|Study location||Austria, Wels|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Completed subject-relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or comparable university programme.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / German.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Attention: if given preliminary admission, international applicants MUST provide legalised documents translated to German or English for the following documents:
Legalisation confirms the authenticity of documents, signatures and authorities that issued the document. Three scenarios are possible depending on the issuing country:
To see if and what legalisation you would need for your diploma, please refer to this Legalization of Foreign Documents in Higher Education document
B2 level (according to the European Framework of Reference)
Please also attach the following documents:
- Birth certificate and its certified translation into German.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Please be aware that the visa process can take up to 3 months, therefore you should send your application as early as possible! For more details on the visa application please visit the following webpage: www.oead.at
Interested? To learn more about this study programme, entry requirements and application process, please contact one of our consultants in a country nearest to you.
The economic, ecological and targeted use of materials and their efficient processing represent an essential competitive factor for Austrian industry. In view of the increasing quality requirements in production and the use of new materials, more and more skilled workers are needed who are familiar with the specific requirements in processing and using them Materials are familiar. The required quality of many products can only be achieved through appropriate processing techniques and their special effects on the material properties. Specific and coordinated processing methods make it possible to combine the desired functional and structural properties of products.
Focus of the training
The master’s course specializes in joining technology, lightweight construction and processing technology . Three elective groups are offered in the course: “ Plastics processing “, “ Metallic materials – steel “ or “ Metallic materials – light metals “. Specialization in one of these directions is necessary due to the breadth and complexity of the subject areas.
In Austria, no comparable training is offered as a FH degree. The concept and content of the “Materials Science & Manufacturing Technology” master’s course is therefore a unique specialist course!
Graduate has the specialist knowledge and the ability to take up management positions in production and applied research and development. Companies particularly like to fill technical management positions with people with solid technical training.
Areas of application for graduates
Material processing and manufacturing
Welding technology and joining
techn. Product development and manufacturing
Applied research & development
Customer support and advice in material and production engineering areas
Graduates of the master’s degree in “Materials Science & Manufacturing Technology” have in-depth and extensive knowledge of materials and their properties, behavior and possible applications, their processing and the necessary plant and process technology, the joining or joining of materials and material combinations as well as their Use in lightweight construction.
The fields of activity of the graduates include the areas of metal and plastics processing, joining and welding technology, application technology, technical product development and manufacturing, applied research and development, surface technology and quality assurance.
Graduates of this degree program are in demand in the following sectors:
-Automobile and aircraft construction
-Plant and mechanical engineering
-Sports equipment construction and development
-Manufacture of semi-finished products (e.g. plastic profiles, wires, sheets)
-Surface treatment and finishing
-Tool and Mold Making
Austria and Central Europe have a large number of economically very well developed companies in the areas mentioned! The willingness to invest in research and development is above average.