226.048 Ecology
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, SE, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain the terminology, the system theoretical backgrounds and the approaches of ecology as well as the basic ecological principles applicable at several levels of integration. They can independently work on a topic in groups, taking these basic principles into account, describe the results in a seminar paper and present them.

Subject of course

Ecology implements more substantial aspects than usually recognized. In a first lecture part, basic ecological principles and system theoretical backgrounds in ecological approaches acting on different integration levels are presented.

In a second part, topics linked to specific ecological aspects or other system theoretical theories elaborated by the students are presented in a group work and discussed among participants.

  • Knowledge on basic ecological principles and terms
  • introduction into the ecologycal theorie
  • Elaboration of a topic considering ecological basic principles in  a groupwork and oral presentation of the seminar work

Teaching methods

  • lectures: introduction to ecological basic principles
  • presentation by students and subsequent discussion on the topic in the group
  • elaboration and submission of leaflets on presented topics

Mode of examination


Additional information

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Wed13:00 - 16:0012.10.2022 - 09.11.2022EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Introduction ecology
Wed13:00 - 16:0030.11.2022 - 18.01.2023EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Ecology presentations
Ecology - Single appointments
Wed12.10.202213:00 - 16:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Seminar organization and description of topics
Wed19.10.202213:00 - 16:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Introduction to ecology - I
Wed09.11.202213:00 - 16:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Introduction to ecology - II
Wed30.11.202213:00 - 16:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Introduction to ecology - III
Wed07.12.202213:00 - 16:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Presentations - Session I
Wed14.12.202213:00 - 16:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Presentations - Session II
Wed11.01.202313:00 - 16:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Presentations - Session III
Wed18.01.202313:00 - 16:00EI 10 Fritz Paschke HS - UIW Presentations - Session IV

Examination modalities

  • presence during lectures and presentations
  • active participation to the discussion during the presentations
  • meeting of deadlines for submission of presentation slides and leaflets and for holding the presentations
  • main focus is on oral presentation

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
26.08.2022 08:00 11.10.2022 23:00 29.11.2022 18:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 265 Civil Engineering Elective
033 266 Environmental Engineering Mandatory3. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 505 Civil Engineering Science Elective
610 FW Elective Courses - Civil Engineering Elective


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