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Bachelor's Degree Programme Smart automation

The interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree programme Smart Automation addresses the consistent demand for highly-qualified engineers head-on – even in times of economic uncertainty. We equip you with the skills to thrive in diverse fields, shaping you into a versatile technical expert. After graduation, you are not only sought after by large industrial enterprises but also by smaller, innovative companies with advanced, specialized products. Embrace the future with our bachelor’s degree programme, where you’ll become an agent of technological innovation.


Careers in Smart Automation

With our bachelor’s degree programme in Smart Automation, you’ll be prepared to excel in various dynamic career avenues. These include product and application development, involving calculations, planning, and manufacturing. You can also enter into system integration and start-up, encompassing both hardware and software aspects, along with programming expertise. For those interested in process optimization, our program offers in-depth training in control engineering. Additionally, you can specialize in instrumentation, gaining skills in data acquisition, preparation, transmission, management, analysis and visualization. Explore testing technology, where you’ll engage in simulation, analysis, and synthesis techniques to enhance product quality. There are also opportunities in testing and quality management, which involve maintenance, service, and repair. If you’re inclined towards technical product management and sales, our program equips you with the necessary knowledge and skills. Lastly, you can venture into production, where you’ll be involved in planning, control, management, and logistics to drive efficiency and success in this dynamic field.


Focus bachelor's programme in Smart Automation

Our comprehensive curriculum covers a spectrum of subjects, including physics, statistics, data analysis, and human-machine interaction, among others. In addition, elective modules will allow you to delve deeper into specialized areas like IT, electronics, and automation technologies. Our program emphasizes core domains such as 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. Prepare to shape the future by mastering cutting-edge technologies in Smart Automation.

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.

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.




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

study operation

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


Costs: 363,36
Per semester. Plus Austrian National Union of Students’ contribution (currently 24,70 €) for EU and EEA nationals

Citizens from other countries:
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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
  • 02Submission of further application documents
  • 03Admission interview with the committee

Application deadline: Deadlines & Dates (EU and EEA nationals):
Deadlines & Dates for international applications:


 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 B2 according to the CEFR

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 registrating to 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.


In addition to the online application, we ask you to complete the required application documents online as soon as possible. After reviewing the submitted documents, you will be contacted by us regarding the next steps.


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.
Exciting insights full of diversity and excellence

The FINAL theses of our graduates

Discover the impressive diversity and outstanding achievements of our graduates! Every year, all master’s and bachelor’s theses are collected in a brochure and presented during the annual Innovation of Automation event in March. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of research and innovation, driven by our talented students.

Bachelor's Degree in Smart Automation

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