Bachelor's Programme Architecture
|Faculty||Faculty of Architecture
|Duration / ECTS-Credits||6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits
||Bachelor of Science (BSc)|
||Bachelor (First Cycle)|
|ISCED-F||0731 Architecture and Town Planning|
|Mode of Study
||C 033 243|
||Information on the Curriculum (2008W) *|
||Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent|
||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.
|Application||» Information about the admission procedure
* Information on the Curriculum (2008W)
The complete version of the curriculum (will be updated shortly) 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: http://orawww.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
Section: Current Curriculum version.
- University of Innsbruck Bulletin May 2 2016, Issue 24, No. 374 (modification of the curriculum)
- University of Innsbruck Bulletin March 24 2016, Issue 16, No. 286 (Modification Regulation of Admission Procedure)
- English version of the Curriculum (from October 1 2014)
- Curriculum/Consolidated version (from October 1 2014)
- University of Innsbruck Bulletin February 19 2014, Issue 12, No. 211 und 214 (Modification Admission Procedure and Payment)
- University of Innsbruck Bulletin April 11 2013, Issue. 25, No. 235 (Regulation Admission Procedure)
- English version of the Curriculum (from October 1 2011)
- Curriculum/Consolidated version (from with October 1 2011)
- University of Innsbruck Bulletin June 8 2011, Issue 26, No. 465 (modification of the curriculum)
- Curriculum/Consolidated version (from with October 1 2008)
- University of Innsbruck Bulletin October 1 2008, Issue 1, No. 1 (amendment of the curriculum)
- University of Innsbruck Bulletin April 24 2008, Issue 33, No. 262
Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading
The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.
The ECTS Grading 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 ECTS Grading Table is updated in regular intervals.
Generally good, but with some errors
Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
Performance meets the minimum cirteria
| Positive performance, where a strict differentiation is not adequate
Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
| not completed
|| Negative performance, where a strict differentiation is not adequate
Source: Academic year 2015/2016
Overall classification of the qualification
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded, in accordance with § 73 Para 3 UA, 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).
Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)
will be updated shorty!
The Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) requirements cease to be effective as of academic year 2014/2015 and no longer apply for students of this study programme.
Students who enrolled for this programme before 1 October 2014 (academic year 2014/2015) can repeat not successful completed courses which were designated in the curriculum as “STEOP courses” four times (= five examination attempts). As per Universities Act § 77 (2), previous attempts are to be counted among the number of total examination attempts permitted.
(1) The Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP), with a duration of one semester (30 ECTS-Credits), provides an overview of the study programme and its structure in order to give students an objective basis to assess their decision to pursue their chosen subjects.
(2) During the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, the followig course examinations, which may be repeated twice, must be completed satisfactorily:
1. SL Study Orientation Course (B01.1 / 5 h / 10 ECTS-Credits)
2. VO Contemporary Culture (B04.2 / 1 h/ 1 ECTS-Credits)
3. VO City and Landscape (B04.5 / 1 h/ 1 ECTS-Credits)
(3) A positive result (passing grade) on the examinations specified in Paragraph 2 permits students to attend all courses and take all examinations following the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) and to write bachelor's theses as described in the curriculum. 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).
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Orientation Course
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Representation Techniques 1 › continue second semester
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Culture
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Basics of Building Construction › continue second semester
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Statics › continue second semester
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Representation Techniques 1
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Basics of Building Construction
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Statics
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Design Studio 1
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Representation Techniques 2
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Architecture › continue in the third semester!
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Building Typologies › continue third semester
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Architecture
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Building Typologies
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Design Studio 2
2.5 ECTS-Credits: History and Theory › continue fourth semester
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Construction and Design › continue fourth semester
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Spatial Design
4.5 ECTS-Credits: Building Construction › continue third semester
2.5 ECTS-Credits: History and Theory
5.5 ECTS-Credits: Building Construction
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Construction and Design
12.5 ECTS-Credits: Design Studio 3
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Urban Design
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Advanced Studies
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Architecture and Society
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Experimental Architecture
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Interior Space and Design
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Building Services Engineering, Ecology and Construction Management
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Design Studio 4 - Bachelor Thesis I › continue sixth semester
12.5 ECTS-Credits: Design Studio 4 - Bachelor Thesis I
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Excursion
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Advanced Studies - Bachelor Thesis II
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
Qualification Profile and Skills
The Bachelor's Programme Architecture imparts fundamental practical and theoretical knowledge of architecture. Acquired skills include planning and design as well as the fundamentals of urban development, landscape architecture, interior design, construction and building physics.
Particular value is placed on the cultural and social aspects of architecture. The basis is the acquisition of the fundamentals of the theory and history of architecture.
The study programme imparts an understanding of the interaction of various disciplines in the planning and building processes as well as the interrelations with other artistic and technical disciplines. Interdisciplinary and team-oriented thinking and work are as much a part of the qualfication profile as the ability to communicate and to present effectively, including the use of new media. Accompanying practical experience and semesters abroad are promoted to provide students career preparation with a practical and international focus.
The modular structure of the Bachelor's Programme Architecture revolves around the focal point "design" as the central interdisciplinary module, consisting of the introductory phase, compulsory and free electives. In addition to technical critical faculties, an ethical approach to the profession with aesthetic considerations is the clear aim of the Bachelor's Programme Architecture.
Expected Learning Outcomes
Graduates are familiar with the technical and social aspects of their profession. They are able to think on interdisciplinary levels and understand the artistic-scientific nature of architecture. The are capable of translating creative thinking into architectural designs and possess the artistic and technical means to demonstrate this.
Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities
Completion of the bachelor's programme prepares graduates for
- Qualified positions in architectural and planning offices and in public administration,
- General advisory and organisational activities in the field of architecture.
Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck
- Equivalence List Architecture (in German only)
Forms (in German only)
- Evidence of the Bachelor's Thesis according to the curriculum
- Examination Records
- Recognition of exams
- Cover Sheet for the Bachelor's Thesis
- Declaration of Academic Honesty
Contact and Information
Location Technikerstraße 17
Dean of Studies
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Guenther Filz