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STUDIES FOR WINNERS Bachelors and Masters Courses at Montanuniversit채t Leoben


49 SPORTS COURSES 164 km away from the capital Vienna






University of Leoben

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After interviewing 9,400 students from 27 Austrian universities and universities of applied sciences, the survey "Universum Talent Research 2015“ named Montanuniversität as "Top-University“ in the categories "Brand Perception“ und "Career Service“.

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s a technical university with a unique profile, Montanuniversität Leoben claims a special position in both the Austrian and international academic landscape. The study programmes offered - with their specific focus areas - can only be pursued in Leoben. As a result, Montanuniversität graduates are amongst the most sought-after academics of all. As one the smallest universities in Austria, Montanuniversität offers students an outstandingly good infrastructure and the best possible attention from academic staff. Due to its comfortable size, students benefit from the close cooperation with their lecturers, and any problems can be solved swiftly and efficiently. For many years, the University‘s academic excellence and popularity has been documented by a number of rankings and surveys (e. g. FORMAT magazine, Universum Talent Research, trendence Graduate Barometer). First year of common studies The study courses are based on the value-added lifecycle, starting with the exploration and extraction of raw materials, followed by fields such as metallurgy, high-performance materials, process- and production engineering, and complemented by environmental engineering and recycling. Montanuniversität Leoben is strongly committed to integrating the concept of sustainability into the value-added cycle. The range of studies is complimented by multidisciplinary fields such as Industrial Energy Technology and Industrial Logistics. The first year of studies, as an introductory phase for guidance and orientation, is almost the same for all students. As a result, students can switch study pro-


grammes seamlessly at the end of the first year without losing any time. In these first two semesters, particular attention is given to the basic subjects, and all first-year students are brought to a uniform academic level. In the beginning the curriculum covers the following subjects: physics, mathematics, computer applications and programming, chemistry, and mechanics. These courses are held in German. Available degrees All courses grant a Bachelor of Science degree after seven semesters. This is followed by a more in-depth Masters course (four semesters, depending on the programme) and a subsequent Masters thesis. Upon successful completion of their graduate studies, students receive the academic title of “Diplomingenieur“, which is equivalent to the qualification of a Master of Science. Afterwards, students can opt for a doctoral degree (six semesters). During their studies, all students are required to complete a six-month internship at a company that is relevant to their fields of studies. Excellent career prospects Montanuniversität has always been closely associated with industry. Many projects are in cooperation with various companies, so students are integrated into a network which provides them with a headstart into the professional world from a very early stage. Due to the strong hands-on style of instruction, students are always kept abreast of the latest developments and rapidly find themselves at home in their vocations. With their expertise and unique profile, graduates from Leoben are in great demand all over the world.

ontanuniversität is an open-minded, international and value-based institution that features a unique profile. It is located in an attractive high-tech region with global networks to industry and research, and it is dedicated

to the unity of excellent teaching and research.“

Rector Wilfried Eichlseder

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Added-value for the future



„„ Applied Geosciences (BSc/MSc) „„ International Study Program in Petroleum Engineering (BSc/MSc) „„ Industrial Management & Business Administration (MSc) „„ Mineral Resources Engineering (BSc) „„ Mining and Tunnelling(MSc) „„ Raw Materials Engineering (MSc) „„ Advanced Mineral Resources Development (MSc) „„ Industrial Energy Technology (BSc/MSc)

„„ Materials Science (BSc/Msc) „„ Polymer Engineering and Science (BSc/Msc)


BSc & MSc RECYCLING „„ Industrial Environmental Protection and Process Engineering (BSc/MSc) „„ Recycling (BSc/MSc)

The entire (material) culture of human beings is based on raw materials and the processing of these into products. People‘s hunger for raw materials continues to grow, with estimates indicating that consumption will at least double over the next 30 years. The implications of this growing consumption of materials are huge, especially in an ecological sense, making it all the more important to handle raw materials carefully and to increase energy and resource efficiency. The first step towards this is to continually improve the methods used to locate, extract and process raw materials. Montanuniversität has been leading the way in this area since it was founded in 1840 by Archduke Johann. The development of new technologies used here requires many new materials. Leoben‘s material scientists develop new kinds of materials which can withstand extremely heavy use and, for example, coatings which extend the lifespan of aeroplane parts.

BSc & MSc PROCESS & PRODUCT „„ Metallurgy (BSc/MSc) „„ Mechanical Engineering (BSc/MSc) „„ Industrial Logistics (BSc/MSc)

The ongoing success of these synthetic materials is ensured by their many advantages – they are light, versatile and in the future will also be biogenic. Mechanical engineering at the Montanuniversität is focused on optimising the use of these different materials. All processes along the value added cycle are connected to the use of energy and transport; lecturers and students of Industrial Energy Technology and Industrial Logistics research the optimisation of these. Industrial Environmental Protection focuses on minimising the impact of side effects on the environment during production. The residual waste which accrues over the course of production and at the end of service lives was always taken to landfill in the past. Industry and society is now rethinking this, however: What used to be considered waste can now be regarded as a secondary raw material and can flow back into the product cycle.

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FIRST COMMON YEAR OF STUDIES Foundation courses: computer application and programming, mathematics, chemistry, physics, statistics, mechanics, introduction to montanistic sciences

1st and 2nd semester

The Bachelors Course (210 ECTS) provides fundamentals and specialist training, enabling graduates to enter professional life. „„internship „„two Bachelors theses „„Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)

3rd - 7th semester

Bachelors Course

The Masters Course (120 ECTS) provides students with in-depth training and expertise in their field of study. „„Masters thesis „„Degree: Master of Science [Diplomingenieur] „„Option: PhD Course (six semesters, 180 ECTS).

8th -11th semester Masters Course


ontanuniversität Leoben does not have any selection procedures. All Austrian high school students with a positive result in their final school examination can enrol at Montanuniversität. Admission international degree students If you would like to enrol as a regular degree student, the Registrar‘s Office will provide you with all the relevant information. The Registrar‘s Office is committed to assisting you in the application process and all the steps that need to be taken before your departure. University Preparation Course The University Preparation Course offers intensive courses for international applicants who want to enrol at Montanuniversität Leoben. Participation in this programme is prescribed by a notice, if the student cannot prove his/her proficiency in German, and/or if supplementary examinations (e. g. in mathematics, physics, chemistry, descriptive geometry) are necessary for the equivalence of the Austrian secondary school leaving diploma. Exchange - planning a semester abroad There are lots of good reasons to study abroad, and anyone who travels with the aim of widening their horizon and furthering their career. MIRO Montanuniversität International Office coordinates student exchange (incoming and outgoing students) with partner universities. MIRO further coordinates staff exchange, scholarships and fosters partnerships with other universities to promote an increase in student and researchers exchange. (third countries) (Erasmus) ECTS - European Credit Transfer System At European universities, ECTS credits measure and

indicate the workload of individual courses. Mentoring project Austrian student union Right from the start, Montanuniversität attaches great importance to personal support and mentoring. In order to facilitate the start into the academic world, first-year students are mentored by older students who will assist them during the orientation phase. Austrian Student Union [Österreichische Hochschülerschaft - ÖH] The Austrian Student Union is the legal representative body of all students in Austria. The homepage of the ÖH Leoben provides valuable tips concerning the beginning of your first year of studies and student life in Leoben. Students are required to pay the ÖH fee of 18,70 euro per semester (as the academic year 2015/16).

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University Town Leoben –

A Home away from Home - Student Accommodation in Leoben University Campus The following student halls and accommodation facilities are available to students in Leoben. It is recommended that applications are made in due time. „„Student halls Akademikerhilfe „„Student halls Schlägel und Eisen „„Student halls Berg- und Hüttenschule Leoben „„Student hall of the Austrian Student Union „„Student halls Collegium Josefinum „„WIST student halls „„Students City Lodge Leoben

Online Accommodation Service by the Austrian Student Union Student Hall for International Students OeAD-Guesthouse MINEROOM

The university campus comprises of the following buildings: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Main Building Rittinger Building Chemistry Building Environmental Protection Building Metallurgy Building Workshops Archduke Johann Building Rabcewicz Building Academy of Sciences Peter Tunner Building Technology Transfer Centre Raw Materials & Materials Centre Materials Innovation Centre Polymer Engineering Centre Academy Montanuniversität Raw Materials Innovation Centre Centre for Applied Technology

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s the second biggest city in the province of Stryia, Leoben is a highly interesting place for students and researchers. The combination of university life, research and close cooperations with international industry provides great prospects forLeoben’s future, both as an attractive city for students, as well as for research facilities. Sports and Recreation Outside the classroom, students benefit from the high quality of life and the city‘s broad range of sports and leisure activities. With its unique study programmes, Montanuniversität holds a special position which is also reflected in student life. Mining traditions and customs are held in high regard and contribute to Leoben’s rich and active student life. Events Besides campus life, Leoben also features festive activities and events for students such as the LEMusic-Night and other cultural events at Leoben’s main square. A highlight in Leoben’s event calendar is the Gösser fair [Gösser Kirtag]. Thousands of visitors from near and far come to see the longest “fair strip” in Austria, and enjoy a glass of Gösser, “Austria’s finest beer”, in the Gösser beer tent.


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Entertainment and culinary delights Gösser beer is brewed in Göss, one of the oldest districts in Leoben. Beer connoisseurs and history enthusiasts can learn more about the beer’s origin, history and brewing in the brewing museum. Visitors will quickly learn what makes Leoben’s beer so special: the quality and brewing expertise at its highest level. Water, fund and relaxation The water-experience-world “Asia Spa” combines fun and relaxation in quite a unique way. Visitors enjoy the synthesis of sports, fun and fitness on the one hand, and complete relaxation and wellness on the other. The area comprises 45,000 m², and is only a few minutes away from the city centre (walking distance). Shopping and culture Shopping has reached a new dimension with the “LeobenCityShopping” (LCS). Right in the city centre and built within the historic walls of a former Dominican monastery, shopaholics will find a wide range of stores as well as an assortment of cafés and restaurants on an area of 20,000 m². Leoben‘s art gallery [Kunsthalle] features special annual cultural and renowned historical exhibitions. 250 euro for principal residence In order to facilitate the start in a new environment, the city council of Leoben has decided that students of Montanuniversität Leoben who establish their principle residence in Leoben for the first time receive support by the city of Leoben in the form of LE-vouchers worth 250 euro. Prerequisite is the registration for principle residence in Leoben. Each following year, the city of Leoben supports its students with LE-vouchers worth 100 euro, provided that the students can prove their principle residence in Leoben as of November 1st.

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Glück Auf! Welcome! The course is very comprehensive, and students are not only provided with special know-how, but also hands-on skills that are relevant on the job. With internship opportunities available worldwide, students can hone their skills and gain great experience in the industry. It is this broad education and training that makes Leoben mining engineers so successful.

Leoben students are goal-oriented, straightforward and open-minded. This attitude allows for an easy-going environment with fellow students, and professors and business leaders alike are very approachable. The atmosphere here in Leoben has made feel at home right from the start, and my studies benefit from this open community and spirit. Michael Zarl, Metallurgy

Verena Peinsipp, Mineral Resources Engineering

In Leoben you‘re part of big family. What I particularly enjoy about my study programme is the combination between theory in the classroom and fieldwork in the great outdoors. Anna Bauer, Applied Geosciences

I enrolled in this course because I‘m convinced that with technical innovation and progress, you can change our environment for the better. Due to the solid and broad education, you easily find yourself at home in a variety of fields. This will be tremendously helpful once you start your professional career, especially when working with colleagues from different engineering backgrounds. Doing internships and excursions helped me to quickly find my strengths which I‘ll implement further in the course of my graduate studies. Florian Schilling, Industrial Environmental Protection

As a mechanical engineer, you receive a very broad education. The course not only teaches specialist knowledge but also gives you the opportunity to work with students from other fields of study. Being a classic engineering discipline, this course requires a passion for technology and the natural sciences, abstract thinking, creativity, the ability to formulate and implement ideas. Kerstin Reiter, Mechanical Engineering

I find the combination between technology and economics very appealing, and I like that you are very flexible with your career, as logistic experts are needed in so many industry sectors all around the world. I chose Montanuniverstität Leoben because of the excellent job prospects and the great sense of community and support among students. Stephanie Benedik, Industrial Logistics

I was still attending high school when I knew that I wanted to study Polymer Engineering at Montanuniversität after graduation. I have never regretted my decision, I‘m still very happy with it. I really enjoy the easygoing environment and how accessible all the lecturers and professors are. Leoben has become my second home.

Recycling, sustainability and the efficient use of secondary resources have always been of great interest and importance to me. The interesting curriculum and the great reputation of the University made my decision to study in Leoben a very easy one. Maximilian Deisl, Recycling Technology

Georg Kaltenegger, Polymer Engineering and Science

A teacher at my high-school, who was also a graduate of Montanuniversität, was the reason why I decided to go to Leoben. He showed us how to produce polished samples from different materials and analyse them under the microscope. I just loved it. This is when I knew: I wanna be a materials scientist one day! Mareike Puschl, Materials Science

From the very start, I‘ve felt comfortable at Montanuniversität. The sense of community you see among students is simply unique. By taking specialist courses within the Petroleum Engineering course, I can pursue my personal interests and expand my knowledge in the field of Drilling Engineering. Safa Mahrous, International Program in Petroleum Engineering

The supply and management of energy are critical issues we‘ll have to face in the future. This is way I‘m happy and proud to study Industrial Energy Technology in Leoben. The education you receive is top-notch and I really enjoy campus life in Leoben. Karin Watschka, Industrial Energy Technology

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Applied Geosciences

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Applied Geosciences combines science and engineering in a unique way, and is particularly involved in the exploration of raw materials and assessing their properties, groundwater exploration and protection, securing contaminated sites, as well as assessing geological risks and the geotechnical project planning for construction projects.

What skills and interests do I need? For geoscientists, the Earth is a gigantic outdoor laboratory – a love of nature is therefore an absolute must. As part of fieldwork, you will collect quantities of data that you will then evaluate. You should therefore be interested in EDP and bring with you a desire for accuracy and the ability to understand complex connections. If you also love learning about foreign languages and cultures, you‘re ready for this exciting programme. What can I expect during my studies? The Applied Geosciences programme at Montanuniversität offers a unique combination of technology and natural science. You will find out more about the following areas in the Bachelors programme: „„Applied geophysics looks at the physical properties and processes of the Earth‘s crust and interior (e. g. earthquakes) and the extraction of raw materials. „„Mineralogy addresses the creation, properties and use of minerals. „„Petroleum geology uses special methods and procedures to find and use petroleum reservoirs and natural gas fields. „„Geomechanics and geological engineering investigate the behaviour of mountains and the interaction between the geological substrate and construction. „„Environmental geology and hydro-geology look at groundwater capture and pollution amongst

other things and address natural (e.g. landslide) and artificial (e.g. landfill sites) georisks. „„In resource geology, you learn to investigate deposits of petroleum, coal, gold etc. and evaluate their financial and industrial use. The Masters programme in Applied Geosciences – with English as the language of instruction – provides an intensification and supplementation of the specialist knowledge acquired from the Bachelors programme. The modular structure of this study programme allows for specialisations in the following focus areas: Applied Geophysics, Petroleum Geoscience und Economic, Environmental and Technical Geology.

What can I expect after my studies? This comprehensive study programme means that a wide variety of career opportunities will be open to you: Geoscientists across the world work in mining and raw materials companies and the petroleum industry, as well as engineering offices, construction companies and public authorities, where they look at issues such as landfill sites, recycling, site remediation and water supply. Graduates from Montanuniversität Leoben have a clear competitive advantage in the employment market, given their outstanding engineering science education, and find superb jobs all over the world.



ill the water supply remain secure in the future? Where can we find more crude oil? Is substrate stable enough to build a road on top of it? How and where can waste be stored without causing further damage? Geoscientists have an amazingly broad range of knowledge: they look for solid, liquid and gaseous raw materials, analyse their composition, investigate and clean up soil and water pollution or run substrate surveys for construction projects. Geosciences therefore hold the key to one of the greatest future challenges: society‘s need for a sustainable supply of raw materials, power and water and the protection of the Earth‘s complex systems.

Available Degrees: BSc (210 ECTS), Dipl.-Ing./MSc (120 ECTS), Dr.mont./PhD (180 ECTS) Focus: Principles of geosciences, raw material geology, economic geology, mineral oil geology, applied geophysics Course Director: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Reinhard Sachsenhofer Tel.: +43 (0)3842/402-6301

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Mineral Resources Engineering

Mineral resources are the foundation of our mondern industrial society and prosperity. The study course is concerned with the extraction, processing and subsequent treatment of mineral raw materials and tunnelling.

What skills and interests do I need? You need to be interested in and passionate about technology and natural science. As raw materials engineers are used all over the world, you should also be prepared to learn foreign languages and gain experience abroad. If you‘re enthusiastic and love working in a team and taking on responsibility, you will enjoy the exciting and varied challenges in a career as a raw materials engineer. What can I expect during my studies? In the Bachelors programme, you will spend the first four semesters learning general technical principles. The next three semesters offer comprehensive specialist training covering the entire process: from the extraction of solid mineral raw materials to preparation and refinement right up to the production of construction materials, ceramic products and tunnel construction. Masters Course Mining & Tunnelling Blasting up or mining? How does a mountain move when a tunnel is being built inside? Students explore a wide variety of subjects and may pursue one of the following focus areas: Mining, Geotechnology und Tunnelling and Raw Materials and Energy Systems. Geotechnical exploration, planning and installing of underground structures (e. g. mines, tunnels) as well as surface and subsurface extraction of mineral resources will be discussed. Students learn about important safety issues, the heavy machinery used for mining and tunnelling, and how to plan, manage and calculate costs for such large-scale projects. Students receive hands-on training in the geotechnical lab and at "Zentrum am Berg (ZaB)“, a unique underground research centre that allows for rese-

arch in a real-life setting. Sustainability is of great importance to the industry, thus the recultivation of former mining sites is also part of the curriculum. Due to the international nature of the course, English is the primary language of instruction. Masters Course Raw Materials Engineering How does a massive block of stone turn into fine cement powder? Which building materials can tolerate temperatures as high as 1,400 degree Celsius in a blast furnace? One focus area of the Masters course is the processing of mineral resources into high-quality materials by means of physical and chemical processes. Besides processing primary resources (e. g. ore, salt, coal etc.), the processing and recycling of electronic waste, slag, or material excavated from tunnels is gaining importance as energy and resources can be conserved. Furthermore, students learn about characteristics, the production and application of building materials (e. g. refractories for blast furnaces, ceramics, glass, cement, etc.) What can I expect after my studies? Mineral Resources Engineers lead mining operations in Austria and all over the world, are highly sought after as tunnel construction experts, work on the production of refractory materials, construction materials, glass and ceramics and refine raw materials into high-tech materials.



ineral resources have been extracted and used by mankind since the Stone Age and are a vital part of 21st century life. Whether in a water glass, toothpaste, a mobile phone or a road tunnel – raw materials form the basis for a huge range of products and construction, and therefore have a major economic impact. Global demand is therefore constantly on the rise, as is demand for experts who can handle these valuable natural resources.

Available Degrees: BSc (210 ECTS), Dipl.-Ing./MSc (120 ECTS), Dr.mont./PhD (180 ECTS) Focus: Extraction of raw materials, reservoir and tunnel construction, surface and subsurface surveying, mineral processing, development and production of building materials, ceramics and refractories, Course Director: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Peter Moser Tel.:+43 (0)3842/402-6604

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International Study Program in Petroleum Engineering


Whether on a drilling rig or as a scientist in research and application in computer-oriented simulation – this extensive and versatile programme opens up a wide range of opportunities for graduates in the field of petroleum engineering.


etroleum is the major energy source for our modern society and ensures prosperity and economic growth across the globe. In order to continue to meet the rising demand for petroleum and natural gas in the future, efforts are being made worldwide to find, exploit and, above all, make efficient and environmentally friendly use of new reservoirs. The petroleum engineers of Montanuniversität Leoben are ideally prepared for these tasks, and develop technologies that help ensure the welfare of our environment and society.

allow you to work in many areas of industry and technology. Special features Thanks to its excellent standard of teaching and close cooperation with the petroleum industry, Leoben has developed into an internationally recognised centre of education for petroleum engineers. With English as the main teaching language (from the 5th semester onwards) and a wide range of exchange programmes, Montanuniversität‘s excellent reputation is spreading all over the world.

What can I expect during my studies? The Bachelors course looks at all relevant areas relating to petroleum and natural gas technology: Prospecting for petroleum and natural gas (geosciences), exploring and simulating reservoirs (reservoir engineering), extraction with drills (drilling engineering) and the preparation and storage of fossil fuels (production engineering). The Masters programme "International Study Program in Petroleum Engineering“ gives students the opportunity to specialise in one of these core technical areas. The Masters programme "Industrial Management and Business Administration“ provides students with in-depth knowledge of the industrial and business management sectors. What can I expect after my studies? A career in the petroleum industry can start in the (un)likeliest of places: on an oil rig in the Atlantic, in barren deserts or the depths of the jungle, in a major city with an international conglomerate or as an independent consultant in a small Austrian town. The broad range of subjects covered in your studies


What skills and interests do I need? Future petroleum engineers should not only enjoy and be interested in technology and the natural sciences, but should also be passionate about languages and foreign cultures. Depending on your chosen major, you may need to be able to handle stress well and take on responsibility, work well within a team or offer excellent spatial and logical thought processes and management skills.

Available Degrees: BSc (210 ECTS), Dipl.-Ing./MSc (120 ECTS), Dr.mont./PhD (180 ECTS) Focus: drilling technology, oil and gas production technology, reservoir engineering and characterisation, business administration Course Director: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Gerhard Thonhauser Tel: +43 (0)3842/402-3051 Baldrian Nielsen

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Industrial Energy Technology

Considering that the worldwide demand for energy is continuously rising, it is of great importance to provide students with the necessary skills to identify and utilise energy saving potentials in the field of energy technology.

What skills and interests do I need? With energy needs increasing and raw materials dwindling, as an energy technician the challenges you face are complex. Your job is to create energy supply solutions that are both environmentally friendly and cost-effective. As the programme of study is very much interdisciplinary, you should be interested in a wide range of areas. If you find it easy to find strategic approaches to solving problems and enjoy working in a team to manage tasks, this programme of study will open up great new opportunities for you in the future. What can I expect during my studies? On the Bachelors programme of study, you will acquire a technical knowledge base and explore issues in the fields of energy and process technology, exhaust gas treatment and environmental analysis, such as: How do you plan a power plant? Is it possible to simulate a combustion process? Does residual plant waste from agriculture provide enough energy as an alternative fuel? How do I develop a regional energy concept for the use of renewable energies? Business administration forms a major part of this programme of study, and you will acquire energy management, energy market and energy law exper-

tise. On the Masters programme of study, you will deepen your knowledge in the areas of energy provision, energy use, energy process engineering and energy management. What can I do after my studies? There is high demand for energy technology engineers with extensive knowledge in industry all over the world. The studies will prepare you for jobs with a technical focus in the fields of research, product development, production, planning, sales, commissioning and systems operation and maintenance. Typical fields of activity include „„general energy supply demands of industry – with a special focus on sustainability and environmental considerations „„development of renewable and alternative energy sources „„high-efficiency energy conversion and energy use „„development and utilisation of innovative energy technologies „„energy networks „„economic and ecological assessment of energy efficiency „„energy management.



lready turned on a light, opened the fridge or turned the ignition key today? You do these things without any thought usually, but have you ever wondered where this energy comes from? It is not just our homes which are energy-dependent – industry accounts for a large proportion of the fossil fuel and renewable energy that is consumed in the world. Environmentally-friendly and cost-effective provision, transport and use of energy – in the form of electrical, mechanical and thermal energy – is key to all industrial processes. As the need for energy is rapidly increasing worldwide, there is an urgent need to provide interested and responsible young people with a programme of study aimed specifically at energy technology in order to identify potential savings and increase the utilisation of these. Innovative technologies will need to be developed to enable us to use our planet‘s resources in a sustainable and effective way and secure our energy supply for the future.

Available Degrees: BSc (210 ECTS), Dipl.-Ing./MSc (120 ECTS), Dr.mont./PhD (180 ECTS) Focus: Sustainability, energy efficiency Course Director: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Thomas Kienberger Tel: +43 (0)3842/402-5401

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Materials Science

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Materials have had and will continue to have a decisive impact on the social and economic developmentof mankind. Thus, particularly in times of diminishing resources, rising ecological demands on production, recycling and energy efficiency of products and strict environmental regulations, materials with tailored properties play a key role.

What skills and interests do I need? Why are ceramics brittle? Does aluminium float on water? Why does water roll off a lotus plant? Can alloys have a memory? If you want to find out how modern materials work, you need to be interested in technology and the natural sciences. You also need to be curious, creative and think in a joined-up way. Montanuniversität offers you an extremely diverse education so that one day you will be able to develop materials to cope with the highest of demands. What can I expect during my studies? The Bachelors programme runs for seven semesters. The first four semesters focus on learning the basic principles of natural science and engineering subjects. Students will also learn the basics about working with metallic and ceramic materials. In semesters 5-7, the focus will be on the materials themselves: metals and their alloys, ceramic materials, glasses, plastics, composites and multi-purpose materials such as semiconductor materials. The core focus will be on solid-state physical understanding of the material classes, materials testing and modern test and analysis methods. Students finish the course in the seventh semester with a Bachelors thesis on a topic related to materials. Depending on their fields of interest, students can

then choose to expand their knowledge in a specific field in a Masters programme. Montanuniversität can tailor the course to students‘ interests, whether they lie in metallic and ceramic high-performance materials, electronic materials, multi-purpose materials, nanotechnology, bio-materials or the fracture behaviour of materials. What can I expect after my studies? Typical fields of activity include the steel and light metals industry, the processing of special and highmelting-point metals, the automotive industry, the aerospace industry, the plastic industry, semiconductors and microelectronics, communication technology, medical technology or the food processing industry. Leoben‘s material scientists are top-notch researchers: The "Quantitative Ranking of Engineering Disciplines (QRED)“, Montanuniversität Leoben was ranked second-best European university in the field of materials sciences.



nnovative materials can change the world. Ideas can only be realised if suitable modern materials are developed, no matter whether this means highly heat-resistant components for exploring outer space, self-cleaning surfaces that mirror nature or bio-compatible implants for the human body. Climate protection also comes down to selecting the right materials. By using intelligent materials, you can achieve maximum effects with minimal use of raw materials and energy. For example, in materials science you can develop coatings for car or plane components that cause less friction and resistance, thereby saving fuel and CO2. Materials engineers also test materials. Students at Montanuniversität have developed a test procedure for determining the strength of ceramic balls that are used in modern wind power plants. This method has already been implemented within the industry.

Available Degrees: BSc (210 ECTS), Dipl.-Ing./MSc (120 ECTS), Dr.mont./PhD (180 ECTS) Focus: Metals science and materials testing, materials physics, ceramic materials, nano and biomaterials, functional materials, materials for electronics Course Director: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Christian Mitterer Tel.: +43 (0)3842/402-4220

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Polymer Engineering and Science


Our modern world of technology is inconceivable without polymers. Innovative components made from polymer- and component based materials are key elements of lifesaving security systems, refinded electronics, functional sports equiptment, engeryefficient traffic systems and sustainable engergy.

What skills and interests do I need? Have you always wanted to know how a smartphone was made? Do you wonder what stresses plastics in aeroplanes can cope with? Curiosity and interest are the most vital requirements for studying polymer engineering. The key to success in this technical course is not being afraid of technology and the natural science, whether you enrolled in these courses during your high school years. What can I expect during my studies? The first general year will help students build up a solid technical basis. In the following semesters, students will learn all about the fascinating world of plastics. Depending on their field of interest, students can then choose to expand their knowledge in a specific field. Whether they decide to study the chemistry of polymers, how to create polymers and composites, polymer processing, injection moulding for polymers, composites processing or working with and testing polymeric materials, the Polymer Engineering course at Montanuniversität Leoben can be tailored to suit them.

What can I expect after my studies? Leoben‘s polymer engineering graduates are highlysought after in the industry. Many graduate students receive job offers even before they have finished their studies, which puts them in the unique situation to be able to choose one out of many job offers from domestic as well as international companies. The course of study is extremely broad and comprehensive, and so are the fields of activity for polymer engineers. They range from micro- and nanotechnology, aviation and aerospace to mechanical engineering, sports equipment, electrical engineering and electronics. Particularly in the automotive industry, polymer and composite materials are essential. Over the past few years, the use of polymeric materials has also been increasing rapidly in the field of medical engineering and alternative energy production. In a nutshell: Leoben polymer engineers look forward to a bright future with interesting job opportunities around the globe.



ne material has truly come to the fore in every area of life in recent years: plastic. Without plastic, there would be no computers, smartphones or functional sports clothing. Polymers has revolutionised medical technology and allowed us to build lighter and more energy-efficient vehicles. Its processing versatility and wide range of properties is like no other material. Plastic truly deserves to be known as the "21st century material“. Plastic greentastic: Plastics and environmental protection are not a contradiction in terms. Quite the opposite: Polymeric materials help save energy and have a better eco-balance than many other materials. If you replaced all polymeric materials in the EU with other suitable materials, total energy requirements would go up by 57 percent. Polymers are also environmentally friendly in terms of service life. Over 50 percent of the polymeric material used in Austria are recyclable and the rest can be converted into energy via thermal recycling.

Available Degrees: BSc (210 ECTS), Dipl.-Ing./MSc (120 ECTS), Dr.mont./PhD (180 ECTS) Focus: Chemistry of polymeric materials, materials science and testing of polymers, polymer and composite processing, injection moulding of polymers, design and production in polymer and composite materials Course Director: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Kern Tel.: +43 3842/402-2301

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Metallurgy is the science of the development, manufacture, and processing of metallic materials from the technical processing, economical, and ecological points of view. This also includes the further processing into components and process integrated recycling.

What skills and interests do I need? Metallurgists are literally bursting with creativity. They design products and find innovative solutions to make production processes both environmentally friendly and cost-effective. You need to have a passion for technology and natural science – particularly mathematics and chemistry – as well as enjoying analytical and interdisciplinary thinking. What can I expect during my studies? Metallurgy is an extremely diverse science – building on the principles you learn in the first four semesters, you then go into greater depth in the following areas: „„Ferrous and steel metallurgy: Iron is the heaviest metal by weight and is used for many purposes, often as the ferrous alloy steel. You will look at iron extraction and material development for cars, medical technology, the construction of a skyscraper and much more. „„Non-ferrous metallurgy: This module deals with the extraction, processing and materials engineering of metals such as aluminium, copper, zinc and high-tech materials such as titanium, magnesium, rare earths and desirable precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum. These are essential for the manufacturing of computers, smartphones or hybrid cars. „„Foundry technology: Metals are processed to form end products via various foundry procedures. The aim is to produce a high-quality, flawless cast part. Quality is the decisive factor

for a product‘s service life and is extremely important in many sectors, e.g. the aerospace or automotive industries. „„Metal forming comprises a number of production processes in which metals are rendered into another form with e. g. a uniform micro structure of only a few grams or even up to a hundred tons. „„Simulation of metallurgical process allows you to optimise processes, develop new production methods (and avoiding expensive tests), and manage future processes and process chains. „„Industrial management: Metallurgists not only need technical knowledge, but also need to understand business so that they can master industrial business issues and management tasks. In addition, the course focuses on fields such as combustion technology, high temperature and heat technology as well as environmental technology. What can I expect after my studies? Typical activities range from the development of new procedures, materials and products to the planning of production plants or the optimisation of business or energy processes. Leoben graduates are in demand all over the world in both management and research. The course is unique in Austria, which makes graduates highly sought after in industry and business.



ave you used a mobile phone, drunk from a can or ridden a bike today? Then welcome to the world of metallurgy! Metals are used in every area of our daily lives. This course is therefore particularly diverse and extensive: from the extraction of metals from ore to the development and innovative moulding of a product, metallurgy covers a lot of different processes. One particular focus is recycling: scrap metal and recovered valuable metals are processed into new products, in order to protect resources and save energy. The Montanuniversität metallurgists can therefore use their knowledge to make a fundamental contribution to the prosperity and progress of our society.

Available Degrees: BSc (210 ECTS), Dipl.-Ing./MSc (120 ECTS), Dr.mont./PhD (180 ECTS) Focus: Primary and secondary extraction of metals, sustained process development, down stream processing, and materials technology of metals Course Director: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Schumacher Tel.: +43 (0)3842/402-3301

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Mechanical Engineering Milovidov

The field of activity for mechanical engineers is particularly diverse. It includes research and development, design, automation, production, sales and marketing, and the maintenance of machinery and systems. A specialty of Leoben’s mechanical engineers is their expertise in materials science.


reativity and innovation are the drivers for mechanical engineering. Deep-sea robots that extract ore from a depth of 2,000 metres? Components with a design that saves emissions? A fish used as the template for an aerodynamic car? There are no limits to your ideas. From planning and construction to selecting the right materials to production itself – you are the one in charge when it comes to development and implementation as an end product. Where does mining come in? Mining mechanical engineers are under great pressure, in the most literal sense of the word. For example, the load pressing down on a hauler (image) in a mine that is transporting around 75 tons of stone is far greater than the load on a normal car. Alongside the principles of general mechanical engineering, this course at Montanuniversität therefore offers specialist knowledge for materials technology and production.

extraction of raw materials and their preparation and use as high-tech materials to recycling – mining mechanical engineers work with other research areas at Montanuniversität to find mechanical engineering solutions for the most varied of tasks. What can I expect after my studies? Make your ideas a reality as a product engineer, plant engineer, process developer, planning engineer/constructor or site manager in technical management, sales, quality management or research. The field is wide open for mechanical engineering graduates, with fantastic career opportunities and high entry-level salaries.

What can I expect during my studies? The course provides comprehensive technical training so that students can follow a product or component from the initial idea right up to use in practice. The focus in the first four semesters of the Bachelors programme is on natural and engineering sciences. In the fifth to seventh semesters, students then build up a solid specialist education in the most important mechanical engineering disciplines. The required Bachelors thesis is generally set up to be as interdisciplinary as possible, in order to promote creativity and students‘ ability to work as part of a team and think in a joined-up way. The Masters programme offers unique opportunities to build on basic skills in materials, manufacturing technology and industrial automation. From the


What skills and interests do I need? Mechanical engineering is a classic engineering discipline. A passion for technology and the natural sciences, abstract thinking, creativity and the ability to formulate and implement ideas all form the ideal basis for successful studies at the "best“ university in Austria ("Format“ magazine survey 2014).

Available Degrees: BSc (210 ECTS), Dipl.-Ing./MSc (120 ECTS), Dr.mont./PhD (180 ECTS) Focus: Advanced mechanical engineering, engineering and design, production engineering, mechatronics, heavy machinery Course Director: O.Univ.-Prof. Dr. techn. Paul O‘Leary Tel.: +43 (0)3842/402-5301

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Industrial Logistics Plendl

Industrial logistics represents the link between procurement markets (supplier), production facilities (plants), and sales markets (customers). Future challenges lie in the increasing complexity and rapidity of international business activity.

In our globalised world, products, services and information are often created across different continents and yet their components still have to come together at exactly the right time. Industrial logisticians are responsible for getting the right products ready at the right time in the right place with the right level of quality and in the right quantities – and the customer is always right! 'Just in time‘ means that components from subcontractors will be delivered directly to the assembly belt only when required; the timing needs to be as accurate as possible to save money. As such, logistics play a particularly significant role in a company‘s success. They represent the link between procurement, production and the consumer.

bination of business and technical skills, you are armed to face any challenge that the markets can throw at you. Typical employment sectors include materials management, supply chain planning and control (supply chain management), industrial procurement, organisation and process management, information technology and waste disposal. Your skills will also be useful to companies working with warehouse automation, transportation and conveying technology and container management. These sectors include the heavy industry, raw materials industry, electronics industry and logistics service providers.

What can I expect during my studies? On the Bachelor programme of study, you will acquire a scientific and technical knowledge base and focus on the following areas: „„Logistics and process management „„Business administration „„Information technology On the Masters programme, which lasts for four semesters, you can deepen your knowledge in two further specialist areas, choosing from the following: „„Logistics management „„Computational optimisation „„Automation „„Logistics systems engineering What can I expect after my studies? As an industrial logistician with a powerful com-


What skills and interests do I need? How do goods, information or energy move around the world? What makes a perfect production process in a business? How does an online retailer manage to deliver goods within 24 hours? To achieve success in this field of study, you must be interested in business administration and technical processes, but also have an interest in the field of communication and information technology. As a future industrial logistician, you should be happy to work on projects as a team.

Available Degrees: BSc (210 ECTS), Dipl.-Ing./MSc (120 ECTS), Dr.mont./PhD (180 ECTS)TS) Focus: Logistics systems engineering, logistics management, production planning and control, process and complexity management, optimisation of logistics systems Course Director: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Helmut Zsifkovits, Tel.: +43 (0)3842/402-6021

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Industrial Environmental Protection & Process Enginee Kr端ttgen

This course has a multifaceted and comprehensive approach to educating engineers for diverse and interdisciplinary tasks. Environmental engineers are responsible for environmentally compatible technology and provide expert advice in all questions related to environmental technology.


he effects of human activity on nature and the environment are becoming increasingly evident. On an almost daily basis, we face media reports of industrial accidents with dramatic consequences. Although major catastrophes remain an exception, the production of everyday products is always linked to ecological consequences, making the work of engineers and technicians essential, as they aim to keep the side effects of industrial activities as minor as possible. Studying Industrial Environmental Protection and Process Engineering equips you with the foundations for finding solutions for environmentally compatible and cost efficient production methods. What skills and interests do I need? You should have an interest in natural and technical processes, be curious about how things work, and be passionate about solving environmental challenges. Moreover, you should be able to apply your in-depth knowledge across the disciplines. If you also possess over creative problem-solving skills and a certain technical aptitude, then you have what it takes to study Industrial Environmental Protection and Process Engineering. What can I expect during my studies? A waste manager or process engineer applies knowledge from other disciplines on a daily basis. These include chemistry, mechanical engineering, maths, laboratory analysis, environmental law, toxicology, business administration, and computer simulation. You will become acquainted with most of these disciplines throughout your Bachelors degree. Your Masters degree gives you the opportunity of building and expanding your knowledge and specialising in either process engineering or waste management. A process engineer focuses on plant construction for treating pollutants, emissions, sewage and waste that form during industrial production. Therefore, manufacturing processes and the effects of emissions as a by-product are studied in depth. The appropriate disposal and recycling of residues and waste are the main concerns waste managers face. Products can become part of a cycle. If, for example, by-product or waste emissions can be used in

the manufacturing process of another product. Or, if waste-management is practiced at the stage of product design. What can I expect after my studies? Environmental technology plays a key role in almost all industrial branches, meaning that you can work in all kinds of industries. Example could be the paper-, cement-, petroleum-, food-, iron and steel industry, power plants or environmental technology itself (sewage and exhaust fume treatment, renewable energies, raw materials, consulting, environmental authorities, etc.). Due to the broad spectrum of disciplines covered over the course of your studies, you have the advantage of choosing the industry in which you wish to have a career in.



Available Degrees: BSc (210 ECTS), Dipl.-Ing./MSc (120 ECTS), Dr.mont./PhD (180 ECTS) Focus: Process engineering, supply and disposal technology, environmental engineering, recycling, waste processing technology Course Director: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. Markus Lehner Tel.: +43 (0)3842/402-5000

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Recycling Technology

To preserve the environment and to secure the supply ofraw materials, recycling is the discipline of the future. Waste, recyclable materials and scrap (cars, electronics, etc.) must become valuable secondary raw-materials in order to guarantee sustainable production methods and a competitive market in the future.


he amount of residual material and secondary raw-materials is increasing around the world. Therefore, waste management is an industry which is subject to constant change. Waste, recyclable materials and scrap (cars, electronics, etc.) must develop to become valuable secondary raw-materials in the future. Hence, recycling is becoming increasingly important, beginning at the stage of product design, production, reposition, processing and energetic re-utilisation. Worldwide recycling-networks- and centres reflect the global dimension of this development. There is a great demand for recycling engineers with in-depth knowledge.

Due to the interdisciplinary qualities of the course, recycling engineers have excellent career prospects. After completing the course, your career might be in any of these fields: „„Disposal- and collection logistics „„Material and energetic use of secondary materials (metals, polymers, construction materials, glass, paper, etc.) and the respective plant engineering methods „„Recycling in the metal and polymer producing and processing industry „„Legal aspects of product development „„Consulting

What can I expect during my studies? The bachelor’s degree Recycling equips you with the basics of a technical degree and concentrates on topics including waste management, process technology, metal and polymer recycling and the foundations of materials technology. Additionally, economic factors and legal frameworks also play an important role. The MSc Recycling extends the knowledge you acquired during your Bachelors degree. Focusing on "Landfill- und Urban-Mining“, processing secondary resources, metal recycling and recycling-adequate product-design. Business-orientated courses provide you with the necessary knowledge in management, in addition to a variety of courses designed to broaden your knowledge of recycling’s legal aspects. What can I expect after my studies? There is already a growing market, and demand, for recycling. The degree provides you with all the disciplines required to solve problems around the topic.


What skills and interests do I need? Recycling covers a product’s entire life-cycle, making a holistic way of thinking and interest in technical processes considerable advantages. Throughout the course you will learn to combine and interlink recycling processes with various other disciplines. Besides technical and economic competences, this requires a systematic way of thinking and excellent communication skills. Yesterday’s waste makes up today’s valuable raw materials­­– a discipline with enormous potential.

Available degrees: BSc (210 ECTS), Dipl.-Ing./MSc (120 ECTS), Dr.mont./PhD (180 ECTS) Focus: Raw materials and metal recycling, waste technology and waste management, physical metallurgy, materials science of polymers, waste legislation Course Director: Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Helmut Antrekowitsch Tel.: +43 (0)3842/402-5201

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Campus Life & Services

Montanuniversität Leoben offers a wide variety of services, further education opportunities and clubs in order to provide its students with a comprehensive education and university experience.

University Library The University Library includes the Main Library, a number of technical libraries and the collections at the different organisational units. The entire collection of the University Library comprises 265,000 books. The library staff supports students in matters of literature search and how to use the library’s facilities. Using the library and loaning books is free of charge. Cafeteria At the cafeteria, students may enjoy a great selection of meals at affordable prices or just have a chat with fellow students over a cup of coffee in the modern Archduke Johann Building. The meal plan can be downloaded at University Sports Institute Leoben (USI) As a balance to academic life, the USI Leoben offers a wide range of sports courses and training for small membership fees. For first-year students, it is a great way to try out new sports and meet fellow students at the same time.

your competitiveness when entering the labour market, and is a wonderful personal enrichment. MIRO – Montanuniversität International Relations Office supports and counsels all students who embark on their studies abroad (EU-countries) (third countries) Centre for Languages, Education and Culture Besides their technical training, students are encouraged to acquire foreign languages and to take advantage of the wide range of classes offered by the Centre for Languages, Education and Culture. The comprehensive offer is rounded off by cultural events and classes in the field of social competences. Alumni Club Leoben alumni like to stay in close contact with their alma mater. Being part of the Alumni Club provides advantages such as staying in touch with former fellow students, building a strong professional network. and taking part in a number of events.

Studying abroad and Internationality Montanuniversität has a large number of agreements with partner universities worldwide, allowing students to study abroad for one or two semesters. Studying abroad is not only a great opportunity to acquire a foreign language, but above all promotes cultural understanding, flexibility, increases

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Bachelors and Masters Courses at Montanuniversität Leoben

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Bachelors and Masters Courses at Montanuniversität Leoben