Construction Design and Economics
Department of Building, Energy & Society

Construction Design and Economics


Whether in the planning office or on the construction site, our students are part of the action as the cities of the future are created. Theoretical knowledge combined with plenty of practical project work provides the basis for a future career in architecture or civil engineering.

What you will learn:

Planning structures

Dimensioning structural elements

Managing projects

Calculating construction work

Assessing energy performance

Revitalising buildings

Did you know, …

… that we value an interdisciplinary education?

Interdisciplinary teaching content is applied to practical tasks in the course of project work. Students receive highly individualised support from our teaching staff.

Did you know, …

… that the construction sector contains a wide variety of occupational areas?

Construction design, construction economics, revitalisation, structural engineering and construction, project management, project control, energy-efficient building are specialist fields which play an important part in the course and in professional life.

Did you know, …

… that it’s possible to spend a semester studying abroad?

Our partnership arrangements with universities in several European countries allow you to spend a semester studying abroad without prolonging the course.

Did you know, …

… that we hold a construction open day at FH JOANNEUM?

Firms in the construction sector give presentations and tell students about job prospects and career opportunities.

Did you know, …

… that you can learn practical building skills as part of the course?

Our students have the option of learning how to build and plaster a wall under professional supervision. This practical experience is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the FH JOANNEUM.

Did you know, …

… that we conduct research in architecture and civil engineering?

The scientific knowledge acquired is incorporated into teaching and our students have the opportunity to work on research projects. This often provides fascinating subjects for the bachelor thesis.