Health care is unthinkable without perfect interaction between many technical systems. Health institutions therefore always need experts to design technical systems, control their operation and especially to guarantee their safety. The comprehensive degree program will qualify you as a hospital technician. You will coordinate and optimize technical projects and process flows specifically in health care, thereby significantly contributing to its flawless operation.
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Application period for academic year 2020/21
1st October 2019 to 9th August 2020
tuition fee / semester:
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1 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester
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You aspire to a career as a technician, especially in the medical environment. This is why you are cut out for interdisciplinary work: In the Clinical Engineering Bachelor degree program, you will acquire technical know-how - adapted to the specialized needs of health institutes. The education also comprises basic medical and economic skills. These capabilities will facilitate definition, maintenance and advanced development of the technical infrastructure together with the specialist medical staff. Teamwork is important to you and a prerequisite for joint and successful implementation of new ideas and concepts. You enjoy working in a constantly developing environment and your focus remains on overall concepts.
We offer you an interdisciplinary degree program which spans two areas of growth - technology and health - perfectly preparing you for the practical world. Laboratory work offers you numerous opportunities of familiarizing yourself with the demands of your future career and of practicing concrete tasks. Interdisciplinary projects are part of our university's research strategy. As a student, you are part of the force driving interdisciplinary research where technology and health are overlapping. This in turn is useful in practice, helping you build on your acquired and scientifically assured knowledge in the field.
A range of interesting companies and cooperation partners are represented at our "Firmentag Technik" (Company day Technology) at the main FH Campus Wien. Utilize your time between courses to establish contacts for your professional career and to enter into discussions with potential employers. We will support you towards realizing your ideas for exciting projects and offer you a stage: We exhibit the best projects to a wide audience in our Campus Innovation Lab at Open House or at the BeSt trade fair.
Practical relevance is also guaranteed through our Campus Lecture evenings which are open to all and offer contributions by prominent experts.
The Clinical Engineering Bachelor degree program is Austria's first academic qualification in the coordination of technical systems in the field of healthcare. The mix of topics ranging from medical, electrical and installations technology via IT and building automation (including heating, ventilation, air conditioning and sanitation) to medical basics, supplemented by project and process management skills, will be ideal for your wide range of opportunities in healthcare. Your extensive laboratory work during your studies will include concrete case studies which you may be faced with when practicing your profession. As the member a project team, you will be dealing with different tasks and problems in every semester.You may in your team design the furnishings and technical supplies of a doctor's practice or a section in a hospital. After planning, you will support the building phase including the required electrical, sanitary, heating and air conditioning installation and also include the necessary IT systems. You will furthermore plan the optimal medical facilities to suit the requirements of the specialist medical staff. To ensure perfect operation of the technical infrastructure, you will design and successfully implement the service and maintenance structure. With the above know-how and your high level of quality and cost awareness you will, after graduation, be qualified for a wide range of responsibilities in the healthcare sector.
In the Clinical Engineering Bachelor degree program you will, in addition to comprehensive technical knowledge, also acquire basic know-how in the medical field and in process and project management.
Lector: Dr. med. univ. Christa Firbas
General anatomy:• Introduction and basic concepts• cell and tissueMorphology and functions:• musculoskeletal / skull• Cardiovascular system and lymphatic organs• Digestive system• urogenital system• Endocrine organs• skin and sensory organs• neural system, basics• respiratory system• Blood and coagulation, immune system• auditory and vestibular system
Lector: Hubert Wimmer, MSc
Lector: Eveline Prochaska, BSc MSc
Lector: Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Konrad Scheibl, MSc
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Viktoria Gräf
Lector: Ing. Josef Kahler, Ing. Harald Lepuschitz, BSc MSc, FH-Prof. DI Jörg Pogatscher, Hubert Wimmer, MSc
Lector: FH-Prof. DI Jörg Pogatscher
Lector: Dr. Christian Majer
Lector: Dr.in Christa Blecha
Definitions of Clinical EngineeringTables + graph descriptionsMini presentationsJob satisfactionMedical confessions, working with textsVoocabulary of OPIC
Written examOral presentationsClassroom participationDistance learning exercises
Pair work, discussions, case studies, distance learning, mini presentations, excursion to the OPIC
Lector: Mag. Dr. Dr. Engelbert Mach, PhD., FH-Prof. DI Jörg Pogatscher
Origination of organisations, knowledge of managementsystem, team optimazation, Change Management with Focus on health care.Financing models of health care systems, overview of the health care Systems including structures in the specific field
partial exam of distance learning an final examination
Based on the presentation of basic knowledges students have to develop themes allone or in groups. The results will be discussed in the plenum.
Lector: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Markus Wellenzohn
Lector: Ing. Josef Kahler
Lector: Mag. Dr. Dr. Engelbert Mach, PhD.
Lector: Ing. Josef Kahler, Walter Panek, Helmut Pichler, Hubert Wimmer, MSc
Lector: Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Johannes Bernardi
SI SystemBasics of mathematics (vectors, basic differentiation, integration and exponential functions)Application of basic mechanical concepts (kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, rotation)Basics of thermodynamic (measurement of temperature, length expansion)Properties of ideal and real gasesThermodynamic processes (isochor, isobar, isotherm, adiabatic)The laws of thermodynamicsEfficiency of themodynamic machinesHeat fusion and vaporizationVapor pressure and humidityFluids and viscosity
Final mulitple-choice test with examples to solve
ILV with distance learningThe lecture uses a moodle course for all available documents and any communication.
Lector: Dr. Adnan Marvillo, MSc
- Cell physiology, components of the cell and functions- Vital functions, breathing, heart- Blood, circulation, immune defense- Transmitter substances and nerves- Central nervous system, voluntary and autonomic nervous system- digestion- Reproduction
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Horst Pichlmüller
Lector: Ing. Manfred Reinisch, Ing. Roman Weigl, MSc
Physiology, effect of current (incl. defibrilation, pacemaker)electromedicin (functionality, therapy f.e. monitoring, infusiontherapy, EEG, spirometry and Laser-technology)MDD, Standards, Medical Product LAW, ...
course with permanent examination proceedings
Knowledge about clinical IT Systems like Radioligical-Informationsystems (RIS), Picture Arichiving and Communication Systems (PACS). Examinationmethods and corresponding Technologies;- Radiodiagnostics (Functionality, Construction and Principle of Operations)- CT, MRI, PET, Nuclear-medicine (Functionality, Construction and Principle of Operations)- Intensiv-care-medicine (Narcosis, Ventilation, Incubator, Dialyse - Functionality, Construction and Principle of Operations)
oral or written exam
Medical, technical and biomedical vocabulary in a hospitalDepartments of a hospital and a clinical engineer´s functions in themLanguage of Management EthicsPresentations and discussions on controversial topics
Written exam at the end of term, oral presentations, class participation and distance learning tasks.
Team work, case studies, role play, presentations, discussions, distance learning exercises
Lector: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Posch
Introduction to conceptual understanding projects and the project management approach. Instruments and tools of project management such as demarcation and context analysis, project contract, performance, time and cost / resource planning, project organization, specific communication structures.Knowledge about essential processes (assignment, start, controlling, project ending, marketing) in project management as well as methods of design.
Evaluation of individual and group tasks as well as final written examination
Theory parts and practical exercise parts alternate. The exercises are partly carried out as individual and / or group work.
Lector: a.o.Univ.Prof. Dr. Alexander Redlein
Lector: Martin Breyl
Lector: DI Dr. Christian Hölzl
Overview of core building automation system functionalities: monitoring, trending, remote access; Critical review of building automation application domains, benefits and challenges; introduction into state-of-the-art automation system protocols: wired and wireless Planning, installation, configuration, building automation integration; operator panels, visualizations;
Final written exam
Lectures and examples
Lector: Martin Deutschmann, MBA, MLE, MR Dr. Robert März, Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc
Lector: DDr. Christa Eder
Lector: FH-Prof. DI Jörg Pogatscher, Christian Schneckenleitner, MSc MSc, Ing. Damir Suhonjic, BSc
Seminar with final presentation
- medical Information and communication technologies- communication standards- Hospital Management System- Electronic patient and patient records- Digital Health- Databases
Lector: Mag. Alexander Friedrich Meixner, MMag. Helmut Pscheidl
Lector: Mag. Herwig Kummer, MSc
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Markus Brunnbauer, MA, Mag. Florian Laber, DI Walter Sebron
Lector: Ing. Harald Lepuschitz, BSc MSc, Mag. Dr. Dr. Engelbert Mach, PhD., FH-Prof. DI Jörg Pogatscher, Eveline Prochaska, BSc MSc, Hubert Wimmer, MSc
Lector: Mag. Dr.iur. Wolfgang Aigner
Individual and collective Labour Law; Labour contract: begining and ending; differences to similiar contracts; salary without working; participation for employees; Law of social security: social welfare; social insurance;
Written examination at the end of the lecture
Lecture and case studies
Lector: FH-Prof. DI Jörg Pogatscher, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Posch
Lector: Mag. Ingrid Jez
Lector: Ing. Mag. Gottfried Leitner
Number of teaching weeks18 per semester
Times15 hours per week, including an e-learning component
Language of instructionGerman
The rate of technical development in healthcare is giving rise to a strongly increasing demand for trained specialist hospital technicians. Healthcare organizations need experts with a high level of quality and cost awareness in the fields of procurement, maintenance and ongoing development of technical systems. As a Clinical Engineering Bachelor degree program graduate, you will be working in a rapidly developing and diversified technical environment and will be in high demand in the job market.
The Clinical Engineering Bachelor degree program will convey the basics of medical systems, electrical engineering, IT and building control technology as well as medical basics and project management. This interdisciplinary know-how will enable you to successfully implement healthcare projects and will familiarize you with process management and quality assurance standards and methods. You may, for instance, work in the following core sectors:
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
Please refer to Erwachsenenbildung.at of the Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Frauen for information and institutes offering preparatory courses for the university entrance qualification exam.
To apply you will require the following documents:
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 e-mail or mail by no later than one week prior to the selection process.
The selection process consists of a written test and an interview with the selection committee. The secretary's office will notify you of the date of the selection process.
First semester students in technical or structural engineering degree programs have the opportunity of attending special refresher and preparatory courses pertinent to their degree program in subjects such as mathematics, physics, English, electronics, C programming etc. This will facilitate entry into the FH degree program and ensure your success in important degree program subjects.
Dates and registration
Experience shows that many questions arise during the application phase and the start of the degree program. We therefore propose that interested persons and applicants should network with higher semester students in the same degree program as theirs. Personal and individual contact with your buddy should facilitate your entry into the degree program.
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We work closely with renowned companies in commerce and industry, with universities, institutions and schools. This guarantees you contacts for internships, employment or participation in research and development. In the course of exciting school cooperations, students may contribute to firing up pupils on topics such as our Bionics Project with the Festo company. 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.