The focal topic of the Embedded 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.
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Office hours during the semesterMon, 1.30-6.00 p.m.Tue, 1.30-7.30. p.m. Wed, 1.30-6.00 p.m.Thu, by appointmentFri, closed
Application period for academic year 2018/19
25th September 2017 to 30th June 2018
+ ÖH premium + contribution**
* Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester
**for additional study expenses (currently up to €83 depending on degree program and year)
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 Embedded 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 Embedded 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, Embedded 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. Embedded Systems Engineering controls the acquisition of object data.
We can also offer students of the Embedded 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, 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. (FH) Thomas Poms, MSc, 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 script30% a userpace application written in CExamination:50% multiple choice testDuring 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: Dipl.-Ing. Gerald Renner
Lector: FH-Prof. DI Christian Halter
Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Hans Tschürtz, MSc MSc
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 engineeringb) Roles and responsibilities in the requirement engineering processc) Skills which are necessary for good requirement engineeringd) 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.Practical exercise.
lecture with practical work
Lector: FH-Prof. DI Christian Halter, Mathias Wieser, BSc
Lector: FH-Prof. DI Gerhard Engelmann
- 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: Dipl.-Ing. Joseph Gernot Otto Wenninger
Lector: FH-Prof. DI Dr. Heinz Schmidt
Innovations and innovation managementStructured idea management processTechnology and R&D management and their role in strategic and operational innovation management in enterprisesDevelopment of innovation strategies with reference to markets and products Development of innovation strategies and measures for their implementationSuccess factorsMeasuring innovation activities
Final (written) examination
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: Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Richard Eier
Error detection and correction in modern data communication and storage systems. Basics illustrated by sets of decimal numbers, providing an easy introduction to algebraic coding theory. Linear block codes are widely discussed. Matrix calculus and polynomial arithmetic are used as mathematical tools. Special attention is paid to the minimum distance between pairs of code words and the number of check bits actually engaged.HW- and SW-implementations of coding- and decoding devices including correction of some specified type of errors are presented. Finally overall system performance is evaluated in terms of residual error probabilities and transmission information rates.
Written test and review at the end of the course
lecture presentation, demonstration and simulations
•Digital images•Histogram, Contrast•Pointoperations•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: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Dr. tech Gernot Kucera, Dipl.-Ing. Markus Wellenzohn
Interdisciplinary project theses. Summary of the most important aspects of the project and the practical application. Discussion of the gained experience of the students and reflexion of the findings.
practical and constructive assessment, assessment of final result and documentation
Practical and constructive realisation of defined project scopes.
Lector: FH-Prof. DI Gerhard Engelmann, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Dr. tech Gernot Kucera, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Herbert Paulis
Selected topics from- structure and design of communication systems and -networks- circuit switching and packet switching- signaling protocols- integration of telecom networks (ISDN, GSM, UMTS) with the internet- H.323 vs. SIP protocols- introduction to optical transmission and signaling- bus systems in automation (Ethernet Powerlink)
Written exam at the end of the course.At least 60% are required for passing the exam.
Lector: Silvia Schmidt, MSc BSc, DI Mathias Tausig
ASN.1SmartcardsConstrained NetworkingMobile AuthenticationRIOT-OSSecure Firmware UpdateInternet-of-Things (IoT-Security)Overview Embedded C
Intermediate tests, distance/remote learning, final exam.
Lectures and remote/distance learning
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: FH-Prof. DI Gerhard Engelmann, Julia Scheidinger, BSc
• 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. 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 presenceActive cooperation Seminar paperReview-Journal
Individual work, work in smaller and larger groups, teacher-centred information phases, review-journal
Deal with a topic at the scientific stage under supervision in the field of embedded systems.Writing the master thesis.
Approval of master thesis
Independent scientific work under supervision.
- 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 presenceActive cooperationSeminar paper and presentationReview-Journal
PresentationWork on problems individually and in small groupsSubject specific discussions in the classPresentation of group projects and reflection in classReview-Journal
Semester datesWinter semester: 28th August 2017 to 27th January 2018Summer semester: 12th February to 14th July 2018
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 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.
The admission requirements are met with the Information Technology and Telecommunication and Applied Electronics Bachelor degree programs offered at FH Campus Wien.
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
To apply you will require the following documents:
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 selection process 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 selection process.
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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Lehre und Forschung
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