Degree and Non-Degree Programmes, Organisational Forms

Difference between Degree and Non-Degree Programmes 

The St. Pölten UAS offers degree and non-degree programmes. Degree programmes are bachelor and master degree programmes, while non-degree programmes are further education programmes (Section 9 University of Applied Sciences Studies Act - FHStG) and individual courses and modules.

Organisational Forms

Full-Time Studies  

Full-time programmes are generally held from Monday to Friday.

Part-Time Studies 

The St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences enables students to combine studying, working and family and takes the needs of students working in various professional fields into consideration. Most of the part-time degree programmes last two to three and a half years, depending on whether students pursue a bachelor or a master degree.
The organisation of the degree programmes offered at the St. Pölten UAS is tailored to meet the specific needs of working students: mandatory presence phases, which are usually held in the evenings or at weekends, with block seminars/intensive weeks, and individual learning phases. Combining different methods, such as e-learning, the so-called blended learning approach allows for flexible time scheduling. 

Go to part-time studies

Some degree programmes are organized as a combination of a part-time degree program and a full-time degree programme. These programmes were initially designed for students who can primarily concentrate on their studies. Various organizational and didactic measures (e.g. blocked courses) also allow students to combine studying with a (part-time) job.

This form of degree programme can be studied in the following programmes:

Dual Study Programmes

Dual study programmes offer even more possibilities to combine studying and working in a study-related field than traditional part-time study programmes. Practice and training blocks at partner companies are an integral part of the curriculum.
The dual education takes place parallel at the St. Pölten UAS and in the form of fixed practice/training blocks in the cooperating companies.
Projects that are carried out during the studies give students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge, put theoretical aspects of their studies into practice and gain a better understanding. The requirements of each project can be seen in the current tasks given by the partner companies.

Advantages of Dual Study Programmes

  • Great practical relevance: Integrate the theoretically learned knowledge directly into your daily work.
  • Financial security: By working in a company during your studies, you generate a steady income, which enables you to be financially independent. Some companies also cover part or all of the tuition fees.
  • Good future prospects: Graduates pursue a career with a company partner after completing their studies. In general, graduates of dual degree programmes are in high demand on the labour market due to their theoretical and practical references.
  • For companies: The dual study model makes it possible to train employees optimally for operational requirements. Companies thus participate directly in practical training and increase their attractiveness on the labour market.

Dual Study Programmes at the St. Pölten UAS