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Master's Degree Programs

If you are interested in studying Management in Polymer Technologies (MPT) or Polymer Technologies and Science (PTS), our homepage (German only) provides comprehensive information on academic degree programs in Polymer Engineering Technologies at the JKU. For further information about the study process please visit Studying at JKU.

Below you can find some selected information for your studies.


Credit Transfer for HTL graduates

Credit Transfer

Questions regarding credit transfer and examination recognition that have not been addressed in the equivalency chart must be sent in advance by using the form (Download below) to the responsible faculty expert in Polymer Engineering Technologies for review.

Subsequently, students must submit an application form (including all relevant grade reports and transcripts in the original with an official signature or stamp) to the Department of Examination and Recognition Services for approval.

Further information about the next steps you can find here.

Master's Thesis (MPT or PTS)

The Master's Thesis is to be carried out according to § 81 UG 2002 and § 29 of the "Satzung Studienrecht" of the Johannes Kepler University Linz. A specific topic from the field of Polymer Technologies or from the fields of Management or Complementary courses sufficiently related to Polymer Technologies and Economics must be investigated using scientific methods. The work performed as part of the Master's Thesis research (including problem description, objectives, methodology and results) is to be documented in written form in the Master's Thesis and to be presented in the Master's Seminar.

The students of this study program must perform a Master's Thesis Seminar MPT with 3 ECTS (corresponds to 3 semester hours). The basic methods and rules for writing an academic work and preparing scientific presentations will be explained and demonstared on examples. The results of the Master's Thesis must be presented in this seminar before the finalization of the thesis. In addition to the scientific quality of the thesis, the quality of the presentation is also considered in the mark of this course.

Master's Thesis Seminar (MPT or PTS)

The results of the Master's Thesis are to be presented within the course "Master's Thesis Seminar (MPT or PTS)".

Obligatory attendance: 6 times (5 times listening to presentations, 1 time presenting)

For one meeting there is usually more than one presentation. It is either way counted as one time being present. The attendance can be fulfilled at any of the four institutes; also you can visit both - Bachelor's and/or Master's Thesis Presentations (PTS as well as MPT).

The own presentation has to be held at the institute advising the Master's Thesis and where you have enrolled the course "Master's Thesis Seminar".

For the grading of the course it is needed to hand out a copy of your thesis, accomplished in accordance to our guidelines (see downloads below), additionally and self-sufficient of the JKU’s regulations.


The student will be awarded a Master's degree following the successful completion of the final Master's degree examination (=Masterabschlussprüfung), all examinations (subject exams, module exams, course exams), and the Master's thesis.

Please Note:
Students who complete degree programs after October 1, 2009, must submit a UStat2 form (evaluation form on studies-related stays abroad). Mandatory!

First Part of the Master's Degree Examination

The completed examination roster and 2 copies of the Master's thesis must be submitted to the Department of Examination and Recognition Services no later than 4 weeks before the final examination by committee. If necessary, the roster can also be submitted if the event that the last course examination is pending.

application/pdfExamination Roster (1.0 MB, ATTENTION: altered rosters will not be accepted!)

All information can also be found at Completion of a Master's Degree Program.