Qualification profile

Entry requirements, Structure of the programme

Entry requirements

Candidates must have successfully completed a bachelor's programme in Architecture. Candidates with bachelor's, master's or equivalent degrees in related technical or creative academic subjects may be considered if the scope of these degrees corresponds with that of the bachelor's programme in Architecture at TU Wien.

Qualification profile

The main skills of the graduates of the Architecture master's programme at TU Wien lie in the development of design solutions for architectural problems, taking into consideration creative, technical, social, economic and ecological aspects. Architectural problems include detailed, structural and project design, city planning, landscaping, land-use planning and the design of virtual spaces. Graduates will have learned how to analyse and define construction and planning jobs, create drafts and designs, represent and convey design-relevant information and manage design and implementation processes.
Master's graduates have comprehensive training in drafting, which makes up over half of the modules of this programme. The programme curriculum also enables students to gain a deeper academic understanding of all of the central architectural subjects, including city planning and landscaping, structural design and construction, residential buildings, interior design and building theory, care and preservation of monuments, reconstruction, project design, architectural theory, art history, construction research and management and computer-aided design. This programme is broken up into modules that ensure a close interconnection of theoretical and practical subjects as part of a research-led learning programme. The wide range of modules and drafting available allows students to independently put together a programme programme based around their talents and interests. 

With these qualifications, graduates can practice their careers in the following fields: independent practice in architecture and city planning, work in architecture and design firms, the public sector, construction and design departments in companies, project development and consulting, teaching and research at universities and technical colleges, product development in the construction industry, IT for architecture, architectural journalism and in new design disciplines being created within the context of the information society.

Structure of the programme

The programme is broken down into the following areas ("examination subjects"): drafting, modules and general electives, and free electives and additional qualifications ("soft skills"). The programme concludes with a master's thesis.