Program

Curriculum

The postgraduate Master Program Healthcare Facilities (MSc) of the Medical University of Vienna and TU Wien represents a unique, interdisciplinary education for experts of different disciplines. The Master Program pursues a holistic approach to the conception, planning, construction, operation and management of healthcare facilities in the service of patients.

The postgraduate course is characterised by the cooperation between the fields of architecture and spatial planning, business organisation and medicine, which is reflected in the cooperation between the TU Wien and the Medical University of Vienna.

This postgraduate Program comprises 105 ECTS credit points (42 semester hours) and lasts four semesters. One ECTS credit point corresponds to a workload of 25 hours consisting of presence, pre- and post-processing.

Modules:

  • M01.1. Introduction to Healthcare (VO)
  • M01.2. Introduction to Healthcare Facilities (VO)
  • M01.3. Types and Design of Healthcare Facilities (VO)
  • M01.4. Healthcare Fundamentals Lab (SE/Lab)

  • M02.1. Basic Concepts of Healthcare Systems (VU)
  • M02.2 Stakeholder Analysis and Cooperation (VU)
  • M02.3 Methods of Measurement and Evaluation (VU)
  • M02.4 Building Performance Evaluation Lab (SE)

  • M03.1 Epidemiology and Demographics (VO)
  • M03.2 Prediction of Medical Demand, Equity & Benefit (VU)
  • M03.3 Applied Market Analysis & Financial Planning (SE)
  • M03.4 Regional and Urban Planning Lab (VU)

  • M04.1. The Micro-Environment: A Network of Stakeholders (VU)
  • M04.2. Process Planning and Functional Design (VU)
  • M04.3. Business Organization Lab (SE)

  • M05.1. International State of the Art and Planning and Comparison (SE)
  • M05.2. Global Drivers, Predictability and Risk Mitigation (SE)
  • M05.3. Field Trip: Health Care Facilities in the International Context (UE)

  • M06.1. Complexity Research, Information and Knowledge Management (SE)
  • M06.2. Clinical and non-clinical Information-Management Systems (UE)
  • M06.3. Computer Assisted Patient Care and Supportive Services Lab (UE)

  • M07.1. Architectural Competitions: From Requirements to Form (VU)
  • M07.2. Integral Design: From Form to Detail
  • M07.3. Applied HCF Planning: Design Lab

  • M08.1. Integral Planning and Building Information Modeling for Healthcare Facilities (SE)
  • M08.2. Procurement Procedures and Construction Management (SE)
  • M08.3. Applied HCF Construction Project (SE)

  • M09.1. Planning Handover and Launch of Healthcare Facilities (VU)
  • M09.2. Relocation and Service Transition (VU)
  • M09.3. Fine Tuning and Assisted Transition Lab (SE)

  • A master's thesis is written with the assistance of a tutor, preferably, relating to the student's occupational activity and focusing on the feasibility of practical implementation.

Time Structure 2021-2023:

Modules

Wed - Sun: April 14 – 18, 2021
Thu - Sun: May 13 – 16, 2021
Thu - Sun: June, 03 – 06, 2021
Thu - Sun: July 08 – 11, 2021
Thu - Sun: September 02 – 05, 2021
Thu - Sun: September 30 – October 03, 2021
Thu - Sun: November 18 – 21, 2021
Thu - Sun: December 09 – 12, 2021

Fri - Sun: January 28 – 30, 2022
Wed - Fri: February 16 – 18, 2022 (Field Trip)
Thu - Sun: March, 03 – 06, 2022
Thu - Sun: March 31 – April 03, 2022
Thu - Sun: May 12 – 15, 2022
Thu - Sun: June 16 – 19, 2022
Fri - Sun: October 07 – 09, 2022

April 2023: Master's Thesis Submission Deadline
June 2023: Graduation

Dates are subject to modification.

Location

The modules take place in Vienna at TU Wien or MedUni Vienna.