Master

Electronic Systems Engineering

part-time

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.

Department
Engineering
Topic
Technologies

Highlights

  • Multidisciplinary university of applied science with research focus on ambient assisted living

  • future-oriented topic: Internet of Things

  • Know-how transfer from FH's own competence centers for IT security and safety

     

    Facts

    Final degree

    Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)

    Duration of course
    4 Semesters
    Organisational form
    part-time

    tuition fee per semester

    € 363,361

    + ÖH premium + contribution2

    ECTS
    120 ECTS
    Language of instruction
    Deutsch

    Application winter semester 2023/24

    19th September 2022 to 30th April 2023

    Study places

    15

    1 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester

    2 for additional study expenses (currently up to € 83,- depending on degree program and year)

    Before the studies

    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.

    Why you should study with us

    Participate in interdisciplinary student or research projects

    This way, fun and experience are guaranteed!

    Practical training on campus

    Modern laboratory equipment and high-tech research facilities enable practice-oriented teaching.

    Unique job opportunities


    Obtain additional certificates while still studying and increase your market value.

    Do you still have questions about the study?

    Make an appointment with our Secretary's office ese@fh-campuswien.ac.at and you will receive a personal consultation appointment with Gerhard Engelmann (Deputy Director of the program) via Zoom.

     

    • A Bachelor degree or diploma certificate from an institute of higher education with a total of 180 ECTS credits with at least 50 ECTS credits in the relevant subjects of Electronics, Digital Technology and Communication Technologies. In exceptional cases, the University Council will make a joint decision with the Program Director.
    • Equivalent certificate from abroad
      • Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
    • The admission requirements are met with the Applied Electronics Bachelor degree program offered at FH Campus Wien.

    Regulation for the admission of third country citizens (PDF 233 KB)

    Information for applicants with non-Austrian (school) certificates (PDF 145 KB)

    To apply you will require the following documents:

    • Birth certificate
    • Proof of citizenship
    • Bachelor degree certification or diploma certificate/equivalent certificate from abroad
    • CV in table form

    Please note:
    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.

    • Aim
      The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the multi-level admission procedure with the best results. The tests are designed to assess the skills needed for an applicant's chosen profession.
    • Procedure
      The written admission test assesses your logical thinking processes and your understanding of technical processes. All applicants will afterwards be invited to an admission interview to establish your ability and readiness to learn, your motivation in your selection of the degree program and career, your personal aptitude and your verbal communication skills.
    • Criteria
      The criteria for acceptance are based solely on performance. Points are awarded for the written test results and the admission interview. The applicants will be ranked correspondingly. The geographical origin of the applicant has no influence on the admission decision. The admission requirements must be met in all cases. The process as a whole and all test and assessment results from the admission procedure are documented in a verifiable manner and archived.

    During the studies

    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.

    • Hardware includes design and simulation techniques for the development of digital circuits as well as sensors and actuators as the interfaces to peripheral devices. The software module will teach you more about low-level programming and the use of real-time operating systems. Other focal points will be digital signal processing for the processing of sensor signals and technologies for networking of small computers.
    • Courses on fault-tolerant systems will focus on safety-critical applications.
    • In the area of personality development, the focus will be on social competency, from communicating skills to leadership and management know-how.

    Curriculum

    Actuators & Sensors VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS
    Embedded Operating Systems ILV
    4 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Hardware Design VO
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Hardware-related Programming ILV
    4 SWS
    6 ECTS
    HDL Programming ILV
    3 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Requirements Engineering ILV
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Technical Project Management and System Design ILV
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Computer Aided Engineering and Simulation ILV
    4 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Digital Control Systems VO
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Digital Control Systems VO

    Lector: FH-Prof. DI Gerhard Engelmann

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Overview to analog control systems
    - Structure of digital control systems
    - Transfer function
    - Stability
    - Discrete frequency response
    - Controller design

    Assessment methods

    Teaching methods

    - Lecture notes
    - Presentation with beamer
    - Solving problems using MATLAB
    - Discussion
    - Step-by-step explanation of complex contents on the whiteboard

    Language

    German-English

    Digital Signal Processing ILV
    4 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Digital Signal Processing ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof. DI Gerhard Engelmann

    4 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    • 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

    Assessment methods

    Teaching methods

    - Lecture notes
    - Presentation with beamer
    - Solving problems using MATLAB
    - Discussion
    - Step-by-step explanation of complex contents on the whiteboard

    Language

    German-English

    Real-time Operating Systems ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Fault-tolerant Systems/Safety VO
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS
    Innovation Management ILV
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS
    Quality Assurance and Control ILV
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Error Control Coding VO
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Error Control Coding VO

    Lector: DI Dr. Gabriel Maresch

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Introduction to Algebraic Codes, Information Theory and Cryptography.

    Assessment methods

    End-Term Exam, Weekly Problem-Assignments

    Teaching methods

    Blended Learning via Moodle

    Digital Image Processing ILV
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Digital Image Processing ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof. DI Gerhard Engelmann

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    • Digital images
    • Histogram, Contrast
    • Point operations
    • Local operators (Filter)
    • Morphological operators
    • Color images, Color spaces, Color conversion
    • DFT in 2D

    Assessment methods

    Independent implementation of digital image processing algorithms.

    Teaching methods

    - 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

    Language

    English

    EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Aspects VO
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Aspects VO

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Kurt Lamedschwandner, MBA

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Introduction to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), EMC conformity assessment, EMC design rules for printed circuit boards and devices, EMC measurement methods

    Assessment methods

    Oral examination (50 %) and home assignment (50 %)

    Teaching methods

    Lecture and supervision of a home assignment

    Language

    German

    Interdisciplinary Project UE
    4 SWS
    9 ECTS

    Interdisciplinary Project UE

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Manuel Koschuch, Bakk. tech., Julia Teissl, BSc MSc

    4 SWS   9 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    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 methods

    Assessment of the submitted implementation and the presentations.

    Teaching methods

    Implementing and presenting a practical example in small groups.

    Language

    German

    Mobile and Embedded Security Exercise UE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Mobile and Embedded Security Exercise UE

    Lector: Tobias Buchberger, BSc MSc, Silvia Schmidt, BSc MSc

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    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

    Assessment methods

    The grade will be calculated based on the projects

    Teaching methods

    Programming in groups

    Language

    English

    Mobile and Embedded Security VO
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Mobile and Embedded Security VO

    Lector: Tobias Buchberger, BSc MSc, FH-Prof. DI Gerhard Engelmann, Silvia Schmidt, BSc MSc, DI Mathias Tausig

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    ASN.1
    Smartcards
    Constrained Networking
    Mobile Authentication
    RIOT-OS
    Secure Firmware Update
    Internet-of-Things (IoT-Security)
    Overview Embedded C

    Assessment methods

    Intermediate tests, distance/remote learning, final exam.

    Teaching methods

    Lectures and remote/distance learning
    English slides

    Language

    English

    Signal Transmission Techniques and Systems ILV
    3 SWS
    4 ECTS

    Signal Transmission Techniques and Systems ILV

    Lector: DI (FH) Peter Krebs

    3 SWS   4 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    • Continuous-time/discrete-time signals, Spectrum
    • Linear time-invariant systems, Frequency response, Transfer function
    • Baseband/passband signals
    • Digital modulation techniques

    Assessment methods

    Independent implementation of digital signal processing algorithms on a signal processor.

    Teaching methods

    Independent implementation of digital signal processing algorithms on a signal processor.

    Authoring of Scientific Papers SE
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Authoring of Scientific Papers SE

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Manuel Koschuch, Bakk. tech.

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    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.

    Assessment methods

    The evaluation is based on the submitted material (disposition, paper, reviews) as well as on the presentations.

    Teaching methods

    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.

    Language

    German

    Assisting Technologies & Universal Design ILV
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Assisting Technologies & Universal Design ILV

    Lector: Dipl.Ing. Georg Edelmayer, Ao.Univ.Prof. i.R. Dr. Wolfgang Zagler

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Communication and Conflict Management ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Communication and Conflict Management ILV

    Lector: Dipl.Ing. Franz Gober, MBA

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Master Thesis MT
    0 SWS
    21 ECTS

    Master Thesis MT

    Lector: FH-Prof. DI Gerhard Engelmann

    0 SWS   21 ECTS

    Master Thesis Seminar SE
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Master Thesis Seminar SE

    Lector: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Inform. Dipl.-Wirt.Inform. Matthias Peter Hudler

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Team Development and Personnel Management ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Team Development and Personnel Management ILV

    Lector: Dipl.Ing. Franz Gober, MBA

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Number of teaching weeks
    18 per semester

    Times
    5.30 p.m.-7.00 p.m. and 7.15 p.m.-8.45 p.m.

    Language of Instruction
    German (some courses in English)


    After graduation

    As a graduate of this program, a wide range of professional fields and career opportunities are open to you. Find out where your path can lead you.

    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.

    • Communications systems/terminals

    • Medical electronics, telemedicine, prosthetics

    • Supply of components for the automotive and aerospace industries

    • Robotics

      • Industrial control systems

      • Components for building automation

      • Access control/alarm systems

      • Audio and video equipment


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