Study content

Excellence in design is a central learning outcome of the Master's programme in Architecture. The path to this leads via project exercises at different scales and with varying degrees of complexity, in which the handling of form, space, process and method design is practised. In addition to the development of design skills, the curriculum provides for the acquisition of the necessary specialist knowledge in theory-oriented, research-led modules.

Admission requireme

The requirement for admission to the Master's degree program in Architecture is the completion of a Bachelor's degree in Architecture. However, admission is also possible with a Bachelor's, Master's or Diploma degree in related technical or artistic-scientific studies, provided that these correspond in their scope to the Bachelor's degree in Architecture at the TU Vienna.

Application WITH a Bachelor's degree from the TU Wien

As soon as you have completed your Bachelor's degree in Architecture at the TU Vienna, you can apply for admission to the Master's degree in Architecture as a consecutive Master's degree program in TISS at any time of the year without any further procedure. Within a few days, you will then be admitted to the program - provided the tuition fee (ÖH fee) for the semester has been paid on time.

Application WITHOUT a Bachelor's degree from the TU Wien

Please note that you must submit an application for admission. You must also submit an online application. You can find further information under Application.

Further information about the programme

The main skills of the graduates of the master's programme Architecture at TU Wien lie in the development of design solutions for architectural problems, taking into consideration creative, technical, social, economic and ecological aspects. Architectural problems include detailed, structural and project design, city planning, landscaping, land-use planning and the design of virtual spaces. The qualifications of our graduates cover the analysis and specification of construction and planning tasks, drafting and designing, presenting and conveying planning-relevant information as well as the management of planning and implementation procedures.

Master's graduates have comprehensive training in drafting, which makes up over half of the modules of this course. The course curriculum also enables students to gain a deeper academic understanding of all of the central architectural subjects, including city planning and landscaping, structural design and construction, residential buildings, interior design and building theory, care and preservation of monuments, reconstruction, project design, architectural theory, art history, construction research and management and computer-aided design. This course is broken up into modules that ensure a close interconnection of theoretical and practical subjects as part of a research-led learning programme. The wide range of modules and drafting available allows students to independently put together a course programme based around their talents and interests.

With these qualifications, graduates can practise their careers in the following fields: independent practice in architecture and city planning, work in architecture and design firms, the public sector, construction and design departments in companies, project development and consulting, teaching and research at universities and technical colleges, product development in the construction industry, IT for architecture, architectural journalism and in new design disciplines being created within the context of the information society.

The course lasts four semesters and is broken down into the following areas: drafting (40 ECTS), modules and general electives (41 ECTS), and free electives and soft skills (9 ECTS). The course concludes with a master's thesis.