The programme is primarily dedicated to raising awareness for holistic, life cycle-oriented considerations of building activities with regard to the 3-pillar model of sustainability.
The aim of the certificate course is to provide the participants with the theoretical foundations and mutual developments of sustainable management in general and construction in particular and, subsequently, to introduce methods and instruments for implementation in construction practice. This should enable participants to implement the holistic approach on an ecological and economic and social level in their daily work and to optimize buildings over their entire life cycle.
The aim of the extension for the Master's programme is to impart supplementary competences that did not find a place in the certificate course and to test and deepen the knowledge acquired in the certificate course in design seminars on concrete projects. This extended training concludes with the writing of a master thesis, the focus of which can be chosen in agreement with the supervisor according to the interests of the participant.
7 Reasons to study the "MEng Sustainable Construction"
Participants have a comprehensive understanding of the holistic view of the life cycle of buildings, which requires new design quality as well as modified building products and building systems.
Students are able to apply the acquired knowledge in job-specific situations and can develop and adapt it independently on the basis of the acquired basic understanding.
Participants will be able to master the considerable competitive challenges associated with the issue of sustainability in the construction sector, to clearly structure the planning process and develop appropriate implementation strategies.
Graduates not only master the theoretical principles and interrelationships of sustainable management, but also the knowledge and tools required for implementation in construction practice. They can also apply these directly in projects or project structures and, if necessary, adapt them independently to changing initial situations.
You will not only learn the interrelationships of building energy consumption and climate protection, but will also acquire, for example, the qualification for the prescribed preparation of building energy certificates in the sense of the Energy Performance Certificate Act (Energieausweisvorlagegesetz-EAVG) 2006 or 2012 and, in addition, sound knowledge of the preparation of building certifications.
Students are able to develop and implement sustainable strategies in an interdisciplinary working environment and to independently apply what they have learned to new situations and adapt it accordingly.
Students can identify problems and resistance in the implementation of solutions in the working environment and develop appropriate strategies to overcome them.
The course is conducted in cooperation between the two Austrian Universities of Technology in Graz and Vienna, thus ensuring a continuing education program at the cutting edge of science and research.