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

2018W, VO, 1.5h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


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

Aim of course

Understanding of the principles of scientific research.

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.

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 2018/2019 (Please note that the schedule in course-Date/LVA-Termine is just the reservation of the lecture hall) 

  • Unit #1 - 15.10.2018, 14:00 - 18:00, HS14A
  • Unit #2 - 22.10.2018, 14:00 - 18:00, HS14A
  • Unit #3 - 29.10.2018, 14:00 - 18:00, HS14A
  • Unit #4 - 05.11.2018, 14:00 - 18:00, HS14A
  • Unit #5 - 12.11.2018, 14:00 - 18:00, HS14A
  • Main EXAM possibility; 19.11.2018, 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.).



Course dates

Mon14:00 - 18:0008.10.2018HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Intro to Scientific Research Session #1
Mon14:00 - 18:0015.10.2018HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Intro to Scientific Research Session #1
Mon14:00 - 18:0022.10.2018HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Intro to Scientific Research Session #2
Mon14:00 - 18:0029.10.2018HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Intro to Scientific Research Session #3
Mon14:00 - 18:0005.11.2018HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Intro to Scientific Research Session #4
Mon14:00 - 18:0012.11.2018HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Intro to Scientific Research Session #5
Mon17:00 - 19:0019.11.2018GM 5 Praktikum HS EXAM - Reservation 259300 - Introduction to scientific research
Mon17:00 - 19:0010.12.2018HS 11 Paul Ludwik Reservation for Sparse Units / Exam (This is not the indicator that there is an exam!)
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

written Exam, eventually small hand-in-work.

It is strongly recommended to use the main examination possibility, This exam will be in written form. Other exam possibilities will only be arranged on demand, and can - depending on the number of students taking the exam - be held in oral, written or combined modes.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
04.09.2018 00:01 29.11.2018 23:59 29.11.2018 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



Lecture Notes available in TUWEL (only for registered students)

Previous knowledge

Interest in scientific work.

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses