Erasmus and International Incoming Students

Welcome to the overview of courses that the Design & Product Management Master 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: Interdisciplinary Group Project
Course Code:
DPMM1IDPPT
Number of Credits: 7 ECTS
Observation: Admission depends on portfolio and availability of places, Team building course compulsory (see courses offered by the International Office: Effective Communication in multicultural Teams)
Exam Modalities: Project
Course Contents: Carrying out several short projects in various roles within the groups 1. Product design, art direction: graphics, advertising; 2. Product management: marketing, strategy; 3. Operations: costs, scheduling, quality; 4. Technology/production.

Course Title: 3D Construction & Visualisation 1, Solid works
Course Code:
DPMM13DKUIL
Number of Credits: 3 ECTS
Observation: Restricted number of places available for Incoming studentes (total number of places in the LAB: 20)
Exam Modalities: Final exam
Course Contents: Introducing 3D modelling (volume modelling); orientation in the virtual arena; creating simple to semi-complex construction parts; creating simple assemblies using links; basics of drawing and dimensioning; importing templates and drawings; assigning materials to bodies and surfaces; basic rendering techniques (camera, stage, light, shadow).

Course Title: Freehand Drawing
Course Code:
DPMM1ADAIL
Number of Credits: 1 ECTS
Observation: Restricted number of places available for Incoming students (5 places), also open for undergraduate students.
Course Contents: Basics design sketching, analogue and digital.

Course Title: Marketing, Sales & Pricing
Course Code:
DPMM1MSPIL
Number of Credits: 1 ECTS
Course Contents: The product manager’s tasks and responsibilities, brand management, Advanced Marketing Mix for services and industrial products.

Course Title: Design Leadership
Course Code:
DPMM3DLEUE
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Course Contents: Theories concerning design leadership; networking design, design management and design thinking; design relating to strategy, policy and mission; the integration of context and the ability to solve complex problems; methods and application: setting future visions, implementing visions in corporate strategies, optimising design investments, maintaining the design and innovation culture, preserving the reputation of the company, training design leaders as well as maintaining corporate culture.

Course Title: Intercultural Communication
Course Code:
DPMM3IKUIL
Number of Credits: 3 ECTS
Course Contents: This course aims to help you develop the negotiating skills needed to meet the challenges facing today’s executives. The course integrates the experiential and intellectual components of negotiation. First, it will help to develop the sophistication to analyze bargaining and conflict relationships and to learn (through class discussion and self-assessment) about your own individual bargaining style.
Second, this course uses various techniques to help to understand the basic elements of negotiation; when to reach a deal and when to walk away; how to negotiate in teams; how to negotiate with multiple opponents; and how to handle international negotiations.

Course Title: Symposium: Ethics and Sustainability (Different lecturers)
Course Code:
DPMM1ENAVO
Number of Credits: 1 ECTS
Course Contents: The need for professional-ethical orientation has never been as great as it has become in the past decade. At this stage, we are being confronted with the topic of ethics from all directions: bioethics, medical ethics, animal ethics, ethics and politics, ethics and economy, ethics as a school subject instead of religion …from personalized ethics to environmental ethics, from day-to-day to systems ethics …. our very existence seems to be sailing in a sea of ethical and morally charged issues – particularly because the two terms – ethics and sustainability – are being used more and more ambiguously and prolifically. This symposium will therefore attempt to shed some light on the question of terminology and to sensitize participants to the questions behind professional ethics and sustainability. Through this symposium, participants will gain an initial general overview of the issues which will then be followed by a deeper insight into the material via follow-up workshops held under the guidance of associated supervisors.

Course Title: Graphic Design Project (run by the MultiMediaArt Department)
Course Code:
MMAIDECOUE
Number of Credits: 7,5 ECTS
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 – Bachelor
Forest Products Technology & Timber Construction - Bachelor
Forest Products Technology & Management - Master
Smart Building - Bachelor

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FALL SEMESTER: Language Courses

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 – Bachelor
Forest Products Technology & Timber Construction - Bachelor
Forest Products Technology & Management - Master

Smart Building - Bachelor

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SUMMER SEMESTER: Design Courses

Course Title: Experimental Project
Course Code:
DPMM2EXPPT
Number of Credits: 7 ECTS
Course Contents: This course has three interconnected focuses.
1- Design and Background: As an entry into the project, various information modules provide wide-ranging input to the background of the project topic, sociology of the design, alternative research methods and research evaluation. The students work individually, and receive a broad overview of the concept options inherent to the general topic.
2- Design and Concept: Subsequently, the students can individually select one of the concepts to develop further and in-depth with a focus on further-reaching targets such as sustainability aspects in product development and marketing. Particular attention is hereby paid to coherent argumentation and reasoning for selected concept elements, because only a development idea which is clearly understandable for the entire design team guarantees an efficient and easily communicable basis for the following design steps. Optionally, the development concept is embedded into a service concept as part of a further step.
3- Design and Creation: In the final phase of work, the concrete concept is now transformed into a design draft, with attention still being paid to coherent argumentation chains and particularly to high levels of detail. The final design draft is presented in the form of a virtual and physical model.

Course Title: Emotionally Durable Design Workshop
Course Code:
DPMM2EXPPT
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Course Contents: Positioning questions: Why do we throw away products that still work? How can we design products that people want to keep for longer?
Workshop aims: This creative workshop aims to explore new routes to waste reduction by increasing the durability of relationships established between users and products; reducing the impact of modern consumption without compromising commercial viability or creative edge; addressing the actual causes that underpin the environmental crisis we face, to develop creative strategies, practical tools and object proposals that support deeper and more meaningful relationships with their users.

Design brief: In groups, develop a proposal for an emotionally durable product. The final proposal must be presented clearly and fully using a combination of 2D and 3D means. You will also be required to deliver a 10-minute pitch. The work package should clearly detail what it is, why you have done it that way, how it works and who it is for. Finally, you need to be able to justify your proposal from social, economic and ecological perspectives.

Course Title: Design Management
Course Code: DPMM2DMMIL
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Course Contents: Students have knowledge of (1) the meaning of quality, (2) factors influencing quality, (3) the assessment of quality, (4) quality control, (5) quality management as well as (6) quality tools and their practical application. The students have knowledge of design as a decisive differentiating factor in the business context. They are familiar with topics such as design theory, design strategy, design planning, design thinking, design leadership, design-oriented corporate culture and interdisciplinary cooperation. Moreover, the course trains fundamental skills such as analytical thinking and communicative exchanges which form the basis for design management. The students are able to work in distribution and sales as well as customer relationship management. Basics such as types of sales, sales channels and logistics are addressed in order to subsequently work on topics which build on this from the fields of after-sales and customer relationship management. The students are able to apply their acquired knowledge in study projects.

Course Title: Marketing / Global Competitiveness (Clint Relyea - Arkansas State University)
Course Code: DPMM2GLOVO | DPMM2-Marketing/Global Competitiveness
Number of Credits: 2 ECTS
Observation: Course materials 99 € (a very interesting experimental game)
Course Contents: With the ever-growing necessity of organizations and industries to become more global in scope, managers are increasingly being challenged to develop strategies applicable across countries and cultures. This course seeks to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and sensitivity required to become proactive problem-solvers of organizations no matter the context (Ethno Capability). Competitive Intelligence is the practice of gathering and analyzing information about competitors in order to gain an advantage in the marketplace. The primary purpose of this course is to attempt to provide students with an ethno capability that will gain them a competitive advantage upon graduation.
This course is a web assisted course and obviously that presents some problems of its own. You are expected to do many things on your own. You should read all the material assigned and participate on the discussion board at least 2-3 hours per week. You will be graded based upon your level of participation and the value added of your comments. No credit will be given for just a one line “I agree” statement. You should discuss in detail why you agree or disagree with your peers or the instructor.  Attendance is mandatory and a requirement to pass the class.  This is a graduate level class and it will bring the same level of expectations for participation. An “A” will only be given for “exceptional performance.”  If you expect to get an A you must go above and beyond on a daily basis.

Course Title: Graphic Design Project (Mediacube)
Course Code:
MMAIDECOUE
Number of Credits: 7,5 ECTS
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
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 – Bachelor
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.

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