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MEng Sustainbale Construction

Course Description

The aim of this university course is to generate an awareness of holistic lifecycle-oriented approaches to construction based on the three-pillar model of sustainability. This means that graduates will be in a position to implement the principles of ecological, economic and socio-cultural sustainability in project development and design and realisation, as well as in the operation and demolition of building structures.

In partnership with the Austrian Association for Sustainable Property Management (ÖGNI), this course provides an opportunity to qualify as an auditor in this field. http://www.ogni.at/

Part A: The principles of sustainable construction

Introduction to sustainability and construction
Changes taking place within the field
Concepts and methods of ecological, economic and social sustainability
Part B: Implementation in real construction and building environment

Buildings and energy
Project development and design
Maintenance, servicing and renovation
Part C: Building certification

Knowledge of systems and criteria
Project work
Part D: Integrated Design

Design Seminars
Part E: Economic Aspects and FM

Sustainable Management
Facility Management
Part F: Complementary Subjects

Spatial development and planning
Field trips
Target Group
The program is designed for individuals working in architects' offices or institutions primally concerned with building, other companies in the private as well as in the public sector, for example:

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

Visit the MEng Sustainbale Construction page on the Vienna University of Technology website for more details!

Entry Requirements

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

Course Fees

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

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