Master's Degree in Management in Polymer Technology


Program Description

Master's Degree in Management in Polymer Technology

A Cutting Edge Program

Well-educated engineers and scientists are increasingly in demand to meet the challenges of industry and business head-on in the area of polymer technologies. The JKU is responding to this demand by creating an academic degree program designed to educate specialists in new high-tech fields of the future.

The Subject Area

Polymer technologies focus on the research and application of the physical, chemical and engineering properties of plastics. The goal is to develop certain plastics that will be needed for further use or production. In order to compete internationally, it is essential for the plastics industry to have access to well-educated polymer engineers who are familiar with cutting-edge technology, the construction of plastic components, and plastics processing procedures. The program is embedded in the framework of polymer technology studies at JKU and has been designed to keep in pace with the diverse demands of various job areas in plastics.

The Academic Degree Program of Study

Disciplines in polymer technologies, polymer chemistry, mechanical engineering, and mechatronics are the cornerstones that make up this new program of study in plastics engineering. Hands-on training enables contact with domestic and internationally active companies during studies. In addition to concentrated instruction in plastics, courses will be offered which will combine content in science and engineering. These combination courses are very sought-after. Modern engineering equipment at newly founded institutes and an innovative curriculum enable cutting-edge studies.

The Master's degree program in Management in Polymer Technology is an in-depth study that expands on material covered in the Bachelor's degree program in Polymer Engineering Technologies, Chemical Engineering, Information Technology, Mechatronics, Technical Mathematics and other equivalent areas of study.

In order to compete internationally, the Master's degree program "Management in Polymer Technology" will be offered in English only.

Potential Career Opportunities

Graduates of Management in Polymer Technology are in high demand and job prospects are excellent. Graduates are involved in areas that include the development and manufacturing of new plastic products and substances, such as the construction of new innovative plastic-manufacturing equipment. Career opportunities include research and development, application technology, manufacturing, management positions, civil engineering, packaging, and the aerospace industry as well as in the sporting goods, automotive and the electrical industry.

Program of Study: Master's Degree in "Management in Polymer Technology"

Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MSc or MSc (JKU))

Program Length: 4 Semesters

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

The JKU is an impulse center for science and the community and prides itself on a very distinguished international reputation. The university is the largest academic institution in the federal state o ... Read More

The JKU is an impulse center for science and the community and prides itself on a very distinguished international reputation. The university is the largest academic institution in the federal state of Upper Austria. The university’s core areas include the Social Sciences, Economics and Business, Law as well as Engineering and Natural Sciences. The Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences (SoWi) is the only faculty of its kind in Austria to offer an extensive range of academic programs in the areas of Social Sciences, Economics and Business Administration. The SoWi Faculty has developed its study programs in accordance with national and international guidelines and quality standards. The expanse of operations at the Faculty of Law (RE) extends beyond the national level. The program of excellence includes public, private and international corporate law. Due to a continual international exchange of law professors and students, the faculty’s expertise in addressing and solving legal problems is broadened by an added international focus. The various academic programs and courses offered at the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences (TNF) is distinguished by a wide range of international research and development collaborations and close cooperation with industry and business. The individual institutes focus on base-knowledge and application-oriented research as well as hands-on, practical experience along with progressive education. Welcome to the JKU and feel free to explore! Read less