According to the curriculum for the Master's programme in Civil Engineering of 26 June 2017, the project work has a total value of 6 ECTS credits.
The project work serves to process a practical engineering task. The knowledge acquired is implemented independently by the students within the framework of a project.

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Transport science study of the planned burial site in the small scattered settlement of Wolfsbergen / market town of Hagenbrunn / Lower Austria

The traffic impact of the burial site on the neighbouring settlements is to be investigated.

Supervisor: DI Dr. techn. Harald Frey

Quantification of CO2 saving potentials through implementation of recommended measures from mobility concepts of municipalities

The research task is to develop (practical) methods for quantifying the potential for saving CO2 emissions at the municipal level through measures in the field of transport and mobility. The market town of Perchtoldsdorf in Lower Austria (pop. approx. 15,000) is to serve as an example municipality. In 2020, the municipality has developed a mobility concept with a comprehensive catalogue of measures. The prioritisation of the implementation of the individual measures is to be based on the CO2 savings potential, in addition to other limited resources. The estimation of CO2 saving potentials for measures in the mobility sector turns out to be a scientifically complex task.
In 2020, the market municipality of Perchtoldsdorf launched a broad-based, forward-looking process that is unique in Austria for a municipality of this size: a decarbonisation strategy to achieve the net zero target for greenhouse gas emissions. Professional process control enables the inclusion of all relevant actors and all interested citizens of the municipality. Dozens of people are involved in eleven thematically structured working groups and are working on practical possibilities and solutions for successively reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Perchtoldsdorf. Two main thrusts have been pronounced for the work in the working groups: Campaigning and Quantifying. Quantification is of particular importance in the planning, monitoring and evaluation of individual measures. Only if it is known which measure can be expected to save how much CO2 can priority measures be identified and implemented given limited resources. In addition, a future-oriented mobility concept was developed in the years 2019 to 2020 in intensive cooperation between municipal politics, municipal administration, transport planners and the population: "mobil 2030". This also includes a comprehensive catalogue of measures with numerous individual measures.
Working time: Ideally in the winter semester 2021/22.
Group size Students: Individual or small groups of 2-3 persons.
On-site support: Representatives of municipal politics and administration (contact person: Deputy Mayor Christian Apl), interaction (e.g. workshops) with the municipal representatives and the working groups of the decarbonisation strategy is desired.
Transport planning support: con.sens mobilitätsdesign (contact person: DI Michael Skoric)
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Supervisor: DI Dr. techn. Harald Frey

Revitalisation of regional railways in the southern Weinviertel region

Until the 1950s, the southern Weinviertel was almost comprehensively served by rail-based public transport. The connections with Vienna were particularly strong. Today, the structures in the Weinviertel are predominantly oriented towards motorised individual transport and lead to a strong dependence on private cars. Due to the closure of the Schweinbarther Kreuz in 2019, the local population became aware of the relevance of public transport in the region and the need for high-quality services. In the project work, a rail transport concept including feeder systems for the southern Weinviertel is to be developed, following on from the historical routes.

Contact: Harald Frey 


Günter Emberger

Harald Frey

Barbara Laa

Ulrich Leth