Department of Building, Energy & Society

Construction Management and Engineering

My Studies



1. Semester

Communication and Presentation | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 140234106 Professional Meetings and Communication 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Improvement of the communicative strategies in work life; leading negotiations efficiently (using, for example, case studies) and focus on cultural differences; simulated meetings (different types of meetings); writing minutes and abstracts.
Construction of Industrial Buildings and International Construction | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 140234105 Construction of Industrial Buildings 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Students learn subject-specific requirements and building forms of industrial construction as a specific area of structural engineering. The knowledge imparted includes all structural engineering as well as static and structural design knowledge about the completion details of halls and power plant structures in the classical building maters - concrete, steel and wood
Construction of Industrial Buildings and International Construction | Project thesis (PT) | Coursecode: 140234102 Project work: Structural Engineering and the Building Trade 2 SWS 5 ECTS
On the basis of a specific building construction project all necessary information and the systematic approach in the planning and implementation of economically viable buildings will be developed. Practical implementation or construction industry issues such as organization, type of contract, tendering, quantity surveying, creation of specifications, economic optimisation (variant tests), calculation, optimization of supply, procurement of services, etc
Constructive Engineering - Structural Engineering | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 140234101 Selected Topics: Science of Support Structures 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Structural design of a construction together with an architectural design as a complete model. Development of load prediction methods according to current standards, idealization and modeling of the structure with simulation using suitable software. Documentation and verification of the computer analysis. Dimensioning of the support elements and detailed elaboration of joining technology for both solid and skeleton structures
Constructive Engineering - Structural Engineering | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 140234107 Structural Fire Protection 2 SWS 2 ECTS
The subject matter of building regulations and technical guidelines for structural fire protection as well as relevant standards and laws are imparted.
Using case studies, possible solutions are jointly developed and fire protection concepts discussed. A guest lecture by a specialist from the area of flammable problematic substances and their fire behaviour reinforce the practical relevance.
Restoration and Revitalisation | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 140234108 Renovation of Existing Structures 3 SWS 3 ECTS
Use of renovation systems and methods for existing structures taking into consideration any possible legal conditions, such as the protection of historic monuments; renovation of constructive special construction components of historic structures, constructive and static principles.
Sustainability and Life Cycle Costs | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 140234104 Energy-efficient Building Planning 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Energy requirements for the construction and use of buildings, comfort and user satisfaction. Planning principles for building shell and building technology. Calculation methods for energy efficiency. Energy efficient heat production, development of highly energy-efficient buildings (new construction) in shape and structure. Improving energy efficiency in existing buildings (building renovation).
Sustainability and Life Cycle Costs | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 140234103 Life Cycle Costs 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Cost-planning of the entire life cycle, structure and components of the life cycle costs (construction and follow-up costs including operation costs, maintenance costs and repair costs). Determination of the life cycle and service life. Norms, computational models, prognosis scenarios, practical implementation of life cyle costs calculation. Significance and comparison of results of life cycle cost calculations.
Elective Subjects:
Constructive Engineering - Structural Engineering | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 140234109 Finite Element Method 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Development of the basic principles of the Finite Element Method in constructive engineering, general basic principles of modelling, use of the Finite Element Method for plate and slab structures using appropriate software, interpretation and examination of the results
Constructive Engineering - Structural Engineering | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 140234110 New Materials in Construction 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Using common building materials for load-bearing purposes as a starting point, the special features of materials used currently and in the future, such as plastics, textiles and composites are presented.
Based on a systematic review of the materials and their production and application, use cases are shown from the construction industry.
Constructive Engineering - Structural Engineering | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 140234112 Selected Topics: Wood construction 2 SWS 2 ECTS
As a foundation, a systematic overview is given of construction systems and supporting structures in wood construction. A more profound knowledge of derived timber products and joining technology will also be developed. This will be consolidated by exercises and practical use cases.
Constructive Engineering - Structural Engineering | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 140234111 Structural Fire Design 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Using legal principles as a basis, the safety objectives in the form of fire prevention concepts are formulated. Subsequently, methods for calculatory proof according to pertinent norms are introduced and wood, steel and reinforced concrete are shown in a way which is relevant to practice using case studies.
Sustainability and Life Cycle Costs | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 140234114 Building Physics Simulations 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Providing the necessary physical principles to detailed calculation methods in physics. Simulation as a planning tool for integrated planning. Awareness of various fields of application:
a) building component simulation: thermal bridges, combined heat and moisture transfer
b) Thermal building simulation: thermal performance of buildings taking into consideration the building shell and building technology as a tool for detailed and flexible model structure. Climate and use.
c) Acoustic Simulation: Sound propagation in rooms / outdoors
d) Light simulation: natural and artificial lighting, location-dependent brightness, daylight factors, daylight autonomy, lighting energy demand. Use of simple simulation programs of practical examples.
Sustainability and Life Cycle Costs | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 140234113 Sustainability in Civil Engineering 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Consideration of the aspect of sustainability aspect in the phases of calling for tenders and construction.
Practical examples such as optimisation of batch processing, transport logistics, ...
Certification systems
Sustainable construction involves not only the basics of sustainability in the construction industry but also demonstrates various practical applications.

2. Semester

Communication and Presentation | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 140234203 Project Work and Presentation 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Language and other characteristics of presentations such as, for example, layout, design, communication strategies, use of media, project-based work (career field-related topic).
Construction Economics and Law | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 140234206 Public Procurement 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Legal principles - BVergG, Ö-Norm 2050 and 2051
Specifications for tender
Procurement process - steps, dependencies, deadlines
Special practical questions such as award criteria, in-depth evaluation of bids, legal
Construction Economics and Law | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 140234205 Selected Topics of Building Contracts 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Standard contract texts are compared based on national and international contracting. Selected special topics and practical examples of national and international contracts and agreements are another focus of the course. Methods of risk assessment of construction contracts.
Construction Economics and Law | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 140234207 Selected Topics of Project Management 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Selected questions on project managment
Cost management
Project organisation and tasks of participants (planning, project control, on-site building inspection...) including special performances of PM in the separate project phases
Risk management in cost planning and scheduling
Closing of projects and project analyses. Handover of project / transfer of project. Documentation and electronic document management
Constructive Engineering - Civil and Underground Engineering | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 140234201 Bridge construction 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Basic planning and calculation principles for bridge construction, construction techniques, special load distributions for bridge structures, composite construction.
Constructive Engineering - Civil and Underground Engineering | Project thesis (PT) | Coursecode: 140234202 Civil Engineering and Construction Management Project 2 SWS 5 ECTS
Design and constructive implementation of a bridge construction project. The contents of the courses of constructive engineering – civil engineering are used in a practical way. Practical implementation of construction management including scheduling and task management (rough schedules, detailed schedule), cost planning, economic optimisation including investigation of variants, organisation, risk analysis, opportunity analysis, operations scheduling, etc.
Geotechnical Engineering | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 140234208 Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Strength and deformation properties of rock mass, rock mechanical calculation and classification models, exploration, excavation and safeguarding types in underground construction tunnelling (New Austrian Tunnelling Method, mechanised tunnelling) construction in tunnelling, overview of slope and slope stabilisation systems
Geotechnical Engineering | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 140234209 Selected topics: Soil mechanics and foundation engineering 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Exploration; Modelling in foundation engineering, determination of characteristic values, foundation systems: shallow foundations, deep foundations, soil improvement measures; systems for safeguarding construction pits and lowering of groundwater; slope and slope stabilisation systems
Transport and Energy | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 140234204 Traffic Route Engineering - Rail and Road 3 SWS 3 ECTS
Straßenbau: Einführung in die Richtlinien und Vorschriften für den Straßenbau, gesetzliche Grundlagen, Projektentwicklung & Planung von Straßenbauprojekten (Korridoruntersuchung – Vorprojekt – UVE-Einreichprojekt - Bauprojekt), Eisenbahnbau: Grundlagen, Trassierungsparameter, Detailplanung, LCC optimierte Planung, Variantenuntersuchungen und Wirtschaftlichkeitsberechnungen.
Abwicklung von Eisenbahnprojekten – von der Projektentwicklung bis zur Inbetriebnahme
Elective Subjects:
Construction Economics and Law | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 140234215 Investment Calculations and Financial Mathematics 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Interest, pensions, calculation of interest and pensions, principles of capital expenditure budgeting: present value method, annuity method and the method of internal rates of interest, calculations in MS EXCEL.
Construction Economics and Law | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 140234214 Seminar in Building Contracting 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Analysis of construction contracts
Deviations from the construction contract: performance changes and disturbances
Review of performance problems
Strategic Claim Management
Anti-Claim Management
Negotiation, implementation of receivables
Examples: creating claims for additional costs and negotiation
Construction of Industrial Buildings and International Construction | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 140234217 Facility Management 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Tasks of facility management, documentation of existing buildings, building management, equipment and tools. Early involvement of FM in the project development and planning process.
Constructive Engineering - Civil and Underground Engineering | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 140234212 Measurement technique 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Basics of mechanical and optical measurement methods, basics of statistical analysis and error analysis of the measurement data.
Constructive Engineering - Civil and Underground Engineering | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 140234210 Pre-stressed concrete 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Pre-stressing systems, clamping systems, measurement of pretensioned building components, standardised documents, special features of bridge construction, examples of use.
Constructive Engineering - Civil and Underground Engineering | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 140234211 Structural dynamics 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Basic principles of structural dynamics, dynamically excited structures, machine-induced vibrations, human-induced vibrations, earthquakes.
Geotechnical Engineering | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 140234216 Selected topics: Tunnelling 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Overview of systematic processes and relationships in the planning and execution in modern tunneling (ÖGG Directive), measuring systems in tunnel (measurement, analysis and interpretation), observation method, operation and safety equipment
Restoration and Revitalisation | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 140234213 Revitalisation 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Methods for new use or redevelopment of old buildings. Using concrete objects constructive measures should be further developed for successful technical-economic usage. Interactive learning while working on a project. The students are supported by specialist supervisors while carrying out the project work.

3. Semester

Construction Economics and Law | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 140234306 Business Administration and Management 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Basic principles of general business administration
Book-keeping, financial accounting, calculation of profit and loss
Cash flow and other parameters as well as their interpretation for the construction industry; Operating paramters as tools for manangement
Construction Economics and Law | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 140234307 Calculation of Costs of Planning and Construction Work 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Determination of planning costs
Calculation of construction work
Special questions about calculation such as levies, time dependent overhead costs, price conversion
Calculation of claims for additional costs concerning planning and construction.
Construction of Industrial Buildings and International Construction | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: 140234303 International Construction and PPP 2 SWS 2 ECTS
International law and contracts, the building industry and projects abroad, project development and consulting abroad, PPP models in construction projects, case studies
Master Thesis | Diploma Thesis (DA) | Coursecode: 140234302 Master Thesis 0 SWS 20 ECTS
The thesis students are assisted in technical and methodological perspective.
Master Thesis | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: 140234301 Master Thesis Seminar 1 SWS 1 ECTS
In this seminar which accompanies the compilation of the thesis, the necessary knowledge and methods for writing a thesis or a scientific paper are imparted. The students writing the thesis are supported both technically and methodologically.
Transport and Energy | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 140234305 Alternative Energy Generation 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Energy situation (worldwide and Austria - in more detail), ecological footprint, energy requirements of objects, energy performance certificates for residential and non-residential buildings, an overview of alternative sources of energy: use of biomass, use of solar energy, photovoltaic, wind power generation; economic analysis. Developments. Trends
Economic analysis, developments, trends
Transport and Energy | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: 140234304 Power Plant Construction 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Energy and economic considerations of energy supply systems, combined heat plants, hydropower plants, thermal power plants, wind power plants, virtual power plants, development tendencies in power plant construction, case studies.