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Surface Technology continuing education course

Improve your chances of getting ahead in a booming part of the chemistry sector. The Surface Technology continuing education course is the perfect foundation for launching your career or taking your next career step in surface and materials chemistry.

After only five weeks you will be ideally placed to tackle challenging duties in the surface and materials chemistry sector. With a blocked format running from mid-June to the end of July, combining the course with your work or current degree programme could not be easier.

The course: Surface Technology

This course provides you with an additional qualification in surface and materials chemistry. Participants will develop theoretical and practical skills in coating chemistry, polymer chemistry and related industrial segments.

The course puts participants in a position to address topical issues in surface chemistry by building on their chemistry expertise. They look at basic principles and special materials science techniques, as well as enhancing their know-how in production, manufacturing technologies and characteristics of important productssuch such as paints, resins, coating materials, pigments, additives and ahesives. Participants can then test their knowledge in practice in the lab.

The course has been developed in conjunction with the Association of the Austrian Chemical Industry

Funding possibilities

Many cooperating companies allow their customers to participate in the course with various discounts. Do you have any questions about the funding possibilities? Then please contact the course instructor Uwe Rinner: uwe.rinner(at)fh-krems.ac.at.

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" The topics addressed in our Surface Technology course are hugely significant for all parts of the chemicals industry. We’re convinced that students who complete the course will reap the rewards on the job market. The close involvement of the Association of the Austrian Chemical Industry in designing the programme reflects the course’s quality and how well it has been received. We’re proud to have convinced respected experts from the chemical industry to teach on this highly attractive programme. "

Course director Uwe Rinner

Curriculum

What subjects will you be studying? Take a look at the curriculum for an overview of the contents.

For more details, click on the individual courses.

  1. CourseECTS
    Advanced Physical Chemistry and Materials Science
    Advanced Physical Chemistry and Materials Science – Lecture 3
    Advanced Physical Chemistry and Materials Science – Exercise 1
    Materials Science and Engineering
    Materials Science and Engineering – Lecture and Discussion 5
    Materials Science and Engineering - Laboratory 4

Career paths and prospects

Put simply, surface and materials chemistry is one of the most important parts of the Austrian chemical industry. However, the sector is facing a shortage of qualified experts. As a result, this course will open a host of doors for you.

After completing the course, you will be in a position to plan and carry out analytical testing procedures, as well as industrial and large-scale processes in the surface and coatings chemistry segment.

Graduates of related degree programmes have the opportunity to participate in research projects focusing on topics connected with surface and material properties, or to perform such research independently.

If you already work in the chemical industry, the course gives you the skills you need to manage teams at chemical companies, in particular those specialised in fields related to surface chemistry and materials chemistry. The course also offers valuable content linked with sales and distribution of chemical industry products.

Plan ahead: block courses

Next expected start: 20 June 2022

This continuing education course has a compact blocked format covering just a few weeks. 

An overview of the planned schedule will be published here as soon as the dates for the start of the course in June 2022 are fixed.

" The Surface Technology continuing education course is the first of its kind in Austria and gives chemistry students and people working in surface technology the opportunity to obtain a high-quality, supplementary university qualification. It is aimed at users and processors of surface technologies in the raw materials, paint and coatings industries, as well as other, related sectors. Recognised industry experts are a guarantee of top-quality training that brings together essential basic knowledge from the fields of surface physics and applied chemistry. And the course satisfies the industry’s long-standing desire for training that prepares our employees for the future. "

Hubert Culik, chairman of the Association of the Austrian Chemical Industry (FCIO)

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  • Prof.(FH) Priv.-Doz. DI Dr. Uwe Rinner | Head of Institute Applied Chemistry / Programme Director Applied Chemistry - IMC Fachhochschule Krems
    Prof.(FH) Priv.-Doz. DI Dr. Uwe Rinner
    Head of Institute Applied Chemistry / Programme Director Applied Chemistry

    Head of Institute Applied Chemistry / Programme Director Applied Chemistry

    Prof.(FH) Priv.-Doz. DI Dr. Uwe Rinner

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