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University Programme in Cleanroom Technology

Cleanroom technology is one of the fastest growing markets in the word – technicians are particularly in demand! Cleanroom technology is used in almost all manufacturing and processing industries as well as in many service and health sectors. In the university programme in cleanroom technology at TU Graz, you focus on cleanroom technology as a core technology as well as on the related production technologies and influencing factors. You are given comprehensive, scientific in-service training, ideally preparing you for the professional challenges of cleanroom technology.


You acquire comprehensive knowledge in 3 modules:

  • Fundamentals and introduction
  • Elements of cleanroom technology
  • Specialisation and practic

For the Master of Engineering in Cleanroom Technology you also need to write a master’s thesis.

Lessons are taught according to the “blended learning” approach: face-to-face sessions (60%) are combined with online teaching (40%).

Target Groups

The university programme is aimed at people in the following sectors:

  • medical and medical technology
  • microelectronics
  • chemical and process engineering
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • architecture and civil engineering
  • food industry
  • plant layout and plant construction

Admission Requirements

You must have one of the following qualifications to be admitted to the master's programme Master of Engineering in Cleanroom Technology (90 ECTS):

  • An internationally recognised academic degree (bachelor’s, master’s or diploma degree from a university or university of applied sciences in Austria or abroad) in a technical subject, in the natural sciences or in economics. If you have an economics degree, you also need 2 years of relevant professional experience in cleanroom technology.
  • An internationally recognised degree in human medicine or veterinary medicine.

You can be admitted to the Academic Cleanroom Engineer programme (60 ECTS) if you have attended an academic secondary school or a college for higher vocational education (secondary school leaving examination) and have at least 2 years of professional experience in cleanroom technology or at least 2 years of professional experience at a research or teaching institution, such as a university or university of applied sciences.

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Dates and Deadlines

Quick Facts

  • Final degree and length of programme:

    • Academic Cleanroom Engineer: 4 semesters part-time
    • Master of Engineering in Cleanroom Technology:
      5 semesters part-time

  • ECTS credit points:

    • Academic Cleanroom Engineer: 60
    • Master of Engineering: 90

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Registration fee:

    • Academic Cleanroom Engineer: € 13,900 (VAT free)
    • Master of Engineering: € 18,900 (VAT free)

    This fee does not include travel, lodging or meals expenses.

    Possible subsidies and details

  • Place of study: TU Graz and online
  • Curriculum:

Module 1: Fundamentals & Introduction

  • Introduction to the university programme
  • Introduction to scientific writing*
  • Fundamentals of microbiology
  • Fundamentals of hygiene
  • Fundamentals of chemical and process engineering
  • Transport phenomena
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Fundamentals of material sciences
  • Fundamentals of measurement instrumentation, control theory and electrical engineering
  • Introduction to technical documentation
  • Introduction to computer simulation*

Module 2: Elements of Cleanroom Technology

  • Cleanroom Technology: construction technology
  • Cleanroom Technology: cleanroom components
  • Cleanroom Technology: cleanroom operation
  • Introduction to particle technology
  • Filtration technology
  • Cleanroom monitoring*
  • Regulations & audits
  • Qualification and validation
  • Quality by design*
  • Introduction to project management
  • Introduction to risk management
  • Business administration tool

Module 3: Specialisation and Practice

  • Excursion
  • Central case project
  • Food microbiology and food technology
  • Computer simulation in cleanroom applications*

* These courses in module 1, 2 and 3 are only taken if one wishes to qualify with a Master of Engineering.

Stefan Radl, Source: Radl
Stefan Radl, programme director

Annual investments in cleanroom components for industrial production processes are increasing steadily. This applies to almost all industries: from automotive engineering, aeronautical and aerospace engineering, the production of pharmaceuticals and medical products, to microelectronics and modern LED lamps. This programme aims to teach a combination of practical knowledge and fundamental scientific principles: this enables graduates to understand current technologies, use them in a competent manner, improve them and develop revolutionary new approaches.

Career Options and Qualifications

Cleanroom technology has entered all industries. Experts from this area of specialisation are needed in industry, particularly for bills of quantities, design services and tendered services, in research and development and in plant and equipment construction.

Cleanroom technicians work

  • at public authorities,
  • in design firms,
  • in technical offices,
  • in consulting companies,
  • in plant construction,
  • in trades and
  • in the production industry in the life sciences and electronics sector.
Hans-Dieter Preiml, Source: Valerie Woop
Hans-Dieter Preiml, Senior Manager at Infineon Technologies Austria AG, 2012-2014 participant

Cleanroom technology is found in many industry sectors – from food, to pharmacy, to microelectronics, to satellite production. Cleanroom technology plays an important role in ensuring quality and stability in the finished products. By combining e-learning with face-to-face sessions, Life Long Learning at TU Graz has created the perfect programme for part-time continuing education. During the university certificate programme, I gained in-depth knowledge of fundamental aspects of cleanroom technology as well as of numerous related scientific fields. I also found the practical way in which scientific topics were taught to be particularly beneficial and would recommend this continuing education programme to anyone who works directly or indirectly with cleanroom technology or who wants to enter this specialist field.

Benefits of Completing this University Programme

  • you work at the interface between cleanroom engineers and cleanroom operators.
  • you understand the connecting factors within cleanroom technology in a constantly changing technical and economic environment.
  • you are familiar with current standards and laws and can qualify and validate plants.
  • you can analyse technical and microbiological aspects of processes and materials.
  • after completing your master’s thesis, you are able to work independently in industrial research and development.
  • you can develop and implement sustainable strategies in an interdisciplinary working environment.
Maria Jandl, Source: sara-sera – TU Graz


TU Graz Life Long Learning
Phone: +43 316 873 4934

Programme Director

Stefan RADL
Ass.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Process and Particle Engineering
Phone: +43 316 873 30412


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