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Bachelor's Programme Architecture  

Faculty Faculty of Architecture
Duration / ECTS-Credits 6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6
ISCED-F 0731 Architecture and Town Planning
Mode of Study
Study Code
UC 033 243
Information on the Curriculum (2019W) *
Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent
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.

* 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.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

(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.

General Information

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).

First Semester »

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

Second Semester »

  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

Third Semester »

  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

Fourth Semester »

  7.5 ECTS-Credits: PJ Design Studio 2
2.5 ECTS-Credits: SE Skills Portfolio
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
Architecture and Design of Housing

Fifth Semester »

  7.5 ECTS-Credits: PJ Design Studio 3
5.0 ECTS-Credits: SE Advanced Architectural Design
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
Spatial Design

Sixth Semester »

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

Graphic chart »

BA Architektur 19w_Studienverlauf_en

Qualification Profile and Skills

In the Bachelor’s Programme Architecture, fundamental knowledge of architecture in practice and theory is imparted on a broad basis. Therefore, artistic, theoretical, structural-historical, constructive, technical, ecological and economic aspects of architecture are important requirements, as well as the acquisition of knowledge about sociocultural factors, interdisciplinary contexts and the role of architects in society. The programme imparts an understanding of the interaction between different disciplines in planning and construction processes as well as the interrelations with other artistic and technical disciplines. Interdisciplinary and team-oriented thinking and working are therefore just as much a part of the qualification profile as communication and presentation skills involving new media. In addition to lectures, seminars and exercises for imparting knowledge, one focus of the course is on the basics of design, which are developed in practical design studios.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the bachelor’s programme are familiar with the subject-specific and societal characteristics of the profession of architects. They are capable of interdisciplinary thinking and to understand the artistic-scientific character of architecture. They have the ability to translate their creative thoughts into architectural designs and master the artistic and technical means to depict them.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The completion of a Bachelor’s Programme Architecture qualifies for work in architecture and planning offices and related activities in public administration, such as in building authorities, offices for project development and control, or in consulting, construction and planning departments of companies, architectural communication and journalism, exhibition design or in the creative industries. The completion of the Bachelor’s degree qualifies for starting the Mater’s Programme Architecture.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

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.

Description of the applied grading  system (including the grade distribution table) »

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
 Outstanding performance

= 100%


 Generally good, but with some errors
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
 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).

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination office
Location Technikerstraße 17 Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

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

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

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