Overcoming obstacles with technical knowledge and creativity

It's fascinating what technology makes possible: From robotics to automation technology to Industry 4.0, the human spirit of invention always manages to master problems and overcome obstacles. The engineers behind these solutions are characterized by creativity and logical thinking - and by in-depth technical knowledge. All of these skills are of great importance in the Bachelor's degree program "Systems Engineering".

DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES

Whether it is the development of the latest smartphone generation or autonomous driving: Systems Engineers have played a significant role in the development of new technologies. They use their ability to understand technical systems and translate them from concept to reality. Therefore, problem-based learning is promoted from the very first day of studies, while at the same time the acquired knowledge is applied practically in laboratories from the very beginning. Students solve problems in teamwork using industrial equipment: systems are specified, developed, manufactured, evaluated, implemented and tested. System-oriented thinking is the key and is taught centrally in the Systems Engineering course.

The same applies to the basics of electronics and mechatronics. They form the basis on which the further course contents are built. Students have the opportunity to specialize in one field: There is a choice of three majors: Electronics is the choice of all those who want to deal with the technical devices of everyday life. From smartphones to computers, from the Internet of Things (IOT) to medical devices, a wide range of applications awaits students who want to develop their skills further. The Mechatronics/ Automation Technology specialization deals with, among other things, modern industrial plants, smart homes or the production processes of Industry 4.0. And in Mechatronics/ Robotics students get to know the diverse areas of application of this interdisciplinary field of knowledge, which closely links the fields of electrical engineering, mechanics and computer science. The robot is at the centre of the task.

Project-based learning is highly valued in all specializations and helps students to glide smoothly from their work experience into the world of work. 

Application deadline

Period I: 01.10. - 15.03.20
Period II: 16.03.- 15.05.20
Period III: 16.03. - 15.07.20
Period IV: 16.07. - 30.09.20

Please note that applicants from non-EU countries or applicants living outside the European Union should apply as soon as possible to be in time for the visa procedure.

Study start

The semester starts on 1st October

Teaching time

Monday – Friday full-time and partly on Saturdays

Events

Online-Info-Session

30.06.2020  I  14 h - 18 h
Jobfriendly study programs

14.07.2020  I  14 h - 18 h
Bachelor Degree Programs

Further informations

Further information

Language of instruction:

German

Information

Contact

Please contact us if you have any questions about your studies:

Head of Degree Program

 

 

Level of qualification
Bachelor
ECTS credits
180
Tuition fees
€ 363,36 / semester
Qualification awarded
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Duration of study
6 semester
ÖH (Austrian Student Union) fee
€ 20,20 / semester
Language of instruction
Deutsch
FH campus
  • Villach

General Study Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profile

As a modern and broad-based technical basic course of study, the bachelor's degree program "Systems Engineering" places a brand-new emphasis on electronics and automation. Students deal with the pressing issues of digitisation: data analysis, embedded systems and robotics. The knowledge they acquire during their studies is in demand in many industries - from communications, medical and entertainment technology to the automotive and semiconductor industries, systems engineers are in great demand.

The special feature of this training is the acquisition of systems thinking, which, together with modern information technologies, paves new paths in the development of technology. Students learn here in an innovative way how intelligent systems and devices can be planned and implemented.

Based on a profound understanding of the fundamentals of mechatronics and electronics, the course enables students to specialize in various current topics that are in high demand in industry: electronics, automation technology and robotics. Due to the high level of project work in the course, it is easy for students to make a seamless transition from their studies into professional practice.

What students should bring to their studies:

  • Enjoyment in solving technical tasks.
  • Curiosity and enthusiasm for science and technology.
  • Creativity, basic technical understanding and logical thinking skills.
  • Concrete previous knowledge is not necessary for the Systems Engineering Bachelor's degree. Therefore, graduates from all types of schools can start this course of study after their Matura if they bring the appropriate interest and willingness to perform.

In order to facilitate the start of studies, we offer intensive courses in mathematics, computer science and physics as part of the FH Add-ons.

A lack of a university entrance qualification can be compensated by relevant professional qualifications and attendance of the pre-study course.

After successful completion of their studies, graduates have the following skills and knowledge:

  • They have basic knowledge of mathematics, computer science, physics and electrical engineering.
  • They are able to work with complex, technical systems from the fields of electronics and mechatronics.
  • They have mastered the basics of signal processing.
  • You can apply the principles of control engineering.

  • You can describe the essential methods of engineering mechanics, in particular statics, strength, dynamics and construction.
  • You can program industrial controls and use them in a targeted manner. 
  • You can detect faults in plants, maintain and optimize them. 
  • They use industrial robots and program their functions.
  • They optimize industrial processes in which a robot is the central element.

  • You can describe the essential methods of engineering mechanics, in particular statics, strength, dynamics and construction.
  • You can program industrial controls and use them in a targeted manner. 
  • You can detect faults in plants, maintain and optimize them. 
  • They understand industrial processes, but also tasks in the smart home area.
  • They use methods of data analysis and automation and improve technical processes.

  • They design and understand electronic circuits and devices.
  • You are familiar with the design of analog and digital systems.
  • They put their basic knowledge of communications engineering and communication systems into practice.
  • They apply the basics of printed circuit board design to design EMC-compliant printed circuit boards.
  • They are familiar with the fundamentals of semiconductor physics.

Current courses - Systems Engineering

LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Electrical and Electronic Engineering 1 ILV 6,0 8,0 B2.05270.10.040
English 1 - Group I SE 2,0 2,0 B2.00000.10.071
English 1 - Group II SE 2,0 2,0 B2.00000.10.071
Computer Science 1: Fundamentals and Programming - Group I ILV 4,0 5,0 B2.00000.10.050
Computer Science 1: Fundamentals and Programming - Group II ILV 4,0 5,0 B2.00000.10.050
Engineering Mathematics 1 - Group I ILV 4,0 5,0 B2.00000.10.010
Engineering Mathematics 1 - Group II ILV 4,0 5,0 B2.00000.10.010
Physics 1 ILV 3,0 4,0 B2.05270.10.080
Systems Engineering Basics ILV 5,0 6,0 B2.05270.10.090
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
English 3 - Group I SE 2,0 3,5 B2.00000.30.011
English 3 - Group II SE 2,0 3,5 B2.00000.30.011
Measurement and Sensor Technology ILV 4,0 5,0 B2.05270.30.930
Microcontroller 1 ILV 3,0 3,5 B2.05270.30.680
Project Management ILV 1,0 2,0 B2.00000.70.310
Control Engineering 1 ILV 3,0 3,5 B2.05270.30.770
Signal and Image Processing ILV 3,0 4,0 B2.05270.30.120
Scientific Work VO 1,0 1,5 B2.00000.00.320
Study program: ElectronicsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Electronic Circuit Technology 1 ILV 5,0 7,0 B2.05272.30.160
Study program: MechatronicsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Engineering Mechanics and Construction ILV 5,0 7,0 B2.05271.30.920
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
English 5: Scientific Writing SE 1,0 2,0 B2.00000.51.401
Measurement and Test Methods ILV 2,0 3,0 B2.05270.51.440
Presentation Technique SE 1,0 1,5 B2.00000.52.430
Project 2 SE PT 5,0 9,0 B2.05270.51.190
Quality Management VO 1,0 1,5 B2.00000.52.410
Seminar for Bachelor Thesis 1 SE 1,0 1,0 B2.00000.50.480
Specialization Area: ElectronicsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
EMC / EMC laboratory LB 2,0 3,0 B2.05273.00.230
Developmental Psychology 2 ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05273.42.250
Integrated Circuits Basics ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05273.51.390
Communications Engineering ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05273.52.410
Communications Engineering Laboratory LB 1,0 1,5 B2.05273.52.430
Specialization Area: Process- & Automation EngineeringTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Electrical Drives and Actuators ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05270.42.300
Specialization Area: RoboticsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Electrical Drives and Actuators ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05270.42.300
Mechatronic Systems ILV 3,5 5,0 B2.05271.51.370
Robotics Programming Group I LB 1,5 2,0 B2.05271.52.350
Robotics Programming Group II LB 1,5 2,0 B2.05271.52.350
Robotics Programming Group III LB 1,5 2,0 B2.05271.52.350
Robotics ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05271.51.330
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2 ILV 6,0 7,5 B2.05270.20.650
English 2 SE 2,0 2,0 B2.00000.20.031
Computer Science 2: Algorithms and Object-oriented programming ILV 4,0 5,0 B2.00000.20.050
Engineering Mathematics 2 ILV 4,0 5,0 B2.00000.20.010
Physics 2 ILV 3,0 4,0 B2.05270.20.090
Signal Processing 1 ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05270.20.080
Systems Engineering ILV 3,0 4,0 B2.05270.20.110
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Bus Systems and Protocols ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05270.40.700
English 4 - Group I SE 2,0 2,0 B2.00000.40.351
English 4 - Group II SE 2,0 2,0 B2.00000.40.351
Microcontroller 2 ILV 3,0 4,0 B2.05270.40.180
Project 1 PT 3,0 5,0 B2.05270.40.170
Control Engineering 2 - Group I ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05270.40.280
Control Engineering 2 - Group II ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05270.40.280
Study program: AutomisationTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Industrial Controls and Industrial Plants ILV 3,0 4,5 B2.05271.40.360
Engineering Mechanics Selected Topics ILV 3,0 4,5 B2.05271.40.350
Study program: ElectronicsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Electronic Circuit Technology 2 ILV 3,0 4,5 B2.05272.40.330
Device Development ILV 3,0 4,5 B2.05272.40.260
Semiconductor Physics ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05272.40.340
Study program: RoboticsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Industrial Controls and Industrial Plants ILV 3,0 4,5 B2.05271.40.360
Robotics ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05271.40.310
Engineering Mechanics Selected Topics ILV 3,0 4,5 B2.05271.40.350
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Bachelor Examination DP 0,0 2,0 B2.05270.62.470
Internship BOPR 0,0 21,0 B2.00000.60.460
Seminar for Bachelor Thesis 2 SE 1,0 1,0 B2.00000.60.480
Seminar for Internship SE 2,0 2,0 B2.00000.60.470
Systems Design ST SE 3,0 4,0 B2.05270.62.460
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Electrical and Electronic Engineering 1 ILV 6,0 8,0 B2.05270.10.040
English 1 SE 2,0 2,0 B2.00000.10.071
Computer Science 1: Fundamentals and Programming ILV 4,0 5,0 B2.00000.10.050
Engineering Mathematics 1 ILV 4,0 5,0 B2.00000.10.010
Physics 1 ILV 3,0 4,0 B2.05270.10.080
Systems Engineering Basics ILV 5,0 6,0 B2.05270.10.090
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
English 3 SE 2,0 3,5 B2.00000.30.011
Measurement and Sensor Technology ILV 4,0 5,0 B2.05270.30.930
Microcontroller 1 ILV 3,0 3,5 B2.05270.30.680
Project Management ILV 1,0 2,0 B2.00000.70.310
Control Engineering 1 ILV 3,0 3,5 B2.05270.30.770
Signal and Image Processing ILV 3,0 4,0 B2.05270.30.120
Scientific Work VO 1,0 1,5 B2.00000.00.320
Study program: ElectronicsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Electronic Circuit Technology 1 ILV 5,0 7,0 B2.05272.30.160
Study program: MechatronicsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Engineering Mechanics and Construction ILV 5,0 7,0 B2.05271.30.920
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Bachelor's thesis seminar 1 SE 1,0 1,0 B2.05270.50.480
English 5: Scientific Writing SE 1,0 2,0 B2.00000.50.401
Presentation Skills SE 1,0 1,5 B2.00000.50.430
Project 2 PT 5,0 9,0 B2.05270.50.190
Quality Management VO 1,0 1,5 B2.00000.50.410
Study program: AutomisationTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Industrial Controls Selected Topics ILV 2,0 3,0 B2.05271.50.780
Cleanroom Technology ILV 2,0 3,0 B2.05271.50.380
Smart Automation ILV 2,0 3,0 B2.05271.50.790
Study program: ElectronicsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
EMV LB 2,0 3,5 B2.05272.50.230
Digital Systems Design ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05272.50.250
Integrated Circuits Basics ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05272.50.390
Power Electronics ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05272.50.400
Communication Engineering ILV 3,0 4,0 B2.05272.50.410
Study program: MechatronicsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Dynamics ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05271.50.360
Electrical Drives and Actuators ILV 3,0 3,5 B2.05271.50.300
Study program: RoboticsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Mechatronic Systems ILV 2,0 3,0 B2.05271.50.370
Mobile Robotics ILV 2,0 3,0 B2.05271.50.310
Robot Programming LB 2,0 3,0 B2.05271.50.350
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2 ILV 6,0 7,5 B2.05270.20.650
English 2 SE 2,0 2,0 B2.00000.20.031
Computer Science 2: Algorithms and Object-oriented programming ILV 4,0 5,0 B2.00000.20.050
Engineering Mathematics 2 ILV 4,0 5,0 B2.00000.20.010
Physics 2 ILV 3,0 4,0 B2.05270.20.090
Signal Processing 1 ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05270.20.080
Systems Engineering ILV 3,0 4,0 B2.05270.20.110
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Bus Systems and Protocols ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05270.40.700
English 4 SE 2,0 2,0 B2.00000.40.351
Microcontroller 2 ILV 3,0 4,0 B2.05270.40.180
Project 1 PT 3,0 5,0 B2.05270.40.170
Control Engineering 2 ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05270.40.280
Elective Subject ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05270.40.300
Study program: AutomisationTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Applied Data Analysis ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05271.40.320
Industrial Controls and Industrial Plants ILV 3,0 4,5 B2.05271.40.360
Engineering Mechanics Selected Topics ILV 3,0 4,5 B2.05271.40.350
Study program: ElectronicsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Electronic Circuit Technology 2 ILV 3,0 4,5 B2.05272.40.330
Device Development ILV 3,0 4,5 B2.05272.40.260
Semiconductor Physics ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05272.40.340
Study program: RoboticsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Industrial Controls and Industrial Plants ILV 3,0 4,5 B2.05271.40.360
Robotics ILV 2,0 2,5 B2.05271.40.310
Engineering Mechanics Selected Topics ILV 3,0 4,5 B2.05271.40.350
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Bachelor's thesis seminar 2 SE 1,0 1,0 B2.05270.60.480
Bachelor's exam DP 0,0 2,0 B2.05270.60.470
Internship BOPR 0,0 21,0 B2.00000.60.460
Seminar Internship SE 2,0 2,0 B2.00000.60.470
Systems Engineering Selected Topics SE 3,0 4,0 B2.05270.60.460

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Graduates have the ability to solve interdisciplinary problems and to coordinate projects across disciplines. 

Typical fields of activity include the development of electronic systems, automation and control of processes and plants as well as their analysis and optimization.

The fields of activity of graduates include:

  • Automation Engineering
  • Electronics and electrical engineering
  • Semiconductor Technology
  • Measurement and sensor technology
  • Process Technology
  • Control engineering
  • Robotics
  • Environmental Technology

The successful completion of the bachelor's degree entitles the holder to a master's degree in Engineering & IT at the Carinthian University of Applied Sciences in the scope of 4 semesters as well as a master's degree in Engineering & IT at another FH or university according to FHStG § 6 (4).

The Systems Design master's program is a modern engineering programme with the aim of learning the design and implementation of complex technical systems. Graduates are able to understand and solve challenging technical tasks from the field of embedded systems (electronics) to mechatronics and control engineering and to further develop systems.

 

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Faculty and Staff - Systems Engineering

Head of Degree Program Systems Engineering, Systems Design

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.

 Wolfgang Werth
Professor of Digital Systems
Professor

FH-Prof. Dr.

 Christoph Ungermanns
Professur for Industrial Management

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn.

 Roland Willmann
Professor of Computer Science

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

 Christian Madritsch
Professor of Information Technology/Optical Transmission Technology

FH-Prof. DI (FH) DI Dr.

 Jürgen Schussmann
Professor of Robotics

Dr.in

 Lisa-Marie Faller, BSc MSc
Professor of Telematics

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn.

 Klaus Raab
Head of Degree Program Electrical Energy & Mobility Systems, Professor of Electrical Engineering/Electrical Drive Engineering

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing.

 Winfried Egger
Head of Degree Program Integrated Systems and Circuits Design, Professor of Microelectronics/Analog Design

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.

 Johannes Sturm
Vice Dean Engineering & IT, Professor of Manufacturing Systems Engineering

FH-Prof. DI Dr.

 Franz Oswald Riemelmoser, MBA
Vice Dean Engineering & IT, Professor of Communication Engineering/Signal Processing

FH-Prof.in DI Dr.in

 Ulla Birnbacher
Vice Rector, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Senior Researcher
Senior Lecturer

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. mont.

 Robert WERNER
Senior Researcher

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Mag. (FH)

 Michael Roth
Supervisor EMV Test Center, Lecturer of Measurement Instrumentation

Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

 Michael Reil
Research Coordinator and Support, Lecturer
Professor of Medical Electronics and Sensor Technology

Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

 Matthias Haselberger
Senior Researcher
Research Assistant
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
 Christian Kreiter, BSc MSc
Junior Researcher/Junior Lecturer
Project Assistant
Laboratory Engineer
Laboratory engineer & Lecturer

Campus & Arrival

Villach

The Villach region combines tradition, cosmopolitanism and quality of life with the advantages of an innovative business location. Villach, a small town with about 60,000 inhabitants, is an international high-tech location with groundbreaking cooperation between science and industry and is also increasingly developing into a start-up town.

Situated directly at the intersection of three cultures, Villach, situated on the Drava river, is an important traffic junction in the Alps-Adriatic region. This special geographical location and the beautiful landscape around Villach and in the federal state of Carinthia have made the region a popular holiday destination for generations, further beyond the borders. The drinking water quality of the lakes and the particularly clean air make Villach and its surroundings an environmental paradise.

In addition to its geographical advantages, Austria also leads the world in terms of its social and health care system and is considered a particularly safe, prosperous and liveable country.

Despite the above-average prosperity and the comprehensive state social benefits, Villach compares favourably with many international destinations. The "small town bonus" comes into its own here and makes everyday life affordable.

 Explore Campus Villach on a 360° Tour.

Motorway exit Wernberg, then on the B 83 approx. 2 km in the direction of Villach, after the Villach town sign the B83 passes under the A2 motorway, and then immediately right the first exit in the direction of MAGDALENEN SEE. Following the signs for Magdalenen See, the road leads through a small wooded area, always follow the road, after an S-curve past Magdalenen See (left) always straight ahead, cross the southern railway line and go uphill directly into the centre of St. Magdalene. Turn right at the top of the hill, down the road, the grounds of the technology park are already visible to the south, the chimney of the combined heat and power plant, and directly in the sharp right-hand bend turn left onto the grounds of the technology park.

 

Motorway exit Villach/Ossiacher See, then approx. 2 km in the direction of Villach, on the right is Gasthof Seehof, on the left is Lake Vassach, continue on the B33 left in the direction of east, Wernberg, Klagenfurt, always follow the B33, after approx. 4 km turn right in the direction of Magdalenen See. The road leads through a small forest, always follow the road, after an S-curve past Lake Magdalenen (left) always straight ahead, cross the southern railway line and go uphill directly into the centre of St.Magdalen. Turn right at the top of the hill, down the road, the grounds of the technology park are already visible to the south, the chimney of the combined heat and power plant, and directly in the sharp right-hand bend turn left onto the grounds of the technology park.

 

 

The bus company Kowatsch runs from Villach train station to the FH in about every 40 minutes. The timetables are coordinated with the timetables of the ÖBB.

Contact

Europastraße 4
9524 Villach, Austria

+43 5 90500 7700 
villachfh-kaerntenat

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