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News Overview

What’s going on in the world of continuing education? Glance over the current issues appearing on the TU Graz Life Long Learning website and take a peek at our courses and university programmes! Make sure not to miss any important events and deadlines!

Read the news review to find out about developments in TU Graz Life Long Learning over the last few years: News Review

 

 

  • People work at a desk with lots of paper on it.

    Coronavirus: Presence and Online Teaching in Continuing Education in WS 2020/21

    Courses, classes and programmes at TU Graz Life Long Learning will also take place in person again from autumn and onwards. More...

  • Mehrere Personen stehen vor einer Glastafel, die mit Notizzetteln beklebt ist. Ein Mann deutet auf einen orangen Notizzettel.

    Inno-EBS prepares itself for a digital autumn

    From this autumn and then on, knowledge transfer in Electronic Based Systems (EBS) will increasingly take place using a blended learning format. More ...

  • An excavator in a tunnel tube.

    News from the Master’s Programme NATM Engineering

    The measures established to slow the spread of COVID-19 have made it necessary to postpone the start date from autumn 2020 to spring 2021. The new start date is April 6, 2021. More...

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Good to Know: University Course, Course, or Seminar?

Life Long Learning offers you the possibility to use different programme formats to support your continuing education. But what is really the difference between a university course, course, and seminar?

The university course: A fixed curriculum is developed and approved in advance. The curricular content and time plan are thus clearly regulated, and ECTS credits are also awarded. In addition, a university class ends with an examination, and participants who successfully pass this examination receive a certificate.

The course and the seminar: These are offers that do not have a fixed curriculum. Therefore, they can be adapted to meet the specific needs of the participants (in terms of content and time plan) in consultation with the lecturers. No performance assessment is made; the participants receive a confirmation of participation after they complete the course or seminar.

Still have questions?

Here is an overview of ou university courses, courses and seminars

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Master’s Degree Programme Lean Management in Civil Engineering Enters the Second Round!

On September 14, 19 participants from the field of engineering entered the Master’s Degree Programme in Lean Management in Civil Engineering.

There is a continual demand for the development of more efficient processes in construction projects and, thus, also for experts who can carry out these processes. “Lean” thinking means thinking in terms of “no move too many or too few”, thinking skills that are applied to developing lean and perfectly planned production processes for use in the automotive industry.

Participants in the university programme can expect to take part in a programme that prepared them for the future and includes modules on lean management, construction project management, life-cycle-oriented construction, construction business economics, building information modeling and soft skills. Excursions to best-practice construction sites as well as to production facilities in the automotive industry will provide valuable practical insights.

We wish all the participants an exciting semester!

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September 2020

People work at a desk with lots of paper on it.

Coronavirus: Presence and Online Teaching in Continuing Education in WS 2020/21

Courses, classes and programmes at TU Graz Life Long Learning will also take place in person again from autumn and onwards.

Even though we have all learned a great deal about digital teaching in the last few months and have added to our portfolio of courses offered online: Physical presence cannot and should not be replaced everywhere. Therefore, we are looking forward to meeting our participants in person again and have developed a COVID-19 safety concept for each course or class that meets the respective requirements. This is not only because we want to ensure your professional advancement, but also because your health is important to us.

Selection of courses with physical presence* in autumn:

Learn more and register now!

* subject to potentially necessary additional COVID-19 measures

 

[Translate to Englisch:] Haus aus Bausteinen.

Online Info-Session regarding the University Programme in Sustainable Construction

An online information event as part of the master’s and certificate programmes will be offered from 16 September 2020 and on.

The time is coming soon. On November 5, 2020, the University Programme in Sustainable Construction will enter its next round. This time, the topics will include energy and material efficiency, emission reduction, recycling management, life cycle costs and the careful use of existing buildings, as well as safety, functionality and building culture.

Applications can be submitted until September 28, 2020.

Still undecided? You can get more information first-hand from the programme leader Karin Stieldorf at the upcoming online info session:

16 September 2020, 4:30 – around 6 p.m.
By sending an e-mail to officenoSpam@nachhaltigesbauen.eu, you can receive your access data.

More information about the programme: www.tugraz.at/go/nachhaltigesbauen and www.nachhaltigesbauen.eu

 

August 2020

Mehrere Personen stehen vor einer Glastafel, die mit Notizzetteln beklebt ist. Ein Mann deutet auf einen orangen Notizzettel.

Inno-EBS prepares itself for a digital autumn

From this autumn and then on, knowledge transfer in Electronic Based Systems (EBS) will increasingly take place using a blended learning format.

Project managers and participants in the qualification project all agree: From this autumn and then on, the project should take off full steam ahead. To help participants plan their schedules, the four training tracks have been planned using in an online, blended-learning format. The kick-off introductory event will be held as a webinar on September 16. 

The objective of the training courses, which are funded by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs through the FFG programme entitled “R&D Competences for Industry”, is to increase professional and innovation competences in the areas of EBS Hardware, EBS Embedded Software, the EBS System and EBS Innovation in order to counterbalance the shortage of skilled workers.

Learn more about the Qualification Projects.

Ein Bagger in einer Tunnelröhre.

News from the Master’s Programme NATM Engineering

The measures established to slow the spread of COVID-19 have made it necessary to postpone the start date from autumn 2020 to spring 2021. The new start date is April 6, 2021.

The Master’s Degree Programme NATM Engineering: Construction, Rehabilitation and Operation of NATM- and TBM-Tunnels is in high demand, especially internationally, and the participants come to Austria from all continents all over the world. The course is now partly held online, which reduces the need to be physically present in Graz or Leoben and reduces the associated travel.

To shorten the waiting time for all those interested in tunnel construction: The NATM (New Austrian Tunnelling Method) is also being used in the construction of the Koralm Tunnel.

July 2020

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Practical Online Teaching II!

The University Programme in Hydropower as an Example of Best Practice at Life Long Learning.

When it comes to digitalisation in teaching, lecturers and participants in the University Programme can already draw on a wealth of experience: The programme is principally carried out as distance learning, but units with compulsory attendance have now had to be moved to a virtual space. The examination modalities have not changed: The exam questions are made available via the TU Graz virtual learning platform at a specific time and have to be completed (offline) within a certain period of time and then uploaded again. Margot Jaberg, programme manager, gives the following tip: Ideally, these should be comprehension questions or tasks that might be encountered in the daily practice. In this way, you can prevent students from merely copying learning materials.

Automotive Mechatronics

Know-how for the Automobile Industry

The university courses Automotive Mechatronics and Automotive Quality Manager have been specifically developed for people working in the automotive industry.

The digital transformation began in the automotive industry long ago and is reflected in the increasing electrification and digitalisation of many vehicular systems.

The university course Automotive Mechatronics consists of 7 modules and is currently in great demand by employees of companies in the automotive industry worldwide.

International standards and norms in the development process are the focus of the 5-day university course Automotive Quality Manager, which also offers participants the opportunity to acquire the internationally recognised certificate ECQA Certified Automotive Quality Manager.