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Students Testimonials

Marco Russo, Germany

Why did you choose Automotive Mechatronics and Management as your favorite master’s program?
I chose AMM after finding out that it offers an interesting mixture between technical lectures and around a quarter of management lectures. In order to prepare myself best for the upcoming automotive future - which seems to be ever changing - I decided getting a solid base in mechatronics backed by management will be very useful. On top of that, the Campus Wels is located in a very vivid industrial area, where a large number of cooperations with the university can be found.

What makes studying AMM so special?
As pointed out above, the mixture between technical and management skills give it a diverse character. Furthermore, sharing the courses with students from all over the world creates an intercultural environment which does not cease to cause interest. The lecturers are from different environments as well, most of them teach in their free time from their jobs and offer very broad and current practical knowledge to us.

What makes living in Upper Austria so special?
Upper Austria amazes with its landscapes. One hour from Wels, which seems to be in flat area - it is not - you will find yourself sorrounded by mountains at a lakeshore. A discovery venture is never far away. Also Vienna is only a 2 h train ride from Wels.

What advice would you give to incoming students?
Incoming students should prepare themselves to meet a lot of people and not miss out on making new friends! I found myself in excellent company from day 1.

What are your plans after graduation?
After graduating I will see where life will lead me. No concrete plans yet, though I know for sure that I want to take part in shaping the future of mobility. Upper Austria offers great opportunities to get involved! And I will miss the times with the people from university at Wels, for sure!

Mahmud Shadman, Bangladesh

Why did you choose Automotive Mechatronics and Management as your favorite master’s program?
With an electrical engineering background, I was looking for Master programs which would be suitable to apply my knowledge as well as open the door to a lot of possibilities for a bright future in the Automotive industry. The courses and structure of the AMM course piqued my interest for this very reason. With this course I could envision myself as being specialized in future trends as well as being able to cover up the deficits in my knowledge about automobiles in general.

What makes studying AMM so special?
Being able to study in AMM is a special experience as I feel like I am gradually becoming qualified to enter the professional automotive environment. The AMM program provides a nice blend of theory as well as practical know how that acts as a steady base for a smooth transition from being a student to a professional.

What makes living in Upper Austria so special?
After coming to Upper Austria from my home country I have noticed an increase in my productivity and performance. The environment, the climate here is the most suited for dedicating oneself to work, studies along with leisure.

What advice would you give to incoming students?
My advice for incoming students would be to be regular with the studies in order to not get left behind as the schedule can be difficult to cope with at times. Being mindful of this can lead to a more successful semester.

What are your plans after graduation?
At the end of the day, experience matters the most for success. My plan so far is to gain as much of that as I can with the knowledge received from AMM to support me. I am looking forward to see what newer heights I can reach.

Stefan Poglod, Poland

Why did you choose Automotive Mechatronics and Management as your favorite master’s program?
Since I was small kid, I was always interested in any possible aspects of car, so technology, performance, design and so on. After finishing my bachelor’s degree in UK, I have started to look for some other opportunity for master’s degree. First, I wanted to widen my automotive knowledge, and after finishing pure automotive engineering course, Automotive Mechatronics and Management course is in my opinion one of the best possibilities to achieve this goal. On the other hand, I wanted also to get experience in German speaking country, hence AMM course taught in English in Austria meets my expectations thoroughly. Moreover, I was encouraged to take this course specifically by integration of management, as I think it is crucial for any engineer.

What makes studying AMM so special?
At the first instance I was surprised with the variety of nations taking the course. I was expecting mainly students from Austria and neighboring countries. However, my year AMM course comprises of students from different countries and continents, what gives a chance to hearten intercultural skills and knowledge. The other thing very special for AMM is substantial cooperation with automotive industry. Apart from just cooperation between university and companies, FH OO also provides lectures and subjects hosted by specialists from industry. (That forces AMM to give late evenings or Saturday classes, however, opportunity of listening those people is worthy doing this at that times)

What makes living in Upper Austria so special?
As a skier, I love proximity of Alpes with leading ski resorts. Also, Upper Austria gives great opportunities for cycling and hiking. Another thing is, that Austria is so beautiful country, with all cities and regions, like for example Hallstatt, Salzburg, Wien, or Salzkammergut & Neusiedler See regions. Another thing that I love in Austria, especially in Wels, that it is calm city, there is no rush here, everyone is friendly and there is lot of strangers on the street just saying to you hello, what I really appreciate. The last thing I like about Upper Austria, is the location in Europe. It is basically in the middle of Europe, so any travel is not taking long, especially for me travelling a lot with car.

What advice would you give to incoming students?
First, do not be afraid of AMM course and Austria. The professors make it really feasible with advancement of material, as well as with language proficiency. So, no matter what specifically your background is, it will not be too difficult to keep up. Moreover, Austria is very friendly, and University makes it easy and convenient for settling. Just make sure you know some basics in German, or at least have will to teach some, as it makes trouble-free in living here in Wels, in terms for example of getting help in shop or in city council. Also, if its possible for you, get a car, as it opens convenient possibilities for seeing the best things in Austria.  

What are your plans after graduation?
So far, I do not have specified plans. I am open to any opportunity that will arise, staying in Austria, or moving back to home country, or getting job in any other country. Austria is really nice place to live, but why not to gain some other experience in some other part of Europe or even world. But for sure, Austria is great place, that I am considering of staying in.

Rahul Tiwari, India

Why did you choose Automotive Mechatronics and Management as your favorite master’s program?
I choose to do an Automotive Mechatronics and Management because of its broader spectrum and widespread reach in the Automotive industry. I can positively say that choosing AMM was the right decision for me. This program offers everything necessary to obtain a high-quality master’s studies platform, from highly qualified faculty who are interested to help you, to a friendly environment with other students who are willing to help you at every incident, either university related or in personal life. 

What makes studying AMM so special?
The constant sense of support and guidance are some special things that you can feel here. As you feel like you are studying in your native college. The opportunities to meet with an international community. Sometimes working with an MNC can also not provide this kind of opportunity which I have experienced while being a member of the AMM 2019 batch. 

What makes living in Upper Austria so special?
The white, grey, and green mountains are my favorite. I am a semiprofessional trekker. As time permits, I like to spend time either chasing down the mountain peak or relaxing at some wonderful lakes (there are many). Austria is blessed with natural beauty and scenic views. Being a vegetarian, I do not find it difficult here as there are ample options to choose of.

What advice would you give to incoming students?
Stay focused, do not assume things, or I should say, clear your thoughts in the earlier stage regarding this course. The program is designed in such a way that irrespective of your background (mechanical, electrical, or any other branch), you will be getting enough opportunities to learn and perform here. 

What are your plans after graduation?
I would like to work within Austrian boundaries for a couple of years. Due to this pandemic situations are a little bit different from the usual, that is why one needs to have an unusual approach and put extra effort to make things happen. I am looking forward to serving society with my knowledge and skill set.

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.