Civil engineering and redevelopment technology for the real estate sector

Academic course, part-time


The redevelopment of real estate is an everyday activity in the property sector. An understanding of civil engineering and costing is required to carry out a professional assessment of the technical condition of a building and determine the best solution for redeveloping the property in a cost-effective and environmentally sound manner. Among other things, this program focuses on giving you the knowledge of civil engineering required for classic property development and assessment.

*Academic course for further education in §9 FHStG

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

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Office hours during the semester
By arrangement

Duration of course
2 Semesters
Organisational form
Language of instruction German
20Study places
Final degree
Academic expert in identifying and evaluating technical redevelopments for the real estate sector

Application period for the academic year 2023/24

18th October 2022 to 15th May 2023



One-time payment
€ 8.922,-1

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What you can offer

You have an interest in the real estate sector and wish to develop your career in this area. You are aware that in a real estate role, you will be required to address issues of construction and redevelopment and take decisions on technical solutions. You would like to acquire the necessary skills to perform such a role. Taking an interdisciplinary and long-term approach, you are capable of considering situations from every angle. Although this program does not require a prior knowledge of civil engineering, an inquisitive mind is a key prerequisite.

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 specialist areas we have developed over many years range from construction management to sustainability. Students in the academic course benefit from our in-house expertise in the interface between the real estate business and sustainable civil engineering. Aside from interdisciplinary theory, practical relevance is our top priority. During the program, you will learn to apply knowledge to practical projects. 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

The real estate sector offers numerous job prospects to experts from the fields of business and law as well as newcomers. Anyone wishing to acquire technical expertise in civil engineering and redevelopment without spending a long time in a job or undergoing numerous courses, can now gain a critical competitive advantage thanks to this made-to-measure program. The aim is to enable graduates to assess and redevelop properties while taking account of civil engineering, environmental, economic and building law factors.

The main focus is on providing students with the knowledge of civil engineering required for classic property development and assessment. The practical outlook of the course is assured by the fact that it was developed in partnership with the Austrian Association of Real Estate Experts.

What you will learn in the degree program

  • You will benefit from the first comprehensive course in civil engineering aimed at real estate professionals.
  • You will acquire a knowledge of construction engineering relevant to the redevelopment of buildings and supporting structures as well as the basics of structural physics.
  • You will learn to interpret and recognize energy performance certificates and identify the most target-focused and cost-efficient measures as regards energy efficiency and the structuring of a project.
  • You will examine aspects of building law, environmental considerations and the economic impact of redevelopment measures.
  • In doing so you will acquire the know-how required to oversee and monitor planning and construction work in pursuit of specific targets.

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

How you benefit

This civil engineering program provides you with an additional qualification unique to the real estate sector that will enable you to climb the career ladder: you will be qualified to lead a technical project team and assume a technical management role.

  • Property developers
  • Real estate development companies
  • Property management companies and housing associations
  • Institutional investors
  • Funds, banks and insurance companies


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 semesters

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

  • General entrance qualifications:
  • Qualification to study examination
  • Relevant vocational qualification with additional examinations

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.

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

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

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



Secretary's office

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

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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