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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 160 *
Number of master degree students 60
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 50.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education
Extent of interlinking

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 100.0 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 94.7 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 5/9 points
International orientation, master's 8/9 points
Outgoing students 3.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 7/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 6/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 100.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 100.0 %
Share of professors with work experience 100.0 %


Third party funds per professor 110.5
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 7

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.7
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 1.9
Job market preparation 1.8
Support during practical semester 2.2
Support for stays abroad 2.4
Rooms 2.1
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Laboratories 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 degree courses, efficient course size with 20 to max. 60 students, laboratories and practicals in small groups of 10 to 20 students, high proportion of practice-related project work from/in companies in very small groups (2-8 students), approx. 50% of teaching is done by specialists with practical experience, individual recognition of prior knowledge.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    IPM-B: selected courses and/or project work in English; IPM-M held in English: International classroom; option of semester abroad and/or work placement abroad; international placement students are integrated in ongoing research projects; teaching staff regularly take part in international conferences/further training; Innovation and Product Management Master's degree (IPM-M) double degree with Italian partner university; international guest lecturers and international short-term programmes integrated; Innovation and Product Management Bachelor's degree (IPM-B) provides preparation for international accreditation.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Clarkson University, Potsdam, USA; National University of Maynooth, Maynooth, Irland; TalTech, Tallinn, Estland; Hanze Groningen UAS, Groningen, Niederlande; Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan; City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • 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. 9M€ acquired R&D funds per year and approx. 140 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 Bavaria and the Czech Republic, and many more.
  • Support for founders
    The FH Oberösterreich operates its own transfer centre for business start-ups and entrepreneurship: https://www.fh-ooe.at/welsspitze/unternehmensgruendungen/. 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 and investors; selection and contact to suitable mentors; support during self-positioning, marketing and sales design; establishment and maintenance of further contacts
  • 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 on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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