the LB-HB 021
Examination of offers according to the BVergG
Element method of ÖNORM B1801-1
Building Information Modeling and tendering

Assessment methods

Final exam
The specific assessment tool will be decided on in the first session.

Teaching methods

Lecture: Bring your notebook and create the specifications with the softwaretools of ABK

Language

German

22
Project Management VO

Project Management VO

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

see integrated Moodle course - partial excerpt
:- construct "project" and project management approaches-
project

types and project delimitation-
tools and methods of project management:
- goal definition and project order



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project structure plan




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environment analysis





- project






organization






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scheduling and cost planning -
project

manual

Assessment methods

Final exam
Formative Assessment

Teaching methods

see integrated Moodle course - partial excerpt
:This course is partly (50% of the course content) held according to the Flipped Classroom concept. This means that the theoretical input is provided in advance as part of an online phase, in order to deepen the theoretical content in the presence of practical exercises and tasks.

Approx. 50% of the course content is acquired by the students via lecture, group work, presentation and discussion of the exercise examples.

Language

German

22

Number of teaching weeks
15 per semester

Language of instruction
German

Times
Mon to Fri, from 8.45 a.m.

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


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. You can use the job title of “Architect” after completing your Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Architecture - Green Building at FH Campus Wien once you have three years of practical experience and have successfully passed the civil engineering exam.

  • 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

more

Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Master, part-time

more

Building Services Engineering

Master course for advanced professional training, part-time

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Admission

  • General higher education entrance qualification
    • University entrance qualification or degree from a general or vocational secondary school
    • University entrance exam (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. Qualification to study examination
  • University entrance exam (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)
  • Relevant professional qualification with additional exams
    Minimum age 20 (with three years of vocational school) or 22 years. You may have obtained your vocational qualification through a pertinent apprenticeship, foreman exam or verifiable occupation within the construction sector. If you choose this method of admission, please contact the Secretary's Office. There you will receive the necessary forms.

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 in 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 20th June 20 2022.

  • Fully completed and signed application form
  • Birth certificate
  •  Passport or Personal ID
  • University entrance certificate or university entrance exam (Studienberechtigungsprüfung) or proof of professional qualification
  • for non-German speaking applicants: Proof of German language skills level C1
  • Diploma of the 7th grade (AHS, BRG, etc.) or the 4th grade (HTL, HAK, etc.) - all pages of the diploma!

Please send the mentioned documents in paper form only to the following address:

FH Campus Wien
Bachelor Architecture – Green Building
Favoritenstraße 226, P.1.05
1100 Vienna

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 secretary's office of the Department of Building and Design at bau@fh-campuswien.ac.at or +43 1 606 68 77-2230.

The admission procedure includes a written text and an interview with the admission committee and takes place at FH.

  • Aim
    The aim of the admissions process is to offer a place to those persons who complete the multi-stage admissions procedure with the best results. It leads to a ranking of the applicants. The test methods are based on the skills required for the desired profession.
  • Procedure
    The written entrance test includes tasks from logic, general knowledge, spatial awareness, English and German and a drawing test part. Furthermore, a portfolio folder must be prepared in advance. Details about the portfolio folder (PDF 88 KB, content only available in German). Send the portfolio folder in PDF format (maximum 10 MB) by e-mail to Ms. Manuela Schriefl (manuela.schriefl@fh-campuswien.ac.at) at least 14 days before the assigned interview date and also bring the folder to the interview. Electronic submission is a prerequisite for participation in the admission interview. If you need assistance with the preparation and/or creation of your portfolio folder, we recommend that you attend our portfolio course. Details about the course (PDF 89 KB, content only available in German).
    After the written test, applicants have an admission interview that gives a first impression of their qualifications. This includes professional motivation, professional understanding, performance behavior, problem solving, and reflective ability. Each part of the test is evaluated with points.
  • Criteria
    The criteria leading to admission are exclusively performance-related. The geographical origin of the applicant has no influence on the admission decision. The admission requirements must be fulfilled. The final ranking of applicants is determined after completion of the above-mentioned admission procedure.

The Admissions Committee, which also includes the Head of the degree program and the Lecturers' Association, allocates the study places on the basis of the ranking. 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 June/beginning of July 2022 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.

Admission procedure
You will receive an invitation to the admissions procedure after positive examination of all relevant documents. You will receive the exact date and schedule for the admission interviews approximately one week before the date. Due to the increased amount of time required for the admission interviews, it is possible that additional admission appointments will be postponed - this depends on the number of applicants.

  • Wednesday, 20th April 2022
  • Monday, 23rd May 2022
  • Tuesday, 21st June 2022

The dates are assigned and cannot be freely chosen.

Please note that there will be a team building workshop for our freshmen the week of 8/22/2022 through 8/29/2022. Participation is mandatory!

Studying with disabilities

If you have any questions regarding accessibility or if you have a specific need in the admission procedure due to an impairment, please contact Ursula Weilenmann for organizational reasons as early as possible at barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at.

Since we try to take into account individual needs due to disabilities when conducting the written admission test, we ask you to indicate in your online application to Weilenmann in which form you require support.

Your contact person in the department Gender & Diversity Management
Mag.a Ursula Weilenmann
barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at
http://www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/barrierefrei

 

International

Take the opportunity to do an internship or study semester abroad as part of your studies. The degree program and the International Office will be happy to support you.

More information on studying abroad


Contact

Secretary's office

Manuela Schriefl
Lisa Wegleitner, BEd

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

Map main campus Favoriten (Google Maps)

Office hours during the semester
By arrangement

Teaching staff and research staff

> FH-Prof. DI Dr.techn. Markus Vill

Head of Academic Course Technical Building Equipment, Structural Engineering and Rehabilitation Technology for the Real Estate Industry, Academic Staff

Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

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!

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