Master

Packaging Technology and Sustainability

Packaging Technology and Sustainability

part-time

 

Packaging Technology and Sustainability

Packaging Technology and Sustainability is the first part-time Master’s 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.

Department
Applied Life Sciences
Topics
Environment
Technologies

Highlights

  • Tailored to the life cycle of the most important packaging materials paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass

  • Focus on sustainable production and product design

  • Cooperation with the packaging industry guarantees practical orientation

  • Acquisition of English technical language

  • Preparation for a leading role in the packaging industry

     

    Facts

    Final degree

    Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)

    Duration of course
    4 Semesters
    Organisational form
    part-time

    tuition fee per semester

    € 363,361

    + ÖH premium + contribution2

    ECTS
    120 ECTS
    Language of instruction
    English

    Application winter semester 2023/24

    1st November 2022 to 30th June 2023

    Study places

    26

    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)

    New study location from winter semester 2022/23: The Department of Applied Life Sciences will move to the new building at Favoritenstraße 222, 1100 Vienna in the summer of 2022.

    Before the studies

    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.

    Why you should study with us

    Study place = lab place

    Sharing is good, however, not your lab space, please. You are guaranteed your own.

    Highly sought-after knowledge

    What you learn here is crucial to solving global problems.

    International network

    Going abroad for an internship or a job: this is the next logical step when studying with us.

    • Bachelor's or diploma degree from a university with a total of 180 ECTS.
      Comprising of at least:
      15 ECTS credits from natural sciences
      15 ECTS from packaging technology
      6 ECTS from quality management and
      15 ECTS from the field of economics and management.
    • In exceptional cases, the FH teaching board decides together with the head of the degree programme.
    • Equivalent foreign certificate
    • With the bachelor's degree programmes in sustainable resource management and packaging technology offered at the FH Campus Wien, the admission requirements are fulfilled.

    Regulations for students from third countries (german document, PDF 294 KB)

    Information on the authentication of foreign document (PDF 145 KB)

    To apply you will require the following documents:

    • Birth certificate
    • Proof of citizenship
    • Certificate of bachelor or diploma degree / equivalent foreign certificate
    • 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. 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.

    To apply you will require the following documents:

    • Birth certificate
    • Proof of citizenship
    • Certificate of bachelor or diploma degree / equivalent foreign certificate
    • 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. 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.


    During the studies

    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.

    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.

     

    Student voices

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    Portrait Miguel Di Gennaro

    "The first semester introduced us to the world of sustainable packaging and provided a good overview of current trends in packaging development."

    Miguel Di Gennaro studies Packaging Technology and Sustainability.

    Portrait Katharina Pavlovic

    "The combination of packaging technology, sustainability, management, science and research prepares me well for promising positions in the industry."

    Katharina Pavlovic studies Packaging Technology and Sustainability.

     

    Curriculum

    Advanced Packaging Technology ILV
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Advanced Packaging Technology ILV

    Lector: Univ.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Manfred Tacker

    3 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Conventional as well as novel technologies and concepts,
    - selected topics in packaging technology,
    - digitalisation and linking of all partners in the supply chain,
    - materials, production and filling,
    - hygienic design and decontamination.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment (including assessment methods such as preliminary test, intermediate test, homework, students´ collaboration, and final exam)

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning (including learning methods such as frontal teaching, distance learning, exercises, work tasks, students&acute; presentations, etc.)

    Language

    English

    Life Cylce Assessment I ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Life Cylce Assessment I ILV

    Lector: Lisa Ehm, MSc

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment (including assessment methods such as preliminary test, intermediate test, homework, students´ collaboration, and final exam)

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning (including learning methods such as frontal teaching, distance learning, exercises, work tasks, students&acute; presentations, etc.)

    Language

    English

    Methods in Resource Management ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Methods in Resource Management ILV

    Lector: DI Bernd Brandt

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Overview on selected methods in resource management:
    - Waste management systems, resource saving and waste prevention
    - Ecodesign
    - Environmental management systems (EMS)
    - Material flow analysis (MFA)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment (including assessment methods such as preliminary test, intermediate test, homework / exercises, students´ collaboration, and final exam)

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning (including learning methods such as frontal teaching, distance learning, exercises, work tasks, students&acute; presentations, etc.)

    Language

    English

    Presentation Techniques ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Presentation Techniques ILV

    Lector: Martin Musil

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Definition of presentation goals,
    - selection of information,
    - choice of media and message,
    - designing a compelling presentation structure,
    - dealing with stress,
    - handling questions from the audience.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment (including assessment methods such as preliminary test, intermediate test, homework, students´ collaboration, and final exam)

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning (including learning methods such as frontal teaching, distance learning, exercises, work tasks, students&acute; presentations, etc.)

    Language

    English

    Research and Project Management ILV
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS

    Research and Project Management ILV

    Lector: Mag. Daniel Spichtinger, MA, DI Rainer Svacinka

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Project Management Basics
    - Project Management Tools
    - EU funded projects
    - Evaluation of research proposals
    - Joint development of full research proposal (applicable for international and national funding)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment (homework, students´ collaboration, development of project)

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning (including learning methods such as frontal teaching, distance learning, exercises, work tasks, students&acute; presentations, etc.)

    Language

    English

    Scientific English in Packaging Technology I ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Scientific English in Packaging Technology I ILV

    Lector: Dr.in Mary Grace Wallis

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The SEiPT I course is all about communicating: communicating science and technology, communicating in English... which means we will be discussing, presenting and reflecting upon current topics relevant for packaging technologists. Topics will be chosen which align with the aims of the degree programme and by working closely with other lecturers will complement the content of courses running in parallel.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment (including assessment of all spoken and written in-class and independent tasks, both as individuals and as members of teams, collaboration)

    Teaching methods

    Student-centred methods: discussions, presentations, self-assessment/-reflection tasks, written individual and group tasks, blended learning.

    Language

    English

    Scientific Working ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Scientific Working ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof.in DI.in Dr.in Silvia Apprich, FH-Prof.in DIin DIin Dr.in Victoria Krauter

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Literature survey databases
    - How to prepare a scientific text
    - Citation of scienitific literature
    - Avoiding plagiarism
    - Presentation techniques
    - Basics in design of experiment (DoE)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment (including assessment methods such as preliminary test, intermediate test, homework, students´ collaboration, and final exam)

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning (including learning methods such as frontal teaching, distance learning, exercises, work tasks, students&acute; presentations, etc.)

    Language

    English

    Statistics in Scientific Working ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Statistics in Scientific Working ILV

    Lector: Bernhard Huber, Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Schipfer

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Data collection
    - Data description
    - Distributions
    - Confidence interval
    - Hypothesis testing
    - Correlation and regression
    - Design of Experiment
    - Use of statistical software (minitab)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment (including assessment methods such as preliminary test, intermediate test, homework, students´ collaboration, and final exam)

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning (including learning methods such as frontal teaching, distance learning, exercises, work tasks, etc)

    Language

    English

    Conflict and Moderation Techniques ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Conflict and Moderation Techniques ILV

    Lector: Martin Musil

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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
    This programme is designed to develop your capabilities in interpersonal communication: avoiding unnecessary conflicts as well as conflict management and helping to settle conflicts.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment (including assessment methods such as preliminary test, intermediate test, homework, students´ collaboration, and final exam)

    Teaching methods

    Concise presentation of the theoretical background. “As much theory as necessary as little as possible&rdquo;.
    Topic-centred group work. Peer consultation, peer coaching.
    Feedback from lecturer and peers. Simulations of challenging situations.

    Language

    English

    Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Strategy ILV
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Strategy ILV

    Lector: Mag. Gernot Marecek

    3 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Sources of innovation,
    - business model innovation,
    - new business development,
    - entrepreneurial selling,
    - managing a start-up or small business, private equity & venture capital

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment (including assessment methods such as preliminary test, intermediate test, homework, students´ collaboration, and final exam)

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning (including learning methods such as frontal teaching, distance learning, exercises, work tasks, students&acute; presentations, etc.)

    Language

    English

    Leadership ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Leadership ILV

    Lector: Mag. Jacqueline Dyadio

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - 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.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment (including assessment methods such as preliminary test, intermediate test, homework, students´ collaboration, and final exam)

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning (including learning methods such as frontal teaching, distance learning, exercises, work tasks, students&acute; presentations, etc.)

    Language

    English

    Legal Aspects in Sustainability ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Legal Aspects in Sustainability ILV

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Peter Hodecek, MBA, Mag., LLM Clemens Konrad

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Sustainable development and the law
    - Environmental values and principles
    - Climate Change
    - Environmental regulations and policies in the European Union
    - Waste regulations
    - Circular Economy
    - Extended Producer Responsibility
    - Packaging waste, plastic waste

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment (including assessment methods such as preliminary test, intermediate test, homework, students´ collaboration, and final exam)

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning (including learning methods such as frontal teaching, distance learning, exercises, work tasks, students&acute; presentations, etc.)

    Language

    English

    Life Cycle Assessment II ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Life Cycle Assessment II ILV

    Lector: Lisa Ehm, MSc

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Investigation of existing LCA studies on packaging
    - Operating OpenLCA and Ecoinvent
    - Realization of an LCA study

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment (including assessment methods such as homework and a final group report)

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning (including learning methods such as frontal teaching, distance learning, exercises, work tasks, students&acute; presentations, etc.)

    Language

    English

    Packaging Testing Systems and Technology ILV
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Packaging Testing Systems and Technology ILV

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Lukas Prielinger, BSc, Dr. techn. Bernhard Rainer, MSc

    3 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Conventional and novel testing systems and technology,
    - chemical, physical and microbial tests,
    - non-destructive testing systems and technology,
    - specific material testing procedures for packaging made of paper, board or plastic
    - test programs and parameters,
    - interpretation of test results

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment
    • Online test
    • Homework – preparation for the laboratory course
    • Laboratory protocol

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning
    - frontal teaching and presentations
    - distance learning and online courses & tests
    - laboratory exercise
    - writing of a laboratory protocol

    Language

    English

    Scientific English in Packaging Technology II ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Scientific English in Packaging Technology II ILV

    Lector: Dr.in Mary Grace Wallis

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The SEiPT II course consolidates and extends the knowledge and skills relevant for packaging technologists from the previous SEiPT I course.
    Topics will be chosen which align with the aims of the degree programme and by working closely with other lecturers will complement the content of courses running in parallel.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment (including assessment of all spoken and written in-class and independent tasks, both as individuals and as members of teams, collaboration)

    Teaching methods

    Student-centred methods: discussions, presentations, self-assessment/-reflection tasks, written individual and group tasks, blended learning.

    Language

    English

    Sustainability and Resource Management ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Sustainability and Resource Management ILV

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Manuel Pfitzner, BSc, Lola-Charlotte Wenger, MSc

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Definition and principles of sustainability,
    - Integration of environmental, social and economic acting,
    - Strategies in sustainability,
    - Reuse and recycling,
    Sustainable business strategies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment (including assessment methods such as preliminary test, intermediate test, homework, students´ collaboration, and final exam)

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning (including learning methods such as frontal teaching, distance learning, exercises, work tasks, students&acute; presentations, etc.)

    Language

    English

    Financial Management ILV
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Financial Management ILV

    Lector: Mag. Zewar Germiany

    3 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    This course provides a broad introduction of the major theories and models of financial management, which are offered as aids for the understanding, evaluation and resolution of financial managers' problems. The course contents will cover the following subjects:
    - Financial reporting
    - Working capital
    - Financial statement and cash flow analysis
    - Capital structure
    - Sources of capital
    - Investment and project evaluation
    - NPV and IRR
    - Financial planning
    - Risk management

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment (including assessment methods such as preliminary test, intermediate test, homework, students´ collaboration, and final exam)

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning (including learning methods such as frontal teaching, distance learning, exercises, work tasks, students&acute; presentations, etc.)

    Language

    English

    Managerial Economics ILV
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Managerial Economics ILV

    Lector: Dr. Wolfgang Koller

    3 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Managerial economics refers to the application of economic theory and the analytical tools of decision science to examine how an organisation can achieve its aims and objectives most efficiently. The course, aimed at business students as well as practitioners, will teach you a comprehensive and strategic approach to management of a firm or organisation, from the perspective of optimisation.

    The topics covered in the course are:
    - demand and supply,
    - elasticity of demand and supply,
    - competitive markets and economic efficiency,
    - cost, including opportunity cost and sunk cost,
    - market power, monopoly, oligopoly,
    - pricing policy, strategic thinking,
    - externalities, asymmetric information, incentives and organization.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment (including assessment methods such as intermediate test, homework, students´ presentation, and final exam)

    Teaching methods

    Mix of teaching methods: frontal teaching, exercises, assignment, student presentation.

    Language

    English

    Regulatory Affairs ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Regulatory Affairs ILV

    Lector: Mag. Pharm. Ulrich Czypionka

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Short introduction on Packaging Materials for Pharmaceutical Products function and contribution to the product
    - Reasons for increasing Quality Focus on packaging materials for Pharmaceuticals
    - Describing the Procedures to get marketing authorization focusing on packaging material EC and USA
    - The Involved Authorities
    - The Legal Framework, sources, documents and guidelines (overview)
    - The Quality Issues behind the procedure
    - Sources of Quality Specifications for selected packaging materials
    - Short abstract on Foodstuffs and Cosmetics regulatory procedures

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    TEST (WRITTEN)

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning (including learning methods such as frontal teaching, distance learning, exercises, work tasks, students&acute; presentations, etc.) PRESENTATION

    Language

    English

    Toxicology ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Toxicology ILV

    Lector: Dr. Nina Macho, MSc, Dr. Silvio Wuschko

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basic principles in toxicology
    - Toxicological test methods (in-vivo & in-vitro)
    - Regulatory requirements
    - Environmental toxicology
    - Toxicological risk assessment
    - Extractables/Leachables from packaging material
    - Toxicological hazard of plastic material

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment (including assessment methods such as preliminary test, intermediate test, homework, students´ collaboration, and final exam)

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning (including learning methods such as frontal teaching, distance learning, exercises, work tasks, students&acute; presentations, etc.)

    Language

    English

    Trends and Future Markets in Packaging ILV
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Trends and Future Markets in Packaging ILV

    Lector: Barbara Zottl, BSc MSc

    3 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Insights about current packaging trends and potentials for innovations and future markets from key note speakers along the value-added chain (packaging producers, manufacturer of branded goods, service providers, science, etc.)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment by accomplishing partial performances incl. questionnaires, online exam, online exercises, participation, term paper, peer feedback and pitch presentation.

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning approach
    • Lecture format: key note speeches, activating teaching and learning methods
    • Work packages & exercises:
    – Compulsory literature: basic understanding of current trends in the packaging industry, serves as preparation for key note speeches, encourages independent research and analysis of current trends for further problem identification and prospective solution proposals
    – Online-exam: exam about compulsory literature in Moodle
    – Questionnaire: Students prepare on their own individual questionnaires with up to 5 questions prior to key note speeches, which serve as basic research for their term paper
    – Online exercise: online exercise in Moodle about global trends in the packaging industry in conjunction with SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
    – Term paper: Students work individually on a self-elected or a predetermined topic including research, description, problem identification and solution proposals (trends, innovations) in the packaging industry by composing all findings in a term paper. This serves for a deep knowledge acquisition of current popular topics in the packaging industry as well as for a deep dive along the value chain. Furthermore, it facilitates structure and constitution of a scientific paper. For detailed information regarding structure of a term paper please see “DO_PTS_Guide for the preparation of a seminar paper&rdquo; in Moodle.
    – Peer-Feedback: Evaluation and critical review of one term paper of a fellow student via Moodle. Selection will take place via a random generator.
    – Presentation/Pitch: individual 5 minutes pitch presentation about own term paper including topic introduction, description of current situation, problem identification and proposals for potential solutions/innovations for the according field of the packaging industry. Selection of various support material for presentation and visualization is at your own choice (PPT, Flip-Chart, poster, video, etc.). This part mainly encourages preparation, structure, creativity and advancement of presentation techniques for pitches / key note speeches.

    Language

    English

    Electives (6 ECTS of your choice)

    Advanced Filling Technology ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Advanced Filling Technology ILV

    Lector: Ing. Peter Kerstan

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Physical characteristics of filling goods
    - Dosing technology
    - Filling machines and filling techniques
    - Industrial Handling
    - Closure techniques
    - Robotics in packaging practice
    - Hygienic Design and cleaning
    - Aseptic processing and sterilisable packaging
    - Periphery in packaging technology
    - Industry 4.0 and Sustainability
    - Packaging techniques and creation of load units
    - Load securing

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Integrated course with immanent examinations; Written Project work - Preparation (20 P), Project work – peer review (10 P), Project work - presentation (10 P), Participation (20 P), final written exam (40 P)
    100 P, >60 P to pass

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning consisting of lectures, integrated workshops, preparation of a teamwork including presentation by the students.

    Language

    English

    Digital Transformation in the Packaging Industry ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Digital Transformation in the Packaging Industry ILV

    Lector: Mag. Gernot Marecek

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Digitization, digitalization, digital transformation
    - basic knowledge, distinction, historical development
    - specific concepts, possibilities and practical use
    - case studies from the industry

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Research paper (50%); active participation in class (50%)

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    English

    Ethics ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Ethics ILV

    Lector: Dr.in Mary Grace Wallis

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basic ethical concepts
    - Ethical decision-making, self-responsibility, reflecting on consequences of actions (e.g. code of conduct)
    - Ethical issues related to the professional field (e.g. CSR, SDG, scientific integrity …)
    - Current ethical issues relevant to packaging technology and sustainability

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Online assignments, active participation in discussions and presentations

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning, lectures, student discussions and presentations, e-learning units.

    Language

    English

    Waste Prevention and Preservation of Resources in Packaging ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Waste Prevention and Preservation of Resources in Packaging ILV

    Lector: Sabine Schiessler, BSc MSc MSc

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Methods and instruments for waste prevention
    - Dimensions of sustainability
    - What is holistic sustainability (in packaging) and what does it entail?
    - Assessment methods for holistic sustainability in packaging
    - Recyclability assessment of packaging
    - EU recycling package
    - Collection systems, current collection, collection types, recycling quotas

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Participation, Practical Exercises, Project work, Presentation

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning, consisting of
    - Lectures
    - Practical Exercises
    - Project Work
    - Presentations by students

    Language

    English

    Master Seminar SE
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Master Seminar SE

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Students have to conduct a Master thesis (16 ECTS) in English, present the topic and results within the Master seminar (3 ECTS) and pass a final Master's exam (2 ECTS).
    For the Master seminar, students have to prepare a presentation of their Master thesis and to present it to a scientific audience.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Mandatory participation

    Teaching methods

    Research-guided learning

    Language

    English

    Master Thesis MT
    0 SWS
    16 ECTS

    Master Thesis MT

    0 SWS   16 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Students have to conduct a Master thesis (16 ECTS) in English, present the topic and results within the Master seminar (3 ECTS) and pass a final Master's exam (2 ECTS).
    The Master thesis serves the evidence that the student is able to work on a scientific topic independently. The selected topic has to be related to packaging technology and/or sustainability.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Research-guided leraning

    Language

    English

    Master‘s Exam AP
    0 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Master‘s Exam AP

    0 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Students have to conduct a Master thesis (16 ECTS) in English, present the topic and results within the Master seminar (3 ECTS) and pass a final Master's exam (2 ECTS).
    The Master thesis serves the evidence that the student is able to work on a scientific topic independently. The selected topic has to be related to packaging technology and/or sustainability.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Research-guided leraning

    Language

    German

    Packaging Development and Design ILV
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Packaging Development and Design ILV

    3 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Introduction to packaging development and design,
    - Introduction to Strategy and Implementation design principles
    - Design Thinking / Client centricity (practical unit)
    - Understanding and reproducing briefing information (The value of information)
    - Transfer of briefing information into project tasks
    - Holistic approach to Packaging (practical unit)
    - Introduction to aligned working principles (Packaging Wheel)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    three consecutive assignmentsin combination with continuous assessment of students’ collaboration

    Teaching methods

    Integrated learning (including frontal lecture, remote learning, individual exercises & work tasks, Group work, students&acute; presentations, client centicity research)

    Language

    English

    Electives (3 ECTS of your choice)

    Design Thinking ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Design Thinking ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    • Introduction on agile development methods
    • Design Thinking: mindset, process, phases, tools
    • A cooperation of Florida Gulf Coast University and FH Campus Wien where students run through a Design Thinking project in int. teams

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent lecture

    - Assignments (40%)
    - Peer assessment (30%)
    - Active participation in the online lectures (20%)

    A total of 100 points must be achieved. At 60 points, the ILV has been positively completed.

    Teaching methods

    Interactive workshop setting with synchronous and asynchronous phases.

    Language

    English

    Industrial Packaging ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Industrial Packaging ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The course offers a transition from the theoretical part to practice in the market. Structured is this elective according to packaging materials and types of packaging. First, the consideration of secondary packaging made of paper such as filler material, corrugated board components or plastics such as films or injection-moulded parts such as twin-wall sheets.
    A brief outlook is also given on wooden packaging or metals as auxiliary materials. In addition, active packaging is presented as protection against corrosion and electrostatics. Simple packaging materials such as adhesive tapes or stretch films are also discussed and their specifications.
    Finally, the materials discussed are combined with regard to packaging development and the appropriate packaging for the application is focused on.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Homework and final exam

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning, consisting of lectures, practical exercises, and e-learning units

    Language

    German

    Research Project Management - Implementation ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Research Project Management - Implementation ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Simulation of project implementation on basis of real life publicly funded project including
    - Project Kick-off
    - Development of RACI Matrix and to do lists
    - Resource planning
    - Management board meeting
    - Planning for project deviations and amendment
    - Decision making
    - Project close down

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment (including assessment methods such as preliminary test, intermediate test, homework, students´ collaboration, and final exam)

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning (including learning methods such as frontal teaching, distance learning, exercises, work tasks, students&acute; presentations, etc)

    Language

    English

    Teaching times
    15 to 16 days, split over 4 to 5 blocks, per semester; attendance for the whole day required
    Supported by E-learning activities

    Electives in the curriculum
    As 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 admission procedure.


    After graduation

    As a graduate of this program, a wide range of professional fields and career opportunities are open to you. Find out where your path can lead you.

    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.

    • Manufacturers of packaging and packaging materials (paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, glass, wood)

    • Users of packaging or packaging materials (food and beverage industry, chemical industry, pharmaceutical industry, building materials manufacturers, electrical industry)

    • Teaching and research

    • Retail

      • Mechanical engineering (e.g. bottling plants, bottle glass machines, printing press manufacturers)

      • Public service

      • Waste management

      • Service companies (e.g. advertising agencies, printers, research laboratories)

      • Manufacturer of packaging materials (e.g. cardboard, paper, plastic, metal, glass)


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        Head of Degree Program

        Secretary's office

        Silke Wiesbauer

        Favoritenstraße 222, F.2.25
        1100 Vienna
        +43 1 606 68 77-3590
        +43 1 606 68 77-3589
        vt@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.

        Teaching staff and research staff

        FH-Prof. DI DI Dr. Victoria Krauter

        Head of Competence Center for Sustainable and Future Oriented Packaging Solutions, Deputy Head of Degree Program of Sustainable Management of Resources, Industrial Packaging Technology, Packaging Technology and Sustainability


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