Upon completion of the AMM master program Mr. Diesenreiter continued working at BMW Steyr.
FH graduates receive "Innovation Award"
Top Manager Heinz Hollerweger was managing director and leader of the development department for Audi quattro GmbH and is now sharing his know-how with the students of the Master's degree Programme "Automotive Mechatronics and Management".
Earning money after a-levels-or obtaining a degree first? With a dual study you can have both-an alternative for the ambitious ones
With this Master’s programme we have succeeded in providing a specific academic education for the automotive vehicle industry, which is so important for Upper Austria’, enthuses Landeshauptmann Deputy Thomas Stelzer.
The Upper Austrian automotive vehicle industry has created a first dual degree programme in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria at the School of Engineering in Wels. ‘Dual’ means the students are employed part-time at one of the nine partner companies for eighteen months of their 2-year study (4 semesters) programme.
The development of driverless cars is said to be the next quantum leap in the industry , but the Austrians are sceptical. The majority think a driver made of flesh and blood is safer. What’s more, many fear a higher price.
This is the result of a study conducted by the School of Engineering in Wels and the Linz Opinion Research Institute IMAS in Linz, which was presented on Friday.
There is still little trust in the safety of driverless cars among the Austrian population. As revealed by a survey conducted by the opinion research institute IMAS, about half of those asked think that driving will not be made safer by this innovation.
The new Master’s degree programme Automotive Mechatronics and Management in Wels is unique in Austria. While studying, students can be employed part-time in companies on a subject-specific project. The MDs of RobertBosch AG, BRP Powertrain, CNH Industrial, KTM und Cross Industries, Magna Powertrain, Miba, Alois Pöttinger Maschinenfabrik, Rosenbauer International and Wacker Neuson are participating in this cooperation.
For the industry it means that only companies employing well-educated engineers who can develop innovative mechatronic solutions will be able to defend or increase their market share in future. All well and good. But there’s a catch. Mechatronics experts are a rarity. In view of this the Wels School of Engineering of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria has designed a new Master’s degree in Automotive Mechatronics and Management which is entirely taught in English and starts in Autumn 2016.
New international Master’s degree programme Automotive Mechatronics and Management presented at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
The four-semester programme is unique in Austria in its combination of content, internationalisation and cooperation with companies. It is the first dual programme in Upper Austria. The students are employed in a company of the automotive vehicle industry and learn, not ‘only’ at university but also in companies, what makes the industry tick and work. By being a practice-integrated programme, strong ties develop between student and company and a win-win situation for both.
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