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Bachelor's Degree Programme Smart automation

The relevance of automation technology in everyday life is well-known. The bachelor’s degree programme in Smart Automation is focused on these topics known as “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.


Focus bachelor's programme in Smart Automation

The bachelor’s degree programme in Smart Automation helps you to shape the future by implementing technical solutions. You will study physics, statistics and data analysis, human-machine interaction and much more. Furthermore, you will choose an elective module during the 5th semester. You will gain specialist knowledge in the fields of IT, electronics and automation technologies.

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  • Electrical Engineering and Circuit Design, Electrical Measurement and Sensors, Electrical Machines
  • Computer science, Software development, PLC and Network Technology, Mobile and Database Solutions
  • Embedded and Cyber Physical Systems, Control Engineering, Robotics, Security and Safety

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 characterised by an internship. The identification and evaluation of interrelationships as well as reports on experiences from the internship are an obligation for the students.

Elective modules

During the 5th semester you have the opportunity to choose one of three elective modules: product, production or process. You will handle this topic for the rest of the semester. This individual selection promotes an individualised qualification with respect to the personal interests and occupational requirements of the students.

  • Product: The 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.
  • Production: 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 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.
  • Process: The 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.




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
Language of instruction: English


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 22,70 €) for EU and EEA nationals

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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: Hier geht es zu den Fristen.

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 (Austrian Matura) / B2 (language exam) according to the CEFR

Bachelor's Degree in Smart Automation

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Overview of semesters

Course Schedule

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

Your way to studying

Online Application

Your path to a degree programme begins with registration in our campus management system. If you have already studied or have completed your registeration earlier at our UAS, registration is no longer necessary and you can apply directly in C02online.

Bachelor Admission test

The application test offers you the opportunity to prove your suitability for the desired degree programme and is an important part of the admission procedure. After successful submission and the first check of your online application, you will receive an invitation to the test via e-mail.


After taking the entrance test, you have one week to complete your application by uploading missing documents online in the self-service area.


The admission interview with the commission is the last step on your way to the degree programme and gives you the chance to convince in a personal or virtual meeting.


Careers in Smart Automation

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.

  • 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)