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Student projects

The opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge is a key factor in the success of the Industrial Management programme. During your internship you will get an inside view of how a business actually runs, and the project in the sixth semester offers you the chance to advise an enterprise.

The projects adopt the model of elite American university MIT: real-world business problems, real business assignments, real contracts with students who work on the project in teams to come up with solutions under the supervision of specialists from the Institute. Over 300 such projects have been undertaken to date, for businesses ranging from A for Andritz, to V for voestalpine.

On the industrial research project our students work together with their colleagues from the Master’s degree programme in International Industrial Management on problems arising in industrial practice and/or research. Working on applied research projects, Bachelor’s and Master’s students cooperate with businesses to develop new concepts in areas such as logistics, procurement, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and financial controlling. At the same time, they also benefit from the transfer of know-how and resources in innovative development projects which are funded by industry. Full-time Bachelor’s students are employed by the degree programme and paid a salary for their work on the project. Thursday and Friday are reserved as project days.

Current student projects

Warehouse 4.0: What will the smart, efficient warehouse and demand centre of tomorrow look like?

The project Warehouse 4.0, run by the Institute of Industrial Management, studies and analyses trends and developments in stock management. A particular focus lies in the current research area of Industry 4.0 and its influence on warehouse management.

  • Duration: 1 semester
  • Semester: 6th semester, from March to May
  • Project manager / contact: DI (FH) Jörg Schweiger, MSc., DI (FH) Uwe Brunner

Data modelling – vertical integration

During the course of our internal project, the project team explores the topic of data modelling and vertical integration. Industry 4.0 places high demands on automation technology. It requires standardised and integrated networking of the ERP system right through to the sensor, in order to overcome the hierarchical view of the automation pyramid. This project aims to identify the data structures in order to construct a model of vertical integration, and to pinpoint current research and trends in data recording, archiving, aggregation, communication and analysis.

  • Duration: 1 semester
  • Semester: 6th semester, from March to May
  • Project manager / contact: DI Barbara Mayer

Tomorrow’s entrepreneurs – action plan for setting up a business

Ten years ago FH JOANNEUM Kapfenberg launched the start-up centre ZAT (Centre for Applied Technology) in cooperation with Montanuniversitaet Leoben. Focusing on academic spin-offs, the ZAT is designed to raise awareness of the subject of business start-ups amongst participating universities, and to make it easier for students, graduates and employees to actually set up their own company. Following successful start-up projects at the start of this cooperation, interest in setting up businesses has waned over recent years. In this project, our students generate ideas on how interest in new business start-ups can again be raised both at FH JOANNEUM Kapfenberg and its environment. These ideas form the basis for concrete measures.

  • Duration: 1 semester
  • Semester: 6th semester, from March to May
  • Project manager / contact: DI (FH) Magdalena Gabriel
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