Fulltime – work-friendly
Bachelor Degree Programme in Smart Automation

Smart Studies – study smart

The relevance of automation technology in everyday life is well-known. Digitalisation forms the basis of everything, not only in industry, but also in private life.The Bachelor Degree Programme in Smart Automation is focussed on these topics known by the umbrella term “Industry 4.0”. Industry 4.0 encompasses the digitalisation of internal and external company value chains as well as product and service offerings and entire business models, all of which are thus revolutionised by it. Furthermore, individual customer requirements are to be realised with serially produced products, optimised decisions are to be made in flexible business and engineering processes, and resource productivity and efficiency are to be increased.

The degree programme at a glance:




Ideal for school graduates with or without previous work experience who wish to have the opportunity to step into the professional world while studying.


Full-time/work-friendly: 17 weeks/semester
Generally Mondays to Wednesdays
Programme starts: Mid-September


Bachelor of Science in Engineering, BSc

(Technical experts and managers from the industry) support students as mentors.

Approved study places


Tuition fee: 363,36
Per semester. Plus Austrian National Union of Students’ contribution (currently 20,70 €) for EU and EEA nationals

Citizens from other countries - please visit our website www.en.campus02.at/tuition-fees/



Students gain specialist knowledge in the fields of IT, electronics and the core areas of automation technology and thereby enable their digitalisation. The studies are completed with skills relating to economics and soft skills.


The Degree Programmes in Automation Technology began as early as 1996 with one of the first degree programmes to be held at CAMPUS 02. Hence, they offer a wide and varied network of companies who support the course with a focus on practical application and enable us to be on the cutting edge of technology.

Application process

  • 01Online Application
  • 02Admission Test
  • 03Submission of further documents
  • 04Personal interview conducted by an admission committee

Application deadline: WT 2022/23 Phase 1: 31 March 2022

Admission criteria

 School-leaving certificate (Matura, A-Levels, maturity diploma, etc.)

or University entrance qualification exam

or a specialised professional qualification (apprenticeship, etc.) and additional
examination by CAMPUS 02

English language skills of at least level B1/B2 according to the CEFR

Further Information

Birgit Fuchs

CAMPUS 02 University of Applied Sciences
Degree Programme in Automation Technology
Körblergasse 126, 8010 Graz, Austria

The Path to Your Programme

WT 2022/23 Application Deadline Phase 1: 31 March 2022



Admission Criteria



Online Application

The path to your programme starts with registration and application in our application system.

Application Test

During the online application you can choose your preferred application test date. The aim of the exam is to give you the opportunity to prove yourself and your skills. This test is therefore an integral part of the application process.

BA Application Test

During the online application you can choose your preferred Bachelor application test date. The aim of the exam is to give you the opportunity to prove yourself and your skills. This test is therefore an integral part of the application process.


Personal Interview

The last step towards your programme is the personal interview conducted by the board of examiners. The interview gives you the chance to prove yourself and your skills face-to-face.

Focus the future

Smart Automation is primarily focussed on the automation of technical processes and includes smart products and organisational processes. The fields of activity are correspondingly diverse with a particular focus on activities such as planning, development and implementation in the technical surrounding. These activities cover the spectrum from the product and service development to production, maintenance and service.

Fit for the future

A sound knowledge of automation technology provides the foundation for you to specialise in one of the areas product, production or process. In these core areas, you will work on theoretical examples which you will then implement as laboratory and programming exercises. The Degree Programme is held in English and is therefore best-placed for work in an international context.

Form the future

The Degree Programme Smart Automation helps you to shape the future by implementing technical solutions. The possibility of integrating professional experience in this work-friendly, fulltime Degree Programme was an essential aspect in the design of the curriculum and the organisation of study time.
Theory meets practice — an advantage that opens up job opportunities in highly specialised career areas.
Find out more now about our benefits such as HoliTech, Role Models Engineering, summer jobs for pupils and bridging courses.

Semester: 01 02 03 04 05 06


1. Semester
2. Semester
3. Semester
4. Semester
5. Semester
6. Semester
Basic Analysis
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering and Circuits
Smart Automation Introduction
Software Development
Time and Conflict Management
Electrical Design and Signals
Electrical Measurement and Laboratory
Mechanical Engineering Basics
PLC and Network Technology
Statstics and Data Analysis
Time and Conflict Management
Communication, Problem and Project Management
Electrical Machines
Embedded Systems
Measurement Sensors
Mechanical Design and Fluid Technology
Mobile and Database Solutions
Transformations and System Analysis
Communication, Problem and Project Management
Cyber Physical Systems
Elective Project 1
Human-Machine Interaction
Robotics, Security and Safety
Systems and Control Engineering
Bachelor's Thesis 1
Control Engineering Advanced
Elective Project 2
Product/Production/Process Lecture
Product/Production/Process Seminar
Scientific and Business Aspects
Bachelor's Exam
Bachelor's Thesis 2
Scientific and Business Aspects
30 Credits
30 Credits
30 Credits
30 Credits
30 Credits
30 Credits
180 Credits

For more information, please click on the course unit in the timetable.

Women's Tech Power International Research & Development


Students select one out of three compulsory elective course units: product, production or process and handle this topic for one semester.
This individual selection promotes an individualized qualification with respect to the personal interests and occupational requirements of the students.

In the product course unit students gain knowledge on the product development process. By using a guiding example product through the whole lifecycle, students are able to explain, evaluate and conduct requirements analysis, product development, manufacturing and programming, testing and gaining approval.

In the production course unit the students gain knowledge on standard and advanced manufacturing technologies and machines according to DIN 8580 for industrial use. Furthermore, the students are able to discuss about metrology, parts quality and use the knowledge for production-oriented design. The students also gain knowledge in the field of additive manufacturing and the virtual factory.

The process course unit deals with all kinds of material handling, from gases, liquids and solids to parts and products, ranging from simple pipes to complex supply chains. The students are able to conduct process engineering and design logistic systems.

Personal development

Personal skills are developed over the semesters with courses such as Time and Conflict Management, Rhetoric and Presentation Techniques and Problem Solving Methods. In addition, time management is required when completing the degree programme, teamwork is promoted in the laboratory exercises and projects, and presentations are included in various courses. By dividing groups, it is not only possible to cater to the needs of the students, but also different characters meet, which goes hand in hand with the further development of personal skills.

Work placement

The work placement allows students to deepen and consolidate the content learned during their studies, to critically reflect the theory with the company’s reality, and to expand their skills to apply knowledge. The work placement is assigned to the 6th semester of the curriculum and is scheduled for at least 15 weeks. A work placement seminar supports and accompanies students during their work placement.

The collectivity of all experiences from the relevant professional activity and the specific discourse as well as the production of cross-connections between studies and the profession are characterized by an internship. The identification and evaluation of interrelationships as well as reports on experiences from the internship are an obligation for the students.

Starting easy

Not only the fact that this full-time study is possible in a work-friendly manner, but also the continuous introduction to professional practice has been reflected in the design of the curriculum and the organisation of time.

For this reason, attendance-based teaching is generally concentrated on three weekdays. We also offer excellent possibilities to do a work placement: you may either use our own laboratory infrastructure for a technical internship or the network of the platform automation technology Styria with over 80 members can be approached. This gives our students a de facto internship guarantee.

If you need any further information, please contact us at our onsite or online information events.

Do you want to immerse into the professional profile without much prior knowledge? Then attend our one-week technical summer school “HoliTech”, in which, amongst others, technical-physical experiments are carried out interactively in subject areas that shape the professional profile.



Today, the shortage of highly-qualified engineers is still an issue, particularly in Austria. Through the interdisciplinary approach of CAMPUS 02’s Degree Programme in Smart Automation students are trained to be able to work in a variety of fields, making them technical generalists. The Degree Programme’s output has also kept the market demand for versatile automation technologists stable for years, regardless of crises in individual economic areas. The elective modules of the Degree Programme offer the chance to work in specialised fields. Not only are graduates wanted for large industrial businesses, but also for many small/middle-sized companies with specialised and highly technologically mature products.


Areas of Activity:

  • Product and application development (calculation, planning, manufacturing)
  • System integration and start up (hardware, software, programming)
  • Process optimisation (control engineering)
  • Instrumentation (acquisition, preparation, transmission, management, analysis, visualisation of data)
  • Testing technology (simulation, analysis and synthesis)
  • Testing and quality management (maintenance, service and repair)
  • Technical product management and sales
  • Production (planning, control, management, logistics)

Views & Voices

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"There are many Austrian companies that not only have a global presence, but also execute the majority of their projects outside of Austria, particularly in the field of automation technology. These companies contributed to the development of the curriculum. The message to those of you who are interested in this course is thus “This degree programme has been requested by and designed with industry.”
Udo Traussnigg
Head of Degree Programmes in Automation Technology


Head of Degree Programme

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Udo Traussnigg
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Dieter Lutzmayr

FH-Prof. DI Dr. techn. Udo Traussnigg


Koordinator Fachbereich Fremdsprache & Persönlichkeit Koordinator Fachbereich Naturwissenschaften Koordinator Fachbereich Automatisierungstechnik

FH-Prof. DI Dieter Lutzmayr

Stv. Studiengangsleitung

Lecturers & Research Scientists: Full-Time

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Christian Gasser
Stefan Hausegger
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Gernot Hofer
Gregor Kandare
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Dieter Lutzmayr
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Manfred Pauritsch

DI Dr. techn. Christian Gasser

Lehre und Forschung

Koordinator Fachbereich Maschinenbau

Mag. Dr. Stefan Hausegger

Assistent*in Forschung & Lehre

DI (FH) Gernot Hofer

Lehre und Forschung

dr. Gregor Kandare

Lehre und Forschung

FH-Prof. DI Dieter Lutzmayr

Lehre und Forschung

Koordinator Fachbereich Informatik Koordinator F&E

FH-Prof. DI Dr. techn. Manfred Pauritsch

Lehre und Forschung

Koordinator Fachbereich Elektrotechnik  

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Matthias Primas
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Ioan Turcin

Matthias Primas, BSc, MSc

Assistent*in Forschung & Lehre

DI (FH) Ioan Turcin

Assistent*in Forschung & Lehre

Koordinator Internationalisierung

Lecturers & Research Scientists: Part-Time

Nebenberufliche Lehrende

Nebenberufliche Lehrende

Lehre und Forschung

  • Mag. Gernot Augustin
  • DI Dr. techn. Johann Bacher
  • Mag. Martin Battig
  • DI Franz Blasge
  • Mag. Barbara Böttger
  • Mag. Gert Breitfuß
  • DI (FH) DI Andreas Christandl
  • DI Dr. techn. Jörg Edler
  • DI (FH) Karl Eibisberger
  • Ass.-Prof. DI Dr. techn. Bernd Eichberger
  • DI Franz Fasch, BSc
  • DI Markus Fasch, BSc
  • DI Peter Freigassner, BSc
  • DI Johannes Fritz, BSc
  • DI Michael Gadler
  • DI Dr. techn. Bertram Gangl
  • DI Michael Ganzera
  • DI (FH) Dr. Bernhard Giptner
  • DI Michael Gödl
  • Mag. Roswitha Gschweitl
  • DI Robert Hammer
  • DI Karl Hartinger
  • DI Christian Hillebrand
  • DI (FH) Gernot Hofer
  • Mag. Dr. techn. Adolf Hofmeister
  • Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Florian Hollomey
  • Monika Hörmann
  • DI Gerd Hribernig
  • DI Dr. techn. Josef Humer
  • DI Gabriele Imrich-Schwarz
  • DI Jutta Isopp
  • DI Thomas Janics
  • DI Christian Katschnig
  • Mag. Andreas Kebler
  • DI Markus Kleinhappl
  • Mag. Alexandra Kollmitzer
  • DI (FH) Wolfgang Koren
  • DI (FH) Peter Kriegl
  • DI Johannes Kuchler
  • DI Andreas Leitner
  • DI Dr. Jörg Lesnik
  • Mag. Melissa Maitz
  • DI Dr. Sepp Masswohl
  • DI Karl Mohr
  • DI Michael Mörtl
  • Ph.D. Nenad Muskinja
  • DI Dr. Georg Ofner
  • Dr. Franz Pampel
  • DI Dr. Paul Pfleger
  • DI Peter Priller
  • DI (FH) Gerhard Rehn
  • Mag. Markus Reiter
  • DI (FH) Vinzenz Sattinger
  • DI (FH) Gerhard Schalk
  • DI Erhard Semlitsch
  • DI (FH) Sandra Slavinec
  • Mag. Bernd Steiner
  • DI Dr. Andrej Stermecki
  • Mag. Philipp Stummer
  • Mag. Markus Trofaier
  • Dieter Tschermernig
  • DI, BSc. Petra Weber
  • Mag. DI Dr. Roland Winkler
  • Dipl.-Ing. Helmut Wurm
  • Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. techn. Bernhard Zagar


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Birgit Fuchs
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Kerstin Oberer
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Heidi Schlener
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Michaela Widmoser
Foto von AT Maskottchen Roboter
A2T2 Maskottchen

Birgit Fuchs

Office Manager*in

Koordinatorin Studienberatung und Akquise
Koordinatorin Marketing & PR
Koordinatorin Aufnahmeverfahren BAC/MAS
Koordinatorin Abwicklung von Diplomarbeiten und Diplomprüfungen
Koordinatorin F&E-Projekt Controlling

Kerstin Oberer

Office Manager*in

Koordinatorin Studienbetrieb BAC/MAS Koordinatorin LektorInnen

Mag. Heidi Schlener

Office Manager*in

Koordinatorin Zeiterfassung Studierende, Sponsion (BAC/MAS), Lehrveranstaltungsplanung

Michaela Widmoser

Office Manager*in

Koordinatorin Marketing & PR
Koordinatorin Aufnahmeverfahren BAC/MAS
Koordinatorin Abwicklung von Diplomarbeiten und Diplomprüfungen
Koordinatorin F&E-Projekt Controlling

A2T2 Maskottchen

Project Assistants

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Paul Färber
Haris Mesic
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Florian Stangl
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Thomas Thiebet

Paul Färber

Studien- und Projektassistent*in

Haris Mesic

Studien- und Projektassistent*in

Florian Stangl

Studien- und Projektassistent*in

Thomas Thiebet

Studien- und Projektassistent*in


Christoph Prattes
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Verena Vescoli
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Ralf Parfuss
Porträtfoto von Gerhard Schiefer
Gerhard Schiefer
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Markus Skof
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Stefan Rohringer

Ing. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Christoph Prattes


Vorstandsmitglied, COO PANKL RACING SYSTEMS AG Bachelorstudium Jahrgang 2021


Verena Vescoli


Senior Vice President
Head of Research and Development Department
ams AG
Bachelorstudium Jahrgang 2020

Ralf Parfuss


T-matix Holding
Bachelorstudium Jahrgang 2019

Gerhard Schiefer


Vice President Global Andritz Automation
Head of Electrical and Automation Department
Bachelorstudium Jahrgang 2018
Masterstudium Jahrgang 2021


Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. (FH) Markus Skof



Jungheinrich Systemlösungen GmbH

Bachelorstudium Jahrgang 2017
Masterstudium Jahrgang 2020

DI Stefan Rohringer, MSc


Vice President

Infineon Technologies Austria AG

Bachelorstudium Jahrgang 2016

Masterstudium Jahrgang 2019

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Ralf Dunkel
Michael Engel
Walter Koch
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Heimo Reicher
Stefan Hampel
Maximilian Seidel

DI Ralf Dunkel


General Manager Business Unit Painted Body

MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG

Bachelorstudium Jahrgang 2015

Masterstudium Jahrgang 2018

Mag. Michael Engel


Geschäftsführer, XAL GmbH

Bachelorstudium Jahrgang 2014
Masterstudium Jahrgang 2017


DI Walter Koch


CEO/ Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter und Gründer von LOGICDATA Electronic & Software Entwicklungs GmbH

Bachelorstudium Jahrgang 2013
Masterstudium Jahrgang 2016

DI Heimo Reicher


Geschäftsführer, VESCON Systemtechnik GmbH

Bachelorstudium Jahrgang 2012
Masterstudium Jahrgang 2015

DI Stefan Hampel


Geschäftsführer, HAGE Sondermaschinenbau GmbH & Co KG

Bachelorstudium Jahrgang 2011
Masterstudium Jahrgang 2014

Dr. Maximilian Seidel


Geschäftsführer, SEIDEL Elektronik GmbH Nfg. KG

Bachelorstudium Jahrgang 2010
Masterstudium Jahrgang 2013

Porträtfoto von Buchmann
Rainer Buchmann
Dominik Brunner
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Andreas Gerstenmayer
Porträtfoto von Franz Mathi
Franz Mathi
Gilbert Frizberg
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Herbert Wernigg

DI Rainer Buchmann


Geschäftsführer, SSI Schäfer Peem GmbH

Bachelorstudium Jahrgang 2009
Masterstudium Jahrgang 2012

DI Dominik Brunner


Geschäftsführer, ELIN Motoren GmbH

Bachelorstudium Jahrgang 2008
Masterstudium Jahrgang 2011

DI Andreas Gerstenmayer


Vorstandsvorsitzender, AT&S
Bachelorstudium Jahrgang 2007
Masterstudium Jahrgang 2010

DI Franz Mathi


Geschäftsführer, Knapp Logistik Automation GmbH

Bachelorstudium Jahrgang 2006
Masterstudium Jahrgang 2009

Dr. Gilbert Frizberg


Geschäftsführer, Hereschwerke Holding GmbH

Bachelorstudium Jahrgang 2005
Masterstudium Jahrgang 2008

Ing. Herbert Wernigg


Managing Director, Dewetron GmbH

Diplomstudium Jahrgang 2004

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Herbert Ritter
Porträtfoto von Franz Struzl
Franz Strunzl
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Franz Salomon
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Bernd Gruhn

Ing. Herbert Ritter


Geschäftsführer, M&R Automation GmbH

Diplomstudium Jahrgang 2003

Dkfm. Franz Strunzl


Vorstandsmitglied, Villares Metals S.A.

Diplomstudium Jahrgang 2002

Ing. Franz Salomon


Geschäftsführer, Salomon Automation GmbH

Diplomstudium Jahrgang 2001

DI Bernd Gruhn


Geschäftsführer, FOCUS-on

Diplomstudium Jahrgang 2000


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