253.120 Tools and Media
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, 4.0h, 5.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand and apply basic concepts in a set of important digital tools and medis, which are of importantce for Building Science and Technology.

In this course, students are exposed to various digital tools and media that are commonly used in the framework of the master programme Building Science & Technology to support knowledge-based design decision making, to conduct research, and to disseminate results. 

Subject of course

This module provides technical and methodological knowledge to relevant digital tools and media, as well as competent handling of a wide range of digital tools and media. These include word processing and spreadsheets, database environments, mathematics and statistics packages, information visualization, fundamentals of software engineering (including scripting) and scientific computing.

*** This course is taught in English and only accessible for students of the master programme Building Science & Technology !

*** The first lecture is scheduled on Monday, Oct 7, 9am s.t., in PC1-Room (bring your laptop - equipped with MS Office - also with you!). MS Office can be purchased inexpensively (TU students only) via http://www.sss.tuwien.ac.at/sss/

*** Arrange an account for the "EDV Labor" (Room PC-1) here in advance: www.archlab.tuwien.ac.at (at least one or two days in advance to first class!)

Teaching methods

  • Course in english language.
  • in class: presentation, discussion, and workshop of major concepts and applications in different domains, such as advanced use of office applications, simulation/advanced mathematics/programming environments, and CAD/BIM-environments. for conducting research.
  • Project work for exercising of different concepts and environments. 

Mode of examination


Additional information

Participation without timely registration via TISS is not possible.

Please note that main parts of the communication is directed via your e-mail account in TISS (e99999999@mail.student.tuwien.ac.at). In case you're not using this account, make sure, that a forward to the e-mail account you are using, is set!  Otherwise you might be missing crucial information and there are no other ways to inform you.

Schedule Winterterm 2019/20: to be announced (usually: Monday, 09:00 - 12:00, PC1-Room) 

Part #1: Office Applications: 

  • 07.10.2019 (Monday)
  • 14.10.2019 (Monday)
  • 21.10.2019 (Monday)

Part #2: Spreadsheets: Application, Formulas, and Basic Statistics (SAFB) 

  • 28.10.2019 (Monday)
  • 04.11.2019 (Monday)
  • 11.11.2019 (Monday)
  • 18.11.2019 (Monday)

(25.11.2019 - 16.12.2019 ==> Class 259301 Scientific Writing and Publication)

Part #3: CAD/BIM: 

  • 13.01.2020 (Monday)
  • 20.01.2020 (Monday)
  • 27.01.2020 (Monday)

Short-Term Changes will be announced (only) via TISS_Mail. Therefore, please ensure to have all settings done to receive your student-mail emails, and - more important - please read them carefully :).

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



Examination modalities

  • Attendance is mandatory.
  • in-class tests.
  • (timely delivery of) assignements.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.10.2020 12:00 11.10.2020 20:00 11.10.2020 20:00

Registration modalities

only for Master of Building Science Students (Curricular-Number 066444)!

Other will not be accepted for the course!


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


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 444 Building Science and Technology


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Finished Bachelor Degree / Successful Application for the Master of Building Science & Technology Programme.

Accompanying courses