Sustainable Construction

in cooperation with Graz University of Technology


The aim of this university course is to generate an awareness of holistic lifecycle-oriented approaches to construction based on the three-pillar model of sustainability. This means that graduates will be in a position to implement the principles of ecological, economic and socio-cultural sustainability in project development and design and realisation, as well as in the operation and demolition of building structures.
In partnership with the Austrian Association for Sustainable Property Management (ÖGNI), this course provides an opportunity to qualify as an auditor in this field.

Final Degree

Master of Engineering (MEng) granted by the TU Wien and the Graz University of Technology

Language of Instruction



4 semesters, part-time program, presented in modules

Program Start

April 25, 2019

Academic Directors

Univ.Prof.i.R. Dr. Peter Maydl, TU Graz

Ass.Prof. Dr. Karin Stieldorf, TU Wien


Part A: The principles of sustainable construction

  • Introduction to sustainability and construction
  • Changes taking place within the field
  • Concepts and methods of ecological, economic and social sustainability

Part B: Implementation in real construction and building environment

  • Buildings and energy
  • Project development and design
  • Maintenance, servicing and renovation

Part C: Building certification

  • Knowledge of systems and criteria
  • Project work

Part D: Integrated Design

  • Design Seminars

Part E: Economic Aspects and FM

  • Sustainable Management
  • Economics
  • Facility Management

Part F: Complementary Subjects

  • Spatial development and planning
  • Field trips

Target Group

The program is designed for individuals working in architects' offices or institutions primally concerned with building, other companies in the private as well as in the public sector, for example:

  • Designers and planners from the construction industry (civil engineers, architects, building trades professionals)
  • Contracting authorities and investors (real estate investment funds, project developers for major urban authorities, regional and federal real estate companies, building departments of major corporations, retail outlet chains)
  • Public administration
  • Building certification auditors

Admission requirements

To gain admittance you must have completed a university course in engineering/technology, sciences, law or business studies. If your studies were not of a technical nature, you must demonstrate that you have been involved in the construction industry for a period of two years. In addition, candidates of equivalent suitability may be admitted. This will apply to individuals who work in a professional capacity at university graduate level or who have had equivalent professional experience in the past.

Tuition Fee

EUR 18,000 (excluding travel expenses and cost of room and board)

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