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M.Sc. Electronics and Computer Engineering

FH JOANNEUM - University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Electronic Engineering, Werk-VI-Straße 46, A-8605 Kapfenberg, Austria

+43 3862 33600-0

+43 3862 33600 8312

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Type of course

Language of tuition

Length of course
4 semester

Date of commencement

Class size
20 students

Degree awarded
Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Cost / fees
Non EU nationals:727€ per semester
EU nationals: approx. 21 € per semester

Student grants / Financial assistance
Grant for outstanding achievements can be awarded


Exchange partner schools
KU Leuven, Belgium, Bordeaux INP, France, ENSEA, France, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece, OAMK Oulu, Finland, Technical University Gabrovo, Bulgaria, Undiversidad de Alcala, Spain, Universidade da Coruna, Spain, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain, Univerza v Ljublijani, Slovenia, Universytet Rzeszowski, Poland, Vilnius Gedeminas Technical University, Lithuania, University of Antwerp, Belgium, Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico

Admission requirements
The degree programme is taught in English. If you are proficient in English at level B2 you should have no problem following the classes. A certificate evidencing your language skills unless these are included in your secondary school leaving certificate or similar diplomas is required.

Programme Director
Prof. (FH) Priv.-Doz. DI Dr. Christian Vogel

Contact details for application
Silke Glatzer
FH JOANNEUM Gesellschaft mbH
Werk-VI-Straße 46
8605 Kapfenberg
Phone: +43 (0)316 5453-8835
Mail: silke.glatzer(at)

Institute of Electronic Engineering

M.Sc. in Electronics and Computer Engineering

Engineering expertise at the highest level: this Master’s degree programme will make you an expert in computer-based electronic systems and will provide you with the best opportunities for your future career – whether in industrial research, the automotive and semiconductor industries, telecommunications or automation and medical engineering. Best connections to the global players of the branch offer many possibilities to students to start already working during their studies and consequently to ease the access to the professional life.

What you will learn:

  • Innovative technology projects
  • Automotive Control
  • Power Electronics
  • Electronic systems
  • Sustainable systems
  • Programming
  • Management

Key subject areas

Electronic Systems

During the course, you will gain deeper insight into the functioning of embedded systems. You will also learn how to combine hardware and software in a user-friendly manner. You will gain expertise in using the latest methods of hardware development such as advanced packaging – an ultra-compact mounting technology. To give you the best possible start to your career, you will use recognised electronics CAD tools such as Altium Designer. We will also provide you with the expertise you require in the field of combined processor/FPGA platforms.


Our course offers particular subject areas which are oriented to the needs of industry. You will acquire specialist knowledge in various fields such as power electronics, for instance, with its various applications in electrical energy conversion. This covers efficient solar inverters, high-dynamic power amplifiers for testing systems as well as charging units for electric and hybrid vehicles.

Power Electronics

The focus in this area is on green mobility and renewable energies. The core of your training will be based on the design and development of efficient power electronic components and their application in resource-saving systems.

Automotive Control

Here the focus is on embedded software and its application in automotive electronics such as driver assistance systems and drive controls. This expertise is in particular high demand at regional companies.

Study mode, self-study and attendance

Additional Topics

The course also covers many other up-to-date issues, such as:
  • Drivetrain electrification including battery and fuel cells
  • Driver assistance systems
  • Autonomous driving
  • Sensor technology and digital communication and control systems
This wide range of topics will make it easier for you to enter the world of work after completing your Master’s course.

Innovative technology projects

Electronic engineering is a fast-paced field. At our research department, students are offered insight into the latest industrial development and production processes. Our graduates are ideally equipped to pursue a successful career in Austria or abroad on the solid basis of our multi-faceted training at the cutting edge of technology.

Student projects

The class schedule for the course has been purposely fixed as a three-weekday block to allow our students to work in a firm alongside their studies or to pursue their own research in our Research and Development Centre. Such activities make an important contribution to the practical training which forms an integral part of the Electronics and Computer Engineering course. We are more than happy to support our students in their choice of suitable companies and organisations.

The advantages of following a part-time course of study include insights into problem-solving in industry, practical experience of the world of work and the opportunity to get to know potential future employers.

Our own R&D centre offers the possibility to work in projects like:


Our teaching and research practice is guided by our responsibility for the learning process of our students and our commitment to providing them with comprehensive knowledge and skills. Our applied R&D activities ensure the high quality of our teaching. We are drivers of innovation, working in cooperation with partners in education and business, and thus contribute to making Styria attractive as a location for industry and as a place to live. Our campuses in Graz, Kapfenberg and Bad Gleichenberg reflect our regional commitment.

FH JOANNEUM Campus Kapfenberg

Kapfenberg offers four Bachelor’s degree programs, five Master’s degree programs and two postgraduate Master’s courses with a technical/business focus which fit perfectly into this innovative environment of high-tech companies and industry partners. Some 800 students are able to enjoy the special community feel here and benefit from the good network of courses and graduates.