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Fachhochschule Technikum Wien - Austria's Largest Technical University of Applied Sciences (UAS)
With over 3,200 alumni and more than 2,500 students currently taking its eleven bachelor’s and sixteen master’s degree programs, UAS Technikum Wien is the largest purely technical university of applied sciences in Austria. It offers an extremely diverse range of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. They are offered as full-time, part-time or distance study degree programs.
At UAS Technikum Wien, emphasis is not only placed on providing a high-quality technical education, but also on language training and subjects with a focus on business and personal development. Close ties with business and industry give students and graduates excellent career opportunities.
UAS Technikum Wien was founded in 1994 and became Vienna’s first university of applied sciences in 2000. It is a network partner of the Association of the Austrian Electrical and Electronics Industries (FEEI).
The University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien has two locations: the main building at Hoechstaedtplatz and ENERGYbase on Giefinggasse. The majority of all lecture halls and laboratories are located in the main building. The courses that take place at ENERGYbase are mainly for the bachelor's degree program Urban Renewable Energy Technologies and the master's degree program Urban Renewable Energy Systems.
In Austria, prospective students have to have completed a total of twelve years of school in order to be eligible to attend a university or a university of applied sciences. At the end of the twelfth school year, secondary school students take the university entrance qualification exam, which is called the Matura in Austria. The Matura is an admission requirement for all degree programs (bachelor's, Diplom and Magister) at Austrian universities and universities of applied sciences.
Austria has signed bilateral and multilateral agreements with many countries concerning the mutual recognition of secondary school diplomas. Such agreements ensure that foreign secondary school diplomas are recognized in Austria. This makes foreign secondary school graduates eligible to study at all universities and universities of applied sciences in Austria.
In addition to a secondary school diploma, sufficient German language skills are a prerequisite for the bachelor's and master's degree programs at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien because the language of instruction is German (exceptions: the Electronics and Business distance study bachelor's degree program, the Business Informatics distance study bachelor's degree program, the Biomedical Engineering Sciences master's degree program, the Intelligent Transport Systems master's degree program and the Telecommunication and Internet Technologies master's degree program). Generally, written certification of the student's German skills is required. The program director is responsible for all decisions in cases in which a written certification of the student's German skills cannot be provided.
UAS Technikum Wien offers 28 specific laboratories for different requirements e.g. for sports equipment technology, for chemistry, for electronic engineering or for robotics. Furthermore it has 12 fully-equipped IT-rooms and 26 lecture halls.
The library at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien may be small in size but it offers an impressive range of technical literature relevant to the programs offered at the university of applied sciences. The library currently has over 8,000 books, theses, magazines and CDs available. The materials focus on everything from computer science to social competence and management methods, from biomedical engineering to sports equipment technology and mechatronics/robotics.
Students can conduct literature research here and either make use of media at the library or borrow them. The library at UAS Technikum Wien is connected to the libraries at Austria's other universities and universities of applied sciences . In addition, the library offers access to the Science Direct database, access to the Electronic Magazine Library and links for research in other scientific libraries.
Vienna is known for its dense public transportation network. The University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien can be reached directly via the U6 metro line and several tram lines.
With lots of Student Points and a wireless LAN in the whole building, students have the possibility to sit and study together, when they have free time. A cafeteria completes the offer.
Nearby to UAS Technikum Wien there is a big entertainment center with lots of shops, bars, restaurants and also a disco.
Tuition amounts to €363.36 per semester. In the first semester, it is due at the time of enrollment, i.e. after the completion of the placement test and interview. In subsequent semesters, tuition is due at the beginning of each semester. Students must also pay a €75 materials fee and dues for the Austrian National Union of Students in the amount of €16.50 each semester.
Please note: Tuition is tax deductible!
There are nearly 100 dormitories located throughout Vienna. Seven of these are in close proximity to the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien. Students who are interested in living in a dormitory can contact the dormitories or the dormitory operators directly.
The University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien offers a fixed number of spaces for students each year.
As Austria's only purely technical university of applied sciences, UAS Technikum Wien offers more than 1,000 spaces in technical fields of study each year. You will find information about the number of available spaces in each degree program on the individual degree programs' web pages. Please note that the degree programs always start in the winter semester.
In order to be accepted into a degree program at UAS Technikum Wien, prospective students must go through the admissions process:
Prospective students who fulfill the formal admission requirements for a bachelor's degree program can apply for acceptance into a degree program.
Please use the online application form to apply (www.technikum-wien.at/en/study_programs/application/ ). If all of the required data are provided and the formal admission requirements are fulfilled and documented, you will be invited to a written placement test.
During the placement test, you will work through and solve problems from various fields of knowledge on the computer. Participants are asked Matura-level questions from the following subjects:
No previous specialized technical knowledge is required for the placement test. Specialized knowledge is only tested in the case of applicants who would like to place out of semesters.
Depending on the degree program, placement tests are held at UAS Technikum Wien between April and September.
The final step in the application/admissions process is a personal admissions interview with the program director.
Prospective students who fulfill the formal admission requirements for a master's degree program can apply for acceptance into a degree program.
The main component of the admissions process is a personal interview between the prospective student and the program director. Some degree programs also require applicants to take a written test in the relevant field.