Industry 4.0, innovation management and corporate governance

It is important for managers to have the best training not only on the economic side, but also on the technical side - this applies in many areas of the increasingly complex professional world. Only those who are well acquainted with the professional requirements of their industry can also achieve entrepreneurial success. The master's degree program "Industrial Engineering & Management" (IEM) focuses on both. The training focuses on the topics Industry 4.0, Innovation Management and Corporate Management.

 

Interdisciplinary Master Program

The practice-oriented education prepares students for working in a challenging environment. As an interdisciplinary master's programme, IEM combines all essential topics that meet at the interface of business and technology: Design & Engineering, Production and Automation Technology, Composite Materials & Plastics Technology, Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Smart Production on the technical side, Industrial Management, Corporate Management, Strategy and Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Business Development on the economic side.

All this is conveyed in an environment that is characterised by professionalism and humanity in teaching and research. A dedicated team of lecturers is committed to imparting not only the technical input but also the emotional competence that has become so indispensable in leadership positions. However, future leaders must also have a high degree of innovative skills - in the course's innovation workshop this can be tried out under the best conditions. Students are given the necessary methodological skills to be able to experience prototyping and the development process as practically as possible.

Since the course of studies has a dense network and good regional contacts to industry, the exchange with practitioners and experts from the business world is not neglected. Students make contacts that accompany them long after they have finished their studies. Within the framework of the Master's thesis, they can broaden and deepen their focus in technology or business, or both. As graduates, they are much sought-after generalists who can choose from a wide range of job opportunities. 

Application deadline

Period I: 01.10. - 15.03.20
Period II: 16.03.- 15.05.20
Period III: 16.03. - 15.07.20
Period IV: 16.07. - 30.09.20

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

The Semester starts in the week of 1 october

Teaching time

Mon-Thu from 17:40

Fri from 16:00

Sat full-time till 16:00

Events

FH DAY
31.01.2020
9-14 h
Campus Villach

FH CAMPUS DAY
06.03. & 08.05.2020
15-19 h
Campus Villach I Spittal I Feldkirchen I Klagenfurt

Study-Info-Lounge
Second Tuesday of the month
14-18 h
Campus Villach

Online-Info-Sessions
10.12.2019 I 14.04.2020 I 14.07.2020

Further information

Language of instruction:

German

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Level of qualification
Master
ECTS credits
120
Tuition fees
€ 363,36 / semester
Qualification awarded
  • Master of Science in Engineering
Duration of study
4 semester
ÖH (Austrian Student Union) fee
€ 20,20 / semester
Language of instruction
Deutsch
FH campus
  • Villach

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Curriculum

Profile

"Industrial Engineering & Management" (IEM) is a master's degree program that trains future managers for industry and business. They receive both technical and economic input in order to be best prepared for the current challenges in the industrial sector. The main focus is on the topics Industry 4.0, Innovation Management and Corporate Management, in which students can set individual focal points of interest.

During their studies they deal with innovation processes, which they examine both theoretically in courses and practically in the innovation workshop and the Smart Lab. In addition to sound technical knowledge, students acquire profound entrepreneurial and social skills. They receive an education as key personnel with an application orientation, who are highly sought-after as leaders in a wide range of industrial sectors.

Industrial Engineering & Management is an incredibly fascinating field of applied sciences. This course of study is mainly characterized by creativity, innovation and development. Industrial Engineering & Management is also a constantly evolving field that is crucial for the economic development of a region. The prerequisite for attending the master's degree course is a completed technical bachelor's or diploma degree.

What students should bring with them to their studies:  

  • A fundamental interest and enjoyment in economic topics and technical understanding
  • logical thinking combined with good English skills.
  • good mathematics and PC skills
  • A creative personality who enjoys innovative developments.

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

  • They have basic knowledge in mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, business administration, economics and law.
  • They are able to analyse business problems holistically and solve them in a team, taking into account technical and economic aspects.
  • You understand the innovation process and are able to initiate and accompany innovation processes.
  • They apply the essential methods of statics and strength theory, kinematics and kinetics, construction and materials science as well as electrical engineering.
  • They participate in the implementation of control and regulation systems in mechanical plants.
  • They prepare holistic assessments of manufacturing processes under technical and economic parameters as well as technology roadmaps.
  • You will design basic concepts for production machines and production systems based on various requirement criteria.
  • They work out business models and business plans.
  • You will develop projects and create project orders.

Current courses - Industrial Engineering & Management

LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
ERP - Systems and Applications Group A ILV 2,5 3,5 M2.07850.10.070
ERP - Systems and Applications Group B ILV 2,5 3,5 M2.07850.10.070
Machines for manufacturing, depression ILV 1,5 2,5 M2.07850.10.030
holistic design SE 2,0 2,5 M2.07850.10.200
Industrial Design, introduction SE 1,0 1,5 M2.07850.10.080
production plastics ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.07850.10.100
Process automation and networking Group A ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.07850.10.150
Process automation and networking Group B ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.07850.10.150
Process Management and E-Business ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.07850.10.020
Strategic Innovation and Technology Management Group A SE 2,0 2,5 M2.07850.10.060
Strategic Innovation and Technology Management Group B SE 2,0 2,5 M2.07850.10.060
Transport and conveyor technology ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.07850.10.040
Corporate Governance and Strategic Management ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.07850.10.010
Compulsory optional subject: Language competence IEM 1TypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
English 1 SE 3,0 4,0 M2.00000.10.801
Russian 1 UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.10.094
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
English - IEM SE 2,0 2,0 M2.07850.30.270
Entrepreneurship and Business Succession Group A SE 2,0 3,0 M2.07850.30.320
Entrepreneurship and Business Succession Group B SE 2,0 3,0 M2.07850.30.320
Financial Planning and Controlling ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.07850.30.260
Innovation and Prototyping Group A LB 3,0 5,0 M2.07850.30.290
Innovation and Prototyping Group B LB 3,0 5,0 M2.07850.30.290
Communication and sales training Group A SE 1,0 1,0 M2.07850.30.330
Communication and sales training Group B SE 1,0 1,0 M2.07850.30.330
Leadership and people management SE 1,0 1,5 M2.07850.30.350
Modeling and Simulation of Production Systems Group A SE 3,0 5,0 M2.07850.30.230
Modeling and Simulation of Production Systems Group B SE 3,0 5,0 M2.07850.30.230
Human Resources and Knowledge Management SE 2,0 3,0 M2.07850.30.280
Technical Sales and CRM ILV 1,5 2,5 M2.07850.30.250
Writing Scientific Works Group A SE 1,5 2,5 M2.07850.30.310
Writing Scientific Works Group B SE 1,5 2,5 M2.07850.30.310
Contract law and labor law VO 1,0 1,5 M2.07850.30.340
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Additive and subtractive manufacturing ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.07850.20.170
composite materials VO 1,5 2,5 M2.07850.00.050
Computer Integrated Manufacturing - CIM ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.07850.20.220
Manufacturing technologies for composite materials VO 1,5 2,0 M2.07850.20.090
Industrial Facility Management ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.07850.20.360
Integrated Management Systems ILV 1,5 2,0 M2.07850.20.190
Designing with Plastics ILV 1,5 2,5 M2.07850.20.160
Sustainability and CSR SE 1,0 1,5 M2.07850.20.180
Product Management ILV 1,5 2,0 M2.07850.20.120
technical Shopping ILV 1,5 2,0 M2.07850.20.130
value Engineering ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.07850.20.140
Compulsory optional subject: Language competence IEM 2TypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
English 2 SE 3,0 4,0 M2.00000.20.810
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
IEM - Current Trends Group I SE 2,0 2,0 M2.07850.40.380
IEM - Current Trends Group II SE 2,0 2,0 M2.07850.40.380
IEM - Current Trends Group III SE 2,0 2,0 M2.07850.40.380
Master Thesis IEM MT 0,0 23,0 M2.07850.40.390
Master Thesis Seminar SE 2,0 2,0 M2.00000.40.071
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
ERP - Systems and Applications ILV 2,5 3,5 M2.07850.10.070
Machines for manufacturing, depression ILV 1,5 2,5 M2.07850.10.030
holistic design SE 2,0 2,5 M2.07850.10.200
Industrial Design, introduction SE 1,0 1,5 M2.07850.10.080
production plastics ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.07850.10.100
Process automation and networking ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.07850.10.150
Process Management and E-Business ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.07850.10.020
Strategic Innovation and Technology Management SE 2,0 2,5 M2.07850.10.060
Transport and conveyor technology ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.07850.10.040
Corporate Governance and Strategic Management ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.07850.10.010
Compulsory optional subject: Language competence IEM 1TypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
English 1 SE 3,0 4,0 M2.00000.10.801
French 1 SE 3,0 4,0 M2.00000.10.583
Italian 1 UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.10.092
Russian 1 UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.10.094
Slovene 1 (CEF A1) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.10.096
Spanish 1 SE 3,0 4,0 M2.00000.10.023
Compulsory optional subject: Language competence IEM 2TypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Russian 2 (CEF A1-A2) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.20.184
Slovene 2 (CEF A1-A2) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.20.186
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
English - IEM SE 2,0 2,0 M2.07850.30.270
Entrepreneurship and Business Succession SE 2,0 3,0 M2.07850.30.320
Financial Planning and Controlling ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.07850.30.260
Innovation and Prototyping LB 3,0 5,0 M2.07850.30.290
Communication and sales training SE 1,0 1,0 M2.07850.30.330
Leadership and people management SE 1,0 1,5 M2.07850.30.350
Modeling and Simulation of Production Systems SE 3,0 5,0 M2.07850.30.230
Human Resources and Knowledge Management SE 2,0 3,0 M2.07850.30.280
Technical Sales and CRM ILV 1,5 2,5 M2.07850.30.250
Writing Scientific Works SE 1,5 2,5 M2.07850.30.310
Contract law and labor law VO 1,0 1,5 M2.07850.30.340
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Additive and subtractive manufacturing ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.07850.20.170
composite materials VO 1,5 2,5 M2.07850.00.050
Computer Integrated Manufacturing - CIM ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.07850.20.220
Manufacturing technologies for composite materials VO 1,5 2,0 M2.07850.20.090
Industrial Facility Management ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.07850.20.360
Integrated Management Systems ILV 1,5 2,0 M2.07850.20.190
Designing with Plastics ILV 1,5 2,5 M2.07850.20.160
Sustainability and CSR SE 1,0 1,5 M2.07850.20.180
Product Management ILV 1,5 2,0 M2.07850.20.120
technical Shopping ILV 1,5 2,0 M2.07850.20.130
value Engineering ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.07850.20.140
Compulsory optional subject: Language competence IEM 2TypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
English 2 SE 3,0 4,0 M2.00000.20.810
French 2 SE 3,0 4,0 M1.00000.20.643
Italian 2 (CEF A1-A2) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.20.182
Spanish 2 SE 3,0 4,0 M2.00000.20.053
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
IEM - Current Trends SE 2,0 2,0 M2.07850.40.380
Master Examination ME 0,0 3,0 M2.07850.40.400
Master Thesis IEM MT 0,0 23,0 M2.07850.40.390
Master Thesis Seminar SE 2,0 2,0 M2.00000.40.071

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Job & Career

The graduates are employed in management and leadership positions in various areas of technology companies. Furthermore, relevant service and consulting professions are also a career option. Due to the focus of the course of study, the foundation of a company and its success also offers an interesting professional perspective.

The following fields of work can be named as examples:

  • Industrial and commercial enterprises
  • Production-oriented (logistics, project management, ...)
  • Innovation-oriented (innovation and technology marketing and sales, purchasing,
  • Information Management, Controlling, ...)

Company foundation and company succession

Services sector

  • Engineering firms,
  • Consulting,
  • Civil engineer,
  • expert witnessing...

civil service

  • Research and teaching at universities, 
  • Teaching at HTL's,
  • Public administration...
     

The successful completion of the Master's degree program subsequently entitles the holder to pursue doctoral studies in accordance with § 6 FHStG (4).

Statements


Faculty and Staff - Industrial Engineering & Management

Head of Degree Program Industrial Engineering and Management (Bachelor & Master)

FH-Prof. DI Dr.

 Erich Alois Hartlieb
Professor of Industrial Economics

FH-Prof. Dr.

 Joachim Werner
Professur for Industrial Management

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

 Roland Willmann
Professor of Industrial Engineering

Mag. DI Dr.

 Bernhard Heiden, MBA
Senior Researcher

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Mag. (FH)

 Michael Roth
Senior Lecturer
Part-time Lecturer

Campus & Anreise

Villach

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.

Contact

Europastraße 4
9524 Villach, Austria

+43 5 90500 7700 
villachfh-kaerntenat

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