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Mechatronics, Department

Studiengang Automatisierungstechnik at the FH Oberösterreich/Wels (A)

Fakultät für Technik und Angewandte Naturwissenschaften

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Basic information

Total number of students 160 *
Number of master degree students 50
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 40.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 45.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 30
Extent of interlinking no data

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 100.0 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 11/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 10/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 99.2 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 97.3 %


Third party funds per professor 47.1
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 9

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.6
Support in studies 1.5
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 1.3
Exams 1.5
Digital teaching elements 2.0
Laboratory internships 1.7
Job market preparation 1.6
Support during practical semester 1.5
Rooms 1.5
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 1.7
Overall study situation 1.8

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    The 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 orientation
    Selected courses and/or project work in English; Involving international guest instructors; Study abroad semester and/or internship abroad and short-term programmes are actively promoted and are gladly used by the students; International interns are used 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
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Laboratories 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/simulation of processes; virt. commissioning.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    The 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 10 million of external R&D funding acquired per year, and approx. 250 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 founders
    FH OOE operates its own transfer centre for business start-ups and entrepreneurship; opportunities/risk analysis of a business idea for market suitability; potential analysis of innovation and personality; entrepreneur tests; support in the development of the business plan; selection and contact to suitable subsidies, investors and mentors; support during self-positioning, marketing and sales design; establishment and maintenance of further contacts. Furthermore, FH OOE offers 3 coworking spaces for free to develop business Ideas
  • Other special features
    Campus in town centre and close to station; the small size means that there is direct contact with professors and in-depth supervision of projects; all courses of study involve a very large practical component; extensive range of tutorial electives (e.g. foreign languages, beer brewing course); Opportunity to acquire external certificates in the fields of quality and environmental management (TÜV), value analysis (VDI), intern. welding engineer (IIW), agile project management, six-sigma green belt, blasting authorisation course, etc.; Extensive offer of university-level sports, measures to support women entering the university of applied sciences (FH).
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
  • Information on access restrictions
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