Enable Cross-cultural Communication

The spread of modern communication technologies is breathtaking: More and more people all around the globe discover new ways and means to stay in touch – bridging large distances, national and cultural borders or even generational gaps. Very few of them actually realize the high complexity and technical knowledge that is needed to enable Cross-cultural Communication. Students of the Master Degree Program “Communication Engineering” are receiving this knowledge first-hand.

Get prepared for the challenges of Digital Transformation

“Communication Engineering” prepares participants for the upcoming challenges of Digital Transformation. Technologies like 5G or Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) are already game-changing aspects of Digital Communication that various industries are just beginning to discover. Students get to experience a wide variety of current technical developments in an ever-changing digital world. This hands-on, practical degree program enables students to oversee the multitude of data streams in technical networks and to plan and administer modern communication systems such as Optical Networks, Distributed Systems or Embedded Web Applications.

In order to be prepared for the multitude of technical requirements Communication Engineers need to oversee, the program focuses on a range of important aspects of Digital Communication. The program’s areas of expertise include Radio Frequency Communication, Advanced Mathematics, Digital Signal Processing, IT Network Planning and Mobile Computing. Additionally, students learn about Network Modelling, Next Generation Access, Mobile Network Planning, Network Security, Photonics, Compression Technologies and Multimedia Data Formats.

Equipped with this knowledge graduates are in high demand on the job market. They qualify for activities in private sector businesses as well as research institutions. To support those careers, the program offers additional insights into Academic Writing, Business Strategies and Processes, Controlling, IT Legal Aspects and Scientific Communication.

Communication Engineering is built upon the three-year Bachelor of Science degree program Network & Communication Engineering. The integral concept of the degree program, however, allows students who have graduated from similar undergraduate programs to enroll. These could be BSc or Diploma Engineering programs from the fields of Informatics, Electrical Engineering or Technical Mathematics from a university or a university of applied sciences.

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 2019.

Teaching time

Monday – Friday full-time and partly on Saturdays



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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
€ 20.20 / semester
Language of instruction
FH campus
  • Klagenfurt

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Profile of the Study Program

“Communication Engineering” is a two-year Master of Science degree program dedicated to prepare students for the challenges of Digital Transformation. It covers all major areas of modern digital communication in order to enable graduates to find new and ground-breaking applications changing the way we get and stay in touch. Deep technical understanding and knowledge are key in achieving this – the program has been designed to convey a wide variety of modern technical areas including 5G or RFID.

Graduates of the program get to choose between careers in private sector businesses as well as research institutions. They are sought-after experts in fields like Advanced Programming, Applied Algorithms in Network Engineering, Communication Networks and Mobile Networks. As Communication Engineers they are working at the core of an integral part of our information society – and at the core our everyday lives.

The students of the School of Engineering & IT should demonstrate strengths in the following areas:

  • technical understanding,
  • reasoning power,
  • good English, mathematics and computer skills,
  • creativity,
  • enjoyment of innovative developments.
  • The Bachelor Degree Programs of the CUAS School of Engineering & IT can generally be sought without subject-specific educational background. Lots of interest, commitment and of course the possession of a general university entrance qualification are sufficient.

Graduates of the master degree course Communication Engineering are able to:

  • apply various software in complex and technical networks (applications, operating systems, distributed systems, UML – Unified Modelling Language, object-oriented software development (C++ and Java), configuration management systems),
  • make use of modern hardware of transmission media for the planning, construction and operation of transmission paths of complex networks (wireless, optical and steer-by-wire transmission technology),
  • use algorithms purposefully so as to provide solutions to technical and communicational tasks (traffic theory, graph theory, network planning algorithms, expert systems, procedure of compression, digital signal processing, modulation scheme, traffic analysis, source coding, channel coding, procedures of synchronization, protocols, design patterns and cryptography),
  • integrate successfully in teams as well as supervise teams during a project,
  • work scientifically meaning to systematically present results of independent research.

Current courses - Communication Engineering

LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Master Thesis MT 0,0 27,0 M-CE-4.01
Master Thesis - Seminar SE 2,0 3,0 M-CE-4.02
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Advanced Mathematics ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-1.06
Cross-cultural Communication SE 2,0 3,0 M-CE-1.07
Digital Signal Processing ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-1.01
Distributed Systems ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-1.04
Embedded Web Applications ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-1.05
IT Legal Aspects ILV 2,0 3,0 M-CE-1.08
Optical Networks ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-1.02
Radio Frequency Communication ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-1.03
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Business Strategies and Processes ILV 2,0 3,0 M-CE-2.08
Digital Communication ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-2.01
IT Network Planning ILV 2,0 3,0 M-CE-2.03
Mobile Computing ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-2.05
Network Modelling ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-2.02
Next Generation Access ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-2.04
Project 1 ILV 4,0 5,0 M-CE-2.06
Scientific Communication SE 2,0 3,0 M-CE-2.07
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Master Thesis MT 0,0 27,0 M-CE-4.01
Master Thesis - Seminar SE 2,0 3,0 M-CE-4.02
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Advanced Mathematics ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-1.06
Cross-cultural Communication SE 2,0 3,0 M-CE-1.07
Digital Signal Processing ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-1.01
Distributed Systems ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-1.04
Embedded Web Applications ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-1.05
IT Legal Aspects ILV 2,0 3,0 M-CE-1.08
Optical Networks ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-1.02
Radio Frequency Communication ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-1.03
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Academic Writing SE 2,0 3,0 M-CE-3.07
Compression Technologies and Multimedia Dataformats ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-3.01
Controlling ILV 2,0 3,0 M-CE-3.08
Mobile Network Planning ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-3.05
Network Security ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-3.02
Photonics ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-3.04
Project 2 ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-3.06
Radio Frequency Identification ILV 3,0 4,0 M-CE-3.03

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Job & Career

The job markets of the digital world need highly-qualified engineers of communication technology, who because of their broad knowledge base are accustomed to work creatively. The international aspects of this master’s program and our high academic standards should give you the necessary security to start your career. Companies and/or research institutions should have the guarantee that they are hiring qualified employees with a practice-oriented education.

However, technical know-how alone may not be enough in today’s competitive job market; thus, so-called “soft skills” are playing a more important role in many companies. Thus, management competence and communication skills play a major role in the CE degree program and should contribute to broadening the overall profile of our graduates.

Above and beyond this – corresponding to the requirements of the daily workplace – self-responsibility and the ability to work in teams are put into practice in project-oriented courses. Students solve current problem sets on their own in small teams. Thus, innovative ideas can be implemented already in the degree program by students as they develop market-oriented business models.  

The world of communication technology offers a variety of activity fields in regional middle-sized companies to large multi-national corporations. The Master of Science, an internationally recognized academic degree, offers you a good basis to enter into this world. Above and beyond this, a master’s degree offers you the option to study further in PhD programs or to pursue a career in research.

Our graduates are active in the following areas:

  • Communications and Internet service providers
  • Hardware and software development
  • Aviation & automotive engineering
  • IT consulting and service providers
  • Entertainment branch / broadcasting
  • Energy and traffic management

Communication and Network Engineering stands for constant change and new challenges that arise continuously. Thus, we except that our students are intellectually curious, flexible and show a high level of interest in this extremely challenging and continuously changing technological environment.

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


Career Profiles

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Alumniprofile Communication Engineering

Thomas Lerchbaumer, BSc, MSc


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Alumniprofile Communication Engineering

DI Marco Baltnik, BSc

Airbus Defence and Space

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Alumniprofile Communication Engineering

DI Patrick Hartl, BSc

Ein berufsbegleitendes Studium bietet die ideale Möglichkeit, um erworbene Praxiskenntnisse mit theoretischem Wissen zu verbinden. Das war auch der…

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Alumniprofile Communication Engineering

DI Johannes Lang, BSc

Vor dem Master-Studium habe ich schon das berufsbegleitende Telematik/Netzwerktechnik Studium in Klagenfurt abgeschlossen. Dafür entschieden habe ich…


Faculty and Staff - Communication Engineering

Degree Program Director


 Simon Grasser, MBA
Professor of English

FH-Prof.in Mag.a

 Sabine Hofstätter
Professor of Data Science

FH-Prof. DI (FH) Dr. techn.

 Markus Prossegger
Professor of Electrical Engineering

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.

 Helmut Wöllik
Professor of Computer Science

FH-Prof.in Univ.-Doz. Dr.

 Elke Hochmüller
Professor of Information Technology/Optical Transmission Technology

FH-Prof. DI (FH) DI Dr.

 Jürgen Schussmann
Professor of Mathematics/Network Engineering

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.

 Peter Bachhiesl
Professor of Telematics

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

 Klaus Raab


 Sandra Filipic-Klinar


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