Mechatronics – the combination of technologies

Mobility in change

ABS, ESP, climate control, automatic gearboxes, and electric windows are classic examples of mechatronic systems in automotive engineering that are considered standard equipment for modern vehicles. New forms of drives, assistance systems, security systems, development of autonomous cars, and other innovations need mechatronics.

New school-specific focus of training: BIONICS

 New school-specific focus of training: BIONICS

B I O N I K = B I O logie (biology) + Tech N I K (technology)

Bionics, the combination of biology and technology, means learning of and from nature since the best ideas and innovations have always originated from nature.

Automation moves …

In the field of production technology flexible and computer-controlled machine tools and production equipment enable that complicated components and devices to be built precisely and quickly. Production and logistical processes are more efficient because of robotics and flexible operating-systems. Mechatronics is the basis for Industry 4.0!

Modern manufacturing systems can’t be achieved without mechatronics.

 

Mechatronics – the daily companion

Many mechatronic devices and appliances are present in our everyday life: in entertainment electronics, in household appliances, in the automatic money transfer …

Department of Mechatronics

 

Mechatronics - technology for girls …

Precision mechanics, electronics, informatics … more and more girls find out that they are talented in these fields and come to us! Today graduates of mechatronics have very good career opportunities.

 

Mechatronic education at HTL1 Klagenfurt

  • Mechatronics "Automation – Robotics"
  • Mechatronics "GREEN Innovation MINT"
  • Mechatronics "Automation – Industry 4.0"

 

Department of Mechatronics:

  • Graduation with a matriculation and diploma examination (Matura) after five years of training
  • Title of “Engineer” after 3 years of practical work
  • authorisation to study at a university or a university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule)
  • studies from the HTL might be credited towards studies at some Fachhochschulen, resulting in shorther course of studies at the Fachhochschule

 

Potential of development after the HTL:

Mechatronic engineers are trained in three fields, namely mechanics, electronics and informatics. Students have a high level of expertise for those overlapping areas. For future jobs, such specialists will be needed in order to obtain holistic results. With a strong educational foundation in technology, graduates are predestined to have good job opportunities in high-tech fields. The exceptional education with focus on information technology is the basis for current jobs in Industry 4.0. Our graduates are able to take responsible operations or work in leading positions in the near future.

Possible career paths:

  • construction – planning – development
  • management of automated processes / robotics
  • production – responsibility over production plants
  • quality management
  • technical sales – technology – marketing
  • service – training, maintenance of complex systems

 

Contact

AV DI Peter Grengl


Prof. DI Peter GRENGL
, Head of Department
T: +43 463 31605 56
F: +43 463 31605 23
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"Progress alone is not an accomplishment.
It depends on the direction."
(Hermann Gmeiner)

 

Department of Mechatronics: Automation – Robotics (five-year programme)

Mechatronics – automation as your daily companion …

In our daily routine we use countless mechatronic devices including components of mechanics, electronics and informatics. These devices spare us constant manual operations and monitoring because they operate automatically from computers.

The automatic money transfer needs mechatronic components such as ticket machines, cash dispensers, etc.

These devices and components must be developed, constructed, built, and tested by mechatronics. Engineers must set up production in automated facilities and with robots.

Automation moves …

Mechatronics presents many solutions used to make today’s car comfortable and safe. New assistance and security systems are inventions for the future self-driving car. Through automation, driving should be supported and safety ensured.

Future developments in mobility are possible because of mechatronics.

Automation creates our products …

Production engineering uses flexible and computer-controlled machine tools and production plants to produce complicated components and devices more precisely and quickly. Robots, in combination with operating-handling systems, 3D printing and, new materials, make the production of complicated pieces and lightweight construction possible. Mechatronics is the basis for Industry 4.0!

Automated production can’t be achieved without mechatronics.

Possible career paths:

  • construction – planning – development
  • management of automated processes / robotics
  • production – responsibility over production plants
  • quality management
  • technical sales – technology – marketing
  • service – training, maintenance of complex systems

 

Department of Mechatronics

 

Timetable - Automation – Robotics

Mandatory internship: minimum eight weeks before starting the fifth year of the programme

Year of implementation: 2015

Lessons per semester:

Lessons per semester

Links for curriculum and further details:

 

"Always up to date with the latest trends in technology –
offering great career opportunities for the future."

 

Department of Mechatronics: GREEN Innovation (five-year programme)

Mechatronic-automation is our daily companion

We use numerous devices based on mechatronics every day. Automated computer operations reduce continual, manual operations and monitoring. In cars, in households, entertainments electronics, automatic money transfer…

All these devices and facilities, must be developed, constructed, built and tested by mechatronics. Engineers must set up production in automated facilities and with robots.

Automation creates our products …

In production engineering, numerical controlled machines and productions plants enable complicated components and devices to be produced precisely and quickly.

An automised production / Industry 4.0 is not achievable without mechatronics.

Eco-energy is an innovative solution for the future

Our graduates take vital skills learned in our cutting-edge workshops with them into the job market.

Mechatronics – Innovation develops our future

Innovation advances our society! In the field of mechatronic innovation students acquire skills which are important for the development of new products and production processes. We focus on:

  • Research and experimenting
  • Science and labs
  • Entrepreneurship & innovation

Training in these fields is essential for a career in development and research and for creative jobs …

New school-specific focus of training: BIONICS

New school-specific focus of training: BIONICS

B I O N I K = B I O logie (biology) + Tech N I K (technology)

Bionics, the combination of biology and technology, means learning of and from nature since the best ideas and innovations have always originated from nature.

This additional specialization within the education of mechatronics is regarded as a school-specific focus of training within the so-called "B"-sector of "Innovation" from the third year of education onwards. The theoretical lessons of this specific focus of training centre on basics of bionics, energy sources and environmental issues as well as specialized fields of bionics, whereas the practical lessons (workshop, laboratory lessons) aim at consolidating the theoretical knowledge of bionics in appropriate courses.

The following questions are dealt with ...

  • Why do not animals in wild nature freeze to death in winter?
  • What can nature teach us about thermal insulation?
  • How strong is the honeycomb structure of bees?
  • Where does the streamlined shape of the aerofoil wing originate from?
  • What could robots learn from insects?
  • How does the navigation system of bats work?
  • etc.

If you are interested in one of these issues or other issues of the world of nature and technology, just choose the special field of education "Mechatronics-Innovation-BIONICS" at our school!

 

Career opportunities:

  • planning – construction – prototype construction
  • product development – process development – automation production
  • project leadership in automation and robotics
  • management of automation processes
  • technical distribution – technology – training – maintenance of complex systems

 

Mechatronics – automation as your daily companion

 

Timetable - GREEN Innovation

Mandatory internship: minimum eight weeks before starting the fifth year of the programme

Year of implementation: 2015

Lessons per semester:

Lessons per semester

Links for curriculum and further details:

 

"Always up to date with the latest trends in technology –
offering great career opportunities for the future."

Department of Mechatronics: Automation – Industry 4.0 (five-year programme)

Mechatronics-automation as our daily companion …

We use mechatronic systems with components of mechanics, electronics and information technology in our everyday life. These devices work with automatic computer operations, which reduce manual operations and monitoring. For example money machines need mechatronic appliances, including ATMs, ticket machines, cash dispensers, etc.

These devices and components must be developed, constructed, built, and tested by mechatronics. Engineers must set up production in automated facilities and with robots.

Automation moves …

New assistance and security systems and autonomous driving are the future of mobility. The field of mechatronics, including information technology, can provide valuable skills to support these developments.

Mechatronics is necessary for the development of future mobility.

Automation creates our products …

Production engineering utilises flexible, computer-controlled machine tools and production plants. Through production engineering components and devices can be made precisely and quickly. Robots, in combination with flexible handling systems, 3D printing, and new materials make, the efficient production of intricate pieces and lightweight construction possible. Mobile robots and driverless transportation systems will become common place in factories. The internet is consulted for manufacturing control.

Automated production / Industry 4.0 is not possible without mechatronics.

Career opportunities:

  • construction – planning - development
  • management of automation processes / robotics
  • production – responsibility over production plants
  • quality management
  • technical distribution production – technology - marketing
  • service – training, maintenance of complex systems

 

Department of Mechatronics

 

Timetable - Automation – Industry 4.0

Mandatory internship: minimum eight weeks before starting the fifth year of the programme

Year of implementation: 2015

Lessons per semester:

Lessons per semester

Links for curriculum and further details:

 

"Always up to date with the latest trends in technology –
offering great career opportunities for the future."