Future Building Solutions
Master of Science - MSc
International Master’s Program in Sustainable and Energy Efficient Building Design
The international Master’s Program Future Building Solutions, MSc. is the leading international master’s for sustainable and energy efficient building design in Europe. Future Building Solutions, MSc. sets its sights on developing and imparting the newest design solutions in the area of sustainable building and construction. Participants from twenty countries – architects and engineers from countries like India, Saudi Arabia, Germany or the United States – have profited from the program.
As a participant in the Master’s Program you receive an extensive overview and wide-ranged international information on the entire topic of sustainable building design, cutting-edge knowledge and leading know-how in the field of building technologies and concepts and the necessary key skills enabling you to successfully plan, optimize and implement sustainable and energy efficient building projects as a sustainable design specialist.
Future Building Solutions, MSc. is exclusively tailored for professionals and is specifically oriented toward their needs. The program is offered extra-occupational and condensed in nine module weeks, which are spread over one and a half years, and is taught by an international team of professionals and scientists.
Architects, Engineers, Building Physicists, Building Service Engineers, Building Experts, Building Promoters, Master Builders, Construction Staff
Objective: Become an International Sustainable Building Design Specialist and Consultant as a Master of Science.
|Start||11th March 2013|
|Certificate||Master of Science - MSc|
|Duration||Part Time - 3 semesters with 9 instruction modules (Mon-Sat) and 1 semester for the Master Thesis
Full Time - 2 semesters with 9 instruction modules (Mon-Sat) and 1 semester for the Master Thesis
|ECTS-Points||90 (Info about ECTS)|
|Course fee||EUR 18.000,-|
|Organizer||Department for Building and Environment|
Mag. arch. Richard Sickinger
Phone: +43 (0)2732 893-2665, Fax: +43 (0)2732 893-4650
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Future Building Solutions - Detailed Information
- Sustainable design
Acquire expertise in the design and implementation of sustainable architecture, the most prestigious discipline of sustainable construction. Learn how to design and optimize sustainable and energy efficient projects – gain knowledge about climate, context, and thermal comfort; of sustainable design strategies for cold and hot climates by means of building design and using passive energy sources; and about the application of highly efficient building services as well as daylight-sensitive building design. Learn about the basic principles and the application of the Life-Cycle-Analysis for energy systems, structural designs, and buildings right up to the calculation of life cycle costs; about the basics of micro-climates, building aerodynamics and air flows inside buildings as well as sustainable spatial and urban planning.
- Professional software tools
Learn how to successfully apply professional software tools for efficient planning and optimization of sustainable projects, e.g. the climate database METEONORM, low end and high end building simulation tools such as TRNSYSlite and TAS, RELUX for daylight optimization, and the ecological calculation of structural designs and buildings using ECOSOFT.
- Integrated design
Experience how interdisciplinary planning teams work – the key prerequisite for successful planning and implementation of sustainable projects. Become an expert in the application of Integral Planning and coordination of interdisciplinary planning teams.
Future Building Solutions - Cutting-Edge Knowledge and Know-How
- Future Building concepts
Become proficient in the latest Future Building concepts – Low Energy, Passive House, Zero Carbon and Energy Plus buildings. Learn about the pros and cons of the various concepts and how to plan and implement them confidently. Learn about tomorrow’s trends in building concepts.
- Cutting-edge HVAC components and systems
Acquire expertise about current high-efficiency building services equipment and systems. Learn how to combine these systems with sensible renewable energy sources and the building’s architecture – achieving an “Integrated Whole Building Design”. Practice working with the basic principles of building services dimensioning and the application of passive energy sources.
- Passive house designer certificate
Acquire the certificate of a Certified Passive House Planner (CEPH) in cooperation with the Passive House Institute in Germany. The passive house is the world’s leading standard in energy-saving buildings. With the acquisition of the Passive House Planner certificate, you are a registered passive house specialist and are listed on the site www.passivhausplaner.eu.
Future Building Solutions - International Overview
- State-of-the-art buildings
Gain insight into selected flagship projects in the field of sustainability and energy efficiency. Learn about award-winning solutions and new technologies. Discuss and network with leading architects and engineers responsible of each project.
- International Future Building network
Establish important relationships during the course and benefit from the knowledge and experience of an international network of architects and engineers from all continents. You will be part of a Knowledge Community and thus be in the vanguard of the development and application of Future Buildings.
- Building rating systems
You will receive an overview of the international certification systems LEED, DGNG, and BREEAM. You will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of new systems – such as the Living Building Challenge – as well as the decisive factors for their implementation in specific projects.
Future Building Solutions - Unique Advantages
- Use the competitive advantage of sustainable building
Construction professionals are discovering sustainable design concepts as a major competitive advantage. With Future Building Solutions, MSc. you acquire green building expertise and will stand at the forefront of innovation, enabling you to gain access to new customer groups and markets as well as new areas of activities.
- Prepared for the new EU building directive
As of 2020, all new buildings must be energy self-sufficient requiring almost no energy at all. For public buildings, the above objectives will be enforced as early as 2018. With Future Building Solutions, MSc. you are admirably prepared and two steps ahead of the competition.
- Acquire language skills in English
The international FBS course is held in English, enabling you to improve your professional English in the field of building and architecture. The examination papers, however, can be written in either German or English.
Danube University Krems - University for Professionals
- Highest quality standards
Danube University Krems is specialized in continuing education. Its programs and courses are specifically oriented toward the needs of professionals. The University offers exclusive Master's courses and short programs in five sectors of study. Serving more than 6,000 students and with 13,000 graduates from 80 countries, it is one of the leading universities offering advanced education courses in Europe. Danube University Krems combines more than 15 years of experience in postgraduate education with innovation and highest quality standards in research and teaching.
- Students with professional experience
Attendees of Danube University Krems are students with very high expectations. Aged on average 40 years, they have several years of professional experience and usually a higher educational degree (university, college of higher education or academy). At Danube University Krems they prepare themselves for the next step in their career, update their knowledge, acquire new skills, and develop their personal abilities.
- Unique learning environment
Danube University Krems is located 80 km from Vienna – in one of the most beautiful cultural landscapes of Europe known as the Wachau. It has been declared a world heritage site by the UNESCO. The modern adaptation of an erstwhile tobacco factory in Stein, a characteristic industrial building dating back to the start of the 20th century, and the new premises at Campus Krems offer students and teachers an open and motivating environment that promotes innovation.