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Sustainable Resource Management

Bachelor, part-time

Overview

Autumn 2016 will mark the start of the interdisciplinary degree program Sustainable Resource Management, which was developed in partnership with companies and government agencies. Given the global social challenges of climate change, scarcity of resources, waste management and avoidance and the increasingly stringent environmental legislation associated with all this, the primary focus of the degree program is on designing and optimizing sustainable inter-organizational value chains in companies, from product development to disposal and recycling. Therefore the degree program combines engineering, natural sciences, methods of resource management, business administration and environmental law.

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Silke Wiesbauer
Vienna BioCenter
Helmut-Qualtinger-Gasse 2
1030 Vienna
P: +43 1 606 68 77-3565
F: +43 1 606 68 77-3569
nrm@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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Duration of course
6 Semester
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc)
20Study places
180ECTS
Organisational form
part-time

Application period for the academic year 2018/19

1st November 2017 to 30th June 2018

tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,36*

+ ÖH premium + contribution**

 

* Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester

 

**for additional study expenses
(currently up to €83 depending on degree program and year)

What you can offer

You wish to apply technical, scientific and business expertise to develop environmentally friendly solutions and products that are also profitable. You enjoy conceptual thinking, are open to innovative approaches and have a practical approach to tasks. You see identifying potential for improvement as a central challenge for your future career.

What we offer you

The degree program was developed on a needs-oriented basis together with production and waste management companies and government agencies. These companies and agencies will provide high-caliber experts as lecturers, support extensive internships and grant deep insights into their facilities and infrastructure through excursions. This network of companies and agencies will provide opportunities for research and development projects and will enable you to make valuable contacts for your future career already during your studies. The Vienna Biocenter, the top life sciences address in Austria, also provides the perfect learning atmosphere with its well-equipped lecture halls and laboratories for chemistry and microbiology. The degree program shares this FH-location with the bachelor's degree programs of Packaging Technology and the Biotechnology Department. In many occasions you will benefit from FH Campus Wien as a multidisciplinary university with interdisciplinary activities for example in the area of research and development, as well as events such as the Campus Lectures, public lecture evenings with prominent experts, that FH Campus Wien regularly invites you to join.

What makes this degree program special?

  • Interdisciplinary degree program for sustainability experts in business
  • Focus on comprehensive value chains from product design to disposal and recycling
  • Collaborations with production and waste management companies as well as authorities guarantee a practical orientation

Given the global social challenges of climate change, scarcity of resources, waste management and avoidance and the increasingly stringent environmental legislation associated with all this, the need for practically trained experts for resource management and waste management who can go straight to work for companies continues to grow. A primary goal is to design sustainable products and processes and to coordinate them with one another such that resources in the entire value chain are used carefully and waste is avoided as much as possible or is used productively as recyclable materials. In addition, the degree program focuses on the needs of public institutions such as municipalities. 

The ability to think outside the box and pursue innovative approaches is crucial for sustainable results. This may even mean changing the existing business model and further developing everything from manufacturing to services. For example, a manufacturer of cleaning products containing non-biodegradable substances may additionally offer their use as a service and thus make the reduction an economic goal of their company. This increases the added value and is sustainable at the same time.


What you will learn in the degree program

In this degree program you will acquire technical and scientific fundamentals as well as the methods of resource management, a robust business administration education as well as know-how in environmental law.

  • The curricular topics of study are “Methods of Resource Development”, “Law and Quality Management”, “Management” and “Sector-specific Resource Development”
  • Special attention is given to the characteristics of packaging and food manufacturers, the chemical industry and commercial enterprises. Renewable resources play an equally important role in the degree program as a holistic view of the entire system.
  • The central focus of the degree program is the ecological, economic and social dimensions of sustainability, which you will learn to integrate throughout the life cycle of a product, from development and production to distribution and disposal.
  • A high priority is given to environmental legislation since the legal framework is often a driving force for companies to make product changes.

Curriculum

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Introduction to Resource Management ILV

Introduction to Resource Management ILV

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

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

First steps into the study (E.g.: finding of groups, self-organization, mutual expectations, organization of attendance and distance phases, development of the degree course culture)
Terminology of resource management and waste management
Global ecological problem areas
- Water
- Air
- Climate
- Resources
- Biodiversity
Principles of sustainability (3-columns model)
Resource management within the company – an overview
Players in the economy and society
Basics in presentation techniques
Basics in scientific working (citation, research)

Assessment methods

Integrated course with immanent examinations100 P, 60 P to pass

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

2 4
Business Management - Basics ILV

Business Management - Basics ILV

Lector: FH-Hon.Prof. Dr. Dr. Herwig W. Schneider

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

At the beginning you will get a general introduction into the main aspects of the economy an how it interacts with other subjects. Selected micro- and macroeconomic relationships are explained. You learn to work independently with it. This gives you an insight into the fundamentals of corporate management (incl. organizational theory, investment and financing, strategic planning etc.) as well as a basic understanding of the consumption, production and cost theory.

Assessment methods

Integrated course with immanent examinations100 P, 60 P to pass

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

2 4
Accounting and Controlling ILV

Accounting and Controlling ILV

Lector: Mag. Jacqueline Dyadio

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Fundamentals in controlling
Introductions in accounting and costing
Fundamentals in annual accounts and financial statement analysis

Assessment methods

Integrated course with immanent examinations100 P, 60 P to pass

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

2 4
Mathematics in Resource Management ILV

Mathematics in Resource Management ILV

Lector: DIin DIin Dr.in Victoria Heinrich

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

• Potencies, roots, logarithms
• Trigonometry
• Rational functions
• Transcendental functions (exp, log)
•Complex numbers
• Elementary differential calculus with application in resource management
• Elementary integral calculation with applications in resource management
• Statistics
O Probabilities
O Probability distributions
O Descriptive statistics
- Estimation theory
- Confidence intervals
O Assessing statistics
- parameter estimate
- hypothesis tests
O Error propagation

Assessment methods

Integrated course with immanent examinations100 P, 60 P to pass

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

1.5 3
Methods of Resource Management ILV

Methods of Resource Management ILV

Lector: DI Markus Meissner

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Survey regarding most imporant mehtods used in resource management:
- life cycle analysis
- Ecodesign
- Environmental management systems
- Wasts management concepts
- logistics

Assessment methods

Integrated course with immanent examinations100 P, 60 P to pass

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

1.5 3
Physics in Resource Management ILV

Physics in Resource Management ILV

Lector: DIin DIin Dr.in Victoria Heinrich

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Measuring and measuring units
Mechanics:
• Laws of motion
• Work, energy, impulse, power
• Friction
• Translation and rotation
• Statics
• Mechanical characteristics of materials
• Tensile test
Heat Theory:
• Heat energy and temperature
• Principles of thermodynamics
• Heat capacity
• Heat transport
• Carnot process
• Heat pumps
• Efficiency
• Entropy
• Kinetic Gastheorie
Physical states
Phase diagrams

Assessment methods

Integrated course with immanent examinations100 P, 60 P to pass

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

2.5 5
Legal Basics ILV

Legal Basics ILV

Lector: Dr. Hutan Rahmani, LL.M.

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Introduction to law (an overview)
- Public law
- Private law
- Criminal law
- Sources of law and legal capacity
- Austrian law and European/International law
- Boundaries
- Implementation of European law into national law
- Introduction and overview of chosen legal matter with relevance in resource management
- Contract law
- Law of obligation and impairment of performance
- Commercial law
- Tort and liability
- Environmental law

Assessment methods

Integrated course with immanent examinations100 P, 60 P to pass

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

1.5 3
Environmental Legislation ILV

Environmental Legislation ILV

Lector: Mag. Reka Krasznai, Mag. Ulrich Kremser

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

- General Environmental Law
•Basics and definitions
•Principle of sustainability
•Hierarchy of norms
•Distinction of international, federal and national law
•Regulation and legislation
- Principles and instruments of environmental law
- Compatibility testing of environmental law
- Waste law
- Water law
- Species protection and natural law
- Forest rights
- Air pollution control law
- Environmental information

Assessment methods

Integrated course with immanent examinations100 P, 60 P to pass

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures and student presentations.

Language

German

2 4

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Waste Legislation ILV

Waste Legislation ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Peter Hodecek, MBA, Mag. Reka Krasznai, Mag. Ulrich Kremser

3 SWS
6 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of waste management law in Austria and in the European Union.
Austrian waste legislation:
•Waste Management Act (WMA 2002)
•Regulations on waste management law 2002
•Federal Waste Management Plan
•Registration, electronic data management, waste accounting
Classification of waste:
•Non-hazardous waste
•Hazardous waste
•Types of waste, waste catalogue, list of waste
Collection and recycling systems:
•Packaging
•End-of-life vehicles
•Waste of electric and electronical equipment
Selected areas of EU-waste legislation

Assessment methods

Immanent lecture with final exam.Overall 100 points can be achieved. Students need to achieve at least 60 points to be positive.

Teaching methods

Blended learning, consisting of teacher lecture, practical exercises and student presentations.

3 6
Organization of Production and Labor SE

Organization of Production and Labor SE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Sailer

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of organization design
Organization in an industrial enterprise
Product planning and construction
Technical drawings and bills of material
Production preparation and shop floor papers
Production planning and control

Assessment methods

Integrated course with immanent examinations. 100 points, 60 points to pass.

Teaching methods

LecturingAssignmentsExamples from the industrySimulation

1 2
Chemistry in Resource Management ILV

Chemistry in Resource Management ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Silvia Apprich

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

General and inorganic chemistry:
•Structure and models of atoms
•Periodic table of elements
•chemical bonds
•Acid-base-reactions
•physical states
•chemical balance
Organic chemistry:
•Types of bonds
•Substance classes (saturated and unsaturated carbohydrates, aromatic compounds, alcohols, phenolic substances, ether, sulfuric compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acid und derivates, amines);
•Organic acids/bases
•Mechanisms of reactions
Environmental chemistry:
•Pollutants
•Analytics
•Cases
Toxicology
Practical course in chemistry
•Safety aspects
•Lab protocols
•Handling of main chemical equipment
•inorganic chemistry: semi-quantitative analytics
•pH-value
•Precipitation reactions
•Thin layer chromatography
•Calculation and preparation of solutions

Assessment methods

This is an integrated course with immanent examinations. In total, 100 points are achievable, 60 points are needed for positive evaluation.

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

2.5 5
Introduction to Corporate IT ILV

Introduction to Corporate IT ILV

Lector: Mag. Christoph Hansal

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

In this course an overview is given concerning business IT in the context of the packaging industry:
+ trends, products and typical software
+ tools to support processes with software
+ successful implementation of software

Assessment methods

100 points, positive > 60 points

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

1 2
International Product Compliance ILV

International Product Compliance ILV

Lector: DI Thomas Maier

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

>Legal Basis
-Packaging Directive
-WEEE Directive
-Batteries Directive
-ROHS Directive
-REACH Directive
-Eco-Design Directive
>Manufacturer responsibility
-Obligations of the producers
-Steering effects
>Implementation of EU directives in national law
-Overview of implementation in Austria and the most important European markets
-Strategies and action alternatives for affected producers including best practice examples
>Achievement of product compliance in Austria and on the most important markets

Assessment methods

Integrated course with immanent examinations. 100 points, 60 points to pass.

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

1.5 3
Sustainable Management of Resources ILV

Sustainable Management of Resources ILV

Lector: Mag. Ernst Ternon, MSc, MSc, MBA

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

> Definition and principles of sustainability
> Integration of the environment, social and economic action
> Sustainability strategies
> Sustainable economic ethics
> Sustainability in resource management
• Life cycle assessment across the entire supply chain
• Sustainability in design
• Reuse and recycling
• Sustainable business strategies

Assessment methods

A total of 100 points can be achieved.From 60 points the ILV is positively completed.

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

2.5 5
Environmental Biology and Hygiene ILV

Environmental Biology and Hygiene ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Silvia Apprich, Oliver Czerny, Mag. Erik Pauer

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Ecology
•Environment and Resources
•Habitats
•Populations and communities
•Biodiversity
Microbiology and Hygiene
•Prokaryonts – properties
•Eukaryonts - properties
•Systematics
•Principles of hygiene
Human Ecology
Practical course in microbiology
•Principles of working under sterile conditions
•Isolation and cultivation of microorganisms
•microbial count
•Microscopy

Assessment methods

This is an integrated course with immanent examinations. In total, 100 points are achievable, 60 points are needed for positive evaluation.

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

2 4
Business Ethics and CSR ILV

Business Ethics and CSR ILV

Lector: Mag. Ernst Ternon, MSc, MSc, MBA

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

> Clarification of terms
> Overview of the topics of economic ethics
> Fundamentals of the philosophy of responsibility * 2
> Dimensions of Corporate Social Responsibility
> Standards and guidelines for CSR
- IS0 2600
- ONR 192500
- IQ-Net SR 10
- Global Reporting Initiative AA1000

Assessment methods

A total of 100 points can be achieved.From 60 points the ILV is positively completed.

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

1.5 3

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Ecodesign ILV

Ecodesign ILV

Lector: DI Markus Meissner

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Introduction into ecodesign
- Sustainablity and ecodesign
- extended producer responsibility
- legal framework for ecodesign
- principles of ecodesign
- integration fo ecodesign in product design and the value chain
- obsolescence
- case studies

Assessment methods

Immanent lecture with final exam.Overall 100 points can be achieved. Students need to achieve at least 60 points to be positive.

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

1.5 3
Purchasing and Supply-Chain-Management ILV

Purchasing and Supply-Chain-Management ILV

Lector: Ing. Martin Luh

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

•Fundamentals of Supply-Chain-Management
•Network design in the supply chain
•Importance of purchasing and materials management
•Organisation of purchasing
•Purchasing strategies
•Information systems in purchasing
•Supplier market research
•Supplier assessment and selection
•Order size, disposal, order handling
•Measurement of the supply chain’s efficiency
•Methods for cross-company optimisation

Assessment methods

Immanent lecture with final exam.Overall 100 points can be achieved. Students need to achieve at least 60 points to be positive.

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

2.5 5
Rhetoric and Negotiation Technique ILV

Rhetoric and Negotiation Technique ILV

Lector: Martin Musil

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Understanding and influencing of conversational behaviour
Analysing of conversation situation
Positions and interests
Tools for conduction of negotiation (BATNA, ZOPA, transaction analysis (TA))
Psychology of the conduction of negotiation
Fundamentals of behavioural economics
Conflict clarification: fundamentals
Situation for negotiation (role-plays)

Assessment methods

Immanent lecture with final exam.Overall 100 points can be achieved. Students need to achieve at least 60 points to be positive.

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

1 2
Marketing and Product Management ILV

Marketing and Product Management ILV

Lector: Mag. Ernst Krottendorfer, PhD

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Generating of product ideas
- Product development process
- Analysis of the surrounding of the product and the competition
- Determination of the positioning of the product
- Market introduction of the product
- Tagging of products
- Product variations
- Control of introduced products

Held in English language

Assessment methods

Immanent lecture with final exam.Overall 100 points can be achieved. Students need to achieve at least 60 points to be positive.

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

1.5 3
Product Development ILV

Product Development ILV

Lector: Mag. Barbara Hofleitner, Mag. Georg Wagner

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

> Definition of innovation management and product development
> Interaction Innovation strategy, organization and culture
> Embedding innovation management and product development into the company strategy
> Inclusion of system considerations (value chain, product life cycle) and user centered thinking
> Overview of methods for innovation management and product development
> Influence factors (external and internal) on innovation management and product development

Assessment methods

Immanent lecture with final exam.Overall 100 points can be achieved. Students need to achieve at least 60 points to be positive.

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

1.5 3
Process Technology ILV

Process Technology ILV

Lector: DIin DIin Dr.in Victoria Heinrich

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

• Technical process and technical system
• Basic principles of production engineering
• thermodynamics
• Heat and material transport, balancing
•Mechanical process Engineering
•Thermal process Engineering
•Chemical process engineering
• The basis for the processing of raw and secondary raw materials
• Excursion to a production company

Assessment methods

Immanent lecture with final exam.Overall 100 points can be achieved. Students need to achieve at least 60 points to be positive.

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

2.5 5
Quality Management ILV

Quality Management ILV

Lector: Lukas Weiss, MSc

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Quality management systems
•Structure
•Definition of quality
•Requirements
•Customer satisfaction
•Process management
•Monitoring and measurement of process
•Quality assurance tools
•Standards and regulations
•Audits, certification and accreditation
•Total quality management and six sigma
•Mathematical basics of quality management
•Safety at work

Assessment methods

Immanent lecture with final exam.Overall 100 points can be achieved. Students need to achieve at least 60 points to pass.

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

Language

German

1.5 3
Advances Quality Management ILV

Advances Quality Management ILV

Lector: DIin DIin Dr.in Victoria Heinrich

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

General principles of quality assurance systems in manufacturing companies
Case Studies
• QM in the food industry
• QM in the pharmaceutical sector
• QM in the packaging industry
• QM in the hazardous goods area
• QM in waste management
• QM in the automotive industry
• QM in construction
product liability

Assessment methods

Immanent lecture with final exam.Overall, 100 points can be achieved. Students need to achieve at least 60 points to be positive.

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

1 2
Materials in Resource Management ILV

Materials in Resource Management ILV

Lector: DIin DIin Dr.in Victoria Heinrich

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

• Construction of the materials
• Material properties
• Material groups
O Metallic materials
O Ceramic materials
O Mineral materials
O polymer materials (including paper)
O Composite materials and their structure
• Material technology and manufacturing process
• Materials cycle and recycling
• Material testing

Assessment methods

Immanent lecture with final exam.Overall 100 points can be achieved. Students need to achieve at least 60 points to be positive.

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, student presentations and E-learning-units.

2 4

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Introduction to Waste Management ILV 2 4
Logistics ILV 1 2
Operational and Commercial Excellence ILV 1.5 3
Processmanagement ILV 3 6
Resource Managemen for Production and Retailing ILV 1 2
Waste Management and Recycling Technologies ILV 3 6
Environmental and Resource Economics ILV 2 4
Environmental Management Systems ILV 1.5 3

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Industry Specialization 1 ILV 3.5 7
Industry Specialization 2 ILV 3 6
Life Cycle Assessment ILV 1.5 3
Material Flow Management (Bachelor Thesis) SE 2 7
Material Flow Management - Processoptimization ILV 3.5 4
Exercises - Life Cycle Assessment UE 1.5 3

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Bachelor Thesis 2 SE 2 10
Vocational Internship PR 0 19
Reflections on Practical Experience SE 1 1

Semester dates
Winter semester: 5th September 2016 to 27th January 2017
Summer semester: 13th February to 7th July 2017

Number of teaching weeks
16 per semester

Times
Thur to Sat, 1x per month allday.
e-Learning

Language of instruction
German

How you benefit

Sustainable resource management is the core task of waste management companies and today is increasingly important in production and service companies. Until now this educational profile has been lacking on the market, meaning that with this degree you will be prepared to take on a wide variety of positions such as junior manager for resource management and waste management, expert for waste management and disposal concepts, life cycle analysis, sustainability reports, material flow management and resource optimization projects. Your potential professional portfolio will include the function of waste manager as well as the implementation and monitoring of operational waste management systems.

In the manufacturing industry your interdisciplinary know-how will qualify you for challenges in product development, product management, production as well as an office for resource optimization and waste management. With your expertise, you will be able to assume project responsibility for resource efficiency and sustainability for product developments and for supervising company environmental management systems. Important fields of activity for your future are as an expert in purchasing and sales as well as logistics.

  • Waste management company
  • Manufacturing industry

    • Packaging and food manufacturers
    • Chemical & pharmaceutical industries
    • Metal industry
    • Vehicle manufacturers
    • Construction industry

  • Commercial enterprises
  • Technical offices and service companies
  • Research institutions
  • Management consultancy

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Admission

Admission requirements

  • Higher education entrance qualification:

    • School leaving certificate from a secondary school or a secondary technical school.
    • Secondary school vocational certificate (Berufsreifeprüfung)
    • Equivalent certificate from abroad

Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.

  • University entrance qualification examination (Studienberechtigungsprüfung)

For more information about which university entrance qualification examinations are recognized, please visit the secretary's office. 

  • Relevant professional qualification with auxiliary examinations
  • Regulation for the admission of third country citizens: Info sheet (PDF)

Further information about the auxiliary examinations is available at the Secretary's office.

Application

There are 20 places available in the bachelor's degree program each year.

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • School leaving certificate / university entrance qualification examination / verification of professional qualifications
  • Letter of motivation
  • CV in table form
  • Proof of residence

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 selection process

The selection process consists of a written test and an interview with the selection committee.

  • Goal
    The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the multi-level selection process with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skills needed for your chosen profession.
  • Process
    In a written test your logical thinking skills and understanding of scientific processes are analyzed and documented. This test serves to determine your aptitude for a scientific education and is not intended to assess your knowledge. In the second phase of the selection process 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 selection 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 selection decision. The admission requirements must be met in all cases. Applicants are evaluated according to the following weighting system:
    > Selection test 60%
    > Selection interview 40%
    The selection 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 selection process are documented in a transparent and verifiable manner.

Contact

Secretary's office

Silke Wiesbauer
Vienna BioCenter
Helmut-Qualtinger-Gasse 2
1030 Vienna
P: +43 1 606 68 77-3565
F: +43 1 606 68 77-3569
nrm@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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Teaching staff and research staff