HELLA is a cooperation partner of the Unternehmerische Hochschule MCI ("Entrepreneurial University") in Innsbruck/Austria. With HELLA and many other industrial partners, you will be trained as an expert for smart building technologies. Dual means: Alternately studying at the MCI Die Unternehmerische Hochschule in Innsbruck and practical working phases in the headquarters of the HELLA Group in Abfaltersbach. All this with year-round payment as an employee! This special form of training prepares graduates for special future tasks at HELLA.
This course is the right choice for anyone who is enthusiastic about the topics of smart building, information technology, comfort in building technology, automation & measurement and control technology, heating, air conditioning, ventilation, sanitary technology, safety, energy efficiency, daylight and artificial lighting.
- Dual form of study with study and practical phases in each year of study
- Full-year employment relationship with HELLA
- Six semesters up to reach the BSc (Bachelor of Science in Engineering)
- Profound practical training at the Tyrolean group headquarters in Abfaltersbach
- Development prospects for a career in an international company which is active in nine countries.
- Career opportunities in the areas of planning services, research, development and innovation
- Place of the practical work: Abfaltersbach, Tyrol
- Study location: Innsbruck, Tyrol
- Start: Autumn 2022
- For a study place, candidates go through an application process with the MCI | Die Unternehmerische Hochschule and with HELLA
Tobias is 26 years of age and started the dual study programme "Smart Building Technologies" in autumn 2021. He tells us more about studying at the MCI in Innsbruck and the practical work phases at HELLA.
What is the dual study programme "Smart Building Technologies" about, and what do you enjoy most?
"The course is basically about the different systems interacting in modern buildings. What I enjoy most is the variety! That means, the combination of practice and theory - and that these phases are well-divided. After the challenging study phases, I can then immediately use my knowledge during the professional practice phases with HELLA."
What does this combination of theory and practice look like?
"I completed the first practical phase with HELLA with the InnovationLAB team. Robert Weitlaner, the team leader, also accompanies me through all my practical phases, and he is my first contact person during the entire study period. Robert is also like a mentor to me, and there are no rigid hierarchies! In the course of the three-year study programme, I also get an insight into the automation, product management, design, and architect service departments. This gives me a holistic overview of all the fields of building technology!"
Why did you decide on a dual study programme with HELLA?
"I chose the dual study programme with HELLA because it is "dual". It was clear to me that I wanted to stay in the region, and after five years of professional practice I didn't want to begin a full-time study programme. The employment with year-round salary is also a very important aspect! In addition to the variety of theory and practice, the topics are also very exciting. I have never really dealt with sun protection before, but it is such a versatile and important topic! Above all, I find those numerous research projects in which HELLA is involved, as well as the control and guidance of daylight very interesting."