The focal topic of the Electronic Systems Engineering Master degree program is the communication between intelligent microcontrollers incorporated in electronic equipment. These microcomputers are networked to create a complex system capable of controlling processes and exchanging information over wired or wireless communication channels. You will in the degree program advance the interaction of electronics, IT, signal processing and communication technologies, based on these autonomous microprocessors. You will broaden your background through your know-how in communication, leadership and management.
Until further notice, the admissions appointments will take place at regular intervals via video conference at a separate appointment after the written test. Applicants will be informed of details by e-mail.
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Application period for academic year 2022/23
14th October 2021 to 30th April 2022
tuition fee / semester:
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1 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester
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Your existing technical know-how on hardware, software and system level is a good baseline, but you would like improve on that. You would like to focus especially on microprocessors, on their reliable networking and use in a variety of complex systems. You are always keen to apply new technologies. This is an advantage, especially should you be looking for the best customized IT solution for individual components or complete systems. Your methods are analytical and structured and you have a high awareness of risk. You find it easy to find links between different disciplines. You are willing to assume responsibility and regard your Master studies as a stepping stone to a leadership position.
In choosing Electronic Systems Engineering, you have opted for a technical degree program with core topics such as Electronics, Information Technology, Signal processing and Communications. The knowledge you acquire will open up a wide range of opportunities in your profession: the field includes building automation, aircraft and automobiles, the medical sector and up to monitoring and control of industrial processes. Our elaborately equipped laboratories such as the electronics and/or network laboratory offer you a quiet environment in which to gain practical experience and simulate networking of complex systems in the course of your studies - to find answers to questions arising in your Master thesis, for instance.
We would furthermore appreciate your involvement in R&D projects. We would like to invite you to help shape the transfer of knowledge between praxis and research, based on the work in your degree program.
The Electronic Systems Engineering Master's degree program includes research on industrial image processing applications. The ever increasing performance of processors opens up novel solutions in automatic image recognition in industry and medicine. A student has the opportunity of actively cooperating with scientists in the development of algorithms to reliably and efficiently analyze defects and anomalies in images.
Our degree program also attaches great importance to linking our field of work to other technical disciplines in our department, as is also the case in practice. We are, for instance, working on controllers for six axis robots together with the High Tech Manufacturing section.Whilst High Tech Manufacturing is responsible for the mechanical robot design, Electronic Systems Engineering will integrate and implement all the control-related functions into the design. Rapid Prototyping is another field of close cooperation with this section, capturing the coordinates of three-dimensional objects and recreating an object on 3D printers. Electronic Systems Engineering controls the acquisition of object data.We can also offer students of the Electronic Systems Engineering Master's degree program the opportunity of obtaining certifications pertinent to the industry in the course of their studies. These may include the LabView certificate and PMA Project management Austria Level D.
Know-how in hardware, software, signal processing and networking technologies is central to your Master's degree program. You will acquire social and management skills in addition.
Lector: FH-Prof. DI Gerhard Engelmann, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Markus Wellenzohn
- Physical fundamentals - Different principles of sensors for the measurement of non-electric quantities - Methods to avoid/compensate interfering factors such as non-linearities or temperature-dependencies - Different principles of actuators
Written exam at the end of the course.
Presentation with laptop and beamer, additional explanations on whiteboard.
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Joseph Gernot Otto Wenninger
Embedded operating systems (main focus on embedded linux): process management, scheduling, memory management, input/output (local to the system and network) filesystems, security. Practical coding in user space and kernel space, configuration an compilation of the linux kernel; creation of a root file system for embedded usage. knowledge about implementation details of certain subsystems in the linux kernel. The course is taught in German, although the materials (slides, notes,..) are in english. If the students wish the course can also be held in English
Home learning: 20% a simple bash script 30% a userpace application written in C Examination: 50% multiple choice test During the home learning phase >=60% of the points have to be reached and the examination also has to be >=60%.
Presentation of slide decks, interactive development of sample applications and kernel modules. Two small coding projects during home learning.
Lector: DI Gerald Renner
- Process of transfering customer request to system design of a product - Functional partitioning of the sytem to modules and definition of the interfaces between these modules - Design concepts for common used hardware function blocks such as power supplies and power stage - Hardware and Software design splitting - Estimations for capacity needs and costs in respect to design steps - Requirements for testing, production and service for the modules and set
Exam at the End Contribution in the lessons Presentations Working in groups
- Lecture - Analysis of physical devices - Working in groups - Presentations - Self-study
Lector: Ing. Philipp Grassl, MSc
Recapitulation of general C -- Tools and principles of C development -- File I/O -- Threads and processes -- Concurrency and exclusive access -- Inter-process communication -- Pipes -- Sockets -- Kernelspace and userspace -- Linux-Kernel modules
50% Final Test 50% Distance Learning Project
interactive presentation with smaller exercises and a distance learning project
Lector: FH-Prof. DI Christian Halter
Lector: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Herbert Paulis
This lecture course gives an introduction, how requirements engineering works. All important parts of the requirement engineering will be shown and discussed by using best practice examples. The lecture course is separated into following main parts: a) Short description of the IEEE P1220 standard for requirement engineering b) Roles and responsibilities in the requirement engineering process c) Skills which are necessary for good requirement engineering d) Integration of the requirement engineering process in other (overall)
Written exam at the end of the course. At least 60% are required for passing the exam.
Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Hans Tschürtz, MSc MSc
Lector: FH-Prof. DI Gerhard Engelmann
Introduction and in-depth application of - MATLAB - Simulink - LTspice
Independent work on a task in small groups with a final presentation.
- Presentation - Supervised exercise - Independent work on a task in small groups
- Overview to analog control systems - Structure of digital control systems - Transfer function - Stability - Discrete frequency response - Controller design
Computer-aided (MATLAB) written exam at the end of the course. At least 60% are necessary for successful completion of the course.
- Lecture notes - Presentation with beamer - Solving problems using MATLAB - Discussion - Step-by-step explanation of complex contents on the whiteboard
• Basic terms and definitions • Continuous-time/discrete-time signals • Deterministic/stochastic signals • Sampling & reconstruction • Convolution, correlation • Z-Transform • Discrete-Time Fourier-Transform (DTFT) • Linear time-invariant discrete-time systems • Digital filters (FIR, IIR) • Discrete Fourier-Transform (DFT, FFT) • Window functions • Number representations
Lector: DI Walter Sebron
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Fiedler, Hubert Wimmer, MSc
Lecture: Innovation in general Innovation in practice (trends, strategy, methods, implementation) Innovation toolbox Intrapreneurship in practice (implementation in the company, guest lecturer, best practices) Seminar: Innovation process at a concrete Innovation Challenge (industrial project)
Final (written) examination and seminar presentation
Lector: Stefan Maximilian Suchi, BSc MSc, FH-Prof. Dr. Hans Tschürtz, MSc MSc
Introduction into quality management, practice-relevant deepening of the methods of quality planning and improvement as well as looking into the body of rules and regulations ISO 9001:2008 Furthermore enlarging upon the basics of Process Assessment Models (ISO/IEC 15504).
• Lecture-immanent exam character with final exam • Distance learning results
• Lecture units (VO) • Distance learning • Refection and discussion
Lector: DI Dr. Gabriel Maresch
Introduction to Algebraic Codes, Information Theory and Cryptography.
End-Term Exam, Weekly Problem-Assignments
Blended Learning via Moodle.
• Digital images • Histogram, Contrast • Point operations • Local operators (Filter) • Morphological operators • Color images, Color spaces, Color conversion • DFT in 2D
Independent implementation of digital image processing algorithms.
- Introduction to digital image processing - Examples related to digital image processing using MATLAB - Independent implementation of digital image processing algorithms for solving a given problem
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Kurt Lamedschwandner, MBA
Introduction to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), EMC conformity assessment, EMC design rules for printed circuit boards and devices, EMC measurement methods
Oral examination (50 %) and home assignment (50 %)
Lecture and supervision of a home assignment
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Manuel Koschuch, Bakk.techn., Julia Teissl, BSc MSc
Summary of the essential aspects of project- and process-management, as well as system safety, and their practical meaning in concrete examples. Clarification of the differences between safety and security, and of the interfaces between these two areas. Diskussion and reflection of the insights from practical application of the above concepts.
Assessment of the submitted implementation and the presentations.
Implementing and presenting a practical example in small groups.
Lector: Tobias Buchberger, BSc MSc, Silvia Schmidt, BSc MSc
The exercises are teaching the useage of and development for smartcards. Students will need to complete the following exercices (alone and in groups): * Usage of PKCS#11 tokens in application software * Access to a smartcard using PC/SC and APDUs * Integrating a PKCS#11 token or a JavaCard into an authentication software
The grade will be calculated based on the projects
Programming in groups
Lector: Tobias Buchberger, BSc MSc, FH-Prof. DI Gerhard Engelmann, Silvia Schmidt, BSc MSc, DI Mathias Tausig
ASN.1 Smartcards Constrained Networking Mobile Authentication RIOT-OS Secure Firmware Update Internet-of-Things (IoT-Security) Overview Embedded C
Intermediate tests, distance/remote learning, final exam.
Lectures and remote/distance learning English slides
Lector: DI (FH) Peter Krebs
• Continuous-time/discrete-time signals, Spectrum • Linear time-invariant systems, Frequency response, Transfer function • Baseband/passband signals • Digital modulation techniques
Independent implementation of digital signal processing algorithms on a signal processor.
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Manuel Koschuch, Bakk.techn.
An important part of a comprehensive academic education is to aquire the qualification to treat problem statements from a scientific point of view. Therefore, an introduction to scientific work, writing, and well established methodologies will be taught in this course.
The evaluation is based on the submitted material (disposition, paper, reviews) as well as on the presentations.
During this course a scientific conference will be simulated. After a brief introduction to scientific writing, the attendees of this course shall treat a problem statement of a given field of research for which they shall prepare disposition that briefly describes the chosen topic. Based on it, a draft version of the scientific article will be written (draft paper). Afterwards, these draft versions of the papers will be critically reviewed by other colleagues (peer reviewing). Based on their reviews, a revised version of the scientific paper shall be created (camera-ready paper). At the end of this course, the scientific papers will be presented by the authors.
Lector: Dipl.Ing. Georg Edelmayer, Ao.Univ.Prof. i.R. Dr. Wolfgang Zagler
Introduction of the topics Diversity, Disability, Accessibility, Universal Design. Relevante lawy and regulations: Menschenrechte, BGstG, UN Menschenrechtskonvention; ÖNORM B1600 with examples; Barrierfree Internet, Guidelines (WCAG), Assistive Technology, Checktools.
Lectur; hands on examples
Lector: Dipl.Ing. Franz Gober, MBA
Basic assumptions of comunication - main focus body language, presentation technics; social skills: ability of encountering, effective communication strategy, feedback, using feedback, impact of feedback. Rhetorical basics: Use of different discussion technics and questioning technics and feedback strategies, facilityting and inhibiting behaviour in communication. Conflict management, understanding conflicts, working on conflicts and methods.Selective perception and constructivism.
Physical presence Active cooperation Seminar paper Review-Journal
Individual work, work in smaller and larger groups, teacher-centred information phases, review-journal
Lector: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Inform. Dipl.-Wirt.Inform. Matthias Peter Hudler
The students present the current state of their Master's Thesis at regular intervals and discuss their work with the audience.
Presentations by the students
- basic attitude of leadership - value orientation and ethics in management - team phases and team development - target orientation in management and measuring systems - role and meaning of mission statements and corporate culture - leadership of employees and coaching - selected leadership tools and methods
Physical presence Active cooperation Seminar paper and presentation Review-Journal
Presentation Work on problems individually and in small groups Subject specific discussions in the class Presentation of group projects and reflection in class Review-Journal
Number of teaching weeks18 per semester
Times5.30 p.m.-7.00 p.m. and 7.15 p.m.-8.45 p.m.
Language of InstructionGerman (some courses in English)
Innovative possibilities for application abound and the development of new applications and technologies is continues at breakneck speed. Your know-how will enable you to actively participate in shaping this development. The market for "smart" devices is increasing and with it the need for well-trained experts. The hardware and software combination in the degree program will qualify you for both highly specialized as well as industry-spanning engagement. The range of potential careers is extensive, from hardware development to signal processing algorithms and down to low-level programming. You will, however, not be limited to technical development - you will also be well qualified for management positions.
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It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via e-mail, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.
The admission procedure examines the technical aptitude of the applicants for the Master's degree program. It comprises a written test and an interview. The secretary's office will notify you of the date for the admission procedure.
Experience shows that many questions arise during the application phase and the start of the degree program. We therefore propose that interested persons and applicants should network with higher semester students in the same degree program as yours. Personal and individual contact with your buddy will facilitate your entry into the degree program.
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