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Master's Programme Architecture 

Faculty Faculty of Architecture
Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Diplom-Ingenieurin/Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.-Ing. or DI)
Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7
ISCED-F 0731 Architecture and Town Planning
Mode of Study
Study Code
UC 066 443
Information on the Curriculum (2019W) *
Admission Requirements  Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Language Certificates

*Information on 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)


Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

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:

  • in progress

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.

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).

First Semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: EP Design Studio 1
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module: Specialisation
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module: Specialisation
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Urban Development or VO Territorial Strategies and Sustainability or VO Landscape
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Architectural Theory or VO  Building History or VO  Interdisciplinary Artistic Practice
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module: Elective Topics within Architecture

Second Semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: EP Design Studio 2
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module: Specialisation
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module: Elective Topics within Architecture
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module: Elective Topics within Architecture
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Structure and Computer-Based Design or VO  Structural Design and Lightweight Buildings or VO  Sustainable Architecture
2.5 ECTS-Credits: VO Building Typologies or VO Residential Building or Spatial Design
5.0 ECTS-Credits: VU Experimental Building Construction

Third Semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: EP Design Studio Pre-Diploma or SE Design Studio Pre-Diploma
2.5 ECTS-Credits: SE Master's Thesis Seminar
2.5 ECTS-Credits: SE Presentation and Communication
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module: Specialisation
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module: Interdisciplinary Skills or Individual Choice of Specialisation

Fourth Semester »

20.0 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Preparation of the Master's Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis Defence

Graphic chart »

Studienverlauf_MA Architektur 19w_en

Qualification Profile and Skills

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Expected Learning Outcomes

in progress

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

in progress

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

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.

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

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 criteria
Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2020

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)

Examination Dates (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Please enclose a 1-page exposé, in which contents and methods of the planned master thesis are briefly presented.Content Exposè: To be attached to the application for the master thesis is an abstract in which the planned master thesis is briefly outlined and the architectural focus is clearly formulated. Indicate whether it is a theoretical work or a design/project/installation. Further information: bibliography (5 most important works) in the case of theoretical/scientific work, or reference projects/reference buildings (5 most important) in the case of project work.

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Technikerstraße 17 Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Dean of Studies
Assoz. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christiane Weber, MA

Information for students with disabilities  

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