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Building Science and Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #192 (QS) ,
The Master in Building Science and Technology program targets students who wish to develop and deepen their knowledge in the areas of building performance, sustainable design and building informatics. The program is interdisciplinary and taught in English.


Significant social, economic, and environmental changes are causing a growing demand for high-performance and sustainable buildings. Due to advancements in science and technology, such buildings are ever more diverse in function and shape as well as more energy efficient and responsive to occupants’ needs. Students in the graduate program Building Science and Technology learn how to apply scientific methods and State-of-the-art technologies in order to address the multi-faceted challenges posed by high performance and sustainable buildings.

Program strengths

  • Unique blend of courses in building performance, sustainable design and building informatics
  • Taught in English
  • Interdisciplinary and international
  • Exposure to R&D environment
  • Possibility to pursue doctoral (Ph.D.) studies at Vienna University of Technology
  • State-of-the-art computational design software, building performance modelling software and building diagnostics laboratory.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to scientific research
  • Scientific writing and publication
  • Current Topics in Building Performance
  • Mathematics for Building Science

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: All courses usually start in the first full October week.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

 To apply for Master Building Science and Technology, you need...

  • a degree from one of the following accredited national or international degree-granting programs (Bachelor, Master or Diploma): architecture, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, media computer science, software & information engineering, technical computer science or any other subject related field (if the field is subject related or not is decided by the dean of studies).

  • Special entrance qualification for university 
  • CV including relevant work experience 

  • Statement of intent 

  • Proficiency in English language

  • Proof of academic aptitude through recognized exams  (preferred GRE)
  • Applicant’s passport copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1492 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 746 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    766 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 383 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Students from the EU, EWR and Switzerland: € 19,20 (Students’ union fee incl. insurance)

Living costs for Vienna

  • 861 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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