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Master's Programme Architecture 

Faculty Faculty of Architecture
Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Diplomingenieurin/Diplomingenieur (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:

Proof of general university entrance qualification

The general university entrance qualification for admission to a master's programme must be proven by the completion of a subject-related bachelor's programme, another subject-related programme of at least the same higher education level at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, or a program defined in the curriculum of the master's programme. To compensate for significant differences in subject matter, supplementary examinations (maximum 30 ECTS credits) may be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the second semester of the master's programme. The rectorate may determine which of these supplementary examinations are prerequisites for taking examinations provided for in the curriculum of the master's programme.

In the course of the proof of the general university entrance qualification, the completion of the following core areas within the framework of the completed bachelor's degree programme shall be examined in any case:

in progress

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

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Studienverlauf_MA Architektur 19w_en

Qualification Profile and Skills

The Master’s Programme Architecture expands and deepens the basic knowledge acquired during the Bachelor’s programme and promotes an independent, scientifically and artistically sound, individual way of working. The programme imparts key competences and advanced subject-specific and specialist knowledge in the practice and theory of architecture in consideration of artistic, scientific, technical, social, economic and ecological aspects. In accordance with the principle of research-led teaching, the Master’s programme offers the advanced study of a focus topic with individually selectable variants. Students of the Master’s programme can develop integrative design- and problem-solving skills in architecture and urban planning as well as broad (multidisciplinary) contexts and for developing skills for integrating knowledge and dealing with complexity.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates have highly specialised knowledge in the creative, technical and scientific-theoretical areas of architecture for different areas of application such as object and detailed planning, urban and spatial planning, as well as landscape architecture. They are able to demonstrate their competence in research and innovation and at the interfaces to other disciplines through scientifically correct formulation and underpinning of arguments and method-based problem solving.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The completion of the Master’s Programme Architecture qualifies for the leading and responsible implementation of projects in architecture, urban development, spatial planning, regional development and related disciplines, for independent or leading work in architecture or planning offices, in construction and planning departments of companies and in public administration, for project development and consulting, for product development in the building and design industry, for work in the field of architecture and media, architectural journalism, architectural theory, architectural criticism, architectural history, building research and monument protection, in the creative industries as well as for teaching and research at universities, academies, technical colleges and HTL higher vocational schools.

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 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)

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
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Karolin Elisabeth Schmidbaur

Information for students with disabilities  

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