253.040 Building Physics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, UE, 1.5h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: UE Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the application of concepts of building physics onto building design and construction. Basic principles of building performance evaluation have been trained, e.g. the Austrian building energy certification.

Subject of course

Exercises in building physics:

  • energy, thermal and hygric calculation & simulation
  • methods and tools
  • measurement methods in building physics
  • excursions

Teaching methods

  • Application of manual and in-part-IT-supported assessment methods and calculations (hygrothermal performance of Buildings).
  • Application of building energy certification software onto buildings (heating demand, cooling demand, etc.
  • Application of knowledge-based methods for optimization of building design and building constructions from a building-physics point of view.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Changes in view of Corona-Pandemy: See german version.

Schedule SS2019: see german version (lecture language: German)

E-Mail Contact: lecture2593@tuwien.ac.at (Only mails adressed at this email-adress will be processed!)



Course dates

Fri04:00 - 23:0017.04.2020 in TUWELOnline-Kolloqium K1 in TUWEL
Fri04:00 - 23:3029.05.2020 Online-Kolloqium K2 in TUWELKolloquium 2 (TUWEL)
Wed00:00 - 23:5515.07.2020 in TUWELEndabgabe UE V - Bauphysik UE (Online)
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

  • in-time delivery of one or multiple homework exercises.
  • participation in the meetings.
  • online-tests 
  • in part additional parts in the presence units.

Please note: The above-mentioned is a general description. The detailed grading principles will be announced in the frist or preliminary meetings of the exercise and may differ from semester to semester.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.03.2020 11:00 29.03.2020 23:59 29.03.2020 23:59

Registration modalities:

see German version...


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


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


Lecture notes for this course are available via TUWEL.

Literature (in German language) can be found at the TU-Library

Previous knowledge

Interest in Topic & Motivation

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses