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Mechatronics, Department

Studiengang Mechatronik/Wirtschaft at the FH Oberösterreich/Wels (A)

Fakultät für Technik und Angewandte Naturwissenschaften

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Basic information

Total number of students 300 *
Number of master degree students 120
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 100.0 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/9 points
International orientation, master's 3/9 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 7/11 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 2.4
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.7
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.0
Job market preparation 2.2
Support during practical semester 2.4
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 2.1
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Laboratories 1.7
Overall study situation 2.2

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Further degree courses of the department none
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Interdisciplinary structure of all degree courses; Course-specific specialisation based on Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science and Business Administration; efficient course sizes with 20 to max. 60 students; practical sessions in ideal small groups of 10 to 20 students; wide range of Bachelor's/Master's theses from industry; Projects/case studies from companies in very small groups (2-8 students); 50% of teaching done by specialists with practical experience; individual recognition of prior knowledge.
  • 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; regular international excursions.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan; Nova Scotia Community College, Halifax, Kanada; Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, Neuseeland
  • 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 processes/simulation of processes; virtual 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 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.
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  • 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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