Smart Building - Energy Efficient Building Technology & Sustainable Construction

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Descriptive geometry

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB1DAGIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students use the geometric presentation process to develop their spatial sense and are in a position to prepare accurate drawings. Course contents: Central projection, architectural arrangement, assigned normal breaks, ellipses, axonometric projection, cutting process. The students train their rhetorical abilities with frequent presentations. They develop their social competence and their ability to work in a team in the obligatory teamwork. The lecture is supplemented with practice sessions.

Superior module:

Design and blueprint 1

Module description:

The students become familiar with the basic principles associated with thinking in three dimensions and three-dimensional representation. They are introduced to techniques of representation and presentations. The students are taught to identify, represent (with the help of pictorial, graphical and other suitable types of media) and design three-dimensional, architectural circumstances. The students acquire the basic knowledge to implement utilisation-related specifications in functional, economical and aesthetic structures in a manner that takes all the project-specific constraints into consideration.

Ecology

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB1OKOVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Students get an overview of the ecology of raw and building materials and the methods for assessing their sustainability aspects − from renewable resources to production processes up to recycling concepts. In addition to the overall energy assessment of building materials, the aspects of waste loads and health hazards are also included. After obtaining this basic knowledge, the students become competent in the use of ecological information for planning-relevant tasks and when conducting independent or guided ecological tests in study projects.

Superior module:

Construction and Building Technology Competences 1

Module description:

The students become familiar with the basic principles associated with the ecology of the basic materials and the construction materials, and receive an overview of the subject of social sustainability. The basic principles of sustainable building are illustrated. The students become familiar with the constructive details of structural engineering and can subject them to material and architectural analyses. They become familiar with the basic principles associated with planning a construction project and become acquainted with the construction sequence. They get an insight into the domains of project management and project development.

GL Building design

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB1GLGVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

The lecture imparts basic knowledge of building planning and its significance for building construction design to the students. They learn methods for research and analysis. They acquire knowledge of building typologies, structure joining, design, space creation and effect, function and expression, construction and atmosphere. Students have a basic understanding of the architectural quality that the desire for a tangible, spatial structure and aesthetics must be expressed in addition to the pure function. They know exemplary archetypes and patterns of architecture, can distinguish between them and know their history. They know the important parameters on which a building design is based. The students are competent to have a discussion on architecture projects and the built surroundings.

Superior module:

Design and blueprint 1

Module description:

The students become familiar with the basic principles associated with thinking in three dimensions and three-dimensional representation. They are introduced to techniques of representation and presentations. The students are taught to identify, represent (with the help of pictorial, graphical and other suitable types of media) and design three-dimensional, architectural circumstances. The students acquire the basic knowledge to implement utilisation-related specifications in functional, economical and aesthetic structures in a manner that takes all the project-specific constraints into consideration.

GL Building physics

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB1BP1IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Students get to know about the facts regarding environmentally-friendly construction. They acquire basic knowledge for calculating the energy balance of a building and determining the comfort of spaces. They are aware of the tools for generating the annual energy requirement of a building, as well as calculating the total energy transfer coefficients (U value) of the building envelope and the condensation water proof for components. The students acquire basic knowledge for calculating, planning and implementing necessary heat protection measures in the building, reducing heat bridges, as well as avoiding loads that endanger components due to humidity. Moreover, the basic knowledge for natural as well as artificial light supply to buildings is also imparted to the students. The students are familiar with the presentations and vocabulary in order to be able to communicate with other engineering disciplines. The lecture is supplemented with practice sessions containing practical presentations and calculation examples.

Superior module:

Scientific and engineering-oriented basic principles 1

Module description:

The students are familiar with the basic engineering-related and scientific relationships between the structural physics and the statics. Furthermore, they can use the relevant technical rules and apply the said rules to secondary disciplines.

GL Mathematics 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB1MA1IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students know real and complex numbers, sequences and series, differential and integral calculus for real functions of a real variable Taylor expansion. The lecture is supplemented with practice sessions containing practical presentations and calculation examples.

Superior module:

Scientific and engineering-oriented basic principles 1

Module description:

The students are familiar with the basic engineering-related and scientific relationships between the structural physics and the statics. Furthermore, they can use the relevant technical rules and apply the said rules to secondary disciplines.

GL Smart Building

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB1GLSPT
Type PT
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

In project 1 Smart Building, the students use planning resources from the basic modules in their own work. This can include the following subject areas: Winter and summer heat protection, heating and cooling load, climate and location analysis, proofs for heat and moisture protection, heat and refrigeration requirements, load course analyses (heat, cold, power). Planning competencies are imparted as are those for the use and integration of analogue and digital technologies. In addition, they can present a project competently and clearly using the suitable media.

Superior module:

Project 1

Module description:

The students acquire planning-related abilities through conceptual, project-oriented exercises. Furthermore, group activities are used to teach them teamwork. The students are capable of carrying out a systematic analysis in order to reflect the strengths and weaknesses of their own and their resources' expertise. Furthermore, they are familiar with the instruments that facilitate the efficient utilisation of the said resources.

GL Structural design training

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB1GLBIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students are familiar with the construction terminology. They have the basic knowledge of structural design and constructive building physics. They are in a position to determine constructive structures and joining principles of buildings and thus understand the dependencies between construction, form and design. The connection between solid construction, frame construction (timber and steel construction) as well as the principles and typologies of the load-bearing systems are known. The respective function and joints of the components wall, façade, floor and roof are explained. The understanding of structural designs requires independent processing and determining constructive details of different materials. In order to ensure this didactically, partial performances of different construction materials are required. The lecture is supplemented with practice sessions containing practical presentations and calculation examples.

Superior module:

Construction and Building Technology Competences 1

Module description:

The students become familiar with the basic principles associated with the ecology of the basic materials and the construction materials, and receive an overview of the subject of social sustainability. The basic principles of sustainable building are illustrated. The students become familiar with the constructive details of structural engineering and can subject them to material and architectural analyses. They become familiar with the basic principles associated with planning a construction project and become acquainted with the construction sequence. They get an insight into the domains of project management and project development.

Self- & resource management

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB1SRMUE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 1
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students acquire knowledge for assessing their efficiency and performance limits. They know their resource capacities as well as goal and time management, methods and techniques for effectively and efficiently dealing with personal psychological and physical load situations.

Superior module:

Individual social competence and communication-related competence 1

Module description:

The students are capable of communicating subject-specific issues and circumstances tailored to a specific target group. They are familiar with the important basic principles of internal and external communication, and can use the right instruments to facilitate such communication.

Structural analysis

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB1STKIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Students learn how to evaluate and classify structurally defined and undefined systems. They know the basic principles of the calculation methods for idealising the bearing structure taking the storage, joints and building materials as well as the effects of loads and deformations into account. They can generate the cutting principles and basic equations for expansion and bending rods and calculations of moment diagrams of statically defined systems. Their knowledge extends across the calculation of individual cut sizes and influence lines for forces with the principle of virtual displacements, as well as the calculation of individual displacement variables with the principle of virtual forces. The lecture is supplemented with practice sessions containing practical presentations and calculation examples.

Superior module:

Scientific and engineering-oriented basic principles 1

Module description:

The students are familiar with the basic engineering-related and scientific relationships between the structural physics and the statics. Furthermore, they can use the relevant technical rules and apply the said rules to secondary disciplines.

Structural building construction

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB1KHBVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character final

Lecture content:

The students get an overview of the construction and building typologies depending on their specific use. They acquire knowledge about building regulations and structures of building constructions and basic knowledge regarding load-bearing capacity and usability of structures. The students would then be able to measure components and design them. Additional knowledge of the applicable standards and construction project will be imparted. During the course, the students will also get a general insight into the basic principles of civil engineering and/or the infrastructure.

Superior module:

Construction and Building Technology Competences 1

Module description:

The students become familiar with the basic principles associated with the ecology of the basic materials and the construction materials, and receive an overview of the subject of social sustainability. The basic principles of sustainable building are illustrated. The students become familiar with the constructive details of structural engineering and can subject them to material and architectural analyses. They become familiar with the basic principles associated with planning a construction project and become acquainted with the construction sequence. They get an insight into the domains of project management and project development.

Sustainable construction

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB1NBAVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

The lecture provides an insight into the concept of 'Sustainable development in the construction area'. The students learn the basics of the sustainability theory. They develop an understanding of the general planning principles and their effects on the indoor environment quality and the ecological and economic quality. Differences between new constructions and existing constructions are shown.

Superior module:

Construction and Building Technology Competences 1

Module description:

The students become familiar with the basic principles associated with the ecology of the basic materials and the construction materials, and receive an overview of the subject of social sustainability. The basic principles of sustainable building are illustrated. The students become familiar with the constructive details of structural engineering and can subject them to material and architectural analyses. They become familiar with the basic principles associated with planning a construction project and become acquainted with the construction sequence. They get an insight into the domains of project management and project development.

Teambuilding / team processes

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB1TBPUE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students acquire knowledge of the basic principles, models and techniques of teamwork. The phases of team-building as well as the reflection of the personal behaviour and role in the team are developed with the example of group projects, conflict analysis and the use of solution strategies.

Superior module:

Social skills 1

Module description:

The students can describe the basic sequences associated with team-building and the different roles that are related to it, and ensure that these sequences are reflected in their own project-related experience. They are capable of detecting and analysing conflicts and utilising solution-strategies.

Technical drawing and CAD

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB1TEZIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The course teaches how to suitably present and design (in compliance with the standards) construction drawings, mainly from the fields of structural and civil engineering: Design suitable for production, dimensioning rules, development of sectional drawings, isometric and development drawings, marking of materials and surface qualities. The lecture is supplemented with practice sessions.

Superior module:

Design and blueprint 1

Module description:

The students become familiar with the basic principles associated with thinking in three dimensions and three-dimensional representation. They are introduced to techniques of representation and presentations. The students are taught to identify, represent (with the help of pictorial, graphical and other suitable types of media) and design three-dimensional, architectural circumstances. The students acquire the basic knowledge to implement utilisation-related specifications in functional, economical and aesthetic structures in a manner that takes all the project-specific constraints into consideration.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

BIM - Building Information Modeling

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB2BIMUE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Students learn to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional drawings and designs using professional CAD software and get insight into the digital designing methods. They are qualified to read, interpret and modify professional construction plans.

Superior module:

Design and blueprint 2

Module description:

The students are capable of working with a structural design. They can analyse the framework conditions and use specific work steps to develop the project. The students possess the basic knowledge associated with the norm-based representation of components and assemblies in construction diagrams, and are capable of reading the diagrams. Furthermore, they are also capable of independently creating norm-based technical diagrams.

Effective communication

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB2SKKUE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students acquire the basic knowledge of verbal and non-verbal communication. They are qualified to implement role clarity in communication with relevant target groups (e.g. architects, building companies, sponsors). They learn to analyse their strengths and weaknesses and translate their personal communications behaviour through role plays and practice sessions. In addition, they are qualified to use presentation techniques and presentation styles individually and effectively in communication situations.

Superior module:

Individual social competence and communication-related competence 2

Module description:

The students are capable of communicating subject-specific issues and circumstances tailored to a specific target group. They are familiar with the important basic principles of internal and external communication, and can use the right instruments to facilitate such communication.

Energy technology (renewable energies)

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB2EEEVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

The students get to know the scope of the technology field and are exposed to the important basic principles of classic energy engineering and the newer regenerative energy production. The distribution process for using renewable energies is presented and analysed during the lecture. Basic principles and in-depth knowledge about topics such as biomass, near-surface geothermal energy and active solar energy use (solar heat and photovoltaics) are imparted. Intelligent energy concepts for built large-scale projects are the focus and should offer the participants conceptual approaches for their future working life.

Superior module:

Energy Technologies

Module description:

In the foundations of Energy Technology the students learn about the spectrum of field of technology and are made familiar with the essential areas of classic energy technology and the newer regenerative energy generation. Production, transformation and distribution are recognised as important elements in this field of work, including your responsibility for efficiency and resource conservation.

Field trip

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB2EXKPT
Type PT
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Different topics related to energy-optimised construction are emphasised upon during day trips. The relevant technical, ecological and economic components are demonstrated to the students. Best-practice examples are analysed and demonstrated with the help of the objects implemented.

Superior module:

Project 2

Module description:

The students acquire planning-related abilities and are skilled in using and integrating analogue and digital technology. Furthermore, the skills associated with the 'core 2' module (energy performance certificate, building certification/green building, passive house design course) are acquired integratively in the third year of study.

GL Mathematics 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB2MA1IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students know real and complex numbers, sequences and series, differential and integral calculus for real functions of a real variable Taylor expansion. The lecture is supplemented with practice sessions containing practical presentations and calculation examples.

Superior module:

Scientific and engineering-oriented basic principles 2

Module description:

The students become familiar with the basic secondary principles of structural physics and the fundamental relationships between the physics and mathematics. They can utilise this basic knowledge and introduce it into secondary disciplines.

GL Technical building equipment

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB2GLTIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students gain basic technical competence in the field of technical building equipment for analysing, calculating and dimensioning simple technological concepts. They get to know the conventional systems of technical building equipment and their components for production, distribution and delivery and/or utilisation. In addition to heat and refrigeration engineering, the other technical subsections of sanitary, ventilation and electrical engineering as well as options for central and local solutions in the building are considered. Practice sessions with calculation examples supplement the theoretical knowledge.

Superior module:

Construction and Building Technology Competences 2

Module description:

The students are trained in the basic disciplines of the construction domain. The emphasis is on the expertise that is acquired from the structural theory, as well as on the important aspects of project management.

Physics and Thermodynamics

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB2PHYIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students learn basic principles in the fields of mechanics, radiation, heat and electromagnetism. The lecture is supplemented with practice sessions containing practical presentations and calculation examples.

Superior module:

Scientific and engineering-oriented basic principles 2

Module description:

The students become familiar with the basic secondary principles of structural physics and the fundamental relationships between the physics and mathematics. They can utilise this basic knowledge and introduce it into secondary disciplines.

Structural Planning

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB2TWEIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

The students are able to use the basics of strength concepts of materials, to determine the stress on supporting structural elements in frameworks. They are able to analyse the tension and state of strain in simple structures and are able to carry out the calculation and the structural safety analysis of individual structural elements, for simple or combined loads. The students are able to understand both technical and constructive problems, in the changing nature of diverse sizes, and find a technical, functional and aesthetic solution. The skill of seeing constructive problems holistically and to develop them as such is dealt with extensively.

Superior module:

Construction and Building Technology Competences 2

Module description:

The students are trained in the basic disciplines of the construction domain. The emphasis is on the expertise that is acquired from the structural theory, as well as on the important aspects of project management.

VT Building design

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB2VTGVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

In the VT Building design lecture, the basic knowledge is broadened and the topic of implementing usage requirements in functional, economical and aesthetic building structures taking into account all the project-specific framework conditions is dealt with in detail. Functional building design requirements, historical background and development of individual building typologies, implementing the surface structure/space allocation and utilisation plans in a building structure, resource and surface efficiency, efficiency requirements with respect to building designs, site influences on the building design, requirements from planning and construction work flows.

Superior module:

Design and blueprint 2

Module description:

The students are capable of working with a structural design. They can analyse the framework conditions and use specific work steps to develop the project. The students possess the basic knowledge associated with the norm-based representation of components and assemblies in construction diagrams, and are capable of reading the diagrams. Furthermore, they are also capable of independently creating norm-based technical diagrams.

VT Building physics

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB2BP2IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The Building physics 2 lecture for acoustics imparts basic knowledge of room and building acoustics such as sound perception, sound transmission as well as sound-proofing and sound absorption within buildings to the students. The topic of fire prevention deals with the building control requirements, which must be adhered to for the individual subsections of the building if the architect needs to assume the role of a 'Specialist site engineer for fire prevention'. The students are familiarised with the presentations and vocabulary in order to be able to communicate with other engineering disciplines. The lecture is supplemented with practice sessions containing practical presentations and calculation examples.

Superior module:

Scientific and engineering-oriented basic principles 2

Module description:

The students become familiar with the basic secondary principles of structural physics and the fundamental relationships between the physics and mathematics. They can utilise this basic knowledge and introduce it into secondary disciplines.

VT Smart Building

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB2VTSPT
Type PT
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

In project II Smart Building, the students, on the basis of the results from project I, can develop a simplified design for a building and façade concept by specifying contextual parameters (building use, building project, location, climate). Planning competencies as well as the use and integration of analogue and digital techniques are developed further.

Superior module:

Project 2

Module description:

The students acquire planning-related abilities and are skilled in using and integrating analogue and digital technology. Furthermore, the skills associated with the 'core 2' module (energy performance certificate, building certification/green building, passive house design course) are acquired integratively in the third year of study.

VT Structural design training

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMBB2VTBIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students are in a position to comprehend buildings as structural systems from the interplay of spatial arrangement and development, primary structure, building envelope and extension. They know complex constructive systems and their use. The following topics are addressed: construction of storeys, halls and low buildings, wall and frame constructions, integrated building concepts, construction and form, complex envelope systems: single and additional leaf, homogeneous and layered analysis of model buildings. The lecture is supplemented with practice sessions with practical presentations and calculation examples.

Superior module:

Construction and Building Technology Competences 2

Module description:

The students are trained in the basic disciplines of the construction domain. The emphasis is on the expertise that is acquired from the structural theory, as well as on the important aspects of project management.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Building Automation Systems

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB3GASIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students become familiar with automation systems that are used to optimise operations and facilitate maintenance-related activities. Furthermore, they also become familiar with how the systems in question can be used to facilitate self-supervision and external supervision. They can understand and operate the devices associated with the automation, their connection to a combined building-automation and building-management system and the interfaces between various software packages. Furthermore, they acquire the ability to detect and analyse the respective results and error-estimations, as well as the ability to develop optimisation options.

Superior module:

Building Automation Technology, Information Technology and Energy Technology

Module description:

The students know computer system and network basics. They have basic knowledge in programming and are able to implement these practically for specific IT problems.

Construction Management

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB3BBLIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students have knowledge of the tender and implementation phase in construction, with focus on the tender, allocation and calculation of building costs. In addition, they have an understanding of the correlations and structures in the construction industry. They get to know the process for an award procedure and can compare and assess the construction work in addition to the operations planning and scheduling. Moreover, they are introduced to the construction site equipment and logistics and can get an overview into the construction operation.

Superior module:

Construction and Legal Doctrine 1

Module description:

This module gives the students an overview of the system of jurisprudence associated with the construction sector. The students have an overview of the planning law and can identify and utilise the instruments of land-use planning that are associated with the planning law and the specifications (which relate to the planning law) associated with the permissibility of construction projects. At the same time, they receive an overview of the various local authorities and their tasks, as well as an overview of the decision-making processes used within the municipalities (whose planning authority covers the construction in question). This is the basis that governs the collaboration with the various players involved in such scenarios.

Elective Module Building Physics

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB3AB2IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

This elective Building Physics module gives the students the foundation of room and architectural acoustics, for example how sound perception, sound transmission as well as sound insulation and sound absorption are imparted inside buildings. The issue of fire protection relates to legal building requirements, which have to be considered in each of the individual elements of the building, if the architect wishes his/her building to be considered as a competent “fire prevention construction.“ The students are familiar with presenting, the vocabulary and communicating with other engineering disciplines. The lectures are complemented by exercises with practical demonstrations and sample calculations.

Superior module:

Construction and Building Technology Competences 3

Module description:

The students are capable of planning, designing and dimensioning construction-related technical systems in facilities. They are well-acquainted with the subject-specific manner of representation and the technical vocabulary, which enables them to communicate with those whose fields of study are related to other engineering disciplines. Furthermore, they are taught to integrate the special technological knowledge of the structural planning process, material science, structural physics and the building technology into an integral scheduling process.

Environmental Accounting | Life-Cycle Costs

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB3OBZIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The lecture is supplemented with practice sessions containing practical presentations and calculation examples.

Superior module:

Integrative project 1

Module description:

Within the framework of the 'Integrative project' (INT) module (which is part of the third semester), the students learn to understand blueprints and the schedules associated with buildings having differentiated spatial and functional requirements. They are capable of independently developing the primary structure, the building envelope, the construction and the geometrical arrangement. They can also independently develop the process that is to be used to attach the structures that need to be attached. They can, within the framework of a structured and integrative planning process, develop design strategies and planning-related strategies. Furthermore, the students are capable of using the appropriate types of media to illustrate the contents of the plan in question in a vivid and technically correct manner. They can communicate and discuss their plans and the project-relevant and constructive aspects of the said plans. This work enhances the students' practical and project management-oriented skills.

GL English

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB3GLEUE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 5
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Discussion and presentation of current topics from the field of Smart Building, energy engineering and sustainability, extraction and summary of relevant facts from specialist papers, formulation of requirements, specifications, suggestions, written and telephonic agreement on deadlines, building up of technical vocabulary.

Superior module:

Social Skills 2

Module description:

The students are capable of communicating effectively in English in typical industry-related contexts.

Information and communication technology

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB3IKTIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students are aware of the basic principles of computer systems and networks. They have the basic knowledge of programming and can practically implement concrete IT problems. Knowledge of computer system components, operating systems, computer networks as well as basic Internet technologies and basic knowledge of structured and object-oriented software development including relevant software tools is imparted. Knowledge of designing and testing of software is imparted in practical practice sessions.

Superior module:

Building Automation Technology, Information Technology and Energy Technology

Module description:

The students know computer system and network basics. They have basic knowledge in programming and are able to implement these practically for specific IT problems.

Integrated structural design

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB3IBKIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students are in a position to apply the basic knowledge and skills of construction. They can combine aspects of spatial arrangement and development with the constructive structure of a building consisting of a primary structure, building envelope and extension and are qualified to incorporate special, technical-constructive knowledge of bearing structure planning, building materials science, building physics and building technology into an integral planning process.

Superior module:

Construction and Building Technology Competences 3

Module description:

The students are capable of planning, designing and dimensioning construction-related technical systems in facilities. They are well-acquainted with the subject-specific manner of representation and the technical vocabulary, which enables them to communicate with those whose fields of study are related to other engineering disciplines. Furthermore, they are taught to integrate the special technological knowledge of the structural planning process, material science, structural physics and the building technology into an integral scheduling process.

Integrative project

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB3INPPT
Type PT
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Project processing conceptually related to sustainability, structural design system (resource efficiency / ecobalance, recyclability), efficiency, Smart Building. Based on the previous projects 1 and 2 from the first academic year, the students are in a position to develop an integrated building concept as a unit of utilisation, construction and design with focus on the structure, envelope and technical facilities of the building. They can use the tools they have already learnt and develop an integral energy concept taking into account the usage requirements, building technology, sustainability and energy efficiency. The students train their rhetorical abilities with frequent presentations. They develop their social competence, cooperation skills and their ability to work in a team in the obligatory teamwork.

Superior module:

Integrative project 1

Module description:

Within the framework of the 'Integrative project' (INT) module (which is part of the third semester), the students learn to understand blueprints and the schedules associated with buildings having differentiated spatial and functional requirements. They are capable of independently developing the primary structure, the building envelope, the construction and the geometrical arrangement. They can also independently develop the process that is to be used to attach the structures that need to be attached. They can, within the framework of a structured and integrative planning process, develop design strategies and planning-related strategies. Furthermore, the students are capable of using the appropriate types of media to illustrate the contents of the plan in question in a vivid and technically correct manner. They can communicate and discuss their plans and the project-relevant and constructive aspects of the said plans. This work enhances the students' practical and project management-oriented skills.

Legal studies

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB3RELIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The course deals with topics of legal studies in building construction including the EU guidelines and specifications with respect to the environmental and energy law. The instruments according to the planning law available for this are presented. The students have sound knowledge to use instruments of building planning (according to planning law) as well as the regulations for permissibility of construction projects according to planning law.

Superior module:

Construction and Legal Doctrine 1

Module description:

This module gives the students an overview of the system of jurisprudence associated with the construction sector. The students have an overview of the planning law and can identify and utilise the instruments of land-use planning that are associated with the planning law and the specifications (which relate to the planning law) associated with the permissibility of construction projects. At the same time, they receive an overview of the various local authorities and their tasks, as well as an overview of the decision-making processes used within the municipalities (whose planning authority covers the construction in question). This is the basis that governs the collaboration with the various players involved in such scenarios.

Project management

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB3PRMIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

At the end of this course, the students will have basic knowledge of project management, especially of the central elements project and structure plan, deadline, resource and cost planning, cost monitoring as well as controlling and reporting. Furthermore, they will know the methods used for quality management as well as for reviewing the expected competent performance. The students are now able to independently and successfully manage projects even with respect to quality assurance. The lecture is supplemented with practice sessions containing practical presentations and calculation examples.

Superior module:

Construction and Building Technology Competences 3

Module description:

The students are capable of planning, designing and dimensioning construction-related technical systems in facilities. They are well-acquainted with the subject-specific manner of representation and the technical vocabulary, which enables them to communicate with those whose fields of study are related to other engineering disciplines. Furthermore, they are taught to integrate the special technological knowledge of the structural planning process, material science, structural physics and the building technology into an integral scheduling process.

VT Mathematics

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB3MA2IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students acquire knowledge of the basic mathematical principles especially for the field of energy engineering. They have sufficient knowledge for their further course of studies and can use this knowledge in their future professional practice. In the course, the students gain insight into the analytical geometry in the two and three-dimensional space. They know vectors, matrices and determinants, Eigenvalues, Eigenvectors and their use for solving linear differential equations. The lecture is supplemented with practice sessions containing practical presentations and calculation examples.

Superior module:

Scientific and engineering-oriented basic principles 3

Module description:

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VT Technical building systems

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB3VTTVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

The students are capable of planning, designing and dimensioning facilities that are related to the technology used in construction activities. They are familiar with the subject-specific representations and the technical vocabulary, and can communicate with those whose fields of study are related to other engineering disciplines. They get to know the conventional systems, the innovative alternatives associated with technical building equipment and the components of the building equipment that are associated with the production, the distribution and the delivery or, as the case may be, the utilisation. Integral system solutions associated with the following trades are considered as examples: heating engineering, ventilation engineering, the field of air-conditioning technology, sanitary engineering, electrical engineering and the field of information technology.

Superior module:

Construction and Building Technology Competences 3

Module description:

The students are capable of planning, designing and dimensioning construction-related technical systems in facilities. They are well-acquainted with the subject-specific manner of representation and the technical vocabulary, which enables them to communicate with those whose fields of study are related to other engineering disciplines. Furthermore, they are taught to integrate the special technological knowledge of the structural planning process, material science, structural physics and the building technology into an integral scheduling process.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Application of Building Technology

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB4SGAIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

By carrying out an interdisciplinary project thesis, the graduate acquires the skill to solve an application-orientated question through their acquired knowledge.

Superior module:

Construction and Building Technology Competences 4

Module description:

The students learn how to carry out interdisciplinary, application-oriented projects, supported by computers, for various trade disciplines – heating/air-conditioning/electrical engineering, focusing heavily on the preparation of construction, building and operation documentation. The students learn the foundations of building project planning and become familiar with the construction process. The also get an insight into project management and project development.

Bachelor thesis 1: Bachelor project

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB4BA1PT
Type PT
Kind Bachelor thesis
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 6
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students can write a bachelor's thesis based on practical considerations. The thesis features project work and practical work that reflects the theoretical contents. They become familiar with the relevant specialist literature and research literature.

Superior module:

Bachelor thesis 1: Bachelor project

Module description:

The students can independently carry out written tasks in a systematic manner. In addition to being able to analyse and describe problems, they can also recognize and formulate objectives. They systematically develop the bachelor thesis which is oriented towards the specialisation subjects. The students acquire the ability to differentiate between personal and external intellectual property as well as justify and argue for their approach. The students are taught to communicate their specialised knowledge and carry on discussions in an interdisciplinary manner. They are capable of implementing the required techniques and possess the necessary key qualifications.

Building Simulation

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB4GESIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students learn the basics of building simulation. They understand the significant relationships in the areas of energy and building technology. The students maintain an overview of the building physics fundamentals for the supply of both daylight and artificial light in buildings and preliminary knowledge of static and dynamic thermal building simulation: realistic reproduction for time influences. Solar rays through glass surfaces. Influences of various different shade providing systems. Heating and humidification of a building due to inside influences such as people, PC, lighting or machines. Room temperature depending on time-monitored heating and cooling systems. Thereby many aspects of energy saving becomes a subject of discussion, review and analysis. The students learn about suitable simulation programmes.

Superior module:

Integration Module 1

Module description:

The integration module conveys specific expertise to the students, in a chosen subject area out of energy conscious and optimised building methods and trains how to communicate in English. In the framework of this module the participants learn how to use and judge the relevant necessary programmes and products. Through this, they will become qualified points of contact in the planning of high-energy efficient buildings and are able to competently advise developers. The students know the basics of building simulation. They understand the important relationships in the subject areas of energy and building technology.

Control and feedback control systems

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB4SRTIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students know the basic principles of feedback control systems in supply engineering and are introduced to the control technology. Differences between controls and regulations, logical connections, combinatorial circuits and synthesis methods are known. The basic knowledge of the selected chapter of sensor and measurement technology is imparted to the students. They are also introduced to the basic principles of control technology, PLC programming as well as the feedback control system used. In addition, examples of regulations used in building technology are demonstrated.

Superior module:

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Module description:

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Professional placement

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB4BPRPT
Type PT
Kind Internship (S)
INTL-Code 1
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 6
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The integrated professional placement is a learning and qualification process that is competently supported and evaluated in the degree programme. It substantiates, deepens and imparts problem-specific and method-specific knowledge and ability and makes a significant contribution to education (oriented towards the vocational field) at the university level. The tasks in the company should be connected to the key course elements of the degree programme and should be carried out in line with the project. It is organised in a manner that makes it possible to achieve and document the set goals in the specified time.

Superior module:

Internship

Module description:

The students acquire the ability to understand, take over, process and document the results of a task that is part of a larger project and exists within a professional environment. In particular, the students learn about the workflow that is used within a professional environment and the manner in which the different groups are organised. They learn how to use the practical and theoretical knowledge that they have acquired in a professional environment. Furthermore, they also learn to assess the relevance of economic issues. The students are capable of classifying their field of study with respect to social, historical or legal references. In addition to acquiring the ability to detect the networking options (with regard to a professional environment) associated with their field of study, they also become capable of detecting the ways in which their field of study can be utilised in their professional lives.

Project Development

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB4PJEIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students have an in depth understanding for using a more methodical approach and tools when planning building projects. They obtain knowledge about building procedures and are able to overcome common problems and/or avoid them. They are able to recognise and rectify practical problems in the execution of the project as well as interpretation problems. The students can work well in a team, can plan the work process and building specific service phases, and can communicate results. Furthermore they are able to take on a coordinating role.

Superior module:

Construction and Building Technology Competences 4

Module description:

The students learn how to carry out interdisciplinary, application-oriented projects, supported by computers, for various trade disciplines – heating/air-conditioning/electrical engineering, focusing heavily on the preparation of construction, building and operation documentation. The students learn the foundations of building project planning and become familiar with the construction process. The also get an insight into project management and project development.

Scientific Work

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB4WIAUE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

They can assess the quality of resources and are skilled at network thinking. Moreover they can evaluate the contents, technical and structural quality aspects of scientific work and can draw up a scientific seminar or Bachelor thesis.

Superior module:

Integrative project 2

Module description:

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VT English

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB4VTEUE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Discussions and presentations dealing with current issues from the fields associated with smart buildings, energy technology and sustainability, expansion of subject-specific vocabulary, description of trends, processes, effects, role-playing games, presentations.

Superior module:

Knowledge and Social Competences 1

Module description:

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Smart Building Construction 1

Climate Adapted Design of Buildings

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB4KBEIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

In these lectures the relationship between the building design and the room conditioning is conveyed, as are the systems required. In this process, the energy efficiency possibilities and sustainable planning and construction are conveyed, with regard to climate and location factors and are illustrated with example projects. From the climatic factors arise connections from the draft and technical implementation in the planning, against the background of the dwindling fossil resources and a changeover to regenerative energy source systems. Besides passive measures to mediate the economising of heating and cooling energy, as well as the basic comfort requirements in summer and the respective context of use, appropriate active transfer systems and thereupon coordinated energy supply systems are discussed.

Superior module:

Smart Building Construction 1

Module description:

The students are well-acquainted with the critical components and systems of a smart building. They possess the basic knowledge associated with the process that covers everything from the implementation of the structural designs to the creation of detailed solutions that can be used to integrate the system components and systems of a smart building and its interfaces into the associated infrastructure.

Smart Building Constructions 1

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB4SC1IL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students become familiar with constructive solutions in the domain of 'smart buildings'. They can create exemplary representations of constructive and detailed solutions associated with the technical systems in buildings. Current examples that emerged from practical experience are analysed, described and discussed within the group.

Superior module:

Smart Building Construction 1

Module description:

The students are well-acquainted with the critical components and systems of a smart building. They possess the basic knowledge associated with the process that covers everything from the implementation of the structural designs to the creation of detailed solutions that can be used to integrate the system components and systems of a smart building and its interfaces into the associated infrastructure.

Smart building systems 1

Building Automation

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB4GBAIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students learn about automation systems to optimise operation and maintenance as well as their use for in-house and external monitoring. They can understand and operate automation devices and their connection to a combined building automation and building management system as well as interfaces between various software packages. In addition, they are capable of recognising and analysing corresponding results and defect estimations and develop optimisation possibilities.

Superior module:

Smart building systems 1

Module description:

When it comes to smart buildings, the students possess the basic knowledge on how building management systems and building automation systems are integrated and combined. They are familiar with the options associated with changing the characteristics and functions of the building management system by utilising and adjusting the control techniques used in the smart building in question. They can define the integration of the smart building into the network architectures of thermal, electrical and telecommunication networks. They can also describe the important characteristics of the building within the framework of the systems in question.

Smart Building Systems 1

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code SMBB4SS1IL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students become familiar with building-management systems and the facilities associated with communications, domestic engineering, notifications related to the utilisation of the buildings and danger alarm messages. They also become familiar with computer-aided facility management. Furthermore, they are introduced to the management technology and the distribution technology that are used in buildings. They acquire the ability to monitor the respective operations and identify the approaches that can be used to optimise the systems in question. Towards that end, current examples that emerged in practice are described, analysed and discussed.

Superior module:

Smart building systems 1

Module description:

When it comes to smart buildings, the students possess the basic knowledge on how building management systems and building automation systems are integrated and combined. They are familiar with the options associated with changing the characteristics and functions of the building management system by utilising and adjusting the control techniques used in the smart building in question. They can define the integration of the smart building into the network architectures of thermal, electrical and telecommunication networks. They can also describe the important characteristics of the building within the framework of the systems in question.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Building Calculations

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code SMBB5BAKIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students are introduced to the detailed calculation. They are taught to edit and review calculation sheets. The course imparts the skills that make it possible to prepare, carry out and review the accounting-related tasks, as well as the skills that enable the students to correct prices and carry out and check the tasks associated with production invoices, partial invoices and final invoices. The students acquire the skills associated with the processes of creating and checking revised tenders. They also acquire skills that relate to claim management.

Superior module:

Construction and Legal Doctrine 2

Module description:

The module Construction 2 enables the students to prepare, process and test the cost calculations. They also obtain fundamental knowledge in order to prepare business plans and know the basic key business figures and analyses.

Business Planning

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code SMBB5BPLIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students can create a business plan that corresponds to the commonly-used economic criteria. They become familiar with the important economic indices and acquire the ability to create analyses. The course contents are as follows: capital budgeting, financial planning, financing options, balance sheets and the terms that are commonly used in them, income statements, determination of the annual result and analysis of the annual financial statement. The economic indices (cash flow, ROI, liquidity etc.) are covered, along with the legal forms of companies and the required analysis-related and planning-related instruments. The students are taught to use case studies to create a business plan.

Superior module:

Construction and Legal Doctrine 2

Module description:

The module Construction 2 enables the students to prepare, process and test the cost calculations. They also obtain fundamental knowledge in order to prepare business plans and know the basic key business figures and analyses.

Environmental management

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code SMBB5UWMIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The course covers the methods associated with environmental management on the basis of ISO EN 14001 ff. Its goal is to build the foundation for success in the test that must be taken by environmental consultants. T

Superior module:

Quality management and environmental management

Module description:

The students are capable of assessing the environmental relevance of the production processes and products that are found in the construction industry and the field of architecture. They are sensitised to the principles of sustainability. Furthermore, they are well-acquainted with the central aspects of the quality assurance and environmental management processes that are used in the construction industry. The students also have the option of acquiring certificates that recognise them to be environmental officers or quality assurance representatives.

Integration: English

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code SMBB5INEUE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 5
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students acquire the expertise associated with the following activities: Discussing current (case-based) examples from the domain of innovative building technology, creating memos, reports and a brief version of a project proposal, presenting and defending a project. The course contents are covered with the help of role-playing games and presentations.

Superior module:

Integration module 2

Module description:

The students are empowered to independently conduct a targeted theme development for scientific work.

Knowledge and Information Management

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code SMBB5WIMIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

These integrated lectures are a combination of lectures and exercises. In the lectures the theoretical foundations are conveyed. In exercises through discussion, group work and the use of international case studies, practical examples are discussed. The case study analysis-teaching concept encourages practical implementation of theory.

Superior module:

Knowledge and social skills 2

Module description:

In this module the students obtain knowledge regarding the aims, tasks and methods of information and knowledge management and are able to analyse different concepts/ perspectives.

Professional placement

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code SMBB5BPRPT
Type PT
Kind Internship (S)
INTL-Code 1
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Integrated professional placement is a learning and qualification process that is competently supported and evaluated in the degree programme. It substantiates, deepens and imparts problem-specific and method-specific knowledge and ability and makes a significant contribution to education (oriented towards the vocational field) at the university level. The tasks in the company should be connected to the key course elements of the degree programme and should be carried out in line with the project. It is organised in a manner that makes it possible to reach and document the stipulated goals in the prescribed period of time.

Superior module:

Internship

Module description:

The students acquire the ability to understand, take over, process and document the results of a task that is part of a larger project and exists within a professional environment. In particular, the students learn about the workflow that is used within a professional environment and the manner in which the different groups are organised. They learn how to use the practical and theoretical knowledge that they have acquired in a professional environment. Furthermore, they also learn to assess the relevance of economic issues. The students are capable of classifying their field of study with respect to social, historical or legal references. In addition to acquiring the ability to detect the networking options (with regard to a professional environment) associated with their field of study, they also become capable of detecting the ways in which their field of study can be utilised in their professional lives.

Quality management

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code SMBB5QMAIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students receive the following types of information: Introduction to the quality management system and its significance; DIN EN ISO: the large-scale amendment of ISO 9000; QM-related terms: Quality-related terms, management-related terms, product term in the field of QM, product categories, services, the DIN EN ISO 9001 norm, interpretation of the requirements associated with the norm (with respect to practical considerations), documentation, Q-methods (Ishikawa diagram, Pareto diagram, FMEA), reliability, inspection techniques and application, relationships between the methods.

Superior module:

Quality management and environmental management

Module description:

The students are capable of assessing the environmental relevance of the production processes and products that are found in the construction industry and the field of architecture. They are sensitised to the principles of sustainability. Furthermore, they are well-acquainted with the central aspects of the quality assurance and environmental management processes that are used in the construction industry. The students also have the option of acquiring certificates that recognise them to be environmental officers or quality assurance representatives.

Integration module 3

Building certifications 1

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code SMBB5GZ1IL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students are introduced, within the framework of the course, to matters associated with the displaying and the utilisation of building certificates. They are also introduced to the guidelines and basic principles associated with building certificates. They become familiar with the most important assessment parameters, such as the parameter associated with the highly efficient use of resources (especially energy, water and materials) in all the relevant domains and a simultaneous reduction of wastage and the magnitude of the health-damaging and environment-damaging effects. They become familiar with the basic principles associated with a holistic consideration of (as far as possible) all the phases in the life-cycle of the building. This covers everything from the development of the project, the planning and the construction to the operation, the maintenance-related activities and the disassembly. They become familiar with the basic principles associated with creating and assessing energy performance certificates.

Superior module:

Integration module 3

Module description:

The components of 'Integration module' are building simulation, core 2 and English. It imparts specialised technical knowledge in a selected subject associated with energy-conscious and energy-optimised construction, and trains the students to communicate in English. The participants learn, within the framework of the courses, to appreciate and assess the required programmes and products. This enables them to become qualified points of contact for the planning of energy-efficient buildings and to provide expert advice to builders. The students are capable of using a current case study to illustrate the aspects of smart buildings and the trends associated with them. They can summarise, present and defend the important aspects of a project plan. The students are familiar with the fundamental principles of the building simulation. They understand the important relationships that exist within the domains of the energy technology and the building technology.

Integration module 4

Building Energy Certification 2 – Energy Consultant

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code SMBB5GZ2IL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

In the framework of these lectures, the students acquire an insight into issuing, usage, as well as, rules and basic principles of building certification. They learn about the most important evaluation parameters such as high resource efficiency in all areas, especially energy, water and material, whilst at the same time, a reduction of waste and of damaging effects on health and the environment. They learn the foundations of a holistic approach about all possible phases of the building life cycle. This begins with project development, planning and construction operation, maintenance and ends with dismantling. They learn the basics on issuing and the assessment of energy certificates.

Superior module:

Integration module 4

Module description:

The components of 'Integration module' are building simulation, core 2 and English. It imparts specialised technical knowledge in a selected subject associated with energy-conscious and energy-optimised construction, and trains the students to communicate in English. The participants learn, within the framework of the courses, to appreciate and assess the required programmes and products. This enables them to become qualified points of contact for the planning of energy-efficient buildings and to provide expert advice to builders. The students are capable of using a current case study to illustrate the aspects of smart buildings and the trends associated with them. They can summarise, present and defend the important aspects of a project plan. The students are familiar with the fundamental principles of the building simulation. They understand the important relationships that exist within the domains of the energy technology and the building technology.

Integration module 5

Building certifications 2 (certification systems)

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code SMBB5GZ3IL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 2
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students receive an overview of the most important certification systems. Along with the in-house certification standard, namely, the ÖGNB (Austrian Sustainable Building Council), the course also covers the basic differences between the ÖGNB and comparable international certification methods, such as LEED and BREEAM. The students become familiar with the individual classification grades of the quality labels, the achievable categories and potential options for optimisation. This enables them to hone their skills and expand their knowledge in several technical fields and various fields associated with construction planning. The students become familiar with the evaluation criteria associated with the given building-certification and acquire the ability to use this knowledge in practice.

Superior module:

Integration module 5

Module description:

The components of 'Integration module' are building simulation, core 2 and English. It imparts specialised technical knowledge in a selected subject associated with energy-conscious and energy-optimised construction, and trains the students to communicate in English. The participants learn, within the framework of the courses, to appreciate and assess the required programmes and products. This enables them to become qualified points of contact for the planning of energy-efficient buildings and to provide expert advice to builders. The students are capable of using a current case study to illustrate the aspects of smart buildings and the trends associated with them. They can summarise, present and defend the important aspects of a project plan. The students are familiar with the fundamental principles of the building simulation. They understand the important relationships that exist within the domains of the energy technology and the building technology.

Smart building construction 2

Smart Building Constructions 2

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code SMBB5SC2IL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 4
ECTS Credits 6
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students become familiar with the important measures associated with the functional, thermal and energy-oriented reconstruction of existing structures and building structures. They have a basic understanding of structural designs and the manner in which they can be realised, such that it becomes possible to implement smart systems in existing structures and building structures. The students become familiar with the approaches that can be used to implement e-mobility systems in existing and new building-designs. The course contents are illustrated through descriptions and discussions of current examples that emerged from practical experience.

Superior module:

Smart building construction 2

Module description:

They students possess detailed knowledge about the components of a smart building and the implementation-related requirements that they are subject to. They can use the requirements and the appropriate components to develop new details and optimise them for existing buildings.

Smart building systems 2

Smart Building Systems 2

Semester 5
Academic year 3
Course code SMBB5SS2IL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 4
ECTS Credits 6
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Presentation methods, identification, analysis and handling of risks (risk management) in building technology, building management and building automation. Presentation and discussion of Smart Building systems and risk management with current real life examples.

Superior module:

Smart building systems 2

Module description:

When it comes to smart buildings, the students possess detailed knowledge about the manner in which building management systems and building automation systems are integrated and combined. They can use the requirements that the smart building is subject to as a basis for determining the characteristics of the building's components and the overriding automation systems, as well as the manner in which they are to be integrated. Based on this, they can develop complete solutions for the system of a smart building.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Bachelor Exam

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code SMBB6BACBP
Type BP
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 1
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 0
Examination character final

Lecture content:

-

Superior module:

Bachelor examination

Module description:

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Bachelor thesis 2: Accompanying seminar

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code SMBB6BA2SE
Type SE
Kind Bachelor thesis
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 12
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The theses are based on the knowledge that has been acquired and make it possible to develop innovative solutions to the problems that currently exist within the domain of planning the construction of sustainable buildings. The topics and contents are defined by the respective teachers, or in a collaborative process involving the students and the teachers.

Superior module:

Bachelor thesis 2

Module description:

The students can independently carry out written tasks in accordance with scientific methods. They systematically develop the bachelor thesis which is oriented towards the specialisation subjects. The students acquire the ability to differentiate between personal and external intellectual property. They can justify and argue for their approach, and illustrate the interconnections with the internship.

International construction projects: Best practice

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code SMBB6IBPIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

In this course, the course contents that are covered within the framework of the 'smart building' topic are illustrated and discussed on the basis of examples that demonstrate the best practices that are used domestically and internationally. The students are trained to analyse and assess construction projects. They also become familiar with national and international standards, and the differences between them.

Superior module:

Economics of construction

Module description:

In this course, topics that are covered in the course 'smart building' are illustrated and discussed by using best practice examples in domestic and international contexts. The students are trained to analyse and assess construction projects. They also become familiar with national and international standards, and the differences between them.

Materials Handling

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code SMBB6FWEIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 2
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students become familiar with the following aspects of subsidy systems: public housing in Austria, eco-subsidy: Promotion of the use of biomass and/or solar thermal energy, promotion of the construction of passive housing, promotion of reconstruction of old buildings/thermal reconstruction, precise project sketches and outlines of promotional schemes, including scientific definitions of the respective goals, proposal-writing, calculation of the costs associated with the project (personnel costs and costs of material resources), time-table and work schedule, call for funds and cost-tracing, reporting (progress report and final report), publications. The students can, in case of situations involving energy-related reconstructions or plans for new energy-efficient structures, provide advice to builders regarding the funding-related options associated with the respective measures. They are familiar with the legal framework conditions.

Superior module:

Economics of construction

Module description:

In this course, topics that are covered in the course 'smart building' are illustrated and discussed by using best practice examples in domestic and international contexts. The students are trained to analyse and assess construction projects. They also become familiar with national and international standards, and the differences between them.

Professional placement

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code SMBB6BPRPT
Type PT
Kind Internship (S)
INTL-Code 1
SWS 0.5
ECTS Credits 8
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Integrated professional placement is a learning and qualification process that is competently supported and evaluated in the degree programme. It substantiates, deepens and imparts problem-specific and method-specific knowledge and ability and makes a significant contribution to education (oriented towards the vocational field) at the university level. The tasks in the company should be connected to the key course elements of the degree programme and should be carried out in line with the project. It is organised in a manner that makes it possible to reach and document the stipulated goals in the prescribed period of time.

Superior module:

Internship

Module description:

The students acquire the ability to understand, take over, process and document the results of a task that is part of a larger project and exists within a professional environment. In particular, the students learn about the workflow that is used within a professional environment and the manner in which the different groups are organised. They learn how to use the practical and theoretical knowledge that they have acquired in a professional environment. Furthermore, they also learn to assess the relevance of economic issues. The students are capable of classifying their field of study with respect to social, historical or legal references. In addition to acquiring the ability to detect the networking options (with regard to a professional environment) associated with their field of study, they also become capable of detecting the ways in which their field of study can be utilised in their professional lives.

Smart building construction 3

Seminar: Smart Building Construction 3

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code SMBB6SC3SE
Type SE
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

This accompanying seminar reflects and analyses topics and examples that are drawn from the course (the selected chapters dealing with the construction of smart buildings). The said topics and examples are, within the context of the general developments in the domain of the construction of smart buildings, discussed by the seminar group.

Superior module:

Smart building construction 3

Module description:

The students possess detailed knowledge about the latest products associated with the fields of construction technology and construction-related automation. They also possess detailed knowledge regarding utilization of said products in buildings. The students are capable of assembling the necessary structural components in order to connect the building in question to smart grids and facilitate the integration (from a construction-oriented point of view) of e-mobility. The students are capable of analysing the functionality of existing buildings. They are also capable of identifying and mapping out the options and measures associated with the required reconstruction-related and developmental tasks. The students are acquainted with the latest examples of smart building construction methods, and are able to provide technical information regarding these methods.

Smart Building Constructions 3 - Expertise

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code SMBB6SC3IL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

This course arranges visits to suitable planning offices, construction sites and buildings featuring components found in smart buildings (or, as the case may be, the entities that manufacture the components in question) and uses technical lectures to provide the students with the relevant information. The planning offices, construction sites and buildings are selected based on current issues and examples related to the domains associated with the implementation of smart buildings and the associated components. The course can also cover the relevant legal and economic subjects and developments.

Superior module:

Smart building construction 3

Module description:

The students possess detailed knowledge about the latest products associated with the fields of construction technology and construction-related automation. They also possess detailed knowledge regarding utilization of said products in buildings. The students are capable of assembling the necessary structural components in order to connect the building in question to smart grids and facilitate the integration (from a construction-oriented point of view) of e-mobility. The students are capable of analysing the functionality of existing buildings. They are also capable of identifying and mapping out the options and measures associated with the required reconstruction-related and developmental tasks. The students are acquainted with the latest examples of smart building construction methods, and are able to provide technical information regarding these methods.

Smart building systems 3

Seminar: Smart Building Systems 3

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code SMBB6SS3SE
Type SE
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

This accompanying seminar reflects and analyses topics and examples that are drawn from the course (the selected chapters dealing with smart building systems). The said topics and examples are, within the context of the general developments in the domain of smart building systems, discussed by the seminar group.

Superior module:

Smart building systems 3

Module description:

The students possess detailed knowledge about the latest topics and systems associated with the domains of building management, the automation systems that are used in buildings and energy management. They are also very well-acquainted with the manner in which the said systems are connected to smart grids, the function that they carry out within smart grids and the possible integration of e-mobility. The students are capable of assessing existing systems and buildings with respect to their functions and further development. They are also capable of discussing new developments. The students are acquainted with the latest examples of the systems used in conjunction with smart buildings and the applications of the said system. They can provide technical information regarding these systems.

Smart Building Systems 3 − Expertise

Semester 6
Academic year 3
Course code SMBB6SS3IL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 3
ECTS Credits 4
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

This course either arranges visits to companies, construction sites and buildings featuring smart building systems (or, as the case may be, the entities that manufacture the components of the said systems) or uses technical lectures to provide the students with the relevant information. The companies, construction sites and buildings are selected based on current issues related to the domains associated with the development of automation systems for buildings, building management and energy management and the associated components. The course also covers the relevant safety-related, legal and economic subjects and developments.

Superior module:

Smart building systems 3

Module description:

The students possess detailed knowledge about the latest topics and systems associated with the domains of building management, the automation systems that are used in buildings and energy management. They are also very well-acquainted with the manner in which the said systems are connected to smart grids, the function that they carry out within smart grids and the possible integration of e-mobility. The students are capable of assessing existing systems and buildings with respect to their functions and further development. They are also capable of discussing new developments. The students are acquainted with the latest examples of the systems used in conjunction with smart buildings and the applications of the said system. They can provide technical information regarding these systems.

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SemesterSemesters 1, 3, 5: courses held only in winter semester (mid-September to end of January), Semesters 2, 4, 6: courses held only in summer semester (mid-February to end of June)
SWSweekly contact hours over 14 weeks in semester (example SWS 2 equals 28 contact hours for the whole course
ECTS CreditsWork load in ECTS credits, 1 ECTS credit equals an estimated 25 hours of work for the student
INTL-CodeIndicates categories for incoming students
5: offered in English on a routine basis
4: offered in English if a specified number of incoming students attend (usually 3)
3: taught in German but support material in English, exams can also be taken in English, active support from a student buddy
2: taught in German, incoming students require sufficient German proficiency to follow class
1: not available for incomings
TypeBP = Bachelor final exam
DP/MP = Master final exam
IL = Lecture with integrated project work
IT = Individual training/phases
LB = Lab (session)
PS = Pro-seminar
PT = Project
RC = Course with integrated reflective practice
RE = Revision course
SE = Seminar
TU = Tutorial
UB = Practice session/Subject practical sessions
VO = Lecture