256.085 Diploma programme Building Design
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, PV, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: PV Research Seminar
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to describe a research topic and work on it independently as part of their diploma thesis. The students learn to structure the shape of a thesis, to create a timetable and to work through a draft from the concept to the draft, to propose detailed solutions and to document the work comprehensively and to present it in bound form as well as verbally.

Subject of course

The Diploma Thesis has to be classified primarily as a Design Programme and a theoretical work has to be regarded as an exceptional case only.

Teaching methods

Through the analysis and comparison of existing projects and through investigations of differentiated architectural requirements, a point of view is formulated in the form of a written seminar paper which is to serve as the basis for the subsequent design.

Subsequently, and on the basis of a precise conceptual task, underpinned by a clear spatial programme, the various standards of the architectural design task are worked through both graphically and with the aid of work models.

Mode of examination


Additional information

portfolio of the design programmes is required

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: http://www.tuwien.ac.at/fileadmin/t/ukanzlei/t-ukanzlei-english/Plagiarism.pdf
Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: https://www.tuwien.at/fileadmin/Assets/dienstleister/Datenschutz_und_Dokumentenmanagement/Plagiarism.pdf



Examination modalities

Theory and design work form the diploma thesis. Models in different scales are used to present the results.

Course registration

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Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Mandatory elective


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