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Mechanical Engineering, Department

Studiengang Metall- und Kunststofftechnik at the FH Oberösterreich/Wels (A)

Fakultät für Technik und Angewandte Naturwissenschaften

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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners 50.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

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

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

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

Materials Science / Engineering

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Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Large practical component; large number of top-class academics as lecturers from a wide range of specialist companies and research institutions; strong integration of students into research and development projects; good and modern laboratory equipment for teaching; small groups; individual support and supervision in the projects; direct application of what has been learnt in the labs and project work.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Selected courses and/or project work in English; option of semester abroad and/or work placement abroad; international interns 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. Long-standing research cooperation with two higher education institutions in Argentina.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Colorado School of Mines, Denver, USA; KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgien; Shanghai Polytechnic University, Shanghai, China; ICAM, Lieusaint, Frankreich; South-Eastern Finland UAS, Mikkeli, Finnland; Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Polen
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    3 computer tomography machines (450 keV to nano-CT; various 3D printers (device for printing metal parts with investment volume of EUR 1m); scanning electron microscope with EDX; compl. metallography (with various light microscopes); electro-slag remelting system; forming press; high-speed machining; eroding machines; 2 extruders; blown film system; high-pressure capillary rheometer, TMA, DSC; thermoform station; PACVD system; PVD system; plasma spray system; GDOES; XRD; 4 tribometers; salt spray chamber; potentiostat; contact angle meter; 3 heat treatment furnaces.
  • 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 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 founders
    The 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 features
    Campus 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 on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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(S)-Students' judgements  (F)-Facts  (P)-Professors' judgements
(MatSE)= Materials Science / Engineering (IntDiscip)= very interdisciplinary and thus not classified;
As the ranking is done for the whole subject area, for the single "sub-subjects" it can happen that not all rank groups are represented in all criteria.
Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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