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.
Karin Maria Netzer, BABirgit ScholzeDIin Heidelinde Fischl (Maternity leave)Favoritenstraße 226, P.1.071100 ViennaT: +43 1 606 68 77-2230F: +43 1 606 68 email@example.com
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Office hours during the semester
Mon, Tue, Thur and Fri, 8.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.Wed, 1.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Application period for the academic year 2020/21
17th October 2019 to 13th May 2020
tuition fee / semester:
+ ÖH premium + contribution**
* Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester
**for additional study expenses (currently up to €83 depending on degree program and year)
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.
In the 15 years and more that FH Campus Wien has been running civil engineering programs, the university of applied sciences has built up a wealth of expertise and a broad network that offers you numerous possibilities during your program, when seeking an internship and when embarking on a career. Aside from architect's offices, this network includes reputable construction firms such as STRABAG SE, which cooperates with FH Campus Wien in the further education of its staff and other areas. You will also benefit from the knowledge you acquire in R&D projects. Aside from well-founded theory, practical relevance is our top priority. For this reason the program offers you a chance to apply yourself to a large-scale, future-focused project. One course invites you to develop ideas for expanding Altes Landgut, our main site in the new Verteilerkreis district of the city. There is a real chance that your ideas will be transformed into reality within a few years. We also offer regular training through our series of seminars dealing with selected topics from the construction business. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.
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.
Lector: DI. Dr.techn. Anton Pech
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Heinrich Bruckner
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.
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Tobias Steiner
- ecological performance of relevant building materials - different assessment methods für building materials and constructions- alternative construction methods with reduced enviromental footprint
VO: presentations and independent consolidation of the topic with various exercises and examples
Lector: Andrea Filkova, BSc, DI Lukas Kruczynski, Vera Neulinger, Juliane Magdalena Sigl, BSc, Ing Andreas Vondrasek
The first lecture gives you an overview from CAD to Building Information Modeling (BIM).Topics:User Interface and Work EnvironmentSettings and OptionsWorking with Baseelements, modifying and multiplying Objects Numerical Input, Coordination SystemsWorking with ‚intelligent‘ Buildingobjects (Wall, Slab, Window, Door, Stair, …)Spaces, Areas, Dimensioning,Storeys, creating Sections, Views, Submission and works plansLayout, Plotting
Test at the own notebook (modeling a simple Building)
Lecture with LCD projector and collaboration of the studentsExercises and self study with the ArchiCAD manual
Lector: DI Dr. Christian Hölzl
1. Preliminary remarks2. Types of representation3. From the foundation to the excavation - orthographic projection4. Ichnography, elevation and sheer plan of a building5. Roof design6. Illustrative images of spatial objects7. Perspective pictures - the central projection8. Shadow in parallel lighting
Final exam. The maximal number of points is 30. Points Mark===== ==== 27 - 30 1 24 - 26 2 21 - 23 3 18 - 20 4 0 - 17 5
Learning guided by the the worksheets.
Lector: Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Ursula Schneider
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.
Lector: DI Bence Horvath, Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Hildegard Sint
First steps own style-driven work under supervision, coping with a small, simple building task.
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Hannes Gröblacher, Mag. art Mei-Fang Hsieh, Mag.-Art. Peter Nachtigall
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.
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Doris Österreicher, MSc
Introduction to Building PhysicsBasics heat insulation Climate data and user profilesProperties of materials and components, calculation of U-valuesHeating balance, heating demand, energy certificateBasics in protection against condensation, Glaser diagramBasics in summer overheating and avoidance of overheating
Final written Exam 1,5h45min theoretical part / 45 practical exampleGrades of the Exam based on correctness and completeness
Lecture supported by single- and group exercisesUse of Calculation and Simulation-Tools
Lector: Dr. DI Renate Hammer, MAS
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.
Ten clearly defined and limited tasks to the following topics to be solved independently:Form, function, material, proportion, architecture, venue, space, usage, living, workingAssessment criteria:Correspondence of content of task and solution resulting in correctness and completenessAutonomy of approach, clear presentationHand in as collection in a sketchpad at the end of the ILV as final test
ILV Fast individual progress through a combination of acquisition of theoretical knowledge and applied work.
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Gerald Leonidas Schafferer
Lector: FH-Prof. DI Christian Polzer
Fundamental theory of statics; the concept of force; calculating the supporting forces in rigid bodies; calculating cutting forces; introduction to kinematics; the concept of virtual work; trusses; stress and strain of bodies and materials; calculating tension; static equilibrium
written exam after the course
Lector: Ing Andreas Vondrasek
In-depth training regarding CAD / BIM - programs, basics of image processing, the basics of the layout.Rendering with Cinerender/ARCHICAD
Lector: Mag.iur. Henriette Huber
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.
Lector: FH-Prof. DI (FH) Karl Kaineder
Lector: DI Dr. Edmund Spitzenberger
Lector: FH-Prof.in DIin(FH) Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Bódvay, DI Dr. Edmund Spitzenberger
Lector: Mag. art Mei-Fang Hsieh, Min.Rat DI Franz Neuwirth, Monika Scheuch, BA
Lector: FH-Prof.in DIin(FH) Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Bódvay, DI Dr.techn. Jochen Hoog
Lector: DI Dr. Karl Heinz Hollinsky
Lector: DI Irmengard Mayer, Mag. Alexander Potucek
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.
Lector: Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Ing. Dörte Kuhlmann
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.
Lector: Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Hildegard Sint, Arch. DI Michael Wildmann
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.
Lector: DI Dr. Peter Holzer
Building-Heat-BalanceDesigning for specific climate conditionsThermal comfortNoise protection and acousticsHeat-bridge analysisfire protection
written exam, no additional material allowed,with qualitative questions, multiple choice and calculation examples
Lecture together wirh calculation-exercises and measurements
Lector: Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Hildegard Sint
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.
Lector: Martha C. Enriquez-Reinberg, lic. Arq., vis.Prof., Architket Dipl.-Ing. Georg W. Reinberg, M.Arch.
Lector: DI Johannes Kislinger
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.
Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Manfred Steiner
Communication - definitions; communicative conditions; Forms of communication: free speech (rhetoric): Preliminary planning; Word definition; Basic models for speeches; Features an intelligible speech; Breathing and speech exercises; proper breathing; real talk. Nonverbal communication - body language; Facial expressions; Gesture; Proximity / distance; Outfit.
Lector: Barry Jenkins, BSc (Hons)
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.
Application of the included in the lecture content, development of plans and typologies, look for self contribution for the development of modern living.Construction survey of an existing building.Draft rehabilitation and extension of the incorporated building.
Quality of the design, the research work and the construction survey
Building survey, research, design support
Lector: vis.Prof., Architket Dipl.-Ing. Georg W. Reinberg, M.Arch.
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).
Lector: FH-Prof.in DIin(FH) Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Bódvay, Dipl.-Ing. Marlene Wagner
Lector: DI Dr. Bernhard Lipp
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Martin Aichholzer
Lector: Mag. Architekt Antonio Leonte
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Karl Grimm
Lector: FH-Prof.in DIin(FH) Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Bódvay, DI in Michaela Kopp, BSc, Mag. Arch. Veit Pedit, Ing. Mag. Arch. Andreas Wörndl, MAS
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.
Lector: FH-Prof.in DIin(FH) Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Bódvay, Ing. Mag. Arch. Andreas Wörndl, MAS
Lector: DI Dieter Werner, MSc
Basics of fire protection and fire protection concepts: legal and technical basics, fire protection planningContents of fire protection concepts: Fundamentals of structural, technical, organizational fire protectionFire protection concepts in practice
VO, small work in groups
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Gudrun Schach
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.
Lector: MMag. Philipp Kaufmann, MMAS
Strategic principles of lifecycle planning and operation of buildingsInfluences of construction, building and equipment life cycleBasis for the calculation of life-cycle costs,Classification and calculation of life cycle costs on the basis of the ÖNORM B1801-1Basics of constructional and technical maintenance management of buildings
Lector: DI (FH) Felix Heisinger, Dipl.-Ing. Tobias Steiner
Assembling of building materials and construction details for sustainable construction, choice of materials, environmental characteristics, recyclability, maintainability, deconstruction, separability, recycling, Cradle to Cradle, pure substance joining techniques.Use and applicability of recycled materials.The focus is on the overall design.Methods and instruments for assessment are presented in various stages of planning and use.
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Walter Hüttler, DI Dr. Edmund Spitzenberger
Building culturally appropriate handling of the inventoryDealing with the historic structures and their time appropriate extensionApplication 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 - educationLegislative issues, impact of new construction on the Foundation of adjacent buildings,Legal or regulatory provisions in attic-buildings or increases,Examples.
Lector: DI Petra Hendrich, BA
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.
Final Test and assignment
VO and field trips
Lector: Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Vladimir Vukovic
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.
Active participation in the lectures, literature research, final exam.
Lectures, literature research, discussions.
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.
Final TestWritten final test. Results of defined tasks done during the lecture (measuring protocol or similar) could be added to the test within the first attempt. Assessment criteria:correctnesscompletenessautonomy of approachclear presentation
VOLecture with practical exercises and application of simulation tools and measuring instruments
Lector: Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Hildegard Sint, DI Dr. Karin Katharina Tielsch, Mag. Arch. Constance Weiser
Lector: DI Srdan Ivkovic
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dominik Scheuch, DI
Lector: Isabella Dornigg, MSc, Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Cristina Florit Schmid
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Peter Tappler
Lector: DI Monika Ilg
Number of teaching weeks 15 per semester
TimesMon-Fri, 8.45 a.m.-5.15 p.m.
Language of instructionGerman
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.
Master course for advanced professional training, part-time
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section. In specific cases the head of the program may formally recognize a qualification. Qualification to study examination
Minimum age 20 (with three years of vocational school) or 22 years. You may have obtained your vocational qualification through a pertinent apprenticeship, foreman examination or verifiable occupation within the construction sector.
A total of 36 places are available each year on the Bachelor program in Architecture - Green Building. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:1,5.
To apply you will require the following documents:
Please note!It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.
The selection process consists of a written test and an interview with the selection committee.
AimThe aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the multi-level selection process with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skills needed for an applicant's chosen profession.
ProcedureThe written selection test comprises tasks in logic, general knowledge, spatial perception, German and English as well as a drawing section. Applicants then undergo a selection interview to provide a first impression of their personal aptitude. The qualities interviewers are looking for include professional motivation, an understanding of the profession, performance, problem-solving and a capacity for careful consideration. Points are assigned to each section of the test.
CriteriaThe criteria for acceptance are based solely on performance. The geographical origin of the applicant has no influence on the selection decision. The selection requirements must be met in all cases. Applicants are evaluated according to the following weighting system: > Written selection test 75% > Selection interview 25% The selection committee (which comprises, among others, the head of the academic section and representatives of the teaching staff) awards places to the applicants who score highest in the tests. The process as a whole and all test and assessment results from the selection process are documented in a transparent and verifiable manner.
Head of Bachelor's Degree Program Architecture - Green Building, Academic Staff T: +43 1 606 68 77-2231 firstname.lastname@example.org
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