Master's Programme Architecture

Curriculum (2008W)


4 semesters/120 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Relevant bachelor's degree/equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty of Architecture

Level of qualification
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7

0731 Architecture and town planning

Study code
UC 066 443

As of winter semester 2019/2020 this programme is no longer open to new entrants. 

Information on Curriculum (2008W)

As of winter semester 2019/2020 this programme is no longer open to new entrants.

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.


Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

  • Bachelor's Programme Architecture 

Criteria for the determination of equalence:

Admission to the master's degree programme may also be possible if a student has completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant related field. As part of the determination of equivalence, the following core areas of the completed bachelor's degree programme will be assessed:

  • 60.0 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Design Studio and Design
  • 10.0 ECTS-Credits Core Area: History and Theory
  • 20.0 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Construction, Materil, Technology
  • 10.0 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Urban Design and Landscape Architecture
  • 10.0 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Art and Culture
  • 10.0 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Digital and Analog Architectural Representation
  • gital and Analog Architectural Representation

In the event that equivalence has been established in principle but with certain qualifications missing for full equivalence, supplemental examinations may be required. These examinations must be completed during the master degree programme.

ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte (Arbeitsbelastung)

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 4 semesters or 120 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: Lectures in Architecture
12.5 ECTS-Credits: Building Construction M
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Advanced Studies 1 (1)
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Advanced Studies 2 (1)

5.0 ECTS-Credits: Lectures in Architecture and Urban Construction
10.5 ECTS-Credits: Design Studio M1
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module

12.5 ECTS-Credits: Design Studio M2
10.5 ECTS-Credits: Advanced Studies 3 (1)
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Master‘s Thesis › continue fourth semester

20.0 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's  Thesis Defence

Recommended course sequence for Master Programme Architecture

7.5 ECTS-Credits: M11 Architectural Theory (Master Course)
7.5 ECTS-Credits: M12 Architectural History and Building Research
7.5 ECTS-Credits: M13 Intelligent Buildings
7.5 ECTS-Credits: M14 Methods and Processes
7.5 ECTS-Credits: M15 City and Landscape
7.5 ECTS-Credits: M16 Design Research
7.5 ECTS-Credits: M17 Concepts of Spatial Design
7.5 ECTS-Credits: M18 Interior Space and Design
7.5 ECTS-Credits: M19 Architecture and Experiment

(1) Three compulsory intensifying modules must be completed worth a total of 20 ECTS-Credits from M20 to M22.

Course Sequence

Supplementary Programme Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 45 ECTS-Credits or 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 46.5= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 31.3
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 15.4
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum criteria 6.8
 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).

Forms (in German only)

Equivalence Lists

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Technikerstraße 17

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

Information about the Programme (in German only)

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