Studiengang Automatisierungstechnik at the FH Oberösterreich/Wels (A)
Fakultät für Technik und Angewandte Naturwissenschaften
- Stelzhamerstraße 23
- A-4600 Wels, Österreich
- Phone: +43 508 044-0
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Special features regarding teachingThe teaching for the Automation Engineering degree course is characterised by a combination of theoretical principles and practical examples. There is also the significant advantage that many students have already been involved in research projects during the Bachelor's degree course. This takes the form of project work and work placements. Naturally, the students have even more involvement in research and development (R&D) projects in the Master's degree course.
Special features regarding the international orientationSelected courses and/or project work in English; option of semester abroad and/or work placement abroad; international placement students are involved in ongoing research projects; international students with regular enrolment are welcomed in all degree courses; teaching staff regularly take part in international conferences/further training; lectures from international guest lecturers are integrated into the studies.
Exchange universities for stay abroadsUniversity of Agder, Agder, Norwegen; University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Großbritannien; Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA (Masterarbeiten); King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand; Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Südkorea
Special features regarding the equipmentLaboratories for electrical engineering, control engineering, regulation engineering, process control engineering, drive engineering, sensor technology, measuring and testing technology, microelectr./digital engineering, optical engineering, sound and vibration technology and plastics engineering, optics, image processing, product innovation, design prototyping, mechanical materials testing and analysis, heat treatment, remelting technology, plasma treatment, coatings, surface engineering, 3D scanning, additive manufacturing, metallography, tribology; fully automatic flexible manufacturing and assembly system (robots, CNC machines, transfer system), forming processes/simulation of processes; virtual commissioning.
Special features regarding research and developmentThe technical faculty in Wels is the largest and most research-intensive faculty at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences: An average of around 180 ongoing projects, approx. EUR 9 million of external R&D funding acquired per year, and approx. 140 permanent research assistants. Major projects include: Josef Ressel Centre for innovative multi-body dynamics, Josef Ressel Centre for thermographic non-destructive testing, K Centre for Feed and Food, Quality, Safety and Innovation, various Interreg projects jointly with research institutions from Bavaria, the Czech Republic and many more.
Support for foundersThe Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences operates its own transfer centre for company start-ups and entrepreneurship: https://www.fh-ooe.at/welsspitze/unternehmensgruendungen/. Opportunity/risk analysis of a business idea for market suitability; Potential assessment of innovation and personality; Entrepreneurial tests; Assistance in the elaboration of business plans Selection and contact for suitable subsidies and investors; Selection and contact of suitable mentors; Support in self-positioning, marketing and sales design; Establishment and maintenance of further contacts
Other special featuresCampus in town centre and close to station; due to the small size there is direct contact with professors and intensive project supervision; all courses of study have a high proportion of practical work; fixed practical and laboratory spaces, extensive range of tutorials in optional subjects (languages); opportunity to obtain external certificates in the fields of quality and environmental management (TÜV-Süd), value analysis (VDI), international welding engineer (IIW), blasting authorisation course, etc.; measures to support women entering the UAS.
Further information about study entry phasehttps://www.fh-ooe.at/campus-wels/kooperation/services-fuer-schulen/fh-sciencelabs-wels/
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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