Continuing Education Program

MSc Integrated Facility and Energy Management

The new practice-based continuing education program Integrated Facility and Energy Management is designed for experts in construction engineering, building services or electrical engineering. The program is for people who need to develop their management skills alongside their technical expertise, due to changes in legal requirements and technical innovations.

With our continuing education degree program in Integrated Facility and Energy Management you can further develop your management and coordination skills as well as specializing and developing your skills in construction and power engineering. You are therefore able to solve problems, which interface construction systems and energy systems and coordinate different interest groups and or unions.

The two continuing education tracks at FHWien der WKW and WIFI are easy to bring under one roof whilst working, and support students (both with and without Matura) in sustainably developing their skills in the area of Integrated Facility and Energy Management.

As part of the Academy for Continuing Education in Integrated Facility and Energy Management, students can choose a program with the duration of

  • four semesters (awarded a Master of Science) or
  • two semesters (awarded the title Academic Expert).

A career with an apprenticeship

In the future, it will also be possible for people who have completed apprenticeships in Austria to complete academic degrees at FHWien der WKW. This is what our Academy for Continuing Education is there for.

MSc Integrated Facility and Energy Management

Duration
4
semesters
Degree
MSc
Master of Science
University Places
24

Academic expert for Integrated Facility and Energy Management

Duration
2
semesters
Degree
Academic Expert for Integrated Facility and Energy Management
University places
24

Program

Highlights

As part of the Academy for Continuing Education in Integrated Facility and Energy Management, students can choose a program with the duration of

  • four semesters (awarded a Master of Science) or
  • two semesters (awarded the title Academic Expert).

Organization

Type of degree program

Part-time

Friday & Saturday

Language of instruction

German

Start of degree program

Always in fall

Place of study

WIFI Graz

Application

Fees

  • Academic Expert for Integrated Facility and Energy Management: € 5,900 for the whole degree program
  • MSc Integrated Facility and Energy Management: € 12,500 for the whole degree program

Application

Both degree programs are carried out by WIFI Austria together with FHWien der WKW.

The contents are made up of modules and is completed with a practical project (Academic Expert ) or a Master’s thesis (MSc).

Focus & Qualifications

Two steps away from being a sought-after interface manager between facility and energy management

The continuing education program in Integrated Facility and Energy Management is geared towards people with comprehensive subject-relevant experience in construction engineering and/or energy systems in new and refurbished buildings with a basic knowledge of business.

The continuing education program offers the opportunity for students to attain a qualification at university level and is a successful combination of compact, theoretically sound training and a practice-based education. Graduates will have many opportunities for demanding jobs in integrated facility and energy management, as future ecological and sustainable projects and concepts can only function well if there is a balance between building, people and energy supply.

The continuing education program in Integrated Facility and Energy Management is offered in two formats:

  • As a two year continuing education Master completed with the title “Master of Science (MSc) Integrated Facility and Energy Management” OR
  • As a one year certificate degree program completed with the title “Academic Expert for Integrated Facility and Energy Management

Both degree programs are carried out by WIFI Austria together with FHWien der WKW.

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Curriculum

Know more – do more

The requirements of the labor market are growing and growing – making it increasingly important to be “fit for the job” after completing your degree program. Curricula are improved on an ongoing basis so as to fit in with developments in the working world and new international trends. This is to prepare our graduates for the beginning of – or the next step in – their careers. Our motto spans from “know more” to “do more” – meaning that we focus more on practical strengths learned. Teaching, learning and exams at FHWien der WKW are completed in modules. This means: Topic blocks make up modules, and at the end of the module there is an exam.

What is a module?

A module is a teaching unit consisting of multiple topic blocks, which are thematically linked and cover a specific area relevant to the degree program. In this module, clearly defined skills will be developed, with an examination of all sub elements at the end.

How does it help students?

Teaching is directed towards learning outcomes. Competency-based learning and fewer exams – which are integrated and more comprehensive – make up the curricula. Students’ personal development and their employability in business is our central goal.

Job & Career

The continuing education program in Integrated Facility and Energy Management helps you specialize and learn about combining technical content with management content, in order to build up integral management competence. This leads to the designing and implementation of technical projects ready for the future, on the interface between facility and energy management, from a business perspective.

The practical relevance and the needs from the business sector are ensured thanks to the support from our Advisory Board:

Application

The Continuing Education program in Integrated Facility and Energy Management is geared towards people with comprehensive subject-relevant experience in construction engineering and/or energy systems in new buildings and refurbishment with a basic knowledge of business.

Target group and admissions requirements for the title of Academic expert for Unternehmertum für gewerblich/technische KMUs:

  • Apprenticeship certificate or high-school leaving certificate
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience having completed an apprenticeship

Target group und admissions requirements for the MSc Integrated Facility and Energy Management

  • Completed first degree (to at least Bachelor level) from a recognized Austrian or equivalent university and at least one year of professional experience OR
  • At least six years of relevant professional experience – of which at least one year is spent in a leadership position. Students who have completed an apprenticeship must have completed at least three years of relevant professional experience having finished their apprenticeship.

Applicants for the MSc should have the following additional qualifications:

  • Business knowledge at the level of the entrepreneurship examination for all applicants who don’t have a first degree and
  • Relevant knowledge about construction, buildings and energy at a Master’s level for all applicants who don’t have a first degree and who have qualified through an apprenticeship

Application process

Application takes place at WIFI Steiermark.

Program information

WIFI Steiermark can answer any questions you may have.

Subsidies

  • Tax reimbursement: You can write off the tuition fees against your taxes, as long as the continuing education program is relevant or related to your current occupational field. The tax advantage depends on your total income. You could be reimbursed for up to 43.6% of the tuition fees!
    More information can be found here:
    Bundesministerium für Finanzen (Federal Ministry of Finance)
    Hintere Zollamstraße 2b, 1030 Wien
    Tel.: 01/514 33-0
    www.bmf.gv.at
    The e-mail contact form can be found here:
    www.bmf.gv.at/service/allg/feedback/_start.asp
  • BFB Training allowance for companies: 
    www.kursfoerderung.at/index.php?id=9&uid=22

All information is without guarantee. Please be aware that we cannot make any guarantees about subsidies!

Team

Mag.a Isabella Ebner

Head of Program
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MSc Designing Digital Business
MSc Entrepreneurship
MSc Integrated Facility and Energy Management

DI (FH) Thomas Fleischhacker

WIFI Steiermark, technischer Programmleiter Integrales Gebäude- und Energiemanagement

Mag.a Monika Frasl

Program Manager