Rural areas as well as social issues are increasingly in the social focus and also in the focus of the Master's program in Architecture. In the master's program, the design and theoretical skills acquired in the bachelor's program are increasingly discussed in a networked manner and worked on in design projects.

Focus of the Master of Architecture

The competencies include design, draft, building culture and history, architectural theory, building typologies, society and ethics, structural engineering, structural planning, building physics and building services engineering, management, process design and communication. Building on the contents of the Bachelor's program in "Architecture", Master's students learn how to sharpen the arguments of their design decisions and provide evidence for them. At the end of a master's degree program, students should be able to identify tasks and develop projects from them, as well as to carry out planning and design in a high-quality and sustainable manner.

 

 

They are supported by committed teachers and experts with a high practical relevance. The network of the course ranges from local building culture professionals to architectural institutions operating throughout Europe. Through exhibitions and lectures, students gain new perspectives and approaches and broaden their horizons. The numerous excursions, which are fixed points in the education, also contribute to this: Cultural tours of buildings, visits to building sites, exhibitions, specialist discussions and company visits in Germany and abroad demonstrate the diversity of the architectural profession.

An important part of this profession is the awareness that our living spaces shape our actions. Especially as a training centre for building culture in rural areas, the course focuses on regional value chains. Students will gain an understanding of materials, craftsmanship and construction methods and their effects on architectural design from the master's degree. They also acquire social and communicative skills. The advantages of the bachelor's program - studying in small groups, the atmospheric study location "Spittl", the projects with real tasks on a scale of 1:1 - are also firmly anchored in the master's program. 

Application deadline

Period I: 01.10. - 15.03.20 
Period II: 16.03.- 15.05.20
Period III: 16.03. - 15.07.20 
Period IV: 16.07. - 30.09.20

Please note that applicants from non-EU countries or applicants living outside the European Union should apply as soon as possible to be in time for the visa procedure.

Study start

The Semester starts in the beginning of October.

Teaching time

Monday – Friday full-time and partly on Saturdays

Events

Online-Info-Session

30.06.2020  I  14 h - 18 h
Jobfriendly study programs

14.07.2020  I  14 h - 18 h
Bachelor Degree Programs

Further informations

Further information

Language of instruction: German / English

Information

Contact

Please contact us if you have any questions about your studies:

FH-Prof. DI Dr. techn. Elisabeth Leitner, MBA
Head of Degree Program Architecture

 

+43 (0)5 90500-5101
e.leitnerfh-kaerntenat

Level of qualification
Master
ECTS credits
120
Tuition fees
€ 363,36 / semester
Qualification awarded
  • Diplom-Ingenieur für technisch-wissenschaftliche Berufe
  • Diplom-Ingenieurin für technisch-wissenschaftliche Berufe
Duration of study
4 semester
ÖH (Austrian Student Union) fee
€ 20,20 / semester
Language of instruction
Deutsch
FH campus
  • Spittal

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Curriculum

Current courses - Architecture

LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Architectural History & Ethics 1 ILV 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.10.020
History of Architecture and Culture MC VO 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.10.030
Project Management ILV 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.10.080
Building Materials Systems in Architecture VO 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.10.040
Facility Management ILV 1,0 1,0 M1.02910.10.050
Foreign Language 1 SE 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.10.100
Project development 2 ILV 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.10.090
Project Work 1 (Design and Requirement Planning, Structural Engineering, Energy efficient Construction) PT+SE 10,0 13,0 M1.02910.10.010
Structural Design Theory PT 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.10.070
Visualization 1 ILV 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.10.060
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Analyse von Gebäuden und Stadtraum Group A PT+SE 2,0 3,0 M1.02910.30.230
Analyse von Gebäuden und Stadtraum Group B PT+SE 2,0 3,0 M1.02910.30.230
Architectural History & Ethics 3 ILV 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.30.220
Design-Project Work 3 PT+SE 7,0 10,0 M1.02910.30.210
Urban and Regional Sociology VO 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.30.240
Issues of Technology and Sustainability ILV 2,0 3,0 M1.02910.30.250
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Architectural History & Ethics 2 ILV 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.20.170
Theory of Architecture VO 1,0 1,0 M1.02910.20.160
Detailed Design MC ILV 4,0 5,0 M1.02910.20.120
Building and Monument Conservation ILV 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.20.180
Design-Project Work 2 PT+SE 8,0 10,0 M1.02910.20.110
Foreign Language 2 SE 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.20.200
Model Making PT 1,0 1,0 M1.02910.20.130
Project development 2 ILV 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.20.190
Urban Planning ILV 3,0 4,0 M1.02910.20.140
Visualization 2 ILV 1,0 1,0 M1.02910.20.150
Compulsory optional subject: WahlpflichtfächerTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
SK (Rope, Glas, Membrane,...) SE 2,0 2,0 M1.02920.00.720
Compulsory optional subject: Wahlpflichtfächer EPTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Visualization Specialization PT 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.30.490
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Master Thesis Seminar SE 0,0 1,0 M1.02910.40.570
Master Thesis DA 0,0 26,0 M1.02910.40.560
Diplomprüfung DP 0,0 3,0 M1.02910.40.580
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Architectural History & Ethics 1 ILV 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.10.020
History of Architecture and Culture MC VO 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.10.030
Project Management ILV 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.10.080
Building Materials Systems in Architecture VO 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.10.040
Facility Management ILV 1,0 1,0 M1.02910.10.050
Foreign Language 1 SE 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.10.100
Project development 2 ILV 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.10.090
Project Work 1 (Design and Requirement Planning, Structural Engineering, Energy efficient Construction) PT+SE 10,0 13,0 M1.02910.10.010
Structural Design Theory PT 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.10.070
Visualization 1 ILV 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.10.060
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Analyse von Gebäuden und Stadtraum PT+SE 2,0 3,0 M1.02910.30.230
Architectural History & Ethics 3 ILV 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.30.220
Design-Project Work 3 PT+SE 7,0 10,0 M1.02910.30.210
Urban and Regional Sociology VO 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.30.240
Issues of Technology and Sustainability ILV 2,0 3,0 M1.02910.30.250
Compulsory optional subject: WahlpflichtfächerTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Architectural Perception and Criticism SE 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.30.340
Architecture Research ILV 3,0 4,0 M1.02910.30.350
Selected Topics Project Management ILV 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.30.280
Building with UHPC ILV 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.30.310
Behindertengerechtes Bauen (design for all) ILV 1,0 1,0 M1.02910.30.320
Facade Building ILV 2,0 2,0 M1.02920.00.750
Freehand Drawing SE 1,0 2,0 M1.02910.30.370
Reals Estate Management ILV 3,0 3,0 M1.02910.30.270
Infrastructure ILV 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.30.260
Engineer Construction SE 1,0 1,0 M1.02910.30.380
Materials and Architecture SE 1,0 2,0 M1.02910.30.360
SK (Rope, Glas, Membrane,...) SE 2,0 2,0 M1.02920.00.720
Team Leading Skills SE 1,0 1,0 M1.02910.30.330
Wahlfach in Kooperation mit TU-Wien 1) ILV 1,0 3,0 M1.02910.30.390
Compulsory optional subject: Wahlpflichtfächer EPTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Architectural Procurement PT+SE 2,0 3,0 M1.02910.30.510
Building in Historical Context PT+SE 3,0 3,0 M1.02910.30.450
Building in Landscape Areas ILV 2,5 3,0 M1.02910.30.540
Building on a scale of 1:1 PT+SE 2,5 3,0 M1.02910.30.520
Building with wood PT+SE 2,0 3,0 M1.02910.30.470
Building Physics Specialization PT+SE 3,0 3,0 M1.02910.30.420
Experimental Space PT+SE 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.30.460
Open Space - and Landscape Planning PT+SE 3,0 3,0 M1.02910.30.440
Structural Engineering Specialisation PT+SE 3,0 3,0 M1.02910.30.410
Model Making Specialisation PT 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.30.480
Project development Specialization PT+SE 3,0 3,0 M1.02910.30.400
Documenting Space (video and photography) PT+SE 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.30.500
Social Building ILV 2,5 3,0 M1.02910.30.530
Visualization Specialization PT 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.30.490
Wahlfach in Kooperation mit TU-Wien 2) ILV 1,0 3,0 M1.02910.30.550
Residential Planning PT+SE 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.30.430
Optional subjectTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Seminar zum Berufspraktikumsnachweis 3) SE 0,1 1,0 M1.02910.00.570
Verpflichtendes Berufspraktikum für Neuzugänge ohne bisherhigen Praxisnachweis 3) BOPR 0,0 20,0 M1.02910.00.560
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Architectural History & Ethics 2 ILV 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.20.170
Theory of Architecture VO 1,0 1,0 M1.02910.20.160
Detailed Design MC ILV 4,0 5,0 M1.02910.20.120
Building and Monument Conservation ILV 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.20.180
Design-Project Work 2 PT+SE 8,0 10,0 M1.02910.20.110
Foreign Language 2 SE 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.20.200
Model Making PT 1,0 1,0 M1.02910.20.130
Project development 2 ILV 2,0 2,0 M1.02910.20.190
Urban Planning ILV 3,0 4,0 M1.02910.20.140
Visualization 2 ILV 1,0 1,0 M1.02910.20.150
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Master Thesis Seminar SE 0,0 1,0 M1.02910.40.570
Master Thesis DA 0,0 26,0 M1.02910.40.560
Diplomprüfung DP 0,0 3,0 M1.02910.40.580

Profile

The master's program "Architecture" builds on the bachelor's program of the same name and focuses on the areas of "Social Building" and "Regional Value Creation". Students deal with the diverse organisation in the structure of planning processes in architecture. In addition, social, economic, legal and technical developments in architectural and urban planning tasks are dealt with during the two-year course.

In addition to the sustainable planning and implementation of new buildings, students also deal with the sustainable renovation of old buildings. In practice-oriented project work, students make contact with decision-makers from the fields of education, tourism, business, politics and local government.  The mastery of the English language and the acquisition of communication skills round off the qualification profile of the students. Their degree gives them an EU-wide recognized architectural degree. 

What students should bring to their studies:

  • Curiosity and inquisitiveness
  • Logical and abstract thinking
  • Interest in material and craft, spatial contexts and creative processes

After successful completion of their studies, graduates have the following skills and knowledge:

  • They develop architectural and urban planning solutions for various tasks.
  • They have an informed view of design and aesthetic issues which are always reflected in an ecological and economic context.
  • They initiate projects in the run-up to planning, develop them further methodically and ensure quality in the structural implementation.
  • They have an understanding of sustainable property development and property planning, including constructive and technical building requirements. 
  • They have a command of design, implementation and detailed planning and integrate knowledge of their project management skills into the planning process.
  • They develop sustainable renovation measures for listed buildings or buildings worthy of preservation.
  • They design architectural, urban development and open space planning projects.
  • They are involved in and help shape processes relating to building culture.

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Job & Career

The training meets the increasingly complex requirements in the field of architecture to a high degree. This emphasises the quality of its thematic focus on "rural and social building" as well as the networking with civil engineers.  The course of studies prepares students in a practical manner for professional practice in the following areas:

  • Designs and competitions
  • Project development
  • Project management in the field of planning or execution
  • Construction supervision or construction management
  • Construction industry and management for building owners, planners or contractors
  • Leading positions at planning offices, general planners, executing companies or authorities
  • Construction process support and moderation
  • Opportunities for entry into research & development
  • Self-employment

In contrast to the existing university education, the compact architecture course at the FH Carinthia in Spittal breaks new ground in the following points:

The holistic view of design and construction is consistently demanded. For this reason, engineering and business competence is incorporated into the architectural education in a practical manner. This creates special synergies for later professional implementation. In project work, approaches to solutions for complex tasks from practical experience are developed by students with university lecturers and lecturers. In addition, students acquire social and communicative skills. The graduates prove their scientific qualification in a final diploma thesis (Master's Thesis).

EU-recognised architectural studies

The study of architecture (master's degree) at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences is recognised throughout Europe according to the EU professional qualification guidelines (2005/36/EC). The same admission regulations for taking the civil engineering examination apply to graduates as to university graduates.

The successful completion of the Master's degree program in Architecture subsequently entitles the holder to pursue doctoral studies in accordance with § 6 FHStG (4). 

Of course, graduates of the Master's program in Architecture can also go into self-employment after passing the civil engineer or master builder examination.

Career Profiles

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Geschäftsführer, Untertrifaller Architekten ZT GmbH, Wien

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Faculty and Staff - Architecture

Head of Degree Program Architecture

FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Ing. Dr.in techn.

 Elisabeth Leitner, MBA
Student Support Services

Mag.a

 Kathrin Toborg
Administration of Studies
 Monika Rohrer
Programm Support Assistant architecture
 Nadine Thaler, BA M.A.
Staff Services Support Department
 Alexandra Genser
Senior Lecturer

FH-Prof.in Mag.a

 Ursula Auer

Dipl.-Ing.

 Christian HALM

FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Ing.

 Sonja Elisabeth Hohengasser

Dipl.-Ing.

 Jörg Störzel

Dipl.-Ing.

 Jürgen Philipp Wirnsberger, BSc MSc
Senior Lecturer1

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.

 Christoph Buxbaum
Professor of Architecture

FH-Prof.in Arch. Dipl.-Ing.

 Angela Lambea
Professor

FH-Prof. Dr.-Ing.

 Gert Eilbracht

FH-Prof. DI Dr.

 Norbert Randl
Dean of Civil Engineering & Architecture

FH-Prof. DI

 Walter Schneider
Vice Dean, Director of Studies, Professor of Mathematics

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Math. Dr.

 Andreas Schelling
Tutor

Mag. arch.

 Stefan Breuer
Research Assistant

Dipl.-Ing.

 Florian Anzenberger, BSc MA

DI

 Christoph Huber, BSc
Project Staff
 Edoardo Rossi, Ph.D.
Laboratory Engineer
 Peter Druml

Campus & Arrival

Spittal an der Drau stands out

The comedy town of Spittal in the Carinthian Oberland with its 16,000 inhabitants knows perfectly well how to combine living tradition with a culturally conscious present.

It is not without reason that the university town of Spittal, situated between education, culture and nature, presents itself as a true experience for body and soul. Cultural awareness, living tradition and a touch of southern serenity - these are the characteristics that make the "little historical town" so worth living in. Lake Millstätter See invites you to swim in summer, in winter the Goldeck is waiting for you to enjoy skiing. Shopping, cultivated gastronomy and cultural activities complement this perfectly. Studying in Spittal an der Drau is therefore a true experience for body, mind and soul!

 Explore Campus Spittal on a 360° Tour

[Translate to English:]

Coming from the north along the A10 (Tauernautobahn)
Exit Spittal Nord - Millstätter See, turn right onto the B98 in the direction of Spittal, at the next crossing turn left onto the B99 (Gmünder Straße) in the direction of Spittal, continue straight ahead along the Lieser, across Neuen Platz to Burgplatz (Porcia Castle), turn left at the crossing Burgplatz, across Hauptplatz and through the archway (Villacher Straße), straight ahead across the Lieserbrücke first building on the left directly at the Lieser: Fachhochschule Kärnten "Spittl".

Coming from the west along the B100 (Drautalbundesstraße)
towards the city centre as far as Burgplatz (Porcia Castle on the right), continue straight ahead across the main square and through the archway (Villacher Straße), straight ahead across the Lieserbrücke, first building on the left directly on the Lieser: Carinthia University of Applied Sciences "Spittl".

Coming from the south or east along the A10 (Tauernautobahn)
Exit Spittal-Ost, keep left towards Spittal Zentrum - you are already on the B100 (Villacher Straße), follow the road until you reach the Carinthian University of Applied Sciences "Spittl" (immediately before Lieserbrücke on the right hand side).

With the InterCity to Spittal an der Drau/Millstättersee, footpath along Bahnhofstraße, after the city park turn right into Villacher Straße, straight ahead past Porcia Castle over the main square, through the archway and over the Lieserbrücke:
Carinthian University of Applied Sciences "Spittl" turn left immediately after the bridge.

Duration from main station about 15 min.

Contact

Villacher Straße 1
A-9800 Spittal a.d. Drau

+43 5  90500 1101 
baufh-kaerntenat

Explore Campus Spittal on a 360° Tour.

Villach

The Villach region combines tradition, cosmopolitanism and quality of life with the advantages of an innovative business location. Villach, a small town with about 60,000 inhabitants, is an international high-tech location with groundbreaking cooperation between science and industry and is also increasingly developing into a start-up town.

Situated directly at the intersection of three cultures, Villach, situated on the Drava river, is an important traffic junction in the Alps-Adriatic region. This special geographical location and the beautiful landscape around Villach and in the federal state of Carinthia have made the region a popular holiday destination for generations, further beyond the borders. The drinking water quality of the lakes and the particularly clean air make Villach and its surroundings an environmental paradise.

In addition to its geographical advantages, Austria also leads the world in terms of its social and health care system and is considered a particularly safe, prosperous and liveable country.

Despite the above-average prosperity and the comprehensive state social benefits, Villach compares favourably with many international destinations. The "small town bonus" comes into its own here and makes everyday life affordable.

 Explore Campus Villach on a 360° Tour.

Motorway exit Wernberg, then on the B 83 approx. 2 km in the direction of Villach, after the Villach town sign the B83 passes under the A2 motorway, and then immediately right the first exit in the direction of MAGDALENEN SEE. Following the signs for Magdalenen See, the road leads through a small wooded area, always follow the road, after an S-curve past Magdalenen See (left) always straight ahead, cross the southern railway line and go uphill directly into the centre of St. Magdalene. Turn right at the top of the hill, down the road, the grounds of the technology park are already visible to the south, the chimney of the combined heat and power plant, and directly in the sharp right-hand bend turn left onto the grounds of the technology park.

 

Motorway exit Villach/Ossiacher See, then approx. 2 km in the direction of Villach, on the right is Gasthof Seehof, on the left is Lake Vassach, continue on the B33 left in the direction of east, Wernberg, Klagenfurt, always follow the B33, after approx. 4 km turn right in the direction of Magdalenen See. The road leads through a small forest, always follow the road, after an S-curve past Lake Magdalenen (left) always straight ahead, cross the southern railway line and go uphill directly into the centre of St.Magdalen. Turn right at the top of the hill, down the road, the grounds of the technology park are already visible to the south, the chimney of the combined heat and power plant, and directly in the sharp right-hand bend turn left onto the grounds of the technology park.

 

 

The bus company Kowatsch runs from Villach train station to the FH in about every 40 minutes. The timetables are coordinated with the timetables of the ÖBB.

Contact

Europastraße 4
9524 Villach, Austria

+43 5 90500 7700 
villachfh-kaerntenat

Explore Campus Villach on a 360° Tour.