Department of Engineering

Automotive Engineering

My Studies


Semester abroad

The Institute of Automotive Engineering sets great store by the international nature of its activities. Experience abroad is very important for personal development, both on an academic and also a professional level. It brings great benefits both for the students and for the Institute. Our students can complete a semester abroad in the third semester at one of our partner universities. They’ll be supervised by our international coordinators during their stay abroad.

Our students can also spend an internship in a foreign research institution or with a partner firm abroad. The application procedure includes a compulsory workshop on intercultural communication to prepare students for the intercultural world of work.

How does it work?

Students first select the classes they wish to attend at the partner university. This determines whether the semester content is covered at the host university or students will need to catch up on their return. The head of degree programme makes the necessary decisions. We assist our students with their preparations and support them during their time abroad.

Partner universities

Contact and help

Our International Coordinators will be happy to help you with any queries regarding the semester abroad: Adrian Millward-Sadler, BA (Hons), MA
T: +43 316 5453 8433

Annette Casey, BA
T: +43 316 5453 8423


Before embarking on your stay abroad, you can find out about the exact process, language offers and services available at FH JOANNEUM. Important details about the semester abroad can be found here. Interested in undertaking an internship abroad? Then you can find out all the information you need here.