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Mechatronics, Department

Studiengang Innovations- und Produktmanagement at the FH Oberösterreich/Wels (A)

Fakultät für Technik und Angewandte Naturwissenschaften

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Basic information

Total number of students 140 *
Number of master degree students 70
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 13/14 points

Results of study

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

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 10/12 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 1.7
Support in studies 1.6
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.2
Exams 1.5
Digital teaching elements 1.6
Laboratory internships 1.9
Job market preparation 1.7
Support during practical semester
Rooms 1.8
Library 1.5
Overall study situation 1.8

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Interdisciplinary structure of all courses; course-specific specializations based on mechanical engineering, materials engineering, electrical engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science and business administration; efficient course sizes with 20 to a maximum of 60 students; Exercises in optimal small groups with 10 to 20 students; wide range of bachelor / master theses from industry; Projects / case studies from companies in small groups (2-8 students); 40-45% of the teaching by specialists from the field; individual crediting of previous knowledge and informally acquired knowledge.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Bachelor's: international ABET accreditation is being renewed; selected courses and/or project work in English; Master's: Double degree programme with the Università della Calabria (Italy); Short-term programme with Finland in the field of design; Lessons 100% in English, International classroom; General: Involvement of international guest lecturers; Semesters abroad and/or internships abroad and short-term programmes are actively supported; International interns are part of ongoing research projects; International regular students very welcome; Lecturers regularly take part in international conferences
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Laboratories for electrical, control, regulation, process control, drive, sensor, measuring and testing, microelectrical/digital technology, optics, sound, vibration and plastics technology, optics, image processing, product innovation, design prototyping, mechanical material testing and analysis, heat treatment, remelting technology, plasma treatment, coatings, surface technology, 3D scanning, generative manufacturing, metallography, tribology; fully automatic flexible manufacturing and assembly system (robots, CNC machines, transfer system), forming processes and simulation of processes
  • Special features regarding research and development
    The Faculty of Technology in Wels is the largest and strongest research faculty of the FH Oberösterreich: approx. 180 current projects, approx. 10M€ acquired R&D funds per year and approx. 250 R&D employees. Major projects, e.g: Josef-Ressel-Zentrum for innovative multi-body dynamics, Josef-Ressel-Zentrum für thermographic non-destructive testing, K-Zentrum für Feed and Food, Quality, Safety and Innovation, various Interreg projects together with research institutions from Germany and 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 the city centre and close to the railway station; due to the small size, direct contact to the professors with intensive project support; high proportion of practical work in all study courses; fixed practice and laboratory places, extensive tutorials in elective subjects (e.g. languages); possibility to acquire external certificates in the areas of quality and environmental management (TÜV-Süd), value analysis (VDI). Specialist welding engineer (IIW), course for authorised blasters, etc.; measures to promote women on their way to the FH.
  • Further information about study entry phase
  • Information on access restrictions
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Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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