Automation Engineering

Automation Engineers develop, optimise and automate equipment. Or in other words: by means of sensors and special software they cause machines to perform intelligently. For example, they ensure cash machines dispense the right amount of banknotes, engines are high-precision and airbags are sure to open in a crash. Eco-engineers develop environmentally-optimised solutions for production plants, electric vehicles or solar- and wind power stations. Wels students recently invented Austria’s first pizza dispensing machine. They also recently programmed a regulation system for the hybrid drive of the BRP CanAm Spyder, a guidance system for single-track railways. Students specialise in one of three fields: >> Branch plant automation, >> Branch industrial IT or >> Branch sensors and microsystems. Students can also get an insight into other degree courses by swapping some subjects! The broad nature of the course and multitude of possible career applications mean that there is a wide area of careers for graduates to choose from in which systematic methods of working, team work and internationality are important.

University of Applied Sciences: FH Upper Austria Study locations: Wels Campus Topic: Engineering Duration of studies: 6 Semester Bewerbungsstart: 01.09.2019 Application ends at: 30.06.2020
Organisation form: Full-time Graduation: BSc Number of study places per year: 53 Study language: german

Study focus

image processing, simulation tools, robotics and handling technologies
planning, construction and optimization of machinery, plant and manufacturing/production processes and systems
specialisation: Plant Automation, Industrial IT or Sensors and Microsystems

Admission requirements

General university entrance qualification, Preparatory course for university acceptance or study preparatory programme at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences


Mode of application:

Application deadline: 30.6.

Dates for admission procedure: after the closing dates for applications

Admission procedure: aptitude test and interview

Begin of studies: winter semester

Info days: Open House 20.03.2020 / Info-Day 20.11.2020

Tuition fees: For students from EU and EEA countries: EUR 363.36 per semester + ÖH (Austrian Student Union) contribution  For students from non-member states: EUR 726.72 per semester + ÖH (Austrian Student Union) contribution. Merit-based scholarships are available.

Work placement: Work Placement/Internship: Min. 10 week project in industry or a research organisation

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