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Students Testimonials

Tamara Ricarda Schmidt, Germany

Why did you choose Automotive Mechatronics and Management as your favorite master’s program?
After my Bachelor Studies I knew that I wanted a Master program which offers the possibility to work part time. This is not only possible but also supported by AMM. The strong partnership with Industry-leading mobility companies, and the time built into our schedule for working made the decision for AMM easy.

What makes studying AMM so special? 
For me there are two important aspects. The first one is the high variety of subjects. Coming from Mechanical Engineering, the insights into electronics and management are broadening my horizon. But even more important is the class group itself. Although we are only 16 students in my year, every continent is represented. The advantage of experiencing all those different people is highly valuable. And even in complicated times like we experienced this summer with COVID 19, classmates are helping each other where necessary. Speaking of COVID, there is one extra point to add. The school managed to switch to online courses nearly immediately. This means we can finish our studies without delay.

What makes living in Upper Austria so special?
As a snowboarding instructor the proximity to the mountains is a very important aspect. And of course those same mountains offer lot in summer, easily reachable by train.

What advice would you give to incoming students?
Don’t be afraid of the lectures being taught in English. The language was my biggest fear, but actually one gets used to it really fast and the professors are considerate of everybody.

What are your plans after graduation?
After finishing my master I want to work in an international company where I can leverage my multinational experience.

Daniel Louback da Silva Lubanco, Brasilien

Why did you choose Automotive Mechatronics and Management as your favorite master’s program?
As I was close to finishing my bachelor’s degree in Control and Automation Engineering, I had decided that I would like to pursue further education (Master’s degree). Therefore, after searching for master’s degrees in different places, I was able to encounter AMM. The AMM course seemed a great match with the skills that I had already acquired as well as it offered a curriculum which matched my expectation about what I would like to learn. Moreover, the degree allows students to participate in projects with companies which was another fundamental reason to make me choose AMM. Finally, I had seen that the Austrian market/economy, and more precisely the market in Upper-Austria would fit with my qualifications.

What makes studying AMM so special?
In my opinion AMM curriculum offers the students a great opportunity to get to know pivotal aspects that are present in the automotive industry with regards to its theoretical and practical aspects. Moreover, as I student I had the opportunity to go on tours and to visit different companies in the region. Finally, the course staff and dean are eager to develop the course and support the students which is, in my opinion, an extremely valuable characteristic.

What makes living in Upper Austria so special?
Upper Austria has beautiful places to visit and enjoy. For example, those who like outdoor activities can enjoy rivers and trails which are widely available. Also, Upper-Austria is extremely well-located, i.e. it is very close to other interesting places. For example, Salzburg, Vienna, and Munich.

What advice would you give to incoming students?
I would recommend the students to enjoy their whole journey in the degree. Therefore, I would suggest them to extract the most they can from the classes and companies’ tours. Moreover, I would also recommend that they take advantage of the free time to get to know Austria and the surroundings which are rich in beauty and culture.

What are your plans after graduation?
I would be delighted to keep living and working in Austria. Also, I want to keep improving with the German language.

Felix Kubinger, Austria

Why did you choose Automotive Mechatronics and Management as your favorite master’s program?
I wanted to study a practical master’s program as well as I am interested in cars and how they work. I liked the mixture of management and technics classes as well as the diversity which should give everyone the possibility to work in a field in which he/she is interested in.

What makes studying AMM so special?
That’s easy! Definitely my colleagues from all over the world make the program so special. It is really interesting to come in contact with different cultures, to observe, to adapt and in advance to make group works with people from all over the world.

What makes living in Upper Austria so special?

  • Our culture
  • Plenty high quality companies as potential employer out of all industries
  • Living in the heart of Europe near the Alps and cities like Salzburg & Vienna

What advice would you give to incoming students?

  • Inform yourself about Austria, German as a language, the curriculum of AMM as well as the cities Wels and Linz.
  • If you like Austria and AMM, go for it.

What are your plans after graduation?
After my graduation I want to collect more international experience in business life for what I am going to be well prepared after AMM. Do a job which I really like, which let you live a life free of financial worries and of course I want to lead a team as my long-term goal.

Jan van de Bunt, Netherlands

Why did you choose Automotive Mechatronics and Management as your favorite master’s program?
I grew up in motorsport and have always felt driven by the latest technology. From racing a minimoto in the European Championship, racing World Championship to working for one of the OEM`s in the World Superbike Championship, made me hungry for more. My passion for technic, competition and intercultural teams directed me towards the AMM program in corporation with KTM. After the first contact with prof. Mag. Dr. Kurt Gaubinger (Head of studies) it was clear for me that this program creates many possibilities. In a group of international Master students, we are able to improve our capabilities on both technical and management aspects. Helping us to make a difference in our future careers.

 What makes studying AMM so special?
The intercultural group of Master students makes you aware of the cultural differences and the importance of these cultural differences, which will be found in many companies. Next to that AMM makes you aware that many other aspects effect the success of new technologies. 

What makes living in Upper Austria so special?
The Austrian culture is one which feels comfortable to me. Many worldwide successful persons are grown up within the Austrian culture. (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Niki Lauda) Which shows Austria should not be underestimated. Which makes me feel privileged to enjoy life in Austria with my girlfriend who I met at the university.

What advice would you give to incoming students?
The easiest way is not always the best way. Have passion for that what you’re doing and improve yourself step by step.

What are your plans after graduation?
I would like to stay improving and combining my capabilities in motorsport. At KTM Motorsport I have these possibilities which makes me feel more than happy to stay working for KTM in Austria. ​

Michelle Knaup, Germany

Why did you choose Automotive Mechatronics and Management as your favorite master’s programme?
First of all the idea to work within a company while studying is in my opinion pretty attractive. You get practical and theoretical experience as well as knowledge in an intensive way together and you can see parallelisms in between. As I studied electrical engineering I became more interested in electrical drives and want to be part of their way in the automotive industry. This master’s program combines also technical theory and management topics to get an overview about important aspects of the company’s everday life.
 
What makes studying AMM so special?
One special aspect is to be part of a small group from different countries. All people are highly motivated and helping each other to get through our studies. Another aspect I appreciated is that all AMM-Students getting interesting views inside the companies, including examples directly out of R&D departments. Visiting different manufacturing and assembling areas was one of the first highlights in our study program.

What makes living in Upper Austria so special?
Upper Austria is in the middle of Europe, so you can easily travel to other countries. But you do not have to go that far, if you want to see some beautiful landscapes. In Upper Austria are stunning mountains, lovely lakes and charming places to visit. What I really appreciate is, that most people are really friendly to you, even if they do not know you.
 
What advice would you give to incoming students
Structure your time well to use it properly. You will be able to travel and enjoy some free time, if you are diligent with your tasks. As well have a look at the companies which support AMM. If you know, which companies are in your interest, you can apply earlier.
 
What are your plans after graduation?
I want to work in a company which supports me and my ideas. Of course I also want to see more of the world, especially now that I have some fellow students to visit all over the world. And I want to stay open minded and curious about all new developments coming in the future.