University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

Introduction

The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is the largest university of applied sciences in Austria and is an integral part of the tertiary education system. The organization is defined by the requirements of regional scientific and research needs. Four locations in Upper Austria’s central area offer innovative and interdisciplinary academic degrees. The university is ambitiously striving to secure a leading position in central Europe with its selected fields of competence. The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is a recognized research partner for industry having already achieved nationwide status and is actively involved in co-operations on an international basis.

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Schools/Campuses

  • Informatics, Communication and Media - Hagenberg Campus
  • Applied Health and Social Sciences - Linz Campus
  • Management - Steyr Campus
  • Engineering - Wels Campus
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German

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Master

Master in Energy Informatics

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Austria Hagenberg

Energy is the underlying heartbeat of the global economy – a critical factor in the production of nearly all goods and services in the modern world. Clearly, given the critical role of energy, the driving imperatives in any economy are ensuring security of supply, maintaining competitiveness and overseeing the transition to a low-carbon future... [+]

Master in Energy Informatics Energy is the underlying heartbeat of the global economy – a critical factor in the production of nearly all goods and services in the modern world. Clearly, given the critical role of energy, the driving imperatives in any economy are ensuring security of supply, maintaining competitiveness and overseeing the transition to a low-carbon future. Key requirements in this respect are the strategic management of supply and improving its overall generation and distribution. Impacting on these challenging goals will be a variety of factors, including advances in renewables, e-mobility and green technologies, to name only a few. Managing this changing environment is no easy task. That will require intelligent IT solutions and therefore well-educated IT experts able to design and/or operate future smart grids, smart city infrastructures and enhanced energy supply systems. Energy Informatics (ENI) is the application of information technologies to this highly demanding field. Information Degree: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc) Duration: 4 semesters (120 ECTS) Annual intake: 20 Mode of study: full-time Admission requirements: Completed Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with IT strand worth a minimum of 60 ECTS points, or a similar qualification. Sound knowledge of English. Language of tuition: English Fees: No tuition fees Focus of studies This Master’s degree programme Energy Informatics (ENI) provides technical, business and legal expertise for the development of future energy systems, especially in the areas of: International Energy Makets and Energy Law Processes and Process Modelling International Project Management Systems Engineering Energy generation, distribution and storage (renewable energy, energy storage, charging stations, buildings, lighting, etc.) Field Components (meters, load control, gateways ...) Software Systems (SCADA, Meter Data Management (MDM), Head End Systems (HES), Device Data Management (DDM), Energy Data Management (EDM), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) etc.) Cloud Computing, Big Data IT Security Communication Technology (Radio Frequency / Powerline) Home and Building Automation Electromobility Additional interdisciplinary elective courses and seminars are also available; they vary from semester to semester. Curriculum The curriculum of the Master's degree programme Energy Informatics (ENI) is structured in a way that allows for giving a comprehensive overview on almost all of the relevant aspects in the smart energy domain. Furthermore, it allows for individual specialization by identifying specific topics the student is interested in. Technical competences like smart grid field components and home and building automation as well as interdisciplinary competences like process modelling and international energy markets and energy laws are provided by the highly forward-looking master's degree programme. In addtition students of the Master's degree programme Energy Informatics can also attend courses being offered by other Master's degree programmes. The interest areas have to be chosen in the context of the project and research topics being defined together with the academic advisor that has been assigned to the student. Practice-oriented Degree Programme As a University of Applied Sciences, we cooperate closely with the local industry and companies within the region, as well as with various international ones. These connections enable you to develop highly sought-after skills, as you will gain practical, hands-on experience which ultimately increases your level of employability. Further interdisciplinary and applied research projects will allow you to strengthen relationships with the local industry and international companies throughout your studies. Career profile The Energy & Climate Package and the Energy Efficiency Directives released by the European Commission in 2007 and 2012, respectively, clearly state that the main tools for building a progressively lower carbon economy are energy efficiency, investment in renewables and new technologies, as well as better interconnectivity between energy markets. These strategic goals will all require a large pool of IT expertise. In-depth technical knowledge in Energy Informatics equips our students with the proactive qualities that underpin leadership/management positions, and can lead to high-flying careers. Energy Informatics graduates will not only work at energy suppliers and network operators, but also in associated sectors. Even energy-intensive industries such as the automotive industry and metal processing companies can benefit from their expertise. Other fields include the conception, planning and implementation of IT systems for smart grids, smart cities, e-mobility and industrial plants. You will be working in a highly dynamic field with excellent career prospects. [-]

Master in Mobile Computing

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Austria Hagenberg

Building on our Bachelor's programme of the same name, our students will get a more in-depth insight of the almost limitless possibilities of a truly global, all-pervasive, mobile computing connectivity. The challenge is adapting ever newer technological applications and environmentally sensitive automated systems across the full spectrum of everyday activities – including sport, medicine and care of the... [+]

Master in Mobile Computing Building on our Bachelor's programme of the same name, our students will get a more in-depth insight of the almost limitless possibilities of a truly global, all-pervasive, mobile computing connectivity. The challenge is adapting ever newer technological applications and environmentally sensitive automated systems across the full spectrum of everyday activities – including sport, medicine and care of the elderly – to create ever more powerful and user-friendly synergies. Taste the future here, now! Note for applicants: the language of instruction in all modules of this Master's degree programme is English. In-depth optional modules that students choose can be in English or in German. Information Degree: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc) Duration: 4 semesters (120 ECTS) Annual intake: 15 Mode of study: full-time Admission requirements: Completed Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with IT focus worth a minimum of 60 ECTS-credits, or comparable higher education at university level. Sound knowledge of English. Focus of studies The Master's degree programme Mobile Computing builds on the Bachelor's degree programme of the same name and continues the tried-and-tested syllabus combination of software development, communications technologies and telecommunication engineering. Therefore all relevant areas of Mobile Computing are covered. The degree programme takes four semesters and allows specialisation in three or more of the following subject areas. Mobile Communication Ubiquitous Computing Mobile Infotainment Mobile Software Techniques Automotive Computing Mobile Games Ambient Assisted Living/Mobile Health Smart Energy Logistics Career profile In each of these focus areas you attend a specific number of core modules and a variable number of further modules to deepen your knowledge. Additional interdisciplinary elective courses and seminars are also available and vary from semester to semester. Mobile Communications has become the touchstone activity driving the most dynamic economic sectors worldwide over the last few years. It is a global business that thrives on innovation and for which our students are intensively trained. Wide, in-depth technical knowledge in one or more main focus areas equips you with the proactive qualities that underpin leadership / management positions, and can lead to high-flying careers. Be it the conceptualisation of communications systems, the development of new interactive technologies for mobile phone applications, the design of a smart home environment or the implementation of new mobile services - there is hardly any area in which our graduates won't be able to thrive. Mobile applications are now an all-pervasive part of our daily lifes, that´s why you will be working in a highly dynamic environment with excellent career prospects. Among potential employers, keen on hiring our graduates are not only mobile communication firms but also multinational corporations, small and middle-sized enterprises and innovative start-up ventures. Your future will start right around the corner and has no limits from a global point of view. [-]

MSc

Master in Automotive Mechatronics and Management

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Austria Wels

Rapid developments in vehicle engineering have led to a merging of the fields of Mechanics, Electronics and Informatics. One cause of this is that vehicles meet customer demands by the optimal interplay of various mechanical and electronic components. Many functions in the areas of comfort, safety and efficiency are only made possible by mechatronic systems. In this context specific expertise in the... [+]

Master in Automotive Mechatronics and Management Rapid developments in vehicle engineering have led to a merging of the fields of Mechanics, Electronics and Informatics. One cause of this is that vehicles meet customer demands by the optimal interplay of various mechanical and electronic components. Many functions in the areas of comfort, safety and efficiency are only made possible by mechatronic systems. In this context specific expertise in the mechatronic disciplines, combined with social- and business economics competences, will be central requirements of future employees and managers in the automotive industry. Precisely these requirements are the focus of the new Master’s degree Automotive Mechatronics and Management. Information Qualification: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc) Duration: 4 semesters (120 ECTS) Places: 15 Mode of study: full-time Entrance requirements: Completed Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS or equivalent) with Economics or Engineering and English background. Language of tuition: 100% English Focus Vehicle Engineering: vehicle components, drive concepts, road performance Vehicle Mechatronics:, sensors, actuators, signal preparation, system architecture Vehicle Systems: regulation-, safety- and support systems Vehicle Informatics: communication structure, Car2X communication, embedded systems Quality Management: quality planning, quality assurance, quality management systems Management & Law: innovation, market-oriented management, IPR: Intellectual Property Right Business Economics: management, controlling, production economics Social Competence: intercultural-, moderation-, leadership competence Future career This international Master’s programme meets the demand of the motor vehicle industry for engineers who can combine complex individual components into innovative mechatronic systems with improved or completely new functions and in doing so think and act under consideration of qualitative and cost aspects. The fields of activity of graduates are therefore in the execution and management of mechatronic development projects, in the design and validation of mechatronic vehicle systems or as Quality Engineers in the field of Quality Assurance in the product development process. Practice and Research The practice-orientation of this programme is guaranteed by close cooperation with companies in the automotive industry. Further, many of the professors and lecturers work in the automotive industry or closely with it. Within the framework of the practical and Master’s projects students work on current projects of the industry. [-]

Master in Innovation and Product Management

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Austria Wels

Marketplace complexity and dynamics create an environment that increases the uncertainty of innovation activities. Today, if a company wants to be successful in such an environment, it must see uncertainties as opportunities. This can only be achieved by treating innovation as an iterative process. What characterizes such a process of innovation leading to sustainable success? Holistic integration of... [+]

Master in Innovation and Product Management Marketplace complexity and dynamics create an environment that increases the uncertainty of innovation activities. Today, if a company wants to be successful in such an environment, it must see uncertainties as opportunities. This can only be achieved by treating innovation as an iterative process. What characterizes such a process of innovation leading to sustainable success? Holistic integration of marketing, design and technology, combined with strategic thinking is the only way to develop product innovations and services in a sustainable way. This is the main focus of the Master's degree programme "Innovation and Product Management (IPM)". In an interdisciplinary training concept, the various aspects of integrated innovation and product management are taught both theoretically and practically. This programme provides a comprehensive education in Mechatronics, Business Economics and Marketing, complemented by the know-how delivered in two specializations, namely "Product Concept Design" and "Development Process Engineering". It is taught by experienced experts from industry who are up-to-date with the latest trends and developments, ensuring a modern and future-orientated programme. Graduates of IPM are therefore best equipped with the knowledge and skills required to become top managers wherever product development, marketing, design and the customer meet. Information Qualification: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc) Duration: 4 semesters (120 ECTS) Places: 23 Mode of study: full-time Entrance requirements: Completed Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS or equivalent) with Economics or Engineering and English background. Language of tuition: 100% English Specializations Product Concept Design: Design-centered factors represent in many cases key potential for differentiation and efficiency of mechatronic products. As a future product concept designer, you learn to consider goal-orientated and resources-friendly ergonomic, functional and aesthetic aspects in the ideas and concept phase. Development Process Engineering: This specialization module deals with optimization of integrated development processes of mechatronic products. You are taught how to design and implement a system for information, planning and monitoring of development in support of the R & D department. Future careers In technologically challenging markets products and processes need to be optimized within ever shorter time intervals and new products and processes designed and positioned. Moreover, increasing globalisation leads to greater complexity of development processes and management tasks. Graduates of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria Master’s degree programme "Innovation and Product Management" meet exactly the requirements of international industrial goods companies. As a manager of technical innovations and products you are primarily responsible for the conceptual design and positioning of products and thus ensure the long-term success of your business. You develop and implement appropriate marketing and design strategies that will allow your firm to stand out in terms of success and sustainability from the competition. As a "Process Development Engineer" you are responsible for the design and implementation of an efficient and integrated development process. As a "Product Concept Designer" you develop design concepts and models using new tools and visualization methods. Qualification The Master's programme "Innovation and Product Management” prepares students for management positions in technical product development, innovation and design, product management and marketing in the field of industrial goods in international technology companies. In accordance with the respective specific areas of activity a sound knowledge of modern engineering (reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, bionics, usability, etc.) is required. The areas of Development Process Engineering or Product Concept Design are also covered. In addition, expertise is necessary in strategic technology and innovation management as well as in international B2B marketing. To meet these complex requirements specific policy instruments are required and goal-orientated, integrated process planning and process control. Innovative engineers must also have a skills portfolio in the field of technical design and strategic design management. The international focus of the programme places special emphasis on command of the English language (the entire course is taught in English) and on intercultural competence. Industry cooperations Cooperation with local and global industry is one of the cornerstones for this programme. Industry partners are involved in: curriculum development R&D projects student projects and internships lecturers from industry. The result is an excellent employability through: tailor made programmes to suit industry’s needs academic knowledge combined with practical training. [-]

Master In Interactive Media

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Austria Wels

The master's program Interactive Media Provides a widerange of Mainly technical aspects of interactive media, computer games and modern online media. Graduates are equipped with knowledge and skills to professionally implement innovative and complex projects in the media industry. [+]

Master in Interactive Media The master's program Interactive Media Provides a widerange of Mainly technical aspects of interactive media, computer games and modern online media. Graduates are equipped with knowledge and skills to professionally implement innovative and complex projects in the media industry. The study Provides a highly developed part of the project and is Characterized by a very wide range of international standards depth courses Which combine practical elements and theory at a high level. In addition to the practical training Mainly work unabhängig, systematic approach and the development of communication skills are central concerns. Study at UASUA Degree: Master of Science (MSc) Duration: 4 semesters (120 ECTS) Number of students: 24 Organisation form: Full-time Prerequisites: completion of a relevant, at least three-year bachelor's degree or diploma program z. B. from media technology, media, computer science or software engineering with IT-related workout elements amounting to at least 60 ECTS. Good English knowledge. Focus of training The two-year study offers the Following thematic priorities, Which can be Individually combined by assignment of electives: Interactive Media Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Vision, Speech Processing, Cooperative Work Environments, Interactive Installations Games Game Development, Game Engines, Real Time Graphics, Physics Simulation, Artificial Intelligence, Multi-Player Games, Audio Online Media Advanced Web Publishing, Rich Internet Applications, Semantic Web Services / Applications The flexible curriculum Enables therefore a semester abroad at one of our international partner universities. Professional Perspective As a graduate you are a broadly trained media professional with project experience and comprehensive knowledge of detail in one or more specialized areas. They are not only prepared for demanding, leading responsibilities in the conception and design of innovative media projects, so so but be able to apply in the practical implementation in place own hand. Their specific skills makes you a / a lot of this employee in a global profession, z. B. in the development of computer games and interactive media systems and in the fields of multimedia authoring / Production (presentations, shows, museums, kiosks), Web-based information systems and applications, large-scale online publishing, content and document management, multimedia databases , Electronic Archives, Digital Asset management, Cooperative workflow Solutions and streaming Media Services. Through scientific demanding master's thesis you purchase beyond the formal requirements for a Subsequent doctoral study at a domestic or foreign university. master thesis Master Theses are application oriented gene rally and are oft Carried out by Means of concrete tasks with companies. They Provide to opportunity for personal deepening in a specific subject and at the sametime practical implementation. Basically, a professionally competent supervisor is nominated for each thesis from the degree program. In addition, a person familiar with the subject person shoulderstand be available within the partner company Which takes over the substantive monitoring of the thesis together with the FH-caregivers. [-]

Master in Sustainable Energy Systems

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Austria Wels

What does sustainability mean to you? Today, sustainability is the key needed in order to make the necessary improvements in energy supply, and more specifically in terms of energy utilisation and consumption. Natural resources are being depleted and are undergoing more complex procurement procedures, therefore creating the need to have a specialised understanding in the field of... [+]

Master in Sustainable Energy Systems What does sustainability mean to you? Today, sustainability is the key needed in order to make the necessary improvements in energy supply, and more specifically in terms of energy utilisation and consumption. Natural resources are being depleted and are undergoing more complex procurement procedures, therefore creating the need to have a specialised understanding in the field of the sustainable energy systems of tomorrow. Who are we looking for? Are you creatively challenged and looking to change how sustainability affects the global energy market? Do you find yourself thinking outside the “box”, while simultaneously designing a better version of it? Do you have an Engineering or Science background, and are looking to further your education? Are you looking to start a career as an engineering specialist with a highly-sought after international skillset? Come Join Us in Pioneering the Future! Information Qualification: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc) Duration: 4 semesters (120 ECTS) New Admissions: 23 students per year Mode of Study: Full-time Entrance Requirements: Completed Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or technical field; strong English language skills Language of Instruction: 100 % English Start: Programme begins ONLY in September Why study with us? The Master of Sustainable Energy Systems programme is designed to provide students from various engineering disciplines with a deeper understanding on how to develop, plan and market efficient technologies for sustainable energy production and conversion, while also equipping students with the necessary skills in order to become an international engineer. The core of the programme is focused around renewable energy sources, such as photovoltaics, wind, hydropower, and biomass, and how to use them efficiently. As such, the programme provides students with both a technical and practical approach that is needed when dealing with a variety of different issues. For example, you would have the appropriate skills in order to communicate with a process engineer at the steel manufacturing plant or solar facility, and would be able to accurately provide an energy-efficient (saving) solution. Practice-oriented Degree Programme As a University of Applied Sciences, we cooperate closely with the local industry and companies within the region, as well as with various international ones. These connections enable, you, the student, to develop highly sought-after skills, as you will gain practical, hands-on experience which ultimately increases your level of employability. Further interdisciplinary and applied research projects will allow you to strengthen relationships with the local industry and international companies throughout your studies. Target Group This programme is aimed at graduates who have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent of at least 180 ECTS) in Engineering or another technical field of study. The annual intake is 23 students per year. Students are selected based on a written application and personal interview(s). Due to the international scope of the programme, we aim at providing students with a culturally diverse learning environment, bringing together local Austrian students and students from around the world. School of Engineering and Environmental Sciences The Master of Sustainable Energy Systems is offered at the Wels Campus, in the School of Engineering and Environmental Sciences, which is part of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. Wels is a historic city with a strong industry and offers great job opportunities. Wels is located in the beautiful region of Upper Austria. Please follow the links for further information about Wels and Upper Austria. Qualification and future career The focus of the programme is built around the principles on how to manage the demand for safe, cost-efficient sustainable energy systems. Therefore, the curriculum contains courses that will enrich a students’ knowledge in areas like the utilisation of sustainable energy resources, energy systems and distribution, both in terms of technical knowledge and practical skill development. Furthermore, courses covering topics such as the business of energy, legal frameworks, both EU and international regulations, and the ecological evaluation of energy flows will be examined in detail. Due to the international scope of this programme, a portion of the courses will be focused on international negotiation, intercultural communication and adaptation, and the development of language skills. Together with courses that are meant to strengthen a students’ soft skills and a module on business administration, these will enable graduates to produce, distribute and develop goods or consult companies concerning projects in the area of power engineering and sustainable energy, in an (inter)national field. Graduates will be able to: Combine technical know-how with economic principles Implement and manage research projects according to modern management methods Consult banks/insurance companies on matters that contain civil law, contract law, business law, patent law, competition regulations, and liabilities issues Graduates will work as (senior) Engineers or project leaders in the field of energy efficiency, in which they will be able to identify potential energy-saving and/or energy efficiency or project planning, and the realisation of sustainable energy power plants. This means that graduates will be able to find jobs in: Energy-intensive industries such as with utility companies Energy consulting Energy Engineering for systems such as in power plants or photovoltaics Energy technician Graduates’ tasks could be: Planning and understanding large-scale energy generators, working with wind-power, hydro-power Identification of energy saving potential through the recommendation of appropriate products/systems Implementation of energy efficient projects Operating and maintaining energy systems [-]

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Master in Global Sales and Marketing

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Austria Steyr

Are you interested in the cross-cultural challenges created by the globalisation of the world economy? Are you interested in working in the export sector or would you even like to go abroad and live an international life at least for a few years? Austria’s export economy has succeeded in setting international standards in many fields, notably in industrial plants, machinery and technical goods... [+]

Master in Global Sales and Marketing Are you interested in the cross-cultural challenges created by the globalisation of the world economy? Are you interested in working in the export sector or would you even like to go abroad and live an international life at least for a few years? Austria’s export economy has succeeded in setting international standards in many fields, notably in industrial plants, machinery and technical goods. These global operations generate a high demand for suitably qualified sales and marketing personnel. The Master programme “Global Sales and Marketing” (GSM) trains you to DEVELOP and MANAGE the future Sales, Sales Management and Marketing activities for international companies. The language of tuition is ENGLISH. The "Cross-cultural management and emerging markets center" is also dealing with research projects concerning cross-cultural management. Information Degree: Master of Arts in Business (MA) Duration: 4 semesters (120 ECTS) Annual intake: 35 Organisation: full-time (from wednesday till saturday, allows additional part time work activities); part-time (Friday afternoon and Saturday + one intensive week per year) Admission requirements: Completed Bachelor's or Master's degree with economics and English background. Application: Online by 30th June at the latest. As Non-European Citizen deadline is March 31st! Language of tuition: 100 % English Admission procedures: Interview, Case study, tests Compulsory semester abroad: Opportunity to study at one of our partner universities during the 2nd semester. For the best students we also offer several double degree opportunities. Sales and Sales Management You will be able to conceptualize, evaluate, push forward and control strategic sales decisions. You will understand the manifold layers of the subject „Sales“ out of the perspective of e.g. innovation, cross cultural management, purchase and develop logical alternatives for proactive action for yourself. B2B Marketing You will be able develop and push forward strategic Marketing concepts for investment goods including background challenges of cross- cultural character. You will aquire a profound knowledge of the specifics of organisational buying behavior and you will be able to take Marketing-related decisions on the basis of profound analyses. Cross-cultural Sales and Management You will get a profound introduction to cultural differences and similarities around the globe in order to enable you to react in a professional way when faced with challenges of that kind. The compulsory semester abroad and field trips will give you further profound cross-cultural insights. Practical skills As a „University of Applied Sciences“ programme, we connect a complex structure of the scientific backgrounds needed with the immediate application in real industrial life, especially in the EU as the home market and in emerging markets. Management and leadership skills A special module will give you the chance to develop good insights into management and leadership challenges of an international job profile. Specialisation In semester 3, the programme offers an intensive specialization in both B2B-Marketing and Sales Management in order to deepen your knowledge in these fields. The geografical focus of the programme is on the EU as the "home market" and on emerging markets. Career profiles The management of global B2B and service markets needs enthusiastic sales oriented leadership personalities who are able to develop and push forward complex sales processes for specific markets and their cultures. The basis for all that is a profound understanding of organisational buying behavior und the development and management of marketing- and sales concepts for complex combinations of products and services for international markets with cross cultural challenges. [-]

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