Building Services Engineering

Academic course, part-time


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

*Academic course of advanced professional training according to §9 FHStG

Contact us

Contact us!

Karin Netzer, BA
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

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Office hours during the semester
By arrangement

Duration of course
2 Semester
Final degree
Academic expert for Building Services Engineering
20Study places
Organisational form

Application period for the academic year 2021/22

19th October 2020 to 12th May 2021

tuition fee


once payment
€ 8,922,-1

1 Alternative model for semi-annual installments

What you can offer

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

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

What makes this degree program special

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

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

What you will learn in the degree program

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

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

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

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

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

Numer of teaching weeks
8 per semester

How you benefit

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

  • Facility management
  • Building equipment companies
  • The building trade and construction industry
  • Architecture and planning offices


Variant A

One-time payment: € 8,922

Payable 4 weeks before start of the first semester.

Variant B

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

Payable around 4 weeks before start of each semester

Can I afford my studies?

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

More information on sources of funding


Admission requirements

Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section. In specific cases the head of the program may formally recognize a qualification.

  • University entrance qualification examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)
  • Relevant professional qualification with additional examinations

Minimum age 20 (with three years of vocational school) or 22 years. You may have obtained your vocational qualification through a pertinent apprenticeship, foreman examination or verifiable occupation within the construction sector.


To apply you will require the following documents:

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

Please note!
It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. After completing the online application, you will automatically receive a confirmation e-mail to your e-mail address. If you have not received this within an hour, please contact the secretariat of the Department of Building and Design at or +43 1 606 68 77-2200.

Admission procedure

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

Studying with disabilities

You want to apply for the course and require support due to a disability, chronic illness or restriction?
Please contact:
Mag.a Ursula Weilenmann

Gender & Diversity Management

Secretary's office

Karin Netzer, BA
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

Map main campus Favoriten (Google Maps)

Office hours during the semester
By arrangement

Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

Since we cooperate closely with reputable construction firms and universities, you can rely on good starting points for your subsequent professional career or research and development involvement. 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!