4308653: C15 Educational Journey

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Semester:SS 17
Scheduled in semester:2
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:60.0 L / 45.0 h
Self-directed study time:45.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Information Systems (01.09.2015)


Our educational journey will be done in cooperation with Prof. Jan Mendling, WU Vienna - University of Economics and Business. We will attend lectures at the brand new campus of WU Vienna, the biggest university for social and economic sciences in Europe. Furthermore, company visits and social activities are part of this journey. The trip lasts from Sunday - Thursday (including travel).

This module is accredited as elective subject (i.e. it counts as 3 out of 12 ECTS in the elective subjects basket).

Besides a lecture at the new campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien) by Univ. Prof. Dr. Jan Mendling, we plan the following activities:

  • visit of the „Österreichische Post“ (Federal Mail) logistical center
  • visit of the Viennese brewery: Ottakringer Brauerei AG
  • introduction to typical Austrian cuisine

Date: 18th April until 22th April (travelling on 18th April and 22th April)

Preliminary Agenda (need to be confirmed)
Tuesday: 18:00: get-together in the Hotel lobby, sightseeing-walk, dinner.
Wednesday: lectures at WU Wien, dinner in Schweizerhaus (Prater Vienna)
Thursday: lectures (half day) and short exam (see below for details), dinner at "Heurigen"
Friday: Österreichische Post (Austrian Federal Mail) and brewery visit.
Saturday: individual departure

Regulations require an examination in an elective subject. The exam will be conducted in the form of an exercise with relation to the lecture. You will be able to consult in groups and use all material (open book). Grading will be pass/not passed
There will be sufficient time to discover the city individually.

Students who took part in the last years, always recommended the following places to stay:

  • Hotel Kummer at Mariahilferstrasse: http://www.gerstner-hotels.at/hotel-kummer/index.html (classic Vienna hotel with attractive pricing scheme, especially when sharing a room)

  • Wombats City Hostel – THE LOUNGE at Mariahilferstrasse: http://www.wombats-hostels.com/vienna/the-lounge/

  • Motel One Prater – this is near the WU Wien Campus, where lectures will take place, and close to Schweizerhaus: http://www.motel-one.com/en/hotels/vienna/wien-prater/

Cost & Registration
Please register until end of February for the study trip.

The cost for entry fees in Ottakringer Brewery are 6,- EUR which we will collect during the trip. All other costs have to be covered individually.

Travelling to Vienna should be organized individually. We can recommend the Austrian Federal Railways (www.oebb.at) leaving e.g. from Feldkirch or Zurich.

Some tips for booking a train ticket:
  • There is always a limited amount of cheaper tickets -dedicated to specific trains - available (called Sparschiene).
  • If you want to buy a regular ticket, you will be asked whether you have a ÖBB Vorteilscard (50 % discount). All people under 26 years can buy a Vorteilscard < 26 at low cost.

Flights go from Altenrhein-St.Gallen (Peoples Airline) and Zürich (AUA, Swiss) to Wien-Schwechat (VIE).

Arriving by car is possible, the P+R Ottakring might be the best solution then (U3 connects you with the city).

We will use public transportation during the trip. Tickets are available at all vending machines of "Wiener Linien".



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