234.074 Tunnelling Construction Methods
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, VU, 3.0h, 4.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • Which driving mode is concerned    
  • Distinguishing between conventional and continuous propulsion    
  • Which auxiliary driving measures are used (drainage, ventilation, metrological procedures, ...)    
  • Which support means are installed    
  • Which inner shell type is used 

In addition, students are able to:     

  • Understand the fundamentals of geotechnical planning for underground structures    
  • To analyze and apply a mountain classification    
  • Use the tunnel-specific ÖNORM B2203 (part 1 cyclic and part 2 machine)

Subject of course

This lecture revolves around practical construction methods for the economical construction of adits, tunnels, shafts, caverns and no-dig lines. Drill and blast and mechanical excavations are likewise dealt with. The selection procedure of tunnelling methods and construction equipments as well as the cost estimation for adequate costs of underground projects should be worked out with students on the basis of few practical examples in completion to the lecture tunnelling methods .

Teaching methods

The methodological structure of this LVA is as follows:     

  • Lecture part     
  • Self-study of selected subchapters of the lecture scope     
  • 3 presented exercises     
  • 3 exercises     
  • 1 written review of the exercise success in the form of a colloquium     
  • Presentation on a selected topic     
  • Oral exam


Mode of examination


Additional information

Zuordnung im Masterstudium Bauingenieurwesen (Studienkennzahl: 066 505):
Modul 2 der Vertiefungsrichtung Bauprozessmanagement;
Modul 3 der anderen Vertiefungsrichtungen



Course dates

Tue17:00 - 20:0006.10.2020 - 10.11.2020Seminarraum AEEG-1 (LIVE)Tunnelbau VO
Wed17:00 - 20:0007.10.2020 - 11.11.2020Seminarraum AEEG-1 (LIVE)Tunnelbau VO
Tue10:00 - 12:0013.10.2020Seminarraum AEEG-1 (LIVE)UE Angebotskalkulation
Thu08:45 - 13:0015.10.2020Seminarraum AEEG-1 (LIVE)UE Ermittlung VKL / Maschineller Vortrieb
Thu09:00 - 11:0012.11.2020HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Tunnelbau Kolloquium
08:00 - 12:0017.11.2020 - 18.11.2020Seminarraum AEEG-1 (LIVE)Präsentationen Tunnelbau
Tue15:00 - 18:0024.11.2020Seminarraum AEEG-1 (LIVE)oral exam
Wed08:00 - 12:0025.11.2020Seminarraum AEEG-1 (LIVE)oral exam
Tunnelling Construction Methods - Single appointments
Tue06.10.202017:00 - 20:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Tunnelbau VO
Wed07.10.202017:00 - 20:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Tunnelbau VO
Tue13.10.202010:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 UE Angebotskalkulation
Tue13.10.202017:00 - 20:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Tunnelbau VO
Wed14.10.202017:00 - 20:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Tunnelbau VO
Thu15.10.202008:45 - 13:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 UE Ermittlung VKL / Maschineller Vortrieb
Tue20.10.202017:00 - 20:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Tunnelbau VO
Wed21.10.202017:00 - 20:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Tunnelbau VO
Tue27.10.202017:00 - 20:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Tunnelbau VO
Wed28.10.202017:00 - 20:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Tunnelbau VO
Tue03.11.202017:00 - 20:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Tunnelbau VO
Wed04.11.202017:00 - 20:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Tunnelbau VO
Tue10.11.202017:00 - 20:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Tunnelbau VO
Wed11.11.202017:00 - 20:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Tunnelbau VO
Thu12.11.202009:00 - 11:00HS 13 Ernst Melan - RPL Tunnelbau Kolloquium
Tue17.11.202008:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Präsentationen Tunnelbau
Wed18.11.202008:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 Präsentationen Tunnelbau
Tue24.11.202015:00 - 18:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 oral exam
Wed25.11.202008:00 - 12:00Seminarraum AEEG-1 oral exam
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Proof of performance is due to the presence, exercises, exam (written) and student presentations. In total 100 points can be reached. Finally, an oral examination will take place. To participate in this examination, the following criteria must be met:

  • reached at least 51 points
  • exercises worked out and handed over within the deadline
  • participated in written exam and got at least 16 out of 40 possible points (duration: 60 min)
  • presentation held (max. 2 students per group, 5 minutes per person)

After the first performance, the LVA is binding part. Thus, an assessment is made at the end of the LVA.

For a participation at the oral exam,  a minmum of 16 points at the wirtten exam is needed. If not so, the cours will be graded as negative.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu13:00 - 15:0017.11.2022Hörsaal AE U1 - 1 writtenno application-Tunnelbau Kolloquium

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
17.08.2020 08:00 02.10.2020 18:00 23.10.2020 19:00


The student must have at least 2 of the course(s) completed listed below:



Lecture notes for this course are available. Sekretariat 09:00 - 12:00

Previous knowledge

For Masterstudents who have not completed the bachelor's degree in civil engineering at the Vienna University of Technology and who do not meet the admission requirements, please contact us.

Preceding courses