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Building Services Engineering

Master course, part-time

Overview

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

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Secretary’s office

Karin Maria Netzer, BA
Anna Ploch, BA BA
DIin Heidelinde Fischl (maternity leave)

Favoritenstraße 226, P.E.03
1100 Vienna
P: +43 1606 6877-2230
F: +43 1 606 6877-2239
heidelinde.fischl@fh-campuswien.ac.at
bau@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester
Mon and Thu, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Tue and Wed, 9:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Fri 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

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Duration of course
3 Semester
Final degree
Master of Sciences in Building Services Engineering (MSc)
20Study places
90ECTS
Organisational form
part-time

Application period

19th October 2017 to 7th May 2018

tuition fee

once payment
€ 13,383*

+ ÖH premium / semester

*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.

Curriculum

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Application in the Field of Passive House and Low-Energy House Technology VO

Application in the Field of Passive House and Low-Energy House Technology VO

Lector: DI Dr. Peter Holzer, Ing. Roman Weigl, MSc

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

1 2
Interdisciplinary Project VO

Interdisciplinary Project VO

Lector: DI Dr. Peter Holzer, Dipl. -Ing. (FH); MSc Robert Sezemsky, Ing. Roman Weigl, MSc

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Teaching methods

Exercise

1 2
Water supply and disposal systems VO

Water supply and disposal systems VO

Lector: Dipl. -Ing. (FH); MSc Robert Sezemsky

2 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Sanitary Engineering:
Introduction in water chemistry and water treatment, hygiene factors, material engineering for water supply systems and pipework, planning domestic hot and cold water supply and waste water systems in buildings.

Gas Installation:
Basics in gas chemistry (structure, combustion, emission, immission) and in design (according to construction- engineer standards).

Assessment methods

oral exam

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

2 5
Basics of Ventilation Engineering and Air-Conditioning Technology VO

Basics of Ventilation Engineering and Air-Conditioning Technology VO

Lector: Ing. Roman Weigl, MSc

3 SWS
4 ECTS

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

3 4
Basics of Electrical Systems VO

Basics of Electrical Systems VO

Lector: DI (FH) Walter Hörmann, MSc, MSc

2 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Power station technology, Transmission systems, Distribution systems,
Switch yards, Voltage levels, Transformers,
Cables and Overhead lines, Load- / Frequency control,
Control- and Protection systems

Assessment methods

2 x Homework1 x written final exam

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

2 5
Integral Planning and Building Operation VO

Integral Planning and Building Operation VO

Lector: Architekt Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Arnfelser

3 SWS
5 ECTS

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

3 5
Climate-optimised Construction and Building Physics VO

Climate-optimised Construction and Building Physics VO

Lector: DI Dr. Peter Holzer

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

_

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

1 2
Stationary and Dynamic Building Simulation VO

Stationary and Dynamic Building Simulation VO

Lector: DI Dr. Peter Holzer

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

_

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

1 2
Thermodynamic Systems VO

Thermodynamic Systems VO

Lector: DI Dr. Peter Holzer

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

_

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

2 3

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Application of Building Control Technology Systems VO

Application of Building Control Technology Systems VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Vesna Mikulovic, MSc

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Teaching methods

ILV

1 2
Fire Safety VO

Fire Safety VO

Lector: DI Dieter Werner, MSc

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

legal and technical standars in the field of fire protection
building products
structural and technical fire protection
connections to organisational and operational fire protection
planning and execution of fire protection measures

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

ILV

2 3
Electrical Systems in Building Services VO

Electrical Systems in Building Services VO

Lector: DI (FH) Walter Hörmann, MSc, MSc

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Electrical installations in buildings, electrical lines, protection systems,
consumer, electrical lighting, electr. supply of HVAC.
Installation of ICT equipment

Assessment methods

2 x Homework1 x written final exam

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

2 3
Interdisciplinary Project VO

Interdisciplinary Project VO

Lector: DI Dr. Peter Holzer, Dipl. -Ing. (FH); MSc Robert Sezemsky, Ing. Roman Weigl, MSc

2 SWS
10 ECTS

Teaching methods

Exercise

2 10
Materials Handling VO

Materials Handling VO

Lector: Ing. Werner Schmidt

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Teaching methods

ILV

1 2
Geothermic Systems - Basics VO

Geothermic Systems - Basics VO

Lector: Univ. Prof. Dr. Johann Goldbrunner

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Geothermal Energy Systems
Shallow Geothermal Energy
Geothermal energy (geothermal and hydrothermal hot dry rock)
Geological Basics
Groundwater Use: Hydraulic parameters
geophysical studies
Geological models of the subsurface
Fundamentals of technology development (deep wells)

Assessment methods

written examination

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

1 1
Basics of Building Control Technology Systems VO

Basics of Building Control Technology Systems VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Vesna Mikulovic, MSc

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Teaching methods

ILV

2 3
Utilisation and Calculation of Geothermic Systems VO

Utilisation and Calculation of Geothermic Systems VO

Lector: Univ. Prof. Dr. Johann Goldbrunner

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Geothermal Energy Systems
Shallow Geothermal Energy
Geothermal energy (geothermal and hydrothermal hot dry rock)
Geological Basics
Groundwater Use: Hydraulic parameters
geophysical studies
Geological models of the subsurface
Fundamentals of technology development (deep wells)
Systems for utilization of geothermal energy
Calculation methods

Assessment methods

written examination

Teaching methods

ILV - Vortrag

Language

German

2 2
Regenerative Systems in Building Services VO

Regenerative Systems in Building Services VO

Lector: Ing. Roman Weigl, MSc

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Teaching methods

ILV

2 2
Building Safety Technology Systems VO

Building Safety Technology Systems VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Vesna Mikulovic, MSc

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Teaching methods

ILV

1 2

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Diploma Student Seminar VO 1 2
Master Thesis VO 0 28

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

Number of teaching weeks
8 per semester

Times
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

Costs

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

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.
  • Equivalent certification from abroad

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

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Proof of residence
  • 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.

The selection process

The selection process consists of an interview with the selection committee.


Contact

Secretary’s office

Karin Maria Netzer, BA
Anna Ploch, BA BA
DIin Heidelinde Fischl (maternity leave)

Favoritenstraße 226, P.E.03
1100 Vienna
P: +43 1606 6877-2230
F: +43 1 606 6877-2239
heidelinde.fischl@fh-campuswien.ac.at
bau@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester
Mon and Thu, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Tue and Wed, 9:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Fri 9:00 a.m.–2:00 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!

Campusnetzwerk