Indispensable experts in various technical disciplines

No matter whether it is vehicle construction, aerospace, energy technology or plant engineering: mechanical engineers are indispensable in a wide range of technical disciplines. They work in the area of conflict between advancing globalisation, increasing scarcity of resources and permanent technological progress, which constantly presents developers and designers with new challenges. Students on the "Mechanical Engineering" course of study are optimally prepared for these challenges.

Three possibilities for SPECIALISATION

The study program can be completed both part-time and full-time. There is a choice of three branches of study for specialisation: Manufacturing Engineering, Energy Engineering and Technical Design. Students learn about modern manufacturing technologies, including 3D printing. The course design focuses on project-based learning in order to combine theoretical knowledge with practical skills in the best possible way. In addition, there is special expertise in simulation-supported design, which is an important competence for graduates later in their professional lives.

Competences in the fields of simulation, bionic design and prototyping are also the focus of the bachelor's degree program in "Mechanical Engineering". However, entrepreneurial skills are also important for successful mechanical engineers. These are consolidated with courses in languages, economics and management. The course of study places particular emphasis on practical training, which is conveyed in the laboratory exercises offered, in a development project and finally in the professional internship. In addition to careers in companies with a technical orientation, graduates can also choose to deepen their academic knowledge or work in specialized research institutions after completing the course. 

Mechanical engineering extended

New study model: mechanical engineering extended

From WS 2020/21 onwards, it will be easier for students from the Lavanttal region to complete a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering (part-time).

  • Selected courses are held on the premises of PMS Elektround Automationstechnik GmbH.
  • Some courses or parts of courses will be transmitted live via video conference from Villach to the provided premises of PMS Elektro- und Automationstechnik GmbH.
  • The remaining courses take place at the FH-Campus Villach, where the study course is regularly offered, together with the "regular" group of part-time students.

Presence phase at the start of studies (FH Carinthia, Campus Villach)

Course times during the semester:
Winter semester (WS): Mid-September - early February
Summer semester (SS): End of February - beginning of July

Course times (within the week, except attendance week)
Monday: 17:40 - 21:00 St. Stefan/Lavanttal, PMS-Straße 1 (14 days)
Wednesday: 17:40 - 21:00 St. Stefan/Lavanttal, PMS-Straße 1
Friday: 14:20 - 21:00h St. Stefan/Lavanttal, PMS-Straße 1 or FH Carinthia, Campus Villach
Saturday: 08:30 - 16:00 FH-Carinthia, Campus Villach

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Study + Work

Studium und Beruf – geht das? Mit bereits acht Unternehmen als „Study and Work“- Partner startet die FH Kärnten in das neue Studienjahr 2019/20. Studierende haben durch dieses attraktive Angebot die Chance, theoretisches Wissen umgehend in die Praxis umzusetzen und berufliche Erfahrungen in Kärntens führenden Unternehmen zu sammeln. 

The Study + Work Program for first-year students of the part-time Bachelor's programs "Systems Engineering", "Mechanical Engineering" and "Industrial Engineering and Management" includes a fixed commitment for a part-time position for a period of 3 years and at least 20 hours of employment per week at PMS Elektro- und Automationstechnik GmbH.

Precondition is

  • positively completed admission procedure and regular enrolment for the part-time degree course "Systems Engineering" or "Mechanical Engineering" or "Industrial Engineering and Management".
  • Timely submission of a letter of application and a CV for the Study + Work Programme by mail to sefh-kaerntenat
  • selection by a jury at PMS


Mechanical Engineering extended

Application deadline

Early application is recommended due to visa processing!

Study start

Middle of september

Teaching time

Monday & Wednesday 17.40h
Friday 14.20 h
Saturday fulltime



30.06.2020  I  14 h - 18 h
Jobfriendly study programs

14.07.2020  I  14 h - 18 h
Bachelor Degree Programs

Further informations

Further information

Language of Instruction: English

Mechanical Engineering part-time

Application deadline

Period I: 01.10. - 15.03.2020 
Period II: 16.03.- 15.05.2020
Period III: 16.03. - 15.07.2020 
Period IV: 16.07. - 30.09.2020

Please note that applicants from non-EU countries or applicants living outside the European Union should apply as soon as possible to be in time for the visa procedure.

Study start

Middle of September

Teaching time

Mon & Wen from 17:40

Fri from 16:00

Sat full-time till 16:00



30.06.2020  I  14 h - 18 h
Jobfriendly study programs

14.07.2020  I  14 h - 18 h
Bachelor Degree Programs

Further informations

Further information

Language of instruction: English



Please contact us if you have any questions about your studies:


Head of Degree Program



Level of qualification
ECTS credits
Tuition fees
€ 363.36 / semester
Qualification awarded
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Duration of study
6 semester
ÖH (Austrian Student Union) fee
€ 20.20 / semester
Language of instruction
FH campus
  • Villach

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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. 

Current courses - Mechanical Engineering

LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Chemie ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.00000.10.040
Einführung in den Maschinenbau ILV 2,0 3,0 B2.06060.10.010
English 1 SE 2,0 2,0 B2.00000.11.071
Informatik 1: Grundlagen und Programmieren ILV 4,0 5,0 B2.00000.10.050
Ingenieurmathematik 1 ILV 4,0 5,0 B2.00000.10.010
Physik 1 ILV 3,0 4,0 B2.00000.10.080
Technische Statik ILV 3,0 3,5 B2.00000.10.090
Technisches Zeichnen ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.00000.10.030
Werkstoffkunde 1 ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.00000.12.100
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Elektrische Antriebe 1 ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.00000.30.030
English 3 SE 2,0 2,0 B2.00000.30.021
Festigkeitslehre 2 ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.06060.30.030
Fluidmechanik ILV 3,0 4,5 B2.06060.30.050
Maschinenelemente 1 ILV 2,5 3,5 B2.00000.32.300
Numerische Methoden ILV 2,0 3,0 B2.06060.30.020
Technische Thermodynamik 1 ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.06060.30.040
Werkstoff- und Bauteilprüfung LB 1,5 2,0 B2.00000.30.080
Study program: Energy TechnologyTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Hydraulik und Pneumatik ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.06060.30.011
Mess- und Sensortechnik 2 ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.00000.30.110
Study program: Production TechnologyTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Bionisches Design ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.06060.30.060
Fertigungsmaschinen ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.00000.30.100
Study program: Technical DesignTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Bionisches Design ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.06060.30.060
Darstellungstechnik 1 ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.06060.30.120
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
English 5: Scientific Writing SE 1,0 2,0 B2.00000.51.401
Presentation Technique SE 1,0 1,5 B2.00000.52.430
Project 2 MB PT 5,0 9,0 B2.06060.51.190
Quality Management VO 1,0 1,5 B2.00000.52.410
Seminar for Bachelor Thesis 1 SE 1,0 1,0 B2.00000.50.480
Technical Systems Laboratory LB 2,0 2,5 B2.06060.52.210
Technical Systems Simulation ILV 2,0 3,0 B2.06060.52.220
Design of Experiments VO 1,0 1,5 B2.00000.52.420
Specialization Area: EnergiemaschinenbauTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Automotion ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.06062.51.250
Electric Drives 2 ILV 2,0 3,0 B2.06062.51.260
Turbomachinery ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.06062.51.240
Specialization Area: Konstruktiver MaschinenbauTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
User-oriented Design ILV 2,0 3,0 B2.06061.51.230
Evaluation of manufacturing Processes ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.00000.51.440
Manufacturing Machinery ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.00000.51.450
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
CAD ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.00000.20.150
English 2 SE 2,0 2,0 B2.00000.20.201
Festigkeitslehre 1 ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.00000.00.030
Gießen und Trennen ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.00000.20.060
Grundlagen Elektrotechnik ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.00000.20.160
Ingenieurmathematik 2 ILV 4,0 5,0 B2.00000.20.040
Mathematische Modellierung und Parametrisierung ILV 1,5 2,0 B2.00000.20.080
Mess- und Sensortechnik 1 ILV 1,5 2,0 B2.00000.20.190
Physik 2 ILV 3,0 4,0 B2.00000.20.030
Umformen und Fügen ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.00000.20.070
Werkstoffkunde 2 ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.00000.20.170
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Finite Elemente Methode ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.06060.40.060
Gestalten und Entwerfen ILV 3,0 5,0 B2.06060.42.160
Getriebelehre ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.06060.00.110
Intercultural Communication SE 1,0 1,0 B2.00000.00.021
Konstruktionslehre ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.06060.40.140
Maschinenelemente 2 ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.00000.40.100
Projektmanagement ILV 1,0 1,5 B2.00000.00.310
Regelungstechnik Maschinenbau ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.00000.40.110
Technische Thermodynamik 2 ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.06060.40.010
Wärme- und Stoffübertragung ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.06060.40.030
Study program: Energy TechnologyTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Grundlagen Prozessautomatisierung ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.00000.40.130
Strömungsmaschinen ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.06060.40.070
Study program: Production TechnologyTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Additive Fertigung ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.00000.40.120
Oberflächentechnik und Tribologie ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.06060.40.100
Study program: Technical DesignTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Darstellungstechnik 2 ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.06060.40.090
Prototyping 1 ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.06060.40.080
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Bachelor Examination DP 0,0 2,0 B2.00000.60.500
Internship BOPR 0,0 21,0 B2.00000.60.460
Seminar for Bachelor Thesis 2 SE 1,0 1,0 B2.00000.60.480
Seminar for Internship SE 2,0 2,0 B2.00000.60.470
Seminar on FEM SE 3,0 4,0 B2.06060.60.270

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Job & Career

Graduates of this program are specialists in all relevant areas of mechanical engineering. The professional field thus opened up is comprehensive and includes the entire field of mechanical and plant engineering as well as manufacturing and production technology.

Graduates are employed as:

  • R&D engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Test engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • customer support engineer

The areas of activity include:

  • Mechanical engineering (all areas)
  • Plant construction (all areas)
  • Vehicle construction
  • aerospace
  • Power Engineering
  • Relevant research institutions

The successful completion of the Bachelor's degree entitles the holder to a Master's degree in the field of Engineering & IT at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences in the scope of 4 semesters as well as a Master's degree in the field of Engineering & IT at another FH or university according to FHStG § 6 (4).

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Faculty and Staff - Mechanical Engineering

Head of Degree Program Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Light Weight Engineering

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn.

 Robert Hauser
Professor of English
 Maria Stella Martinez Contreras, MA Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

 Christian Madritsch
Professor of Physics

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.

 Manfred Baltl
Professor of Industrial Engineering

Mag. DI Dr.

 Bernhard Heiden, MBA
Head of Degree Program Electrical Energy & Mobility Systems, Professor of Electrical Engineering/Electrical Drive Engineering

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing.

 Winfried Egger
Vice Dean Engineering & IT, Professor of Manufacturing Systems Engineering

FH-Prof. DI Dr.

 Franz Oswald Riemelmoser, MBA
Senior Lecturer

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont.

 Robert WERNER
Research Assistant
 Clarissa Becker, B.Eng. MSc
Project Assistant
 Alexander Berndt, BSc MSc
Laboratory Engineer

Ing. Dipl.-Ing.

 Hans Werner Samonik, BSc
Junior Researcher
 Stephan Mark Thaler, BSc MSc MSc
Laboratory engineer & Lecturer

Campus & Arrival


The Villach region combines tradition, cosmopolitanism and quality of life with the advantages of an innovative business location. Villach, a small town with about 60,000 inhabitants, is an international high-tech location with groundbreaking cooperation between science and industry and is also increasingly developing into a start-up town.

Situated directly at the intersection of three cultures, Villach, situated on the Drava river, is an important traffic junction in the Alps-Adriatic region. This special geographical location and the beautiful landscape around Villach and in the federal state of Carinthia have made the region a popular holiday destination for generations, further beyond the borders. The drinking water quality of the lakes and the particularly clean air make Villach and its surroundings an environmental paradise.

In addition to its geographical advantages, Austria also leads the world in terms of its social and health care system and is considered a particularly safe, prosperous and liveable country.

Despite the above-average prosperity and the comprehensive state social benefits, Villach compares favourably with many international destinations. The "small town bonus" comes into its own here and makes everyday life affordable.

 Explore Campus Villach on a 360° Tour.

Motorway exit Wernberg, then on the B 83 approx. 2 km in the direction of Villach, after the Villach town sign the B83 passes under the A2 motorway, and then immediately right the first exit in the direction of MAGDALENEN SEE. Following the signs for Magdalenen See, the road leads through a small wooded area, always follow the road, after an S-curve past Magdalenen See (left) always straight ahead, cross the southern railway line and go uphill directly into the centre of St. Magdalene. Turn right at the top of the hill, down the road, the grounds of the technology park are already visible to the south, the chimney of the combined heat and power plant, and directly in the sharp right-hand bend turn left onto the grounds of the technology park.


Motorway exit Villach/Ossiacher See, then approx. 2 km in the direction of Villach, on the right is Gasthof Seehof, on the left is Lake Vassach, continue on the B33 left in the direction of east, Wernberg, Klagenfurt, always follow the B33, after approx. 4 km turn right in the direction of Magdalenen See. The road leads through a small forest, always follow the road, after an S-curve past Lake Magdalenen (left) always straight ahead, cross the southern railway line and go uphill directly into the centre of St.Magdalen. Turn right at the top of the hill, down the road, the grounds of the technology park are already visible to the south, the chimney of the combined heat and power plant, and directly in the sharp right-hand bend turn left onto the grounds of the technology park.



The bus company Kowatsch runs from Villach train station to the FH in about every 40 minutes. The timetables are coordinated with the timetables of the ÖBB.


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