The matriculation exam is a precondition to study at Austrian universities. It is possible to study Nutritional Sciences with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree. The duration of the course is six semesters. On this basis, there is a four-semester master's degree in Nutritional Science (Master of Science, MSc). Graduates in natural-science and nutritional science are employed by private and public organisations, industry and the media. In addition, at the University of Vienna, a teacher training "Home Economics and Nutrition" (Duration: 8 semesters, degree "Magistra of Science", Latin name "Magister rerum naturalium") is offered. This course is a combination study and has to be occupied with another subject.
University of Applied Sciences and "Kollegs":
Courses similiar to the university are offered. The courses are shorter and more practical orientated. "Kollegs" offer specialised post-matriculation courses. There are no courses in home economics and household sciences at Universities of Applied Sciences in Austria. Courses in Tourism and "Kollegs" for Tourism may include some aspects of home economics education.
In Austria Technical and Vocational Colleges for Further and Higher Education for the training of Teachers and Non-Teaching Staff specialising in Agricultural and Forestry courses in Secondary Schools.
Courses are offered in Nutrition Economics including organisation and management, social care, nursing and rural household management. The profession of Home Economist does not exist in Austria
Out-of-School Adult Education and Counselling:
Adult education Institutions (public & private) offer courses where aspects of home economics are taught.
Contact person IFHE: Josefa Reiter
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