Overview of the Higher Education landscape and Competence Profile of Industrial Engineering and Management in Austria

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Industrial engineers play a central role in the field of Purchasing and Supply Management (PSM). Therefore, this study aims to satisfy the information needs of the key stakeholders of the occupational profile of industrial engineering and the related educational opportunities. Accordingly, the study provides an overview of the Austrian industrial engineering courses offered at universities of applied sciences and universities, shows what the competence profile of industrial engineers should look like from a practical point of view in order to best meet the requirements of the labour market, and provides an overview of essential elements in the career path of industrial engineers. In addition to a detailed analysis of the higher education landscape in Austria, a survey was sent out to Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) students, IEM graduates and human resources managers in Austria.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings of the 31st International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association : Building Bridges
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2022
Event31st International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association: Building Bridges: IPSERA 2022 - Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden
Duration: 10 Apr 202213 Apr 2022


Conference31st International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association: Building Bridges
Abbreviated titleIPSERA 2022
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  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Competences
  • Survey
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Study Programs

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