Quality Assurance in Postgraduate Education

The importance of quality assurance and accreditation in postgraduate education has increased significantly in recent years, due to the enormous growth that has characterised continuing education as a whole. Given the ever-increasing range of studies on offer, recognized quality marks and seals of approval are major criteria for potential candidates in making an informed choice of a continuing education course that is of high quality and also meets their aspirations.

Objective external evaluation of the various continuing education courses makes international comparison with other programs possible and goes a long way to meeting the quality requirement of transparency. This in turn leads to an increase in student and graduate mobility, allowing the program to claim international appeal as well. External certification or accreditation is also an indication of the academic weight of the institution and makes its awareness of quality assurance and the need for ongoing optimisation transparent to the world outside as well.

Currently, selected programs of the Continuing Education Center are accredited by

The programs offered at the Continuing Education Center fully meet Austrian national standards and statutory regulations, such as the Universities Act of 2002 and the Statutes of the Vienna University of Technology. In addition, the curricula for the university courses are checked by the Senate of the Vienna University of Technology and enacted by Senate Decree. The Continuing Education Center also has an internal quality management system that meets international standards and directives, and which ensures continuing further development of the programs.

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