Overview

The Industrial Packaging Technology degree program was developed together with the packaging industry and provides an overview of the most important packaging materials of paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass. The practically oriented program covers the entire life cycle of packaging, from development to production and all the way to marketing and quality management. The focus is on employability and sustainable product design. Disposal and recycling also plays an important role in the program.

Contact us

Contact us!

Silke Wiesbauer
Barbara Zottl
Vienna Biocenter
Helmut-Qualtinger-Gasse 2, OG3.F.07
1030 Vienna
P: +43 1 606 68 77-3580
F: +43 1 606 68 77-3589
vt@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Map Vienna Biocenter (Google Maps)

Duration of course
6 Semester
Organisational form
part-time
180ECTS
Language of instruction German
25Study places
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc)

Application period for academic year 2022/23

1st November 2021 to 30th June 2022

tuition fee / semester
€ 363,361
+ ÖH premium + contribution2

 

1 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester

 

2 for additional study expenses (currently up to € 83,- depending on degree program and year)

What you can offer

You are interested in natural sciences, especially chemistry, physics, environment science and their related technologies. You want to combine this interest with your affinity for marketing and design and to apply your understanding of economic relationships. Perhaps you have a background in the packaging industry or nutritional sciences or have already acquired know-how in food technology. Others would describe you as being practical and as a creative thinker. Typically you enjoy tinkering with things to improve them. Integrated thinking is one of your strengths. You approach problems in a structured, analytical and organized manner and have a strong sense of quality awareness.

What we offer you

The degree program was developed together with leading companies in the packaging industry and brand owners who also provided the impetus to create the program. In teaching and research we also cooperate with the University of Munich, the Technical University of Vienna and the Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology. This network allows us to attract outstanding lecturers, develop R&D projects and make excursions to industrial facilities. This provides you with excellent opportunities to make valuable contacts for your future career already during your studies. The degree program itself is located at the Campus Vienna Biocenter. You will have access to the ultramodern auditoriums and laboratories for chemistry and microbiology of the renowned life sciences location. In addition, you will benefit from FH Campus Wien as a multidisciplinary university. For example, the Molecular Biotechnology degree programs conduct research in the field of cell-based test systems. The Industrial Packaging Technology degree program is also involved here, testing packaging for hormone activity. The Campus Lectures also explore current and diverse topics with prominent experts from the industry and FH Campus Wien regularly invites you to join these public lecture evenings.

What makes this degree program special

  • Tailored to the life cycle of the most important packaging materials paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass
  • Focus on sustainable product design
  • Cooperation with the packaging industry guarantees practical orientation

This degree program is unique in Austria and was developed together with packaging companies and covers the most important packaging materials of paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass. The focus is on sophisticated goods like food and pharmaceutical products and their interactions with the materials used in the packaging. The practically oriented program covers the entire life cycle of packaging, from development and production to recycling and disposal all the way to marketing and quality management. Thus the degree program combines the different subjects of natural sciences and engineering with business administration and design.It is aimed at generalists who can expect to quickly find professional work in their chosen field. The future-oriented topics of health and sustainability with the three dimensions of economics, environment and social issues are the focus of the degree program. Many factors play a role in a sustainable packaging solution: material properties, social issues in the work organization or senior- and child-friendly packaging, the environment and of course the economic viability. The degree program is designed as a part-time program with three-day blocks per month and e-learning content so that it can be attended by career professionals residing both in and outside of Austria.


What you will learn in the degree program

This interdisciplinary degree program combines science subjects like chemistry and microbiology as well as technical principles with knowledge of economics, environment and quality control to form a complete package:

You learn what is important for optimal packaging and how packaging is developed, produced, recycled and disposed of in an environmentally and economically friendly manner. Scientific expertise serves as the basis for understanding the material properties of the packaging and how they relate to the requirements for filling substances such as food or pharmaceutical products. With your training in business administration you will be able to analyze the situation, costs, benefits and effects of packaging and to use it as a marketing tool.

Functional packaging design that is suitable for disposal, product protection, quality management and possible toxic effects of packaging are important content of the program. Through your training in quality management, you will learn how to use Six Sigma, a quality management method that at the same time serves as a management system for improving processes such as reducing energy consumption or increasing production.

Curriculum

LectureSWSECTS
Chemistry in Packaging Technology ILV

Chemistry in Packaging Technology ILV

Lector: Dr. Christian Kirchnawy, Bernhard Rainer, MSc

3SWS
6ECTS

Lecture contents

General and inorganic chemistry:
- Atomic structure and atomic models
- Periodic table of the elements
- Chemical bonds
- Stoichiometry
- Acid-base concept
- Conservation laws and consequences
- States of matter
- Chemical equilibrium
- Types of bonds
Organic chemistry:
- Properties of org. compounds
- Functional groups (alcohols, phenols, ethers, sulphur compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, amines, epoxides);
- Nomenclature of alkanes
- Polymers: basics
Biochemistry/natural product chemistry:
- Amino acids, peptides and proteins: structure, composition and properties, denaturation
- Carbohydrates & sugars: structure, composition and properties, starch and cellulose
- Fats & oils: structure, composition and properties

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Exercises, intermediate exams, written final exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures, exercises and repetitions during the classroom sessions, exercises and e-learning units including book chapters and teaching videos.

Language

German

36
Chemical Laboratory Exercises UE

Chemical Laboratory Exercises UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Lukas Prielinger, BSc, Verena Vogler

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

- Safety in the chemical laboratory
- Recording
- Handling of basic laboratory equipment
- Semiquantitative analysis of inorganic anions and cations using colourimetric rapid tests
- Quantitative analysis by volumetric methods (acid base titration, redox titration, complexometry)
- pH value and pH determination methods

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Practical work in the chemical laboratory, protocol and final discussion, online quiz

Teaching methods

Practical exercises and lectures by teachers, with distance learning elements.

Language

German

24
Fundamentals of Business Management ILV

Fundamentals of Business Management ILV

Lector: Mag. Gernot Marecek

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

- Introduction to the way of thinking in economics
- Subject of business administration
- Fundamentals of Business Management
- Strategic Management
- Human Resources and Organisation
- Materials Management and Production
- Marketing and Sales
- Accounting and Balance Sheet Analysis
- Investment and Financing
- Corporate Taxation

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Tasks, business concept, final exam

Teaching methods

The knowledge have to be prepared on the basis of the Books (Messner, Kreidl, Wala) and are worked out together in the classroom units and deepened within the framework of tasks that are worked out independently.
At the same time, a business concept has to be created independently on the basis of what has been learned.

Language

German

24
Fundamentals of Packaging Materials and their Production ILV

Fundamentals of Packaging Materials and their Production ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Johannes Bergmair

3SWS
6ECTS

Lecture contents

This lecture provides an initial overview of common packaging materials and packaging supplies. You can expect the following contents:
- Fields of application and use of plastics
- Packaging made of plastics and composites
- Processing methods of plastics
- Packaging solutions made of paper, cardboard and carton
- Metals in the packaging world
- Glass as packaging material
- Wood packaging
- Materials from renewable resources as packaging materials
- Designs, closures and application examples of packaging materials
- Limits of different manufacturing processes
- Advantages and disadvantages of different packaging materials and packaging types
- Advantages and possibilities of composite materials
- Workshop with different samples on advantages and disadvantages of different materials used in packaging
- Typical specification values for various packaging materials

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Work order, cooperation/intermediate tests, final test

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by teachers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

36
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology ILV

Fundamentals of Packaging Technology ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Silvia Apprich, Dr.in Mary Grace Wallis

3SWS
6ECTS

Lecture contents

- Getting started with studies (e.g. finding a group, self-organisation, mutual expectations, organisation of distance and attendance phases, development of the study programme culture).
- Basics of academic work (writing academic texts, quoting, researching)
- Packaging-specific terminology, definitions
- Functions of packaging
- Influence of packaging on shelf life/deterioration
- Property profiles of the essential filling goods
- Trends in the packaging market
- Sustainability issues in packaging technology
- CV, Letter of Motivation (in English)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Scientific teamwork, scientific individual work, work assignments, final examination

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by teachers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

36
Cost accounting and Controlling ILV

Cost accounting and Controlling ILV

Lector: Mag. Christoph Rath

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

In the course Cost Accounting and Controlling (ILV) you will learn about the following topics:
- relevant technical terms of cost accounting and controlling
- essential costs that arise in the company and how they are allocated
- Calculation of production costs, prime costs and sales prices
- Advantages and applications of contribution margin accounting.

STRUCTURE OF THE LECTURE
1. basics of cost accounting and controlling:
- Cost and activity accounting
- Basic concepts of cost accounting
- Types of costs
2. cost center accounting:
- Operational accounting with cost allocation sheet
- Internal activity allocation
- Determination of overhead rates
- Cost over- and under-coverage
3. calculation of products and merchandise:
- Determination of manufacturing costs, prime costs and selling prices
- Overhead calculation with accounting of hourly rates for machines
- Calculation of trade goods
- Preliminary and post calculation
4. short-term income statement in cost- and performance calculation
- Total cost method
- Cost-of-sales method
5. contribution margin accounting
- Key figures calculation

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Cooperation, intermediate examination, final examination

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by teachers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

24

LectureSWSECTS
Introduction to operational IT ILV

Introduction to operational IT ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Introduction to Information Processing
- Digital Transformation & Industry 4.0
- Modelling and Business Process Analysis
- ERP systems and special software
- IT Project Management

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Examination papers are made available online at a set time for a set duration and must submit results online in Moodle before the duration expires.

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures by teachers, practical group exercises and presentations by students.

Language

German

12
Requirements and characteristics of filling goods ILV

Requirements and characteristics of filling goods ILV

3SWS
6ECTS

Lecture contents

- Food chemistry, Food microbiology, quality maintenance and deterioration, methods for preserving food, requirements of Food on packaging, interaction Food-packaging, overview Food-technology;
- Migration issues
- Active and intelligent packaging
- Requirements of pharmaceuticals on packaging, GMP, interaction between pharmaceutical and packaging

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent examination character: Intermediate tests, work assignments, preparation of a scientific paper, design and presentation of a poster, final examination.
Bonus points for outstanding performance

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, practical exercises, reflections/discussions, small group work, student presentations and e-learning units.

Language

German

36
Microbiology Laboratory Exercises UE

Microbiology Laboratory Exercises UE

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Basics of microbiological work (hygiene measures, sterile work, safety)
- Cultivation and inoculation of microorganisms
- Microscopy and staining techniques
- Microbial counts and hygiene monitoring tests
- Hygiene testing of food packaging

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
The performance assessment consists of an online course (blended learning microbiology), the assessment of the practical work in the laboratory and the laboratory protocol.

Teaching methods

This course is conducted as a practical exercise. The students work independently on given tasks.
The course is accompanied by a teaching event on Moodle, where scripts, videos and other information material are available.

Language

German

12
Microbiology and Hygiene ILV

Microbiology and Hygiene ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Cell structure and cell function of microorganisms
- Growth, inhibition and killing of microorganisms
- Basics of microbial metabolism
- Systematics and nomenclature of microorganisms
- Safety measures when handling microorganisms
- Microorganisms as spoilage agents, pathogenic and toxinogenic microorganisms
- Overview of preservation processes
- Basics of hygiene
- Hygiene management

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
3 work tasks, 2 intermediate tests, final test

Teaching methods

This course is designed as a lecture. Essentially, lectures are combined with work assignments (e-learning) and presentations by the students. In addition, students are encouraged by the lecturer to critically question teaching content.

Language

German

12
Physics in packaging technology ILV

Physics in packaging technology ILV

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

Measurement and units of measurement
Mechanics:
- Laws of motion
- Work, energy, momentum, power
- Friction

- Translation and rotation
- Statics
- Mechanical characteristics of materials
- Tensile test
Specifications
Basics of thermodynamics and properties of matter:
- Heat energy and temperature
- Main theorems
- Heat capacity
- Heat transport
- Efficiency
- Entropy
- Kinetic theory of gases
- Steam pressure
- Miscibility
- Phase transformations
- State diagrams
- Ideal gas law
- Gases and liquids (behaviour, viscosity, surface tension)
- Diffusion
Electromagnetic radiation
- Electromagnetic radiation spectrum
- Applications (spectroscopy)
- Interaction between radiation and matter

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Work assignment (30 P), cooperation/intermediate exams (30 P), final exam (40 P)

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturer, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

24
Filling- and packaganing technology processes ILV

Filling- and packaganing technology processes ILV

3SWS
6ECTS

Lecture contents

- Physical basics of the filling material
- Dosing technology
- Filling systems and filling technology
- Handling technology
- Closure technology
- Robotics in packaging technology
- Hygienic design and cleaning
- Aseptic filling, sterilisable packaging
- Packaging technology peripherals
- Industry 4.0 and sustainability
- Packaging technology and the manufacture of loading units
- Load securing

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Integrated course with immanent examination character; project work elaboration, project work peer review, project work presentation, cooperation, final examination

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturer, exercises during the lectures and development of a specialist topic including presentations by the students.

Language

German

36
Quality management and occupational safety ILV

Quality management and occupational safety ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

Quality management systems
- Terms and definitions
- Development of quality management
- Tools and methods
- Standards and norms
- Developing QM systems
- Audits, certification and accreditation
- Total Quality Management and Six Sigma
Occupational safety
- Basics of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
- Workplace evaluation

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Einzelaufgabe, Gruppenaufgabe, Prüfung

Teaching methods

Blended Learning, bestehend aus Lehrendenvorträgen, praktischen Übungen, Einzel- sowie Gruppenarbeiten der Studierenden und E-Learning-Einheiten.

Language

German

1.53
Special Quality Management ILV

Special Quality Management ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

General principles of quality assurance systems at packaging manufacturers and packaging users
- QM in the food industry- Basics and standards
- Specifications
- Hygiene management
- HACCP and GMP
- Certification systems (BRCGS; FSSC, ...)
- Audits (internal and external)


- QM in the pharmaceutical industry- Legal bases and standards
- Specifications
- GMP and GLP
- Hygiene management
- Certification systems
- Audits


- Preparation of test and work instructions
- Case Study: Risk analysis and damage analysis

Assessment methods

Final exam
Individual tasks, group tasks, final exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturer, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units

Language

German

1.53
Team and Leadership ILV

Team and Leadership ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Dimensions of leadership (according to D.Goleman)
- Leadership styles - the right leadership style
- Management by objectives
- Formulating goals
- Motivation - how does it work Motivation - how does it not work
- Phases of team development
- Team building
- Team roles
- Characteristics of high performance teams
- Making decisions (in the team) (Normative Decision Model)
- Leadership communication
- Feedback as a leadership tool

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Attendance, active participation throughout the course, active participation in group work and discussions, respectful and appreciative interaction, willingness to give and take feedback.

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of teacher lectures, practical exercises, reflection, model study, use of a self-assessment tool and team development activities.

Language

German

12

LectureSWSECTS
Printing technology ILV

Printing technology ILV

Lector: Ing. Franz König, BEd

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

- Graphic supply chain and print shop workflow
- Technical terms, definitions & rules
- Colour management
- Prepress tasks and tools
- Requirements for print data
- Printing forme production of the different printing processes (differences & similarities)
- Printing processes and machines in the packaging sector
- Quality assurance in print production
- Environmental protection and sustainability - relevant aspects

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Pre-tests, active participation, written examination, seminar paper

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturer, practical exercises, e-learning units, an excursion and the guided acquisition of specialist knowledge while studying specialist literature and writing an independent seminar paper.

Language

German

24
Glass ILV

Glass ILV

Lector: Bernhard Huber, Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Schipfer

2.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

- Glass chemistry
- Glass production- Process
- Glass testing
- Quality assurance
- Specifications

- Material properties
- Ageing and glass strength
- Sustainability and resource consumption
Case Study: Production, monitoring and documentation as well as sustainability for glass packaging

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Individual tasks, group tasks, exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of e-learning units and practical exercises, presentations by the students, discussion of the results and supplementary explanations by the lecturers. Students' presentations, discussion of the results and supplementary explanations by the lecturers.

Language

German

2.55
Metal ILV

Metal ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Silvia Apprich, Ing. Bernd Henzinger, Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Martin Kornfeld, MBA

2.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

Rigid metal packaging
- Packaging steel - manufacturing process (TP, ECCS, BP)
- Properties of packaging steel
- Manufacturing process 2- or 3-part tinplate/aluminium cans (painting, printing, deep drawing, roll forming, welding......)
- Packaging variants and characteristics
- Quality standards
- Manufacturing process for stretch-drawn DWI cans
- Manufacturing process for tubes/monobloc containers using the impact extrusion process
- Applications and types of rigid metal packaging
- Cans - Sterilisation
- Recycling & Life Cycle Assessment
Flexible aluminium-based packaging
- Production of aluminium and aluminium foil
- Finishing technologies
- Applications and packaging types/specifications
- Packaging properties
- Metallurgy and corrosion
- Quality testing
Sustainability
Case studies/group work within the framework of the above-mentioned contents

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
written, open questions or multiple/single choice

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by lecturers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

2.55
Operational and Commercial Excellence ILV

Operational and Commercial Excellence ILV

Lector: Mag. Christoph Rath

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to the methodology of process optimisation in the area of operational and commercial excellence with a focus on Lean Six Sigma.

Structure of the Course:
- The Six Sigma Toolbox
- The Six Sigma core processes:- Define
- Measure
- Analyse
- Improve
- Control

- Methods of Lean Management (5S, SMED, Kanban,...)
- Application of statistical methods in the context of Lean Six Sigma
- Use cases from practice
- Exchange between students on relevant topics, case studies

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Individual tasks, group task, exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturer, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

24
Operational Controlling ILV

Operational Controlling ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Sailer

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Basics of production controlling
- Key figures of industrial manufacturing - overall context and interdependencies: OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency), availability, machine efficiency, material efficiency, personnel efficiency, cost efficiency, overall equipment efficiency, incoming orders, order backlog, planning efficiency, OTIF, lead time, inventories, delivery time, quality, operational safety, health & safety.
- Productivity and industrial improvement processes
- Change Management
- Applications in packaging production

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
individual work assignment, group work incl. presentation, final test and participation

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturer, examples of calculations, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

12
Paper ILV

Paper ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Silvia Apprich

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

> Raw materials and additives
> Paper and board production
> Paper machine technology
> Packaging properties of paper and board
> Paper and board grades and their different applications

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Written tests

Teaching methods

blended learning, consisting of lectures by lecturers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

24
Paper processing ILV

Paper processing ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Florian Dorner

3SWS
6ECTS

Lecture contents

- Herstellung, Veredelung und Verarbeitung von:
- Wellpappe
- Faltschachteln
- Flexiblen Verpackungen auf Papierbasis
- Verbundverpackungen auf Papierbasis
- industrielle Säcke
- Flüssigkeitsverpackungen auf Papierbasis

Case Study: Stand der Technik, wirtschaftliche und technologische Betrachtung, Überwachung und Dokumentation sowie Beurteilung der Nachhaltigkeit von Papierverpackungen anhand ausgewählter aktueller Beispiele

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Einzelaufgabe, Gruppenaufgabe, Prüfung

Teaching methods

Blended learning, bestehend aus Lehrendenvorträgen, praktischen Übungen, Präsentationen der Studierenden und E-Learning-Einheiten.

Language

German

36

LectureSWSECTS
Plastics ILV

Plastics ILV

2.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

>Chemistry and physics of plastics
>Material properties of plastics used in packaging technology
>Plastics testing
>Additives
>Composites
>Stabilization and ageing of plastics
>Manufacture of plastics
>Sustainability and resource use
>Biopolymers

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Intermediate exams, individual & group work , final exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by lecturers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units

Language

German

2.55
Plastics processing ILV

Plastics processing ILV

2.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

- Verfahren der Kunststoffverarbeitung- Extrusion
- Spritzguss
- Thermoformen
- Blasformen
- Sonstige Verarbeitungsverfahren

- Herstellung von Materialverbunden- Mehrschichtfolien
- Getränkeverbundkarton
- Laminate
- Sonstige Verbunde

- Bedruckung und Beschichtung
- Hygienegerechte Produktion
- Eigenschaften von Kunststoffen in Verpackungen
- Anforderungsprofil und Spezifizierung von Kunststoffverpackungen
Case Study: Produktion, Überwachung und Dokumentation sowie Nachhaltigkeit für Kunststoffverpackungen

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Einzelarbeit, Gruppenarbeit, Prüfung

Teaching methods

Blended learning, bestehend aus Lehrendenvorträgen, praktischen Übungen, Präsentationen der Studierenden und E-Learning-Einheiten.

Language

German

2.55
Sustainability and Packaging ILV

Sustainability and Packaging ILV

2.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

The course provides competences in the areas of:
- Basics of sustainability (see learning outcome 1)
- Sustainability and packaging (2-3)
- Sustainability assessment methods (4-5)
- Sustainable product and process design (6-7)
- Communication of sustainability aspects (7)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Reading assignment and online test 1 and 2
*Voluntary in-depth assignment
*Final exam
*Semester Challenge

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by lecturers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

2.55
Testing technology ILV

Testing technology ILV

3SWS
6ECTS

Lecture contents

>General testing techniques
- Physical methods
- Chemical methods
- Biological methods
- Others
>Basic testing methods for materials testing
- Glass
- Metal testing
- Paper and cardboard
- Plastics and composites
>Testing of the entire packaging
>Testing standards and guidelines
>Damage analysis
>Statistical methods in testing technology
>Quality assurance in testing technology
>Practical packaging testing

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
participation in class, elaboration of the questionnaire, exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by lecturers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

36
Recycling and Waste Management ILV

Recycling and Waste Management ILV

2.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

Recycling technology
- Mechanical, physical and chemical processes
- Recycling of metals
- Recycling of paper / cardboard
- Recycling of plastics
- Recycling of glass
Waste management
- Waste concept
- Collection and transport
- Waste treatment and disposal
- Waste management concepts
- Legal framework
Case Study: Recycling and exemplary waste management concepts in the packaging sector

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Intermediate exams, individual/group tasks, final exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by lecturers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

2.55
Packaging law ILV

Packaging law ILV

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

>Overview of national and international legal standards
>Food law for consumer goods
>Chemicals and waste law
>Packaging law
>Product liability

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Individual and group tasks, final examination

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by lecturers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

24

LectureSWSECTS
Bachelor thesis SE

Bachelor thesis SE

Lector: FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Silvia Apprich

2SWS
10ECTS

Lecture contents

Students receive support and encouragement in the development of a suitable research design, in the creation of a concept as well as in the writing of the Bachelor's thesis.
The Bachelor's thesis is an extended work record of the professional internship, which is documented and scientifically reflected. The topic of the Bachelor's thesis results from the question chosen during the professional internship.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Independent work on a scientific question

Language

German

210
Internship PR

Internship PR

0SWS
19ECTS

Lecture contents

The students work on a specific task under the supervision of a person relevant to the subject. In the professional internship, the professional, methodological and social competences acquired during the degree programme are implemented and practically consolidated in the intended professional field of activity.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Practical application of the knowledge acquired during studies.

Language

German

019
Internship reflection SE

Internship reflection SE

Lector: FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Silvia Apprich

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Experiences and procedures during the internship are discussed and reflected upon in the form of individual conversations and group discussions.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Reflection on the internship

Language

German

11

LectureSWSECTS
Ecodesign ILV

Ecodesign ILV

2.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

- Einführung in ökologische Designprinzipien
- Eco Design als Kernanforderung
- Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
- Rechtliche und normative Grundlagen des Eco Designs- Ökodesign-Verordnung
- Verpackungsverordnung
- EU Kreislaufwirtschaftspaket
- REACH Verordnung
- Abfallwirtschaftsgesetz
- Die Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
- International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
- EMAS

- Kreislaufwirtschaft
- Life Cycle Assesment (LCA)- Integration von Eco Design in die Produktentwicklung und den Produktlebenszyklus

- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Eco Design Webtools
- Guidelines- Circular Packaging Design Guidline
- Packaging Design for Recycling
- Nachhaltigkeitsbewertung von Verpackungen

Case-Studies – Webtools, Re-Design einer Verpackung mit Hilfe der Guidelines

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
- 20 % Presentation (group)
- 50 % written report (group)
- 30 % written exam (all)

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturer, guest lecture, practical examples in web tools, carrying out a case study, presentations by the students, written elaboration and written exam.

Language

German

2.55
Purchaising and Supply Chain Management ILV

Purchaising and Supply Chain Management ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management
- Structure of the supply chain in industrial production chains
- Importance of SCM in the overall context
- SCM organisation in SMEs & corporate organisations
- Purchasing strategies
- Information systems in purchasing
- Supplier evaluation and selection
- Order quantity, disposition, order processing in the overall context of efficient production
- Key performance indicators in purchasing and supply chain management
- Management systems for controlling the efficiency of purchasing and supply chain organisations
- Trends in the digitalisation of supply chain processes

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Group work, presentations, final exam

Teaching methods

Lectures, case studies, group work

Language

German

1.53
Conversation and negotiation techniques ILV

Conversation and negotiation techniques ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Taktische Orientierung
- Die Harvard Prinzipien für sachgerechtes Verhandeln
- Analyse von Gesprächssituationen
- Werkzeuge der Verhandlungsführung (BATNA, ZOPA)
- Psychologie der Verhandlungsführung
- Verhandlungssituationen (Simulationen)
- Grundlagen der Überzeugungspsychologie

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Präsenz, Teilnahme an den Gruppendiskussionen, Bearbeitung der Fallstudien und Einzelaufgaben.

Teaching methods

Blended Learning, bestehend aus Lehrendenvorträgen, praktischen Übungen, Reflexion, Modellstudium, Quiz, Simulation.

Language

German

12
Interdisciplinary project packaging development and design ILV

Interdisciplinary project packaging development and design ILV

6SWS
12ECTS

Lecture contents

- Basics / Design with CAD programme V-Pack
- Design standards of carton packaging: ECMA-FEFCO, packaging design principles, prototyping, sustainability
- Packaging design studies and packaging comparison
- Communication function, packaging as brand and silent salesman (basics of sales psychology and brain research)
- Convenience and Second Life in packaging design
- Target group oriented packaging design
- Gender and diversity management
- Acceptance testing and production transition

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
evaluation of individual and group work

Teaching methods

Frontal teaching, individual and group work, case studies, project work

Language

German

612
Consumer- and Industrial goods marketing ILV

Consumer- and Industrial goods marketing ILV

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

- Market structure and main characteristics of industrial goods markets, in particular packaging markets.
- Buyer behaviour, company networks and network analysis
- Industry analysis and market strategy
- Market research in industrial goods markets
- Market communication
- Distribution policy
- Pricing Strategy and Revenue Management
- Analysis of international packaging markets
- The global packaging industry
- Marketing Concept
- Strategic planning and marketing planning
- Market research, especially packaging market research
- Marketing mix (product, price, place, promotion)
- The role of packaging in the marketing mix
- Brand policy and packaging

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Individual tasks, Group tasks, Exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturer, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units

Language

German

24
Sales and key account management ILV

Sales and key account management ILV

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

- The role of sales in the packaging company
- Sales organisation
- Sales information systems
- Customer Management
- New Business Development and Innovation
- Why Key Account Management
- Key Account Planning
- Key Account Strategy
- The sales process in practice
- Sales organisation in the packaging company

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Individual tasks, group task, examination

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturer, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

24

Times
Appointment blocks spread throughout the semester; all day
E-learning part

Electives
Selection and participation according to available places. There may be separate admission procedures.


How you benefit

As a generalists you have an overview of the most important packaging material. This knowledge and your interdisciplinary know-how place you in high demand in production, packaging development and design, quality assurance, technical purchasing and sales or marketing. You will start as an assistant or project assistant, product developer, application engineer, a designer, packaging inspector, lab technician, purchasing or sales agent with opportunities for advancement to production-, quality-, marketing -or sales manager. You can support companies in all these areas as a consultant.

Production
The central task is to set up and optimize production such that the new packaging with its material properties meets all the demands to provide the best possible quality at a low cost and with a minimum of energy consumption and waste production.

Package Development and Design
As a packaging designer you not only design attractive packaging, but also ensure the best possible protection of the filled goods, because you realize the potential risks that come with the changed packaging form. You will work in the development to typographic design and acceptance testing.

Quality Assurance / Product Safety / Packaging Inspection
Quality assurance requires many organizational and process-oriented steps as well as analysis, inspections and the investigation of specific cases of damage. You design the company’s own quality management system and inspect packaging to ensure the quality for the consumers.

Technical Purchasing and Sales
The retail industry in particular requires specialists who can engage with food producers and clients to determine the requirements for packaging. Your job profile also includes being the first person of contact for orders, complaints and claims.

Marketing / Advertising / Design
In this area you will be involved in creative packaging design and take advantage of the shaping and printing possibilities for various packaging materials. The convenience of the packaging is an important issue, for example in the development of packaging that is easy to open and close again or is easy to use for the elderly or children. You are responsible for the typographic design and initial production.

  • Manufacturer of packaging materials and packaging made of paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass
  • Food and beverage industry, pharmaceutical industry, chemical industry, building materials and electrical and electronics industries
  • Retail
  • Waste management companies
  • Service companies:
    advertising agencies, packaging design, printing, technical offices, consulting service providers, testing laboratories
  • Authorities

Master's degree programs

Biotechnological Quality Management

Master, part-time

more

High Tech Manufacturing

Master, part-time

more

Technical Management

Master, part-time

more

Packaging Technology and Sustainability

Master, part-time

more

Admission

Admission requirements

  • General entrance qualifications:
    • Graduation certificate from an academic or vocational secondary school
    • Secondary school vocational certificate (Berufsreifeprüfung)
    • Equivalent certification from abroad

Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section. In specific cases the head of the program may formally recognize a qualification.

  • University entrance qualification examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)

For more information about which university entrance qualification examinations are recognized, please visit the secretary's office.

Minimum age 20 (with three years of vocational school) or 22 years. You may have obtained your vocational qualification through a pertinent apprenticeship, foreman examination or verifiable occupation within the construction sector. Applicants opting for this admission route should contact the secretary's office for the necessary forms.

Application

There are 30 places available in the bachelor's degree program each year.

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • School leaving certificate / university entrance qualification examination / verification of professional qualifications
  • If necessary, the certificate of completion of compulsory military or civil service
  • For those changing degree programs: transcripts of the examinations completed

Please note:
It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.

Admission procedure

The admission procedure consists of a written test and an interview with the admission committee.

  • Aim
    The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the multi-level admission procedure with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skills needed for your chosen profession.
  • Process
    In a written test your logical thinking skills and understanding of scientific processes are analyzed and documented. This test serves to determine your aptitude for a scientific education and is not intended to assess your knowledge. In the second phase of the admission procedure you will take part in an interview to help determine your ability and readiness to learn. The focus is on motivation, capacity for careful consideration, ability to work well under pressure and endurance as well as the ability to express yourself verbally. The admission interview will be evaluated by a score.
  • Criteria
    The criteria for acceptance are based solely on performance. The geographical origin of the applicant has no influence on the admission decision. The admission requirements must be met in all cases. Applicants are evaluated according to the following weighting system:
    • Admission test (60%)
    • Admission interview (40%)

    admission committee (which comprises, among others, the head of the academic section and representatives of the teaching staff) awards places to the applicants who score highest in the tests. The process as a whole and all test and assessment results from the admission procedure are documented in a transparent and verifiable manner.

Studying with disabilities

If you have any questions regarding accessibility or if you have a specific need in the admission procedure due to an impairment, please contact Ursula Weilenmann for organizational reasons as early as possible at barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at.

Since we try to take into account individual needs due to disabilities when conducting the written admission test, we ask you to indicate in your online application to Weilenmann in which form you require support.

Your contact person in the department Gender & Diversity Management
Mag.a Ursula Weilenmann, Mitarbeiterin
barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at
http://www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/barrierefrei

 


Contact

Secretary's office

Silke Wiesbauer
Barbara Zottl
Vienna Biocenter
Helmut-Qualtinger-Gasse 2, OG3.F.07
1030 Vienna
P: +43 1 606 68 77-3580
F: +43 1 606 68 77-3589
vt@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Map Vienna Biocenter (Google Maps)

Office hours during semester
Mon to Wed, 9.00 a.m.-12.00 p.m. and
1.00 p.m.
-3.00 p.m.

New study location from winter semester 2022/23
The Department of Applied Life Sciences will move to the newly built House of Science & Engineering at Favoritenstraße 222, 1100 Vienna in the summer of 2022.

Teaching staff and research staff

Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

We work closely with numerous biotech companies, universities, such as the University of Vienna, and research institutes and have a strong international network. This guarantees you strong contacts for your internship, a semester abroad, participation in research and development activities and your future employment. You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It’s well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!

A group of people sitting together at a table having a conversation

Welcome to our Campusnetzwerk

Find suitable job offers, build valuable mentoring relationships and expand your professional network - become part of our community!

Register now for free