Bachelor’s Programme Spatial Planning

Programme Code

UE 033 240 – Bachelor’s Programme Spatial Planning

Duration of Programme

6 semesters


180 ECTS




Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Info folder (German)

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Programme Contents

The students deal with space in its geographical, physical and social dimensions. The spectrum ranges from the development and consolidation of spatial information and its methodological transformation into knowledge, to the assessment and critical reflection of spatial challenges, the design of spatial concepts and the development of measures and strategies, to their implementation and evaluation. The design of communicative planning processes and the creation of the necessary legal certainty of planning are two essential facets of spatial planning competences. Due to the manifold approaches and approaches, spatial planning draws on different theoretical and methodological concepts from the technical, social and natural sciences and applies them to questions of spatial development of cities and regions.

Admission procedure

For the Bachelor's Programe 200 programme places per year are allocated in a two-stage admission procedure (motivation letter and ranking test). More information is available at the admission procedure site.

Further information about the programme

The ability to analyze, fact-based decision-making, instrumental assertiveness and teamwork are among the qualities required of spatial planners. Innovation and creativity are therefore not fashionable buzzwords, but indispensable prerequisites for using the advantages of routines on the one hand, and for recognizing and shaping the scope for action on the other. In the spatial planning studies, therefore, a special emphasis is placed on project work.

The content and qualifications offered by the bachelor's programme are divided into modules. The bachelor's programme consists of the following 19 modules:

  • fifteen compulsory modules worth 143 ECTS credits,
  • three optional modules worth a total of 18 ECTS credits, to be selected from a choice of 12 options,
  • one free choice module worth 19 ECTS credits.

The bachelor's programme consists of the following examination subjects:

  • Social and legal principles,
  • Methods and techniques in spatial planning,
  • Town and regional planning,
  • Instruments of planning and control,
  • Spatial planning project – Project I,
  • Spatial development planning – Project II,
  • General scientific training and
  • Bachelor's thesis.

The bachelor's programme in Urban and Regional Planning at TU Wien is the only one of its kind in Austria.

Spatial planners mostly work in complex, interdisciplinary contexts. The fields of work of spatial planning can be found, for example

  • in regional or municipal development planning in urban and rural areas,
  • in urban development, urban redevelopment and urban renewal,
  • in transport, infrastructure and environmental planning,
  • in location analysis and evaluation, in real estate management and project development,
  • in economic development and structural policy, in urban and regional marketing,
  • in political and economic consulting or in international development cooperation, and
  • in spatial research institutions.

Courses in spatial planning take place at the Faculty of Architecture and Planning of TU Wien and specifically at the following institutes:

•    The Institute of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture (E260)  
•    The Department of Spatial Development and Infrastructure & Environmental Planning (E280), opens in new window

Other institutes of different faculties at TU Wien also provide teaching programmes for these courses.

Dean of Academic Affairs

Thomas Dillinger

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Vice Dean of Academic Affairs

Kurt Weninger

Senior Lecturer DDipl.-Ing. BSc.

More Information and Contact

Dean's office of Faculty of Architecture and Planning

Karlsplatz 13
Staircase 3, 4th floor
1040 Vienna

Phone: +43 1 58801 25001
Website of the Dean's office, opens an external URL in a new window

Student Union

Student Union Spatial Planning

Karlsplatz 13
Staircase 6, ground floor
1040 Vienna

Phone: +43 1 58801 49557 
Website of the Student Union, opens an external URL in a new window

Self Assessment Test

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To provide you with a realistic self-assessment you can take this self-assessment test, opens an external URL in a new window. The included tests and questionnaires provide you with an overview of the requirements we deem necessary for successful studies.