10. Oct 2022
© Matthias Rhomberg

Combining work and study

Hannah Kühne has just graduated from the FHV with a degree in Engineering and Management. After HTL, she opted for the part-time bachelor's programme because she wanted to study and work.

Study and apply the newly acquired knowledge directly on the job - this was the model Hannah chose when she started her studies at the University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg (FHV - Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences) 3 years ago. "I studied part-time because I wanted to enter professional life and earn money after graduating from HTL", says the freshly graduated business engineer. During her studies, she was employed 50 percent at Julius Blum GmbH, a partner company of the FHV. From Monday to Wednesday, Hannah worked, on Fridays and Saturdays she had lectures or exercises, and on Thursdays she had time to prepare for them.

Becoming a business engineer

It was clear to Hannah early on that she would one day follow a "technical path". She already had a passion for mathematics and science subjects in middle school. She then graduated from the HTL in Bregenz, specializing in automation technology. During her studies, Hannah wanted to expand her technical knowledge in the direction of business. The Bachelor of Engineering and Management at the FHV was the optimal choice for her. "The degree programme combines technology, business and social skills with practical experience. Our graduates are very well prepared to solve a wide range of tasks in industry", says programme director Peter Muckenhuber.

The right decision

Hannah Kühne made a conscious decision not to study full-time. And she has not regretted her decision. She was able to acquire new theoretical knowledge during her studies and apply it directly in her job or in project work. By the way, Hannah remained loyal to the Blum company even after her graduation. She currently works there as a work technician.