259.300 Introduction to scientific research Canceled
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VO, 1.5h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the principles of scientific research, different research paradigmae, research methodologies, and important related principles..

Subject of course

Research principles, methods, and design are introduced. An overview of the research paradigms in natural sciences, engineering, design science, and social sciences is provided. Special instances of research designs pertaining to the building domain are presented.

Teaching methods

  • Lecture in english language
  • Presentation of principles and typical approaches
  • Discussion of examples from building science

Mode of examination


Additional information

In General:

  • +++Lecture in english language+++
  • +++Mandatory Course of Modul "Advanced Building Physics"+++
  • +++Mandatory Course of Master of Building Science program, M1.1., first semester+++

Schedule for Winterterm 2019/2020 (Please note that the schedule in course-Date/LVA-Termine is just the reservation of the lecture hall)

  • Unit #1 - 07.10.2019, 14:00 - 18:00, HS14A
  • Unit #2 - 21.10.2019, 14:00 - 18:00, HS14A
  • Unit #3 - 28.10.2019, 14:00 - 18:00, HS14A
  • Unit #4 - 04.11.2019, 14:00 - 18:00, HS14A
  • Main EXAM possibility: 11.11.2019, 14:00 - 18:00, see info at exam registration (Timely Registration for Exam is required - otherwise a participation in the exam is NOT possible)




lecture2593@tuwien.ac.at (Subject: Number of lecture & issue)

E-Mails to other adresses can and will not be processed.

Important for Master of Building Science Students:

This lecture is part of Modul 1/first semester of the curriculum of Master of Building Science. Modul 1 needs to be sucessful completed to be able to attend certain courses of the second semester. Therefore, please ensure to take the exam in time!

Important for incoming Erasmus-Students:

  • The motive for taking this course should be interest in the matter, not the fact that the course is held in english
  • Please use the main exam possibility (to avoid issues with erasmus contracts etc.). Please note that we are not responsible for your timely delivery of documents to your home university, and that we cannot individually adapt to urgencies happening due to deadlines of approval at your home university.



Examination modalities

  • written exam based on the presented and discussed content.

Course registration

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01.09.2020 00:01 27.02.2021 23:59 27.02.2021 23:59

Registration modalities

Please register (easy communication, automated access to Tuwel-courses of registered lectures, ...). Email-Communication with lecturers only via lecture2593@tuwien.ac.at.

Registration is possible for Students of Building Science.

Students that applied successfully for Master Architecture's MODUL Advanced Building Physics will be automatically registered for the course (after end of application phase for Modules)

Others, who are interested in particiapation can write their interest to lecture2593@tuwien.ac.at, or simply visit the first unit. However, participation is only possible if enough ressources are free.

IMPORTANT: A registration for the course is not a registration for the exam. The exam registration has to be conducted specifically and in time for the corresponding exam date.

It is highly recommended to attend the course meetings, as the relevant content for the exam will be taught extensively (and more detailed than in the lecture notes).


The student has to be enrolled for at least one of the studies listed below


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 443 Architecture Not specified
066 444 Building Science and Technology Mandatory


Lecture Notes available in TUWEL (only for registered students)

Previous knowledge

Interest in scientific work.

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses