Master’s Programme Building Science and Environment

Changes to the studies with 2023W

From the winter semester 2023, the programme will be renamed Building Science and Environment.

Programme contents

The Master in Building Science and Environment program targets students who wish to develop and deepen their knowledge in the areas of building performance, sustainable design and building informatics. The program is interdisciplinary and taught in English.

Significant social, economic, and environmental changes are causing a growing demand for high-performance and sustainable buildings. Due to advancements in science and technology, such buildings are ever more
diverse in function and shape as well as more energy efficient and responsive to occupants’ needs. Students in the graduate program Building Science and Environment learn how to apply scientific methods and State-of-the-art technologies in order to address the multi-faceted challenges posed by high performance and sustainable buildings.

Admission requirements

The program is open to graduates with degrees from one of the following accredited national or international degreegranting programs (Bachelor, Master, Diploma): architecture, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, and cognitive sciences. Furthermore, candidates with degrees from universities of applied sciences with commensurate qualification may be accepted. Other prerequisites: proficiency in English, familiarity with basic computing tools.

Further information about the programme

The programme has a strong interdisciplinary character and is open to candidates from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds, such as architecture, civil engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science. International students are encouraged to apply. Contact with colleagues from different professional and cultural backgrounds is an essential part of the programme.

Die Absolventen des Programms sind gut vorbereitet, um Karrieren in professionellen Praktiken, Beratungsunternehmen, Industrie, Forschung, Entwicklungsorganisationen und akademischen Einrichtungen zu verfolgen.

3 semesters of full-time study, 1 semester of Master's thesis (120 ECTS). The prerequisite for graduation is the successful completion of course examinations and the writing of a Master's thesis, which is documented in a dissertation and defended in an oral final examination before a committee.

Graduates are awarded the academic degree Master of Science (MSc). This degree is equivalent to the Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl. Ing. or DI).

Dean of Academic Affairs

Christian Kühn

Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Vice Dean of Academic Affairs

Andrea Rieger-Jandl

Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.phil.

Vice Dean of Academic Affairs

Michael Surböck

Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

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
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Student Union

Student Union Architecture

Karlsplatz 13
Hof 2, ground floor
1040 Vienna
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