Department of Building, Energy & Society

Energy, Mobility and Environmental Management



Do I meet the admission requirements?

German is the language of instruction. Knowledge of the German language is thus an essential prerequisite (at least Level B2).

Qualification for university entrance

You can apply for a programme at FH JOANNEUM if you have completed

  • a secondary academic school or a college for higher vocational education,
  • a vocational matriculation exam or
  • an apprenticeship diploma plus upper secondary certificate

If you have completed a technical college (HTL) with a focus on electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, IT or similar you may have several courses credited in the first or second semester.

If you have any questions please contact our office:
T: +43 (0)3862 33600 – 8320

You have no university entrance qualification

If you have no secondary school leaving or vocational matriculation certificate you need

  • a university entrance qualification exam or
  • a relevant professional qualification plus additional exams

You need to provide evidence that you have passed the relevant exams until the start of studies.

Qualification course for university entrance

A university entrance qualification exam always consists of five modules.

A university entrance qualification entitling students to study for a degree within the Engineering, Natural Sciences or Social and Economic Sciences groups of studies will be fully recognised for the programme in Energy, Mobility and Environmental Management.


Qualification courses for university entrance are offered, for example, by the University of Graz, Graz University of Technology as well as by other universities and educational institutions.

Relevant professional qualifications plus additional examinations

Relevant professional qualifications include

  • a completed apprenticeship (e.g. electronics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering information technology, etc.) or
  • completion of a secondary vocational school (e.g. chemistry, electronics, mechanical engineering, automation engineering, information technology, etc.)

You must complete the following subjects

  • Essay on a general topic (German),
  • Mathematics 2 and
  • Modern Foreign Language

You can take these examinations as part of the qualification course for university entrance at FH JOANNEUM. The two-semester course is organised on a part-time basis and is free of charge. If your place is confirmed you may also take specific additional exams at FH JOANNEUM.

, which you may take as part of the qualification course for university entrance

You are not an Austrian citizen?

You'll need to meet certain requirements. For more information please go to International Applicants.