The goal of this Master's degree program is to maintain or improve the independence and quality of life of people with the aid of technical products, applications and services. Technology, health, therapy, clinical work and research interact in the transfer of basic know-how available in occupational therapy to robotics, or when deploying technical systems to analyze and support sequences of movement. You will develop products, aids, games or systems to assist in enabling ill and disadvantaged people to actively participate in everyday life.
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Application period for academic year 2021/22
10th September 2020 to 15th July 2021
tuition fee / semester:
+ 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)
You are already qualified as a technician or health professional. You are fascinated by the opportunity of deploying technology not only to be useful to people but also to provide valuable support and relief. You can see many fields of application in the healthcare sector. Here, you are looking for a Master's degree program which ideally combines both - Technology and Health Assisting Engineering - and advances you professionally. All you still need as a technician is background knowledge in medicine and health and all you need as a health professional is background knowledge of the technology involved. You enjoy communicating with and analyzing the needs of patients. The prospect of innovating from both points of view - as a developer and as a user - is one driving force behind your choice of degree program.
At FH Campus Wien we draw on the knowledge incorporated in more than 60 of our programs to compile innovative degree programs spanning the intersections between disciplines. The concept of Health Assisting Engineering is that of an interdisciplinary Master's degree program. The program merges the two growth areas of Technology and of Health and will continue to develop this interface. Our know-how is in demand already: Our Master's degree program boasts contracts from and collaborations with organizations such as the Austrian Institute of Technology, the Ovos Media GmbH and the Danish Invencon, all of whom are specifically looking for people knowledgeable in this interdisciplinary field. We also cooperate with the Technical and the Medical Universities of Vienna. Interdisciplinary projects are part of our university's research strategy. This offers you the opportunity of participating in interdisciplinary projects. You thereby contribute to the active dialog in the Scientific Community. You are in a position in practice to build on your acquired and scientifically verified know-how. Practical relevance is also guaranteed through our Campus Lecture evenings which are open to all and offer contributions by prominent experts.
Combining know-how in the fields of technology and health is increasingly important in the professional field. Training and further education programs, however, still do not satisfy the actual demand for experts by far. This has occasioned us at FH Campus Wien to combine the disciplines in our institution in a unique way. Researchers, teaching staff and practitioners from several fields of technology and health have jointly structured a new type of Master's degree program. External research facilities, companies, professional associations and patient representatives contributed valuable input to develop a curriculum that is based on needs and state-of-the-art.
The Master's degree program includes current topics such as international trends and visions such as "Smart homes" and "Ambient assisted living". You will create benchmarks for future developments and applications. We are, for instance, working with Ovos Media on a Serious Game for the elderly, which will be used for the prevention and therapy of dementia: "Lebensnetz" is an Android computer game played on a tablet, the theme being the story of the life of the elderly. The game serves to rehash the story of your life. What is special here is that you as a technician or health expert, maybe as an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or health worker and nurse will, jointly with others, develop optimal solutions during your training.
Lector: Dr. Christian Steineder
Lector: Dr. Christopher Hanzl, BEd MA
Lector: Ao.Univ.Prof. i.R. Dr. Wolfgang Zagler
Lector: Dipl.Ing. Georg Edelmayer
Lector: Dr. Harald Jagos, Lena Rettinger, MSc, Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr.techn. Franz Werner
Lector: Assoz.-Prof. DDr. Mag Kyriaki Papantoniou
Lector: Lena Rettinger, MSc
Lector: Priv. Doz. Dr. Monika Schoels, MSc.
Lector: Roman Weigl, MHlthSc
Lector: Omer Matthijs, ScD
Lector: Uwe Yacine Schwarze, MSc
Lector: Andreas Jocham, MSc, Carissa Klupper, B.Sc MHPE
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Jürgen Falb
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Ing. Christian Lugmayr, BSc., Eveline Prochaska, BSc MSc
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Manuel Koschuch, Bakk.techn., Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Michael Urbanek, BA BSc MSc, Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr.techn. Franz Werner
Lector: FH-Prof. DI Gerhard Engelmann, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Markus Wellenzohn
Number of teaching weeks5 per semester; six to seven blocks per term, each whole-time from Wednesday to Saturday
Language of instruction German
This degree program will, as one of few trained experts, position you at the intersection of technology and health. You will support people in their daily life with the aid of technology-assisted diagnosis and therapy systems. You will also learn to apply systems to structure environments to enable disadvantaged people such as the elderly or people with dementia to remain active in their personal environment and also in public. Knowledge of Information Technology and Electronics combined with knowledge on Health Assisting Engineering leads to results oriented exclusively towards the needs of the user. Based on this special focus, the Master's degree program opens up numerous career opportunities such as product developer or manager, consultant, trainer, degree program compiler or coordinator, project manager or scientist, advanced clinical practitioner or hardware/software developer.
To apply you will require the following documents:
Please noteIt is not possible to save incomplete online applications. Your application must be completed 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, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
The admission procedure currently takes place in the form of a personal interview via Skype with the head of the degree program (duration approx. 20 minutes). You will receive your appointments for this interview after consultation with the secretary's office. Alternative individual appointments can only be made by e-mail.
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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