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Study overview

The bachelor's degree program Applied Polymer Technology is aimed at employed persons or persons who, for example, work for a company directly after graduating from high school and want to study at the same time. It offers an innovative and self-contained form of continuing vocational education.

Studying while working is a trend. More and more people are opting for academic continuing education. Upon graduation, you earn the academic degree Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) and become an engineer.

Industrial foremen, technicians, technical business administrators and similar occupational groups benefit in particular from the possibility of shortening their studies. However, the direct route to a degree with a high school diploma or a completed apprenticeship and three years of work experience is also possible and is often chosen.

The Applied Polymer Technology degree program is a broad-based, practice-oriented course of study. It prepares you for a wide range of jobs in the plastics industry - both as a manager and as a technical expert.

Engineering and business fundamentals are supplemented with personality development modules and profile modules that include specialized knowledge from the plastics sector. For example, the additive manufacturing and design, simulation technology or digital production modules impart know-how that is in high demand in the modern plastics world. The course content has a strong application focus and is deepened with project and practical work.

 

Short formAKT
Type of studyPart-time, tuition fees apply
Standard period of study

11 semester

Competencies and skills already acquired as well as existing professional practice can be credited, so that the duration of study is ideally on 6 semesters.

AwardBachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
Start of studies

Winter semester &
summer semester*

Admission Restrictions None
Lecture locationWeissenburg
Language of instructionGerman
Course management Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Müller-Lenhardt
Student advisory serviceProf. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Müller-Lenhardt
Student Services

studierendenservice.akt(at)hs-ansbach.de

Information events

Please register via our webform. For online events, you will receive corresponding access data from us.

Jun 17, 2024 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (via Zoom)


* Starting in the summer semester is only possible as a module study.

Content

The Bachelor's programme consists of eleven semesters. However, the first three semesters, which cover the basics of business, scientific and human resources management, may be credited due to competences and skills already acquired outside of the university. Due to the existing professional practice, the two practical study semesters are usually also credited. Ideally, the duration of study should be six semesters (three years).

A description of the individual modules can be found in the module manual.

Module study

You can also attend courses outside of a classical course of study and continue your education in this way. As part of a module course, you can take individual, selected subjects from the regular range of courses. After successful completion of a module, you will receive a certificate. Completed modules can also be credited towards a subsequent course of study. The modular study programme can provide prospective students with a gradual, flexible introduction to a study programme or allow them to acquire professionally relevant academic skills. It is possible to switch from module studies to bachelor studies after each semester.

Summer semester 2024

Winter semester 2024/25

Target group

The part-time study Applied Polymer Technology is aimed at professionals who want to advance their career by improving their professional qualifications and developing their personal skills. The good thing about this is that you can continue to work in your profession and continue to earn money. The part-time format ensures that you can study alongside your career and family.

People who have completed their high school diploma, for example, and do not yet have a job but would like to work alongside their studies are also equally suitable for part-time study.

In comparison to the dual study program, you can study alongside your full-time job, while the dual study program alternates between theoretical phases at the university and practical phases at the company.

As the part-time study Applied Polymer Technology is neither linked to nor based on vocational training, it is suitable for people with different educational backgrounds, different professional experience and different ages.

Previous training is rewarded: industrial foremen, technicians, technical business administrators or similar professional groups benefit in particular from credits and can thus shorten their part-time studies to three years. We would be happy to provide you with information on the subject of crediting and recognition of skills in your specific case.

Inform here

Teaching methodology and presence phases

The courses are designed to accommodate the specific needs of working people. They are organised in such a way as to be compatible with full-time employment. Periods of attendance are limited to an acceptable minimum. Lectures take place in four blocks per semester (usually Wednesday to Saturday). In addition, professional practice is integrated into the course, which results in a high level of practical relevance. The knowledge gained is put into practice in students’ own companies, for example in the form of project work.

Campus

Lectures take place at the kunststoffcampus bayern in Weißenburg. The Technology and Study Centre Weißenburg is a joint research and educational institution run by Ansbach University of Applied Sciences and Deggendorf University of Technology. It also includes leading companies from the region as well as other collaborative partners from the scientific community and trade associations.

Entry requirements

  • Master craftsman, technician or comparable or
  • 2 years of apprenticeship + 3 years of work experience or
  • high school diploma (Abitur oder Fachabitur)

Application deadlines

Study

Winter semester: Application is possible from May 2 to July 15. The application period can be extended. Study begins on October 1.

A maximum of 15 study places is available.


Module study

Summer semester: Application is possible at any time. Study begins on March 15.

Winter semester: Application is possible at any time. Study begins on October 1.

Admission to the program is possible as long as places are available.
For application please contact Susanne Rönnebeck.

Costs and funding

Study

Fees are charged for part-time studies at Bavarian universities. These are calculated to cover the additional costs arising from the special form of organization. The cost per semester is €2,400 in tuition fees (see Schedule of fees and charges) plus €72 student union fee.

Module study

The fee for the modular studies is calculated according to the tuition fee for the course and the number of modules chosen (see Schedule of fees and charges) plus €72 student union fee per semester.

Payment method

The tuition fees are due in one sum before enrollment or registration for further studies (re-registration). Monthly payment is also possible upon request. The fee for paying in installments is €50 and is due with the last installment (see Schedule of fees and charges).

Funding

Further education can be subsidized. Various programs of the Free State of Bavaria and the Federal Government provide support further qualification.

Advancement scholarship:

Website

Explanation video

Further information on the topic of funding:

Funding opportunities in further education

Further education: Funding and scholarships

Accreditation


Applied Polymer Technology has been assessed by the evaluation agency evalag.

You can see the accreditation and evaluation by the accreditation council in the accreditation database (click here).

Lecture plans

The lecture plans are in German. You can find them on the German page.

Voices of graduates and companies

Jonas Amend

Jonas Amend
Global Head of Product Quality - Business Area Grid Technology
Siemens Energy, Erlangen

"In my professional life, my studies have paid off directly. I'm now a team leader in a global quality department and lead an international team there."

Maria Englbrecht

Maria Englbrecht
Specialist Process Development
Kautex Textron, Mallersdorf

"Today, I work enthusiastically for Kautex Textron in the area of process development for new, innovative products. I often look back fondly on my time at the plastics campus in Weißenburg and can use the skills I acquired there profitably in my day-to-day work."

Dr.-Ing. Simon Amesöder

Dr.-Ing. Simon Amesöder
Managing Director of RF Plast GmbH

"At RF Plast, we see developing and retaining good employees as a competitive advantage. In the area of plastics technology, we have therefore already supported several employees in their further education for a Bachelor of Engineering in Applied Polymer Technology and actively implemented continuous personnel development for our employees."

Staff

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Müller-Lenhardt – Studiengangsleiter Angewandte Kunststofftechnik (AKT)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Müller-Lenhardt

Studiengangsleiter Angewandte Kunststofftechnik (AKT)

09141 874669-305 51.2.20 nach Vereinbarung vCard

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Müller-Lenhardt

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Müller-Lenhardt – Studiengangsleiter Angewandte Kunststofftechnik (AKT)

Studiengangsleiter Angewandte Kunststofftechnik (AKT)

Funktionen:

  • Professor für Kunststofftechnik
  • Studiengangsleiter Angewandte Kunststofftechnik (AKT)
  • Vorsitzender Prüfungskommission Angewandte Kunststofftechnik
  • Professor Nachhaltige Ingenieurwissenschaften (NIW)
  • Stellvertretender wissenschaftlicher Leiter Studienzentrum „kunststoffcampus bayern“ Weißenburg (WUG)

Lehrgebiete:

  • Analyseverfahren
  • Werkstoffkunde
  • Kunststofftechnik
  • Kunststoffverarbeitung
  • Spezielle Verarbeitungstechnik
  • Prüftechnik
  • Verbindungstechnik
  • Entwicklungsstrategien
  • Faserverbundkunststoffe
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexandru Sover – Studiengangsleiter Master Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (WIN)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexandru Sover

Studiengangsleiter Master Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (WIN)

0981 4877-527 51.1.21 nach Vereinbarung vCard

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexandru Sover

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexandru Sover – Studiengangsleiter Master Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (WIN)

Studiengangsleiter Master Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (WIN)

Funktionen:

  • Studiengangsleiter Master Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (WIN)
  • Professor Nachhaltige Ingenieurwissenschaften (NIW)
  • Mitglied Fakultätsrat Technik
  • Laserschutzbeauftragter der Hochschule Ansbach
  • Professor für Verbundwerkstoffe

Lehrgebiete:

  • Werkstofftechnik
  • Smart Materials
  • Kunststofftechnik
  • Kunststoffverarbeitung
  • Prüftechnik & Analyseverfahren
  • Fügetechnik
  • Prototyping und Design

Forschungsfelder:

  • Intelligente Werkstoffe
  • Kunststoffverarbeitung
  • Kunststoffprüfung, -analyse
  • Laserbearbeitung
  • Entlackung von Kunststoffbauteilen
  • Entschichten von Hybridmaterialien
  • Additive Manufacturing (FDM/FFF; SLS, SLA)
  • Produktentwicklung

Publikationen (Auszug)

  • 1. A. Sover, M. Zink, T. Vogel and R. C. Ciobanu, "The Use of Laser Technology for Recycling Hybrid Electronic Waste," 2022 International Conference and Exposition on Electrical and Power Engineering (EPE), 2022, pp. 360-363, doi: 10.1109/EPE56121.2022.9959803
  • 2. Mihalache A-M, Ermolai V, Sover A, Nagîț G, Boca M-A, Slătineanu L, Hrițuc A, Dodun O, Rîpanu M-I. Tensile Behavior of Joints of Strip Ends Made of Polymeric Materials. Polymers. 2022; 14(22):4990. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14224990
  • 3. Boca, M.-A., Sover, A., Slătineanu, L., Determining the Influencing Factors on the Cooling of a 3D Printed Thermoforming Mould. Macromol. Symp. 2022, 404, 2100399. https://doi.org/10.1002/masy.202100399
  • 4. Ermolai, V., Sover, A., Nagit, G., Strength of Contact Geometry for Multi-material 3D-Printed Samples. Macromol. Symp. 2022, 404, 2100320. https://doi.org/10.1002/masy.202100320
  • 5. Sover, A.; Ermolai, V.; Raichur, A.M.; Ciobanu, R.; Aradoaei, M.; Lucanu, N. Feasibility of Producing Core-Shell Filaments through Fused Filament Fabrication. Polymers 2021, 13, 4253. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13234253
  • 6. Ermolai V., Sover A. and Nagîț G., Design and physical validation of a non-planar interlocking element for tubular structures, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 1235, The 25th Edition of International Conference (IMANEE 2021) 21/10/2021
  • 7. Sover, A. (2019). Research on the Process of Paint Removal from Thermoplastic Materials by Laser. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 564. 012028. 10.1088/1757-899X/564/1/012028.

Weitere Publikationen  siehe Liste

Susanne Rönnebeck

Susanne Rönnebeck – Studiengangsassistentin Angewandte Kunststofftechnik (AKT)

Studiengangsassistentin Angewandte Kunststofftechnik (AKT)

Funktionen:

  • Studiengangsassistentin Angewandte Kunststofftechnik (AKT)
Ralph-Peter Kappestein – Leiter Studierendenservice der School of Business and Technology (SBT)

Ralph-Peter Kappestein

Leiter Studierendenservice der School of Business and Technology (SBT)

0981 4877-143 BHS 3.02 (Brauhausstraße 15, 91522 Ansbach) nach Vereinbarung vCard

Ralph-Peter Kappestein

Ralph-Peter Kappestein – Leiter Studierendenservice der School of Business and Technology (SBT)

Leiter Studierendenservice der School of Business and Technology (SBT)

Funktionen:

  • Leiter Studierendenservice der School of Business and Technology (SBT)
Frank-Andre Schlipp – Geschäftsführer der School of Business and Technology (SBT)

Frank-Andre Schlipp

Geschäftsführer der School of Business and Technology (SBT)

0981 4877-160 BHS 3.04, Brauhausstraße 15, 91522 Ansbach nach Vereinbarung vCard

Frank-Andre Schlipp

Frank-Andre Schlipp – Geschäftsführer der School of Business and Technology (SBT)

Geschäftsführer der School of Business and Technology (SBT)

Funktionen:

  • Geschäftsführer der School of Business and Technology (SBT)

Agnes Rutkowski

Agnes Rutkowski – Fakultätsassistentin Fakultät Technik

Fakultätsassistentin Fakultät Technik

Funktionen:

  • Fakultätsassistentin Fakultät Technik

Betreute Studiengänge:

  • Angewandte Kunststofftechnik (AKT)
  • Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR)
  • Energiemanagement und Energietechnik (EMT)
Dipl.-Ing (FH) Philipp Häfner, M.Sc. – Mitarbeiter Fakultät Technik

Dipl.-Ing (FH) Philipp Häfner, M.Sc.

Mitarbeiter Fakultät Technik

0981 4877-287 92.1.36 nach Vereinbarung vCard

Dipl.-Ing (FH) Philipp Häfner, M.Sc.

Dipl.-Ing (FH) Philipp Häfner, M.Sc. – Mitarbeiter Fakultät Technik

Mitarbeiter Fakultät Technik

Funktionen:

Tätigkeitsfelder

  • Kunststoff- Oberflächentechnik
  • Plasmatechnik
  • Oberflächenanalyse

Publikationen:

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