259.307 Human 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.

2020W, VU, 1.5h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the complex patterns of interactions between people and the built environment. Moreover, they are enabled to critically review today's practice of generate the built environment from a human ecology point of view.

Subject of course

This course introduces scientific approaches toward the understanding of the complex patterns of interactions between people and built environments. Knowledge gained in various relevant scientific disciplines (biology, physiology, and cognitive sciences) are processes into a unified discursive framework toward integrative assessment of specific questions regarding the occupancy evaluation.

Teaching methods

  • Course in english language
  • discussion of human ecology in class
  • assignements

Mode of examination


Additional information

+++lecture in english language+++

+++Mandatory Course for Master of Building Science Program. M.7.2.  (however, motivated first semester students will find that the course has no prerequisites)++++++

Schedule WS2020/2021: 


  • Unit 01: 06.10.2020 13:00 - 14:00 – zoom (link and password in tuwel)

  • Unit 02: 20.10.2020 13:00 - 15.00 – zoom (link and password in tuwel)

  • Unit 03: 17.11.2020 13:00 - 15:00 – zoom (link and password in tuwel)

Additional individual experiment meetings need to be set in a individual Scheduler.
Moreover, recorded material is available in TUWEL, students are expected to study these additional resources.



lecture2593@tuwien.ac.at (Subject: Lecture number and a short description of your issue)

E-Mails to other adresses will not be worked on.

Important note: This is a combined lecture & exercise course. Presence is mandatory, and only the here mentioned possibilities to attend all parts of the course are given. Missing or un-timely participation and deliverables will potentially result in negative grading.

Important for Master of Building Science Students:

This lecture is part of Modul 7/first (or third) semester of the curriculum of Master of Building Science. Modul 7 needs to be sucessful completed to be able to finish your Master Studies. 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.).

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 :).



Course dates

Tue13:00 - 14:0006.10.2020 via ZOOM (link and password in tuwel)Unit 01 - via ZOOM (link and password in tuwel)
Tue13:00 - 15:0020.10.2020 via zoom (link and password in tuwel)Unit 02 via zoom (link and password in tuwel)
Tue13:00 - 15:0017.11.2020 via zoom (link and password in tuwel)Unit 03 via zoom (link and password in tuwel)
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

  • mandatory presence in class.
  • timely delivery of assignments.
  • (written and/or oral) exam.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
03.09.2020 00:00 17.11.2020 00:00 17.11.2020 00:00

Registration modalities

Registration is possible for Students of Building Science.

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.


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

This lecture is intended for interested students. Therefore, students that look just for an english-spoken lecture should better look for other lectures, e.g. soft skills.

Accompanying courses