The highest governing bodies of the University are the Rectorate, the University Council and the Senate.

The Rectorate manages the TU Wien operationally and acts on the basis of its rules of procedure, opens a file in a new window (download only available in German) mostly as a collective.
The University Council, as the owners' representative, is the highest supervisory body of the TU Wien and consists of 7 members.
The Senate is one of the three highest governing bodies besides the Rectorate and the University Council. It consists of 26 members from all groups of people and is headed by a chairing team. The Senate assumes controlling, advisory, legislative and strategic management tasks of the TU Wien.

The TU Wien is divided into 8 faculties with 51 institutes. The management of the faculties is the responsibility of the deans, the management of the institutes the heads of the institutes.