FH Upper AustriaUniversity of Applied Sciences


Will be held together in a lecture theatre for all students of one semester. Normally these will conclude with a written or oral examination at the end of the semester.


Provide the practical consolidation of the lecture material. Particularly in the technical subjects, seminars are usually held in laboratories or studios and conducted in smaller groups. The group size depends on the type of seminar and the equipment that is required. The group organization is carried out in each case at the beginning of the semester. There is normally continuous assessment throughout the semester. The successful completion of the seminar is normally the formal prerequisite for entry to the corresponding examination of the respective lecture.

Integrated lectures

are a combination of lecture and seminar. They are usually held in the form of a lecture. The organization of an integrated lecture is the responsibility of each lecturer. Integrated lectures are completed with a written or oral examination.

Practical projects

are regularly carried out during the course of study with external partners from the economy and/or organizations. Projects are supervised by lecturers from the degree course.

Seminars and Workshops

are courses in which the central focus is the independent development of topics, presentations and discussions in the group. These seminars also support the practical projects.

Personal development (Social Skills)

specifically prepare the students for the practical demands of life as a manager in which they learn to deal with delicate management situations of different kinds (e.g. conflict management, performance appraisal discussions, presentations, etc.).

Field trip

are carried out within the framework of individual lectures, whereby those participating, as with the lectures themselves, are obliged to meet any costs which arise (entrance fees, overnight accommodation etc.).

Compulsory optional subject

In the context of their course of study the student can select individual foci in the framework of the compulsory optional subjects.

Optional Subjects

Specialist supplementary topics are regularly offered, for example, additional language courses. This can involve a contribution towards the cost of the course.

Lecture times

The lectures are in units of 45 or 50 minutes. Normally, lectures take place weekly, however seminars and workshops are frequently held as block training sessions. Occasionally, attendance in lectures is also required in the evenings or at weekends (Saturdays). 

Part-time courses of studies at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria are coordinated in the best possible way with the needs of working people.