Erasmus and International Incoming Students

Welcome to the overview of courses that the Design & Product Management Programme offers in English for incoming exchange students.

For further information on academic issues, courses, course selection and provisional learning agreements, please, contact the international coordinator of the Design & Product Management Programme, Ulrike Szigeti (ulrike.szigetifh-salzburg.ac.at).

For administrative issues, please, contact the Incoming Students Coordinator at International Office, Johanna Aicher (johanna.aicherfh-salzburg.ac.at).

 

COURSE OFFER



FALL SEMESTER: Design Courses

Course Title: Visual Communication (Course)
Course Code:
DPMB1VCPIL
Number of Credits: 5 ECTS
Observation: Please make sure to bring all necessary drawing materials to the first class meeting, ask the International Academic Coordinator for the drawing material list (ulrike.szigetifh-salzburg.ac.at).
Course Contents: Sketching in various media

Course Title: Visual Communication & Project
Course Code:
DPMB1VCPPR
Number of Credits: 2,5 ECTS
Observation: Visual Communication and Visual Communication & Project are offered together and cannot be taken separately (you cannot take Visual Communication Project without having done Visual Communication Course)
Course Contents: Visual communication in connection with an actual design process along a project topic in either Furniture or Industrial Design.

Course Title: Design Awareness 3 (Workshop)
Course Code:
DPMB3DEAIL
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Observation: Ca. 5 places available
Course Contents: Design of a product based on an expanded basic process; accompanying consolidation of representation methods, presentation and documentation in technical English terminology.

Course Title: Urban Furniture Concepts
Course Code:
DPMB3UFCPT
Number of Credits: 3 ECTS
Course Contents: Development of project content in interdisciplinary teams on the basis of a comprehensive subject area - The teams are interculturally made up of students and lecturers from the network of partner universities - Consideration of cultural influences on the communication and design processes - Presentation of the developed content and reflection.

Course Title: Project Furniture Design
Course Code:
DPMB3PMDPT
Number of Credits: 3 ECTS
Observation: Restricted number of places available (5-6 places; places will be offered according to the Portfolio and availability of places.)
Course Contents: Development of furniture concepts in the context of industrial furniture development and production. - Application of all creative techniques with the objective of developing target-oriented types if design. - Evaluation of the individual design phases in feedback loops. - The developed concepts prepared and presented in the appropriate type of representation for the customer or for professional communication with the respective production department.

Course Title: Furniture Representation Methods
Course Code:
DPMB3DMMIL
Number of Credits: 1 ECTS
Course Contents: Representation of complex furniture designs with consideration of light and shadow - Development of a repertoire of furniture shapes in the context of market requirements - Targeted change of emotional effect with regard to plan graphics and perspectives - Representation of various colours, materials and gloss levels - Application of manual and/or digital drawing techniques - Presentation-mature editing of the drafts and plans.

Course Title: Clay modelling
Course Code:
DPMB3CMLUE
Number of Credits: 1 ECTS
Observation: Restricted number of places available (2-5 places; places will be offered according to the Portfolio and availability of places.)
Course Contents: Introduction to methods of designing free-form surfaces - Material science.

Course Title: Project Management 2
Course Code:
DPMB5PMGILE
Number of Credits: 1,5 ECTS
Course Contents: The students learn advanced methods of project management and quality management, such as Six Sigma, Kai-zen, Quality Function Deployment, Fault Tree Analysis, Fault Probability Analysis and Influence Analysis, Quality Circle and Total Quality Management.

Course Title: Service Design
Course Code:
DPMB5SERVO
Number of Credits: 1,5 ECTS
Course Contents: The students gain in-depth insights into the area of "Service Dominant Logic", experience and relationship marketing and are able to use the acquired knowledge for their own projects.

Course Title: Anthropology and Design
Course Code:
DPMB5IPRRC
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Course Contents: Similarities of Design and Anthropology: Design in Nature, Natural Selection vs. Productselection, Natural Selection vs. Sexual Selection; Responsibilities of Designers: Sustainability, Durability; Society Problems and Design Solutions: Distribution, Education, Health

Course Title: Graphic Design Project (run by the MultiMediaArt Department)
Course Code:
MMAIDECOUE
Number of Credits: 7,5 ECTS
Exam Modalities: Project
Course Contents: Graphic Design Project is a hands on class teaching visual communication skills through a variety of , group activities exercises and lectures. It focuses on a project in the field of Corporate Design and integrates the competencies of a wide range of student skill sets. The unit will explore the basic principles of visual communication, theoretically (in the lectures) and practically (through a group project consisting of several small individual activities, leading towards a single major outcome). During the lectures, students will learn a range of techniques for graphic design, along with being shown recent examples of well implemented design strategies, in order to learn about processes and methods of operation. This unit is suitable for both beginner and advanced capabilities.

Course Title: Photography in context (run by the MultiMediaArt Department)
Course Code:
MMAIMEMIUE
Number of Credits: 7,5 ECTS
Exam Modalities: Project
Course Contents: Image and Text - beyond illustration: In the context of graphic design, images and text are usually reserved for representation and illustration. A text provides written information, images provide visual information. At best, these elements may be graphically manipulated to serve their illustrative purposes, but what happens when the context of an image is changed through the use of text? We will be exploring the many possibilities of combining image and text. The first half of the semester will be brain-storming, collecting and talking about the aesthetics of text, language, symbolism and their relationship specifically to photography. The second half of the semester will be dedicated to personal projects, fom their conception to completion by the end of the semester.


See also courses offered in:
Design & Product Management – Master
Forest Products Technology & Timber Construction - Bachelor
Forest Products Technology & Management - Master
Smart Building - Bachelor

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FALL SEMESTER: Languages and Culture

For German Language courses as well as Intercultural Communication Courses see the Courses offered by the International Office.

Course Title: English 1
Course Code:
DPMB1ENGUE
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Language Level: B1/B2 (CEFR)
Course Contents: Introducing yourself and others in formal business situations – clarity, accuracy and verbal self-confidence. Frequently used design terminology, writing a CV. Formulating product descriptions – practice in the use of adjectives and adverbs. Comparing and contrasting room layout. Reading and listening comprehensions about contemporary British culture – describing modern buildings and innovative design.

Course Title: English 3
Course Code:
DPMB3ENGUE
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Language Level: B2 (CEFR)
Course Contents: Describing a company, the language of presentations, differentiating between various styles using authentic material e.g. company literature, advertising material, technical instructions. The use of the passive voice in formal technical and scientific descriptions. Vocabulary exercises relating to the forest products industry and advanced business English. Students prepare general conversation topics using relevant phrases.

Course Title: English 5
Course Code:
DPMB5ENGUE
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Language Level: B2/C1 (CEFR)
Course Contents: Interview questions and answers – clarity, accuracy and verbal self-confidence. Frequently used technical terminology, introducing yourself in formal business situations. Comparing and contrasting business and technical processes.

Course Title: Cambridge Advanced English 1
Course Code:
DPMB3AELUE
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Language Level: C1 (CEFR)
Course Contents: Exercises to help students develop high-level skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing, as well as training students’ word power. Therefore there are regular detailed vocabulary exercises relating to specific themes, including idioms and phrases, all of which are practised in conversation. Grammar is also a focal point, whereby students are expected to have Cambridge First Certificate level knowledge of grammar before enrolling on this course.  Grammar training is in the form of refresher exercises covering aspects such as tenses, prepositions, the passive voice, indirect speech etc. Students will be required to practice writing skills and revise and consolidate their knowledge of register and style by writing letters, reports, articles and summaries.

Course Title: Second Foreign Language 1: Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Russian
Course Codes:

Italian: HTBB1ITAUE, DPMB1ITAUE
Russian: HTBB1RUSUE
Swedish: DPMB1SWEUE
Spanish: HTBB1SPAUE, DPMB1SPAUE
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Language Level: A1 (CEFR)
Course Contents: The use of everyday expressions and simple sentences, both spoken and written, in order to be able to describe people, places and countries, to be able to give a detailed account of themselves and their own environment, as well as the ability to express their objectives and interests.

Course Title: Second Foreign Language 3: Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Russian
Course Codes:

Italian: DPMB3ITAUE
Russian: HTBB3RUSUE
Swedish: DPMB3SWEUE
Spanish: DPMB3SPAUE, HTBB3SPAUE
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Language Level: A2 (CEFR)
Course Contents: Developing communication skills; different topics such as: describing a usual day; describing places/destinations; talking about preferences, clothes, travel, means of transport, climate etc.

Course Title: Second Foreign Language 5: Italian, Swedish, Spanish
Course Codes:

Italian: DPMB5ITAUE
Russian: DPMB5RUSUE
Swedish: HTBB5SWEUE
Spanish: DPMB5RUSUE, HTBB5SPAUE
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Language Level: A2 (CEFR)
Course Contents: Advanced conversation skills. Particular attention is paid to developing language improvisation techniques. The application of past tense is further expanded.


As an accepted incoming student you can also choose among the Courses offered by the International Office.


See also courses offered in:
Design & Product Management – Master
Forest Products Technology & Timber Construction - Bachelor
Forest Products Technology & Management - Master
Smart Building - Bachelor

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SUMMER SEMESTER: Design Courses

Course Title: Visual Communication
Course Code:
DPMB1VCPIL
Number of Credits: 5 ECTS
Observation: Please make sure to bring all necessary drawing materials to the first class meeting, ask the International Academic Coordinator for the drawing material list (ulrike.hofmann@fh-salzburg.ac.at).
Course Contents: Sketching in various media.

Course Title: Visual Communication & Project
Course Code:
DPMB1VCPPR
Number of Credits: 2,5 ECTS
Observation: Visual Communication and Visual Communication & Project are offered together and can not be taken individually (not possible to take only 1 of them)
Course Contents: Visual communication in connection with an actual design process along a project topic in either Furniture or Industrial Design.

Course Title: Brand Design Development (Project)
Course Code: DPMBINC
Number of Credits: 7,5 ECTS
Course Contents: In small groups you work on an interdisciplinary project in the area of brand design development: marketing, product management, brand creation and brand staging. You develop your own brand concepts including strategy and design under the continuing support of a trainer. In this course you learn how to ensure successful project management, which are the most important factors for success in a well planned brand development process, and how to improve your design skills (models, sketches, presentation techniques).

Course Title: Anthropology and Design
Course Code:
DPMB6IPRRC
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Course Contents: Similarities of Design and Anthropology: Design in Nature, Natural Selection vs. Productselection, Natural Selection vs. Sexual Selection; Responsibilities of Designers: Sustainability, Durability; Society Problems and Design Solutions: Distribution, Education, Health

Course Title: Designawareness 4 (Workshop)
Course Code:
DPMB4DEAIL
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Course Contents: Development of project content in interdisciplinary teams on the basis of a comprehensive subject area - The teams are interculturally made up of students and lecturers from the network of partner universities - Consideration of cultural influences on the communication and design processes - Presentation of the developed content and reflection.

Course Title: Presentation Techniques
Course Code:
DPMB6PTEUE
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Course Contents: The DISG personality profile is discussed and analysed in workshops. A further important topic is time management. This exercise highlights the various systems and instruments used in time and personal management and the participants develop an individual profile of their personal strengths and weaknesses. Based on this profile, they compile relevant instruments an methods in order to structure a personal tool box for use in everyday situations. 

Course Title: Graphic Design Project (Mediacube)
Course Code:
MMAIDECOUE
Number of Credits: 7,5 ECTS
Exam Modalities: Project
Course Contents: This unit combines lectures and exercises that aim to teach graphical design to students with varying levels of expertise. The lectures and discussions are orientated towards students learning new processes and methods in order to build their graphical language, through individual and group exercises that explore a range of industry relevant and experimental strategies for building a contemporary visual identity. The self directed project component will allow students to achieve this in a way that is relevant to their practical interests.

Course Title: Photography in context (Mediacube)
Course Code:
MMAIMEMIUE
Number of Credits: 7,5 ECTS
Exam Modalities: Project
Course Contents: Image and Text - beyond illustration: In the context of graphic design, images and text are usually reserved for representation and illustration. A text provides written information, images provide visual information. At best, these elements may be graphically manipulated to serve their illustrative purposes, but what happens when the context of an image is changed through the use of text? We will be exploring the many possibilities of combining image and text. The first half of the semester will be brain-storming, collecting and talking about the aesthetics of text, language, symbolism and their relationship specifically to photography. The second half of the semester will be dedicated to personal projects, fom their conception to completion by the end of the semester.


See also courses offered in:
Design & Product Management – Master
Forest Products Technology & Timber Construction - Bachelor
Forest Products Technology & Management - Master


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SUMMER SEMESTER: Language Courses

Course Title: DaF 1 German as a foreign language 1
Course Code:
IOSSDAF1UB
Number of Credits: 4 ECTS
Prerequisites: DaF Intensivkurs 1
Level: A1/A2 (CEFR)
Contents: Course offered specifically for incoming students Syllabus to be fixed 2 hours after course start according to students’ requirements.

Course Title: DaF 2 German as a foreign language 2
Course Code:
IOSSDAF2UB
Number of Credits: 4 ECTS
Language Level: A2 (CEFR)
Contents: Course offered specifically for incoming students Syllabus to be fixed 2 hours after course start according to students’ requirements.

Course Title: DaF 3 German as a foreign language 3
Course Code:
IOSSDAF3UB
Number of Credits: 4 ECTS
Language Level: A2/B1 (CEFR)
Contents: Course offered specifically for incoming students Syllabus to be fixed 2 hours after course start according to students’ requirements.

Course Title: Tandem Learning German (with grade)
Course Code:
TLGGSS2015
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Observation: You hand in a Tandem Learning Portfolio in order to gain 2  ECTS and to be graded for Tandem Learning.
Contents: Informal language and cultural learning in a Tandem. Self-organised sesions with your Tandem partner.

Course Title: Tandem Learning German (ECTS recognition without grade)
Course Code:
TLGSS2015
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Observation: You hand in a Tandem Learning Journal or a Tandem Learning Poster for ECTS recognition (pass / successfully attended).
Contents: Informal language and cultural learning in a Tandem. Self-organised sesions with your Tandem partner.

Course Title: English 2
Course Code:
DPMB2ENGUE
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Language Level: B1/B2 (CEFR)
Course Contents: Expanding students’ vocabulary in a variety of specialised areas, for example: introduction to financial English, the language used in formal technical texts. Students give presentations on topics of interest to them from their future professional field.

Course Title: English 4
Course Code:
DPMB4ENGUE
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Language Level: B2/C1 (CEFR)
Course Contents: Business English – reading comprehensions relating to themes such as marketing and lifestyles, financial English, letter writing, emails. Students practice telephone techniques, the language used in written and verbal complaints, orders, enquiries, technical explanations.

Course Title: Cambridge Advanced English 2
Course Code:
DPMB4AELUE
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Language Level: C1 (CEFR)
Course Contents: Exercises to help students develop high-level skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing, as well as training students’ word power. Therefore there are regular detailed vocabulary exercises relating to specific themes, including idioms and phrases, all of which are practised in conversation. Grammar is also a focal point, whereby students are expected to have Cambridge First Certificate level knowledge of grammar before enrolling on this course. Grammar training is in the form of refresher exercises covering aspects such as tenses, prepositions, the passive voice, indirect speech etc. Students will be required to practice writing skills and revise and consolidate their knowledge of register and style by writing letters, reports, articles and summaries.

Course Title: Second Foreign Language 2: Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Russian
Italian:    HTBB2ITAUE
               DPMB2ITAUE
Russian:  HTBB2RUSUE
Swedish: DPMB2SWEUE
Spanish:  HTBB2SPAUE,
                DPMB2SPAUE
Observation: Some of the foreign languages might not be offered in the upcoming term. Ask the International Academic Coordinator for more information (Ulrike Hofmann, ulrike.hofmann@fh-salzburg.ac.at)
Course Credits: 2 ECTS
Level: A1 (CEFR)
Course Contents: The use of everyday expressions and simple sentences, both spoken and written, in order to be able to describe people, places and countries, to be able to give a detailed account of themselves and their own environment, as well as the ability to express their objectives and interests.

Course Title: Second Foreign Language 4: Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Russian   
Italian:    DPMB3ITAUE
Russian:  HTBB3RUSUE
Swedish: DPMB3SWEUE
Spanish:  DPMB3SPAUE
               HTBB3SPAUE
Observation: Some of the foreign languages might not be offered in the upcoming term. Ask the International Academic Coordinator for more information (Ulrike Hofmann, ulrike.hofmann@fh-salzburg.ac.at)
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Level: A2 (CEFR)
Course Contents: Write a Curriculum Vitae and an application letter. Reinforcing communicative competence in the following areas:
Making a phone call, make an appointment, accept or reject suggestions, give your opinion, speak about your preferences

Course Title: Understanding Austrian Culture & Society
Course Code: IOSS15UACS

Number of Credits: 4 ECTS
Course contents: The course aims to provide background information and first-hand experience of the Austrian culture and way of life. A historical and contemporary perspective serves as basis for this analysis. After an historical, political and geographical introduction, students will get particular insight on the various influences that impacted the Austrian society and its cultural and national identity. Students will constantly reflect on their experiences and become aware of their own cultural conditioning. Values, traditions, customs and Austria’s culture in general will be explored in class discussions, interwiewing native Austrians and  by participating in excursions.

Course Title: Effective Communicatin in Multicultural Teams
Course Code:
IOSSCC15IL
Number of Credits: 4 ECTS
Course Contents: The Salzburg University of Applied Sciences (FHS) aims to develop students’ social competence by integrating teamwork and project work in its curriculum. Social competence, particularly in working in and with multicultural teams is a skill-set that is highly valued in the workplace. In this course, students will be introduced to the general concepts of communication, group dynamics and team role theory with special focus on the impact of culture and how to deal with the challenges of working in a multicultural environment. The dimensions will be discussed through reflective activities and case studies to help students increase self-awareness and awareness of “others” and manage cross-cultural situations effectively. Actual experiences of the participants with regards to working with “local” and “international” colleagues will be discussed and reflected to support their successful integration in the FHS structure and culture.


See also courses offered in:
Design & Product Management – Master
Forest Products Technology & Timber Construction - Bachelor
Forest Products Technology & Management - Master

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