Packaging Technology and Sustainability is the first part-time master degree program in the DACH region that deals with the interdisciplinary subject of packaging technology. This scientific technical degree program with economic elements is held in English. The students deepen their knowledge in the fields of packaging technology, sustainability, management and science and research. With advanced competencies in communication, research and project management, they are prepared for a leadership position in the packaging industry.
Silke WiesbauerVienna BioCenterHelmut-Qualtinger-Gasse 21030 WienT: +43 1 606 68 77-3565F: +43 1 606 68 email@example.comLageplan Vienna BioCenter (Google Maps)
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Application period for academic year 2019/201st November 2018 to 16th June 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)
You would like to work in an area that deals with key issues of the future, such as the avoidance of food waste or the conservation of our resources. You have a technical and scientific background and are interested in the interdisciplinary subject of packaging technology. You want to deepen your knowledge of manufacturing and processing methods for packaging materials. In addition, you show strong interest in the optimization of production processes in terms of environmental, economic and social aspects. You are able to think in a networked manner and have a well-structured and organized approach to problems. You aspire to a leadership position in a company in the relevant sectors.Work experience and employment are beneficial, but not a prerequisite for the degree program.
The master degree program was developed together with renowned companies in the packaging industry and with professional associations of the Austrian Economic Chambers. 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 as well as numerous renowned companies in the packaging industry. This network, which is constantly being expanded, 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 is offered at the Campus Vienna BioCenter with modern lecture halls and fully equipped laboratory space at the renowned Life Science campus. Part-time: The degree program is part-time and has a high share of e-learning. Thus, it can be completed by people both living in Austria and abroad. Even though it is a “part-time” degree program, that does not mean you need to be employed.The university that offers more: 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 and genotoxicity. As part of the open courses, you have the opportunity to attend courses on interdisciplinary topics. 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.
The new master program Packaging Technology and Sustainability and its international perspective are of high importance for the global packaging industry. Therefore, Austria’s leading packaging companies decided to finance and provide a scholarship for highly qualified applicants from outside the European Union and EEA. The scholarship will cover the complete tuition fee.
This master degree program will optimally prepare you for work in the development and production of packaging, in the industry, in packaging-related purchasing and sales, in the consulting sector or in retail. You will learn how to conduct cost-effectiveness analyses and optimizations in companies as well as how to independently plan and conduct life-cycle analyses. This tailor-made education, in which you will also acquire English technical language, puts you in a position to play a leading role in the international packaging industry.
The course is divided into four main topics: Packaging Technology, Sustainability, Management and Science and Research. You will learn about the latest technologies for production and testing as well as the filling and packaging process for a wide variety of packaging materials. The topic of sustainability is incredibly significant for packaging technology and will be explored extensively throughout the degree program. Presentation techniques, moderation and conflict resolution techniques, leadership as well as scientific work and research management round out your education and prepare you for a leadership position. As part of your master’s thesis, you will conduct scientific work on a topic relevant to the professional field.
Lector: Univ.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Manfred Tacker
Lector: Mag. Erik Pauer
Life Cycle Assessment, environmental Impact Categories, processes, flows, functional unit, system boundary, ISO 14040/44, comparative LCA, product Environmental Footprint, management of LCA projects, historical background of LCA
Continuous assessment (including assessment methods such as preliminary test, intermediate test, homework, students´ collaboration, and final exam)
Blended learning (including learning methods such as frontal teaching, distance learning, exercises, work tasks, students´ presentations, etc.)
Lector: DI Markus Meissner
Lector: Martin Musil
Lector: Mag. Daniel Spichtinger, MA, DI Rainer Svacinka
In this course an overview is given of the most important research project management techniques and their practical application, in particular in the context of EU funded research & development and educational projects (Horizon 2020 and Erasmus +). The course starts with an overview of EU research policy and project management basics and then continues with a detailed analysis of the structure of EU project proposals. Based on the description of real life projects, students will work on creating their own proposals and develop structured project plans. The final part covers the practical implementation of a project, from Kick-off to close-down.
Integrated course with immanent examinations. 100 points, 60 points to pass
Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.
Lector: Dr.in Mary Grace Wallis
The course content / timetable for this semester will be discussed during the first lesson.See also our Moodle course.
Your command of English, both spoken and written, will be continuously assessed during the semester and will be reflected in the final semester mark. Moreover your active participation in the lessons will also contribute to the overall mark.
Lector: FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Silvia Apprich, DIin DIin Dr.in Victoria Krauter
Content:- Literature survey databases- citation of primary literature- design of experiment (DoE) using appropriate software- conduct of experiments- data generation- evaluation- data interpretation and presentation
Formative assessment (including assessment methods such as preliminary test, intermediate test, homework, students´ collaboration, and final exam)Duration of final exam : 45 minTotal points: 100 points, final exam: max. 40 points, activities during the course: 60 pointsGrading scale: ≥ 90 points…grade 1, 89-80 points…grade 2, 79-70 points…grade 3, 69-60 points…grade 4, ≤ 59…grade 5
Lector: DI Mag.(FH) Reinhard Zeilinger
Introduction to statistical data analysis with RExploring data with graphsConfidence Intervals Fitting a line by least squares regressionTypes of outliersInference for linear regressiont-distribution, Inference for a meanInference for paired dataDifference of two independent mean
The maximum achievable points in this course are 100 points. They are composed as follows: Tasks 1 to 3: 10 points each = 30 points total. 2 intermediate tests: 15 points each = 15 points total. At the end of the module, a 60-minute final exam will be held. Final exam: 40 points. The grading is according to the examination regulations of the FH Campus.
Class based attendence and rated homework.
• Identify traps in communication and situations prone to conflict• Conflict Escalation and De-Escalation• How to criticise: constructive vs. destructive criticism. Non-violent criticism. Rules for feedback • The potential within the conflict: learning constructive cooperation through solving the conflict• Conflict resolution methods
Presence, participation, contribution.
Concise presentation of the theoretical background. “As much theory as necessary as little as possible”.Topic-centred group work.Peer consultation, peer coaching.Trainer and peer feedback.
Lector: Mag. Ernst Krottendorfer, PhD
Lector: Mag. Christoph Rath
Students are able to understand the principles and systems of- personal leadership profiles,-methods of self-perception and perception of others (feedback),-leadership styles and their application,-communication styles,-team work-systems of handling diversity.
Continuous assessment, especially students´ collaboration and case studies, final exam.
Blended learning (including exercises, work tasks, students´ presentations).
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Peter Hodecek, MBA, Mag., LLM Clemens Konrad
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Wohner, BEd
Short recap of contents presented in 'Life Cycle Assessment 1". Using life cycle assessment (LCA) to independently evaluate and understand the environmental performance of different packaging options
Presence and active participationSubmission of assignments
LectureTraining with LCA software (OpenLCA, Ecoinvent)
Lector: DIin Sabine Nadherny-Borutin
- a brief history of sustainability (development of the philosophy of sustainability)- dimensions of sustainability- strategies of sustainability- development of the concept of sustainability
clef: maximum achievable points in this lecture are: 100 written examination / attendance and active cooperation / evaluating the Exercises0 to 59 points = Not enough (5) from 60 points = Sufficient (4)from 70 points = Satisfactory (3) from 80 points = Good (2) from 90 points = Very good (1)
blended learning-lectures-practical exercises and tasks-group work (which takes place within the lecture)-e-learning units
Electives in the curriculumAs part of the curriculum, you must attend 3 elective courses worth 3 ECTS each. The elective courses may be from any program offered at FH Campus Wien, but must be related to packaging technology or sustainability. The possible electives and attendance of the courses is based on the number of available places. Some electives may require a separate selection procedures.
Teaching times15 to 16 days, split over 4 to 5 blocks, per semester; attendance for the whole day requiredSupported by E-learning activitiesLanguage of instructionEnglish
With an annual turnover of more than 10 billion euros and more than 35,000 employees, the Austrian packaging industry is an important factor in the Austrian economy. In the long term, the packaging industry is growing and will require even more qualified personnel, especially internationally. As a graduate of this master degree program, your economic and technical background will make you the ideal specialist for packaging technology. Your main fields of work are the manufacture of packaging, the production of goods, the trade in intensive packaging and the supply environment of the packaging industry.
To apply you will require the following documents:
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.
The selection process consists of a written test and an interview with the selection committee.
You want to apply for the degree program and require support due to a disability, chronic illness or restriction? Please contact:Mag.a Ursula WeilenmannGender & Diversity Managementgm@fh-campuswien.ac.at
Head of Industrial Packaging Technology, Packaging Technology and Sustainability T: +43 1 606 68 77-3581 firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Industrial Packaging Technology, Packaging Technology and Sustainability
Head of Competence Center for Sustainable and Future Oriented Packaging Solutions, Endowed Professor for Sustainable and Future-Oriented Packaging Solutions
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