- Department of Engineering
The Department of Engineering sees itself as a competence centre for technology and focuses on Mechatronics. The interdisciplinary knowledge is delivered on the one hand in a number of Bachelor and Master’s degree courses and on the other hand is in the form of research projects and services for companies which are both used and passed on.
- Focal Points
- Robotics, control engineering, image processing
- material testing
- 5-axial milling, dry processing, High Speed Cutting (HSC)
- tactile and optical digitalisation of free-form surfaces
- 3D-CAD, Finite Element Method (FEM) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
- Industrial electronics, measuring engineering
- Real Time Embedded Systems
- Training, e.g. form and position tolerance
- CAD training
- Machine oscillation measurement
- Gauging of free-form surfaces
- Tensile and pressure testing
- Hardness testing
- Durability testing with impact testing machine
- Material analysis with spectrometer
- 3D-coordinates measuring technology
- Machine-tool diagnosis
A fundamental interest of the Department of Engineering is being close to real life. There are therefore four labs available to the various disciplines which come together in mechatronics to, on the one hand train students to be practice oriented and, on the other hand to prove theories in experiments which arise from research issues:
aLab - Automation Lab
The automation lab is a learning and research lab of the Fachhochschule Vorarlberg and is available to Mechatronics students and for engineers in industry.
dLab - Design Lab
In teaching and projects store is set on the application of construction methods in order to make use of as much innovation potential as possible.
eLab - Electronic Lab
The electronics lab is used mainly for Bachelor and Master's degrees in Mechatronics, IT and industrial engineering and is open to the entire FH and engineers from industry and business for research and development purposes.
mLab - Mechanical Lab
Applied research and development in connection with practice relevant training for students is the function and objective of the mLab. Work carried out in the lab includes material testing, measuring technology and production technology. In addition to testing certain material qualities 3-D measurements (qualifying and certifying) of complex items, tactile and optical digitalisation of free-form surfaces and preparing surface data can also be undertaken.