Bachelor's Degree Program

Sustainable Packaging Technology

Sustainable Packaging Technology

part-time

 

Sustainable Packaging Technology

The Sustainable 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
Technologies
Environment

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 2024/25

    01. November 2023 - 30. June 2024

    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)

    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. 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 Sustainable 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

    Module Business Management
    4 SWS
    8 ECTS
    Fundamentals of Business Management | ILV

    Fundamentals of Business Management | ILV

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Content

    • Introduction to the way of thinking of economics
    • Subject of business administration
    • Basics of business management
    • Strategic Management
    • Human resources and organization
    • Materials management and production
    • Marketing and sales
    • Accounting and balance sheet analysis
    • Investment and Financing
    • Corporate Taxation

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - face-to-face and online phase:

    2 SWS / 4 ECTS (= 100 EH workload students) =.

    • 15 EH attendance classes
    • 1 EH examination (examination supervision by course director!)
    • 84 EH distance learning (=workload students)

    Presenting Methods:

    The knowledge areas are to be prepared on the basis of the textbook (Messner, Kreidl, Wala), are worked out together in the presence units in the form of explanatory lectures and group work.

    Working out methods:

    The acquired knowledge is deepened in the context of assignments to be worked out independently in the distance learning course.

    Accompanying this, a business concept is to be created independently on the basis of what has been learned.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Specifically, the ILV will be assessed through the following sub-performance assessments:

    1st reading assignment 1 Moodle Online Test (3 points).

    2. reading task 2 Moodle Online Test (3 points)

    3. reading task 3 Moodle Online Test (3 points)

    4th reading task 4 Moodle Online Test (3 points)

    5. reading task 5 Moodle Online Test (3 points)

    6th reading task 6 Moodle Online Test (3 points)

    7th reading task 7 Moodle Online Test (3 points)

    8. reading task 8 Moodle Online Test (3 points)

    9th reading task 9 Moodle Online Test (3 points)

    10th reading task 10 Moodle Online Test (3 points)

    11. business concept (30 points)

    12. final exam written (= 40 points | min. 2 groups)

     

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

     

    The following grading system is used for the overall assessment and will be communicated by the course administration in the student portal:

    > 0 to 59 points => Not Sufficient (5)

    > from 60 points => Satisfactory (4)

    > from 70 points => Satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => Good (2)

    > from 90 points => Very good (1)

    Literature

    • Messner, Kreidl, Wala: Grundlagen der Betriebswirtschaftslehre. Wien 2020.
    • Günter Wöhe und Ulrich Döring: Einführung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre. München 2013.
    • Wöhe et al.: Übungsbuch zur Einführung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre. München 2013.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Cost Accounting and Controlling | ILV

    Cost Accounting and Controlling | ILV

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Content

    • Basics of cost accounting and controlling
    • Cost center accounting, cost unit accounting
    • Short-term income statement in cost and activity accounting
    • Contribution margin accounting, plan accounting, budgeting, price calculation

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - face-to-face and online phase:

    2 SWS / 4 ECTS (= 100 EH workload students) =.

    • 15 EH attendance classes
    • 1 EH examination (examination supervision by course director!)
    • 84 EH distance learning (=workload students)

    Presenting Methods:

    • Interactive lecture to convey basics

    Methods to be used:

    • Group work: In addition to working on a specific topic and applying what they have learned, students acquire interdisciplinary skills such as social skills, media didactic skills and language skills while working in a group.
    • Creation of a flipchart: The students present the results of their work in the form of a flipchart. This makes the topic accessible to the entire group and encourages discussion.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Specifically, the ILV is evaluated by the following sub-performance assessments:

    1. midterm exam (30 points)

    2. cooperation (30 points)

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

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

     

    The following grading system is used for the overall assessment and will be communicated by the course administration in the student portal:

    > 0 to 59 points => Not Sufficient (5)

    > from 60 points => Satisfactory (4)

    > from 70 points => Satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => Good (2)

    > from 90 points => Very good (1)

    Literature

    • Klaus-Peter Haberl, Rudolf Lechner, Helmut Bauer, Gerhard Veidl: Rechnungswesen HAK III
    • Kostenrechnung - Personalverrechnung: 1. Auflage 2014

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Module Chemistry
    5 SWS
    9 ECTS
    Chemistry in Packaging Technology | ILV

    Chemistry in Packaging Technology | ILV

    3 SWS   6 ECTS

    Content

    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
    • Bonding types

    Organic chemistry:

    • Properties of org. compounds
    • Functional groups (alcohols, phenols, ethers, sulfur compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, amines, epoxides);
    • Nomenclature of alkanes
    • Polymers: Fundamentals
    • Biochemistry/Natural Products Chemistry:
    • Amino acids, peptides and proteins: structure, assembly and properties, denaturation.
    • Carbohydrates & sugars: structure, composition and properties, starch and cellulose
    • Fats & oils: structure, composition and properties

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - face-to-face and online phase:

    3 SWS / 6 ECTS (= 150 EH workload students) =.

    • 23 EH attendance classes
    • 1 EH examination (examination supervision by course director!)
    • 126 EH distance learning (= workload students)

    Presenting methods: Lectures to teach the basics in chemistry

    Working out methods: - Independent working out of textbook contents at home in the distance learning phase. Working material (textbook excerpts, supplementary videos) are provided, students have to learn the content independently and use the acquired knowledge to solve exercises (calculation examples, comprehension questions, etc.). Furthermore, there are small exercises as a loosening up during the lecture which are solved in pairs or threes.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: In detail, the ILV is evaluated by the following partial performance assessments:

    1. exercise task 1 (3 points)

    2. exercise 2 (3 points)

    3. exercise 3 (3 points)

    4. exercise task 4 (3 points)

    5. exercise 5 (3 points)

    6. exercise 6 (3 points)

    7th exercise 7 (2 points)

    8. intermediate exam 1 (20 points)

    9. intermediate exam 2 (20 points)

    10. final examination in writing (= 40 points | min. 2 groups)

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

     

    The following grading system is used for the overall assessment and will be communicated by the course administration in the student portal:

    > 0 to 59 points => Not Sufficient (5)

    > from 60 points => Satisfactory (4)

    > from 70 points => Satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => Good (2)

    > from 90 points => Very good (1)

    Literature

    • Edgar Wawra: Chemie Verstehen - UTB, Stuttgart; 5. Auflage
    • Charles E. Mortimer: Chemie – Das Basiswissen der Chemie. Stuttgart 112014.
    • Brian B. Laird: University Chemistry. New York 2009.
    • Herbert A. Stuart, Gerhard Klages: Kurzes Lehrbuch der Physik. Dordrecht 192009.
    • Lowry A. Kirkby: Physik. Dordrecht 2012.

     

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    3 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Chemical Laboratory Exercises | UE

    Chemical Laboratory Exercises | UE

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

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

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - face-to-face and online phase:

    2 SWS / 3 ECTS (= 100 EH workload students) =.

    • 15 EH attendance classes
    • 1 EH examination (examination supervision by course director!)
    • 84 EH distance learning (=workload students)

    Presenting methods:

    Practical exercises and instructor lectures, with distance learning elements.

    Elaborating Methods:

    Practical work in the chemistry lab, writing a group protocol.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: In detail, the ILV is evaluated by the following partial performance assessments:

    1. practical work in the laboratory (collaboration) (30 points).

    2. online quiz (20 points)

    3. preparation of group protocol (50 points)

     

    The overall assessment of all partial performances will be communicated by the course instructor in Moodle. The maximum number of points that can be achieved for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points.

     

    For the overall assessment, the following grading scale is used and will be communicated by the course administration in the student portal:

    > 0 to 59 points => Not Sufficient (5)

    > from 60 points => Satisfactory (4)

    > from 70 points => Satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => Good (2)

    > from 90 points => Very good (1)

    Literature

    • Richard Göttlich, Siegfried Schindler, Parham Rooshenas: Chemisches Grundpraktikum im Nebenfach - Das berufsorientierte Praktikum Chemie. Verlag Pearson, 2011
    • Charles E. Mortimer: Chemie – Das Basiswissen der Chemie. Stuttgart 112014.
    • Brian B. Laird: University Chemistry. New York 2009.
    • Herbert A. Stuart, Gerhard Klages: Kurzes Lehrbuch der Physik. Dordrecht 192009.
    • Lowry A. Kirkby: Physik. Dordrecht 2012.
    • Bozena Arnold: Werkstofftechnik für Wirtschaftsingenieure. Heidelberg 2013.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Module Basics in Packaging & Sustainability
    5 SWS
    8 ECTS
    Principles in Sustainability | ILV

    Principles in Sustainability | ILV

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    • Definition of sustainability and sustainability models
    • History of sustainable development
    • Resource use and sustainable consumption
    • Sustainable and alternative economic models and concepts
    • Climate change and pollution
    • Global injustices and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    • Actors in sustainability
    • Current issues in sustainability

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - face-to-face and online phase:

    2 SWS / 3 ECTS (= 75 EH workload students) =.

    • 15 EH attendance classes
    • 1 EH examination (examination supervision by course director!)
    • 59 EH distance learning (=workload students)

    Presenting methods:

    Lecture to convey the basics

    Developing methods:

    • Work assignments: Students prepare presentations or summarize literature, the content of which is presented or corrected by the instructor. In case of ambiguities, the contents will be discussed again in class.
    • Group work: In addition to working on a specific topic and applying what they have learned, students acquire interdisciplinary skills such as social skills, media didactic competence and linguistic competence while working in a group.

    Presentations: Students present the results of their work in the form of a presentation. In this way, the topic can be made accessible to the entire group and discussions can be encouraged.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: In detail, the ILV is evaluated by the following sub-performance assessments:

    1. presentation of sustainable actors (10 points).

    2. citavi & sources (5 points)

    3. seminar paper (30 points)

    4. presentation of seminar paper (10 points)

    5. handout on climate change and pollution (15 points)

    6. final written exam (30 points | min. 2 groups)

    The overall assessment of all partial performances will be communicated by the course director in Moodle. The maximum number of points that can be achieved for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points.

     

    The following grading system is used for the overall assessment and will be communicated by the course administration in the student portal:

    > 0 to 59 points => Not Sufficient (5)

    > from 60 points => Satisfactory (4)

    > from 70 points => Satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => Good (2)

    > from 90 points => Very good (1)

    Literature

    • Hutter, Claus-Peter et. al. (2012): Grundkurs Nachhaltigkeit. Handbuch für Einsteiger und Fortgeschrittene. München
    • Robertson, Margaret (2014): Sustainability Principles and Practice. London
    • Brinkmann, Robert (2016): Introduction to Sustainability. West Sussex, UK
    • Heinrichs, Harald; Michelsen Gerd (Hg.) (2014): Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaften. Berlin. Springer-Lehrbuch.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Fundamentals of Packaging Technology | ILV

    Fundamentals of Packaging Technology | ILV

    3 SWS   5 ECTS

    Content

    • Getting started with studies (finding groups, self-organization, organization of distance and attendance phases, course culture)
    • Basics of scientific work
    • Basics of scientific presentation
    • Packaging specific literature
    • Functions of packaging
    • Requirements for packaging
    • Trends in packaging technology
    • International Skills (relevant technical terms, CV, Letter of Motivation)

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - face-to-face and online phase: 24 teaching units face-to-face, 100 h distance learning.

    Presenting methods: Lecture to convey basics

    Developing methods:

    • Work assignments: students work out work assignments, which are handed in and assessed via Moodle. Feedback is also provided via Moodle.
    • Teamwork: In addition to working on a specific topic and applying what they have learned, students acquire interdisciplinary skills such as social skills, media didactic skills and language skills while working in a group. Students become familiar with the guidelines for seminar papers and learn how to write a scientific paper.
    • Creation of a Power Point presentation for individual work: The students present the results of their individual work in the form of a Power Point presentation. This makes the topic accessible to the whole group and encourages discussion.
    • Student discussion: Students discuss relevant trends in the packaging industry in small groups.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: In detail, the ILV is evaluated by the following partial performance assessments:

    - Work Task 1 (10 points)

    - International Skills (20 points)

    - Code of Conduct (5 points)

    - Template for the design of scientific seminar papers (5 points)

    - Teamwork and presentation (30 points)

    - Final test (30 points)

    Literature

    Monika Kaßmann: Grundlagen der Verpackung: Leitfaden für die fächerübergreifende Verpackungsausbildung. 3. Auflage, Berlin 2020 (Kap. 1-4; 10)

    Theisen, Manuel René (2017): Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten. Erfolgreich bei Bachelor- und Masterarbeit. Unter Mitarbeit von Martin Theisen. 17., aktualisierte und bearbeitete Auflage. München, Verlag Franz Vahlen GmbH.

    Kornmeier, Martin (2011): Wissenschaftlich schreiben leicht gemacht. 8., überarbeitete Auflage. Bern, Haupt Verlag

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    3 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Module Packaging Materials
    3 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Fundamentals of Packaging Materials and their Production | ILV

    Fundamentals of Packaging Materials and their Production | ILV

    3 SWS   5 ECTS

    Content

    This lecture provides an initial overview of common packaging materials and packaging supplies. As contents you expect:

    • Areas 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 materials
    • Advantages and possibilities of composite materials
    • Workshop with different samples on advantages and disadvantages of different materials when used in packaging
    • Typical specification values for various packaging materials

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - face-to-face and online phase:

    3 SWS / 5 ECTS (= 150 EH workload students) =.

    • 23 EH attendance classes
    • 1 EH examination (examination supervision by course director!)
    • 126 EH distance learning (=workload students)

    Presenting Methods:

    Lecture to teach basics, videos

    Elaborating methods:

    • Individual work:

    Reading of technical literature on the topic and elaboration of questions to be discussed together in the lecture.

    • Group work:
    1. Storechek on the topic of packaging materials in practice.
    2. Internet research on videos about various packaging materials and their production/application
    3. Development of a packaging material group by means of literature and internet research and presentation of the results in a lecture to the large group

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Specifically, the ILV is assessed through the following sub-performance assessments:

    1. reading task 1 (5 points)

    2. reading task 2 (5 points)

    3. reading task 3 (5 points)

    4th reading task 4 (5 points)

    5th reading task 5 (5 points)

    6. elaboration and presentation (30 points)

    7. workshop packaging materials in practice/store check (5 points)

    8. final examination in writing (= 40 points | min. 2 groups)

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

     

    The following grading system is used for the overall assessment and will be communicated by the course administration in the student portal:

    > 0 to 59 points => Not Sufficient (5)

    > from 60 points => Satisfactory (4)

    > from 70 points => Satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => Good (2)

    > from 90 points => Very good (1)

    Literature

    • Monika Kaßmann: Grundlagen der Verpackung: Leitfaden für die fächerübergreifende Verpackungsausbildung. Berlin 2014.
    • Walter Soroka: Fundamentals of Packaging Technology. Naperville 42010
    • Kit L. Yam (ed): Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology. Hoboken 32009.
    • Charles E. Mortimer: Chemie – Das Basiswissen der Chemie. Stuttgart 112014.
    • Wolfgang Weißbach, Michael Dams: Werkstoffkunde. Stuttgart 182012.
    • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft e.V. (Hrsg.): „Verpackungstechnik – Mittel und Methoden zur Lösung der Verpackungsaufgabe“, Hüthig Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg/Dtl., 1996/2002
    • A. Jenkins, J. P. Harrington: “Lebensmittelverpackungen aus Kunststoff”, B. Behr's Verlag GmbH & Co, Hamburg/Dtl., 1992

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    3 SWS
    5 ECTS

    Module Business Management
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Introduction to Digitalisation | ILV

    Introduction to Digitalisation | ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    • Introduction to information processing
    • Modern IT architectures and concepts
    • ERP systems and special software
    • Digital transformation and application in day-to-day business
    • Practical examples and trends in digitalization

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - face-to-face and online phase:

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

    7 EH attendance lessons

    1 EH exam (exam supervision by course director!)

    42 EH distance learning (= student workload)

     

    Methods of delivery:

    - Lecturer presentations

    - Practical insights into productive systems

     

    Developing methods:

    - Blended learning

    - Interactive group exercises

    - Project work of the students

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: The ILV is assessed through formative assessment.

    By awarding points already during the course

    (immanent performance assessment 80% attendance requirement!)

    and not only at the end in the form of a final examination

    several advantages:

    - The workload is distributed regularly over the semester.

    - The assessment is not a snapshot.

    - Teaching methods can be changed and adapted if necessary.

    be adapted.

    - Students take active responsibility for the learning process and

    are given individual options for action

    The ILV is assessed in detail by the following partial assessments

    assessed:

    1. group task during the lectures (20 points)

    2. project work (50 points)

    3. final written examination (30 points, multiple choice)

    The overall assessment of all partial performances will be communicated by the course instructor

    communicated in Moodle. The maximum achievable number for the

    overall assessment of all components is 100 points.

    The overall assessment is based on the following grading scale

    and is communicated by the course management in the student portal:

    > 0 to 59 points => Not sufficient (5)

    > 60 points or more => Satisfactory (4)

    > 70 points or more => Satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => Good (2)

    > 90 points or more => Very good (1)

    Literature

    • Prüfungsrelevant sind allein die Inhalte der Vortragsunterlagen
    • Vertiefende Literatur wird im Skriptum erwähnt

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Module Filling Goods
    3 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Packaging Requirements Regarding Filling Goods | ILV

    Packaging Requirements Regarding Filling Goods | ILV

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

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

    Teaching method

    Presenting methods:

    • Lecture to convey the basics

     

    Developing methods:

    • Work assignments: students work on questionnaires, the contents of which are tested as part of intermediate examinations and subsequently discussed in the event of ambiguities.
    • Individual work: students work on a topic of their choice. On the one hand, this serves to deepen their knowledge in a specific area, and on the other hand, they learn how to write a scientific paper.
    • Creation of a poster presentation: Students present the results of their work in the form of a poster. This makes the topic accessible to the whole group and encourages discussion.

    Examination

    Module exam: The ILV is assessed by formative assessment. By awarding points during the course and not at the end in the form of a final examination, there are several advantages:

    - The workload is distributed regularly over the semester.

    - The assessment is not a snapshot.

    - Teaching methods can be changed and adapted if necessary.

    - Students take active responsibility for the learning process and are given individual options for action

    The ILV is assessed in detail by the following partial assessments:

    - 2 interim tests (written, open questions) worth 15 points each

    - 2 x preparation of a questionnaire á 5 points

    - Reading a scientific publication and answering key questions á 10 points

    - Evaluation of the seminar paper on a selected topic á 30 points

    - Evaluation of the poster presentation in English á 20 points

    - Bonus points for outstanding performance (10 points)

    Literature

    Baltes W., Matissek R. (2016): Lebensmittelchemie. Heidelberg.

    Fischer D., Breitenbach J. (Hg.) (2013): Die Pharmaindustrie. Einblick – Durchblick – Perspektiven. Heidelberg.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Interaction Packaging-Filling Good | ILV

    Interaction Packaging-Filling Good | ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    • Safety aspects of food contact materials
    • Basics of packaging law
    • Derivation of requirements for food contact materials from the perspective of the filling material
    • Guest lecture on pharmaceutical/cosmetic packaging

    Teaching method

    Presenting methods:

    • Lecture to convey the basics

     

    Developing methods:

    • Work assignments: students work on questionnaires, the contents of which are tested as part of intermediate examinations and subsequently discussed in the event of ambiguities.
    • Individual work: students work on a topic of their choice. On the one hand, this serves to deepen their knowledge in a specific area, and on the other hand, they learn how to write a scientific paper.
    • Creation of a poster presentation: Students present the results of their work in the form of a poster. This makes the topic accessible to the whole group and encourages discussion.

    Examination

    Module exam

    Literature

    Baltes W., Matissek R. (2016): Lebensmittelchemie. Heidelberg.

    Fischer D., Breitenbach J. (Hg.) (2013): Die Pharmaindustrie. Einblick – Durchblick – Perspektiven. Heidelberg.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Module Basics in Packaging & Sustainability
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment | ILV

    Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment | ILV

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    • Life Cycle Assessment Basics
    • Goals and scope of the assessment
    • Life Cycle Inventory
    • Life Cycle Impact Analysis
    • Normative framework (ISO series)
    • Reporting
    • Allocation
    • Critical Review
    • Product Environmental Footprint
    • Water (Scarcity) Footprint
    • Strengths and weaknesses
    • Practical examples

    Teaching method

    Blended learning, consisting of instructor lectures, practical exercises, student presentations and e-learning units.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Immanent performance assessment consisting of reading assignments, interim tests, work assignments, final test.

    Literature

    • Walter Klöpffer, Birgit Grahl: Ökobilanz (LCA) – Ein Leitfaden für Ausbildung und Beruf. Frankfurt am Main und Heidekamp 2009.
    • ISO 14040/14044
    • ILCD Handbook
    • Product Environmental Footprint Guidance

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Module Marketing and Purchasing
    2.5 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Consumer- and Industrial Goods Marketing | ILV

    Consumer- and Industrial Goods Marketing | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    • Market structure and key characteristics of industrial goods markets, in particular packaging markets
    • Buyer behavior, 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 conception
    • Strategic planning and marketing planning
    • Market research, in particular packaging market research
    • Marketing mix (product, price, place, promotion)
    • Role of packaging in the marketing mix
    • Brand policy and packaging

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - face-to-face and online phase:

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

    15 EH attendance lessons

    1 EH exam (exam supervision by course director!)

    84 EH distance learning (= workload students)

    Presenting methods: Lecture to convey the basics

    Methods of preparation:

    - Work assignments: students receive questionnaires and work on them. These papers are then corrected and assessed. Uncertainties and further questions are subsequently discussed.

    - Group work: special topics are discussed, worked on and presented in group work. Social skills, media skills, language skills and presentation techniques are also trained.

    - Collaboration: practical topics are discussed with students in the forum and examined from different perspectives. Students are encouraged to participate and discuss.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: The ILV is assessed through formative assessment.

    By awarding points already during the course

    (immanent performance assessment 80% attendance requirement!)

    and not only at the end in the form of a final examination

    several advantages:

    - The workload is distributed regularly over the semester.

    - The assessment is not a snapshot.

    - Teaching methods can be changed and adapted if necessary.

    be adapted.

    - Students take active responsibility for the learning process and

    are given individual options for action

    The ILV is assessed in detail by the following partial assessments

    assessed:

    1. 2 homework assignments (20 points each)

    2. cooperation and group work (20 points)

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

    The overall assessment of all partial performances will be communicated by the course instructor

    communicated in Moodle. The maximum achievable number for the

    overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points.

    The overall assessment is based on the following grading scale

    and is communicated by the course management in the student portal:

    > 0 to 59 points => Not sufficient (5)

    > 60 points or more => Satisfactory (4)

    > 70 points or more => Satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => Good (2)

    > 90 points or more => Very good (1)

    Literature

    - Brennan et al (2020): Business to Business Marketing, London.

    - Pförtsch W., Godefroid P. (2022): Business-to-Business Marketing, Herne.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Team and Leadership | SE

    Team and Leadership | SE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    • Leadership styles - the "right" leadership style
    • Positive leadership/strength-oriented leadership
    • Motivation - how motivation works - how it doesn't
    • Phases of team development
    • Team building
    • Team roles
    • Characteristics of high-performance teams
    • Leadership communication
    • Feedback as a management tool

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - face-to-face and online phase:

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

    7 EH attendance lessons

    1 EH exam (exam supervision by course director!)

    42 EH distance learning (= student workload)

    Presenting methods: Theoretical input, presentation

    Development methods: Group exercises, individual exercises, discussion simulations, (self-) reflection

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: The seminar is assessed on the basis of the active participation of the students.

    will be assessed. (100% compulsory attendance!)

    The overall assessment is carried out according to the following scheme and is

    communicated by the course instructor in the student portal:

    > participated

    > not attended

    Literature

    •  Malik, Fredmund (2019): Führen Leisten Leben. Campus. ISBN 9783593510699
    •  Ebner, Markus (2019): Positiv Leadership, Erfolgreich führen mit PERMA-Lead: die fünf Schlüssel zur High Performance
    •  Reinhard Sprenger: Mythos Motivation, Wege aus einer Sackgasse (2014)
    •  Francis/Young (1996): Mehr Erfolg im Team. Windmühle

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Module Physics and Microbiology
    5.5 SWS
    10 ECTS
    Microbiology and Hygiene | ILV

    Microbiology and Hygiene | ILV

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    • Basic theoretical knowledge of microbiology
    • Basics of microbiological work (hygiene measures, sterile work, safety)
    • Cultivation and inoculation of microorganisms
    • Microscopy and staining techniques
    • Bacterial count determinations and hygiene monitoring tests
    • Hygiene testing of food packaging

    Teaching method

    - Didactic setting - attendance and online phase: 16 teaching units attendance, approx. 50 h distance learning (2 SWS, 3 ECTS)

    - Teaching methods: Lecture to convey the basics

    - Development methods:

    - Work assignments: students work on assignments, which are submitted and assessed via Moodle. Feedback is also given via Moodle.

    - Moodle quizzes: acquired knowledge is tested in quizzes

    - Laboratory units: students carry out microbiological experiments in the laboratory under supervision. This includes determining bacterial counts and various hygiene tests on food packaging.

    - Laboratory protocol: students describe their experiments and discuss the results as part of the laboratory protocol

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: The ILV is evaluated through formative assessment. By awarding

    points during the course and not only at the end in the form of a

    at the end in the form of a final examination:

    - The workload is distributed regularly over the semester.

    - The assessment is not a snapshot.

    - Teaching methods can still be changed and adapted if necessary.

    be adapted.

    - Students take active responsibility for the learning process and

    are given individual options for action

    The ILV is assessed in detail by the following partial assessments

    assessed:

    - Moodleqizz 1 (20 points)

    - Moodlequizz 2 (30 points)

    - Laboratory protocol (50 points)

    Literature

    Bücher:

    - Madigan et al.: Brock Biology of Microorganisms, 2012, 13. Auflage, Pearson Global Edition

    - Michael Madigan & John Martinko: Brock Mikrobiologie, 2009, 11. Auflage, Pearson Studium

    - Kayser et al.: Medizinische Mikrobiologie, 2010, 12. Auflage, Thieme Verlag Stuttgart

    - Hans-Günter Schlegel & Georg Fuchs: Allgemeine Mikrobiologie, 2007, 8. Auflage, Thieme Verlag Stuttgart

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Physics in Packaging Technology | ILV

    Physics in Packaging Technology | ILV

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Content

    Measurement and units of measurement

    Mechanics:

    - Laws of motion

    - Work, energy, momentum, power

    - Friction

    - Translation and rotation

    - Statics

    - Mechanical characteristics of materials

    - Tensile test

    Tensile test specifications

    Fundamentals of thermodynamics and properties of matter:

    - Thermal energy and temperature

    - Main theorems

    - Heat capacity

    - Heat transport

    - Efficiency

    - Entropy

    - Kinetic theory of gases

    - Vapor pressure

    - Miscibility

    - Phase transformations

    - State diagrams

    - Ideal gas law

    - Gases and liquids (behavior, viscosity, surface tension)

    - Diffusion

    Electromagnetic radiation

    - Electromagnetic radiation spectrum

    - Applications (spectroscopy)

    - Interaction between radiation and matter

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - face-to-face and online phase:

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

    15 EH attendance lessons

    1 EH exam (exam supervision by course director!)

    84 EH distance learning (= workload students)

     

    Methods of delivery:

    • Lecturer lectures
    • Teaching videos

    Developing methods:

    • Blended learning
    • Practical exercises
    • Student presentations
    • E-learning units

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: The ILV is assessed by formative assessment.

    The awarding of points during the course (immanent performance assessment 80% compulsory attendance!) and not only at the end in the form of a final examination has several advantages:

    - The workload is distributed regularly over the semester.

    - The assessment is not a snapshot.

    - Teaching methods can be changed and adapted if necessary.

    - Students take active responsibility for the learning process and are given individual options for action

    The ILV is assessed in detail by the following partial assessments:

    1. task P1 (10 points)

    2. task P2 (10 points)

    3. intermediate test P1 (10 points)

    4. task P3 (10 points)

    5. intermediate test P2 (10 points)

    6th task P4 (10 points)

    7. final written examination (40 points | at least 2 groups)

    The overall assessment of all partial performances will be communicated by the course management in Moodle. The maximum number of points that can be achieved for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points.

     

    The overall assessment is based on the following grading scale and is communicated by the course management in the student portal:

    > 0 to 59 points => Not sufficient (5)

    > 60 points or more => Satisfactory (4)

    > 70 points or more => Satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => Good (2)

    > 90 points or more => Very good (1)

    Literature

    • Heidrum Matthäus und Wolf-Gert Matthäus: Mathematik für Ingenieur-Bachelor. Wiesbaden 2011.
    • Lothar Papula: Mathematik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler. Band 1 – 3. 142014.
    • Douglas C. Giancoli: Physik. Lehr- und Übungsbuch. München 32010.
    • Herbert A. Stuart, Gerhard Klages: Kurzes Lehrbuch der Physik. Dordrecht 192009.
    • Merle C. Potter: Thermodynamics – Demystified. New York 2009.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Quality Management and Occupational Safety | ILV

    Quality Management and Occupational Safety | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    • 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 Employee Protection Act
    • Workplace evaluation

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - face-to-face and online phase:

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

    11 EH attendance lessons

    1 EH exam (exam supervision by course director!)

    63 EH distance learning (= workload students)

     

    Methods of delivery:

    • Lecturer presentations

     

    Developing methods:

    • Blended learning
    • Practical exercises
    • Presentations by the students

    E-learning units

    Examination

    Final exam: The ILV is assessed by formative assessment.

    The awarding of points during the course (immanent performance assessment 80% compulsory attendance!) and not only at the end in the form of a final examination has several advantages:

    - The workload is distributed regularly over the semester.

    - The assessment is not a snapshot.

    - Teaching methods can still be changed and adapted if necessary.

    - Students take active responsibility for the learning process and are given individual options for action

    The ILV is assessed in detail using the following partial assessments:

     

    1. evaluation of participation (20 points)

    2. preparation of assignments (30 points)

    3. preparation of a list of questions (10 points)

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

    The overall assessment of all partial performances will be communicated by the course management in Moodle. The maximum number of points that can be achieved for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points.

     

    The overall assessment is based on the following grading scale and is communicated by the course management in the student portal:

    > 0 to 59 points => Not sufficient (5)

    > 60 points or more => Satisfactory (4)

    > 70 points or more => Satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => Good (2)

    > 90 points or more => Very good (1)

    Literature

    • Joachim Herrmann und Holger Fritz: Qualitätsmanagement – Lehrbuch für Studium und Praxis. München 2021.
    • Holger Brüggemann und Peik Bremer: Grundlagen Qualitätsmanagement – Von den Werkzeugen über Methoden zum TQM. Wiesbaden, 2020.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Module Packaging Filling Processes
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Filling Technology Processes | ILV

    Filling Technology Processes | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    • Relevant physical properties of filling materials
    • Dosing options based on these properties
    • Handling of packaging
    • In-plant transport - requirements for packaging
    • Methods of preservation - Requirements for packaging

    Teaching method

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

    Examination

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

    Literature

    • Blüml S., Fischer S. (2009): Handbuch der Fülltechnik. Hamburg.
    • Bückle J., Huber W. (2005): Handbuch der Pack- und Palettiertechnik. Hamburg.
    • Hennig J. (1996-2015): Verpackungstechnik. Berlin.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Industrial Practice of Filling and Packing | ILV

    Industrial Practice of Filling and Packing | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    • Filling technology & plants
    • Packaging technology & plants
    • Creation of load units
    • In-depth areas (robotics, industry 4.0, hygienic design)

    Teaching method

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

    Examination

    Module exam

    Literature

    • Blüml S., Fischer S. (2009): Handbuch der Fülltechnik. Hamburg.
    • Bückle J., Huber W. (2005): Handbuch der Pack- und Palettiertechnik. Hamburg.
    • Hennig J. (1996-2015): Verpackungstechnik. Berlin.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Module Printing Techniques
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Printing Technology | ILV

    Printing Technology | ILV

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Content

    • 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

    Teaching method

    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.

    Examination

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

    Literature

    • Johansson, Kaj / Lundberg, Peter / Ryberg, Robert (2008). Printproduktion well done! Organisation, Computer, Farben, Bildbearbeitung, Layout, Druckvorstufe, Papier, Druck, Buchbinderei, Glossar. 3., komplett überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage. Mainz: Schmidt.
    • Kipphan, Helmut (Hg.) (2000). Handbuch der Printmedien: Technologien und Produktionsverfahren; mit 85 Tabellen. Berlin: Springer.
    • Fachkunde für Verpackungstechnik,  Ringbuch (Schulverein PPV, 97/10/12)
    • Handbuch für den Packmitteltechnologen (HPV)

    ÖNORM A 5405:2009 06 15

    • Verpackungswesen - Übersicht über Normen und Regelwerke, ONR 15400:2013 02 15

    Online:

    www.hpv-ev.org

    www.pdfc-ready.ch

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Module Plastics
    5 SWS
    10 ECTS
    Plastics | ILV

    Plastics | ILV

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Content

    • 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

    Teaching method

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

    Examination

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

    Literature

    Bücher:

    • Hans Domininghaus: Kunststoffe – Eigenschaften und Anwendungen. Heidelberg 82012.
    • Walter Michaeli et.al.: Technologie der Kunststoffe: Lern- und Arbeitsbuch. München 32008.
    • Walter Michaeli: Einführung in die Kunststoffverarbeitung. München 62010.
    • Otto G. Piringer und Albert E. Baner: Plastic Packaging – Interaction with Food and Pharmaceuticals. Weinheim 22008.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Plastics Processing | ILV

    Plastics Processing | ILV

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Content

    • Plastics processing methods
      • Extrusion
      • Injection molding
      • Thermoforming
      • Blow molding
      • Other processing methods
    • Production of material composites
      • Multilayer films
      • Composite beverage carton
      • Laminates
      • Other laminates
    • Printing and coating
    • Hygienic production
    • Properties of plastics in packaging
    • Requirement profile and specification of plastic packaging

    Case Study: Production, monitoring and documentation, and sustainability for plastic packaging

    Teaching method

    Blended learning, consisting of instructor lectures, practical exercises, student presentations and e-learning units.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Individual work, group work, examination

    Literature

    • Hans Domininghaus: Kunststoffe – Eigenschaften und Anwendungen. Heidelberg 82012.
    • Walter Michaeli et.al.: Technologie der Kunststoffe: Lern- und Arbeitsbuch. München 32008.
    • Walter Michaeli: Einführung in die Kunststoffverarbeitung. München 62010.
    • Otto G. Piringer und Albert E. Baner: Plastic Packaging – Interaction with Food and Pharmaceuticals. Weinheim 22008.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Module Marketing and Purchasing
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Purchaising and Supply Chain Management | ILV

    Purchaising and Supply Chain Management | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    • 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

    Teaching method

    Lectures, case studies, group work

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Group work, presentations, final exam

    Literature

    • Sunil Chopra, Peter Meindl: Supply Chain Management - Strategie, Planung und Umsetzung, ISBN 978-3-86894-188-3

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Module Operational Controlling and Quality Management
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Operational Controlling | ILV

    Operational Controlling | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    • 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

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - face-to-face and online phase:

    1.5 SWS / 3 ECTS (= 50 EH workload students) =.

    • 7 EH attendance classes
    • 1 EH examination (examination supervision by course director!)
    • 42 EH distance learning (=workload students)

    Presenting methods:

    • Lecture to convey basics
    • Development of optimization approaches on the basis of a construction set

    Developing methods:

    • Individual work (research): Students independently deal with the topic of key figures (operational and financial).
    • Group work: The students apply the learned basics on the basis of a practical example.
    • Presentation: The group work is presented to the colleagues.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: In detail, the ILV is evaluated by the following partial performance assessments:

    1. task 1 (20 points)

    2. task 2 (30 points)

    3. cooperation (10 points)

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

    The overall assessment of all partial performances will be communicated by the course management in Moodle. The maximum number of points that can be achieved for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points.

     

    The following grading system is used for the overall assessment and will be communicated by the course administration in the student portal:

    > 0 to 59 points => Not Sufficient (5)

    > from 60 points => Satisfactory (4)

    > from 70 points => Satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => Good (2)

    > from 90 points => Very good (1)

    Literature

    • Lunau et al: Six Sigma + Lean Toolset. Berlin, Heidelberg 2013.
    • Hans-Peter Wiedendahl: Betriebsorganisation für Ingenieure, München 2014.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Module Paper and Paper Converting
    5 SWS
    10 ECTS
    Paper | ILV

    Paper | ILV

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Content

    • 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

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - face-to-face and online phase:

    2 SWS / 4 ECTS (= 100 EH workload students) =.

    • 15 EH attendance classes
    • 1 EH examination (examination supervision by course director!)
    • 84 EH distance learning (=workload students)

    Presenting Methods:

    Powerpoint presentation, flip charts, blackboard.

    Elaborating methods:

    Presentations, working out flipcharts, preparation work for the LVA, watching videos to prepare.

    Examination

    Module exam: In detail, the ILV is evaluated by the following partial performance assessments:

    1. preparation for attendance (20 points)

    2. participation in class (30 points)

    3. intermediate test (2x 10 points)

    3. final written exam (= 30 points | min. 2 groups)

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

     

    The following grading system is used for the overall assessment and will be communicated by the course administration in the student portal:

    > 0 to 59 points => Not Sufficient (5)

    > from 60 points => Satisfactory (4)

    > from 70 points => Satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => Good (2)

    > from 90 points => Very good (1)

    Literature

    Bücher:

    • Jürgen Blechschmidt: Taschenbuch der Papiertechnik, 2010, Dresden, Carl Hanser Fachbuchverlag

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Paper Processing | ILV

    Paper Processing | ILV

    3 SWS   6 ECTS

    Content

    • Production, finishing and processing of:
    • Corrugated board
    • Folding boxes
    • Flexible paper-based packaging
    • paper-based composite packaging
    • industrial bags
    • paper-based liquid packaging

    Case Study: State of the art, economic and technological consideration, monitoring and documentation as well as assessment of sustainability of paper packaging based on selected current examples

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - face-to-face and online phase:

    3 SWS / 6 ECTS (= 150 EH workload students) =.

    • 23 EH attendance classes
    • 1 EH examination (examination supervision by course director!)
    • 126 EH distance learning (= workload students)

    Presenting Methods:

    Flipchart presentation, Powerpoint presentation, blackboard presentation.

    Developing methods:
    Group work, development of presentations, seminar paper

    Examination

    Module exam: In detail, the ILV is evaluated by the following partial performance assessments:

    1st VB 1st attendance date (5 points).

    2nd VB 1st attendance date part 2 (5 points)

    3. cooperation 1st attendance date (7 points)

    4th VB 2nd attendance date (5 points)

    5. cooperation 2nd attendance date (6 points)

    6th VB 3rd attendance date (5 points)

    7. cooperation 3rd attendance date (7 points)

    8th seminar paper (20 points)

    9. short presentation (10 points)

    10. final examination in writing (= 30 points | min. 2 groups)

    The overall assessment of all partial performances will be communicated by the course administration in Moodle. The maximum number of points that can be achieved for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points.

     

    The following grading system is used for the overall assessment and will be communicated by the course administration in the student portal:

    > 0 to 59 points => Not Sufficient (5)

    > from 60 points => Satisfactory (4)

    > from 70 points => Satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => Good (2)

    > from 90 points => Very good (1)

    Literature

    • Jürgen Blechschmidt: Papierverarbeitungstechnik, 2013, Dresden, Carl Hanser Fachbuchverlag
    • J. Kuusipalo, Paper and Paper Board Converting, Finnish Paper Engineers Association, 2008
    • Handbuch für den Packmitteltechnologen (HPV)
    • ÖNORM A 5405:2009 06 15
    • Verpackungswesen - Übersicht über Normen und Regelwerke, ONR 15400:2013 02 15
    • www.hpv-ev.org
    • Forum Wellpappe Austria www.wellpappe.at /

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    3 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Module Glass and Metal
    5 SWS
    10 ECTS
    Glass | ILV

    Glass | ILV

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Content

    • Glass chemistry
    • Glass manufacturing process
    • Glass testing
    • Quality assurance
    • Specifications
    • Material properties
    • Aging and glass strength
    • Sustainability and resource consumption
    • Case Study: Production, Monitoring, Documentation and Sustainability for Glass Packaging

     

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - face-to-face and online phase:

    2.5 SWS / 5 ECTS (= 125 EH workload students) =.

    • 22 EH face-to-face teaching
    • 103 EH distance learning (=workload students)

    Presenting methods:

    Self-study of moodle lessons

    Developing methods:

    Group work to solve assignments based on moodle content.

    Presentation of independently developed solution

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: In detail, the ILV is evaluated by the following partial performance assessments:

    1. 3 tests (written) for the preparation as well as the attendance phase.

    (in total = 36 points)

    2. stoichiometric-glass technical calculation (5 points)

    3. 12 Moodle online lessons (in total = 24 points)

    4. several group works (in total = 35 points)

    The overall assessment of all partial performances will be communicated by the course instructor in Moodle. The maximum number of points that can be achieved for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points.

     

    For the overall assessment, the following grading system is used and will be communicated by the course administration in the student portal:

    > 0 to 59 points => Not Sufficient (5)

    > from 60 points => Satisfactory (4)

    > from 70 points => Satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => Good (2)

    > from 90 points => Very good (1)

    Literature

    • Walter Nölle: Technik der Glasherstellung. Wiley & Sons
    • Horst Scholze: Glas – Natur, Struktur und Eigenschaften. Springer Verlag
    • Werner Vogel: Glaschemie. Springer Verlag
    • Jepsen-Marwedel-Brückner: Glastechnische Fabrikationsfehler Springer Verlag

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Metal | ILV

    Metal | ILV

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Content

    "Rigid metal packaging"

    • Packaging steel - manufacturing process (TP, ECCS, BP)
    • Packaging steel properties
    • Manufacturing process of 2- or 3-part tinplate/aluminum cans (painting, printing, deep drawing, roll forming, welding......)
    • Manufacturing process of stretch-drawn DWI cans
    • Manufacturing process tubes/monobloc containers in impact extrusion process
    • Container variants and characteristics
    • Quality standards
    • Applications and types of rigid metal containers
    • Cans - Sterilization
    • Recycling & Sustainability

    "Flexible aluminum-based packaging

    • Production of aluminum and aluminum foil
    • Finishing technologies (painting, laminating, extrusion coating, printing, mechanical final finishing or converting)
    • Applications, typical specifications and possible alternatives
    • Metallurgy and corrosion
    • Quality inspection and typical damage patterns
    • Sustainability

    Teaching method

    Didactic setting - face-to-face and online phase:

    2.5 SWS / 5 ECTS (= 125 EH workload students) =.

    • 19 EH attendance classes
    • 1 EH examination (examination supervision by course director!)
    • 105 EH distance learning (=workload students)

    Presenting Methods:

    Lecture to convey basics

    Elaborating methods:

    Work assignments: students work out catalogs of questions, the contents of which are relevant to the exam.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: In detail, the ILV is evaluated by the following partial performance assessments:

    1. intermediate test (20 points)

    2. group work (40 points)

    3. final written exam (= 40 points | min. 2 groups)

    The overall assessment of all partial performances will be communicated by the course management in Moodle. The maximum number of points that can be achieved for the overall assessment of all partial performances is 100 points.

     

    The following grading system is used for the overall assessment and will be communicated by the course administration in the student portal:

    > 0 to 59 points => Not Sufficient (5)

    > from 60 points => Satisfactory (4)

    > from 70 points => Satisfactory (3)

    > from 80 points => Good (2)

    > from 90 points => Very good (1)

    Literature

    • -Kit L. Yam (ed): The Wiley Encyclopedia of Packaging Technology

    • Richard Coles and Mark Kirwan: Food and Beverage Packaging Technology. Hoboken 22011

    • Terry A. Turner: Canmaking – The Technology of Metal Protection and Decorating.

    • Eckart Doege, Bernd-Arno Behrens, Handbuch Umformtechnik, Springer Verlag

    • Vorlesungsskripten zum Vorlesungsteil “Flexible aluminiumbasierte Verpackungen” mit darin angeführten Literaturverweisen

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Module Sustainability
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Sustainability and Packaging | ILV

    Sustainability and Packaging | ILV

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Content

    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)

    Teaching method

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

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Reading assignment and online test 1 and 2

    *Voluntary in-depth assignment

    *Final exam

     

    Literature

    Bücher:

    • Claus-Peter Hutter et. al.: Grundkurs Nachhaltigkeit. München 2012.
    • Carli Verghesi et. al.: Packaging for Sustainability. London 2012.
    • Wendy Jedlicka: Packaging Sustainability. Hoboken 2009.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Project Sustainable Packaging | ILV

    Project Sustainable Packaging | ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    The course teaches skills in the areas of:

    • Sustainability and packaging
    • Methods of sustainability assessment
    • Sustainable product and process design
    • Communication of sustainability aspects

    Teaching method

    Problem-Based Learning:

    Presentation of a real case study by a company in the industry,

    Individual processing of the case study (practical exercise), feedback from the teacher and the company, independent consolidation of relevant content for processing the case study, presentation by the students, awarding of prizes for the best work.

    Excursion

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Semester-Challenge

    Literature

    • Carli Verghese et. al.: Packaging for Sustainability. London 2012.
    • Soroka, Walter (2009): Fundamentals of packaging technology. 4. ed. Naperville, Ill.: Institute of Packaging Professionals.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Module Operational Controlling and Quality Management
    3.5 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Operational and Commercial Excellence | ILV

    Operational and Commercial Excellence | ILV

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    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

     

    Teaching method

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

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Individual tasks, group task, exam

    Literature

    • Lunau et al: Six Sigma + Lean Toolset. Berlin, Heidelberg 2013.
    • Toutenberg et al: Six Sigma. Methoden und Statistik für die Praxis. Berlin, Heidelberg 2009.
    • Six Sigma Pocket Guide: Werkzeuge zur Prozessverbesserung Spiralbindung – 1. Februar 2008, von Rath & Strong (Herausgeber), Fritz von Below (Bearbeitung), Eva Strösser (Übersetzer)

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Special Quality Management | ILV

    Special Quality Management | ILV

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

    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

     

    Teaching method

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

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Individual tasks, group tasks, final exam

    Literature

    • Joachim Hermann und Holger Fritz: Qualitätsmanagement – Lehrbuch für Studium und Praxis. München 2021.
    • Holger Brückermann und Peik Bremer: Grundlagen Qualitätsmanagement – Von den Werkzeugen über Methoden zum TQM. Wiesbaden 2020
    • Brigitte Petersen und Manfred Nüssel: Qualitätsmanagement in der Agrar- und Ernährungswirtschaft. Düsseldorf 2013.
    • Klaus Pichhart: Qualitätsmanagement Lebensmittel. Heidelberg 2012.
    • Thomas Bartel et.al.: Der Pharma-Werker: Basiswissen und GMP-Schulung für Mitarbeiter in Pharmabetrieben.Aulendorf 2009.

     

    www.brcgs.com

    www.fssc22000.com

    www.ifs-certification.com

    www.qualityaustria.com/produktgruppen/lebensmittelsicherheit/

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Module Testing Technology and Law
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Packaging Law | ILV

    Packaging Law | ILV

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Content

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

    Teaching method

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

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Individual and group tasks, final examination

    Literature

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Module Resource Management
    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS
    Recycling and Waste Management | ILV

    Recycling and Waste Management | ILV

    2.5 SWS   5 ECTS

    Content

    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

    Teaching method

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

    Examination

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

     

    Literature

    Bücher:

    • Carli Verghesi et. al.: Packaging for Sustainability. London 2012.
    • Wendy Jedlicka: Packaging Sustainability. Hoboken 2009.
    • Bernd Bilitewski und Georg Härdtle: Abfallwirtschaft – Handbuch für Praxis und Lehre. Berlin 42013.
    • Hans Martens: Recyclingtechnik – Fachbuch für Lehre und Praxis. Heidelberg 2011.

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2.5 SWS
    5 ECTS

    Module Interdisciplinary Project
    6 SWS
    10 ECTS
    Computer Aided Design | UE

    Computer Aided Design | UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Basics / Design with CAD program V-Pack

    Working on practical examples

    Teaching method

    Blended learning, consisting of virtual lectures and practical exercises

    Voluntary offer of tutorials

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Immanent performance review, standard (assessment of individual work).

    Literature

    -

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Packaging Development and Design | ILV

    Packaging Development and Design | ILV

    5 SWS   9 ECTS

    Content

    • 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

    Teaching method

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

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: evaluation of individual and group work

    Literature

    • Grundlagen der Verpackung: Leitfaden für die fächerübergreifende Verpackungsausbildung Monika Kaßmann; Erscheinungstermin: 2014 | ISBN-10: 3410241922 | ISBN-13: 978-3410241928 | Auflage: 2.,
    • The Packaging Designers Book of Patterns. Lázlo Roth, George L. Wybenga Van Nostrand Reinhold. ISBN: 0-442-00524-5
    • About packaging Design and Production. Jesper Clement, Martin Sorensen Danish Cartonmakers Association, Pro Carton Nordica, The Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark. ISBN 87-987096-1-5
    • Designing Sustainable Packaging, Scott Boylson Laurence. King Publishing. ISBN-10: 1856695972 ISBN-13: 978-1856695978
    • Skriptum von Mag. Art. Susanne Lippitsch
    • Martin Kornmeier: Wissenschaftlich schreiben leicht gemacht für Bachelor, Master und Dissertation. Stuttgart 62013

    Online:

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    5 SWS
    9 ECTS
    Module Marketing and Sales
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Conversation and Negotiation Techniques | SE

    Conversation and Negotiation Techniques | SE

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    • Tactical Orientation
    • The Harvard principles for appropriate negotiation
    • Analysis of negotiation situations
    • Tools of negotiation (BATNA, ZOPA)
    • Psychology of negotiation
    • Negotiation situations (simulations)
    • Basics of the psychology of persuasion

    Teaching method

    Blended learning consisting of instructor lectures, practical exercises, reflection, model study, quizzes, simulation.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Attendance, participation in the group discussions, completion of the case studies and individual assignments.

    Literature

    • Fisher, Roger / Ury, William / Patton, Bruce: Das Harvard Konzept, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt. ISBN 978-3421048288
    • Cialdini, Robert: Die Psychologie des Überzeugens, Hogrefe. ISBN 978-3456857206

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Sales and Key Account Management | ILV

    Sales and Key Account Management | ILV

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Content

    • 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

    Teaching method

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

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: Individual tasks, group task, examination

    Literature

    • Philip Kotler and Kevin Lane Keller: Marketing Management. Upper Sadle River 2012
    • Michael E. Porter: Competitve Strategies. Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors. New York 2004.
    • Noel Capone: Key Account Management and Planning, New York 2012
    • Bill Donaldson: Sales Management: Theory and Practice, London 2007.
    • Deepak Malhotra und Max Bazerman: Negotiation Genius, New York 2008.
    • Roger Fisher and William Ury: Getting to Yes. Boston 2011.
    • Daniel H. Pink: To Sell Is Human. New York 2012

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Module Sustainability
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Logistics | ILV

    Logistics | ILV

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Content

    • Typical functions (organizational and operational structure) in industrial, commercial and service companies and their relation to logistics;
    • Objectives, tasks and significance of logistics in industrial, commercial and
      service companies;
    • Selected cost and performance measures of logistics (incl. calculation).
    • Supporting functions and processes of logistics (e.g. IT systems);
    • Legal and normative requirements in logistics;
    • Environmental effects of logistics and their evaluation as well as reduction possibilities.

    Teaching method

    Blended learning, consisting of instructor lectures, practical exercises, student presentations and e-learning units.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment: intrinsic performance appraisal

    Literature

    • Muchna, C. et. al. (2018): Grundlagen der Logistik. Wiesbaden
    • Gudehus, T. (2010): Logistik: Grundlagen – Strategien – Anwendungen, Berlin
    • Kummer, S. et. a.l. (2018): Grundzüge der Beschaffung, Produktion und Logistik. München.
    • Bichler, K. (2007): 100 Logistikkennzahlen.Berlin

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Module Testing Technology and Law
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Testing Technology | ILV

    Testing Technology | ILV

    3 SWS   6 ECTS

    Content

    • 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

    Teaching method

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

    Examination

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

    Literature

    Bücher:

    • Johannes Bergmair et.al.: Prüfpraxis für Kunststoffverpackungen – Lebensmittel-, Pharma- und Kosmetikverpackungen. 22012 Hamburg.
    • Herzau, E., Kaßmann, M., und Volkmann, F. (2010). Verpackungsprüfung. Beuth.
    • Blechschmidt, J (2013). PAPIERVERARBEITUNGSTECHNIK
    • ADR 2021 (files). Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
      unece.org/transportdangerous-goods/adr-2021-files

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    3 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Module Resource Management
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Ecodesign | ILV

    Ecodesign | ILV

    3 SWS   6 ECTS

    Content

    • 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

     

    Teaching method

    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.

    Examination

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

    Literature

    Bücher:

    • Baumast, A. et. al.:  Betriebliche Nachhaltigkeitsleistung messen und steuern. Verlag Eugen Ulmer, Deutschland (2019)
    • Bungard P.: CSR und Geschäftsmodelle Springer-Verlag GmbH, Deutschland (2018)
    • Klöpffer, W. & Grahl, B.: Ökobilanz (LCA): Ein Leitfaden für Ausbildung und Beruf. Weinheim: WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. (2009)
    • Scholz U. et. al.: Praxishandbuch Nachhaltige Produktentwicklung, Springer-Verlag GmbH, Deutschland (2018)

    Guidelines:

    • FH Campus Wien, Circular Analytics TK GmbH: Circular Packaging Design Guideline. Wien, Version 05, Oktober 2022
    • ECR Austria: Packaging Design for Recycling. Wien, Oktober 2020
    • ECR Austria: Nachhaltigkeitsbewertung von Verpackungen. Wien, Oktober 2020

    Internet:

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    3 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Module Challenges of the Professional Field
    4 SWS
    30 ECTS
    Bachelor Thesis | SE

    Bachelor Thesis | SE

    2 SWS   9 ECTS

    Content

    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.

    Teaching method

    Independent work on a scientific question

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    • Kornmeier, Martin (2018): Wissenschaftlich schreiben leicht gemacht. Für Bachelor, Master und Dissertation. 8., überarbeitete Auflage. Bern: Haupt Verlag (UTB, 3154).

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    2 SWS
    9 ECTS
    Bachelor Exam | AP

    Bachelor Exam | AP

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

    Bachelor thesis

    Teaching method

    Self-study

    Examination

    Final exam: Presentation and oral exam

    Literature

    Studiengangspezifischer Leitfaden zur Gestaltung einer Bachelorarbeit

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS
    Internship | PR

    Internship | PR

    0 SWS   19 ECTS

    Content

    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.

    Teaching method

    Practical application of the knowledge acquired during studies.

    Examination

    Continuous assessment

    Literature

    -

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    19 ECTS
    Internship Reflection | SE

    Internship Reflection | SE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Content

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

    Teaching method

    Reflection on the internship

    Examination

    Final exam

    Literature

    -

    Teaching language

    Deutsch

    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    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 occupational fields and career opportunities are open to you. Find out here where your path can take 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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        Expertise, language skills, broadening horizons

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        Open Lectures

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        Center for academic writing
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        Networking with graduates and organizations

        We work closely with numerous biotech companies, universities, such as the University of Vienna, and research institutes and have a strong international network. This guarantees you strong contacts for your internship, a semester abroad, participation in research and development activities and your future employment. You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It’s well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!


        Contact

        Head of Degree Program

        Administration

        Anita Kuhn, BA
        Silke Wiesbauer

        Favoritenstraße 222, F.2.25
        1100 Vienna
        +43 1 606 68 77-3580
        +43 1 606 68 77-3589
        vt@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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

        Teaching staff and research staff


         

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