259.303 Thermal aspects of building performance 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, 4.0h, 5.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the fundamentals (theory and practice) of thermal building performance modelling and simulation. Principle aspects of different tools and instruments will be discussed and critically reviewed.

Subject of course

This course introduces fundamentals and computational methods in building performance modeling. Topics include: modeling and design; overview of thermal domain knowledge; integration of performance simulation in computer-aided design; introduction to the application of advanced computational building simulation tools; case studies and design assignments on the application of simulation in the evaluation and improvement of building performance.

Teaching methods

  • Lecture in english language
  • Discussion of basic concepts of hygrothermal building performance aspects.
  • Manual, spreadsheet-based and software-based calculation of different performance aspects.

Mode of examination


Additional information

+++Lecture in english language+++

+++Mandatory Course of Modul "Advanced Building Physics"+++

+++Mandatory Course of Master of Building Science Program+++

Master Building Science & Technology - Kick-Off/Welcome Meeting:

  • 02.10.2019, 14:30 - 16:00, HS6

Schedule Winterterm 2019/2020: 

  • Wednesday, 09:00 - 12:00, HS15:
  • lecturestart 09.10.2019
  • exact schedule ==> see graphical overview // will be announced in class.
  • EXAM: Main Exam possibility (highly recommended to take this exam possibility) ==> end of semester. ==> tba

planned sessions (short-term changes are only announced via TISS-Mailing):

  • every Wednesday from 09:00 - 12:15, HS15


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

E-Mails to other adresses can not be processed.



Examination modalities

  • written exam based on the content of the lecture.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
31.08.2020 00:00 24.02.2021 23:59 24.02.2021 23:59

Registration modalities

Please register (Communication, E-Learning, Overview...)

Registration via TISS is possible for

  • Master of Building Science Students (066444)
  • Master of Architecture Students assigned to Modul Advanced Building Physics
  • others, if space in lecture hall is available. These only can register via Email to lecture2593@tuwien.ac.at


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



Lecture Notes can be found in the TUWEL course (registered students only)

Previous knowledge

Interest, basic knowledge of physics and mathematics from school

Erasmus-Students (and all others): Please note that interest is required. The course should not be taken due to its course language.

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses