Höhere Technische Lehranstalt

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The coat of arms of the HTL Bregenz

Höhere Technische Lehranstalten (HTL, Higher Technical Institute), also called Höhere Technische Bundeslehranstalten (HTBLA, Federal Higher Technical Institute) or Höhere Technische Bundeslehr- und Versuchsanstalten (HTBLuVA, Federal Higher Technical Institute for Educating and Experimenting) are technology and crafts orientated higher colleges in Austria. These institutions are an important part of Austrian vocational education and unique within Europe. HTLs specialise in engineering disciplines such as civil engineering, electronics, electrical engineering, information technology, informatics, Industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics and chemistry.

HTLs also existed in Switzerland until 1995 when these institutions were converted into Swiss Fachhochschule-institutions.

Types of Courses[edit]

Höhere Technische Lehranstalten generally offer four different types of courses:

  • Fachschule courses last for four years, the first year at a HTL is usually also the last year of compulsory education, which ends in Austria with grade 9 so students are 14 years old and over when they enter HTL. After four years, students have to complete a Technikerarbeit, a final examination project and then pass the final examinations to graduate from HTL. Students can also attend the examinations for the Berufsreifeprüfung, but these examinations are voluntary. The Berufsreifeprüfung formally enables students to attend university, but they are limited to a specified range of majors.
  • The so-called Höhere Abteilung offer the most common type of courses at Austrian HTLs. The course lasts five years and starts with grade 9. This type of education has a number of similarities to Japanese colleges of technology (Kosen). After five years, students may complete the school via a Diplomarbeit, a final examination project that requires several hundred hours of work – similar to a Technikerarbeit but at higher level – or via a Klausurwoche (an engineering project that has to be completed in 35 hours distributed over a few days). After that a student has to pass one written test in mathematics and one in a language (German or English) and the final oral examinations to graduate. The examinations are called Reife- und Diplomprüfung since the Austrian Reifeprüfung (Matura) is an integral part of it and students are formally enabled to attend university. After three years of work experience in engineering graduates can apply for the Austrian professional title Ingenieur (pre-nominal letters: Ing.), literally engineer. According to Council Directive 92/51/EEC of 18 June 1992 on a second general system for the recognition of professional education and training, Annex D this certificate was equivalent to university education of at least 1 year but less than 3 years, similar to e.g. a Foundation degree. Directive 92/51/EEC is no more in force - it was repealed by Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications.
  • The so-called Abendschule (evening school) offers a type of course that is very similar to the Höhere Abteilung and intended for people who want to study while they work. These courses are organized in 8 semesters and are completed with a Reife- und Diplomprüfung just like the Höhere Abteilung.
  • The fourth type of courses at HTLs are special post-secondary courses for students who have completed an apprenticeship, are master craftsmen or graduated from Gymnasium with Matura. These types of courses are also offered at the Höhere Abteilungen and end with the same qualifications as the five-year courses.

HTLs[edit]

  • The largest HTL in Austria with 3.500 students is the HTBLuVA Mödling.
  • The oldest Austrian vocational school is the HTBLuVA Wien 5 Spengergasse in Vienna, established in 1758 by Maria Theresia.
  • The HTBLVA TGM (Technologisches Gewerbe Museum) in Vienna has the highest school building in Austria (about 70m, 15 floors).
  • The HTBLVA TGM also has the largest base area of any HTL in Austria.

Höhere Technische Lehranstalten in Austria[edit]

Name Bundesland Location Departments Students
HTL Eisenstadt Burgenland Eisenstadt Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics, Aerospace engineering technology, Materials engineering; Fachschule mechanical engineering 950
HTLuVA Pinkafeld Burgenland Pinkafeld Civil engineering, Computing and automation technologies, Computing and organisation, Mechanical engineering, Fachschule for civil und mechanical engineering, Kolleg "Facility Management" 1200
HTL 1 Klagenfurt Carinthia Klagenfurt Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics, Electrical engineering, Fachschule for mechatronics und electrical engineering 1080
HTL Mössingerstraße Carinthia Klagenfurt Telecommunications, Computer engineering, Biomedical technology, Energy technologies and industriell electronics, Information technology, Fachschule for computing und communication technologies 1200
HTBLuVA Villach Carinthia Villach Civil engineering (with subdepartments Hochbau and Tiefbau), Interior design and wood technologies, Computing and organisation, Information technology and networking technologies 1230
HTL Ferlach Carinthia Ferlach Industrial technologies, Industrial design, Weapon technologies ~600
HTL Wolfsberg Carinthia Wolfsberg Information systems, Management, Automation technologies 600
HTL Krems Lower Austria Krems Civil engineering (with subdepartments Hochbau and Tiefbau), Urban planning, Information technology ~650
HTBLuVA Waidhofen/Y Lower Austria Waidhofen/Ybbs Automation technologies, Electrical engineering, Engineering management, Fachschule for Electrical engineering with computing and networking technologies, Mechanical engineering 919
HTL St. Pölten / HTBLuVA St. Pölten Lower Austria Sankt Pölten Engineering management, Computing and organisation, Electronics, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering ~2200
HTBLuVA Wiener Neustadt Lower Austria Wiener Neustadt Automation technologies, Electrical engineering, Information technology, Civil Engineering (Hochbau), Computing and organisation 1546
HTL Hollabrunn Lower Austria Hollabrunn Electronics, Electrical engineering, Food technologies, Mechanical engineering, Industrial engineering ~1500
IT-HTL Ybbs Lower Austria Ybbs an der Donau Internet and Media technology, Network technologies 300
HTL Mistelbach Lower Austria Mistelbach Health technology 119
HTBLuVA Mödling Lower Austria Mödling Civil engineering (with subdepartments Hochbau and Tiefbau), Environmental technology, Electronics, Electrical engineering, Automotive engineering, Wood technologies, Interior design, Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics, Engineering management 3500
HTL Wieselburg (Josephinum) Lower Austria Wieselburg Agriculture, Agricultural machinery, Food technology
HTL1 Bau und Design Upper Austria Linz Civil engineering (with subdepartments Hochbau, Tiefbau and Bauwirtschaft), Construction and communication design, Print and digital media 1113
HTL2 - LiTEC Linzer Technikum Upper Austria Linz Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics, Electrical engineering and information technology 1900
HTL Steyr Upper Austria Steyr Automotive engineering, Electronics and computer engineering, Mechatronics, Metal design 1290
HTL Wels Upper Austria Wels Information technology, Electrical engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical engineering, Chemical technologies 1433
HTL Braunau Upper Austria Braunau am Inn Electronics, Electrical engineering, Mechatronics, Bionics, Computer engineering 1057
HTL Hallstatt Upper Austria Hallstatt Interior design, Wood technology  ?
HTL Grieskirchen Upper Austria Grieskirchen Computing and organisation 250
HTL für Lebensmitteltechnologie Upper Austria Wels Food technology 130
HTBLA Leonding Upper Austria Leonding Computing and organisation, Evening School for Computing and organisation, Electronics, Fachschule for Electronics 936
HTL Traun Upper Austria Traun Information and communication technology, Fachschule for computing 300
HTL Perg Upper Austria Perg Computing and organisation, Fachschule for computing 267
HTL Neufelden ATN Upper Austria Neufelden Automation technology, Engineering management 400
HTL Vöcklabruck Upper Austria Vöcklabruck Mechanical engineering, Engineering - Environmental technology, Engineering - Facility Management; Engineering management - Information systems, Engineering management - Management ~1000
HTL Innsbruck Anichstraße Tyrol Innsbruck Mechanical engineering, Electronics - Computer engineering, Electronics-Telekommunications, Electrical engineering, Information technology, Engineering management ~1800
HTL für Bau und Kunst Innsbruck Tyrol Innsbruck Civil engineering (with subdepartments Hochbau and Tiefbau), Kolleg, Art and Design ~1000
HTL Fulpmes Tyrol Fulpmes Mechanical engineering, Industrial technology, Materials engineering and product design ~200
HTL Jenbach Tyrol Jenbach Mechanical engineering, Engineering management ~400
HTL Salzburg Salzburg Salzburg Stadt Civil engineering (with subdepartments Hochbau and Tiefbau), Design, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Electronics 1800
HTL Hallein Salzburg Hallein Management, Information systems, Mechanical engineering, Ecodesign, sculpture design, Civil engineering, Cabinet making, Interior design, carpentry, Stonemasonry 1000
HTL Saalfelden Salzburg Saalfelden Elektrotechnik u. Informationstechnik, Mechatronics, Civil engineering (with subdepartments Hochbau and Tiefbau), Fachschule for computing, communication technology and civil engineering ~600
HTBLuVA Graz - Gösting (BULME Graz) Styria Graz Electronics-Computer engineering, Electronics-Telecommunications, Multimedia technology, Electronics-Networking technology, Electrical engineering -Information technology / Project management, Electrical engineering -Information technology / Automation, Mechanical engineering, Engineering management-Information systems, Engineering management-Management/ Sport/ Logistics/ 2800
HTBLuVA Graz-Ortweinschule Styria Graz Civil engineering, Art and Design ~1500
HTBL-Kapfenberg Styria Kapfenberg Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Materials engineering 1200
HTL Zeltweg Styria Zeltweg Mechanical engineering, Industrial technology; Civil engineering, Engineering management ~600
HTBLA Kaindorf Styria Kaindorf an der Sulm Computing and organisation, Mechatronics, Automation 850
HTL Leoben Styria Leoben Metallurgy, Logistics 183
I-HTL Bad Radkersburg Styria Bad Radkersburg Electrical engineering 21
HTBLuVa Voitsberg Styria Voitsberg Mechanical engineering ~100
HTL Weiz Styria Weiz Mechanical engineering, Environmental engineering, Engineering management, Electrical engineering 1100
HTL Bregenz Vorarlberg Bregenz Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering,

Engineering management, Fachschule for mechanical engineering, Fachschule for electrical engineering

~770
HTL Dornbirn Vorarlberg Dornbirn Clothing technology, Information systems, Textile management, Chemical engineering,Fachschule for computing, Fachschule for clothing, Fachschule for textile chemistry ~1100
HTBLuVA Rankweil Vorarlberg Rankweil Electronics, Fachschule for electronics, Civil engineering (with subdepartments Hochbau and Tiefbau), Kolleg for Interior design and wood technology ~740
Camillo Sitte Lehranstalt Vienna Landstraße Civil engineering 1200
HTL Wien 3 Rennweg Vienna Landstraße Mechatronics, Information technology, Computing 900
Schulzentrum Ungargasse, Wien 3 Vienna Landstraße Engineering management, Information technology, Fachschule for mechanical engineering, Leather design >1000
HTL Spengergasse Vienna Margareten Art and Design, Management, Computing and organisation 1450
HTL Wien 10 Vienna Favoriten Electronics, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics, Environmental engineering 1100
HTL Ottakring Vienna Ottakring Electronics, Information technology, Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering, Computing and communication technology 1550
HBLVA für chemische Industrie Vienna Hernals Biochemestry, Chemical-Informatics, Environmental engineering 1000
Technologisches Gewerbe Museum, TGM Wien Vienna Brigittenau Electronics, Electrical engineering, Information technology, Mechanical engineering, Materials engineering, Engineering management, Industrial Engineering 3000
HTL Donaustadt Vienna Donaustadt Information technology, Communication technology, Computing, Fachschule for Electronics 1600
Sorting by Gemeindekennziffer.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • www.htl.at Internet platform for diploma projects and final examination projects at Austrian HTLs
  • www.bildungssystem.at - Information about the Austrian educational system
  • www.bmukk.gv.at - The Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture