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Industrial Packaging Technology

Bachelor, part-time

Overview

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

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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
vt@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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Duration of course
6 Semester
Final degree
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc)
30Study places
180ECTS
Organisational form
part-time

Application period for 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 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.

What we offer you

The degree program was developed together with leading companies in the packaging industry and brand owners who also provided the impetus to create the program. In teaching and research we also cooperate with the University of Munich, the Technical University of Vienna and the Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology. This network allows us to attract outstanding lecturers, develop R&D projects and make excursions to industrial facilities. This provides you with excellent opportunities to make valuable contacts for your future career already during your studies. The degree program itself is located at the Campus Vienna Biocenter. You will have access to the ultramodern auditoriums and laboratories for chemistry and microbiology of the renowned life sciences location. In addition, you will benefit from FH Campus Wien as a multidisciplinary university. For example, the Molecular Biotechnology degree programs conduct research in the field of cell-based test systems. The Industrial Packaging Technology degree program is also involved here, testing packaging for hormone activity. The Campus Lectures also explore current and diverse topics with prominent experts from the industry and FH Campus Wien regularly invites you to join these public lecture evenings.

What makes this degree program special

  • 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

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.


What you will learn in the degree program

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

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Chemistry in Packaging Technology ILV

Chemistry in Packaging Technology ILV

Lector: Dr. Christian Kirchnawy

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

General and Inorganic Chemistry :
- Atomic structure and atomic models
- Periodic Table of Elements
- Chemical bonds
- Acid-Base concept
- Conservation Laws
- States of Matter
- Chemical equilibrium

Organic chemistry:
- Types of bonds
- Substance Classes ( saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons, aromatic
Compounds , haloalkanes, alcohols, phenols,
Ethers , sulfur compounds, aldehydes, ketones,
Carboxylic acids and derivatives , and carbonic acid
Derivatives, amines );
- Acid / base strength of organic compounds
- polymers

Biochemistry :
- amino acids
- Peptides and proteins
- fats
- carbohydrates

Assessment methods

Integrated course with immanent examinationsAssigned work task/student participation/intermediate exams (60 P), final written examination(40 P)100 P, 60 P to pass

Teaching methods

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

Language

German

2 4
Chemical Laboratory Exercises UE

Chemical Laboratory Exercises UE

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

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

•Safety in the chemical laboratory
•Laboratory protocols
•Use of basic laboratory equipment
•Semiqantitative analysis of anorganic anions and cations
•Quantitative analysis using volumetric methods
•Creation of a calibration function based on a practical example
•pH and pH-testing methods
•Preparation of solutions and determination of the exact concentration
•Basics of the chemistry of plastics

Assessment methods

Practical laboratory work (50 P), laboratory protocol and final examination (50 P)100 P, 60 P to pass

Teaching methods

Practical laboratory work and lectures, with E-learning.

Language

German

2 4
Fundamentals of Business Administration ILV

Fundamentals of Business Administration ILV

Lector: Mag. Gernot Marecek

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Principles and objectives of business administration
Strategic management
Human resources, leadership and organization
economics of commodities
banlancing
Investment and financing
Company taxation

Assessment methods

Integrated course with immanent examinations.Task (30 p), company concept (30 p), final written exam (40 p).100 p, 60 p to pass.

Teaching methods

The areas of knowledge are to be prepared reading the textbook (Messner, Kreidl, Wala), are worked out together in the classroom units and are deepened by tasks which are to be elaborated independently.In addition, a company concept must be developed on the basis of what has been learned.

Language

German

2 4
Fundamentals of Packaging Materials and their Manufacturing ILV

Fundamentals of Packaging Materials and their Manufacturing ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Johannes Bergmair

3 SWS
6 ECTS

Lecture contents

This lecture providers a first overview of common packaging materials and packaging types:
- Use of plastics in general
- Plastic Packaging and multilayer structures
- Production technology of plastic packaging
- Metalls in packaging technology
- Glass as packaging material
- Wooden packaging
- Renewable materials as packaging materials
- types and closing technology in the field of packaging
- pro and cons of differnt packaging materials
- advantages and possibilities of compound materials
- Workshop with differnt materials
- typiocal specifivations of packaging materials

Assessment methods

Integrated course with immanent examinationsassigned work task (30 P), student participation/intermediate exams (30 P),final written examination (40 P)total 100 P, min. 60 P to pass

Teaching methods

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

Language

German

3 6
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology ILV

Fundamentals of Packaging Technology ILV

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

3 SWS
6 ECTS

Lecture contents

In this course basic information about the bachelor-programme at FHCW is given and the distance- and on-site-period organized.
Introduction to packaging technology as a technical science comprises scientific practice and specific packaging technology. Requirements of foodstuffs on packaging will be presented and the most important characteristics of packaging materials discussed. Sustainability will be a focus of attention.

Assessment methods

Integrated course with immanent examinationsScientific Work (20 P), assigned work task (20 P), student participation/intermediate exams (30 P), final written examination (30 P)100 P, 60 P to pass

Teaching methods

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

Language

German

3 6
Accounting and Controlling ILV

Accounting and Controlling ILV

Lector: Mag. Jacqueline Dyadio

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

The course Cost accounting and Controlling (ILV) will give you thorough insights into the following topics:

•technical terms in the area of cost accounting and controlling
•costs, which occur in a company and how they are passed on
•calculation production costs, prime costs and sales Prices (focus packaging)
•advantages and applications of the breakeven Analysis.

Assessment methods

Integrated course with immanent examinationsAssigned work task (30 P), student participation/intermediate exams (30 P), final written examination (40 P)100 P, 60 P to pass

Teaching methods

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

Language

German

2 4
Physics in Packaging Technology ILV

Physics in Packaging Technology ILV

Lector: DIin DIin Dr.in Victoria Heinrich

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Measuring and physical units
mechanics:
kinetics
•work, energy, momentum, power
•friction
•rranslation and rotation
Heat:
•heat energy and temperature
•kinetic gas theory
•aggregate state of matter

Assessment methods

Integrated course with immanent examinationsAssigned work task (30 P), student participation/intermediate exams (30 P), final written examination (40 P)100 P, 60 P to pass

Teaching methods

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

Language

German

1 2

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Operation and Organization of Work ILV

Operation and Organization of Work ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Sailer

2 SWS
4 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
Materials management
Logistics and transportation planning

Assessment methods

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

Teaching methods

LecturingAssignmentsExamples from the industrySimulation

Language

German

2 4
Introduction to IT in Companies ILV

Introduction to IT in Companies 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 discussion and E-learning-units.

Language

German

1 2
Filling-Good-Characteristics and Requirements ILV

Filling-Good-Characteristics and Requirements ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing.in Dr.in Silvia Apprich, Univ.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Manfred Tacker

3 SWS
6 ECTS

Lecture contents

In this course an overview is given of the most important food ingredients and basic food chemistry.
In focus are mechanisms of food degradation and procedures and technologies to maintain the qualitiy level of foodstuffs and prolong shelf life. Requirements of foodstuffs on packaging are deducted from degradation mechanisms for the most important food groups.
In addition to foodstuffs requirements of pharmaceuticals, chemical products and cosmetics on packaging are discussed.

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.

Language

German

3 6
Microbiological Laboratory Exercises UE

Microbiological Laboratory Exercises UE

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

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

In this practical course you will learn how to prepare stained samples for bacteria and yeasts for microscopic determination and how to use the microscope. You will gain pratical knowledge on principle techniques for the cultivation and determination of microorganisms. Especially, you will learn how to examine different packaging materials for thier microbial load.

Assessment methods

Teaching methods

This course is a practical training. Students will work on predefined tasks.

Language

German

1 2
Microbiology and Hygiene VO

Microbiology and Hygiene VO

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

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

In this course you will get basic knowledge about cell building and cell structure, habitats of microorganisms, as well as about areas of application for microorganisms. You will learn about metabolic pathways of bacteria.
Another focus will be on visualisation via microscopy, and on basic techniques regarding cultivation and determination of microorganisms.
Moreover, some information will be given on the term "hygiene".

Assessment methods

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

Teaching methods

This course is designed as a lecture. Thus, lectures by the teacher will be combined with students´work (e-learning) und presentations by students. Moreover, the students will be encouraged by the lecturer to ask critical questions.

Language

German

1 2
Filling and Packaging Technology ILV

Filling and Packaging Technology ILV

Lector: Ing. Peter Kerstan

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

-Physical characteristics of filling goods
-Dosing technology
-Filling machines and filling techniques
-Industrial Handling
-Closure techniques
-Hygienic Design and cleaning
-Aseptic processing
-Packaging techniques and creation of load units
-Load securing

Assessment methods

Integrated course with immanent examinations; Teamwork (25 P), Presentation of the teamwork (15 P), Participation (30 P), final written exam (30 P)100 P, 60 P to pass

Teaching methods

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

Language

German

2 4
Qualitymanagement and Occupational Safety ILV

Qualitymanagement and Occupational Safety ILV

Lector: DIin DIin Dr.in Victoria Heinrich

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

This course will give you an overview of the two topics quality management and occupational safety.

The topic quality management mainly focuses on quality management systems such as ISO 9001. In addition, you will learn about basics, meaning and concepts of quality management and well-known quality philosophers. Furthermore, problem-solving methods and basic quality tools as well as methods of quality management are covered.

The second topic focuses the Employee Protection Act and provides you with an insight into operational implementation of security measures.

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, single work and teamwork as well as E-learning-units.

Language

German

2 4
Advanced Quality Management ILV

Advanced Quality Management ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Johannes Bergmair

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Special Qualitymanagmentsytems for packaging producer and fillers in th sector of food packaging
• legal basics and standards
• specifications
• hygiene management
• HACCP and GMP
• certification systems
• audits (internal and external)

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.

Language

German

2 4
Team and Leadership ILV

Team and Leadership ILV

Lector: Martin Musil

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Dimensions of leadership (D.Goleman)
Management styles - the correct leadership stylel
Management by objectives
Agreeing on objectives
Employee motivation - (how) does it work?
Stages of team development
Teambuilding
Team role typology
Characteristics of High Performing Teams
Decision making (Vroom-Yetton normative decision model)
Management communication
Feedback as a management tool

Assessment methods

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

Teaching methods

Blended learning consisting of lectures, workshops, reflection, model analysis, applying a self-assessment tool and teambuilding activities.

Language

German

1 2

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Printing Technology ILV

Printing Technology ILV

Lector: Ing. Franz König, BEd

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Teaching methods

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

2 4
Glass ILV

Glass ILV

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

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Teaching methods

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

2.5 5
Metal ILV

Metal ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Martin Kornfeld, MBA, Ing. Julius Lüthi

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Teaching methods

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

2.5 5
Operational and Commercial Excellence ILV

Operational and Commercial Excellence ILV

Lector: Mag. Jacqueline Dyadio

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
Project focus of Lean Six Sigma
The Six Sigma Toolbox
The Six Sigma core processes : DMAIC
- Define
- Measure
- Analyse
- Improve
- Control
Methods of Lean management (5S, SMED, Kanban, ... )
Application of statistical methods in the context of Lean Six Sigma
Applications in packaging production

Assessment methods

Integrated course with immanent examinations100 P, 60 P to pass

Teaching methods

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

2 4
Operational Controlling ILV

Operational Controlling ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Sailer

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Teaching methods

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

1 2
Paper ILV

Paper ILV

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

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Teaching methods

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

2 4
Paper Converting ILV

Paper Converting ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Florian Dorner

3 SWS
6 ECTS

Teaching methods

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

3 6

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Purchasing and Supply Chain Management ILV

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management ILV

Lector: Ing. Martin Luh

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

fundamentals of supply chain management
design of supply chain networks
purchasing organization and strategies
market research
measurement of supply chain efficiency

Assessment methods

100 points, pass at 60 points

Teaching methods

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

1.5 3
Marketing of Industrial Goods ILV

Marketing of Industrial Goods ILV

Lector: Mag. Ernst Krottendorfer, PhD

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Teaching methods

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

1.5 3
Plastics ILV

Plastics ILV

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

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

- chemical and physical properties of plastics
- material-properties of plastics
- testing of plastics
- additives
- composites
- stabilization and ageing
- plastics manufacturing
- sustainability and resource utilization
- biopolymers

Assessment methods

100 P, 60 P to pass

Teaching methods

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

2.5 5
Plastics Converting ILV

Plastics Converting ILV

Lector: Dr. Christian Martschitsch

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

methods for plastic processing:
•extrusion
•injection molding
•thermoforming
•blowmoulding
•other processes
production of laminates:
•multifilm laminates
•food carton
•laminates

>printing and coating


>case studies

Assessment methods

100 P, 60 P to pass

Teaching methods

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

2.5 5
Sustainability and Packaging ILV

Sustainability and Packaging ILV

Lector: DIin DIin Dr.in Victoria Heinrich

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

>Definition and principles of sustainability
>Integration of social (people), ecological (planet) and economic (profit) responsibility
>Sustainable development and business ethics
>Sustainability and Packaging
•Life cycle assessment throughout the entire supply chain
•Sustainability and design
•Packaging sustainability framework
•Sustainable packaging materials
•Reuse and recovery
•Sustainable business strategy
>Case study: sustainable packaging

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
Inspection Technology ILV

Inspection Technology ILV

Lector: DI (FH) Michael Auer, MSc, DIin DIin Dr.in Victoria Heinrich

3 SWS
6 ECTS

Lecture contents

>Testing technology
•Physical procedures
•Chemical procedures
•Biological procedures
•Miscellaneous
>Fundamental knowledge in material testing
•Glass
•Metal
•Paper and board
•Plastics and composites
>Testing of the entire packaging system
>Standards and regulations
>Damage analysis

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.

3 6
Packaging Legislation ILV

Packaging Legislation ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Johannes Bergmair

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Teaching methods

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

1.5 3

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Bachelorthesis 1 SE

Bachelorthesis 1 SE

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

1 SWS
4 ECTS
1 4
Conversation and Negotiation Skills ILV

Conversation and Negotiation Skills ILV

Lector: Martin Musil

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Teaching methods

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

1 2
Interdisciplinary Project in Packaging Development and Design ILV

Interdisciplinary Project in Packaging Development and Design ILV

Lector: Mag.Art. Susanne Lippitsch

6 SWS
12 ECTS

Teaching methods

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

6 12
Marketing of Consumer Goods ILV

Marketing of Consumer Goods ILV

Lector: MMag. Thomas Gigl

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Teaching methods

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

2 4
Recycling and Waste Management ILV

Recycling and Waste Management ILV

Lector: Univ.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Manfred Tacker, Univ. Lektor Prof. MinRat DI Dr. Thomas Wiederstein

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Teaching methods

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

2 4
Sales and Key-Account-Management ILV

Sales and Key-Account-Management ILV

Lector: Mag. Ernst Krottendorfer, PhD

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Teaching methods

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

2 4

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Bachelorthesis 2 SE 2 10
Professional Traineeship PR 0 19
Reflection of Professional Traineeship SE 1 1

Semester dates
Winter semester: 12th September 2016 to 27th January 2017
Summer semester: 13th February to 7th July 2017

Number of teaching weeks
18 per Semester

Times
Thursday to Saturday, once per month all-day, e-learning-part

Language of instruction
German


How you benefit

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
  • Authorities
  • Waste management companies
  • Service companies:
    advertising agencies, packaging design, printing, technical offices, consulting service providers, testing laboratories

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Admission

Admission requirements

  • General entrance qualifications:

    • Graduation certificate from an academic or vocational secondary school
    • Secondary school vocational certificate
    • 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.

  • Qualification to study examination
  • Relevant vocational qualification with additional examinations
  • Regulation for the admission of third country citizens: Info sheet (PDF)

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 selection route should contact the secretary's office for the necessary forms.

Application

There are 30 places available in the bachelor's degree program each year.

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Proof of residence
  • School leaving certificate / university entrance qualification examination / verification of professional qualifications
  • If necessary, the certificate of completion of compulsory military or civil service

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.

Selection process

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

  • Aim
    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
vt@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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