Double Degree Master of  Mechatronics at UiA and FH Vorarlberg

The University of Agder (UiA), Norway and FH Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria established a Double Degree Programme in Mechatronics in 2013.

This Double Degree Programme is based on mutual recognition of the Mechatronics Master's degree programme at UiA and the Mechatronics Master's degree programme at FH Vorarlberg.

Double your benefits

  • Further your career by getting the Master of Science degree from two excellent universities in Austria and Norway.
  • Get a special MSc degree as each of the two partner universities adds their unique master’s courses to the MSc Double Degree programme.
  • Expand your network of friends and colleagues.

    Be more competitive in the global market.

Statements of Double Degree graduates

Philipp Pasolli

"If one would ask me about my best time in life so far? My time during my Double Degree at the University of Agder in Norway!"


Philipp Pasolli, Mechatronics Master's graduate FH Vorarlberg

Peter Birkeland

"I highly recommend Double Degree programme! You meet lots of new friends and you get a MSc diploma from both Austria and Norway."


Peter Birkeland, Mechatronics Master's graduate UiA

Important information

The Double Degree Programme (DDP) is:

  • A 2-year MSc Programme (120 ECTS) in Mechatronics for MSc students at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) and the University of Agder, Faculty of Engineering and Science (UiA).
  • Based on the MSc programmes in Mechatronics at FH Vorarlberg and UiA.

Students enrolled in the DDP will:

  • Study at their home university for the first 2 semesters (first year of study) of the MSc programme (60 ECTS).
  • Study in the 3rd semester at the host university (30 ECTS).
  • The 4th semester, the thesis project semester (30 ECTS), is a joint project semester supervised and examined by both universities. DDP students can undertake the thesis project semester at either the home or host university. The main supervisor will be nominated at the home university, and the students perform the thesis project with a co-supervisor from the host university.

The awarding of the Master of Science Degree:

  • Students who successfully complete the Double Degree Programme and pass 120 ECTS credits will be awarded the Master of Science Degree from UiA and FH Vorarlberg.
  • The structure and content of the Double Degree will be described in the Diploma Supplement.

General information

  • If you are interested in attending the Double Degree programme please contact the International Office at FH Vorarlberg. The person in charge at FH Vorarlberg will provide you with individual information and will nominate you for the Double Degree programme.
  • Please consider that you need to apply as an exchange student for the Double Degree programme by the 15th of April at the latest. Detailed information regarding being an exchange student at UiA is available here.
  • You have the option of studying for one or two semesters at UiA. It will be possible to extend your stay after you have started your exchange semester at UiA.
  • If you decide to study for two semesters you need to consider that the Master's Thesis presentation/examination will take place at UiA.

 

 

University of Agder, Norway

University of Agder, Norway

Deadlines for students studying at UiA for two semesters

  • Students of FH Vorarlberg need to decide by the 30th of October the latest at which university they are going to write the Master's Thesis / if they are going to stay for a second semester at UiA.
  • The International Education Office at campus Grimstad will support you with organising the extension of your stay.
  • Students of FH Vorarlberg need to discuss and define together with the academic person in charge (FH Vorarlberg: Johannes Steinschaden, UiA: Michael Hansen) all relevant issues for the Master's Thesis (topic, thesis supervisors, proposed dates for handing in the Master's Thesis and for the master's presentation / examination) by mid-November at the latest.
  • The official duration for the second semester is beginning of January until the 31st of May (= 5 months). These dates will also stated in the Erasmus grant. If students need to have more time to work on the Master's Thesis and if they are staying for a longer time at UiA, they can apply for an extension of the Erasmus grant at FH Vorarlberg. Application for an Erasmus grant extension needs to be done by the end of April at the latest.
  • The Master's Thesis presentation takes place at UiA in June.
  • Exceptions to the aforementioned deadlines need to be discussed well in advance with the persons in charge.

 

 

Information for students of FH Vorarlberg studying abroad

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General information

  • If you would like to get more detailed information about the Double Degree Programme with FH Vorarlberg, please contact the international faculty coordinator Tor Erik Christensen for more information about the programme. If you want to apply for the programme, the  International Education Office at campus Grimstad will help you with the application process and all other formalities.
  • Please consider that you need to register for the Double Degree programme by the 15th of February. The application to FH Vorarlberg must be sent by the 15th of May. Detailed information regarding being an exchange student at FH Vorarlberg can be found here.
  • You have the option of studying for one or two semesters at FH Vorarlberg. It will be possible to extend your stay after you have started your exchange semester at FH Vorarlberg.
  • In accordance with Austrian law, Double Degree students also need to pay the fee for the Austrian Student Union (ÖH). The fee is 19.20 euros per semester and needs to be paid for two semesters (even if you only study for one semester at FH Vorarlberg).
  • If you decide to study for two semesters you need to consider that the Master's Thesis presentation / examination will take place at FH Vorarlberg.
FH Vorarlberg

FH Vorarlberg, Austria

Deadlines for students studying at FH Vorarlberg for two semesters

  • Students need to decide by the 30th of October at the latest at which university they are going to write the Master's Thesis / if they are going to stay for a second semester at FH Vorarlberg.
  • The International Office Education Office at campus Grimstadt will support you with organising the extension of your stay.
  • Students need to discuss and define together with the academic persons in charge (FH Vorarlberg: Johannes Steinschaden, UiA: Michael Hansen) all relevant issues for the Master's Thesis (topic, thesis supervisors, proposed dates for handing in the Master's Thesis and for the master's presentation / examination) by mid-November at the latest.
  • The official duration for the second semester is the beginning of January until the 31st of May (= 5 months). Theses dates will also be stated in the Erasmus grant. If students need to have more time to work on the Master's Thesis and if they are staying for a longer period at FH Vorarlberg, they can apply for an extension of the Erasmus grant at UiA. Application for an Erasmus grant extension needs to be done by the end of April at the latest.
  • The Master's Thesis presentation takes place at FH Vorarlberg in June.
  • Exceptions to the aforementioned deadlines need to be discussed well in advance with the persons in charge.

 

Information for exchange students at FH Vorarlberg

Please find here

 

 

Möglichkeiten für Auslandsaufenthalte

Kontakt

International Office

+43 5572 792 1201
international@fhv.at

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