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Applied Natural Sciences, Department

Studiengang Produktdesign und Technische Kommunikation at the FH Oberösterreich/Wels (A)

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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners 40.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 45.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Job market- and career-orientation

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

Interdisciplinary Applied Natural Sciences

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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); 45 % of teaching done by specialists with practical experience; individual recognition of prior knowledge and informally acquired knowledge.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Selected courses and/or project work in English; Involving international guest instructors; Active support for semester abroad and/or work placement abroad and short-term programmes; 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 research and development
    The technical faculty in Wels is the largest and most research-intensive faculty at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences: Around 231 ongoing projects, approx. EUR 10 m in external R&D funding acquired per year, and approx. 250 staff in R&D. Major projects include: K1 Austrian Competence Centre for Feed and Food Quality, Safety and Innovation (FFoQSI), JRZ (Josef-Ressel Zentrum für phytogene Wirkstoffforschung), H2020 SENDER – Sustainable consumer engagement and demand response; H2020 Marie Curie xCTing - Enabling X-ray CT-based Industry 4.0 process chains by training Next Generation research experts, H2020 EnerMan – ENERgy-efficient manufacturing system MANagement and much more
  • 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
  • Information on access restrictions
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(S)-Students' judgements  (F)-Facts  (P)-Professors' judgements
(IntNatSci)= Interdisciplinary Applied Natural Sciences (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 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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