Building Services Engineering

Master course, part-time


Our basic courses in civil engineering and architecture cover only the essentials of building services engineering. The development 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 responsible construction. You will therefore learn to plan and implement heating, ventilation, climate control and electrical components as an integrated system according to low energy and passive house standards.

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

Contact us

Contact us!

Anna Ostrowska, MA
Favoritenstraße 226, P.1.07
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-2660
F: +43 1 606 6877-2239

Map main campus Favoriten (Google Maps)

Office hours during the semester
By arrangement

Duration of course
3 Semesters
Organisational form
Language of instruction German
20Study places
Final degree
Master of Sciences in Building Services Engineering (MSc)

Application period for the academic year 2023/24

18th October 2022 to 15th May 2023

tuition fee


once payment1
€ 13,383,-

+ ÖH premium / semester

1 Alternative model for semi-annual installments

What you can offer

When it comes to civil engineering, you know the ropes. With a special interest in the latest technological developments, you stay abreast of the academic debate. Your own environmental awareness motivates you to adopt sustainable approaches, while your understanding of economics enables to you recognise 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.

What we offer you

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 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 master's program benefit from this because modern building services need interfaces with civil engineering and architecture, and we provide these 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

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. Keeping up with scientific trends and developments in environmental technologies will be part of your portfolio in future. 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

In this master's program you will learn how to plan and operate building equipment facilities as an integrated system.

  • In the process you will examine various forms of renewable energy generation and water supply systems.
  • You will acquire expertise in electrical networks and systems for buildings while becoming familiar with concepts for controlling, monitoring and quantifying technical systems, supply facilities and installations. The scientific fundamentals and methods of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics in ventilation and air conditioning systems make up a key part of the program.
  • You will become familiar with the possibilities of total building control through intelligent systems as well as building security systems.


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

Number of teaching weeks
8 per semester

Thurs 5.30 p.m.-9.30 p.m.,
Fri 9.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m. or 3.00 p.m.-9.30 p.m.,
Sat 8.00 a.m.- 1.30 p.m.

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 professional, you are an expert in heating, ventilation, cooling, sanitary and electrical systems in conjunction with control engineering: an ability that cannot be taken for granted. You will also be the central contact person on energy, engineering and convenience projects and engage in specialist work. As an all-rounder, you are active in development; as a specialist, you deliver quality assurance in parallel during implementation and operation. Planners, operators and specialists with this level of know-how are in short supply and enjoy excellent career prospects.

Career opportunities

As a site manager or local construction supervision officer, you accept a share of the responsibility when building equipment is installed. In a civil engineering company you will plan the development of these systems; in an architect's office you deploy them. Your duties will also include overseeing the smooth operation of building equipment. You will work in any of the following areas:

  • Facility management
  • Building equipment companies
  • The building trade and construction industry
  • Property developers
  • Architecture and planning offices
  • Engineering and design offices
  • Public administration bodies


Variant A

One-time payment € 13,383

Payable 4 weeks before start of the first semester.

Variant B

Semester fee € 4,599 (total amount € 13,797)

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

  • Bachelor degree or similar qualification from an institute of higher education
    In the disciplines of civil engineering, construction management and architecture. In exceptional cases a decision will be made by the head of the academic section or, in individual cases, the university council.

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.


To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Bachelor/diploma certificate or equivalent certificate from abroad

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.

Admission procedure

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


Secretary's office

Anna Ostrowska, MA
Favoritenstraße 226, P.1.07
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-2660
F: +43 1 606 6877-2239

Map main campus Favoriten (Google Maps)

Office hours during the semester
By arrangement

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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