Department of Building, Energy & Society

Construction Design and Economics

My Studies

 

Current Curriculum

1. Semester

Basic Scientific Principles | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233107 Descriptive Geometry 3 SWS 3 ECTS
Basic descriptive geometry terms and geometric strategies as well as examples of their use in architecture and construction: roof design, intersections, hyperbolic paraboloid, listed projection, perspective
Basic Scientific Principles | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233106 Mathematics and Geometry 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Elementary terms of geometry, repetition of the angle and its inverse functions as well as calculations in a triangle, trigonometric tasks, introduction to coordinate systems and vector calculation in 2D and 3D, various problems of analytical geometry in 2D as well as 3D.
Basic Scientific Principles | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233105 Statics 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Introduction to the basic principles of building mechanics and statics, central and general force systems, calculation of the bearing reactions, the internal forces of straight, bent beams and assembled components for individual loads, line and trapezoidal loads on statically determined systems, center of gravity calculations.
General English 1 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233108 General English for Architects and Engineers 1 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Consolidation of vocabulary, idiomatic and grammar skills based on previous knowledge by means of general and subject-specific topics frm the areas of architecture and construction
Structural Engineering 1 | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 200233102 Architectural Style and Cultural History 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Explanation of architectural styles from antiquity to the 20th century on the basis of selected construction tasks, interrelationships between technical innovations, social developments and their implementation in their respective eras, construction processes and the manufacture of buildings (history of construction technology).
Structural Engineering 1 | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 200233103 Basic Principles of Construction Law and Preparations of Plans 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Fundamental principles of building law and its impact on design and planning tasks, standardised planning forms of representation in the construction industry, floor plan, section, cross section, scale, differentiation of materials and levels, dimensioning / listing and the systematics of referencing, graphic planning standards.
Structural Engineering 1 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233104 CAD 1 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Introduction to the basic principles of CAD with practical implementation in the area of 2D, creating a submission plan with a CAD system taking into account the effective drawing regulations and planning requirements.
Structural Engineering 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233101 Structural Engineering 1 4 SWS 4 ECTS
Joining and connecting materials and elements as a technical and creative task, taking into account the construction process. Building physics planning parameters of heat, moisture, sound and fire and their constructive requirements and effects on different building components, constructive solutions for foundations, components and seals in contact with soil, solid construction walls and ceilings as well as window openings, development and representation of constructive details.
Field Architektur:
Basic Principles of Architecture | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233114 Architectural and Artistic Design 1 4 SWS 5 ECTS
Training of visual thinking and design skills through perception, analysis and representation of shape, creative processes for shaping, practical examination of different aspects of the form such as material, colour, light, structure, rhythm, proportion, composition, space and scale, practical work involving drawing by hand and model making.
Basic Principles of Architecture | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233115 Introduction to Design 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Overview of design areas such as urban planning, building design and interior design, dealing with design-determining factors such as typology, topology and tectonics.
Basic Principles of Architecture | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 200233116 Materials in Architecture 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Structure and characteristics of building materials as well as their effects regarding their architectural use, constructive, technical, economic and ecological properties.
Field Ingenieurbau:
Basic Principles of Civil Engineering | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233110 Construction Methods and Operations Scheduling 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Work preparation, equipment and personnel planning, planning of the construction site equipment, construction processes in building construction (construction site equipment and its planning, concrete construction, precast construction, masonry construction), construction processes in civil engineering (earthworks, foundation construction, bridge construction, tunnel construction, pipeline and sewer construction, road construction)
Basic Principles of Civil Engineering | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233111 Informatics 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Application-oriented introduction to the operating system, searching and researching on the Internet, introduction to MS Outlook and MS Powerpoint as well as introductory work with graphics, professional work with MS WORD and MS EXCEL.
Basic Principles of Civil Engineering | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233109 Introduction to Civil Engineering 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Introduction to the subject areas of civil engineering, basic overview of the relationships and processes of a building project, basic construction terminology
Building Materials | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233112 Building Materials 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Basic principles of the parameters of building materials, structure and properties of building materials, production, normative stipulations and guidelines as well as building material testing methods, criteria for the selection and use of building materials according to economic and ecological aspects, concrete technology.
Building Materials | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 200233113 Geology and Mineralogy 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Shell structure of the Earth, theory of plate tectonics, their impact on the geological cycle as well as the construction activity of man, minerals and rocks as building materials, causes of earthquake

2. Semester

Building Information Modeling | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 200233206 Building - Introduction 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Basics of building information modeling and integral planning, relevant regulations and standards, as well as the essential processes for the creation of digital building models.
Building Information Modeling | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233207 CAD2 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Creation of a digital building model with BIM-capable software
General English 2 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233205 General English for Architects and Engineers 2 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Systematic expansion of vocabulary, idiomatic expressions and grammar using general, business and technical texts; practice and expansion of the skills gained
Structural Engineering 2 | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 200233201 Building Ecology 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Knowledge of legal and professional values in ecology, sustainable building and environmental protection, ecological planning and building, avoiding negative impacts on the environment, possibilities for technical evaluation such as the OI3 indicator, environmental impact points.
Structural Engineering 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233203 Building Physics 1 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Systematic recording of the physical behaviour of buildings and components, the importance of these parameters for building construction and component connection, or for the overall design of a building, overview of the building materials required to achieve constructional requirements, winter and summer thermal insulation, energy saving, condensate protection and mould prevention and the associated legal and normative regulations.
Structural Engineering 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233202 Structural Engineering 2 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Roofs and roof structures, floor structures and coverings as well as stair constructions, basic principles for constructive solutions, practical applications using simply structured examples.
Surveying I | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 200233204 Surveying 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Reference systems, statistics, error calculation, instrument science and procedures for height, direction and distance measurement (automatic level, theodolite, total station), coordinate calculation, stakeout, organization of property: land register and cadastre
Field Architektur:
Architectural Conception 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233218 Architectural and Artistic Design 2 5 SWS 5 ECTS
Continuation of the learning experience of the course "Architectural and Artistic Design 1", deepening the knowledge of current design theories. Further practice of spatial ability, of creative design and associative forms, the capacity for critical self-reflection as well as objective observation and reasoning to form and shape processes of personal expression and presentation possibilities.
Architectural Conception 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233219 Architectural Typology 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Basic overview of existing building types and systems using specific examples. Context of building typology, building use and the functional design of the building.
Architectural Conception 1 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233216 Design 1 3 SWS 5 ECTS
Analysis, concept development and design of a simple, specific planning task using a variety of planning and design parameters.
Architectural Conception 1 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233215 Digital Presentation Techniques 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Architecture-specific presentation and representation techniques, graphic design of presentation tools such as posters, presentations, etc. as well as presentation of analogue techniques and digital graphic design tools.
Architectural Conception 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233217 Structural Design 1 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Loads in the construction industry, calculation of trusses and statically indefinite support systems, interpretation and verification of the results, cross-sectional value calculation, working lines, material parameters, cross-sectional stresses, main stresses, design of simple building components.
Field Ingenieurbau:
Environment and Law | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 200233213 Commercial and Labour Law 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Austrian and European legal system, legal entities, legal objects, basic features of contract theory, legal obligations, company law, industrial property protection, commercial law, basic features of employment law
Environment and Law | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 200233214 Environmental Protection Technology and Law 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Causes of environmental pollution, future-oriented environmental protection, waste management and waste management concepts, landfill, building material recycling, treatment of contaminated soils and construction components, pollution control, emission prevention, leachate treatment, recycling management, environmental protection law, legal framework for environmental protection technology, remediation of contaminated sites, case studies
Statics 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233212 Applied Mathematics for Civil Engineers 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Functions, differential and integral calculations and their applications, matrix calculations, ordinary differential equations (oscillation equation, bending line, eigenvalue problems), introduction to numerical mathematics, shortest paths and network engineering.
Statics 1 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233211 Construction Informatics 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Creation of simple computer-aided tools for solving various tasks from statics and strength theory (e.g. cross-sectional values, single plane truss, continuous beam, bending line), networking of static and mathematical knowledge and their implementation in EXCEL or Maple.
Statics 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233209 Material Strength 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Cross-sectional value calculations, working lines, correlation of material properties, cross-sectional stresses, main stresses, torsion, shear center, eccentric force application, overview of the Eurocodes, safety concept according to European standards, load assumptions in construction.
Statics 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233210 Structural Analysis 1 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Trusses, deformation calculation, virtual work method, calculation of statically indefinite systems such as continuous beams and frameworks according to the force size method, use of framework programs, interpretation and verification of results gained by electronic calculation
Surveying 2 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233208 Surveying Exercises 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Practical measurement and calculation exercises (building stakeout), writing a technical report

3. Semester

Construction Economics 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233301 Construction Economics 3 SWS 3 ECTS
Tendering, awarding and billing, overview of laws and standards, basic principles of building contract types and building contract design, creation of tenders and specifications for tenders, use of the course content for practical examples.
Structural Engineering 3 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233304 Building Physics 2 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Condensation inside the building, building acoustics and room acoustics, basic physical principles and their constructive implementation as well as standard verification and the fulfillment of minimum requirements.
Structural Engineering 3 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233302 Building Services Engineering 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Basic terms and tasks of building services engineering, climate and energy issues from the perspective of the entire building, heat load calculation and energy balances, acoustics, overview of cable routing, control and regulation of building services engineering.
Structural Engineering 3 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233303 Structural Engineering 3 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Drywall constructions, timber constructions doors, facades and glass facades, technical tasks regarding interfaces of varying construction concepts such as masonry and solid construction, lightweight construction, timber construction and hybrid building designs.
Field Architektur:
Architectural Conception 2 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233315 Design 2 5 SWS 6 ECTS
Design of a specific architectural object (eg residential building) with a specific spatial reference: that is, use and improvement of design and planning methods, whereby building regulations (development planning), design requirements and functional organisation are to be taken into consideration together with a user profile and spatial programme developed from this. Interior spatial design approaches are integrated into the architectural design.
Architectural Conception 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233317 Interior Design 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Interior design as an interpretation of space, spatial objects and spatial structures; focus on material and colour effects, lighting and maintaining the "human" scale; Influence of social, cultural, physiological and psychological conditions.
Architectural Conception 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233318 Residential Building 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Basic knowledge of space requirements, functional organisation and spatial qualities in residential construction, typologies and systems in multi-storey residential buildings using examples: explanation of location and orientation, access, housing concept, historical and contemporary aspects.
Architectural Conception 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233316 Structural Design 2 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Properties, load-bearing behaviour and use of supporting structures, investigation of load-bearing models with regard to load-bearing capacity and material requirements, development of load-bearing concepts depending on manufacture, prefabrication, transport, construction and assembly, specific examples of wood, steel, glass, masonry and concrete construction, dimensioning of load-bearing components.
Building History and Surveying | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233313 Building Surveying and Architectural Drawings 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Use and significance of the building survey for the renovation and modernisation of existing buildings, technical implementation of building surveys with classic and computer-aided methods, evaluation of digitized measurement images, creation of measurement plans, basic methods of hand drawings for the documentation of detailed objects and perspective representation of buildings and building ensembles.
Building History and Surveying | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 200233314 History of Architecture 2 SWS 2 ECTS
History of building in Europe and the Mediterranean region with a focus on the historical context, urban ensemble, building tasks, building types, shape concepts and stylistic influences in the context of local historical conditions.
Professional English for Architects 1 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233312 Professional English for Architects 1 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Examination of architecture-related topics, development of communicative strategies in professional life, emphasis on job applications and written correspondence
Field Ingenieurbau:
Building Construction 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233310 Concrete Construction 1 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Material properties of concrete and concrete reinforcement steel and their interaction as composite building materials, verifications in the ultimate limit states of the load-bearing capacity for bending with and without normal and shear forces, verifications in the ultimate limit states of suitability for use with regard to deformations and crack width limitation according to Eurocode 2, constructive design of beams and supports
Building Construction 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233311 Steel Construction 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Material properties of steel, material technology, construction and dimensioning of steel components according to Eurocode 3, connection technology, constructive detailed solutions, stress problems of the second order.
Geotechnical engineering | Lab practical (LU) | Coursecode: 200233306 Soil engineering laboratory exercises 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Naming and classification of soils, soil and rock classes, geotechnical investigations, determination of soil parameters (grain sizes and their distribution, grain density and grain weight, water content, porosity and number of pores, storage density of cohesive and non-cohesive soils, consistency limits, permeability).
Geotechnical engineering | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233305 Soil Mechanics and Engineering 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Soil parameters, their determination and significance, strength and deformation properties of the soils, earth static calculations, permissible loads on the subsoil, improvement of the properties of the subsoil, shallow foundations, deep foundations, simple construction pit enclosures, stability of embankments, monolithic support structures
Professional English for Engineers | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233307 Professional English for Engineers 1 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Examination of construction-related topics and technical vocabulary, focus on structural engineering, development of communicative strategies in professional life, emphasis on job applications and written correspondence
Statics 2 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233308 Applied Statistics 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Descriptive statistics, statistical parameters, basic principles of probability calculation, binomial and normal distribution, confidence intervals and simple statistical tests, application of the statistical evaluation in the security concept of the Eurocodes for load assumptions and material strengths.
Statics 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233309 Structural Analysis 2 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Arch and cable structures, determination of internal forces according to second order theory, stability for straight bars, internal forces for plate structures, application of FEM programmes, modelling and interpretation of calculation results, basic principles of the theory of platitude, principles of building dynamics

4. Semester

Building Contracts and Law | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 200233403 Building Contracts and Procurement Procedure 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Introduction to Austrian contract law based on Austrian standards B 2110, B 2111 and B 2118, introduction to Austrian public procurement, federal procurement law as amended, award procedure including selection, suitability and award criteria, overview of the entire contract award process from the tender to the offer and then onto the award
Building Contracts and Law | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 200233404 Public Law and Authority Procedure 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Overview of the legal situation in terms of planning and execution of construction projects, overview of public law including the most significant authority procedures. Specific case studies show the implementation of these in practice.
Communication 1 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233405 Communication & Scientific Research Work 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Introduction to the basic principles of written communication, the structuring of a scientific piece of work, research and electronic literature management, citation rules, subject-specific protocols
Structural Engineering 4 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233402 Barrier-Free Construction 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Basic principles of barriere-free concepts and constructions in theory and practice, application of the basic principles in new and old buildings using practical examples.
Structural Engineering 4 | Project Thesis (PA) | Coursecode: 200233401 Project work: Structural Engineering and Construction Economics 2 SWS 4 ECTS
Design-based interdisciplinary project work covering topics from the areas of structural engineering, building technology, statics, building physics and construction economics, simulation of a realistic planning process, presentation of the construction processes, formulation of building contract framework conditions, site foreman's plan and detailed planning, calculation.
Field Architektur:
Architectural Conception 3 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233413 Design 3 4 SWS 8 ECTS
Design of a functionally complex architectural object, taking into account the various planning parameters and both the urban context and urban integration.
Architectural Conception 3 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233414 Structural Design 3 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Development and design of a structural model in coordination with an architectural design object, structure concept and model formation, taking into account the spatial stiffening of structures and dimensioning of load-bearing components.
Basic Principles of Urban Development | Project Thesis (PA) | Coursecode: 200233417 Project: Urban Development 1 SWS 3 ECTS
Development of an urban planning concept for a city district with organisation of building volume and its functional programming, open and green space design, traffic concept.
Basic Principles of Urban Development | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233415 Urban and Regional Planning 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Basic principles of spatial planning and spatial planning instruments; structural - spatial development of settlement areas, local spatial planning with development plan, zoning plan and local development concept.
Basic Principles of Urban Development | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 200233416 Urban Development 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Fundamental principles of urban planning and urban development, history of European urban development, historical and contemporary city models, types of urban and settlement, building and open space structures, traffic concepts, supply and disposal systems, infrastructure systems, basic tools of urban planning.
Professional English for Architects 2 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233412 Professional English for Architects 2 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Development and discussion of some selected career-field related topics, development of the relevant professional communicative strategies
Field Ingenieurbau:
Building Construction 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233408 Concrete Construction 2 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Dimensioning and constructive design of structures in reinforced concrete such as slabs, discs and foundations, components subject to torsion, punching shear verification for point-supported slabs and foundations, unreinforced components, explanations of Eurocode 2
Building Construction 2 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233410 Detailed Solutions in Construction Design 3 SWS 5 ECTS
The static-constructive construction tasks of a building in structural engineering are dealt with: development of a static calculation, static-constructive design, load assumptions, dimensioning of individual components with variation in materials and due to economic considerations (steel, wood, concrete), constructive detailed solutions.
Building Construction 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233411 Glass Construction 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Material technology, fundamentals of constructive glass construction, construction and dimensioning of components made of glass, verifications in the ultimate limit state of load-bearing capacity and suitability for use in accordance with relevant standards, constructive details of bearing and joining technology.
Building Construction 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233409 Timber Construction 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Types of wood and wood materials, chemical and physical material properties, calculation and dimensioning methods for structures made of wood and wood materials according to Eurocode 5, dimensioning of standardised and individually designed fasteners, constructive design.
Construction Economics 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233407 Cost Estimation 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Basic principles of cost calculation and cost estimation, personnel costs, equipment costs, material costs, calculation of construction prices, spreadsheets and price determination, cost estimates, thematically related legal bases, implementation of the course content using practical examples.
Professional English for Engineers 2 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233406 Professional English for Engineers 2 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Development and discussion of career-specific topics from the construction industry and implementation, development of communication skills in the professional field through structure and process descriptions as well as through presentations

5. Semester

Project Management | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233502 Health and Safety Protection / Coordination of Construction Works 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Legal foundations in occupational safety, the supervisory authorities and accident insurance, labour inspectorate, planning coordinator, construction site coordinator. Creation of a Health and Safety plan
Project Management | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233503 Planning Process and Scheduling 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Planning and project flow, basic features of project execution, scheduling in the planning and execution phase, resource planning / resource management, time management in the planning and execution phase
Project Management | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233501 Project Management 4 SWS 5 ECTS
Basic principles of project management, application of the fundamental concepts of project management in construction projects, practical examples.
Field Architektur:
Architectural Conception 4 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233511 Interdisciplinary Design 4 SWS 8 ECTS
Design project under realistic planning conditions, constructive modelling through interdisciplinary cooperation, structural engineering, mass determination and cost calculation.
Professional English for Architects 2 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233510 Professional English for Architects 3 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Architecture-specific topics from the area of sustainability and project management, development of the relevant communication strategies in the professional field with a focus on reporting
Project Management 2 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233512 Project Management and Cost Planning 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Practical case studies from the areas of project planning, project structuring and organisation as well as cost planning
Revitalisation and Renovation | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233514 As-Built Design and Revitalisation 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Features of building typology and construction engineering of the historical building, analysis and evaluation of concrete renovation examples, development of new spatial programmes, designs for the adaptation of the historical building fabric for new uses, tackling special details regarding the relationship between "old and new".
Revitalisation and Renovation | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233513 Building Analysis and Renovation 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Analysis of the building stock with regard to renovation, new uses and also for planned additions and conversions, damage analysis and renovation of components according to the principles of the relevant standards, various examination and renovation methods, handling contaminated components.
Field Ingenieurbau:
Building Construction 3 | Project Thesis (PA) | Coursecode: 200233508 Inter-disciplinary project work 4 SWS 8 ECTS
Development of a structural concept based on an architectural design, dimensioning of the main load-bearing elements and constructive and structurally detailed elaboration, project-specific topics such as, for example, a fire protection concept, HVAC planning, construction process planning and schedule planning, cost estimation.
Communication 2 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233505 Communication and Team 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Discussion of essential communicative theories, testing of selected discourse situations (e.g. discussions, presentations, negotiations, challenging discussions), training of communicative techniques and important aspects of communication, task-related reflexion, roles and dynamics in a team
Communication 2 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233506 Professional English for Engineers 3 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Construction-related topics with the focus on project management, improvement of the relevant communicative strategies in the profession with emphasis on report writing
Project Management 2 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233507 Project Management in Practice 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Practical case studies from the areas of project planning, project structuring and project organisation
Structural Engineering 5 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233504 Analysis of Buildings, Renovation and Masonry 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Legal and historic-technically relevant contexts regarding the renovation of buildings, application of technically recognised measurement and renovation methods according to current normative and legal framework conditions, constructive implementation and static dimensioning of masonry construction components with regard to their structural safety and suitability for use in accordance with applicable standards.
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 200233509 Urban Water Management 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Water management and legal foundations, plants for water extraction and distribution, strategies for waste water disposal, pollution parameters, dimensioning of sewer systems and waste water treatment plants, planning processes in urban water management, funding instruments, building materials and construction methods, alternatives in waste water disposal.

6. Semester

Field Architektur:
Bachelor Thesis - Architecture | Modul/Final Examination (FA) | Coursecode: 200233606 Bachelor examination - Architecture 0 SWS 1 ECTS
The examination before a board carried out in the course of these studies takes place in accordance with the requirements for final examinations in UAS bachelor degree programs in accordance with Austrian legislation.
Bachelor Thesis - Architecture | Bachelor's Thesis (BA) | Coursecode: 200233605 Bachelor Thesis - Architecture 0.33 SWS 8 ECTS
Independent compilation of a scientific piece of work from the subject areas of architecture with both theoretical and practical sections. The theoretical section includes scientific research and critical analysis of a topic, which forms the basis for the creation of the practical design part. Design-specific parameters are clearly derived from the theoretical work. Independent conclusions are drawn based on the findings.
Internship - Architecture | Practical (PR) | Coursecode: 200233608 Internship - Architecture 0 SWS 20 ECTS
Implementation and application of acquired knowledge from the studies to this point in architecture-specific professional field.
Internship - Architecture | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233607 Internship Seminar - Architecture 0.67 SWS 1 ECTS
Exchange of experience and knowledge, communication of the constraints and organisational aspects of the internship, introductory lecture to the Erasmus programme.
Field Ingenieurbau:
Bachelor Thesis - Civil Engineering | Modul/Final Examination (FA) | Coursecode: 200233602 Bachelor examination - civil engineering 0 SWS 1 ECTS
The examination before a board carried out in the course of these studies takes place in accordance with the requirements for final examinations in UAS bachelor degree programs in accordance with Austrian legislation.
Bachelor Thesis - Civil Engineering | Bachelor's Thesis (BA) | Coursecode: 200233601 Bachelor Thesis - Civil Engineering 0.33 SWS 8 ECTS
Independent compilation of a scientific piece of work from the subject areas of the previous degree. This includes: independent literature research, definition of the objective, critical examination of scientific work methods including the relevant and current specialist literature, independent conclusions based on the knowledge gained.
Internship - Civil Engineering | Practical (PR) | Coursecode: 200233604 Internship - Civil Engineering 0 SWS 20 ECTS
Implementation and application of knowledge acquired in professional practice.
Internship - Civil Engineering | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 200233603 Internship Seminar - Civil Engineering 0.67 SWS 1 ECTS
Communication of the general conditions and organisational aspects of the internship, introductory lecture to the Erasmus programme

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1. Semester

Basic Scientific Principles | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233105 Descriptive Geometry 3 SWS 3 ECTS
This course teaches basic descriptive geometry terms and geometric strategies as well as examples of their use for the construction engineer. Therefore, roof construction, intersections, hyperbolic paraboloids, map projections, axonometry and perspectives will be dealt with. In addition, the use of the computer in descriptive geometry will be demonstrated.
Basic Scientific Principles | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233104 Mathematics and Geometry 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Elementary geometry, revision of trigonometric functions and their inverse functions as well as calculations in the triangle. Trigonometric tasks are solved. Introduction to coordinate systems and vectors in 2D and 3D. Analytic geometry tasks in 2D and 3D are completed.
Basic Scientific Principles | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233103 Statics 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Introduction to the fundamentals of mechanics and statics, central and general system of forces, calculation of the support reactions and the inner forces, straight and folded beams and and combined members with single loads, line and trapezoidal loads on statically determinate systems, gravity calculations.
General English 1 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233106 General English for Architects and Engineers 1 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Consolidation of vocabulary, idiomatic expressions and grammar based on previous knowledge by means of general topics and topics from the fields of architecture and construction engineering
Structural Engineering 1 | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 150233102 Architectural Style and Cultural History 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Overview of the ancient world to the 20th century using selected typical objects and their conceptual and technically innovative considerations and implementation in the respective eras and societies. Construction schedules and the execution of buildings are the point of focus in this class (History of structural engineering).
Structural Engineering 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233101 Structural Engineering 1 4 SWS 4 ECTS
Joining and connecting of materials and elements as a technical - design task, with consideration of the construction process. Planning parameters of water, heat and humidity and their constructive requirements and effects on various components of the building. Constructive solutions for foundations, components and seals in contact with the ground, solid construction walls and ceilings as well as window openings. Development and depiction of constructive details.
Field Architektur:
Basic Principles of Architecture | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233113 Architectural and Artistic Design 1 4 SWS 5 ECTS
Perception, analysis and representation of shape and design processes and their influence factors are experienced and trained, spatial ability is developed. Recognition and experience of the phenomenon and essence of form and shape, the relationship between form and its determining forces, practical exposure to varying aspects of shape such as material, color, light, texture, rhythm, proportion, composition, space and scale. Practical work consists mainly of drawing by hand and model making.
Basic Principles of Architecture | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233115 Introduction to Design 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Introduction to and overview of tasks and strategies of architectural design processes and the parameters which determine these. Topology, typology, tectonics and social significance are shown in relation to architectural design and the architectural object.
Basic Principles of Architecture | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 150233117 Materials in Architecture 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Structure and characteristics of building materials as well as their effect regarding their creative/architectural use taking into account their constructive, technical, economic and ecological properties
Plan Creation | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 150233114 Basic Principles of Construction Law and Preparations of Plans 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Basic principles of building law and its impact on design and planning tasks. Standardised spatial display formats in civil engineering. Floor plans, sections, section guides, scale, differences in materials (hachures) and surfaces (line art version). Dimensioning and the systematics of referencing (detail referencing, cross section plan, RDS, etc). Graphical planning standards (labelling and required information at the different levels of planning)
Plan Creation | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233116 CAD - Introduction 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Practical implementation in 2D and 3D using examples of selected, contemporary architecture. Create plot files, tool use and organization of drawings based closely on existing ordinances and regulations. Creating a submission plan with the CAD system learned taking into account the applicable regulations and plan requirements.
Field Ingenieurbau:
Basic Principles of Civil Engineering | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233108 Construction Methods and Operations Scheduling 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Operations scheduling, machinery and personnel allocation, planning of the building site facilities, construction methods in structural engineering (building site facilities and planning, concrete construction, pre-cast construction, masonry, construction methods in civil and underground engineering (soil and foundation ground engineering, bridge construction, tunnelling, utility line construction and sewer construction, road construction)
Basic Principles of Civil Engineering | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233107 Introduction to Civil Engineering 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Introduction to the subject areas of civil engineering, basic overview of the relationships and processes of a building project, basic concepts of construction
Building Materials | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233111 Building Materials 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Composition, structure and properties of building materials, production, normative specifications and guidelines related to the main construction materials in civil engineering as well as the methodologies and calculations of construction materials testing, criteria for the selection and use of building materials according to economic and environmental considerations, concrete technology.
Building Materials | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 150233112 Geology and Mineralogy 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Shell structure of the Earth, theory of plate tectonics, their impact on the geological cycle as well as the construction activity of man, minerals and rocks as building materials, causes of earthquake
IT1 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233109 Informatics 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Application-oriented introduction to the current operating system and the FH network, searching in the Internet, introduction to MS Outlook and MS Powerpoint as well as basic work with graphics, professional work with MS WORD and MS EXCEL.
IT1 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233110 Plan Development and CAD 1 3 SWS 3 ECTS
Standard plan representation forms in construction. Ground plan, section, cross section, scale, differentiation of materials (hatching) and levels (line type). Dimensioning and scheme of referencing (detail references, sections, room data sheets, etc). Graphical diagram standards (labeling and depth of information in the planning stages). Introduction to the basic principles of CAD (computer aided design) using, as an example, a CAD program system, practical implementation in the 2D area, creating plot files, tool use and settings of drawings.

2. Semester

Building Contracts and Law | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 150233204 Building Contracts and Procurement Procedure 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Principles of construction contracts in the Civil Code of Austria (ABGB) and in project implementation models; Austrian standards construction contracts (Ö-Norm B 2110, B 2118 and the respective guidelines); knowledge of the connection between offer/acceptance/ specification of services; main features of changes in and impairment of services; risk assumption, liability and warranties; basic principles of public procurement (BVergG - Federal Procurement Law, Ö-Norm A 2050)
Building Contracts and Law | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233203 Surveying 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Introduction to surveying with reference to the Austrian Land and Boundary register, practical calculation and surveying exercises (building survey, area and cubic volume calculations) legal and technical organisation of freeholds, error calculation.
General English 2 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233206 General English for Architects and Engineers 2 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Systematic expansion of vocabulary, idiomatic expressions and grammar using general, business and technical texts; practice and expansion of the skills gained in module General English 1
Structural Engineering 2 | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 150233201 Building Ecology 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Knowledge of legal and professional values in ecology, conservation, spatial and landscape planning as well as of sustainable construction and environmental protection. Planning opportunities for ecological planning and building avoiding negative effects on the ecosystem, sustainability, raising awareness in the areas of environmental protection and conservation.
Structural Engineering 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233205 Building Physics 1 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Systematic recording of the physical behaviour of buildings and building components. The significance of these variables for structural engineering and component connections, or for the overall design of a building will be demonstrated. Winter heat protection and energy saving, diffusion of water vapour and condensation protection, summer heat protection, noise protection, building acoustics and the respective norms as well as the requirements to fulfilled and evidence of conformity will be dealt with.
Structural Engineering 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233202 Structural Engineering 2 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Following on from the course Structural Engineering 1, roofs and roof structures, floor structures and coverings as well as stair construction are dealt with in detail. The variety of possible solutions which are the result of different construction concepts are presented and explained. The practical use is explained using a relevant example whereby basic principles will be shown.
Field Architektur:
Architectural Conception 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233217 Architectural and Artistic Design 2 5 SWS 5 ECTS
Continuation of the learning experience of the course "Architectural and Artistic Design 1", deepening the knowledge of current design theories. Further practice of spatial ability, of creative design and associative forms, the capacity for critical self-reflection as well as objective observation and reasoning to form and shape processes of personal expression and presentation possibilities.
Architectural Conception 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233218 Architectural Typology 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Basic overview of existing building types and systems using typical examples. Context of building typology and functional building organisation through usage. Use of knowledge in exercises
Architectural Conception 1 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233215 Design 1 3 SWS 5 ECTS
Design of a planning task: a variety of planning and design parameters lead to individual designs (creation of variations), which are gradually converted into a synthetic design result. Draft design of a planning object as a practical implementation and improvement of knowledge and experience gained from the course "Introduction to Design"
Architectural Conception 1 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233214 Digital Presentation Techniques 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Presentation of up-to-date CAD planning tools, drawing and design elements. Digital design and presentation techniques.
Architectural Conception 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233216 Structural Design 1 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Loads in construction, calculation of trusses, calculation of statically indeterminate single-span beam systems with the help of construction tables, use of calculation programmes, interpretation and checking the results of the electronic calculation. Calculation of cross-section values, stress-strain-diagrams, connection of material properties, internal stresses in the cross-section, mean normal stresses, design of simple members
Field Ingenieurbau:
Environment and Law | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 150233211 Commercial and Labour Law 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Austrian and European legal system, legal subjects, legal objects, principles of contract doctrine, statutory obligations, corporate law, protection for industrial property, commercial law, labor law basics
Environment and Law | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 150233212 Environmental Protection Technology and Law 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Causes of environmental pollution, environmental protection in the future, waste management and waste management concepts, landfills, recycling of building materials, preparation of contaminated ground and construction components, pollution control, emission reduction, leachate purification, recycling, environmental law, the legal framework for environmental engineering, environmental remediation, avoidance of emmissions, case studies
IT2 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233207 CAD2 2 SWS 2 ECTS
3D modelling, 3D in construction using a execution plan as an example, basic principles of rendering in terms of light and choice of material, basic principles of simple animations and cinematic settings.
Statics 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233213 Applied Mathematics for Civil Engineers 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Real functions, differential and integral calculus and their applications, matrix algebra, ordinary differential equations (equation of vibration, bending line, eigenvalue problems), introduction to numerical analysis, method of the shortest paths and network planning
Statics 1 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233210 Civil Engineering Informatics 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Create simple computer-aided tools for solving various statics tasks (eg plane trusses, continuous beams, vibration equations, bending lines), cross-linking static and mathematical knowledge and implementation in EXCEL or Maple
Statics 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233208 Strength of Materials 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Calculation of the cross-section values, connection with material characteristics, stress-strain-diagrams, stresses, mean normal stresses, torsion of a structure, centre of shear, the action of eccentric forces, overview of the European standards, load assumptions
Statics 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233209 Structural Analysis 1 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Frameworks, calculation of deformation, methods for virtual work, calculation of statically indeterminate systems such as continuous beams and frames according to the force method, use of framework programmes, interpretation and control of results of electronic calculation.

3. Semester

Construction Economics 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233301 Construction Economics 3 SWS 3 ECTS
Insight into the overall process of tendering, contracting and accounting. Overview of laws and standards, principles and types of building contract and building contract formation, preparation of tender and performance specifications, Exercise: tender, specifications including preliminary remarks, IT - applications in coordination with project Building Construction and Economics.
Structural Engineering 3 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233304 Building Physics 2 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Criteria for comfort in recreation rooms; moisture transport mechanisms and moisture proofing, the problem of mould, thermal bridges: modelling, evaulation and improvement possibilities; room acoustics: acoustic quality in large rooms, noise reduction in commercial and industrial buildings.
Structural Engineering 3 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233302 Building Services Engineering 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Basic terminology and the tasks of technical systems in buildings. Climate and energy issues from the perspective of the whole building. Heat load calculations and energy balances are introduced. Acoustic technical systems are explained in connection with Building Physics 2. An overview of current trends / models concerning the routing and control of building services (bus, Bluetooth, etc.) will be provided.
Structural Engineering 3 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233303 Structural Engineering 3 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Technical issues concerning the problems of connecting objects with different construction concepts. The principles dealt with concerning simple brick and solid constructions are now used on lightweight construction or wood construction and on hybrid construction forms. Dry constructions, doors, gates, facades and glass facades in particular will be dealt with.
Field Architektur:
Architectural Conception 2 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233314 Design 2 5 SWS 6 ECTS
Design of a specific architectural object (eg residential building) with a specific spatial reference: that is, use and improvement of design and planning methods, whereby building regulations (development planning), design requirements and functional organisation are to be taken into consideration together with a user profile and spatial programme developed from this. Interior spatial design approaches are integrated into the architectural design.
Architectural Conception 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233316 Interior Design 1 SWS 3 ECTS
Interpretation of interior space, room creation and structure in terms of interior design and its relationships with social, cultural, physiological and psychological conditions. Human scale, lighting, material effects and their inclusion in architectural design.
Architectural Conception 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233317 Residential Buildings 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Basic knowledge about space requirements, functional organisation and spatial qualities in housing. Different housing typologies of multi-storey constructions are presented and explained in terms of living space concept, location and orientation, circulation systems etc. On the basis of examples of a variety of residential buildings, the application of the typological development of residential buildings and their importance in the design process is demonstrated.
Architectural Conception 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233315 Structural Design 2 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Characteristics, load bearing behaviour and use of supporting structures, examination of construction members regarding load bearing capacity and the "appropriateness of the means" (material requirement). Evaluation of factors influencing the concept such as: construction, manufacturing, prefabrication, transport, assembly are discussed based on finished projects. The specifics of wood, steel, glass, masonry and concrete construction are examined. The calculated dimensions of the members is a main part of the course.
Building History and Surveying | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233313 Building Surveying and Architectural Drawings 2 SWS 2 ECTS
The importance of building surveying in terms of the sustainable use of building substance will be explained. Technical execution of the building survey as a basis for the development of rehabilitation and modernization projects. The techniques used in the practical surveys from classical recording methods to evaluation of digitized photographic images.
Building History and Surveying | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 150233318 History of Architecture 2 SWS 2 ECTS
History of building in Europe and the Mediterranean with focus on the historical connections. Recognition of building typologies, form concepts and building programmes in the context of local environments. Objective criteria for the assessment of historical works and processes as well as an understanding of the integration of form in space and time.
Professional English for Architects 1 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233312 Professional English for Architects 1 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Examination of architecture-related topics, development of communicative strategies in professional life, emphasis on job applications and written correspondence
Field Ingenieurbau:
Building Construction 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233308 Concrete Construction 1 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Characteristics of concrete and reinforcement steel and their interaction as composite material, evidence in the ultimate limit state for flexure with and without normal force and shear force, evidence in the limit state of serviceability regarding deformations and crack width limitations, Notes on Eurocode 2, structural design of beams and columns
Building Construction 1 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233311 Steel Construction 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Material characteristics of steel, material technology, construction and measuring of steel construction components according to Eurocode 3, joining techniques, constructive design solutions, stress problems according to the Second Order Theory.
Geotechnical engineering | Lab practical (LU) | Coursecode: 150233306 Soil Engineering Laboratory Exercises 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Terms and classification of soils, ground and rock groups, geotechnical analyses, determination of soil parameters (particle size and their arrangement, particle density and particle weight, water content, proportion and number of pores, compactness of cohesive and non-cohesive soil layers, consistency limits, permeability).
Geotechnical engineering | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233305 Soil mechanics and engineering 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Soil parameters - their determination and meaning, characteristics of stability and deformation of soils, geostatic calculations, admissible loads on building ground, improvement of the characteristics of the building ground, shallow foundations, deep foundations, simple excavation pit enclosures, stability of embankments, monolithic support constructions.
Professional English for Engineers | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233307 Professional English for Engineers 1 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Examination of construction-related topics and technical vocabulary, focus on structural engineering, development of communicative strategies in professional life, emphasis on job applications and written correspondence
Statics 2 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233309 Applied Statistics 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Descriptive statistics, statistical parametres, fundamentals of probability statement, binomial and normal distribution, confidence intervals and simple statistical tests, application of statistical analysis in the safety concept of the Eurocodes for design loads and material strengths
Statics 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233310 Structural Analysis 2 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Arch and cable structures, calculation of the inner forces according to theory II., stability in straight bars, force calculation in plate structures, application of FEM programs, modeling and interpretation of computational results for simple tasks, principles of plasticity theory, dynamics of structures

4. Semester

Structural Engineering 4 | Project Thesis (PA) | Coursecode: 150233401 Project work: Structural Engineering and Construction Economics 2 SWS 4 ECTS
In concentrated form a planning process is based on a design project which simulates the reality of the planning process by bringing together different disciplines (structural engineering, building services, construction design, building physics, construction economics). The construction processes will be presented, the building contract framework conditions formulated and calculated in the execution and detailed plans.
Structural Engineering 4 | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 150233402 Public Law and Authority Procedure 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Overview of the legal situation in terms of planning and execution of construction projects, overview of public law including the most significant authority procedures. Case studies show implementation of these in practice.
Field Architektur:
Architectural Conception 3 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233413 Design 3 4 SWS 8 ECTS
Design of a functional-architecturally complex object including the various design parameters with special emphasis on the urban context and the urban spatial integration of the architectural object.
Architectural Conception 3 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233415 Structural Design 3 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Development of a structural model taking into account the architectural object: functional / spatial context, based on material and execution. Structural design and modelling, including the spatial bracing of structures and dimensioning of members is an main part of the course.
Basic Principles of Urban Development | Project Thesis (PA) | Coursecode: 150233417 Project: Urban Development 1 SWS 3 ECTS
Practical exercises on an urban planning task in which the individual levels of urban planning are worked on with the use of models.
Basic Principles of Urban Development | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233414 Urban and Regional Planning 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Basics of spatial planning and the instruments of spatial planning as well as its influence on the structural - spatial development of urban areas. Specialisation at the level of local spatial planning: zoning, land use plan and local development concept.
Basic Principles of Urban Development | Lecture (VO) | Coursecode: 150233416 Urban Development 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Fundamental principles of urban design, urban space and of urban development. Various city models for spatial and infrastructural town organisations. Basic urban planning instruments. Using examples, zoning and open space structures, infrastructure, transport, supply and disposal are analysed and urban planning concepts and qualities are explained.
Cost Estimation | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233418 Cost Estimation 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Introduction to the topic of cost estimation in building construction, as well as to the common approaches on estimating the costs during design of gross floor area or gross volume. In-depth and detailed cost estimate of a component-based approach based on the Austrian standards.
Scientific Work and English | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233412 Professional English for Architects 2 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Development and discussion of some selected career-field related topics, expansion of the relevant communicative strategies by structure and process description as well as by means of presentations
Scientific Work and English | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233411 Scientific Research Work 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Introduction into scientific work, methods to set out written content, formal and structural criteria for scientific work (e.g. citation rules)
Field Ingenieurbau:
Building Construction 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233404 Concrete Construction 2 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Dimensioning and constructive design of constructions in reinforced concrete such as slabs, foundations, construction components subject to torsion, punching shear check of plates and foundations supported by slabs, unreinforced building components, explanation of Eurocode 2.
Building Construction 2 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233409 Detailed Solutions in Construction Design 3 SWS 5 ECTS
The static-constructive tasks of a building in structural engineering are dealt with: framework of static calculation, static-constructive design, design loads, dimensioning of individual building components with a variety of materials and in terms of economic considerations (steel, timber, concrete). Evidence according to the Eurocode in the context of sustainability and usability according to the materials used to the founding of the works. A major focus is the detailed documentation.
Building Construction 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233407 Timber Construction 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Types of wood and timber products, chemical and physical characteristics, calculation and dimensioning techniques for wood and timber elements according to Eurocode 5, dimensioning of standardised and individually constructed connection methods
Communication 1 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233408 Communication & Scientific Research Work 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Introduction to written communication, written communication model; graphic quality of texts, conditions of effective writing, creative text writing techniques; various text types such as job applications, professional reports, minutes, business letters, scientific papers, description of constructions, e-mails, press articles, etc. Writing of scientific work (formal and structural criteria)
Communication 1 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233405 Professional English for Engineers 2 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Development and discussion of professional topics, expansion of the communicative competences by structure and process description as well as by means of presentations
Construction Economics 2 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233406 Cost Estimation 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Introduction to cost calculation, personnel costs, machinery costs, material costs, calculation of building costs, spreadsheets and price-fixing, estimates, legal principles. Exercises: estimates and calculation of building costs using selected situations in cooperation with Project work: Structural Engineering and Construction Economics
Structural Engineering 5 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233403 Analysis of Buildings, Renovation and Masonry 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Legal and historical-technical relevant interrelationships in restoration, the application of technically approved measurement and renovation techniques according to current normative and legal frameworks. Constructive realisation and static dimensioning of structural components of masonry construction in terms of their structural safety and serviceability according to Eurocode 6.
Structural Engineering 5 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233410 Barrier-Free Construction 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Basic principles of barriere-free concepts and constructions in theory and practice, application of the principles in new and old buildings using practical examples.

5. Semester

Project Management | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233502 Health and Safety Protection / Coordination of Construction Works 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Basic legal principles concerning occupational safety, supervisory authorities and accident insurance, labour inspectorate, planning coordinator, site coordinator. Creating a health and safety plan.
Project Management | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233503 Planning Process and Scheduling 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Planning processes and project planning, basic principles of project implementation, scheduling in the planning and implementation phases, planning and management of resources, schedule management in the planning and implementation phases
Project Management | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233501 Project Management 4 SWS 5 ECTS
Basic principles of project management, application of the strategy tools in building projects, case studies.
Field Architektur:
Architectural Conception 4 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233513 Interdisciplinary Design 5 SWS 8 ECTS
Interdisciplinary design project in which the students specialising in architecture apply and improve on advanced design methods under realistic planning conditions for the design and planning of a building project. The draft is developed in coordination with constructive planning (design of supporting structures and dimensioning of the structure) and concretised in structural engineering planning, tracking of materials and cost estimation. The aim of the course is improved observation and greater experience of the interactions of the design process within design and technical parameters.
Bachelor Thesis 1 - Architecture | Bachelor's Thesis (BA) | Coursecode: 150233514 Bachelor Thesis 1 - Architecture 1 SWS 3 ECTS
Scientific paper on a specialized topic taken from the courses in the 1st to 5th semesters. The choice of topics is determined in consultation with the supervisor of the first Bachelor thesis. Content and structure are determined individually by the supervisor based on concepts of students. On the basis of literature and Internet research a theoretical, specialised paper is compiled.
Professional English for Architects 2 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233512 Professional English for Architects 3 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Architecture-related topics (e.g. sustainability, project management), improvement of the relevant communicative strategies in the profession with emphasis on report writing
Revitalisation and Renovation | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233515 As-Built Design and Revitalisation 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Building type and constructive peculiarities of historical building. Analyses and evaluation of specific renovation examples. Development of new spatial programmes, designing for the adaptation of historical building fabrics for new usage, resolving special details concerning the ratio of "old and new".
Revitalisation and Renovation | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233511 Building Analysis and Renovation 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Common construction defects and damage to the main external and internal components are identified and dealt with. Causes of construction defects are examined from constructive, material and technical and building physics points of view. Suggestions for corrective action and the allocation of responsibility for renovation are identified and prepared according to technical rules.
Field Ingenieurbau:
Bachelor Thesis 1 - Civil Engineering | Bachelor's Thesis (BA) | Coursecode: 150233509 Bachelor Thesis 1 - Civil Engineering 1 SWS 3 ECTS
Coaching and assistance by the supervisor in selecting a topic for the first Bachelor thesis based on technical topics taken from the courses in the 1st to 5th semesters. The contents are specified individually by the supervisor taking into consideration the student's ideas. Literature and Internet research to a specific topic is of significant importance.
Building Construction 3 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233507 Glass Construction 2 SWS 3 ECTS
Material technology, introduction to glass construction, structural design and dimensioning of glass components as part of the ultimate limit state and serviceability limit state according to appropriate standards, design detailing of storage and joining technologies.
Building Construction 3 | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233508 Inter-disciplinary project work 4 SWS 6 ECTS
Development of a structural concept based on an architectural design, dimensioning of the main construction elements and structural engineering design and technical details , foundation concepts, fire protection concept, HVAC planning, construction progress and scheduling, cost estimating
Communication 2 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233504 Communication and Team 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Discussion of essential communicative theories, testing of selected discourse situations (e.g. discussions, presentations, negotiations, difficult talks), training of communicative techniques and important aspects of communication, task-related reflexion, roles and dynamics in a team
Communication 2 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233505 Professional English for Engineers 3 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Construction-related topics with the focus on project management, improvement of the relevant communicative strategies in the profession with emphasis on report writing
Project Management 2 | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233506 Project Management in Practice 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Practical case studies: Implementation of PM tools on real case studies, computer exercises on scheduling based on practical case studies.
Urban Water Supply and Sanitation | Lecture/Practical (IL) | Coursecode: 150233510 Urban Water Management 3 SWS 4 ECTS
Water management and legal principles, strategies for sanitation, pollution parameters, design of sewer systems and wastewater treatment plants, planning processes in urban water management, funding instruments, building materials and construction methods, alternatives in sanitation

6. Semester

Field Architektur:
Bachelor Thesis 2 - Architecture | Bachelor's Thesis (BA) | Coursecode: 150233605 Bachelor Thesis 2 - Architecture 1 SWS 5 ECTS
Compilation of a scientific paper which contains both a theoretical and a practical part. The theoretical part includes scientific research and development of a topic, which forms the basis for the practical design part, design-specific parameters are clearly derived from theory.
Internship - Architecture | Practical (PR) | Coursecode: 150233606 Internship - Architecture 0 SWS 24 ECTS
Use, training, in-depth experience of the knowledge and skills acquired to date in the context of a practical, professional environment: the topics dealt with come from the areas of design, methods for architectural design and technical implementation, construction and urban planning conditions.
Internship - Architecture | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233604 Internship Supervision - Architecture 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Exchange of knowledge and experience between students and teachers regarding teaching content and its practical implementation as well as reflection of the internship. This is carried out via a web-based learning platform during the internship.
Field Ingenieurbau:
Bachelor Thesis 2 - Civil Engineering | Bachelor's Thesis (BA) | Coursecode: 150233602 Bachelor Thesis 2 1 SWS 5 ECTS
Coaching and assistance by the supervisor in selecting a topic for the second Bachelor thesis based on technical topics taken from the courses in the 1st to 6th semesters. The contents are specified individually by the supervisor taking into consideration the student's ideas. During the compilation of the second Bachelor thesis, special emphasis will be placed on the importance of independent work and scientific approach to a topic from the field of engineering.
Internship - Civil Engineering | Practical (PR) | Coursecode: 150233603 Internship - Civil Engineering 0 SWS 24 ECTS
Use, training, in-depth knowledge and skills acquired to date in the context of a practical, professional civil engineering environment.
Internship - Civil Engineering | Seminar (SE) | Coursecode: 150233601 Internship Supervision - Civil Engineering 1 SWS 1 ECTS
Exchange of knowledge and experience between students and teachers regarding teaching content and its practical implementation as well as reflection of the internship. This is carried out via a web-based learning platform during the internship