Our study programs

The degree program in Civil Engineering & Architecture stands for a practice-oriented education in the very broad, incredibly diverse and fascinating professional field of construction.

In shaping our built world, the vision, the design, the technical solution, the practical implementation as well as the life cycle and its added value and its impact on our environment are equally valuable and important to us. We educate critically thinking and responsibly acting people with specialization in architecture, civil engineering and real estate and infrastructure project development. We promote the interaction of these disciplines. The expertise of the respective other faculties is only a door handle away on the Spittal campus and thus accessible to all students. Due to the close connection with practice, current impulses for teaching and research are constantly generated.

The range of courses in the study area includes the following study and further education courses:

Bei der Gestaltung unserer gebauten Welt sind uns die Vision, der Entwurf, die technische Lösung, die praktische Umsetzung sowie der Lebenszyklus und seine Wertschöpfung und seine Auswirkung auf unsere Umwelt gleich wertvoll und wichtig. Wir bilden kritisch denkende und verantwortungsvoll handelnde Menschen mit Spezialisierung in den Bereichen Architektur, Bauingenieurwesen und Immobilien- und Infrastrukturprojektentwicklung aus. Wir fördern das Zusammenwirken der Fachgebiete. Die Expertise der jeweils anderen Fachbereiche ist am Campus Spittal nur eine Türklinke entfernt und so allen Studierenden zugänglich. Durch die enge Verknüpfung mit der Praxis entstehen laufend aktuelle Impulse für Lehre und Forschung.

Das Angebot im Studienbereich umfasst folgende Studien- und Weiterbildungslehrgänge:



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

7 good reasons

for a "civil engineering & architecture" study at CUAS:

Creating synergies between the professional fields of architecture and civil engineering not only means studying under one roof, but also starting networking on a personal level, developing joint projects and learning from each other.

Projects and implementations on a 1:1 scale link the theory taught with practice and the lecture hall with reality.

Creating living space is the most original task of architecture. The emphasis is on improving the living environment through building, social responsibility and an overall sustainable way of thinking. Projects on socially relevant topics give students an attitude that contributes to the peaceful coexistence of an increasingly heterogeneous society.

More and more people are moving to cities. Migration of rural areas is the consequence. We are on the spot and focus on regional development strategies, rural building culture, materials and crafts as well as regional value chains.

In the course of the studies numerous excursions are carried out: Cultural tours of buildings, building site visits, exhibitions, congresses, trade fairs and company visits in Germany and abroad are part of our training. The highlight of each course is a one-week architectural excursion.

Exhibitions and lectures convey new perspectives and approaches and broaden the horizon. Experts from teaching and practice and well-known architecture exhibitions complement the semester program at Spittal Campus with new perspectives and content.

The practical relevance of the study program is supported by an excellent FH network. This ranges from local building culture creators to architectural institutions operating throughout Europe.


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Civil Engineering & Architecture

MINT-Summer: Bridge Course Mathematics

Refreshed for your studies. The online course for first-semester students closes knowledge gaps and provides a good foundation in mathematics. The…

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Civil Engineering & Architecture

Neue Kooperationen mit proHolz Kärnten

Im Rahmen der FH-Partnermeetings fand auch ein Austausch mit proHolz Kärnten GF Michael Schack, Innungsmeister Fritz Klaura und Vertretern aus dem…

Fassaden digital | 30. Juni 2021 von 9 bis 12:30 Uhr
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FASSADEN digital 06|21

Die FH Kärnten | Abteilung Bauingenieurwesen & Architektur und bauinformation.com laden Sie herzlich zum 2. Schwerpunkttag „FASSADEN digital 06|21“…

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Civil Engineering

Neue Studienpläne in den Studiengängen für Bauingenieurwesen

Im Herbst 2021 starten das Bachelor- und das Masterstudium Bauingenieurwesen der FH Kärnten auf dem Campus Spittal mit neuen Curricula.


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Research in Civil Engineering & Architecture

The research-related core competence of the Department of Civil Engineering & Architecture lies in the field of materials, design and construction. The following research focuses are pursued within the framework of project and diploma theses as well as research cooperations with companies and technical universities:

  • Building material technology with an associated building laboratory
  • Building physics with a focus on the building envelope and energy efficiency
  • Sustainability in design
  • Structural engineering

Our Research Groups


Construction Needs Nature


Future Concrete Solutions

More Civil Engineering & Architecture

Students from the study program Civil Engineering & Architecture present their work in the virtual project room.

Projektraum Architektur

Projektraum Bauingenieurwesen

The Study + Work Programme is for first-year students of the Bachelor of Civil Engineering and includes 

  • a scholarship in the amount of 700.00 Euro / academic year in the Bachelor's program (3 years)
  • Fixed internship commitment for the professional internship in the 5th semester (at home and abroad)
  • Paid professional internships during the summer holidays.

Prerequisite for admission to the Study + Work Program is

  • a positively completed admission procedure and the proper enrolment for the Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering,
  • the timely application (CV and letter of motivation) for the Study + Work Programme by 30.10.2020 to karrierefh-kaerntenat
  • the selection by a jury consisting of representatives of the cooperation partners

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Every year the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences organises a competition in the field of architecture and civil engineering for HTL and Bachelor students. Here is an overview of the previous competitions:


Faculty and Staff - Civil Engineering and Architecture

Dean of Civil Engineering & Architecture

FH-Prof. DI Dr.

 Martin Schneider
Degree Program Director

Prof. Mag. arch.

 Wolfgang Grillitsch
Vice Dean, Head of Degree Program Green Development


 Daniel Bednarzek, MSc.
Staff Services Support Department
 Alexandra Genser
Student Support Services
Student Support Services
 Bettina KOLLER
Administration of Studies
 Monika Rohrer
Senior Lecturer

FH-Prof.in Mag.a

 Ursula Auer


 Christian HALM

FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Ing.

 Sonja Elisabeth Hohengasser


 Jörg Störzel


 Jürgen Philipp Wirnsberger, BSc MSc
Senior Lecturer1


 Andrea Adametz

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.

 Christoph Buxbaum


 Simon Paulitsch

FH-Prof. Dr.-Ing.

 Gert Eilbracht

FH-Prof. DI Dr.

 Norbert Randl


 Hans Wilhelm Turadj Zarinfar
Professor of Architecture

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

 Angela Lambea
Stiftungsprofessur für soziales Bauen

Mag. arch.

 Alexander Hagner
Vice Dean, Director of Studies, Professor of Mathematics

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Math. Dr.

 Andreas Schelling

Mag. arch.

 Stefan Breuer
Senior Researcher/Lecturer


 Sandra Ofner, BSc
Senior Lecturer
Student Support Services
Planning of Schedules and Rooms

FH-Prof. Dr.

 Christoph Ungermanns
wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter
 Elisabeth Wiegele, BSc
Research Assistant


 Florian Anzenberger, BSc MA
 Tamas Meszöly, MSc.


 Sabrina Obereder, BSc

Dipl.-Bw. (FH)

 Silke Olschok


 Martin Steiner, BSc
Project Staff
 Edoardo Rossi, Ph.D.

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Dipl.-Ing.

 Almuth Eva Schindler-Künnert
Project Assistant
 Christoph Alexander von Bomhard, BSc
Laboratory Engineer
 Peter Druml


 Bernhard Hofer, BSc
Staff Marketing & PR Department


 Birgit Marktl
Part-time Lecturer

Ass. Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

 Robert Fröhler, M.Eng.


 Elias Molitschnig, BSc

Univ.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.

 Bernhard Pelikan

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Dipl.-Ing.

 Dominik Philipp

Arch. Dipl.-Ing.

 Reinhold Wetschko

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.


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

+43 5  90500 1101 

Explore Campus Spittal on a 360° Tour.


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.


Europastraße 4
9524 Villach, Austria

+43 5 90500 7700 

Explore Campus Villach on a 360° Tour.