Master's Degree Program

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 2024/25

    01. November 2023 - 15. June 2024

    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)

    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

    Module Communication
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Presentation Techniques | SE

    Presentation Techniques | SE

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    • 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.

     

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - in class (face-to-face) and online teaching:

    1 SWS / 2 ECTS (= 50 TU workload students) =

    • 8 TU in class teaching (face-to-face)
    • 42 TU distance learning (=workload students)

    Presentational methods:

    • lecturer presentations

    Participatory methods:

    • practical exercises
    • reflections
    • model study
    • presentations
    • simulation

    Examination

    Final exam: 100% attendance

    active participation

    Literature

    On Public Speaking and Presenting, Harvard Business Review Press 2020. ISBN: 978-1633698833

    Teaching language

    Englisch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Module Life Cycle Assessment
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Life Cylce Assessment I | ILV

    Life Cylce Assessment I | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    • 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

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - in class (face-to-face) and online teaching:

    1,5 SWS / 3 ECTS (= 75 TU workload students) =

    • 11 TU in class teaching (face-to-face)
    • 1 TU exam (examination supervision by the lecturer)
    • 63 TU distance learning (=workload students)

    Presentational methods:

    • Frontal ppt Presentation with participative excercies (e. g. quizzes and discussions)
    • Presentation of an example of calculation of environmental impacts as well as normalization and weighting
    • Presentation of an example of calculation allocation Participatory methods: - Creating of a functional unit for chosen examples
    • Calculating the environmental impact (working with characterization factors)
    • Calculation of the normalization and weighting of impact factors as well as allocation calculations
    • Research about LCA Papers and studys -> comparison of those in a written essay

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: In detail, the course is assessed through the following partial

    performance evaluations:

    1. midterm exam (20 points)

    2. group report (30 points)

    3. participation (10 points)

    4. written final examination (= 40 points | min. 2 groups)

    The overall assessment of all partial performances will be

    communicated by the lecturer in Moodle. The maximum achievable score

    for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points.

    The overall assessment will be carried out according to the following

    grading scale and will be communicated by the course instructor in the

    students'portal.

    > 0 to 59 points => insufficient (5)

    > from 60 points => sufficient (4)

    > from 70 points => satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => good (2)

    > from 90 points => excellent (1)

    Literature

    Klöpffer, W., & Grahl, B. (2014). Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): A Guide to Best Practice, Wiley-VCH, ISBN: 978-3-527-32986-1

    Teaching language

    Englisch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Module Packaging Technology
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Advanced Packaging Technology | ILV

    Advanced Packaging Technology | ILV

    3 SWS   6 ECTS

    Content

    • 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.

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - in class (face-to-face) and online teaching:

    3 SWS / 6 ECTS (= 150 TU workload students) =

    • 23 TU in class teaching (face-to-face)
    • 1 TU exam (examination supervision by the lecturer)
    • 126 TU distance learning (=workload students)

    Presentational methods:

    • presentation with ongoing discussion
    • guest lecture

    Participatory methods:

    • group exercises
    • reading and discussing scientific literature

    student presentations with discussions

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: In detail, the course is assessed through the following partial performance evaluations:

    1. scientific paper (40 points)

    2. intermediate exam (20 points)

    3. bonus points (5 points)

    4. written final examination (= 40 points | min. 2 groups)

    The overall assessment of all partial performances will be communicated by the lecturer in Moodle. The maximum achievable score for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points. (105 with bonus points)

     

    The overall assessment will be carried out according to the following grading scale and will be communicated by the course instructor in the students'portal.

    > 0 to 59 points => insufficient (5)

    > from 60 points => sufficient (4)

    > from 70 points => satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => good (2)

    > from 90 points => excellent (1)

    Literature

    • Fink, J.K. (2017): Additives for High Performance Applications. Wiley, Hoboken.
    • Gilbert, M. (ed.)(2016): Brydson&acute;s Plastics Materials. Elsevier, Amsterdam.
    • Morris, B.A. (2017): The Science and Technology of Flexible Packaging. Elsevier, Amsterdam.
    • Olatunji, O. (ed.) (2017): Natual Polymers. Springer, Heidelberg.
    • Selke, E.M.S., Culter, J.D. (2016): Plastics Packaging. Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich.

    Teaching language

    Englisch

    3 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Module Principles in Sustainability
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Methods in Resource Management | ILV

    Methods in Resource Management | ILV

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Content

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

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - in class (face-to-face) and online teaching:

    2 SWS / 4 ECTS (= 100 TU workload students) =

    • 15 TU in class teaching (face-to-face)
    • 1 TU exam (examination supervision by the lecturer)
    • 84 TU distance learning (=workload students)

    Presentational methods:

    • Blended Learning
    • Presentation of lecturers as well as group exercises of students

    Participatory methods:

    • Elaboration of various exercises
    • Active participation in the lectures

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: In detail, the course is assessed through the following partial performance evaluations:

     

    - Exercise 1: Resource saving and waste prevention, homework (10 points)

    - Exercise 2: Material Flow Analysis, homework & presentation (25 points)

    - Exercise 3: EMS, presentation (10 points)

    - Exercise 4: Ecodesign, homework (15 points)

    - Active participation in the lectures (5 bonus points)

    - ONLINE / Written final examination (40 points | min. 2 groups)

    The overall assessment of all partial performances will be communicated by the lecturer in Moodle. The maximum achievable score for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points (105 points including bonus points).

     

    The overall assessment will be carried out according to the following grading scale and will be communicated by the course instructor in the students'portal.

    > 0 to 59 points => insufficient (5)

    > from 60 points => sufficient (4)

    > from 70 points => satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => good (2)

    > from 90 points => excellent (1)

    Literature

    Waste management systems, resource saving and waste prevention:

    Material flow analysis

    • Brunner, P. H.; Rechberger, H. (2004) "Practical Handbook of Material Flow Analysis", CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, Florida. ISBN 1-5667-0604-1
    • Baccini, P.; Brunner, P.H. (2012) "Metabolism of the Anthroposphere: Analysis, Evaluation, Design", 2nd ed., MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass. ISBN-13: 978-0262016650

    Brunner, P. H.; Rechberger, H. (2016) "Handbook of Material Flow Analysis: For Environmental, Resource, and Waste Engineers, Second Edition", CRC Press. ISBN 9781498721349

    Environmental management systems:

    • ISO 14001:2015
    • Umweltmanagementsysteme ISO 14001:2015: Das Praxishandbuch zur Umweltmanagementnorm, Quality Austria
    • EMAS IV Regulation - Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/2026 of 19 December 2018 amending Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS)

    Ecodesign:

    • Thompson, Rob (2013): Sustainable materials, processes and production, KNV Besorgung. ISBN 978-0-500-29071-2
    • Paech, Niko (2012): Liberation from excess, Oekom Verlag GmbH. ISBN: 3865813240

    www.circulardesignguide.com

    Teaching language

    Englisch

    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Module Science and Research
    6 SWS
    12 ECTS
    Research and Project Management | ILV

    Research and Project Management | ILV

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Content

    • 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)

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - in class (face-to-face) and online teaching:

    2,5 SWS / 5 ECTS (= 125 TU workload students) =

    • 20 TU in class teaching (face-to-face)
    • 105 TU distance learning (=workload students)

    Presentational methods:

    Powerpoint presentations and verbal explanations and examples

    Participatory methods:

    • Group work on proposal evaluation
    • Group presentation of joint evaluation decision (ESR)
    • Group wok on individual project proposals
    • Presentation of developed projects

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: In detail, the course is assessed through the following partial performance evaluations:

    1. asignment 1: proposal evaluation (20 points)

    2nd Asignment 2: Submission of proposals (40 points)

    3rd Asignment 3: Impact section (40 points)

    The overall assessment of all partial performances will be communicated by the lecturer in Moodle. The maximum achievable score for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points.

     

    The overall assessment will be carried out according to the following grading scale and will be communicated by the course instructor in the students'portal.

    > 0 to 59 points => insufficient (5)

    > from 60 points => sufficient (4)

    > from 70 points => satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => good (2)

    > from 90 points => excellent (1)

    Literature

    • ICB - IPMA Competence Baseline, Version 4.0
    • Happy Projects!: Project and programme management (Englisch) 1. November 2005
    • European Commission Centre of Excellence in Project Management (CoEPM²) PM² Project Management Methodology Guide 3.0
    • Peric, Marko. (2011). EU Project Management Knowledge Transfer–Case Study UNIRI (Croatia)
    • Spichtinger (2018) Alive and well? The new Horizon Europe programme for research and innovation as a test case for the EU's ability to act. ÖGfE Policy Brief

    Teaching language

    Englisch

    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Scientific Working | ILV

    Scientific Working | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

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

    Teaching method

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

    Examination

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

    Literature

    • Skern, T. (2011): Writing Scientific English: A Workbook, UTB GmbH. ISBN-13: 978-3825236199
    • Peralta, M. (2013): Design of Experiments, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN-13: 978-1494378585
    • Montgomery, D. C. (2013): Design and analysis of experiments. International student version, eighth edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
       

    Teaching language

    Englisch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Statistics in Scientific Working | ILV

    Statistics in Scientific Working | ILV

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Content

    How to measure the subject?

    • Data World overview
    • The "Attribute" Data World
    • The "Count" Data World
    • The "Continuous" Data World
    • Comparing the Data Worlds
    • Data World summary

    Does the data represent what you think it does?

    • Data collection overview
    • How much data (minimum sample size)?
    • How often (sampling frequency)?
    • How good is the quality of data (MSA)?

    What does the data say?

    • Data description overview
    • Describing data numerically
    • Describing data graphically
    • Normal distribution
    • Confidence intervals
    • From graphical result to statistical significance

    How does the change effect the output?

    • Hypothesis Testing Overview
      • Hypothesis Test Averages
      • Hypothesis Test Medians
      • Hypothesis Test Standard deviation
      • Hypothesis Test Proportions
    • Correlation and regression
    • Design of experiments (DOE)
    • Use of statistical software (minitab)

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - in class (face-to-face) and online teaching:

    2 SWS / 4 ECTS (= 100 TU workload students) =

    • 16 TU in class teaching (face-to-face)
    • 84 TU distance learning (=workload students)

    Presentational methods:

    Presentation of lecturers

    Participatory methods:

    Work in groups to solve examples

    Work with statistical software minitab

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: In detail, the course is assessed through the following partial performance evaluations:

    1. activity: results as a file (14 points)

    2. test: about content of first day (18 points)

    3. activity: work as a file (14 points)

    4. homework: examples to be solved with minitab (22 points)

    5th Test: about content of second day (18 points)

    6th Activity: work in groups results as a file (14 points)

    The overall assessment of all partial performances will be communicated by the lecturer in Moodle. The maximum achievable score for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points.

     

    The overall assessment will be carried out according to the following grading scale and will be communicated by the course instructor in the students'portal.

    > 0 to 59 points => insufficient (5)

    > from 60 points => sufficient (4)

    > from 70 points => satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => good (2)

    > from 90 points => excellent (1)

    Literature

    • Lean Six Sigma & Minitab, Q.Brook, ISBN 978-995789951
    • Additional: Statistic for people who (think they) hate statistics, N.J. Salkind & B. Frey, ISBN 978-1071803882

    Teaching language

    Englisch

    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Module Scientific English
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Scientific English in Packaging Technology I | ILV

    Scientific English in Packaging Technology I | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    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 program and by working closely with other lecturers will complement the content of courses running in parallel.

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - in class (face-to-face) and online teaching:

    1.5 SWS / 3 ECTS (= 75 TU workload students) =

    • 16.5 TU in class teaching (face-to-face)
    • 58.5 TU distance learning (=workload students)

    Presentational methods: Brief inputs

    Face-2-face / Moodle resources, relevant to each session.

    Participatory methods: Group tasks, discussions and presentations (in collaboration with Advanced Packaging Technology)

    The students work at their own speed to acquire scientific knowledge depending on previous experience and expertise, and also depending on personal interest. In addition to deepening knowledge of specific topics, through group work students acquire additional competences such as social, linguistic, discussions and presentations skills. Additionally they gain experience of working in international and interdisciplinary groups.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: In detail, the course is assessed through the following partial performance evaluations:

    1. introductory poster upload (5 points)

    2. contribution to session 1 (individual / group work, 5 points)

    3. experience & expertise uploads (10 points)

    4. proposed discussion article ( individual, 15 points)

    5. contribution to session 2 ( individual / group work, 10 points)

    6. contribution to session 3 (discussion, 10 points)

    7. reflection of discussion (individual, 5 points)

    8. poster (first draft, individual, 10 points)

    9. peer review of posters (individual, 5 points)

    10. poster (final version, individual, 5 points)

    11. presentation of poster (individual, 10 points)

    12. contribution to session 4 & 5 (individual, 5 points)

    13. course reflection (individual, 5 points)

    The overall assessment of all partial performances will be communicated by the lecturer in Moodle. The maximum achievable score for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points.

     

    The overall assessment will be carried out according to the following grading scale and will be communicated by the course instructor in the students' portal.

    > 0 to 59 points => insufficient (5)

    > from 60 points => sufficient (4)

    > from 70 points => satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => good (2)

    > from 90 points => excellent (1)

    Literature

    • McCarthy & O'Dell (2016) Academic Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, ISBN-13: 978-1-107-59166-0
    • Manchester Academic Phrasebank (2020) www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk
    • Skern (2011) Scientific Writing: A Workbook, Facultas WUV UTB, ISBN-13: 978-3-8252-3619-9
    • Additionally, online resources are provided in Moodle.

    Teaching language

    Englisch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Module Communication
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Conflict and Moderation Techniques | SE

    Conflict and Moderation Techniques | SE

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    • 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.

     

    Teaching method

    Concise presentation of the theoretical background. “As much theory as necessary as little as possible”.

    Topic-centred group work. Peer consultation, peer coaching.

    Feedback from lecturer and peers. Simulations of challenging situations.

    Examination

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

    Literature

    • Kilmann, Ralph H.: Kilmann Organizational Conflict Instrument, Kilmann Diagnostics. 2020. ISBN 978-0989571319
    • Rosenberg, Marshall B.: Nonviolent Communication 3rd Edition. Puddledancer Press. 2015. ISBN: 978-1892005281

    Teaching language

    Englisch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Leadership | ILV

    Leadership | ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    Graduates 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

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - in class (face-to-face) and online teaching:

    1 SWS / 2 ECTS (= 50 TU workload students) =

    7 TU in class teaching (face-to-face)

    1 TU exam (examination supervision by the lecturer)

    42 TU distance learning (=workload students)

     

    Presentational methods:

    Work assignments: Students develop sets of questions, the contents of which are examined in interim exams and subsequently discussed in case of uncertainties. Individual work: Students work on a topic of their choice. This serves both for deepening knowledge in a specific area and for learning how to write a scholarly paper. Creating a power point presentation: Students present the results of their work with the help of a power point presentation.

     

    Participatory methods:

    Group work: In addition to elaborating on a specific topic and applying learned concepts, students acquire interdisciplinary skills such as social skills, media didactics competence and language proficiency when working in groups.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: The integrated course is assessed through formative assessment. By

    awarding points during the integrated course (ongoing performance

    evaluation 80% mandatory attendance) and not just at the end

    through a final examination, several advantages arise:

    - The workload is distributed evenly throughout the semester.

    - The assessment does not represent a snapshot.

    - Teaching methods can be modified and adjusted as needed.

    - Students take active responsibility for the learning process and receive

    individual courses for action.

    In detail, the course is assessed through the following partial

    performance evaluations:

    1. group assignment (paper and presentation) (= 30 points | min. 3

    groups)

    2. active participation during discussions (20 points)

    3. homework on Milgram experiment (10 points)

    4. written final examination (= 40 points | min. 2 groups)

    The overall assessment of all partial performances will be

    communicated by the lecturer in Moodle. The maximum achievable score

    for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points.

    The overall assessment will be carried out according to the following

    grading scale and will be communicated by the course instructor in the

    students portal.

    > 0 to 59 points => insufficient (5)

    > from 60 points => sufficient (4)

    > from 70 points => satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => good (2)

    > from 90 points => excellent (1)

    Literature

    • Principles of Effective Management (Die Malik Management Systeme) (English Edition), Campus Verlag; 1. Edition (14. November 2011)

    Teaching language

    Englisch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Module Life Cycle Assessment
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Life Cycle Assessment II | ILV

    Life Cycle Assessment II | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

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

     

     

     

    Teaching method

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

    Examination

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

    Literature

    ISO 14040/14044, Product Environmental Footprint Guidance

    Teaching language

    Englisch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Module Management
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Strategy | ILV

    Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Strategy | ILV

    3 SWS   6 ECTS

    Content

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

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - in class (face-to-face) and online teaching:

    3 SWS / 6 ECTS (= 150 TU workload students) =

    23 TU in class teaching (face-to-face)

    1 TU exam (examination supervision by the lecturer)

    126 TU distance learning (=workload students)

     

    Presentational methods:

    Topics of innovation, entrepreneurship & strategy will be elaborated based on a PowerPoint presentation prepared specifically for the purposes of the course, whereby basic prior knowledge (as economic topics are taught as part of the Bachelor's degree program) is expected, and the willingness to engage in economic and innovative thinking is a key requirement.

     

    Participatory methods:

    The students independently prepare sub-areas of the innovation processes and methods of entrepreneurial leadership and present their knowledge in class and answer questions from the participants as experts. In addition, students are required to develop an entrepreneurial venture step by step in group work and work out concrete concepts for founding a start-up.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: The integrated course is assessed through formative assessment. By

    awarding points during the integrated course (ongoing performance

    evaluation 80% mandatory attendance) and not just at the end

    through a final examination, several advantages arise:

    - The workload is distributed evenly throughout the semester.

    - The assessment does not represent a snapshot.

    - Teaching methods can be modified and adjusted as needed.

    - Students take active responsibility for the learning process and receive

    individual courses for action.

    In detail, the course is assessed through the following partial

    performance evaluations:

    1. active participation in class (= 15 points)

    2. literature test (= 10 points)

    3. individual work and presentation in class (= 30 points)

    4. group start-up concept and presentation in class (= 30 points)

    5. written final examination (= 15 points | min. 2 groups)

    The overall assessment of all partial performances will be

    communicated by the lecturer in Moodle. The maximum achievable score

    for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points.

    The overall assessment will be carried out according to the following

    grading scale and will be communicated by the course instructor in the

    students portal.

    > 0 to 59 points => insufficient (5)

    > from 60 points => sufficient (4)

    > from 70 points => satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => good (2)

    > from 90 points => excellent (1)

    Literature

    • Barringer, B. R., Ireland, D. (2018): Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures. Pearson , 6th edition, ISBN: 978-0-13472953-4
    • Pott, O., Pott A. (2015): Entrepreneurship.Springer Gabler, 2. Auflage, ISBN: 978-3-662-46412-0
    • Hisrich, R. D., Peters, M. P., Shepherd, D. A. (2019): Entrepreneurship.McGraw-Hill Education, 11th edition, ISBN: 978-9-39011330-9

    Teaching language

    Englisch

    3 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Module Packaging Technology
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Packaging Testing Systems and Technology | ILV

    Packaging Testing Systems and Technology | ILV

    3 SWS   6 ECTS

    Content

    • 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

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - in class (face-to-face) and online teaching:

    3 SWS / 6 ECTS (= 150 TU workload students) =

    23 TU in class teaching (face-to-face)

    1 TU exam (examination supervision by the lecturer)

    126 TU distance learning (=workload students)

     

    Presentational methods:

    The main content of the lectures will be presented by several guest lecturers in the classroom via powerpoint presentation.

     

    Participatory methods:

    Students will participate with a standard blended learning approach. This include online exercises and teaching material, practical laboratory exercises and a team exercise in form of writing laboratory protocols together.

      Examination

      Continuous assessment: The integrated course is assessed through formative assessment. By

      awarding points during the integrated course (ongoing performance

      evaluation 80% mandatory attendance) and not just at the end

      through a final examination, several advantages arise:

      - The workload is distributed evenly throughout the semester.

      - The assessment does not represent a snapshot.

      - Teaching methods can be modified and adjusted as needed.

      - Students take active responsibility for the learning process and receive

      individual courses for action.

      In detail, the course is assessed through the following partial

      performance evaluations:

      1. laboratory entry exam 1 (20 points)

      2. laboratory protocol 1 (30 points)

      3. laboratory entry exam 2 (20 points)

      4. laboratory protocol 2 (30 points)

      The overall assessment of all partial performances will be

      communicated by the lecturer in Moodle. The maximum achievable score

      for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points.

      The overall assessment will be carried out according to the following

      grading scale and will be communicated by the course instructor in the

      students portal.

      > 0 to 59 points => insufficient (5)

      > from 60 points => sufficient (4)

      > from 70 points => satisfactory (3)

      > from 80 points => good (2)

      > from 90 points => excellent (1)

      Literature

      • Sing, P., Wani, A. A., Langowski, H.-C. (eds) (2017). Food Packaging Materials: Testing & Quality Assurance, CRC Press
      • Rui Y., (2018). Analytical Methods for Polymer Characterization, CRC Press
      • Hunt, B. J. and James, M. I. (1997). Polymer Characterization, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
      • Wypych, G. (2017). Handbook of Plasticizers, ChemTec Publishing
      • Others: Relevant standards, rules, new scientific publications and regulations regarding packaging design and testing

      Teaching language

      Englisch

      3 SWS
      6 ECTS
      Module Principles in Sustainability
      4 SWS
      8 ECTS
      Legal Aspects in Sustainability | ILV

      Legal Aspects in Sustainability | ILV

      2 SWS   4 ECTS

      Content

      • 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

       

      Teaching method

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

      Examination

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

      Literature

      • Barral, V. (2012): Sustainable Development I international Law. European Journal of International Law (2012), Vol. 23 No. 2, 377–400
      • Bell, S. et.al. (2017): Environmental Law. Oxford University Press. Oxford.
      • Dupuy, P.M. et.al (2015): International Environmental Law. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge
      • Hill, M. (2010): Understanding Environmental Pollution. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge
      • Sands, P. (2018): Principles of International Environmental Law. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge
      • Kingston, S. (2017): European Environmental Law. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge

      Teaching language

      Englisch

      2 SWS
      4 ECTS
      Sustainability and Resource Management | ILV

      Sustainability and Resource Management | ILV

      2 SWS   4 ECTS

      Content

      • Definition and principles of sustainability,
      • Integration of environmental, social and economic acting,
      • Strategies in sustainability,
      • Reuse and recycling,

      Sustainable business strategies

      Teaching method

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

      Examination

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

      Literature

      Robertson, M. (2014): Sustainability-Principles and Practice. Earthscan, London, ISBN 978-0-415-84018-7

      Dresner, S. (2008) The Principles of Sustainability, Earthscan, London (2nd edition)

      Teaching language

      Englisch

      2 SWS
      4 ECTS
      Module Scientific English
      1.5 SWS
      3 ECTS
      Scientific English in Packaging Technology II | ILV

      Scientific English in Packaging Technology II | ILV

      1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

      Content

      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.

      Teaching method

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

      Examination

      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)

      Literature

      • McCarthy & O’Dell (2016) Academic Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, ISBN-13: 978-1-107-59166-0
      • Manchester Academic Phrasebank (2020) www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk
      • Skern (2011) Scientific Writing: A Workbook, Facultas WUV UTB, ISBN-13: 978-3-8252-3619-9

      Teaching language

      Englisch

      1.5 SWS
      3 ECTS

      Module Management
      6 SWS
      12 ECTS
      Financial Management | ILV

      Financial Management | ILV

      3 SWS   6 ECTS

      Content

      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

       

      Teaching method

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

      Examination

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

      Literature

      • Drake, P.P., Fabozzi, F. (2010): The Basics of Finance, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 978-0-470-87743-2
      • Desai, M. (2019): How Finance Works, Ingram Publisher Services, ISBN: 978-1633696709
      • Brealey, R., Myers S., Allen F. (2014): Principles of Corporate Finance-Global Edition, McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 978-0077151560(Advanced)

      Teaching language

      Englisch

      3 SWS
      6 ECTS
      Managerial Economics | ILV

      Managerial Economics | ILV

      3 SWS   6 ECTS

      Content

      Managerial economics refers to the application of economic theory and the analytical tools of decision science to examine how an organization 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 organization, 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.

      Teaching method

      Didactic setting - in class (face-to-face) and online teaching:

      3 SWS / 6 ECTS (= 150 TU workload students) =

      • 23 TU in class teaching (face-to-face)
      • 1 TU exam (examination supervision by the lecturer)
      • 126 TU distance learning (=workload students)

      Presentational methods: The core content of the course is presented by the lecturer. Students are expected to prepare for the lectures by reading the presentation slides in advance.

      Participatory methods: Lecture contents are discussed and repeated in the class. The homework exercises are solved together in class, with ample opportunity to discuss meaning and applicability of lecture contents. More detailed topics of managerial economics and/or case studies are the subject of student presentations (appr. 10 minutes/4-5 presentation slides each), which serve to better see connections between different topics of managerial economics but also to prepare additional learning material for the class (thus, the quality of the presentation slides to serve also as learning material for the class is a stated goal and supervised by the lecturer). Also, the answers to the quiz are discussed in the following course unit.

      Examination

      Continuous assessment: In detail, the course is assessed through the following partial performance evaluations:

      1. homework 1 (10 points)

      2. homework 2 (optional, 5 bonus points)

      3. quiz (10 points)

      4. presentation (20 points)

      5. participation (20 points)

      6. written final examination (= 40 points | min. 2 groups)

      The overall assessment of all partial performances will be communicated by the lecturer in Moodle. The maximum achievable score for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points.

       

      The overall assessment will be carried out according to the following grading scale and will be communicated by the course instructor in the students'portal.

      > 0 to 59 points => insufficient (5)

      > from 60 points => sufficient (4)

      > from 70 points => satisfactory (3)

      > from 80 points => good (2)

      > from 90 points => excellent (1)

      Literature

      • No particular textbook is required, the lecture scripts are sufficient as course material. However, for a more in-depth learning we recommend:
      • Png, I., 2016, „Managerial Economics“ (5th ed.), or Png, I. 2022, „Managerial Economics“ 6th ed.),
      • Froeb, L. M. et al, 2014, „Managerial Economics – A Problem Solving Approach“ (4th ed.),
      • Salvatore D., 2015, „Managerial Economics in a Global Economy“ (intern. 8th ed.).

      Teaching language

      Englisch

      3 SWS
      6 ECTS
      Module Packaging Development
      3 SWS
      6 ECTS
      Trends and Future Markets in Packaging | ILV

      Trends and Future Markets in Packaging | ILV

      3 SWS   6 ECTS

      Content

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

       

      Teaching method

      Didactic setting - in class (face-to-face) and online teaching:

      3 SWS / 6 ECTS (= 150 TU workload students) =

      • 23 TU in class teaching (face-to-face)
      • 1 TU exam (examination supervision by the lecturer)
      • 126 TU distance learning (=workload students)

      Presentational methods:

      Face-to-face teaching with discussion of important points in small groups

      Participatory methods:

      Participation in discussion, Input from own experience and industry experience

      Exercise: Students research a trend in their field of work or interest and learn about trend scouting and get a chance to connect with co-students and colleges at work

      Questionnaires: Students research the guest speakers and there companies, which are prepared for the presentations and can ask open questions from there research. Learning about the industry and connecting with the guest speaker

      Online exam: students read compulsory literature and prepare for an exam all by themselves to become capable of independent work.

      Term paper: students write a term paper to a self chosen topic. They have to follow all instructions for a master thesis and have the chance to prepare for this task. The present their work as a pitch presentation and read and grade on colleges work to get an insight on one more topic and understand the grading process better.

      Examination

      Continuous assessment: In detail, the course is assessed through the following partial performance evaluations:

      1. online exam compulsory literature (10 points)

      2. questionnaires (10 points)

      3. trend paper (10 points)

      4. term paper (40 points)

      5. peer feedback (10 points)

      6. presentation pitch (20 points)

      7. bonus points (10 points)

       

      The overall assessment of all partial performances will be communicated by the lecturer in Moodle. The maximum achievable score for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points. (110 with bonus points)

       

      The overall assessment will be carried out according to the following grading scale and will be communicated by the course instructor in the students'portal.

      > 0 to 59 points => insufficient (5)

      > from 60 points => sufficient (4)

      > from 70 points => satisfactory (3)

      > from 80 points => good (2)

      > from 90 points => excellent (1)

      Literature

      Literature is provided via Moodle and updated every semester as needed.

      Teaching language

      Englisch

      3 SWS
      6 ECTS
      Module Toxicology
      3 SWS
      6 ECTS
      Regulatory Affairs | VO

      Regulatory Affairs | VO

      1 SWS   2 ECTS

      Content

      • Update of the legal situation - EU Commission Guidelines
      • 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 Authorities involved
      • 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

      Teaching method

      Didactic setting - in class (face-to-face) and online teaching:

      1 SWS / 2 ECTS (= 50 TU workload students) =

      • 7 TU in class teaching (face-to-face)
      • 1 TU exam (examination supervision by the lecturer)
      • 42 TU distance learning (=workload students)

      Presentational methods:

      Pesentation Electronic Handouts

      Participatory methods:

      Questions and answers possibiliy of e mail advise

      Examination

      Continuous assessment: This lecture will be evaluated through a written final exam covering the entire content of the lecture at the end of the course. Attendance of more than 80% is a requirement during the lecture. The maximum achievable score for the written exam is 100 points.

       

      The overall assessment will be carried out according to the following grading scale and will be communicated by the course instructor in the students'portal.

      > 0 to 59 points => insufficient (5)

      > from 60 points => sufficient (4)

      > from 70 points => satisfactory (3)

      > from 80 points => good (2)

      > from 90 points => excellent (1)

      Literature

      • Baughan, J.S. (2015): Global Legislation for FCM, Cambridge. Woodhead Publishing.
      • Severin, I. et.al. (2016): Use of bioassays to assess hazard of food contact material extracts. Food and Chemical Toxicology 93:51-57.
      • Homepage of EU Commission
      • Homepage of EMA
      • Homepage of FDA

      Teaching language

      Englisch

      1 SWS
      2 ECTS
      Toxicology  | ILV

      Toxicology  | ILV

      2 SWS   4 ECTS

      Content

      • 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

      Teaching method

      Didactic setting - in class (face-to-face) and online teaching:

      2 SWS / 4 ECTS (= 100 TU workload students) =

      • 18 TU in class teaching (face-to-face)
      • 1 TU exam (examination supervision by the lecturer)
      • 84 TU distance learning (=workload students)

      Presentational methods: Scientific lecture Participatory methods:

      Active listening and contribution

      Examination

      Continuous assessment: In detail, the course is assessed through the following partial

      performance evaluations:

      1. group work (30 points)

      3. homework (20 points)

      4. comprehending scientific literature (10 points)

      5. written final examination (= 40 points | min. 2 groups)

      The overall assessment of all partial performances will be

      communicated by the lecturer in Moodle. The maximum achievable score

      for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points.

      The overall assessment will be carried out according to the following

      grading scale and will be communicated by the course instructor in the

      students'portal.

      > 0 to 59 points => insufficient (5)

      > from 60 points => sufficient (4)

      > from 70 points => satisfactory (3)

      > from 80 points => good (2)

      > from 90 points => excellent (1)

      Literature

      Ritter, L. Reichl, F.X (2010): Illustrated Handbook of Toxicology, Georg Thieme Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-13-126921-8

      Teaching language

      Englisch

      2 SWS
      4 ECTS
      Electives (6 ECTS of your choice)
      Module Electives
      7.5 SWS
      15 ECTS
      Digital Transformation in the Packaging Industry | SE

      Digital Transformation in the Packaging Industry | SE

      1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

      Content

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

      Teaching method

      Didactic setting - in class (face-to-face) and online teaching:

      1.5 SWS / 3 ECTS (= 50 TU workload students) =

      • 7 TU in class teaching (face-to-face)
      • 1 TU exam (examination supervision by the lecturer)
      • 42 TU distance learning (=workload students)

      Presentational methods:

      Topics of digitization, digitalization, digital transformation will be elaborated based on a PowerPoint presentation prepared specifically for the purposes of the course, whereby no specific prior knowledge is expected, but everyday knowledge in dealing with electronic media is advantageous.

      In addition, experts from the field - preferably from the packaging industry - will be invited to explain approaches to digital transformation in their respective companies.

      Participatory methods:

      The students prepare for the respective units in class through homework, research background information and work out concrete questions that can be dealt with in the classroom units.

      Examination

      Continuous assessment: In detail, the course is assessed through the following partial performance evaluations:

      1. homework / lesson preparation (30 points)

      2. active participation in class (30 points)

      3. final exam (40 points)

       

      The overall assessment of all partial performances will be communicated by the lecturer in Moodle. The maximum achievable score for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points.

       

      The overall assessment will be carried out according to the following grading scale and will be communicated by the course instructor in the students' portal.

      > 0 to 59 points => insufficient (5)

      > from 60 points => sufficient (4)

      > from 70 points => satisfactory (3)

      > from 80 points => good (2)

      > from 90 points => excellent (1)

      Literature

      • Digital Transformation: A Model to Master Digital Disruption
        • by Jo Caudron, Dado Van Peteghem
        • BookBaby; 3. Edition (2018), ASIN: B079Y86JQ2
      • Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation
        • by George Westerman, Didier Bonnet, Andrew McAfee
        • Harvard Business Review Press, 2014, ISBN: 978-1625272478

      Teaching language

      Englisch

      1.5 SWS
      3 ECTS
      Ethics | ILV

      Ethics | ILV

      1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

      Content

      • 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

      Teaching method

      Didactic setting - in class (face-to-face) and online teaching:

      1.5 SWS / 3 ECTS (= 75 TU workload students) =

      • 12 TU in class teaching (face-to-face)
      • 63 TU distance learning (=workload students)

      Presentational methods: Brief inputs

      Face-2-face or Moodle resources, relevant to each session.

      Participatory methods: Discussions and negotiations

      The students work at their own speed to acquire ethical knowledge depending on previous experience and expertise, and also depending on their personal interests. In addition to deepening knowledge of self-determined and agreed current and relevant specific topics, through group work students acquire additional competences such as social skills, linguistic and negotiation competence.

      Examination

      Continuous assessment: Online assignments, active participation in discussions and presentations

      Literature

      Extensive course resources are provided in Moodle.

      Teaching language

      Englisch

      1.5 SWS
      3 ECTS
      Packaging Safety Assessment with in Vitro Bioassays | ILV

      Packaging Safety Assessment with in Vitro Bioassays | ILV

      1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

      Content

      Performing migration simulation tests according to EU regulation 10/2011.
      Genetic toxicology and interactions of chemical substances with the DNA
      Performing the Ames MPF Assay in the laboratory
      Scoring, evaluation and interpretation of the test results.

      Teaching method

      Blended learning consisting of lectures, a moodle course and a practical part in the laboratory.

      Examination

      Continuous assessment: Continuous assessment, Standard (Integrated course with immanent examinations and practical part in the lab).

      Literature

      • Verordnung (EU) Nr. 10/2011 der Kommisson vom 14. Januar 2011 über Materialien und Gegenstände aus Kunststoff, die dazu bestimmt sind, mit Lebensmitteln in Berührung zu kommen
      • Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1935/2004 des europäischen Parlaments und des Rates vom 27. Oktober 2004 über Materialien und Gegenstände, die dazu bestimmt sind, mit Lebensmitteln in Berührung zu kommen
      • Genetic Toxicology Testing, A Laboratory Manual, Edited by Ray Proudlock, MPhil, BSc and Boone, North Carolina, USA, 2016 Elsevir
      • Schilter B, Burnett K, Eskes C, Geurts L, Jacquet M, Kirchnawy C, Oldring P, Pieper G, Pinter E, Tacker M, Traussnig H, Van Herwijnen P, Boobis A. Value and limitation of in vitro bioassays to support the application of the threshold of toxicological concern to prioritise unidentified chemicals in food contact materials. Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess. 2019 Dec;36(12):1903-1936.

      Teaching language

      Englisch

      1.5 SWS
      3 ECTS
      Seaming and Sealing Technology | ILV

      Seaming and Sealing Technology | ILV

      1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

      Content

      Seaming and sealing as main criteria for packaging integrity. The most important measurement parameters of both closing technologies will be discussed and linked to the adjustment of machine parts. in the practical part seam and seal measurements are done with real examples and a final decision with adjustment recommendations - based on the lecture - done by the students.

      Teaching method

      Didactic setting - in class (face-to-face) and online teaching:

      1,5 SWS / 3 ECTS (= 75 TU workload students) =

      • 8 TU in class teaching (face-to-face)
      • 4 TU lab exercises (practical studies)
      • 1 TU exam (examination supervision by the lecturer)
      • 62 TU distance learning (=workload students)

      Presentational methods: Classroom presentation

      Participatory methods: practical exercises in the lab

      Examination

      Final exam: In detail, the course is assessed through the following partial performance evaluations:

      1. active participation and lab exercises (20 points)

      2. final assessment (80 points)

      The overall assessment of all partial performances will be communicated by the lecturer in Moodle. The maximum achievable score for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points.

       

      The overall assessment will be carried out according to the following grading scale and will be communicated by the course instructor in the students'portal.

      > 0 to 59 points => insufficient (5)

      > from 60 points => sufficient (4)

      > from 70 points => satisfactory (3)

      > from 80 points => good (2)

      > from 90 points => excellent (1)

       

      Literature

      • Handouts
      • Lecture notes

      Teaching language

      Englisch

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

      Waste Prevention and Preservation of Resources in Packaging | ILV

      1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

      Content

      • 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

      Teaching method

      Didactic setting - in class (face-to-face) and online teaching:

      1,5 SWS / 3 ECTS (= 75 TU workload students) =

      • 11 TU in class teaching (face-to-face)
      • 1 TU exam (examination supervision by the lecturer)
      • 63 TU distance learning (=workload students)

      Presentational methods:

      • Presentation of relevant information
      • Workshop for evaluation of packaging
      • Introduction to packaging assessment in the lab (material type, size, weight,..)
      • Introduction to a packaging sustainability evaluation software (Packaging Cockpit)

      Participatory methods:

      • Workshop: Students will work together in groups to evaluate potential problems and solutions associated with sustainability of a provided product packaging with given specifications (in class)
      • Group work: Evaluation of specifications of a packaging example, including analysis of the material, size, weight; With the found specifications, the packaging will be evaluated according to several sustainability factors supported by the use of the Packaging Cockpit software (in class and distance)
      • Project report: The results of the group work will be summarized and discussed in a project report (distance)
      • Presentation: The findings of the group work will be presented and discussed (in class)

      Examination

      Continuous assessment: In detail, the course is assessed through the following partial performance evaluations:

      1. Presentation (40 points)

      2. Project Report (50 points)

      3. Participation (10 points)

      The overall assessment of all partial performances will be communicated by the lecturer in Moodle. The maximum achievable score for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points.

       

      The overall assessment will be carried out according to the following grading scale and will be communicated by the course instructor in the students´portal.

      > 0 to 59 points => insufficient (5)

      > from 60 points => sufficient (4)

      > from 70 points => satisfactory (3)

      > from 80 points => good (2)

      > from 90 points => excellent (1)

      Literature

      • Circular Packaging Design Guideline - FH Campus Wien
      • Verification and examination of recyclability - Institute cyclos-HTP
      • Packaging Design For Recycling – ECR Austria
      • EU Packaging Waste Directive 94/62/EC
      • EU Single Use Plastic Directive 2019/904

      Teaching language

      Englisch

      1.5 SWS
      3 ECTS

      Module Master thesis
      1 SWS
      21 ECTS
      Master Seminar | SE

      Master Seminar | SE

      1 SWS   1 ECTS

      Content

      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.

      Teaching method

      Research-guided learning

      Examination

      Continuous assessment: Mandatory participation

      Literature

      • Lindsay, D. R. (2020): Scientific writing. Thinking in words. Clayton South, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.

      Teaching language

      Englisch

      1 SWS
      1 ECTS
      Master Thesis | MT

      Master Thesis | MT

      0 SWS   18 ECTS

      Content

      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. 

      Teaching method

      Research-guided leraning

      Examination

      Final exam: Module exam

      Literature

      • Lindsay, D. R. (2020): Scientific writing. Thinking in words. Clayton South, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.

      Teaching language

      Englisch

      18 ECTS
      Master‘s Exam | AP

      Master‘s Exam | AP

      0 SWS   2 ECTS

      Content

      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.

      Teaching method

      Research-guided leraning

      Examination

      Final exam: Module exam

      Literature

      Lindsay, D. R. (2020): Scientific writing. Thinking in words. Clayton South, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.

      Teaching language

      Deutsch

      2 ECTS
      Module Packaging Development
      3 SWS
      6 ECTS
      Packaging Development and Design | ILV

      Packaging Development and Design | ILV

      3 SWS   6 ECTS

      Content

      • 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)

       

      Teaching method

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

      Examination

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

      Literature

      • Dark Horse Innovation (2017): Digital Innovation Playbook;
      • Murmann Publishers GmbH, Hamburg
      • Prof. Dr. Axel Buether (2020): Die geheimnissvolle Macht der
      • Farben; Droemer Verlag, München
      • Leatrice Eiseman (2000): Pantone's Guide to Communicating
      • with Color; HOW books, USA
      • Alan Moore (2016): Do Design/Why Beauty Is Key to
      • Everything; The Do Book Company, UK
      • Sun Tsu (2500 b.c.): The Art Of War; various publications

      Teaching language

      Englisch

      3 SWS
      6 ECTS
      Electives (3 ECTS of your choice)
      Module Electives
      5.5 SWS
      11 ECTS
      Design Thinking | ILV

      Design Thinking | ILV

      1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

      Content

      • 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

      Teaching method

      Interactive workshop setting with synchronous and asynchronous phases.

      Examination

      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.

       

      Literature

      - Markus Blatt / Emmanuel Sauvonnet (Hrsg.): Mit Design Thinking Innovationen entwickeln und umsetzen. 2. Auflage. Vahlen 2017

      Teaching language

      Englisch

      1.5 SWS
      3 ECTS
      Industrial Packaging | ILV

      Industrial Packaging | ILV

      1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

      Content

      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.

      Teaching method

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

      Examination

      Continuous assessment: Homework and final exam

      Literature

      Einführung in die Kunststoffverarbeitung, Walter Michaeli Papierverarbeitung, Jürgen Blechschmidt

      Teaching language

      Deutsch

      1.5 SWS
      3 ECTS
      Research Project Management - Implementation | ILV

      Research Project Management - Implementation | ILV

      1 SWS   2 ECTS

      Content

      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

      Teaching method

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

      Examination

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

      Literature

      • ICB - IPMA Competence Baseline, Version 4.0
      • Happy Projects!: Project and programme management (Englisch) 1. November 2005
      • European Commission Centre of Excellence in Project Management (CoEPM²) PM² Project Management Methodology Guide 3.0

      Teaching language

      Englisch

      1 SWS
      2 ECTS
      Summer Academy - Varying Topics in the Field of Sustainability | ILV

      Summer Academy - Varying Topics in the Field of Sustainability | ILV

      1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

      Content

      • Introduction into Biomimicry design process
      • Design challenge for region Lake Neusiedl
      • Outdoor and indoor research and design within Biomimicry process
      • Presentation of results to relevant stakeholders

      Teaching method

      online preparation

      outdoor workshop

      Examination

      Final exam: attendance min. 80 %, active work in all of the design challenge’s steps, presentation of the results

      Literature

      As provided in the course’s preliminary data and specific literature throughout the week.

      Teaching language

      Englisch

      1.5 SWS
      3 ECTS

      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 occupational fields and career opportunities are open to you. Find out here where your path can take 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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          +43 1 606 68 77-3590
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          vt@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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          FH-Prof. DI DI Dr. Victoria Krauter

          Head of Competence Center for Sustainable and Future Oriented Packaging Solutions; Deputy Head of Degree Program Packaging Technology and Sustainability, Sustainable Packaging Technology (Parental Leave)


           

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