Bachelor's Programme Architecture

Curriculum (2019W)

Bachelor of Science

6 semesters/180 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty of Architecture

Level of qualification
Bachelor (1st cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6

0731 Architecture and Town Planning

Study code
UC 033 243

Supplemental Examination
Supplemental examination in applied geometry is required before completion of the bachelor's degree programme if this subject was not completed satisfactorily with at least 4 credit hours at a higher-level secondary school ("Oberstufe") after the eighth grade.

The curriculum is the basis of a degree programme. A look at the curriculum for the Bachelor of Architecture gives you a detailed overview of the structure, content, examination regulations and qualification profile of this Bachelor's degree.

The curriculum can clarify several important questions before you start your studies. For example, which criteria must be fulfilled for enrolment in the Bachelor of Architecture, how long the programme lasts, which modules must be completed and much more.

The 2019W curriculum is currently valid for the Bachelor's programme in Architecture.

Information on the Curriculum 2019W

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any Amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version.

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

General Information

(1) Within the scope of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage in the first semester, the following courses must be passed:

  1. AG Short Design Studio 1 (CM 1a, 2 hrs/5 ECTS-Credits)
  2. AG Short Design Studio 2 (CM 1b, 2 hrs/5 ECTS-Credits)
  3. SL Materials and Technologies (CM 4a, 2 hrs/2.5 ECTS-Credits)
  4. SL History of Building 1 (CM 9a, 2 hrs. /2.5 ECTS-Credits)
  5. SL Cultural Studies (CM 9b, 2 hrs. /2.5 ECTS-Credits)

(2) The positive conclusion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage entitles to passing all further courses and examinations as well as to writing the Bachelor’s Thesis.

(3) Before completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, courses covering 12.5 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The registration requirements specified by the curriculum must be met.

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters or 180 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

5.0 ECTS-Credits: AG Introductory Design Studio 1
5.0 ECTS-Credits: AG Introductory Design Studio 2
5.0 ECTS-Credits: PS Methods and Techniques 1
5.0 ECTS-Credits: PS Methods and Techniques 2
2.5 ECTS-Credits: SL Materials and Technologies
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Fundamentals of Building Physics and Building Ecology

2.5 ECTS-Credits: SL History of Architecture 1
2.5 ECTS-Credits: SL Cultural Studies

  5.0 ECTS-Credits: AG Introductory Design Studio 3
5.0 ECTS-Credits: AG Introductory Design Studio 4
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Architecture and Representation
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Geometric Modelling and CAD
2.5 ECTS-Credits: SE Research Skills
5.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Architecture and Structures
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO History of Architecture 2
2.5 ECTS-Credits: EU Building Documentation
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Architecture Theory 1

  7.5 ECTS-Credits: PJ Design Studio 1
2.5 ECTS-Credits: SE Architectural Visualisation
5.0 ECTS-Credits: One Course out of the compulsory module 20: Thematic Specialisation
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Building Construction 1
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Energy Efficient Climate-Related Design of Buildings
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Urban Design
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Architecture Theory 2
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Fundamentals of Building Theory and Typology
2.5 ECTS-Credits: UE Typologies of Architecture

7.5 ECTS-Credits:2.5 ECTS-Credits:5.0 ECTS-Credits: One Course out of the compulsory module 20: Thematic Specialisation
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Structure and Digital Design
2.5 ECTS-Credits: UE Methods of Materialisation
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Architecture and Artistic Practice
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Artistic Design
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Morphology of Urban Design
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU
  7.5 ECTS-Credits:5.0 ECTS-Credits:
2.5 ECTS-Credits: SE Concepts and Methods of Design
5.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Building Construction 2
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VU Building and Construction Process
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Interior Space and Design
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Fundamentals of Spatial Design
2.5 ECTS-Credits: SE
12.5 ECTS-Credits: PJ Design Studio / Bachelor’s Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: SE Exhibition Design
  10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Modules
5.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Landscape and Territorial Strategies
ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte (Arbeitsbelastung)
Course Sequence

Supplementary Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Supplementary Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading  scheme Definition  %-age
 1 EXCELLENT:  Outstanding performance 33.2= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 29.9
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 22.6
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum cirteria 14.3
 5 INSUFFICIENT:  Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

​​​​​Contact and Information

Examination office
Location Technikerstraße 17

Associate Dean of Studies - Recognition of exams (from 01.03.2024) 
assoz. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Celia Di Pauli

Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Karolin Elisabeth Schmidbaur

Information about the Programme (in German only)

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