Project, process and quality management and corporate management in technically-oriented firms are at the core of the Technical Management Master degree program. They interlink detailed technical knowledge and management competencies - an ideal combination for managerial functions or to apply your know-how as a consultant. You will train your assessment of economically viable ideas and learn how to successfully implement these, maybe in your own newly founded company.
Mag.a Felicitas ZemanFavoritenstraße 226, B.3.25 1100 Vienna T: +43 1 606 68 77-2400 F: +43 1 606 68 77-2409 firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours during the semesterTues, 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.
During the holidays by appointment
Application period for academic year 2020/21
1st October 2019 to 9th August 2020
tuition fee / semester:
+ 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)
With your existing technical knowledge, you have already laid the foundation for the Master degree program. You are now keen to expand on this by complementing your profile with subjects such as Business Studies, Marketing, Controlling and Accounting. You are aiming for a leadership role as the logical next and imminent step in your career. Yet, you still lack the management skills - which you are now about to acquire in the Master degree program. To you, innovation is not just a buzz word, but an opportunity to clearly enhance processes or products. You are keen to competently address regulatory questions around product liability, e-commerce, warranties or patent law in your career. If German is not your first language, you have to mandatorily to provide a German language certificate at least at level B2.
By opting for the Technical Management Master degree program, you already hold the key to success in your hand. Because you will achieve success at home and abroad by combining specialized technical know-how, management methods and project, process and quality management. The two specializations in Information Technology and Environmental and Energy Technology deal with internationally topical issues. You may, for instance, offer some solutions to these issues in your Master thesis. Our University of Applied Sciences can offer the academic environment and infrastructure you need to contribute in this field. Our excellently equipped laboratories, such as the electronics and network laboratory and our special photovoltaic facility for teaching and testing, are at your disposal for your research. You will participate in R&D projects, together with innovative companies in commerce and industry. This will enhance your technical and scientific expertise. Practical relevance is also guaranteed through our Campus Lecture evenings which are open to all and offer contributions by prominent experts.
Projects should, in the practical world, always endeavor to benefit society and the environment. This is also the guideline for project selection in the degree program. In the Information Technology specialization field in the Technical Management Master degree program, the development of a system allowing highly parametrizable traffic simulation is planned, for instance. This project will allow a network of roads to be arbitrarily modeled, permitting addition and interaction of various road users. The complete system will allow for the inclusion all types of roads, crossings, traffic lights, footpaths, bikeways and trolley cars. Using a graphical user interface, experiments and surveys will be carried out to analyze existing and new traffic situations such as normal traffic, congestion, accidents or roadworks, and to examine potential counter-strategies such as detours or changing traffic light timing.
You will participate in the analysis of results and in finding answers to various traffic situations, to the benefit of road users.
Our individual options for further education within the framework of the degree program are your added value towards your career planning or finding a job. We can offer you certifications which are important to industry, such as PMA Project Management Austria or the Process Management Certificate.
Your degree program will focus on project, process and quality management. Business administration, law and personal development will round out your education. You will require these core skills to successfully manage projects. A strong technical emphasis will interlink your various competencies.
English Terminology for Business EconomicsMoneyFinanceBalancingInvestmentEvaluation of Business Organisations
Continuous assessmentclass participationdistance learning presentationswritten paper
peer workpresentationsclass participationdistance learning
Basic knowlegde in Austrian contract law and law of liability
Final examWritten examination at the end of the course: case studies.
Lecture and case studies
The SE "Leadership and intercultural management" serves as a propaedeutic course at the beginning of your TM studies. It will be conducted in two separate groups by two lectors featuring a diverse professional background focussing on different content issues. Groups will be exchanged in mid-semester.We will cover basics of intercultural management which will increasingly determinate your working environment as well as various aspects of leading others which will be a crucial requirement for your future carreer but also facilitating your progress and success as a student:• Cultural issues will be covered by Mag'a Petra Schmidinger from am individual perspective, and by Dr. Paul Martin Frentz from a business perspective.• Leadership issues will be addressed by Mag'a Petra Schmidinger with respect to dealing with co-workers as well as social and communicative competence, and by Dr. Paul Martin Frentz with respect to conceptual guiding and steering co-workers in daily business situations.Details of Mag'a Petra Schmidinger's part:Leadership as a carreer goal, requirements and expectations of leaders in business, developing a clear role and self-understanding, leadership styles and effects on co-workers, basics of communication psychology for leaders, problems of authority and guidance, areas of conflict and conflict resolution models, intercultural competence, thinking about own patterns and images with respect to other cultures.Details of Dr. Paul Martin Frentz's part:Communication in operations leadership, presentation, negotiation, and multinational working situations, non-verbal communicating with brands as part of international marketing, understanding processes and instruments, applying individually in the students daily business.
Continuous assessmentPresence and active contributions in discussions and group work: 30%Presenting group work results: 30%Writtten exam: 40%
Lecture/knowledge inputs (based on a script)Case studies (in English)Dealing with examples from your own businessAnalyzing interviews with upper management individualsShort exercisesGroup work with presentations of resultsBasic literature and reading package (partly in English)
The role, tasks and strategic aspects of product management in the marketing department and the enterpriseProduct management and marketing mix (product, promotion, place, price)Analysis of the lifecycle of products and product portfolioProduct innovationsBrand policyEthical aspects of product management and marketingPLM : product lifecycle management
Final examArticle and exam at the end of the course
Mathematical foundation of probability theory, absolute and conditional probabilities, discrete and continous probability distributions, applications in economy and technology.
1. Assessment Center as one methodology for selecting managers. Professional success strategies, application, references, tests, interview2. Group dynamics: stages of group development, roles, conflict management in teams3. talk and question techniques, meetings, different types of communication, feedback, body language, internal and external views;
Theoretical input and practical exercises
Students work on specific product management case studies and create in group work suggested solutions. These will be discussed in class with respect to their advantages and disadvantages. For new products and services, the different phases of the product life cycle are determined and discussed on their possible implementation variants.
Continuous assessmentFinal team discussion of assigned business case, personal Q&A session at the end of the team presentation
Lectures and testimonial business leader.Case studies with group presentations and class discussion
Business English:Cultural AwarenessNegotiationsLeadership/Management
Continuous assessmentClass participationDistance learning exercises on Moodle PlatformPeer PresentationsMini Negotiations
Reading, writing, listening and talking.Active interaction and communication.Presentations. Role plays.
The students should be able to find solutions for fundamental legal problems concerning the employment of workforce: beginning and ending of labor contracts, know the difference between the various possible forms of employment und the legal frame for payment and benefits.
Final examWritten examination with casestudies at the end of the course
Lecture and casestudies
Innovations and innovation managementStructured idea management processTechnology management and its role in strategic and operational innovation management in enterprisesDevelopment of innovation strategies with reference to markets and products Development of innovation strategies and measures for their implementationSuccess factorsMeasuring innovation activitiesInnovation indicatorsInnovation funding
Continuous assessmentLecture: Written examination. Seminar: Team presentation of business case as result of Innovation process
Lecturing, Class discussions, Seminar
Introduction and BasicsEntrepreneurial thinking in high-tech corporationsManagement of high-tech TeamsCorporate strategy, KFS and goal SettingOrganizational design: Classic vs modern organizational structures, prerequisites, pros and cons, examplesProcess organization: Requirements, critical issues and KFS, time and cost Drivers, organizational development
Continuous assessmentInherent tests and written final
ILV: Lecture, exercises, case studies, analytical management tools
Statistical parameter estimation, confidence limits, determination of sample size, hypothesis testing, parametric and nonparametric tests, quality control and quality management.
This lecture course gives an introduction, how requirements engineering works.All important parts of the requirement engineering will be shown and discussed by using best practice examples.The lecture course is separated into following main parts:a) Short description of the IEEE P1220 standard for requirement engineeringb) Roles and responsibilities in the requirement engineering processc) Skills which are necessary for good requirement engineeringd) Integration of the requirement engineering process in other (overall)
Final examWritten exam at the end of the course.At least 60% are required for passing the exam. (Module exam)
Managementsystems for organizations, like environmental- and energysystems, from ISO standards and legal requirements (Austria).
Final examwritten examination
Energy efficiency perspectives and efficiency optimisation in selected areas (e.g. HVAC, lighting, drive technology, traffic, industrial processes, energy storage...)Characteristic aspects of energy efficiency (e.g. rebound effects)Key regulatory elements of energy efficiency and their implementation (energy passes, energy efficiency labels, norms, European guidelines and their national implementation)
Final examlectures, written final examination
practical training and projects for the technical assesment of aspects in our environment
Continuous assessmentproject studie and presentation
Creation of a requirement specification document based on a case study project
Final examAssesment of submitted specification document (Module exam)
Development of a personal handbook. continues support in few attended lectures
Technology Assessment and Life cycle assesment
The course provides a general overview over the broad field of IT-Security, with a focus on practical relevance and current technologies. Topics are, among others, cryptographic foundations, firewall technologies, authentication methods, certificates, and cloud security.
Final examFinal Exam
Classroom lecture and lab exercises
Special aspects of requirements engineering, practical application of methods for problems of IT requirements.
Final examContinuous assessments throughout the content presentation. (Module exam)
ILV, creation of a project related document which will be used in following courses
ecological aspects, evaluation and comparison for different energy sources
VO with moodle
Number of teaching weeks18 per semester
TimesOn three to four evenings/week from 5.30 p.m.-8.45 p.m. and on certain Saturdays from 8.30 a.m.-5.00 p.m.
Language of instructionGerman
Graduates of the Technical Management Master degree program will embark on careers in leading positions or act as consultants in the fields of project, product, technology and innovation management, in cost controlling or in company and human resources management. You will also be qualified for marketing, sales, logistics and the support of key account customers. You may assume responsibility for quality assurance or process optimization and development. You will mostly be engaged in technically oriented industries:
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
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 e-mail, mail or in person by no later than the end of October.
The selection process examines the technical aptitude of the applicants for the Master's degree program. It comprises a written test and an interview. The secretary's office will notify you of the date for the selection process.
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 yours. Personal and individual contact with your buddy should facilitate your entry into the degree program.
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Head of Degree Program Green Mobility, Academic Staff
We work closely with renowned companies in commerce and industry, with universities, institutions and schools. This guarantees you contacts for 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!