Autumn 2016 will mark the start of the interdisciplinary degree program Sustainable Management of Resources, which was developed in partnership with companies and government agencies. Given the global social challenges of climate change, scarcity of resources, waste management and avoidance and the increasingly stringent environmental legislation associated with all this, the primary focus of the degree program is on designing and optimizing sustainable inter-organizational value chains in companies, from product development to disposal and recycling. Therefore the degree program combines engineering, natural sciences, methods of resource management, business administration and environmental law.
Silke WiesbauerBarbara ZottlVienna BioCenterHelmut-Qualtinger-Gasse 2, OG3.F.071030 ViennaP: +43 1 606 68 77-3560 F: +43 1 606 68 email@example.com
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Application period for the academic year 2021/22
1st November 2020 to 31st May 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 wish to apply technical, scientific and business expertise to develop environmentally friendly solutions and products that are also profitable. You enjoy conceptual thinking, are open to innovative approaches and have a practical approach to tasks. You see identifying potential for improvement as a central challenge for your future career.
The degree program was developed on a needs-oriented basis together with production and waste management companies and government agencies. These companies and agencies will provide high-caliber experts as lecturers, support extensive internships and grant deep insights into their facilities and infrastructure through excursions. This network of companies and agencies will provide opportunities for research and development projects and will enable you to make valuable contacts for your future career already during your studies. The Vienna Biocenter, the top life sciences address in Austria, also provides the perfect learning atmosphere with its well-equipped lecture halls and laboratories for chemistry and microbiology. The degree program shares this FH-location with the bachelor's degree programs of Packaging Technology and the Biotechnology Department. In many occasions you will benefit from FH Campus Wien as a multidisciplinary university with interdisciplinary activities for example in the area of research and development, as well as events such as the Campus Lectures, public lecture evenings with prominent experts, that FH Campus Wien regularly invites you to join.
Given the global social challenges of climate change, scarcity of resources, waste management and avoidance and the increasingly stringent environmental legislation associated with all this, the need for practically trained experts for resource management and waste management who can go straight to work for companies continues to grow. A primary goal is to design sustainable products and processes and to coordinate them with one another such that resources in the entire value chain are used carefully and waste is avoided as much as possible or is used productively as recyclable materials. In addition, the degree program focuses on the needs of public institutions such as municipalities.
The ability to think outside the box and pursue innovative approaches is crucial for sustainable results. This may even mean changing the existing business model and further developing everything from manufacturing to services. For example, a manufacturer of cleaning products containing non-biodegradable substances may additionally offer their use as a service and thus make the reduction an economic goal of their company. This increases the added value and is sustainable at the same time.
In this degree program you will acquire technical and scientific fundamentals as well as the methods of resource management, a robust business administration education as well as know-how in environmental law.
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Simon Krauter, BSc
• Potencies, roots, logarithms • Trigonometry • Rational functions • Transcendental functions (exp, log) • Complex numbers • Elementary differential calculus with application in resource management • Elementary integral calculation with applications in resource management • Statistics O Probabilities O Probability distributions O Descriptive statistics - Estimation theory - Confidence intervals O Assessing statistics - parameter estimate - hypothesis tests O Error propagation
Integrated course with immanent examinations 100 P, 60 P to pass
Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.
Measuring and measuring units Mechanics: • Laws of motion • Work, energy, impulse, power • Friction • Translation and rotation • Statics • Mechanical characteristics of materials • Tensile test Heat Theory: • Heat energy and temperature • Principles of thermodynamics • Heat capacity • Heat transport • Carnot process • Heat pumps • Efficiency • Entropy • Kinetic Gastheorie Physical states Phase diagrams
Lector: FH-Prof.in DIin DIin Dr.in Victoria Krauter, Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Wohner, BEd
First steps into the study (E.g.: finding of groups, self-organization, mutual expectations, organization of attendance and distance phases, development of the degree course culture) Terminology of resource management and waste management Global ecological problem areas - Water - Air - Climate - Resources - Biodiversity Principles of sustainability (3-columns model) Resource management within the company – an overview Players in the economy and society Basics in presentation techniques Basics in scientific working (citation, research)
Lector: FH-Hon.Prof. Dr. Dr. Herwig W. Schneider
At the beginning you will get a general introduction into the main aspects of the economy an how it interacts with other subjects. Selected micro- and macroeconomic relationships are explained. You learn to work independently with it. This gives you an insight into the fundamentals of corporate management (incl. organizational theory, investment and financing, strategic planning etc.) as well as a basic understanding of the consumption, production and cost theory.
Lector: Mag. Jacqueline Dyadio
The course Cost accounting and Controlling (ILV) will give you thorough insights into the following topics: •technical terms in the area of cost accounting and controlling •costs, which occur in a company and how they are passed on •calculation production costs, prime costs and sales Prices (focus packaging) •advantages and applications of the breakeven analysis.
Lector: DI Markus Meissner
Survey regarding most imporant mehtods used in resource management: - life cycle analysis - Ecodesign - Environmental management systems - Wasts management concepts - logistics
Lector: Katharina Isepp, LL.M. (WU) MSc, MMag. Antonella Krenn
- General Environmental Law • Basics and definitions • Principle of sustainability • Hierarchy of norms • Distinction of international, federal and national law • Regulation and legislation - Principles and instruments of environmental law - Compatibility testing of environmental law - Waste law - Water law - Species protection and natural law - Forest rights - Air pollution control law - Environmental information
Blended learning consisting of lectures and student presentations.
Lector: Dr. Hutan Rahmani, LL.M.
- Introduction to law (an overview) - Public law - Private law - Criminal law - Sources of law and legal capacity - Austrian law and European/International law - Boundaries - Implementation of European law into national law - Introduction and overview of chosen legal matter with relevance in resource management - Contract law - Law of obligation and impairment of performance - Commercial law - Tort and liability - Environmental law
- Introduction into ecodesign - Sustainablity and ecodesign - extended producer responsibility - legal framework for ecodesign - principles of ecodesign - integration fo ecodesign in product design and the value chain - obsolescence - case studies
Immanent lecture with final exam. Overall 100 points can be achieved. Students need to achieve at least 60 points to be positive.
Lector: Mag. Barbara Hofleitner
> Innovation: definition, types, trigger > Sustainability-oriented innovation > Innovation management and product/service development > Interplay of innovation strategy, organisation and culture > Traditional vs. agile process models > Introduction to DESIGN THINKING and agile product development > Methods and tools
Lector: FH-Prof.in DIin DIin Dr.in Victoria Krauter
• Technical process and technical system • Basic principles of production engineering • thermodynamics • Heat and material transport, balancing • Mechanical process Engineering • Thermal process Engineering • Chemical process engineering • The basis for the processing of raw and secondary raw materials • Excursion to a production company
Lector: Lukas Weiss, MSc
Quality management systems • Structure • Definition of quality • Requirements • Customer satisfaction • Process management • Monitoring and measurement of process • Quality assurance tools • Standards and regulations • Audits, certification and accreditation • Total quality management and six sigma • Mathematical basics of quality management • Safety at work
Immanent lecture with final exam. Overall 100 points can be achieved. Students need to achieve at least 60 points to pass.
Lector: Mag. Josef Ruh
General principles of quality assurance systems in manufacturing companies Case Studies • QM in the food industry • QM in the pharmaceutical sector • QM in the packaging industry • QM in the hazardous goods area • QM in waste management • QM in the automotive industry • QM in construction product liability
Immanent lecture with final exam. Overall, 100 points can be achieved. Students need to achieve at least 60 points to be positive.
• Construction of the materials • Material properties • Material groups O Metallic materials O Ceramic materials O Mineral materials O polymer materials (including paper) O Composite materials and their structure • Material technology and manufacturing process • Materials cycle and recycling • Material testing
Lector: Lisa Ehm, MSc, Viktoria Helene Gabriel, MSc, Marina Kreuzinger, BSc MSc
Basics of Life cycle assessment
tests, grading groupwork and participation
Lecture, group works and single works
Case studies LCA - Guided exercises on the individual stages of the LCA
Immanent examination with final exam. In total 100 points can be achieved. With over 60 points the seminar is completed successfully.
Lecture & Group works
Lector: Univ.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Manfred Tacker
The students receive guidance and support while developing the appropriate research design, drafting the concept and during writing of their bachelor thesis. The bachelor thesis 2 is an additional work protocol of their work experience, which should be documented and scientifically reflected. The research questions chosen during the work experience result in the topic of the bachelor thesis 2. The bachelor examination will be completed in accordance with the requirements of the examination rules (see supplement A3).
Students are working on a specific assignment with the guidance of a discipline-specific person. During the work experience the technical knowledge, methodical expertise and social competences are applied and strengthened in the aspired field of work.
In the form of individual discussions and group discussions, experiences and procedures are discussed and reflected upon during the internship.
Number of teaching weeks16 per semester
ElectivesSelection and participation according to available places. There may be separate admission procedures.
Language of instructionGerman
Sustainable management of resources is the core task of waste management companies and today is increasingly important in production and service companies. Until now this educational profile has been lacking on the market, meaning that with this degree you will be prepared to take on a wide variety of positions such as junior manager for resource management and waste management, expert for waste management and disposal concepts, life cycle analysis, sustainability reports, material flow management and resource optimization projects. Your potential professional portfolio will include the function of waste manager as well as the implementation and monitoring of operational waste management systems.
In the manufacturing industry your interdisciplinary know-how will qualify you for challenges in product development, product management, production as well as an office for resource optimization and waste management. With your expertise, you will be able to assume project responsibility for resource efficiency and sustainability for product developments and for supervising company environmental management systems. Important fields of activity for your future are as an expert in purchasing and sales as well as logistics.
Regulation for the admission of third country citizens (PDF 233 KB)
Information for applicants with non-Austrian (school) certificates (PDF 145 KB)
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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. certificates) 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.
The admission procedure consists of a written test and an interview with the admission committee.
If you have any questions regarding accessibility or if you have a specific need in the admission procedure due to an impairment, please contact Mag.a Ursula Weilenmann for organizational reasons as early as possible firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since we try to take into account individual needs due to disabilities when conducting the written admission test, we ask you to indicate in your online application to Mag.a Weilenmann in which form you require support.
Your contact person in the department Gender & Diversity ManagementMag.a Ursula Weilenmann, Mitarbeiterinbarrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.athttp://www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/barrierefrei
Head of Section Packaging and Resource Management, Head of Sustainable Management of Resources T: +43 1 606 68 email@example.com
Office hours during semesterMon to Wed, 9.00 a.m.-12.00 p.m. and 1.00 p.m.-3.00 p.m.
Head of Industrial Packaging Technology, Packaging Technology and Sustainability
Head of Competence Center for Sustainable and Future Oriented Packaging Solutions, Stadt Wien Endowed Professor for Sustainable and Future-Oriented Packaging Solutions
We work closely with numerous biotech companies, universities, such as the University of Vienna, and research institutes and have a strong international network. This guarantees you strong contacts for your internship, a semester abroad, participation in research and development activities and your future employment. 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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