FH Upper AustriaUniversity of Applied Sciences

What is a Bachelor's Degree?

The six-semester Bachelor programme leads to the first internationally recognised academic degree, the "Bachelor of Arts" or the "Bachelor of Science" (BA or BSc). Then the doors are open to both working life as well as a four-semester Master's programme.

In the EU and in many non-EU countries, the three-tier system regulates the international recognition and comparability of academic degrees – Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD / Doctorate. Thereby study periods at different national and international universities can be completed. Recognition is based on ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System), which are acquired during the period of study; a Bachelor's degree requires 180 ECTS.

Prerequisites of study

School leaving examination, university entrance qualification, qualification for special university entrance or completion of the 2 semester preparatory university entrance course which is offered at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.

Duration: 6 Semesters

The 6 semester, subject-specific degree with integrated work placement is highly practice-oriented and is efficient structured in terms of time management. Graduates of a bachelor’s degree are excellently prepared for either career entry or promotion (in the case of students who are already integrated into a working environment).
The qualification entitles graduates to university entrance to follow a master’s degree programme at either a university or university of applied sciences.

Internship

The internship, be it at home or abroad, is an integral component of the degree programme at the university of applied sciences. Students are confronted with concrete, on-the-job tasks during the work placement which lasts between 9 and 15 weeks. It is during this period that students become familiarized with the essential sequences and interrelationships in an enterprise operating within their chosen field. This internship often serves as a springboard for more long term career perspectives.

Bachelor's thesis

Independent, written assignments are completed by students for courses from semesters 4-6.  These assignments provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to complete tasks and identify interrelationships independently under the application of methodological skills. The assignments are characterized by their relevance to the degree programme.

Bachelor examination

The degree programme is completed with an examination before a committee which consists of a discussion related to the bachelor's thesis completed by the candidate. This discussion enables the student to demonstrate his or her understanding of the interconnected nature of the various courses constituting the degree course as a whole.

Bachelor


Automation Engineering

Students learn how to work in the field of automated plant and process technology with machines, manufacturing and production systems which are automated by use of appropriate measuring, control and regulation technologies. They are primarily concerned with optimising the operation and productivity of machines, systems and plants.   more
  • Full-time
  • Engineering

Automotive Computing

Dieses Studium widmet sich IKT-Aspekten der Vernetzung von Fahrzeugen, wobei Sicherheit, Effizienz, Kommunikation und Infotainment eine zentrale Rolle spielen. Es vermittelt Know-how in Softwaretechnik und Automotive Engineering und bietet Vertiefungen zu den Themen „Modernes Fahrzeug“, „automatisiertes Fahren“ und „Services“.   more
  • Full-time
  • Informatics
  • Engineering

Civil Engineering

Civil engineers are in demand: they plan and design buildings and coordinate construction teams. In contrast to the architect, for whom function and design are in the foreground, the civil engineer learns to evaluate ideas mathematically in the areas of safety, performance and costs.   more
  • Full-time
  • Engineering

Bio- and Environmental Technology

This programme deals with the development and operation of components and plants in Bio- and Environmental Process Engineering as well as the planning, operation and optimisation of biotechnological production in the pharmaceutical, agricultural and food industries. Further topics are corporate environmental management, waste management and recycling.   more
  • Full-time
  • Environment & Energy
  • Life Sciences

Accounting, Controlling and Financial Management

Financial success has always been central to a company’s business. Yet never before has know-how in the field of finance been as decisive a factor as it is today. The Bachelor’s degree “Accounting, Controlling and Financial Management”provides you with the state-of-the-art education for your successful access to the world’s largest market.   more
  • Full-time / Part-time
  • Economics & Management

Electrical Engineering

One of the leading trends today is the shift towards environmentally friendly electrical energy supply. This has created the need to develop systems for renewable energy utilisation and to adapt current energy systems. Therefor innovation, new products and technologies and young, motivated engineers, who can support this international trend, are required.   more
  • Full-time
  • Engineering
  • Environment & Energy
  • Degree Programmes in English

Mechanical Engineering

Developing light weight structures in automotive or aerospace systems requires the application of innovative design and computation methods. Graduates are able to develop and optimise mechanical systems and components using modern methods, such as simulation, 3D design, bionics etc.   more
  • Full-time
  • Engineering

Materials and Process Engineering

In modern technology, a sound knowledge of materials and the various ways of processing them determines the design, function and durability of products. Intensive research and development is undertaken to make new materials and methods of processing them possible. This course aims to prepare graduates to work specifically in this field.   more
  • Full-time
  • Engineering

Global Sales and Marketing

The world economy requires highly qualified sales and marketing specialists who are able to operate in international circles. The Bachelor's degree "Global Sales and Marketing" offers a unique combination of b2b-Marketing, Sales Management, Intercultural Management and basic technical know-how. Social competence is seen as a top priority.   more
  • Full-time
  • Economics & Management
  • Degree Programmes in English

Hardware-Software-Design

Smartphones, cars, robots etc. are smart thanks to in-built technology which depends on the perfect combination of software and hardware. This symbiosis is the focus of our Hardware-Software-Design degree, which equips students with informatics, IT and electronics know-how needed for the design of embedded systems, software applications and chips.   more
  • Full-time
  • Informatics
  • Engineering

Innovation Engineering & Management

Highly qualified employees with a sound knowledge of tools and approaches for the design, development and implementation of innovative products and services are an essential part of any business. The systematic development of ideas to drive forward the innovation and development process is the main focus of this course.   more
  • Full-time
  • Economics & Management
  • Economics & Engineering

International Logistics Management

Modern logistics creates and optimises the flow of both materials and information on a global basis. Logistics specialists manage complex activities with the aim of meeting customer needs in the best way possible. The degree programme “International Logistics Management” provides you with the necessary skills in a dynamic branch on a long term basis.   more
  • Full-time / Part-time
  • Economics & Management

Communication and Knowledge Media

The Internet offers endless possibilities for communication, networking and collaboration. This programme majors on the most efficient exploitation of new media. Students will acquire technical and creative skills as well as know-how in the social sciences – expertise sought after in corporate/online communications, web development, e-learning etc.   more
  • Full-time
  • Informatics
  • Media & Communications

Food Technology and Nutrition

On this degree programme you will learn about the technologies of food production and associated quality assurance. You will learn about food ingredients and their effects on health. The combination in this programme of food production and investigation, nutrition, law and quality management is unique.   more
  • Full-time
  • Environment & Energy
  • Life Sciences

Lightweight Constructions and Composite Materials

The rotor blades of wind turbines and various sports equipment must be lighter but at the same time measure up to the highest safety standards. Lightweight construction will be the central concern in industry in the future. Everywhere where material is moved in large quantities lightweight construction developments will play a role in order to save costs.   more
  • Full-time
  • Engineering

Marketing and Electronic Business

The internet is well established in the business community. The market influence of the consumer, price pressure and globalisation in the B2B sector all intensify internet use in both information and communication. The degree programme “Marketing and Electronic Business” offers you a tailor-made economics oriented, interdisciplinary education.   more
  • Full-time / Part-time
  • Media & Communications
  • Economics & Management

Mechatronics and Business Management

The inter-disciplinary field of mechatronics requires personnel who are flexible and trained in social skills as well as having a good understanding of technology, economics and management.   more
  • Part-time
  • Economics & Engineering

Media Technology and Design

Mastery of creative design, smart content and fluency with the latest technology is key to success in digital media. This study programme provides you with the technical expertise as well as the design and communication skills to take on any challenge – be it on the Web or in 3D modelling, animation, game design and audio/video production etc.   more
  • Full-time
  • Informatics
  • Media & Communications

Medical and Bioinformatics

Information technology has a crucial role in healthcare provision, identifying the causes of illness, developing new drugs, improving medical interventions etc. Graduates of our programme will have know-how in informatics, data science, life sciences etc. – expertise necessary to develop and deploy software doctors and molecular biologists need.   more
  • Full-time
  • Informatics
  • Life Sciences

Medical Engineering

Developing light weight structures in automotive or aerospace systems requires the application of innovative design and computation methods. Graduates are able to develop and optimise mechanical systems and components using modern methods, such as simulation, 3D design, bionics etc.   more
  • Full-time
  • Engineering
  • Life Sciences

Mobile Computing

Smartphones, smartwatches, tablets and apps are an integral part of our daily lives. Our study programme will enable you to play an active part in this dynamic field. You will acquire in-depth know-how in communications technology, informatics and application development for mobile devices, and be equipped to develop innovative services and apps.   more
  • Full-time
  • Informatics

Eco-Energy Engineering

This course produces graduates who are qualified to develop and apply new energy technologies, helping ensure that energy is used as sensibly and efficiently as possible to save resources and the environment while giving due consideration to the needs of business, industry and society.   more
  • Full-time
  • Environment & Energy

Product Design and Technical Communication

The aim is to give students of this programme, on the one hand a comprehensive education in product design, and on the other competences in the field of Technical Communication and Documentation so that new products can be designed specifically for a target group or groups and complex technical specifications clearly formulated and visualised.   more
  • Part-time
  • Media & Communications
  • Economics & Engineering

Production and Management

Global manufacturing companies are looking for academics who are equipped with the best business and technical skills. With the degree programme “Production and Management“ graduates know what makes a business tick. As a graduate you will optimise processes throughout the different departments and thereby contribute to a successful enterprise.   more
  • Full-time
  • Economics & Management
  • Economics & Engineering

Process Management and Business Intelligence

Adequate business processes are essential prerequisites to anticipate the needs of customers fast, innovatively and in a convincing quality. For this purpose, data and information have to be rethought in strategic and operational management. The Bachelor's degree programme "Process Management and Business Intelligence" imparts a profound understanding for it.   more
  • Full-time / Part-time
  • Economics & Management

Secure Information Systems

Experts qualified to meet the challenges of cybercrime, hacking and data theft are in great demand. This degree programme will equip you with the know-how to meet this demand. Its main focus is full spectrum security protocols associated with the operation of computer systems and networks as well as mainstream data transfer, storage and archiving.   more
  • Full-time
  • Informatics

Software Engineering

Software is at the heart of information technology, everything from smartphones to supercomputers and cars. This study programme covers theory and practice of sophisticated software development, including relevant tools, methodologies and teamwork. Students learn to design, implement and adapt software in all areas of application.   more
  • Full-time / Part-time
  • Informatics

Human Services Management and Public Management

This degree programme qualifies graduates to work in the social sector. They work in leading positions in social enterprises where they take on responsibilities in HR and development, controlling, organisational development, resource management, project management, quality management, marketing & PR, product development and contract management.   more
  • Part-time
  • Social Sciences
  • Economics & Management

Social Work

Professional training in the counselling, guidance and support of people in distress is the focus of the social work programme. This research-based programme includes extensive internships/practica, which may be done abroad. After an introduction to 8 areas of social work, students have the opportunity to specialise starting in the third semester.   more
  • Full-time / Part-time
  • Social Sciences

Process Engineering and Production

Every type of chemical production involves process engineering. Graduates of this programme are able to develop and operate plants and processes in this field.   more
  • Full-time / Part-time
  • Engineering
  • Environment & Energy