Mechanical Engineering: Master’s Degree at UAS Technikum Wien

What will I learn in this degree program?

Digitalization is changing ever more areas of our everyday lives – including engineering. In the Engineering master’s degree program, students acquire the know-how required to master the challenges of the newly digitalized world of engineering. The new degree program will start in the 2017/18 academic year, subject to accreditation by AQ Austria. 

In addition to building on engineering fundamentals, the focus of this full-time study program is on developing machinery and plants, starting from coming up with ideas and preparing drafts in a structured way down to the construction, calculation and simulation thereof. The latest standard industry software tools for calculation and simulation are used along this entire development process in practical exercise and projects. Through the combination of technical, economic and personality-building content, students obtain modern, varied and highly practical training that subsequently opens the door to many different occupational paths. The labor market is looking for experts who can understand, organize, plan and manage this entire development process in a wide range of different engineering sectors (such as tool-making machines, automotive engineering, automation engineering) as an independently acting project leader. Students learn:

  • To understand and specifically apply the entire development process of machinery in line with the current state of technology, in particular
    • to clarify customer requirements during the initial idea generation and planning phases,
    • to develop an abstract representation of the required product functions and fundamentally possible solutions during the creative / conceptual phase,
    • to identify the best general solution and to fix the design thereof during the design phase,
    • to develop and design the construction draft of the machine down to detailed drawings of individual parts and assembly during the construction and layout phase,
    • and to optimize this overall development process on an ongoing basis in terms of technology, economy and ecology.
  • To make use of standard industry software tools for calculation and simulation along the entire development process, at both the micro and macro level, in particular
    • drawing machinery in a 3D and optimized way using modern CAD tools,
    • designing the strength of the machinery to be developed using finite element methods,
    • simulating the kinematic and dynamic motion of machine parts and machines as a whole by using multiple-body simulations,
    • and simulating machine combinations and general production systems.
  • To specifically develop interface competence for other professions which are to be brought together for the functionality of machines (such as electrical engineering, instrumentation and control engineering, materials engineering and advanced materials, computer science) and thus identify optimized overall solution concepts in a team with experts in these fields. 
Digitale Fabrik an der FH Technikum Wien

What will I be able to do in the field after earning this degree?

Graduates work in all areas relating to the development of engineered products, from the initial idea to the finished construction package that can then be directly manufactured. They also deal with a machine’s mid-life cycle, with the technical conceptualization and implementation of service, adaptation and upgrade strategies, and projects. Managerial positions can often be obtained after acquiring a few years of occupational experience.

→ Click here for more information: Career prospects for graduates of the Master's degree program Mechanical Engineering

What are the admission requirements for an application?

Applicants to this master’s degree program must have a bachelor’s degree and/or some other academic degree from a university of applied sciences or of technology with at least 180 ECTS credits.

What advanced programs does UAS Technikum Wien offer?

UAS Technikum Wien provides support through its lifelong learning offerings even after students complete their master’s program. The Technikum Wien Alumni Club offers its members a number of advantages, and the Technikum Wien Academy provides a wide range of further education options, ranging from one-day seminars to post-graduate master’s programs.

The engineering degree program receives funding from the Association of Machinery, Metalware and Foundry Industries.