Smart Buildings in Smart Cities (Master)

Energy Infrastructure and District Renovation

Efficient, progressive, social, and sustainable – the demands of future-proof cities are high. Our Master's degree in Smart Buildings in Smart Cities deals with the contribution that smart buildings can make to these kinds of modern cities. A special focus is placed on the interaction between technology and energy with nature, humans, and the environment. At Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, you will be trained as a networked engineer and will develop promising solutions for complex problems in building and city planning.

Study mode: part-time
Degree awarded: Diplomingenieur/Diplomingenieurin (DI)
Length of study: 4 semesters (120 ECTS)
Location: Kuchl Campus
Study places per year: 20
Language of instruction: German
Tuition: € 363,- per semester + € 20,20 student union fee per semester
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Why study Smart Buildings in Smart Cities at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences?

Our Master's degree in Smart Buildings in Smart Cities provides you with comprehensive basic and practical specialist knowledge in the areas of building, and urban and neighbourhood development. Pollution, population changes, resource scarcity – smart cities and buildings can make significant contributions to solving all of these problems.

Cross-disciplinary expertise plays an equally important role in your degree as do social and communicative skills. During your course, you will gain the ability to understand at region levels, respond at city levels, and act at district and building levels.

Among others, you will deal with the following topics:

  • Renewable energy
  • Energy systems
  • Spatial planning
  • Information technology
  • Quarter renewal

Important aspects of our Master's degree in Smart Buildings in Smart Cities

Study content and focus areas

Your first year of studies at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences will be devoted to understanding and responding. Bridging people, nature, and the environment, you will gain comprehensive expertise in intelligent buildings and smart cities.

The second year of studies will give you the competence to act in the field of complex urban planning, expanding your knowledge.

In the second part of your Master's degree, you will choose one of two main areas:

  • Integrated energy systems– renewable energy systems, storage technologies, and smart grids; networking all consumer structures in a city
  • Building and neighbourhood renewal– energetic building and neighbourhood renovation; technical, demographic, economic, urban, and economic issues

Good to know: During the course of your studies, you can acquire additional skills through additional courses. For example, on completing our Master's degree in Smart Buildings in Smart Cities, you will be credited with part of your competence examination as a builder.

Practical relevance and semester abroad

Due to its part-time structure, our course of study offers an extremely practice-oriented approach. In parallel with your apprenticeship, you can implement what you learn in your working life.

You will also gain experience during a semester abroad. In your third or fourth semester, you have the opportunity to study at one of our international partner universities, allowing you to gain valuable intercultural expertise, getting to know new perspectives in smart cities.