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Smart Engineering: Cutting edge engineering degree Bachelor

In an era defined by rapid technological advancements, smart engineering integrates latest technology with traditional engineering principles to design solutions that are efficient, sustainable, and groundbreaking and thus becomes the foundation of a modern society. Robotics and automated production are key enabling technologies for the next decade and require a sound academic qualification. The international friendly bachelor’s degree program Smart Engineering offers the unique opportunity to acquire not only a cutting-edge engineering degree but also German language skills and the possibility to enter the European high tech job market. The program offers two German taught specializations in: automation engineering and mechanical engineering as wells as an English taught specialzation in branch electrical engineering.


Key Facts

German language as door opener!
The degree program is taught in English during the first four semesters and switches to German from the 5th semester onwards. German language courses are firmly integrated into the curriculum to be able to complete the specializations and the professional internship in German.

  • Mode of study


  • Awarded degree

    Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc)

  • Duration

    2 + 6 semesters (4 years)

  • Language of tuition

    This unique programme allows international students to start their studies in English language while acquiring German language skills to start their professional career in the Austrian job market. Semesters 1-4 are taught in English. The programme is taught in German from semester 5 onwards.

  • Application procedure

    Online application and MS Teams interviews with pre-selected candidates

  • Admission requirements

    High school leaving certificate or equivalent; English language certificate B2 (TOEFL, IELTS); German language certificate A2; CV, Letter of Motivation

  • Application Deadline

    Application for the year 2024/25 online until 30.06.2024
    Application deadline for Non-EU-Applicants: 31.05.2024

  • Internship

    at least 10 weeks, either in Austria or abroad

  • ECTS


  • Tuition fees

    Our university is publicly funded. Only a contribution to our running costs is collected from students: EUR 3.888,- for the first year. EUR 726,- for every additional semester (reduced by 50% for EU citizens)


Career profile

Automation and mechanical engineers work in development departments, plant management, quality management, production, or technical sales. Thanks to the broad education in the fields of computer science, mechanical engineering, production engineering and electronics, they are in high demand in business and industry.

This degree program has created a solid technical basis for my further academic career. The special thing is its versatility. Whether electrical engineering, image processing, control engineering, drive technology, etc., you get a high-quality education in a wide range of disciplines, both in theory and in practice through a variety of laboratory exercises. DI Sandra Haas BSc, graduate

Study focus

  • Basic mechatronic subjects: mathematics, mechanics, electronics, informatics
  • Three high-tech specializations
    • Automation Engineering (B2 German required)
    • Mechanical Engineering (B2 German required)
    • Electrical Engineering (if German language is not sufficient at the beginning of Sem 5)
  • Internship semester at Austrian companies
  • Flexible elective modules with the three specializations




University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
School of Engineering

Stelzhamerstraße 23
A-4600 Wels
E sekretariat.at@fh-wels.at
T +43 5 0804-43010 or -43012

Smart Engineering