FH Kärnten

Mechanical Engineering

  • BSc
  • Extra occupational, Full-time
  • German
  • 6 Semester
  • Villach
  • 35 Places

As a newly designed engineering program, the bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering provides a comprehensive understanding of the function of machines, product development and plants. Mechanical engineers deal with vehicle construction, plant engineering, production engineering, product development, engine technology and the associated classical basic subjects. They work in areas such as aerospace, series development, energy technology or energy machine construction.

Students can choose between a part-time course of study and a full-time course of study. Students can also choose between three specialisation areas: production engineering, energy mechanical engineering and technical design. Current topics such as additive manufacturing/rapid prototyping, generative design and bionics as well as simulation-supported design and validation are examined in detail in these modules. Up to 3D printing, students come into contact with a variety of modern manufacturing techniques.

What students should bring to their studies:

  • Interest in scientific and technical tasks.
  • A creative personality who enjoys innovative developments.
  • Logical thinking skills combined with a good command of English.
  • Curiosity and the ability to work independently.

Concrete previous knowledge is not necessary for the Bachelor's degree program "Mechanical Engineering". Therefore, students from all types of schools can start this course of study after their Matura if they bring the appropriate interest and willingness to perform. In order to facilitate the start of studies, the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences offers intensive courses in mathematics, computer science and physics. Missing university entrance qualifications can be compensated by relevant professional qualifications and attendance of the pre-study course.

After successful completion of their studies, graduates have the following skills and knowledge:

  • They apply their basic knowledge from the subjects mathematics, computer science, mechanics and electrical engineering in order to derive and implement solutions.
  • Sound basics in bionics, industrial design and product development
  • Sound basics in presentation techniques, design thinking and creativity techniques
  • Sound basics in CAD modelling, CAM development
  • Well-founded basics in simulation software
  • They know about the basic principles and procedures in applied measurement and control technology.
  • They are able to assist in the implementation of controls in mechanical systems.
  • You are familiar with the essential physical principles for the mechanical, thermodynamic and fluidic design of machines and plants and are able to use electrical drives, combustion engines and fluid flow machines in a targeted manner. - They can explain the essential methods from statics and strength theory, kinematics and kinetics.
  • They can design plants and their components and recognise weak points in designs and existing plants and are able to design machines and plants in accordance with the load.
  • They describe complex technical systems from the field of mechanical engineering and modify them according to the system concept.
  • They are familiar with the development and production processes up to recycling. 

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted into a bachelor degree program at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences at least one of the following criteria must be fulfilled:
• Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Austrian ‘Matura’ or an equivalent international certificate)
• Higher education (University) entrance examination certification
• Vocational higher education (University) entrance examination
• Vocational (VET) diploma examination (vocational apprenticeship or completion of at least a 3-year vocational secondary school) with additional exams
Moreover, there are degree program specific additional prerequisites as well as more comprehensive information regarding admissions on the individual web pages of the corresponding degree program. The German University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) entrance qualification certificate is only valid as an admission prerequisite for an Austrian UAS/FH bachelor degree program when combined with an applicable vocational certificate.
Later submission of required documents
Persons in their last year of school may apply for a study place in a bachelor degree program before taking their secondary school-leaving exams by submitting their most current secondary school grade/marks report. The secondary school-leaving certificate must be submitted during the registration process at the beginning of the semester.


Application mode:

Application time:
30.09. (15.05. for non-EU-citizens)

Appointment for the admissions process:
ongoing until the end of the application period

Admission procedure:

Start of studies:
work friendly September/fulltime october

Study information days:
Study counselling: ongoing • FH Days, Campus Days, Info-Sessions - please check the calendar of events on our website

Tuition fee:
363,36 Euro + ÖH Austrian Students Union Fee (about € 20,-, annual adjustment) per semester

15 weeks of undivided practical work in the 6th semester

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