Backstage at technology giants: the Academy of Continuing Education's study trips are more than just a learning journey. Immerse yourself in innovative tech landscapes, take part in practical workshops and make valuable international contacts in the industry. Our tailor-made trips not only offer professional insights, but also the opportunity to take part in relevant company and laboratory visits. Meet experts and managers from local production and sales companies to gain direct insight.

Requirement: first academic degree, at least 3 years of professional experience

We currently offer the following learning trips as compact programs together with our partner Caltech:

 

Learning Experience at Caltech Campus in Pasadena, California

The TU Vienna is the first and only university in Europe to cooperate with the renowned private top university Caltech Center for Technology and Management Education. This unique program allows you to learn from world-class professors and professionals at one of the world's leading technology universities. You will not only gain access to cutting-edge technologies, but also be able to benefit from sophisticated laboratories and facilities to take your technical expertise to the highest level.

Requirement: first academic degree, at least 3 years of professional experience

We currently offer the following learning trips as compact programs together with our partners:

AI, IoT, quantum computing and biotechnology are conquering the world. The renowned university Caltech Center for Technology and Management Education is a pioneer in these cutting-edge technologies. Our program goes beyond teaching technology – it promotes forward-looking thinking, the development of innovative business models and initiates organizational change. The aim is to ensure that our participants not only understand technological advances, but can also manage and implement them effectively in their industries. Enter a learning environment designed to shape the leaders of tomorrow.

The Deep Tech Masterclass offers 13 days of special know-how on key technologies.

Location: Caltech Campus, Pasadena, USA

Date: October 21 - November 1, 2024

Participation fee: EUR 9,900 (for TU Alumni -5%, VAT-free, excluding travel and accommodation costs),

Credits: 8 ECTS

Please find here the detailed program

Going beyond technical aspects, the masterclass offers professional added value that is specifically tailored to the requirements of the industry in the area of operations and supply chain management. By working closely with industry experts and practitioners, you gain valuable insights and can benefit from their experiences. This combination of academic knowledge and industry-specific expertise not only provides a realistic perspective on current challenges, but also allows you to build a strong professional network with leading figures and subject matter experts. You will learn about topics such as global sourcing, lean management, materials management and combine theory with practice in order to develop further as a manager.

Location: Caltech Campus, Pasadena, USA

Date: October 21 - November 1, 2024

Participation fee: EUR 9,900 (for TU Alumni -5%, VAT-free, excluding travel and accommodation costs),

Credits: 8 ECTS

Please find here the detailed program

Systems thinking in product development is key for being success in industry. This masterclass addresses robust and cost-effective best practices that meet strict functional, performance requirements. The two-week learning journey focuses on practical methods and tools for identifying user needs and requirements, defining robust system architectures and designs, effective verification and validation so that products function as intended. Participants learn about autonomous systems, agility, resilience and robotics through laboratory visits and lectures.

Location: Caltech Campus, Pasadena, USA

Date: October 21 - November 1, 2024

Participation fee: EUR 9,900 (for TU Alumni -5%, VAT-free, excluding travel and accommodation costs),

Credits: 8 ECTS

Please find here the detailed program

This unique study trip offers an immersive and enriching experience that combines lectures, company visits, workshops, and networking events with international experts and academics.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to expand your horizons, deepen your knowledge, and connect with like-minded professionals and experts in the fascinating field of space architecture. Join the Journey to Houston and embark on a transformative experience that will inspire and empower you to shape the future of space habitation and exploration.

Keyfacts:

  • Date: September 18 – 26, 2024
  • Participation Fee:
    • Regular fee: EUR 7,400,-*
    • TU Community: EUR 5,200*
    • ACE Community: EUR 2,900* (*VAT-free, excl. travel and accommodation expenses)
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Credits: 8 ECTS

What to expect:

  • Excursions and Company Visits to: NASA, Lunar Planetary Institute, Space Center Houston, Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) 
  • Joint classes with SICSA on topics like:
    • The Field of Space Architecture, Design and Engineering
    • Space Habitat Approaches, Methods and Technologies
    • Space Habitability – Integrating Humans and Environment Interaction
    • Latest Advancements in Space Technology and Engineering
    • Emerging Materials and Technologies for building in Space
    • Case studies of existing and planned space habitats


Excursions and Company Visits:

NASA, Lunar Planetary Institute, Space Center Houston, and Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA)

Instructors and Experts:

Olga Bannova, Brand Griffin, Marc M. Cohen, Sheryl M. Bishop, and other SICSA lecturers

The 1-week journey will be guided and organized by TU Wien staff and the Academic Director Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger.

> More detailes about the journey

Registration Process

Study trips are seen as compact programs and require a short registration process.

If you are not already enrolled with TU Wien's Academy, please fill out and send this Registration Form , opens a file in a new window(pdf) plus:

  • CV incl. portrait foto
  • Copy of passport

via E-mail to compact-programs@tuwien.ac.at