Architecture – Green Building

Master, full-time

What makes this degree program special?

  • Compact and complete architectural degree program
  • Practically oriented education: skills for design, integrated planning, construction and project management
  • Sustainability requirements, from planning to disposal

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.

Overview

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.

Contact us

Contact us!

Secretary's office

Karin Maria Netzer, BA
Birgit Scholze
DIin Heidelinde Fischl (Maternity leave)

Favoritenstraße 226, P.1.07
1100 Vienna
P: +43 1 606 68 77-2230
F: +43 1 606 68 77-2239
bau@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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Duration of course
4 Semester
Final degree
DI (comparable with Master of Science)
16Study places
120ECTS
Organisational form
Full-time

Application period for the academic year 2020/21

17th October 2019 to 13th May 2020

tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,36*

+ ÖH premium + contribution**

 

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

 

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

What you can offer

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.

What we offer you

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 you will learn in the degree program

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

Lecture SWS ECTS
Architectural and art history VO

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 Test

Teaching methods

VO

Language

German-English

2 2
Construction Law VO

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 Test

Teaching methods

VO

Language

German

1 1
BIM-based building modeling - Visualization UE

BIM-based building modeling - Visualization UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Clemens Resch

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

The theme of Building Information Modeling is fully introduced, including their advantages and challenges as a planning tool. The second part of the exercise provides different visualization techniques for creating realistic computer images . The focus is on the realistic representation of different architecture scenarios .

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

UE

Language

German

2 2
Design 1 UE

Design 1 UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Martin Aichholzer, DI Peter Nageler

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 Test

Teaching methods

UE

Language

German

4 12
History of sustainable construction VO

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 Test

Teaching methods

VO

Language

English

1 1
Innovative Building Materials ILV

Innovative Building Materials ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing.in Henriette Fischer

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

Teaching methods

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

Language

German

1 2
Innovative modular design VO

Innovative modular design VO

Lector: Dipl.Ing. Gerulf Weber, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Low-high tech design VO

Low-high tech design VO

Lector: DI Dr. Claudia Maria Walther

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 Test

Teaching methods

VO

Language

English

1 1
Modeling UE

Modeling UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Günther Benigni

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 Test

Teaching methods

UE

Language

German

1 1
Design and Construction in stock VO

Design and Construction in stock VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr. techn. Cristian Abrihan

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 energy-efficient refurbishment (building envelope, systems engineering )

Assessment methods

Final Test

Teaching methods

VO

Language

German

2 2
Project Development VO

Project Development VO

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

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 Test

Teaching methods

VO

Language

German

2 2
Presentation Techniques SE

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 Test

Teaching methods

SE

Language

German

1 1
Certification systems UE

Certification systems UE

Lector: Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Lukaschek

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

Project (Presentation)

Teaching methods

UE (Practice)

Language

German

2 2

Lecture SWS ECTS
Design 2 UE 2 6
Facility Management VO

Facility Management VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Patrick Jaritz, MBA

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Building Design VO

Building Design VO

Lector: Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Gerhard Schnabl

2 SWS
2 ECTS
2 2
Building Physics VO

Building Physics VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Malgorzata Sommer-Nawara

2 SWS
2 ECTS
2 2
Green Leading UE

Green Leading UE

Lector: DI(FH) Gert Widu

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Integral planning 1 UE

Integral planning 1 UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Martin Aichholzer, Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Wolfgang Billensteiner, Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Doubek, BSc, FH-Prof. DI (FH) Karl Kaineder, FH-Prof. DI Christian Polzer, Dipl.-Ing.in Theresia Reiter, Arch. Mag. Juri Troy

2 SWS
6 ECTS
2 6
Organization and management of construction projects VO

Organization and management of construction projects VO

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

2 SWS
2 ECTS
2 2
Design and Construction in stock EX

Design and Construction in stock EX

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

3 SWS
3 ECTS
3 3
Sculptural Design UE

Sculptural Design UE

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

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Spatial Planning VO

Spatial Planning VO

Lector: Dr. Elisabeth Gruber

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Sociology VO

Sociology VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Andrea Jany

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Urban Development VO 2 2
Urban Energy Systems VO

Urban Energy Systems VO

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

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1
Exercise Excursion UE

Exercise Excursion UE

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

1 SWS
1 ECTS
1 1

Lecture SWS ECTS
Building Biology VO

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

Written exam

Teaching methods

lecture

Language

German

1 1
Building Contracts VO

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 Test

Teaching methods

Lecture.

Language

German

1 1
Ethics for Architects VO

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, all-inclusive 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 Test

Teaching methods

VO

Language

German

1 1
Open Space Planning ILV

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 Test

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

1 2
Contemporary Architecture VO

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 Test summarizing the presentations (individual work)

Teaching methods

VO

Language

German

1 1
Interior Design ILV

Interior Design ILV

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

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 Test

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

2 4
Integral Planning 2 UE

Integral Planning 2 UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Martin Aichholzer, Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Wolfgang Billensteiner, Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Doubek, BSc, DI Bernhard Holletschek, FH-Prof. DI (FH) Karl Kaineder, FH-Prof. DI Christian Polzer, Dipl.-Ing.in Theresia Reiter, 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

Projectpräsentation, professional Discussion

Teaching methods

UE

Language

German

2 6
Life Cycle Management ILV

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 Test

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

2 4
Multi-storey timber construction VO

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

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

Teaching methods

Lecture and research work as an exercise.

Language

German

2 2
Ecology in tendering, awarding and accounting ILV

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

Tutorials as teamwork + individual test in writing

Teaching methods

ILV

2 4
Site Supervision ILV

Site Supervision ILV

Lector: Bmstr. Ing. DI(FH) Robert Weber

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

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

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

2 4

Lecture SWS ECTS
Master‘s Seminar SE

Master‘s Seminar SE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Martin Aichholzer

3 SWS
3 ECTS
3 3
Master‘s Thesis DA

Master‘s Thesis DA

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Martin Aichholzer

0 SWS
27 ECTS
0 27

Number of teaching weeks
15 per semester

Language of instruction
German


Career opportunities

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)

Admission

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.

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.

Application

A total of 16 places are available this year on the Master program in Architectur - Green Building.

To apply you will require the following documents:

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

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

The selection process

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

  • Goal
    The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the multi-level selection process with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skills needed for your chosen profession.
  • Process
    The written entrance test includes a design project (impromptu design) as well as tasks in English and German. During the interview you must present a portfolio with three personal designs. The focus of the interview is to assess your aptitude in certain areas such as professional motivation, professional understanding, performance, problem solving, ability for careful consideration etc.
  • Criteria
    The criteria for acceptance are based solely on performance. The geographical origin of the applicant has no influence on the selection decision. The admission requirements must be met in all cases. Applicants are evaluated according to the following weighting system:
    o Written selection test (75%)
    o Selection interview (25%)

Contact

Secretary's office

Karin Maria Netzer, BA
Birgit Scholze
DIin Heidelinde Fischl (Maternity leave)

Favoritenstraße 226, P.1.07
1100 Vienna
P: +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

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

Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

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

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