Details Silvia Apprich

Head of Industrial Packaging Technology, Packaging Technology and Sustainability

T: +43 1 606 68 77-3581
F: +43 1 606 68 77-3589

Room: OG3.F.12
Helmut Qualtinger Gasse 2
1030 Wien

Lectures 2020/21

Applied Life Sciences

> Fundamentals of Packaging Technology ILV
Industrial Packaging Technology more

Fundamentals of Packaging Technology ILV

Lector: Silvia Apprich

> Metal ILV
Industrial Packaging Technology more

Metal ILV

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

> Bachelorthesis SE
Industrial Packaging Technology more

Bachelorthesis SE

Lector: Silvia Apprich

> Professional Traineeship PR
Industrial Packaging Technology more

Professional Traineeship PR

Lector: Silvia Apprich

> Reflection of Professional Traineeship SE
Industrial Packaging Technology more

Reflection of Professional Traineeship SE

Lector: Silvia Apprich

> Scientific Working ILV
Packaging Technology and Sustainability more

Scientific Working ILV

Lector: Silvia Apprich, DIin DIin Victoria Krauter


Lecture contents

Literature survey databases
How to prepare a scientific text
Citation of scienitific literature
Avoiding plagiarism
Presentation techniques
Basics in design of experiment (DoE)

Assessment methods

Formative assessment (including assessment methods such as preliminary test, intermediate test, homework, students´ collaboration, and final exam)
Code of Conduct 10 points
Scientific literature search 15 points
Peer review & DoE 15 points
DoE calculation 15 points
Power point presentation 15 points
Final Exam 35 points

Grading scale: 90 points and more…grade 1, 89-80 points…grade 2, 79-70 points…grade 3, 69-60 points…grade 4, less than 60 points…grade 5

Teaching methods

Blended learning including learning methods such as

frontal teaching,
distance learning,
work tasks,
students´ presentations,



> Trends and Future Markets in Packaging ILV
Packaging Technology and Sustainability more

Trends and Future Markets in Packaging ILV

Lector: Silvia Apprich, Viktoria Helene Gabriel, MSc


Lecture contents

Insights about current packaging trends and potentials for innovations and future markets from key not speakers along the value-added chain (packaging producers, manufacturer of branded goods, service providers, science, etc.)

Assessment methods

The course evaluation takes place via formative assessment. During the entire semester points for several tasks can be achieved which affords following advantages:
- Workload is distributed equally among the entire semester
- Evaluation does not only represent a snap-shot.
- Learning methods can be adapted during the semester.
- Students take responsibility on their own towards their learning outcomes and an individual scope of action is granted
- Encouragement of independent research and work
- Encouragement of writing a term paper independently

Total score: 100 points
This course consists of the following partial performances:
Partial Performances Points Bonus Points
Online exam: compulsory literature 10
Questionnaires 12
Online exercise: SDG Mapping 10
Term paper 50 5
Peer-Feedback 8
Presentation/Pitch 10 5
Total 100 10

Grading key Points
Grade 1 100-90
Grade 2 89-80
Grade 3 79-70
Grade 4 69-60
Grade 5 ≤ 59

Teaching methods

• Blended learning approach
• Lecture format: key note speeches, activating teaching and learning methods
• Work packages & exercises:
– Compulsory literature: basic understanding of current trends in the packaging industry, serves as preparation for key note speeches, encourages independent research and analysis of current trends for further problem identification and prospective solution proposals
– Online-exam: exam about compulsory literature in Moodle
– Questionnaire: Students prepare on their own individual questionnaires with up to 5 questions prior to key note speeches, which serve as basic research for their term paper
– Online exercise: online exercise in Moodle about global trends in the packaging industry in conjunction with SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
– Term paper: Students work individually on a self-elected or a predetermined topic including research, description, problem identification and solution proposals (trends, innovations) in the packaging industry by composing all findings in a term paper. This serves for a deep knowledge acquisition of current popular topics in the packaging industry as well as for a deep dive along the value chain. Furthermore, it facilitates structure and constitution of a scientific paper. For detailed information regarding structure of a term paper please see “DO_PTS_Guide for the preparation of a seminar paper” in Moodle.
– Peer-Feedback: Evaluation and critical review of one term paper of a fellow student via Moodle. Selection will take place via a random generator.
– Presentation/Pitch: individual 5 minutes pitch presentation about own term paper including topic introduction, description of current situation, problem identification and proposals for potential solutions/innovations for the according field of the packaging industry. Selection of various support material for presentation and visualization is at your own choice (PPT, Flip-Chart, poster, video, etc.). This part mainly encourages preparation, structure, creativity and advancement of presentation techniques for pitches / key note speeches.




The publications of Silvia Apprich written at FH Campus Wien can be found in our publication database, others in the personal web space.