Selection procedure Building Science and Environment
A selection procedure is carried out PRIOR to admission
For the English-language Master's programme Building Science and Environment, 35 places will be allocated in the coming academic year. The allocation of places takes place within the framework of a four-stage selection procedure, which all registered applicants who meet the general admission requirements on the basis of their previous education must go through.
Prerequisite for the participation in the selection procedure is the online registration in the TU-own Campus Software TISS. The online registration is carried out once a year before the beginning of the winter semester and is valid for the academic year. It is recommended to start in winter semester.
Deadlines and dates for selection procedure 2023
- Online registration from April 1, 2023, 12:00 p.m. to May 15, 2023 11:59 p.m.
- Proof of previous education until May 15, 2023 11:59 p.m.
- Upload motivational letter until May 15, 2023 11:59 p.m.
- Upload CV until May 15, 2023 11:59 p.m.
- Upload worksamples until May 15, 2023 11:59 p.m.
Further information about the selection procedure
The first stage of the admission procedure consists of uploading documents to prove previous education within the online registration.
The documents to be uploaded during the registration process must include proof of completion of a relevant bachelor's degree program or another relevant degree program of at least the same level of higher education at a recognized domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution (diploma).
In any case, the Bachelor's degree programs in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and the Bachelor's degree programs in Computer Science at the Vienna University of Technology are eligible. In order to compensate for significant subject-related differences, alternative or additional courses and examinations of a maximum of 30 ECTS credits may be prescribed.
If there is proof of at least 135 completed ECTS credits of a study program, as well as a confirmation of the educational institution about the expected graduation, the subject-related prerequisites in question are considered to be provisionally fulfilled, provided that, due to the curriculum for the pursued study program, the missing subject-related prerequisites (plus 30 ECTS compensation option, as previously described) still have to be completed on a mandatory basis for its graduation.
The second stage of the admission procedure consists of uploading a letter of motivation within the online registration.
In the letter of motivation, applicants should explain and justify why they would like to complete the master's program "Building Science and Environment". The letter of motivation should be written in English and should not exceed two A4 pages.
The purpose of the letter of motivation is to check how much the applicant has dealt with the special contents of the Master's program "Building Science and Environment", how well he/she can relate his/her own skills and knowledge to it and what expectations and goals are being pursued.
Letters of motivation that do not meet these requirements will lead to exclusion from the admission procedure and admission to the program will not be possible.
The third stage of the admission process consists of uploading work samples as part of the online registration.
The work samples should include work from the previous career related to the master's program "Building Science and Environment". In any case, the work samples have to include a text describing the respective sample. In addition, graphic elements (e.g. drawing, diagram, photo, etc.) must be included in the work samples. The work samples must not exceed 5 A4 pages, with no more than one work sample per page.
Work samples that do not meet these requirements will lead to exclusion from the admission procedure and admission to the program will not be possible.
The fourth stage of the admission procedure consists of uploading a CV as part of the online registration.
To further determine the professional and personal suitability, a curriculum vitae is required from each applicant. The curriculum vitae is to be written in English, should not exceed three A4 pages and is to be uploaded by the applicants during the online registration. In addition to the relevant academic achievements to date, the curriculum vitae should include a description of relevant work experience.
Curricula vitae that do not meet these requirements will lead to exclusion from the admission procedure and admission to the program will not be possible.
The applicants are ranked by the selection committee on the basis of the number of points achieved in the admission procedure and this leads to a ranking. The available study places are awarded to the applicants with the highest number of points. In case of a tie, the selection committee decides on the basis of the available documents.
The method of awarding points and the evaluation scheme will be announced in good time.
Those applicants who have received a place are entitled to apply for admission to the Master's programme in Building Science and Environment at the TU Wien
until the end of the grace period for the winter and summer semester immediately following the completed selection procedure, provided that they submit the required evidence and meet the other admission requirements. Admission to a later semester is excluded. It is recommended to start in winter semester.
Admission takes place in the Admissions Office.
Students who have not been admitted in one academic year can participate in the selection procedure again in the following academic years.
Students who participate in the selection procedure again must complete it in its entirety each time.