Sustainable Management of Resources

Bachelor, part-time

Overview

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.

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Silke Wiesbauer
Barbara Zottl
Vienna BioCenter
Helmut-Qualtinger-Gasse 2, OG3.F.07
1030 Vienna
P: +43 1 606 68 77-3560
F: +43 1 606 68 77-3569
nrm@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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Duration of course
6 Semester
Organisational form
part-time
180ECTS
Language of instruction German
23Study places
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc)

Application period for the academic year 2021/22

1st November 2020 to 31st May 2021

tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,361

+ 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)

What you can offer

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.

What we offer you

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.

What makes this degree program special?

  • Interdisciplinary degree program for sustainability experts in business
  • Focus on comprehensive value chains from product design to disposal and recycling
  • Collaborations with production and waste management companies as well as authorities guarantee a practical orientation

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.


What you will learn in the degree program

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.

  • The curricular topics of study are “Methods of Resource Development”, “Law and Quality Management”, “Management” and “Sector-specific Resource Development”
  • Special attention is given to the characteristics of packaging and food manufacturers, the chemical industry and commercial enterprises. Renewable resources play an equally important role in the degree program as a holistic view of the entire system.
  • The central focus of the degree program is the ecological, economic and social dimensions of sustainability, which you will learn to integrate throughout the life cycle of a product, from development and production to distribution and disposal.
  • A high priority is given to environmental legislation since the legal framework is often a driving force for companies to make product changes.

Curriculum

LectureSWSECTS
Introduction to resource management ILV

Introduction to resource management ILV

Lector: Anna-Sophia Bauer, MSc, FH-Prof.in DIin DIin Dr.in Victoria Krauter

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

Getting started with studies (e.g. group finding, self-organisation, mutual expectations, organisation of distance and attendance phases, development of the study programme culture).
- Terminology of resource management and waste management
- Global ecological problem areas- Water
- Air
- Climate
- Resources
- Biodiversity

- Pinciples of sustainability (three-pillar model)
- Resource management in business - overview
- Actors in business and society
- Basics of presentation techniques
- Basics of scientific work (quoting, researching)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Mid-term and final exam, group work (seminar paper, presentation)

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturer, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

24
Fundamentals of Business Administration ILV

Fundamentals of Business Administration ILV

Lector: Mag. Ronald Scheucher, FH-Hon.Prof. Dr. Dr. Herwig W. Schneider

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

- Economic basics with the aim of understanding both microeconomic and macroeconomic relationships.
- Knowledge of how a modern economy functions in its basic features
- Independent approach to topics
- Networked thinking
- Active participation
Overview of the course
- Preparation/work text A
- "Introduction"
- "Enterprises in Times of Globalisation" (Chapter 1)
- "Framework Factors" (Chapter 2)
- "Central Questions of Business Administration" (Chapter 3)
- Intermediate exam
- Preparation/work text B
- "Analysis of balance sheet ratios using the example of the Austrian metalworking industry" (Chapter 4)
- "Business plans and project plans within companies" (Chapter 5)
- "Digitalisation and Industry 4.0" (Chapter 6)
- "Complexity of the management spectrum" (Chapter 7)
- Term paper "Create a business plan
- Final exam

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Work assignment, active participation in class/intermediate examinations, final examination

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturer, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units. In addition, the students have to prepare the content for each course unit (slides of the next course unit, literature recommendations).

Language

German

24
Cost accounting and Controlling ILV

Cost accounting and Controlling ILV

Lector: Mag. Christoph Rath

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

In the course Cost Accounting and Controlling (ILV) you will learn about the following topics:
- relevant technical terms of cost accounting and controlling
- essential costs that arise in the company and how they are allocated
- Calculation of production costs, prime costs and sales prices
- Advantages and applications of contribution margin accounting.

STRUCTURE OF THE LECTURE
1. basics of cost accounting and controlling:
- Cost and activity accounting
- Basic concepts of cost accounting
- Types of costs
2. cost center accounting:
- Operational accounting with cost allocation sheet
- Internal activity allocation
- Determination of overhead rates
- Cost over- and under-coverage
3. calculation of products and merchandise:
- Determination of manufacturing costs, prime costs and selling prices
- Overhead calculation with accounting of hourly rates for machines
- Calculation of trade goods
- Preliminary and post calculation
4. short-term income statement in cost- and performance calculation
- Total cost method
- Cost-of-sales method
5. contribution margin accounting
- Key figures calculation

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Cooperation, intermediate examination, final examination

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturer, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

24
Mathematics in Ressource Management ILV

Mathematics in Ressource Management ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. nat. techn. Simon Krauter, BSc

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

The module Mathematics contains introductions to the following topics:
- Fundamentals and set theory
- Basics of arithmetic
- Equations/inequalities, systems of linear equations
- Functions and discussion of curves
- Linear algebra (vector and matrices calculation)
- Trigonometry and unit circle
- Analysis (differential and integral calculus, differential equations)

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturer, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

1.53
Methods in Ressource Management ILV

Methods in Ressource Management ILV

Lector: DI Markus Meissner

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

Overview of the most important methods of resource management
- Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)
- Ecodesign
- Environmental management systems
- Waste management concepts
- the waste management sector in Austria
- Material flow management
- Resource management in the production industry

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Participation in class, homework (partly individual, partly group work), intermediate exam, written final exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturer, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

1.53
Physics in resource management ILV

Physics in resource management ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. nat. techn. Simon Krauter, BSc

2.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

Measurement and units of measurement
Mechanics:
- Laws of motion
- Work, energy, momentum, power
- Friction

- Translation and rotation
- Statics
- Mechanical characteristics of materials
- Tensile test
Specifications
Basics of thermodynamics and properties of matter:
- Heat energy and temperature
- Main theorems
- Heat capacity
- Heat transport
- Efficiency
- Entropy
- Kinetic theory of gases
- Steam pressure
- Miscibility
- Phase transformations
- State diagrams
- Ideal gas law
- Gases and liquids (behaviour, viscosity, surface tension)
- Diffusion
Electromagnetic radiation
- Electromagnetic radiation spectrum
- Applications (spectroscopy)
- Interaction between radiation and matter

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by lecturers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

2.55
Legal basis ILV

Legal basis ILV

Lector: Dr. Hutan Rahmani, LL.M.

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Fundamentals of law (overview)
- Classification of law (overview)- Public law
- Private law

- Syllogism
- Sources of law and legislation
- Level structure of the legal system, incl. EU law- Delimitation
- Transposition of EU law into national law

- Interpretation of laws and regulations
- Presentation and overview of selected legal matters relevant to resource management- Civil law
- General part (capacity to contract, doctrine of legal transactions, root defects)
- Basic principles of tort law
- Company law (focus on corporations)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Cooperation, homework, intermediate test, exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by lecturers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

1.53
Environmental law ILV

Environmental law ILV

Lector: Katharina Isepp, LL.M. (WU) MSc, MMag. Antonella Krenn

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

- General environmental law- Basics and definitions
- Hierarchy of norms
- Delimitation of international, federal and state law
- Principles and instruments of environmental law
- Laws and ordinances

- International environmental law, environmental union law- Principles and definitions
- Principle of sustainability
- Directives and ordinances

- Immission control law
- Climate protection law
- Insight into nature conservation and species protection law
- Strategic environmental assessments
- Plant-related environmental protection using the example of environmental impact assessments
- Environmental information

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation, Homework, Exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by lecturers and presentations by students.

Language

German

24

LectureSWSECTS
Waste Legislation ILV

Waste Legislation ILV

3SWS
6ECTS

Lecture contents

- Overview of waste legislation (national and international)
- Austrian waste legislation:- Waste Management Act (AWG)
- Ordinances to the AWG
- Federal waste law and waste law of the Länder
- Federal Waste Management Plan

- European and international waste law- Fundamentals and structure of European law
- EU regulations and directives on waste law
- Connection with CLP and REACH
- Basel Convention, Stockholm Convention

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation, individual and/or group tasks, exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by teachers, practical exercises, presentations by students

Language

German

36
Operational and work organisation ILV

Operational and work organisation ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Grundlagen der Organisationsgestaltung
- Organisation im Industrieunternehmen
- Produktplanung, Konstruktion und Stücklisten
- Arbeitsvorbereitung und Erstellung der Auftragsunterlagen
- Produktionsplanung und Produktionssteuerung
- Materialwirtschaft & Logistik

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Eine individuelle Arbeitsaufgabe, Gruppenarbeit inkl. Präsentation, Abschlusstest und Mitarbeit

Teaching methods

Blended Learning, bestehend aus Lehrendenvorträgen, praktischen Übungen, Präsentationen der Studierenden und E-Learning-Einheiten

Language

German

12
Chemistry in resource management ILV

Chemistry in resource management ILV

2.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

General and inorganic chemistry:
- Atomic structure and atomic models
- Periodic table of the elements
- Chemical bonds
- Acid-base concept
- Conservation laws and consequences
- States of matter
- Chemical equilibrium
Organic chemistry:
- Bonding types
- Classes of substances (ges. and unges. hydrocarbons, arom. compounds, halogen alkanes, alcohols, phenols, ethers, sulphur compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, carbonic acid and derivatives, amines);
- Acid/base strength of organic compounds
- Reaction mechanisms
Environmental chemistry:
- Environmental pollutants
- Environmental analysis
- Selected case studies
Chemical exercises
- Safety in the chemical laboratory
- Record keeping
- Handling of basic laboratory equipment
- Semiquantitative analysis of inorganic anions and cations using colourimetric rapid tests
- Quantitative analysis by volumetric methods (acid base titration, redox titration, complexometry)
- pH value and pH determination methods

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation, individual and/or group tasks, exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, practical exercises, online quizzes, self-study and e-learning units.

Language

German

2.55
Introduction to operational IT ILV

Introduction to operational IT ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Introduction to Information Processing
- Digital Transformation & Industry 4.0
- Modelling and Business Process Analysis
- ERP systems and special software
- IT Project Management

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation, individual and/or group tasks, exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by lecturers, practical exercises, presentations by students.

Language

German

12
International product compliance ILV

International product compliance ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Legal basis- Packaging Directive
- WEEE Directive
- Batteries Directive
- ROHS Directive
- REACH Directive
- Eco-Design Directive

- Producer responsibility- Producer obligations
- Steering effects

- Implementation of the EU Directives into national law- Overview of the implementation in Austria and the most important European markets
- Strategies and action alternatives for affected producers including best practice examples

Establishing product compliance in Austria and on the most important European markets in practice

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation, individual and/or group tasks, exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by lecturers, practical exercises, presentations by students.

Language

German

1.53
Sustainability and resource management ILV

Sustainability and resource management ILV

2.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

- Definition and principles of terms consumption and
- Sustainability
- Integration of environmental, social and economic
- action
- Dimensions of the sustainability process Basic principles
- Sustainability management.
- Linking business ethics
- Sustainability in resource management
- Agenda2030 including SDGs and their use in companies

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Assignment 1-3 + Open Book comprehension questions

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lecturer presentations, practical exercises, student presentations and e-learning units- practical assignment and evaluation of best practice examples (SDGs and environmental reports).

Language

German

2.55
Environmental Biology and Hygiene ILV

Environmental Biology and Hygiene ILV

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

Ecological basics
- Environmental conditions and resources
- Habitats
- Populations and communities
- Biodiversity
Microbiology and hygiene
- Properties and distinctions of prokaryotes and eukaryotes
- Cell shapes, cell assemblies and microscopy
- Energy production and metabolism
- Basics of hygiene
- Sterile work
- Food pathogens
Ecotoxicity
- Toxicity
- Selected contaminants and their effects
Microbiological laboratory exercises
- Introduction to sterile work
- Isolation and cultivation of microorganisms
- Microscopy and staining methods
- Determination of bacterial counts

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
- Intermediate exam and final exam (written or online)
- Seminar paper(s)
- Writing a laboratory protocol

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by lecturers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units

Language

German

24
Business ethics and CSR ILV

Business ethics and CSR ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Clarification of terminology
- Overview of the topics of business ethics
- Basics of the philosophy of responsibility
- Understanding value concepts - value concepts in the context of corporate strategies
- Dimensions of Corporate Social Responsibility
- Standards and guidelines of CSR
- IS0 2600

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Open Book Comprehension Questions

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by teachers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

1.53

LectureSWSECTS
Ecodesign ILV

Ecodesign ILV

Lector: DI Markus Meissner

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Climate Change and Climate Protection
- Introduction to ecological design principles
- Circular economy in product design
- Extended producer responsibility
- Legal and normative foundations of ecodesign- Ecodesign directive
- Standards (IEC 62430)

- Principles of eco-efficiency- Material reduction
- Energy efficiency
- Reduction of environmental risks
- Reuse and recycling of components
- Economical use of resources
- Improvement of product utility

- Integration of eco-design into product development and the product life cycle
- Integration into the entire value chain
- Ecodesign and life cycle analysis
Case studies - Sustainable products / processes / services

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Participation, homework (partly individual, partly group work), partial examination, final examination

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by lecturers, practical exercises, presentations by students

Language

German

1.53
Life cycle analysis ILV

Life cycle analysis ILV

Lector: DI Bernd Brandt, Dipl.-Ing. Werner Frühwirth, MSc

2.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

- Life Cycle Assessment- Basics - from cradle to grave
- LCA-assessment framework- Goals and system boundaries
- LCA Inventory
- LCAI - impact analysis

- Software for LCA
- Systemic thinking
- Normative framework (ISO 14040 series, ISO 14044)
- Strengths and weaknesses
- Future trends

- Environmental communication
Normative framework (ISO 14000 family)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Mid-term exams, grading of group work & cooperation

Teaching methods

Lectures, group work & individual exercises

Language

German

2.55
Product development ILV

Product development ILV

Lector: Mag. Barbara Hofleitner

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Innovation: definition, types, triggers
- Distinction between innovation management and product
- /service development
- Interaction of innovation strategy, organisation and culture
- Traditional vs. agile process models
- Embedding innovation management and
- product development in the corporate strategy
- Introduction to design thinking and agile product development
- Innovation and sustainability: Sustainability-oriented
- Innovation
- Methods and tools

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation, individual and/or group tasks, exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by lecturers, practical exercises, presentations by students.

Language

German

1.53
Process and process engineering ILV

Process and process engineering ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in DIin DIin Dr.in Victoria Krauter

2.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

- Technical Process and Technical System
- Basic production engineering terms
- Thermodynamics
- Heat and mass transfer, balancing
- Mechanical process engineering
- Thermal process engineering
- Chemical process engineering
- Fundamentals of the processing of raw and secondary raw materials

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation, individual and/or group tasks, exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by lecturers, practical exercises, presentations by students.

Language

German

2.55
Quality Management ILV

Quality Management ILV

Lector: Lukas Weiss, MSc

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Terms and definitions
- Development of quality management
- Tools and methods
- Standards and norms
- Developing QM systems
- Audits, certification and accreditation
- Total Quality Management and Six Sigma

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Einzelaufgabe, Gruppenaufgabe, Prüfung

Teaching methods

Blended Learning, bestehend aus Lehrendenvorträgen, praktischen Übungen, Präsentationen der Studierenden und E-Learning-Einheiten

Language

German

1.53
Special Quality Management ILV

Special Quality Management ILV

Lector: Mag. Josef Ruh

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Process-oriented quality and risk management - general principles of safety, risk and systems
- Basics of process and quality management
- Basics of risk management
- Selected qualitative/quantitative methods
- Risk management systems
Safety in theory and practice (of errors and accidents, the theory of normal disasters and organisations of high reliability)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Hausübung, schriftliche Abschlussprüfung

Teaching methods

Blended Learning, bestehend aus Vorträgen, praktischen Übungen, Präsentationen der Studierenden und E-Learning-Einheiten

Language

German

12
Life Cycle Analysis Exercises UE

Life Cycle Analysis Exercises UE

Lector: DI Bernd Brandt, Lisa Ehm, MSc, Dipl.-Ing. Werner Frühwirth, MSc

2.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

- Overview of software, databases and methods
- Introduction to the software open LCA
- Calculation and presentation of the ecological environmental impacts of selected product systems

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Course immanent examination character with final examination

Teaching methods

Blended Learning Approach
The blended learning approach includes teaching and learning methods in the face-to-face classes as well as in independent individual work packages.
- Exercises
- Individual self-study tasks
- Group work
- presentation
- Collaboration

Language

German

2.55
Resource management materials ILV

Resource management materials ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in DIin DIin Dr.in Victoria Krauter

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

- Structure of the materials
- Material properties
- Material groups- Metallic materials
- Ceramic materials
- Mineral materials
- Polymer materials (including paper)
- Composite materials and their structure

- Materials technology and manufacturing processes
- Materials cycles and recycling
- Materials testing

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Mid-term and final examination, poster preparation and presentation

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by lecturers, practical exercises, presentations by students.

Language

German

24

LectureSWSECTS
Introduction to waste management ILV

Introduction to waste management ILV

2.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

- Basics of waste management
- Circular Economy, European Union
- Waste hierarchy
- Economic and regulatory framework
- Classification of waste- Non-hazardous waste
- Hazardous waste


- Types of waste, waste catalogue, waste list
- Properties and characterisation of waste
- Methods and procedures of waste treatment- Disposal of waste
- Recovery of waste- Material recovery
- Energy recovery

- Preparation for reuse


- Processing of waste- Mechanical processes
- Physical and chemical processes
- Biological processes

- Overview of waste management and its actors
- Waste management in practice- Reporting and registration
- Registration
- Electronic data management

- Collection and recovery systems- Packaging
- End-of-life vehicles
- Waste electrical and electronic equipment

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation, individual and/or group tasks, exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by lecturers, practical exercises, presentations by students.

Language

German

2.55
Resource management in production management and trade ILV

Resource management in production management and trade ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Introduction and framework conditions of the production economy and trade in Austria (focus on food and beverages)
- General conditions, market analysis
- Structure of the production economy / trade
- Transport and sales packaging systems for food and beverages, reusable and disposable systems
- Food waste
- Resource management in the production industry - overview and problems
- Input from the field: VÖSLAUER
- Resource management in retailing - overview and problems
- Input from the field: REWE

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
written exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by teachers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units

Language

German

12
Seminar on material flow management SE

Seminar on material flow management SE

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

- Selected case studies of material flow management and process optimisation in companies and local authorities
Case studies on system boundaries
Application of software for material flow analysis (STAN)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Individual tasks and presentations

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

24
Material flow management and process optimisation ILV

Material flow management and process optimisation ILV

3SWS
6ECTS

Lecture contents

- Definition and introduction to the circular economy
- Importance for eco-design
- Operational circular economy
- Business models for increasing the circular economy
- Sharing economy
- Recycling, resource conservation and efficiency
- Waste prevention
- Waste generation and waste management
- Resource use in AT and internationally
- Resource protection: materials, raw materials, national raw materials plan
- Legal framework AT, EU

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Gruppenaufgaben, Präsentationen, Endprüfung

Teaching methods

Blended Learning, bestehend aus Lehrendenvorträgen, praktischen Übungen, Präsentationen der Studierenden und E-Learning-Einheiten

Language

German

36
Technologies in waste management and recycling ILV

Technologies in waste management and recycling ILV

3SWS
6ECTS

Lecture contents

- Waste collection
- Recycling technologies for the selective separation of valuable materials from waste:- Plastics
- Metals (e.g.: electrical and electronic equipment and end-of-life vehicles)
- Biogenic waste
- Paper and cardboard
- Glass
- Other (e.g.: substitute fuels)

- Recycling of plastics
- Recycling of end-of-life vehicles and electrical and electronic equipment
- Recycling of biogenic waste and waste wood
- Recycling of glass
- Recycling of construction waste, ashes and slags
- Material flow management
- In-house waste management
- Project work on current developments and "new" waste streams
If applicable, excursion to waste management companies (focus on technology)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation, project work and written final examination (open and multiple choice questions)

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by lecturers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units

Language

German

36
Environmental and resource economics ILV

Environmental and resource economics ILV

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

- Environmental Policy and Economics- Micro- and macroeconomic aspects of environmental policy
- Environmental policy instruments
- Public environmental performance

- Theoretical environmental economics- Allocation problem in the market economy
- Allocation of public goods

- Environmental Economics - Practice- Regulatory policy using the example of the Packaging Ordinance
- Market for emission certificates
- Environmental regulations
- Greening the tax system
- International dimension
- International resource markets for secondary raw materials

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Independent discussion of topics (individual work), active participation, group work, intermediate and final exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturer, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units

Language

German

24
Environmental management systems ILV

Environmental management systems ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Management systems and sustainability
- Normative framework for environmental management systems (ISO 14001, EMAS, EFB)
- Structure and content of environmental management systems
- Project planning, implementation and communication in the company
- Environmental controlling and reporting
- Environmental audits and certification of environmental management systems
- Normative bases (ISO 14001 and EMAS Regulation)
- Legal framework for environmental management systems
- Implementation in SMEs

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation, individual and/or group tasks, exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by teachers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units

Language

German

1.53

LectureSWSECTS
Bachelor thesis SE

Bachelor thesis SE

Lector: FH-Prof.in DIin DIin Dr.in Victoria Krauter

2SWS
10ECTS

Lecture contents

Students receive support and encouragement in the development of a suitable research design, in the creation of a concept as well as in the writing of the Bachelor's thesis.
The Bachelor's thesis is an extended work record of the professional internship, which is documented and scientifically reflected. The topic of the Bachelor's thesis results from the question chosen during the professional internship.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Independent work on a scientific question

Language

German

210
Internship PR

Internship PR

0SWS
19ECTS

Lecture contents

The students work on a specific task under the supervision of a person relevant to the subject. In the professional internship, the professional, methodological and social competences acquired during the degree programme are implemented and practically consolidated in the intended professional field of activity.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Practical application of the knowledge acquired during studies.

Language

German

019
Internship reflection SE

Internship reflection SE

Lector: FH-Prof.in DIin DIin Dr.in Victoria Krauter

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Experiences and procedures during the internship are discussed and reflected upon in the form of individual conversations and group discussions.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

reflecting on practical experience

Language

German

11

LectureSWSECTS
Industry specialisation 1 ILV

Industry specialisation 1 ILV

2.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

- Economic and legal framework conditions
- Technologies
- Value chain
- Case Studies Resource Management
For the following sectors:
- Food manufacturers
- Pharmaceutical industry
- Chemical industry,
- Packaging industry
Excursions to selected companies

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by teachers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units

Language

German

2.55
Industry specialisation 2 ILV

Industry specialisation 2 ILV

2.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

- Economic and legal framework conditions
- Technologies
- Value chain
- Case Studies Resource Management
- Entrepreneurship and Management
For the following industries:
- Metal industry
- Vehicle manufacturers
- Electrical and electronics industry
- Construction
- Wood processors
Excursions to selected companies

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by teachers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units

Language

German

2.55
Purchaising and Supply Chain Management ILV

Purchaising and Supply Chain Management ILV

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

- Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management
- Structure of the supply chain in industrial production chains
- Importance of SCM in the overall context
- SCM organisation in SMEs & corporate organisations
- Purchasing strategies
- Information systems in purchasing
- Supplier evaluation and selection
- Order quantity, disposition, order processing in the overall context of efficient production
- Key performance indicators in purchasing and supply chain management
- Management systems for controlling the efficiency of purchasing and supply chain organisations
Trends in the digitalisation of supply chain processes

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Quality of the Case Studies - Group Work

Teaching methods

- Lectures
- Case Studies
- Group work

Language

German-English

24
Conversation and negotiation techniques ILV

Conversation and negotiation techniques ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Taktisch Orientierung
- Die Harvard Prinzipien für sachgerechtes Verhandeln
- Analyse von Gesprächssituationen
- Werkzeuge der Verhandlungsführung (BATNA, ZOPA)
- Psychologie der Verhandlungsführung
- Verhandlungssituationen (Simulationen)
- Grundlagen der Überzeugungspsychologie

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Präsenz, Teilnahme an den Gruppendiskussionen, Bearbeitung der Fallstudien und Einzelaufgaben.

Teaching methods

Blended Learning, bestehend aus Lehrendenvorträgen, praktischen Übungen, Reflexion, Modellstudium, Quiz, Simulation.

Language

German

12
Logistics ILV

Logistics ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Basic concepts of logistics
- Logistics as a management function
- Logistics processes in industry and trade- Procurement logistics
- Production logistics
- Warehouse logistics
- Distribution logistics

- Main features of technical logistics systems
- Sustainability in logistics
- The resource "human being" in logistics
- Logistics - balance sheet
- Excursion

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Active participation, individual and/or group tasks, exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by teachers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

1.53
Marketing and product management ILV

Marketing and product management ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Generation of product ideas
- Product development process
- Analysis of the product and competitive environment
- Determination of product positioning
- Introduction of the product to the market
- Marking of products
- Product variation
- Control of introduced products

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Individual tasks, group task, examination

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturer, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

English

1.53
Operational und Commercial Excellence ILV

Operational und Commercial Excellence ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to the methodology of process optimisation in the area of operational and commercial excellence with a focus on Lean Six Sigma.

Structure of the Course:
- The Six Sigma Toolbox
- The Six Sigma core processes:- Define
- Measure
- Analyse
- Improve
- Control

- Methods of Lean Management (5S, SMED, Kanban,...)
- Application of statistical methods in the context of Lean Six Sigma
- Use cases from practice
- Exchange between students on relevant topics, case studies

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Individual tasks, group task, exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturer, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

1.53
Project and process management ILV

Project and process management ILV

2.5SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics
- Relationship between projects, processes and organisations
- Definition and perception of projects and processes
Management of individual projects
- Definition of the project mandate
- Definition of project goals
- Project organisation (project client, project manager, project team)
- Project structure plan and work packages
- Project environment analysis and risk assessment
- Milestone plan and time schedule
- Resource planning
- Project costs
- Project controlling and variance management
- Project completion and follow-up projects
Practical application in a project planned by the students
Project financing and funding

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
written exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of lectures by teachers, practical exercises, presentations by students and e-learning units.

Language

German

2.55

Number of teaching weeks
16 per semester

Electives
Selection and participation according to available places. There may be separate admission procedures.

Language of instruction
German

How you benefit

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.

  • Waste management company
  • Manufacturing industry
    • Packaging and food manufacturers
    • Chemical & pharmaceutical industries
    • Metal industry
    • Vehicle manufacturers
    • Construction industry
  • Commercial enterprises
  • Technical offices and service companies
  • Research institutions
  • Management consultancy

Master's degree programs

High Tech Manufacturing

Master, part-time

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Technical Management

Master, part-time

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Packaging Technology and Sustainability

Master, part-time

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Admission

  • General higher education entrance qualification:
    • University entrance qualification or degree from a general or vocational secondary school
    • University entrance exam (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 exam (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)
    The following compulsory subjects of the university entrance exam for university courses of study are recognized, in addition to an essay on a general topic (D) in accordance with the Act on University Entrance Qualifications (StudBerG) as a prerequisite for admission to this degree program:
    • Chemistry Level 2
    • Physics Level 1
    • English 1
      For more information about which university entrance exams are recognized, please visit the secretary's office
  • University entrance exams for one of the following university courses of study are recognized as an admission requirement
    • Natural Sciences: Biology
    • Chemistry > Nutritional Sciences
    • Pharmacy
    • School Subject Biology and Environmental Studies
    • School Subject Chemistry
    • School Subject Home Economics and Nutrition
    • Technical Physics
    • School Subject Physics
    • Technical Chemistry
    • School Subject Chemistry
    • Food and Biotechnology
    • Landscape Planning and Landscape Architecture
    • Forest Management
    • Wood and Natural Fiber Technology
    • Environmental and Organic-Resource Management
    • Land and Water Management
    • Agricultural Sciences
    • Viticulture, Oenology and Wine Management
  • Relevant professional qualification with additional exams
    • Apprenticeship groups for brewing and beverage technology, chemical laboratory technology, chemical process technology, printing technology, prepress technology, disposal and recycling specialist - waste, disposal and recycling specialist - waste water, glassmaking, cardboard box manufacturer, designer, plastic molding, plastics technology, painting technology, food technology , metalworking, metal technology, surface technology, paper technology, pharmaceutical technology, physics laboratory assistant, production technician, packaging technology, materials technology
    • Secondary vocational schools: civil engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, computer and communication technology, data processing, electronics, electrical engineering, precision engineering, aviation technology, glass technology, woodworking and sawing technology, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, microelectronics, reproduction and printing technology, textile chemistry, textile technology
    • Necessary additional exams: English, either Chemistry 2 or Physics 1 depending on the profession

Regulation for the admission of third country citizens (PDF 233 KB)

Information for applicants with non-Austrian (school) certificates (PDF 145 KB)

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • University entrance certificate / University entrance exam (Studienberechtigungsprüfung) / proof of relevant professional qualification
  • If necessary, the certificate of completion of compulsory military or civil service.
  • For those changing degree programs: transcripts of the completed exams
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV in table form

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.

  • Aim
    The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the multi-level admission procedure with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skills needed for the intended profession.
  • Process
    In a written test your logical thinking skills and understanding of scientific processes are analyzed and documented. This test serves to determine your aptitude for a scientific education and is not intended to assess your knowledge. In the second phase of the admission procedure you will take part in an interview to help determine your ability and readiness to learn. The focus is on motivation, capacity for careful consideration, ability to work well under pressure and endurance as well as the ability to express yourself verbally. The admission interview will be evaluated by a score.
  • Criteria
    The criteria for acceptance are based solely on performance. The geographical origin of the applicant has no influence on the admission decision. The admission requirements must be met in all cases. Applicants are evaluated according to the following weighting system:
    • Admission test (60%)
    • Admission interview (40%)
    The admission committee (which comprises, among others, the head of the academic section and representatives of the teaching staff) awards places to the applicants who score highest in the tests. The process as a whole and all test and assessment results from the admission procedure are documented in a transparent and verifiable manner.

Studying with disabilities

If you have any questions regarding accessibility or if you have a specific need in the admission procedure due to an impairment, please contact Ursula Weilenmann for organizational reasons as early as possible at barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at.

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 Weilenmann in which form you require support.

Your contact person in the department Gender & Diversity Management
Mag.a Ursula Weilenmann, Mitarbeiterin
barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at
http://www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/barrierefrei

 


Contact

Secretary's office

Silke Wiesbauer
Barbara Zottl
Vienna BioCenter
Helmut-Qualtinger-Gasse 2, OG3.F.07
1030 Vienna
P: +43 1 606 68 77-3560
F: +43 1 606 68 77-3569
nrm@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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Office hours during semester
Mon to Wed, 9.00 a.m.-12.00 p.m. and
1.00 p.m.-3.00 p.m.

New study location from winter semester 2022/23
The Department of Applied Life Sciences will move to the newly built House of Science & Engineering at Favoritenstraße 222, 1100 Vienna in the summer of 2022.

Teaching staff and research staff


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