This Master's program is organized in a work-friendly way and is therefore compatible with a professional career.

Industrial Power Electronics - Master's degree program

Leading the way to a renewable energy future!

For the past century, power electronics has found its way into a variety of applications, from energy generation and distribution in the multi-megawatt range to traction applications and large motor drives. With the advent of mobile phones and electric vehicles, it arrived in the watt to kilowatt power range. During the same period of time, mercury rectifiers have been replaced by microelectronic devices from the 1950s onwards. These devices became ever more efficient and easier to use, making them an essential part of our everyday life, with applications spanning from battery charging and induction heating to washing machines and heat pumps.

At the beginning of the 21st century, the generation and distribution of renewable energy is one of the most urgent challenges. These topics place an increasing focus on power electronics applications and forge a growing demand for a well-educated workforce.

The master’s course “Industrial Power Electronics” is a state-of-the-art study programme offering students a comprehensive theoretical and practical understanding of modern power electronics components and systems, as well as their applications. Laboratory courses and student projects are therefore an essential part of the educational programme, deepening and consolidating the knowledge acquired in lectures. Moreover, creative ideas can be developed and discussed with professors and fellow students alike. The lectures cover a wide range of topics, including but not limited to control theory, design of power electronic circuits and e-mobility.

In addition, students will acquire skills in the field of technical research, such as literature studies, and systematic problem formulation and solving. Moreover, they will gather valuable experience and self-confidence in professional teamwork, communication and discussions with colleagues and external contacts.

Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) has been an associate member of the European University ATHENA, an excellence program of the European Commission, since 1 January 2023.

Application deadline

Winterm 2023

Period I:   01.11.-15.03.2023
Period II:  16.03.-15.05.2023
Period III: 16.05.-15.07.2023
Period IV: 16.07.-30.09.2023*

For applicants from outside Europe applications are only accepted within Period I & II (due to Visa Processing)

*We reserve the right not to open the period or to close it early.

Study start

The semester starts on 29.09.2023

Teaching time

Friday from 13:30 and Saturday 8:30-16:00  (classroom teaching)

Monday-Thursday from 16:50 (online teaching)


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Further information

Bachelor Degree with a minimum in the following area:

- Electrical Engineering / Electronics / Circuit Technologies (15 ECTS)

- Mathematics (10 ECTS)

- Physics (8 ECTS)

Study & Work

Study & Work - is that possible?

With over 80 Study & Work partner companies and organizations, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences offers first-year students of a bachelor's or master's degree program the opportunity to combine their studies with a career.

This attractive offer gives students the chance to immediately put theoretical knowledge into practice and gain professional experience in Carinthia's leading companies.



If you have any questions feel free to contact:

Head of Degree Program



Level of qualification
ECTS credits
Tuition fees
€ 363.36 / semester
Qualification awarded
  • Master of Science in Engineering
Duration of study
4 semester
ÖH (Austrian Student Union) fee
€ 22.70 / semester
Language of instruction
FH campus
  • Villach

General Study Information











The local power electronics eco-system in Villach with Silicon Austria Labs and the KAI Kompetenzzentrum Automobil- und Industrieelektronik next door and Infineon Technologies nearby ensure that the industrial power electronics course is not only up to date, but also that students can get insights into the academic as well as industrial environments of power electronics.

Thus, the first three semesters cover the field of power electronic concepts, controller design and industrial drives, to mention a few. Moreover, lecturers from industrial partners will give valuable insights into relevant topics of power electronics in their field of expertise. Knowledge acquired through lectures is deepened by laboratory courses and students’ projects.

The last semester is devoted to the master thesis which is done in cooperation with industry or at Silicon Austria Labs. The thesis is accompanied by regular seminars.

Students of Industrial Power Electronics, which is a master degree program within the School of Engineering &IT, should demonstrate strengths in technical understanding as well as mathematics and computer skills. Moreover, reasoning power, good English, creativity and enjoyment of innovative developments are beneficial for successfully completing the master course.

Graduates of the master degree program Industrial Power Electronics have a broad knowledge in the design and modeling of power electronics systems, such as inverters and motor drives. They have basic knowledge about power electronics devices and their manufacturing, and are abled to design power electronics circuits with given specifications. Moreover, they have practical knowledge in implementing and testing power electronics systems.

Research in the study program

Research and development make an important contribution to transforming broad university knowledge into practical application solutions and to promoting cooperation between companies and universities.

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Graduates of the master’s program “Industrial Power Electronics” will easily be able to find employment with microelectronics companies and semiconductor manufacturers, electrical utility providers, public transport facilities and companies in the automotive, aerospace and aviation sectors as well as the telecommunications branch. Electrical engineers in the field of power electronics are concerned with the efficient conversion and transfer of electrical energy from its generation to its various application levels. In the master’s program “Industrial Power Electronics” aspiring engineers are prepared for the technological and methodological challenges in their future field of modern power semiconductors and their industrial application in power electronic energy conversion.

The successful completion of the master program Industrial Power Electronics in turn qualifies the graduate to undertake a doctorate according to FHStG [Fachhochschul Studies Act] § 6(4).


Faculty and Staff - Industrial Power Electronics

Degree Program Director


 Jens Peter Konrath
Student Support Services


 Elizabeth Maggauer-Hoffmann
Senior Researcher/Lecturer
 Emmanuel Seun Oluwasogo
Laboratory Engineer
 Alexander Elbe, BSc MSc
Part-time Lecturer


 Severin Kampl, MSc

DI DI Dr. techn.

 Christian Mentin, BSc

Assoc.Prof. Dr.

 Roberto Petrella
 Philipp Andreas Steinegger, BSc MSc


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