Bachelor

Packaging Technology

Packaging Technology

part-time

The Industrial Packaging Technology degree program was developed together with the packaging industry and provides an overview of the most important packaging materials of paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass. The practically oriented program covers the entire life cycle of packaging, from development to production and all the way to marketing and quality management. The focus is on employability and sustainable product design. Disposal and recycling also plays an important role in the program.

Department
Applied Life Sciences
Topic
Environment
Technologies

Highlights

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

  • Focus on sustainable product design

  • Cooperation with the packaging industry guarantees practical orientation

     

    Facts

    Final degree

    Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc)

    Duration of course
    6 Semesters
    Organisational form
    part-time

    tuition fee per semester

    € 363,361

    + ÖH premium + contribution2

    ECTS
    180 ECTS
    Language of instruction
    German

    Application winter semester 2023/24

    1st November 2022 to 30th June 2023

    Study places

    25

    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 are interested in natural sciences, especially chemistry, physics, environment science and their related technologies. You want to combine this interest with your affinity for marketing and design and to apply your understanding of economic relationships. Perhaps you have a background in the packaging industry or nutritional sciences or have already acquired know-how in food technology. Others would describe you as being practical and as a creative thinker. Typically you enjoy tinkering with things to improve them. Integrated thinking is one of your strengths. You approach problems in a structured, analytical and organized manner and have a strong sense of quality awareness.

    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.

    General entrance qualifications:

    • Graduation certificate from an academic or vocational secondary school
    • Secondary school vocational certificate (Berufsreifeprüfung)

    Equivalent certification from abroad

    • Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section. In specific cases the head of the program may formally recognize a qualification.

    University entrance qualification examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)

    • For more information about which university entrance qualification examinations are recognized, please contact the secretary's office vt@fh-campuswien.ac.at

    Relevant vocational qualification with additional examinations

    • Minimum age 20 (with three years of vocational school) or 22 years. You may have obtained your vocational qualification through a pertinent apprenticeship, foreman examination or verifiable occupation within the construction sector. Applicants opting for this admission route should contact the secretary's office for the necessary forms.

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

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

    To apply you will require the following documents:

    • Birth certificate
    • Proof of citizenship
    • School leaving certificate / university entrance qualification examination / verification of professional qualifications
    • If necessary, the certificate of completion of compulsory military or civil service
    • For those changing degree programs: transcripts of the examinations completed

    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.

    The admission procedure consists of a written test and an interview with the admission committee.

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

      The admission committee (which comprises, among others, the head of the academic section and representatives of the teaching staff) awards places to the applicants who score highest in the tests. The process as a whole and all test and assessment results from the admission procedure are documented in a transparent and verifiable manner.


    During the studies

    The degree program was developed together with leading companies in the packaging industry and brand owners who also provided the impetus to create the program. 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. This network 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 itself is located at the Campus Vienna Biocenter. You will have access to the ultramodern auditoriums and laboratories for chemistry and microbiology of the renowned life sciences location. 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. 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 degree program is unique in Austria and was developed together with packaging companies and covers the most important packaging materials of paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass. The focus is on sophisticated goods like food and pharmaceutical products and their interactions with the materials used in the packaging. The practically oriented program covers the entire life cycle of packaging, from development and production to recycling and disposal all the way to marketing and quality management. Thus the degree program combines the different subjects of natural sciences and engineering with business administration and design.It is aimed at generalists who can expect to quickly find professional work in their chosen field. The future-oriented topics of health and sustainability with the three dimensions of economics, environment and social issues are the focus of the degree program. Many factors play a role in a sustainable packaging solution: material properties, social issues in the work organization or senior- and child-friendly packaging, the environment and of course the economic viability. The degree program is designed as a part-time program with three-day blocks per month and e-learning content so that it can be attended by career professionals residing both in and outside of Austria.

    This interdisciplinary degree program combines science subjects like chemistry and microbiology as well as technical principles with knowledge of economics, environment and quality control to form a complete package:

    You learn what is important for optimal packaging and how packaging is developed, produced, recycled and disposed of in an environmentally and economically friendly manner. Scientific expertise serves as the basis for understanding the material properties of the packaging and how they relate to the requirements for filling substances such as food or pharmaceutical products. With your training in business administration you will be able to analyze the situation, costs, benefits and effects of packaging and to use it as a marketing tool.

    Functional packaging design that is suitable for disposal, product protection, quality management and possible toxic effects of packaging are important content of the program. Through your training in quality management, you will learn how to use Six Sigma, a quality management method that at the same time serves as a management system for improving processes such as reducing energy consumption or increasing production.

    Curriculum

    Chemistry in Packaging Technology ILV
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Chemistry in Packaging Technology ILV

    Lector: Dr. Christian Kirchnawy, Dr. techn. Bernhard Rainer, MSc

    3 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    General and inorganic chemistry:
    - Atomic structure and atomic models
    - Periodic table of the elements
    - Chemical bonds
    - Stoichiometry
    - Acid-base concept
    - Conservation laws and consequences
    - States of matter
    - Chemical equilibrium
    - Types of bonds
    Organic chemistry:
    - Properties of org. compounds
    - Functional groups (alcohols, phenols, ethers, sulphur compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, amines, epoxides);
    - Nomenclature of alkanes
    - Polymers: basics
    Biochemistry/natural product chemistry:
    - Amino acids, peptides and proteins: structure, composition and properties, denaturation
    - Carbohydrates & sugars: structure, composition and properties, starch and cellulose
    - Fats & oils: structure, composition and properties

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Exercises, intermediate exams, written final exam

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning, consisting of lectures, exercises and repetitions during the classroom sessions, exercises and e-learning units including book chapters and teaching videos.

    Language

    German

    Chemical Laboratory Exercises UE
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Chemical Laboratory Exercises UE

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Lukas Prielinger, BSc, Verena Vogler, BSc

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Safety in the chemical laboratory
    - Recording
    - Handling of basic laboratory equipment
    - Semiquantitative analysis of inorganic anions and cations using colourimetric rapid tests
    - Quantitative analysis by volumetric methods (acid base titration, redox titration, complexometry)
    - pH value and pH determination methods

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Practical work in the chemical laboratory, protocol and final discussion, online quiz

    Teaching methods

    Practical exercises and lectures by teachers, with distance learning elements.

    Language

    German

    Fundamentals of Business Management ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Fundamentals of Business Management ILV

    Lector: Mag. Gernot Marecek

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Introduction to the way of thinking in economics
    - Subject of business administration
    - Fundamentals of Business Management
    - Strategic Management
    - Human Resources and Organisation
    - Materials Management and Production
    - Marketing and Sales
    - Accounting and Balance Sheet Analysis
    - Investment and Financing
    - Corporate Taxation

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Tasks, business concept, final exam

    Teaching methods

    The knowledge have to be prepared on the basis of the Books (Messner, Kreidl, Wala) and are worked out together in the classroom units and deepened within the framework of tasks that are worked out independently.
    At the same time, a business concept has to be created independently on the basis of what has been learned.

    Language

    German

    Fundamentals of Packaging Materials and their Production ILV
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Fundamentals of Packaging Materials and their Production ILV

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Johannes Bergmair

    3 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    This lecture provides an initial overview of common packaging materials and packaging supplies. You can expect the following contents:
    - Fields of application and use of plastics
    - Packaging made of plastics and composites
    - Processing methods of plastics
    - Packaging solutions made of paper, cardboard and carton
    - Metals in the packaging world
    - Glass as packaging material
    - Wood packaging
    - Materials from renewable resources as packaging materials
    - Designs, closures and application examples of packaging materials
    - Limits of different manufacturing processes
    - Advantages and disadvantages of different packaging materials and packaging types
    - Advantages and possibilities of composite materials
    - Workshop with different samples on advantages and disadvantages of different materials used in packaging
    - Typical specification values for various packaging materials

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Work order, cooperation/intermediate tests, final test

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Fundamentals of Packaging Technology ILV
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Fundamentals of Packaging Technology ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof.in DI.in Dr.in Silvia Apprich, Dr.in Mary Grace Wallis

    3 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Getting started with studies (e.g. finding a group, self-organisation, mutual expectations, organisation of distance and attendance phases, development of the study programme culture).
    - Basics of academic work (writing academic texts, quoting, researching)
    - Packaging-specific terminology, definitions
    - Functions of packaging
    - Influence of packaging on shelf life/deterioration
    - Property profiles of the essential filling goods
    - Trends in the packaging market
    - Sustainability issues in packaging technology
    - CV, Letter of Motivation (in English)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Scientific teamwork, scientific individual work, work assignments, final examination

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Cost accounting and Controlling ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Cost accounting and Controlling ILV

    Lector: Mag. Jacqueline Dyadio

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

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

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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Cooperation, intermediate examination, final examination

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Introduction to operational IT ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Introduction to operational IT ILV

    Lector: Dipl.-Kfm. Daniel Walkiewicz

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Examination papers are made available online at a set time for a set duration and must submit results online in Moodle before the duration expires.

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Requirements and characteristics of filling goods ILV
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Requirements and characteristics of filling goods ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof.in DI.in Dr.in Silvia Apprich

    3 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Food chemistry, Food microbiology, quality maintenance and deterioration, methods for preserving food, requirements of Food on packaging, interaction Food-packaging, overview Food-technology;
    - Migration issues
    - Active and intelligent packaging
    - Requirements of pharmaceuticals on packaging, GMP, interaction between pharmaceutical and packaging

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent examination character: Intermediate tests, work assignments, preparation of a scientific paper, design and presentation of a poster, final examination.
    Bonus points for outstanding performance

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning consisting of lectures, practical exercises, reflections/discussions, small group work, student presentations and e-learning units.

    Language

    German

    Microbiology Laboratory Exercises UE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Microbiology Laboratory Exercises UE

    Lector: Dr. techn. Bernhard Rainer, MSc, Verena Vogler, BSc

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basics of microbiological work (hygiene measures, sterile work, safety)
    - Cultivation and inoculation of microorganisms
    - Microscopy and staining techniques
    - Microbial counts and hygiene monitoring tests
    - Hygiene testing of food packaging

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    The performance assessment consists of an online course (blended learning microbiology), the assessment of the practical work in the laboratory and the laboratory protocol.

    Teaching methods

    This course is conducted as a practical exercise. The students work independently on given tasks.
    The course is accompanied by a teaching event on Moodle, where scripts, videos and other information material are available.

    Language

    German

    Microbiology and Hygiene ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Microbiology and Hygiene ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof.in DI.in Dr.in Silvia Apprich

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Cell structure and cell function of microorganisms
    - Growth, inhibition and killing of microorganisms
    - Basics of microbial metabolism
    - Systematics and nomenclature of microorganisms
    - Safety measures when handling microorganisms
    - Microorganisms as spoilage agents, pathogenic and toxinogenic microorganisms
    - Overview of preservation processes
    - Basics of hygiene
    - Hygiene management

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    3 work tasks, 2 intermediate tests, final test

    Teaching methods

    This course is designed as a lecture. Essentially, lectures are combined with work assignments (e-learning) and presentations by the students. In addition, students are encouraged by the lecturer to critically question teaching content.

    Language

    German

    Physics in packaging technology ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Physics in packaging technology ILV

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

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

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

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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Work assignment (30 P), cooperation/intermediate exams (30 P), final exam (40 P)

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Filling- and packaganing technology processes ILV
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Filling- and packaganing technology processes ILV

    Lector: Ing. Peter Kerstan

    3 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Physical basics of the filling material
    - Dosing technology
    - Filling systems and filling technology
    - Handling technology
    - Closure technology
    - Robotics in packaging technology
    - Hygienic design and cleaning
    - Aseptic filling, sterilisable packaging
    - Packaging technology peripherals
    - Industry 4.0 and sustainability
    - Packaging technology and the manufacture of loading units
    - Load securing

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Integrated course with immanent examination character; project work elaboration, project work peer review, project work presentation, cooperation, final examination

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturer, exercises during the lectures and development of a specialist topic including presentations by the students.

    Language

    German

    Quality management and occupational safety ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Quality management and occupational safety ILV

    Lector: Lukas Weiss, MSc

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Quality management systems
    - Terms and definitions
    - Development of quality management
    - Tools and methods
    - Standards and norms
    - Developing QM systems
    - Audits, certification and accreditation
    - Total Quality Management and Six Sigma
    Occupational safety
    - Basics of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
    - Workplace evaluation

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Einzelaufgabe, Gruppenaufgabe, Prüfung

    Teaching methods

    Blended Learning, bestehend aus Lehrendenvorträgen, praktischen Übungen, Einzel- sowie Gruppenarbeiten der Studierenden und E-Learning-Einheiten.

    Language

    German

    Special Quality Management ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Special Quality Management ILV

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Johannes Bergmair

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    General principles of quality assurance systems at packaging manufacturers and packaging users
    - QM in the food industry- Basics and standards
    - Specifications
    - Hygiene management
    - HACCP and GMP
    - Certification systems (BRCGS; FSSC, ...)
    - Audits (internal and external)


    - QM in the pharmaceutical industry- Legal bases and standards
    - Specifications
    - GMP and GLP
    - Hygiene management
    - Certification systems
    - Audits


    - Preparation of test and work instructions
    - Case Study: Risk analysis and damage analysis

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Individual tasks, group tasks, final exam

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Team and Leadership ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Team and Leadership ILV

    Lector: Martin Musil

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Dimensions of leadership (according to D.Goleman)
    - Leadership styles - the right leadership style
    - Management by objectives
    - Formulating goals
    - Motivation - how does it work Motivation - how does it not work
    - Phases of team development
    - Team building
    - Team roles
    - Characteristics of high performance teams
    - Making decisions (in the team) (Normative Decision Model)
    - Leadership communication
    - Feedback as a leadership tool

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Attendance, active participation throughout the course, active participation in group work and discussions, respectful and appreciative interaction, willingness to give and take feedback.

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning consisting of teacher lectures, practical exercises, reflection, model study, use of a self-assessment tool and team development activities.

    Language

    German

    Printing technology ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Printing technology ILV

    Lector: Ing. Franz König, BEd

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Graphic supply chain and print shop workflow
    - Technical terms, definitions & rules
    - Colour management
    - Prepress tasks and tools
    - Requirements for print data
    - Printing forme production of the different printing processes (differences & similarities)
    - Printing processes and machines in the packaging sector
    - Quality assurance in print production
    - Environmental protection and sustainability - relevant aspects

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Pre-tests, active participation, written examination, seminar paper

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturer, practical exercises, e-learning units, an excursion and the guided acquisition of specialist knowledge while studying specialist literature and writing an independent seminar paper.

    Language

    German

    Glass ILV
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS

    Glass ILV

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

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Glass chemistry
    - Glass production- Process
    - Glass testing
    - Quality assurance
    - Specifications

    - Material properties
    - Ageing and glass strength
    - Sustainability and resource consumption
    Case Study: Production, monitoring and documentation as well as sustainability for glass packaging

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Individual tasks, group tasks, exam

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning, consisting of e-learning units and practical exercises, presentations by the students, discussion of the results and supplementary explanations by the lecturers. Students' presentations, discussion of the results and supplementary explanations by the lecturers.

    Language

    German

    Metal ILV
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS

    Metal ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof.in DI.in Dr.in Silvia Apprich, Ing. Bernd Henzinger, Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Martin Kornfeld, MBA

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Rigid metal packaging
    - Packaging steel - manufacturing process (TP, ECCS, BP)
    - Properties of packaging steel
    - Manufacturing process 2- or 3-part tinplate/aluminium cans (painting, printing, deep drawing, roll forming, welding......)
    - Packaging variants and characteristics
    - Quality standards
    - Manufacturing process for stretch-drawn DWI cans
    - Manufacturing process for tubes/monobloc containers using the impact extrusion process
    - Applications and types of rigid metal packaging
    - Cans - Sterilisation
    - Recycling & Life Cycle Assessment
    Flexible aluminium-based packaging
    - Production of aluminium and aluminium foil
    - Finishing technologies
    - Applications and packaging types/specifications
    - Packaging properties
    - Metallurgy and corrosion
    - Quality testing
    Sustainability
    Case studies/group work within the framework of the above-mentioned contents

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    written, open questions or multiple/single choice

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Operational and Commercial Excellence ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Operational and Commercial Excellence ILV

    Lector: Mag. Jacqueline Dyadio

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

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

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

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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Individual tasks, group task, exam

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Operational Controlling ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Operational Controlling ILV

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Sailer

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basics of production controlling
    - Key figures of industrial manufacturing - overall context and interdependencies: OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency), availability, machine efficiency, material efficiency, personnel efficiency, cost efficiency, overall equipment efficiency, incoming orders, order backlog, planning efficiency, OTIF, lead time, inventories, delivery time, quality, operational safety, health & safety.
    - Productivity and industrial improvement processes
    - Change Management
    - Applications in packaging production

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    individual work assignment, group work incl. presentation, final test and participation

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Paper ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Paper ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof.in DI.in Dr.in Silvia Apprich

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    > Raw materials and additives
    > Paper and board production
    > Paper machine technology
    > Packaging properties of paper and board
    > Paper and board grades and their different applications

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Written tests

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Paper processing ILV
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Paper processing ILV

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Florian Dorner

    3 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Herstellung, Veredelung und Verarbeitung von:
    - Wellpappe
    - Faltschachteln
    - Flexiblen Verpackungen auf Papierbasis
    - Verbundverpackungen auf Papierbasis
    - industrielle Säcke
    - Flüssigkeitsverpackungen auf Papierbasis

    Case Study: Stand der Technik, wirtschaftliche und technologische Betrachtung, Überwachung und Dokumentation sowie Beurteilung der Nachhaltigkeit von Papierverpackungen anhand ausgewählter aktueller Beispiele

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Einzelaufgabe, Gruppenaufgabe, Prüfung

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Plastics ILV
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS

    Plastics ILV

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    >Chemistry and physics of plastics
    >Material properties of plastics used in packaging technology
    >Plastics testing
    >Additives
    >Composites
    >Stabilization and ageing of plastics
    >Manufacture of plastics
    >Sustainability and resource use
    >Biopolymers

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Intermediate exams, individual & group work , final exam

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Plastics processing ILV
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS

    Plastics processing ILV

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Verfahren der Kunststoffverarbeitung- Extrusion
    - Spritzguss
    - Thermoformen
    - Blasformen
    - Sonstige Verarbeitungsverfahren

    - Herstellung von Materialverbunden- Mehrschichtfolien
    - Getränkeverbundkarton
    - Laminate
    - Sonstige Verbunde

    - Bedruckung und Beschichtung
    - Hygienegerechte Produktion
    - Eigenschaften von Kunststoffen in Verpackungen
    - Anforderungsprofil und Spezifizierung von Kunststoffverpackungen
    Case Study: Produktion, Überwachung und Dokumentation sowie Nachhaltigkeit für Kunststoffverpackungen

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Einzelarbeit, Gruppenarbeit, Prüfung

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Sustainability and Packaging ILV
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS

    Sustainability and Packaging ILV

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The course provides competences in the areas of:
    - Basics of sustainability (see learning outcome 1)
    - Sustainability and packaging (2-3)
    - Sustainability assessment methods (4-5)
    - Sustainable product and process design (6-7)
    - Communication of sustainability aspects (7)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Reading assignment and online test 1 and 2
    *Voluntary in-depth assignment
    *Final exam
    *Semester Challenge

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Testing technology ILV
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Testing technology ILV

    3 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    >General testing techniques
    - Physical methods
    - Chemical methods
    - Biological methods
    - Others
    >Basic testing methods for materials testing
    - Glass
    - Metal testing
    - Paper and cardboard
    - Plastics and composites
    >Testing of the entire packaging
    >Testing standards and guidelines
    >Damage analysis
    >Statistical methods in testing technology
    >Quality assurance in testing technology
    >Practical packaging testing

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    participation in class, elaboration of the questionnaire, exam

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Recycling and Waste Management ILV
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS

    Recycling and Waste Management ILV

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Recycling technology
    - Mechanical, physical and chemical processes
    - Recycling of metals
    - Recycling of paper / cardboard
    - Recycling of plastics
    - Recycling of glass
    Waste management
    - Waste concept
    - Collection and transport
    - Waste treatment and disposal
    - Waste management concepts
    - Legal framework
    Case Study: Recycling and exemplary waste management concepts in the packaging sector

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Intermediate exams, individual/group tasks, final exam

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Packaging law ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Packaging law ILV

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    >Overview of national and international legal standards
    >Food law for consumer goods
    >Chemicals and waste law
    >Packaging law
    >Product liability

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Individual and group tasks, final examination

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Bachelor thesis SE
    2 SWS
    10 ECTS

    Bachelor thesis SE

    2 SWS   10 ECTS

    Lecture contents

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

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    Independent work on a scientific question

    Language

    German

    Internship PR
    0 SWS
    19 ECTS

    Internship PR

    0 SWS   19 ECTS

    Lecture contents

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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Practical application of the knowledge acquired during studies.

    Language

    German

    Internship reflection SE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Internship reflection SE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment

    Teaching methods

    Reflection on the internship

    Language

    German

    Ecodesign ILV
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS

    Ecodesign ILV

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Eco design as a core requirement- Three pillars of sustainability
    - Introduction to ecological design principles: Design flow charts, Design for Recycling, Design from Recycling.

    - Legal and normative foundations of Eco Design- Circular Economy plan EU, Ecodesign Regulation, Packaging Regulation, Waste Management Act (AT), REACH, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), International Organization for Standardization (ISO 14040/14044/14062), EMAS, Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

    - Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)- Sustainability assessment of packaging

    - Eco Design web tools- Practical application of design principles

    - Guidelines- Circular Packaging Design Guideline
    - Packaging Design for Recycling
    - Sustainability assessment of packaging

    Case studies - web tools, re-design of packaging using the guidelies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    - 20 % Presentation (group)
    - 50 % written report (group)
    - 30 % written exam (all)

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning, consisting of lectures by the lecturer, guest lecture, practical examples in web tools, carrying out a case study, presentations by the students, written elaboration and written exam.

    Language

    German

    Purchaising and Supply Chain Management ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Purchaising and Supply Chain Management ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Group work, presentations, final exam

    Teaching methods

    Lectures, case studies, group work

    Language

    German

    Conversation and negotiation techniques ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Conversation and negotiation techniques ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

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

    Assessment methods

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

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Interdisciplinary project packaging development and design ILV
    6 SWS
    12 ECTS

    Interdisciplinary project packaging development and design ILV

    6 SWS   12 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basics / Design with CAD programme V-Pack
    - Design standards of carton packaging: ECMA-FEFCO, packaging design principles, prototyping, sustainability
    - Packaging design studies and packaging comparison
    - Communication function, packaging as brand and silent salesman (basics of sales psychology and brain research)
    - Convenience and Second Life in packaging design
    - Target group oriented packaging design
    - Gender and diversity management
    - Acceptance testing and production transition

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    evaluation of individual and group work

    Teaching methods

    Frontal teaching, individual and group work, case studies, project work

    Language

    German

    Consumer- and Industrial goods marketing ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Consumer- and Industrial goods marketing ILV

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Market structure and main characteristics of industrial goods markets, in particular packaging markets.
    - Buyer behaviour, company networks and network analysis
    - Industry analysis and market strategy
    - Market research in industrial goods markets
    - Market communication
    - Distribution policy
    - Pricing Strategy and Revenue Management
    - Analysis of international packaging markets
    - The global packaging industry
    - Marketing Concept
    - Strategic planning and marketing planning
    - Market research, especially packaging market research
    - Marketing mix (product, price, place, promotion)
    - The role of packaging in the marketing mix
    - Brand policy and packaging

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Individual tasks, Group tasks, Exam

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Sales and key account management ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Sales and key account management ILV

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - The role of sales in the packaging company
    - Sales organisation
    - Sales information systems
    - Customer Management
    - New Business Development and Innovation
    - Why Key Account Management
    - Key Account Planning
    - Key Account Strategy
    - The sales process in practice
    - Sales organisation in the packaging company

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Individual tasks, group task, examination

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Times
    Appointment blocks spread throughout the semester; all day
    E-learning part

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


    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.

    As a generalists you have an overview of the most important packaging material. This knowledge and your interdisciplinary know-how place you in high demand in production, packaging development and design, quality assurance, technical purchasing and sales or marketing. You will start as an assistant or project assistant, product developer, application engineer, a designer, packaging inspector, lab technician, purchasing or sales agent with opportunities for advancement to production-, quality-, marketing -or sales manager. You can support companies in all these areas as a consultant.

    Production
    The central task is to set up and optimize production such that the new packaging with its material properties meets all the demands to provide the best possible quality at a low cost and with a minimum of energy consumption and waste production.

    Package Development and Design
    As a packaging designer you not only design attractive packaging, but also ensure the best possible protection of the filled goods, because you realize the potential risks that come with the changed packaging form. You will work in the development to typographic design and acceptance testing.

    Quality Assurance / Product Safety / Packaging Inspection
    Quality assurance requires many organizational and process-oriented steps as well as analysis, inspections and the investigation of specific cases of damage. You design the company’s own quality management system and inspect packaging to ensure the quality for the consumers.

    Technical Purchasing and Sales
    The retail industry in particular requires specialists who can engage with food producers and clients to determine the requirements for packaging. Your job profile also includes being the first person of contact for orders, complaints and claims.

    Marketing / Advertising / Design
    In this area you will be involved in creative packaging design and take advantage of the shaping and printing possibilities for various packaging materials. The convenience of the packaging is an important issue, for example in the development of packaging that is easy to open and close again or is easy to use for the elderly or children. You are responsible for the typographic design and initial production.

    • Manufacturer of packaging materials and packaging made of paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass

    • Food and beverage industry, pharmaceutical industry, chemical industry, building materials and electrical and electronics industries

    • Retail

      • Waste management companies

      • Service companies (advertising agencies, packaging design, printing, technical offices, consulting service providers, testing laboratories

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