Clinical Engineering

Bachelor, part-time

Overview

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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Secretary's office

Mag.a Felicitas Zeman
Favoritenstraße 226, B.3.25
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-2400
F: +43 1 606 68 77-2409
ce@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester
Tues, 3.00 p.m.-7.30 p.m.
Wed, 2.00 p.m.-6.00 p.m.
Fri, 2.00 p.m.-4.00 p.m.


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Duration of course
6 Semester
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc)
32Study places
180ECTS
Organisational form
part-time

Application period for academic year 2019/20

1st Oktober 2018 to 11th August 2019

tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,36*

+ ÖH premium + contribution**

 

* Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester

 

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

What you can offer

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.

What we offer you

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.

What makes this degree program special

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.


What you will learn in the degree program

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.

  • The first two semesters of the Bachelor degree program will teach you the technical basics in building and electrical technology and also services and installation, power supply and IT networks.
  • In addition to IT, databases, facility management and process control, semesters three and four also focus on project and process management methods and on medical basics in the fields of anatomy, hygiene and medical systems.
  • The last two semesters concentrate on company and personnel management and on the basics of regulatory healthcare. During this time you will also write your scientific papers and complete your internship in the medical field. Any professional experience you may have in this field may be credited.

Curriculum

Lecture SWS ECTS
Anatomy VO

Anatomy VO

Lector: Dr. med. univ. Christa Firbas

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3
Applied Mathematics I ILV

Applied Mathematics I ILV

Lector: Hubert Wimmer, MSc

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3
Structure of IT Networks ILV

Structure of IT Networks ILV

Lector: Eveline Prochaska, BSc MSc

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

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Assessment methods

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Teaching methods

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Language

German

2 4
Structural Design ILV

Structural Design ILV

Lector: Arch. DI Norbert Erlach

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3
Construction Physics VO

Construction Physics VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Viktoria Gräf

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Electrical Engineering Lab UE

Electrical Engineering Lab UE

Lector: FH-Prof. DI Jörg Pogatscher, Hubert Wimmer, MSc

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

-

Assessment methods

-

Teaching methods

-

Language

German

1.5 2
Principles of Electrical Engineering ILV

Principles of Electrical Engineering ILV

Lector: FH-Prof. DI Jörg Pogatscher

2 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

-

Assessment methods

-

Teaching methods

-

Language

German

2 5
Principles of Management Methods VO

Principles of Management Methods VO

Lector: Dr. Christian Majer

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 2
Medical English UE

Medical English UE

Lector: Dr.in Christa Blecha

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Definitions of Clinical Engineering
Tables + graph descriptions
Mini presentations
Job satisfaction
Medical confessions, working with texts
Voocabulary of OPIC

Assessment methods

Written exam
Oral presentations
Classroom participation
Distance learning exercises

Teaching methods

Pair work, discussions, case studies, distance learning, mini presentations, excursion to the OPIC

Language

English

1 2
Structures and and Processes in Health Care Units ILV

Structures and and Processes in Health Care Units ILV

Lector: Mag. Dr. Dr. Engelbert Mach, PhD., FH-Prof. DI Jörg Pogatscher

2.5 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

partial exam of distance learning an final examination

Teaching methods

Based on the presentation of basic knowledges students have to develop themes allone or in groups. The results will be discussed in the plenum.

Language

German

2.5 4

Lecture SWS ECTS
Applied Mathematics II ILV

Applied Mathematics II ILV

Lector: Hubert Wimmer, MSc

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3
Electric Installation Technologies ILV

Electric Installation Technologies ILV

Lector: Ing. Josef Kahler

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3
Energy Supply and Supply Reliability VO

Energy Supply and Supply Reliability VO

Lector: Hubert Wimmer, MSc

2 SWS
3 ECTS
2 3
Establishment of Communication and IT Networks ILV

Establishment of Communication and IT Networks ILV

Lector: Hubert Wimmer, MSc

2 SWS
4 ECTS
2 4
Principles of Academic Writing ILV

Principles of Academic Writing ILV

Lector: Mag. Dr. Dr. Engelbert Mach, PhD.

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

-

Assessment methods

-

Teaching methods

-

1 2
Electrical Installation Lab UE

Electrical Installation Lab UE

Lector: Ing. Josef Kahler, Walter Panek, Helmut Pichler, Hubert Wimmer, MSc

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Physical Principles Heating, Ventilation, AC, Plumbing ILV

Physical Principles Heating, Ventilation, AC, Plumbing ILV

Lector: Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Johannes Bernardi

3 SWS
6 ECTS

Lecture contents

SI System
Basics 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 gases
Thermodynamic processes (isochor, isobar, isotherm, adiabatic)
The laws of thermodynamics
Efficiency of themodynamic machines
Heat fusion and vaporization
Vapor pressure and humidity
Fluids and viscosity

Assessment methods

Final test with examples to solve

Teaching methods

ILV with Fernlehre
The lecture uses a moodle course for all available documents and any communication.

Language

German

3 6
Physiology VO

Physiology VO

Lector: Dr. Adnan Marvillo, MSc

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Cell Physiology
- Vital functions, respiration, digestion, heart & blood circulation
- Hormones, transmitter substances and nerves
- Central nervous system and senses

Assessment methods

Self preparation checks and final exam

Teaching methods

self-reliant preparation of topics and subsequent discussion/presentation in class

Language

German

2 4
Quality Management ILV

Quality Management ILV

Lector: Mag. Dr. Dr. Engelbert Mach, PhD.

1 SWS
2 ECTS
1 2
Security in IT Networks ILV

Security in IT Networks ILV

Lector: Eveline Prochaska, BSc MSc

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

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Assessment methods

.

Teaching methods

Flipped Classroom

Language

German

1 2

Lecture SWS ECTS
Operation and Maintenance ILV

Operation and Maintenance ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Horst Pichlmüller

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3
Dimensioning HVAC ILV

Dimensioning HVAC ILV

Lector: Ing. Manfred Reinisch, Ing. Roman Weigl, MSc

3 SWS
6 ECTS

Language

German

3 6
Principles of Medical Engineering I ILV

Principles of Medical Engineering I ILV

Lector: FH-Prof. DI Jörg Pogatscher

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Physiology, effect of current (incl. defibrilation, pacemaker)

electromedicin (functionality, therapy f.e. monitoring, infusiontherapy, EEG, spirometry and Laser-technology)

MDD, Standards, Medical Product LAW, ...

Assessment methods

course with permanent examination proceedings

Teaching methods

Lecture

1.5 3
Principles of Medical Engineering II ILV

Principles of Medical Engineering II ILV

Lector: FH-Prof. DI Jörg Pogatscher

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

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)

Assessment methods

oral or written exam

Teaching methods

Lecture

2 4
Installation and Air Conditioning ILV

Installation and Air Conditioning ILV

Lector: Ing. Manfred Reinisch, Ing. Roman Weigl, MSc

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3
Medical English for Professionals UE

Medical English for Professionals UE

Lector: Dr.in Christa Blecha

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Medical, technical and biomedical vocabulary in a hospital
Departments of a hospital and a clinical engineer´s functions in them
Language of Management
Ethics
Presentations and discussions on controversial topics

Assessment methods

Written exam at the end of term, oral presentations, class participation and distance learning tasks.

Teaching methods

Team work, case studies, role play, presentations, discussions, distance learning exercises

Language

English

1.5 3
Methods of Scientific Works SE

Methods of Scientific Works SE

Lector: Mag. Dr. Dr. Engelbert Mach, PhD.

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Project Management ILV

Project Management ILV

Lector: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Posch

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Process Management ILV

Process Management ILV

Lector: a.o.Univ.Prof. Dr. Alexander Redlein

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Technical Supply (Gases) ILV

Technical Supply (Gases) ILV

Lector: Martin Breyl

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2

Lecture SWS ECTS
Building Control Systems ILV

Building Control Systems ILV

Lector: DI Dr. Christian Hölzl

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

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;

Assessment methods

Final written exam

Teaching methods

Lectures and examples

Language

German

2 4
Clinical Examination and Treatment Methods ILV

Clinical Examination and Treatment Methods ILV

Lector: Martin Deutschmann, MBA, MLE, MR Dr. Robert März, Dejan Milosavljevic, MSc

1.5 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 4
Hospital Hygiene VO

Hospital Hygiene VO

Lector: DDr. Christa Eder

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3
Hospital Planning ILV

Hospital Planning ILV

Lector: FH-Prof. DI Jörg Pogatscher

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

-

Assessment methods

-

Teaching methods

-

Language

German

2 4
Medical Engineering Applications ILV

Medical Engineering Applications ILV

Lector: FH-Prof. DI Jörg Pogatscher, Christian Schneckenleitner, MSc MSc, Ing. Damir Suhonjic, BSc

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

-

Assessment methods

-

Teaching methods

-

Language

German

1.5 3
Functional Units in Medical Engineering ILV

Functional Units in Medical Engineering ILV

Lector: Mag. Dr. Dr. Engelbert Mach, PhD., FH-Prof. DI Jörg Pogatscher

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

-

Assessment methods

-

Teaching methods

-

2 4
Organisational and Operational Management ILV

Organisational and Operational Management ILV

Lector: Mag. Dr. Dr. Engelbert Mach, PhD.

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3
Project Operational Management SE

Project Operational Management SE

Lector: Mag. Dr. Dr. Engelbert Mach, PhD., FH-Prof. DI Jörg Pogatscher

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

-

Assessment methods

Seminar with final presentation

Teaching methods

Seminar

Language

German

2.5 5

Lecture SWS ECTS
Application of med. IT Systems and Data Base Units ILV 1 2
Introduction Business Administration VO 1.5 3
IT Systems and their Data Bases ILV 2 4
Accounting and Investment ILV 1.5 3
Human Resource Management ILV 1 2
Risk Management in a Hospital ILV 2 4
Technical Security and Safety ILV 2 4
Technical Project (Bachelor Thesis 1) SE 4 8

Lecture SWS ECTS
Social- and Employment Law VO 1 2
Bachelor Colloquium BSE 0 2
Professional Practical Training (min. 6 weeks) PR 0 9
Profession Field Trips EX 1 3
Medical and Patients Law ILV 1 2
Practical Seminar SE 1 1
Seminar Bachelor Thesis 2 SE 1 9
Public Procurement and Contract Law VO 1 2

Number of teaching weeks18 per semester

 

 

Times
15 hours per week, including an e-learning component

Language of instruction
German


How you benefit

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.

Your future career

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:

  • Healthcare:
    Convalescent homes and hospitals, rehab centers
  • Electrical engineering:
    Furnishing and adaptation of buildings used for medical purposes
  • Medical technology:
    Furnishing of rooms used for medical purposes
  • IT:
    Furnishing, definition, commissioning, maintenance and coordination of IT infrastructure in healthcare facilities and in planning of equipment and plant
  • Building control technology:
    Furnishing of buildings used for medical purposes, project coordination
  • Engineering offices:
    Coordination, project control/management, consulting
  • Facility management in healthcare institutions:
    Maintenance, coordination of interfaces
  • Building and subconstruction:
    Project coordination of new constructions and annexes and conversion of buildings for medical purposes

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Admission

Admission requirements

  • Higher education entrance qualification:

    • School leaving certificate from a secondary school or a secondary technical school
    • Secondary school vocational certificate (Berufsreifeprüfung)
    • Equivalent certificate from abroad

Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.

  • University entrance qualification exam (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)

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.

Application

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • School leaving certificate / university entrance qualification examination (Studienberecthigungsprüfung) / verification of professional qualifications
  • an abridged CV with photograph.

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 e-mail or mail by no later than one week prior to the selection process.

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.

  • Aim
    The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the multi-level selection process with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skills needed for an applicant's chosen profession.
  • Procedure
    The written selection test includes a number of aspects pertinent to assessing whether you possess the requisite logical thinking ability and the basic scientific knowledge. (Duration: approx. 60 minutes) All applicants will then be invited to a selection interview for feedback on the results of their written test. You will also be queried about your personal circumstances, including your motivation for your choice of degree program (Duration: approx. 20 minutes) Should you fail to meet the entry level requirements for the degree program, you will after selection be advised on how to best prepare yourself for the specific subject.
  • Criteria
    The criteria for acceptance are based solely on performance. Points are awarded for the written test results and the selection interview. The applicants will be ranked correspondingly. The geographical origin of the applicant has no influence on the selection decision. The admission requirements must be met in all cases. The process as a whole and all test and assessment results from the selection process are documented in a verifiable manner and archived.

Getting started

Bridging Courses

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

Buddy network

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.

To the Buddy network


Contact

Secretary's office

Mag.a Felicitas Zeman
Favoritenstraße 226, B.3.25
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-2400
F: +43 1 606 68 77-2409
ce@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester
Tues, 3.00 p.m.-7.30 p.m.
Wed, 2.00 p.m.-6.00 p.m.
Fri, 2.00 p.m.-4.00 p.m.

Teaching staff and research staff


Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

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.

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