Master’s Programmes in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Course ID

UE 066 504 – Master’s Programme Embedded Systems
UE 066 506 – Master’s Programme Energy and Automation Technology
UE 066 507 – Master’s Programme Telecommunications
UE 066 508 – Master’s Programme Microelectronics and Photonics

Duration of course

4 semesters


120 ECTS

Certificate received upon completion

Master of Science

Course programmes

Embedded Systems

The master’s programme Embedded Systems is one of four master's programme Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and has a bridging function to Computer Sciences. Embedded systems are computers that are embedded in a technical system of electronic and usually also mechanical components, whereby the high flexibility of software is combined with the efficiency of hardware. The key course elements include the design of integrated circuits, systems on chip, FGPA design, firmware, software and systems engineering, as well as distributed sensor networks.

Further information about the programme

Admission is possible for graduates in other subjects, depending on the individual examinations taken. Additional examinations may be required.

  • Integrated Switching
  • Embedded Systems
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Software Systems Engineering
  • SoC Engineering
  • Components and Systems
  • Communication Networks
  • Formal Methods
  • Smart Grids

The varied scope of application of Embedded Systems extends from smartphones and consumer electronics to motor vehicles and aeroplanes. Its relevance will continue to increase significantly in the near future, for example in the Internet of Things and in cyber-physical systems.

  • User interfaces for embedded Systems
  • System architectures (software and hardware)
  • Safety engineering
  • Reuse & reusability
  • Systems on chip infrastructure and networks on chip
  • Self-aware cyber-physical systems
  • Integration of sensors and actuators as well as their networking
  • Verification of analogue and digital systems
  • Model-driven system development

Energy and Automation Technology

General information

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology or, for specialisation in Automation Technology, in Computer Engineering.
Admission is possible for graduates in other subjects, depending on the individual examinations taken and on additional examinations where necessary.

  • Drive Technology
  • Automation
  • Specialist module blocks, according to specialisation
  • Energy Technology or Automation Technology

Energy Technology

This field covers the generation and provision of energy from renewable and fossil sources. The most important aspects are security of supply, energy efficiency, environmental concerns and electro-magnetic tolerance. Low-emission and regenerative energy production is one of the greatest challenges of the future.

  • Electric drives for fuel cell cars
  • Potential and local analysis regarding wind and solar energy
  • Trend evaluation against Kyoto targets

  • Analysis of potential for, and integration of, renewable energy sources
  • Decentralised regenerative energy systems with demand and supply-side management
  • Blackout simulation and monitoring.

Energy Technology is multi-disciplinary and diverse, covering areas from electrical and mechanical engineering to chemistry and economics. Learning and working in such an exciting and important field is both demanding and fun!

Automation Technology

The aim is to allow technical processes to run efficiently and safely without human intervention. The most recent solutions are network-based – data for regulating processes running over industrial communication networks. The integration of distributed intelligence (embedded systems) for complex systems with thousands of sensors and actuators requires brand new methods of design and simulation.

  • Autonomous robots for deployment in dangerous environments
  • Automation of buildings
  • Production line for an MP3 player

  • Highly flexible production systems of the future, with the capability of being adapted and reconfigured
  • Teaching robots to 'see' and to recognise structures and objects
  • Industrial application of highly dynamic motion control

I see automation technology as a specialisation for the future, containing elements of IT, physics and maths. Alongside wide-ranging practical exercises, current research is well integrated into teaching here. Good job prospects in a wide range of activities after graduation are a welcome by-product of the course.


Compulsory subjects in this master's programme are taught in English.

Further information about the programme

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.
Admission is possible for graduates in other subjects, depending on the individual examinations taken; additional examinations may be required.

  • Telecommunications
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Telecom Switching and System Design
  • Telecoms in Energy Technology
  • Telecoms in Automation Technology
  • Telecoms in the Area of Regulating Technologies

Telecommunication deals with the transfer, switching and processing of messages and information. Information in the form of language, images or data must be converted into electrical or optical signals. For the purpose of rapid, secure and uninterrupted transmission via electrical or fibre-optic cables or through the air by means of electro-magnetic waves (e.g. mobile radio), the information is coded accordingly. The focus of the course is therefore on the basic properties of electro-magnetic waves, the description and design of telecommunications components and systems and digital signal processing.

  • Transmission distances, e.g. in fibre-optic technology
  • Mobile radio antennae
  • Intelligent transport systems
  • Digital filtering by means of a signal processor
  • Transmission system for emergency services

Mobile radio, internet and fixed line are converging and are connected through a worldwide fibre-optic network. In order to meet ever-increasing demands for bandwidth and availability, the available frequency resources over cable and radio must be used far more efficiently. Additional frequency ranges are being opened up for entirely new transmission methods such as ultra-wide band radio. Transfer of multimedia data will in future require significantly higher data transfer rates and communications network security will require new approaches.

Microelectronics and Photonics

Microelectronics is the technological basis of our information society. All modern communications and information technology systems are founded on this technology, as are components used in automation, consumer electronics, automotive technology, air and space travel and technical medicine. This course, in combination with optical technologies, is unique in the German-speaking world. It embraces a broad education ranging from the principles of physical operation of electronic components and their simulation and manufacture to laser technology.

Further information about the programme

Admission is possible for graduates in other subjects, depending on the individual examinations taken. Additional examinations may be required.

  • Technology and Materials + relevant specialisation
  • Photonics and Quantum Electronics
  • Integrated Switching + relevant specialisation
  • Components and Systems + relevant specialisation
  • Applied Photonics
  • Quantum Electronics specialisation
  • Subject focus

  • Development of semi-conductor sensors, simulation of components
  • High-tech product innovation
  • Switch design and simulation of integrated optical-electronic switching for
  • Communications technology
  • Bio-medical applications of lasers
  • Researching quantum components

New semi-conductor materials and substances for micro-electronics, sensor technology and photonics; solid-state lasers for new wavelength ranges; ultra-fast optical sources for researching atomic or biological processes; sensors for automotive applications; biochips; micro-systems; nano-electronic components; manufacture and simulation of quantum wires and quantum dots; highly integrated switching technology; miniaturisation of components to atomic proportions; quantum phenomena.

Dean of Academic Affairs

Silvan Schmid


Vice Dean of Academic Affairs

Wolfgang Kemmetmüller

Ass. Prof. Dr. -Ing. 

More Information and Contact

Dean's office of Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Gußhausstraße 30
4th floor
1040 Vienna

Phone: +43 1 58801 35000
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Student Union

Student Union Electrical Engineering

Gußhausstraße 27-29
Staircase 1, 1st floor
1040 Vienna

Phone: +43 1 58801 49553 or +43 1 58801 49554
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