FH Kärnten

Sustainable Building & Property Management (NIM)

  • BSc
  • Extra occupational
  • German
  • 6 Semester
  • Spittal an der Drau
  • 30 Places


Investing in real estate has become increasingly interesting and lucrative due to global economic crises - but a long-term sustainable return will only be achieved if the entire life cycle of a property is considered. Location, energy costs and future mobility issues will be the challenges.

These topics will also address the educational sector and train students in sustainable project development. The degree program "Sustainable Building & Property Management" trains this new generation of experts in the cross-sectional topic of "sustainable real estate and infrastructure development". In addition to gaining a basic understanding of technical and architectural issues, the course will increasingly address the business management requirements of this profession. Therefore, commercial, technical and legal parameters are in the focus.  
For an occupational field with a high level of responsibility but a lack of adequately trained specialists, the course fills a gap in the educational field. 

Within the curriculum, students acquire engineering fundamentals in civil engineering, structural design and building services engineering and are given a basic understanding of tasks in architecture and design. The qualification profile is complemented by in-depth knowledge of economics, real estate and infrastructure management, always embedded in considerations of ecology and sustainability.

Fireside chats are part of the teaching in the Sustainable Building & Property Management program and take place twice per academic year. At informal meetings in small groups, specific sustainability topics are discussed with high-ranking speakers. They are designed to ensure a personal atmosphere and facilitate a fruitful dialogue with representatives from business, administration and politics.

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted into a bachelor degree program at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences at least one of the following criteria must be fulfilled: 

- Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Austrian ‘Matura’ or an equivalent international certificate)
- Higher education (University) entrance examination certification
- Vocational higher education (University) entrance examination
- Vocational (VET) diploma examination (vocational apprenticeship or completion of at least a 3-year vocational secondary school) with additional exams

Moreover, there are degree program specific additional prerequisites as well as more comprehensive information regarding admissions on the individual web pages of the corresponding degree program. The German University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) entrance qualification certificate is only valid as an admission prerequisite for an Austrian UAS/FH bachelor degree program when combined with an applicable vocational certificate.
Later submission of required documents

Persons in their last year of school may apply for a study place in a bachelor degree program before taking their secondary school-leaving exams by submitting their most current secondary school grade/marks report. The secondary school-leaving certificate must be submitted during the registration process at the beginning of the semester.


Application mode:

Application time:
The application period starts at the earliest in October of the previous year and runs until the end of September at the most -> See website!

Appointment for the admissions process:

Admission procedure:

Start of studies:
Winter semester

Study information days:
Study counselling: ongoing • FH Days, Campus Days, Info-Sessions - please check the calendar of events on our website

Tuition fee:
363,36 Euro + ÖH Austrian Students Union Fee (about € 20,-, annual adjustment) per semester

Compulsory internship in the 6th semester 11 weeks, if the job is relevant to the subject, the internship can be credited.

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