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PART-TIME DEGREE PROGRAM IN GERMAN

MASTER’S

Environmental Management and Ecotoxicology
Technisches Umweltmanagement und Ökotoxikologie

FACHHOCHSCHULE

TECHNIKUM WIEN
> Technology is ecological.

Environmental Management and Ecotoxicology

Technology That Preserves the Living Space
Economic growth is determined in large part by factors such as competitiveness and quality of location. When these factors are defined as goals, however, they carry with them risks for the environment, because achieving them usually involves the increased consumption of resources, higher production output and larger volumes of waste, and the use of hazardous materials and technologies that harm the environment. More and more companies from a wide range of industries are recognizing these risks and their responsibilities, and are utilizing the opportunities that arise from implementing environmental engineering and management systems and ecotoxicological methods. Graduates of the Environmental Management and Ecotoxicology degree program have the skills and knowledge necessary to combine technical, economic, scientific and legal aspects in order to develop sustainable solutions. The degree program offers two specializations: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Management. The Ecotoxicology specialization keeps pace with the growing significance of this field by providing specialized knowledge about the effects of materials on all biological levels of the eco-system. Graduates are capable of identifying potential hazards for the environment and integrating appropriate risk assessments into workflows and production processes. Environmental engineering managers who complete the Environmental Management specialization can use their comprehensive knowledge to promote the use of alternative technologies in environmental management systems and in this way make an important contribution to ensuring that companies do business in a more environmentally friendly and at the same time more economical way.

FACTS & FIGURES

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Organizational structure: part-time degree program Academic degree: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc) Annual intake: 30 Program duration: three semesters Number of semester periods per week: 20 Start of program: winter semester (September) On-campus phases: Tue and Fri evenings, Sat mornings Master’s thesis in the third semester Language of instruction: German

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Bachelors degree or equivalent degree in a related field of study amounting to at least 180 ECTS credits from an accredited postsecondary educational institution located in Austria or abroad.

APPLICATION Applications can be submitted at any time online at www.technikum-wien.at. For additional information on admissions procedures and application deadlines for the upcoming academic year, please contact our administrative assistant.

COURSE CONTENTS

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Engineering (metrology and environmental technology, recycling and automation engineering, propagation calculation, ecotoxicological methods, life cycle management, reutilization as environmental technology)

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Natural sciences (environmental chemistry, general chemistry, ecology, ecotoxicology, exposure assessment) Soft skills (mediation, conflict management and media training) Management (environmental management, sustainable business practices, CSR reports, organization theory, project and risk management, waste management) Law (environmental law and standards, regulatory ecotoxicology – REACH, procedural law and dealing with public authorities)

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JOB & CAREER

Environmental engineering managers recognize the strengths and weaknesses of operational and organizational processes and take appropriate measures to make improvements. They help to link the internal and external components involved and make an important contribution to creating overall economic and ecological benefits in their role as cross-disciplinary experts. They work in the public and private sectors – for example, they
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control, monitor and test emissions at manufacturing plants, analyze safety requirements in the automotive industry, manage the implementation of new technologies in the recycling sector (waste, waste oil, waste water, refuse depots), manage, organize and coordinate processes related to the environment in the mineral oil industry, monitor and control environmental requirements in the manufacturing of biocides, pesticides and medications, initiate mediation proceedings for manufacturers of industrial chemicals and chemical products, assess and reduce the negative effects on the environment and health in the paper manufacturing industry, prepare CSR reports and ecotoxicological assessments for food manufacturers, work as external service providers in all of the industries mentioned above consulting companies that are subject to disposal obligations, prepare effect and exposure assessments of medications, industrial chemicals, pesticides and biocides, or conduct toxicological lab analyses.

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MSc

CURRICULUM

Courses 1st semester Metrology and Research and its Application in Automation Technology (incl. lab) Introduction to Environmental Management Waste Management Elective Module 1 Environmental Chemistry General Chemistry Ecology Environmental Law and Standards Sustainable Business Practices Total Courses 2nd semester Specific Application of Metrology and Environmental Technology Specific Environmental Chemistry Reutilization Propagation Calculation Excursion Elective Module 2 Mediation, Conflict Management and Participation in the Environmental Sector Media Training Organization Theory and Nonprofit Organizations Project and Risk Management Total Courses 3rd semester Procedural Law and Dealing with Public Authorities Seminar for Master’s Thesis Master’s Thesis Total
Elective modules Environmental Management Courses 1st semester Environmental Economics Excursion Waste Management Industry and Circular Economy EBC*L – European Business Competence* Licence Courses 2nd semester Recycling and Automation Engineering Life Cycle Management Environmental Management Project Environmental Management SP/W 2 1 2 1 SP/W 1 2 3 3 ECTS credits 3 1 3 2 ECTS credits 1.5 3 6 4.5

SP/W 3 1 1 6 2 1 3 2 1 20 SP/W 2 1 2 1 1 9 1 1 1 1 20 SP/W 1 2 – 3
Elective modules Ecotoxicology Courses 1st semester Aquatic Ecotoxicology Lab Aquatic Ecotoxicology Selected Topics of Ecotoxicology Courses 2nd semester

ECTS credits 4.5 1.5 1.5 9 3 1.5 4.5 3 1.5 30 ECTS credits 2.5 1.5 3 1.5 1 15 1.5 1 1.5 1.5 30 ECTS credits 1 5 24 30

SP/W 3 2 1 SP/W 4 1 2 1 1

Terrestrial Ecotoxicology (incl. lab) Regulatory Ecotoxicology – REACH Endocrinal Substances – Endocrine Disrupters (incl. lab) Current Topics of Ecotoxicology Excursion

ECTS credits 4.5 3 1.5 ECTS credits 6 2 3 2 2

ECTS credits SP/W

Credits according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (student workload required for each course for one semester) Semester periods per week

MODULES

ECTS credits 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

1st semester

2nd semester Environmental Mediation
Mediation, Conflict Management and Participation in the Environmental Sector Media Training

3rd semester

Fundamentals of Natural Science
Environmental Chemistry General Chemistry Ecology

Management
Organization Theory and Nonprofit Organizations Project and Risk Management

Environmental Technology and Chemistry
Specific Application of Metrology and Environmental Technology

Economics and Law
Environmental Law and Standards Sustainable Business Practices

Specific Environmental Chemistry Reutilization Propagation Calculation Excursion

Master’s Thesis
Seminar for Master’s Thesis

Fundamentals of Metrology
Metrology and Research and its Application in Automation Technology

Master’s Thesis

Waste and Environmental Management
Introduction to Environmental Management Waste Management

Elective Module 2 Environmental Management or Ecotoxicology

Elective Module 1 Environmental Management or Ecotoxicology

and Dealing with Public Authorities

Procedural Law

Technical courses

Non-technical courses

Master’s thesis

UAS Technikum Wien

CONTACT

MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM Environmental Management and Ecotoxicology

University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien With over 5,000 alumni and more than 2,700

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students currently enrolled in its 11 bachelor’s and 17 master’s degree programs, UAS Technikum Wien is the largest purely technical university of applied sciences in Austria. All of the diverse bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are based on a solid theoretical foundation, while also being practice-oriented. They are offered as full-time, part-time and/or distance study degree programs. At UAS Technikum Wien, emphasis is placed not only on providing a high-quality technical education, but also on language training and subjects with a focus on business and personal development. Close ties with business and industry give students and graduates excellent career opportunities. UAS Technikum Wien was founded in 1994 and became Vienna’s first university of applied sciences in 2000. It is a network partner of the Association of the Austrian Electrical and

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