Cope with complex and cross-circular systems

The complexity of technical systems is steadily increasing: Our society uses more devices than ever to improve everyday life, while at the same time multiple industries are searching for new ways to enhance their processes through the means of digitalisation. Nowadays, engineers have to cope with complex and cross-circular systems rather than with clearly assigned single components. Many businesses are already struggling to find sufficient experts who can navigate the intricate challenges of new emerging technologies. The Master Degree program “Systems Design” offers special opportunities for those who seek to accept these challenges.

Wide Variety

The program spans over four semesters and includes a wide variety of courses that prepare for a career in engineering. Students acquire detailed knowledge of Mathematics, Systems Theory, Informatics, Control Systems, Data Analysis and Circuit Design. Modern technical developments are also key for mastering the requirements of Systems Design: Data Science, Robotics, Circuit Design, Sensors and Automatic Control are being discussed with great detail over the course of the program.

The master program is all about combining theory and practical applications. Students take the advantage of an interdisciplinary training that enables them to gradually solve problems. In order to achieve that, the program focuses on special knowledge in areas from Control and Embedded Systems, to electronic devices and semi-conductors processes.

Additionally, the degree program Systems Design allows students to gain in-depth technical knowledge in some areas of specialization Those additional specializations enable students to deepen their interests and shape their future career paths.

In the fourth semester students are tasked with writing their Master thesis in conjunction with a work placement. On completing the final examination, after four semesters, students are awarded the Master of Science in Engineering, MSc.

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

Tue and Thu full-time from 08:30

Sat full-time 

Events

FH DAY
31.01.2020
9-14 h
Campus Villach

FH CAMPUS DAY
06.03. & 08.05.2020
15-19 h
Campus Villach I Spittal I Feldkirchen I Klagenfurt

Study-Info-Lounge
Second Tuesday of the month
14-18 h
Campus Villach

Online-Info-Sessions
10.12.2019 I 14.04.2020 I 14.07.2020

Further information

Job friendly

Language of instruction: English

Information

Contact

If you have any questions feel free to contact:

Head of Degree Program

 

 

Level of qualification
Master
ECTS credits
120
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
Englisch
FH campus
  • Villach

General Study Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum

Profile of the Study Program

“Systems Design” is an engineering program that offers a wide, advanced theory based education for designing systems. Systems Design graduates are able to understand, develop, and modify complex technical systems in the fields of Electronics and Mechatronics. Their skills include the designing and implementing of complex technical systems with special regards to a holistic design in an earlier phase of planning and conceptualizing. The focus of the degree programme is the training of self-dependent engineers who have special knowledge in areas such as Embedded Systems, Electronics, Mechatronics, IT or Control Engineering.

With Data Science being a core competence of Systems Design graduates, the Master program prepares students for a successful and powerful career in engineering as well as for a track in academics and research. Graduates work as planning, development, system, plant and production engineers as well as in management and leading positions. Skilled Systems Designers are in high demand of an industry that offers a wide variety of occupational areas.

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.

Graduates of the master degree course Systems Design are able to:

  • demonstrate a deeper knowledge of mathematics, computer science, systems theory, modeling and simulation and control technology
  • draft, design and implement complete and complex systems
  • think system-oriented
  • apply system-oriented methods

  • analyze, construct, establish and put into operation complex real-time systems in all components such as bus systems and microcontrollers
  • construct and simulate EMC-friendly circuit boards for high clock frequencies
  • analyze and evaluate the development of integrated circuits

  • analyze and evaluate applications for remote systems
  • analyze and apply data bases and networks
  • remotely operate, regulate and maintain mechatronic systems

  • master basic methods of linear and nonlinear control systems
  • determine motion sequences and their associated drive requirements
  • analyse and integrate  robots in complex environments and demanding workflows

  • control numerical procedures of essential methods
  • detect mutual dependencies of individual components of a system
  • integrate industrial robots in complex environments and demanding workflows

Current courses - Systems Design

LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Applied Signal Processing ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05280.21.081
Applied Statistics ILV 2,5 4,0 M2.05280.21.071
DAQ and Transmission Group A ILV 1,5 2,0 M2.05280.22.091
DAQ and Transmission Group B ILV 1,5 2,0 M2.05280.22.091
Data Science Analysis Lab ILV 2,0 2,0 M2.05280.20.061
Modern Sensor Applications ILV 1,5 2,0 M2.05280.22.861
Sensor Models Group A ILV 1,5 3,0 M2.05280.22.871
Sensor Models Group B ILV 1,5 3,0 M2.05280.22.871
Study program: Embedded SystemsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Electromagnetic Fields ILV 1,0 1,5 M2.05282.21.191
Field Numerics ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05282.21.181
Filter Design Group A ILV 2,0 2,0 M2.05280.22.231
Filter Design Group B ILV 2,0 2,0 M2.05280.22.231
Microcontroller Special Topics ILV 2,0 2,0 M2.05282.22.221
Partial Differential Equations ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.05282.21.171
Peripheral Interfacing ILV 1,0 3,0 M2.05282.22.881
Study program: Remote SystemsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Data Bases and Networks ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.05284.22.331
Design of Electronic Documents ILV 1,0 2,0 M2.05284.22.341
Digital Image Processing ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05284.21.311
Human Machine Interfaces ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.05284.22.161
Internet Technologies ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05284.21.301
Remote Applications and Trends ILV 1,0 1,0 M2.05284.21.321
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Master Exam DP 0,0 3,0 M2.00000.40.081
Master Thesis MT 0,0 25,0 M2.00000.40.061
Master Thesis - Seminar SE 2,0 2,0 M2.00000.40.071
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Advanced Mathematics ILV 3,0 4,5 M2.05280.11.931
Computer Engineering Group A ILV 3,0 5,0 M2.05280.11.851
Computer Engineering Group B ILV 3,0 5,0 M2.05280.11.851
Control Systems 1 ILV 2,5 3,5 M2.00000.12.031
Control Systems Lab 1 Group A LB 2,0 3,0 M2.00000.12.041
Control Systems Lab 1 Group B LB 2,0 3,0 M2.00000.12.041
Control Systems Lab 1 Group C LB 2,0 3,0 M2.00000.12.041
Data Science Experimental Lab ILV 2,0 2,0 M2.05280.10.111
Nonlinear Systems Group A ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.05280.12.041
Nonlinear Systems Group B ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.05280.12.041
Scientific English SE 2,0 2,0 M2.05280.10.921
Signal Analysis Lab Group A ILV 2,5 3,5 M2.05280.11.941
Signal Analysis Lab Group B ILV 2,5 3,5 M2.05280.11.941
System Theory ILV 3,0 4,0 M2.05280.11.021
Study program: Embedded SystemsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Advanced Communication Systems ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05280.32.601
Digital Design ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05280.32.231
Discrete and Integrated Power Electronics ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05282.32.571
DSP Applications ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05282.31.521
Embedded Software Systems ILV 1,0 2,0 M2.05282.31.531
High-Speed Board Design ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.05282.31.541
PCB Simulation ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.05282.31.551
Real-Time Systems Special Topics ILV 3,0 5,0 M2.05282.32.211
RF Measurements ILV 1,0 2,0 M2.05282.31.561
Wireless Communication Principles ILV 3,0 4,0 M2.05280.32.591
Study program: Remote SystemsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Advanced Communication Systems ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05280.32.601
Digital Design ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05280.32.231
Graphical Programming ILV 1,0 2,0 M2.05284.31.651
Project Work PT 4,0 5,0 M2.05284.32.721
Remote Technologies Lab LB 2,0 2,5 M2.05284.31.671
Research Seminar SE 1,0 3,0 M2.05284.32.711
Soft Computing Control Lab LB 1,0 2,0 M2.05284.31.701
Soft Computing Control Techniques ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05284.31.691
Virtual and Remote Labs ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.05284.31.661
Wireless Communication Principles ILV 3,0 4,0 M2.05280.32.591
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Applied Signal Processing ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05280.21.081
Applied Statistics ILV 2,5 4,0 M2.05280.21.071
DAQ and Transmission ILV 1,5 2,0 M2.05280.22.091
Data Science Analysis Lab ILV 2,0 2,0 M2.05280.20.061
Modern Sensor Applications ILV 1,5 2,0 M2.05280.22.861
Sensor Models ILV 1,5 3,0 M2.05280.22.871
Study program: Control SystemsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Control Systems 2 ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05281.21.101
Control Systems Lab 2 ILV 3,0 4,0 M2.05281.22.111
Mechanical Principles ILV 3,0 4,0 M2.05280.21.151
Process Identification ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05281.22.131
Study program: Embedded SystemsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Electromagnetic Fields ILV 1,0 1,5 M2.05282.21.191
Field Numerics ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05282.21.181
Filter Design ILV 2,0 2,0 M2.05280.22.231
Microcontroller Special Topics ILV 2,0 2,0 M2.05282.22.221
Partial Differential Equations ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.05282.21.171
Peripheral Interfacing ILV 1,0 3,0 M2.05282.22.881
Study program: Mechatronic SystemsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Computational Physics ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.05283.22.251
Finite Elements ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.05283.22.261
Mechanical Principles ILV 3,0 4,0 M2.05280.21.151
Numerical Methods Basics ILV 1,0 2,0 M2.05283.22.241
Physics (Selected Topics) ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05280.21.281
Study program: Remote SystemsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Data Bases and Networks ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.05284.22.331
Design of Electronic Documents ILV 1,0 2,0 M2.05284.22.341
Digital Image Processing ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05284.21.311
Human Machine Interfaces ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.05284.22.161
Internet Technologies ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05284.21.301
Remote Applications and Trends ILV 1,0 1,0 M2.05284.21.321
Study program: Sensor SystemsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Data Evaluation ILV 1,5 3,0 M2.05285.22.351
Filter Design ILV 2,0 2,0 M2.05280.22.231
Physics (Selected Topics) ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05280.21.281
Process Analytical Technology ILV 2,5 4,0 M2.05285.21.371
Sensor Networks ILV 1,5 2,0 M2.05285.22.361
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Master Exam DP 0,0 3,0 M2.00000.40.081
Master Thesis MT 0,0 25,0 M2.00000.40.061
Master Thesis - Seminar SE 2,0 2,0 M2.00000.40.071
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Advanced Mathematics ILV 3,0 4,5 M2.05280.11.931
Computer Engineering ILV 3,0 5,0 M2.05280.11.851
Control Systems 1 ILV 2,5 3,5 M2.00000.12.031
Control Systems Lab 1 LB 2,0 3,0 M2.00000.12.041
Data Science Experimental Lab ILV 2,0 2,0 M2.05280.10.111
Nonlinear Systems ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.05280.12.041
Scientific English SE 2,0 2,0 M2.05280.10.921
Signal Analysis Lab ILV 2,5 3,5 M2.05280.11.941
System Theory ILV 3,0 4,0 M2.05280.11.021
Study program: Control SystemsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Computational Aspects of CSD ILV 1,0 2,0 M2.05281.31.401
Computer Process Control ILV 1,0 2,0 M2.05281.32.411
Control Systems Special Topics 1 ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05281.31.391
Control Systems Special Topics 2 ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05281.32.431
Drive Control ILV 2,0 2,0 M2.05280.31.461
Dynamic Models and Simulation ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05281.32.121
Embedded Control Systems Special Topics ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05280.31.441
Motion Control ILV 1,0 2,0 M2.05280.31.451
Nonlinear Control Systems ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05280.31.471
Robot Control ILV 2,0 2,0 M2.05280.32.491
Robot Dynamics ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05280.32.481
Robotics Lab LB 1,0 2,0 M2.05280.32.501
Study program: Embedded SystemsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Advanced Communication Systems ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05280.32.601
Digital Design ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05280.32.231
Discrete and Integrated Power Electronics ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05282.32.571
DSP Applications ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05282.31.521
Embedded Software Systems ILV 1,0 2,0 M2.05282.31.531
High-Speed Board Design ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.05282.31.541
PCB Simulation ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.05282.31.551
Real-Time Systems Special Topics ILV 3,0 5,0 M2.05282.32.211
RF Measurements ILV 1,0 2,0 M2.05282.31.561
Wireless Communication Principles ILV 3,0 4,0 M2.05280.32.591
Study program: Mechatronic SystemsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Computer Fluid Dynamics ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05283.31.621
Drive Control ILV 2,0 2,0 M2.05280.31.461
Embedded Control Systems Special Topics ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05280.31.441
Heat Flow Analysis ILV 1,0 2,0 M2.05283.31.611
Mechatronic Systems Design ILV 3,0 4,0 M2.05283.32.631
Mechatronics Special Topics ILV 2,0 4,0 M2.05283.32.641
Motion Control ILV 1,0 2,0 M2.05280.31.451
Nonlinear Control Systems ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05280.31.471
Robot Control ILV 2,0 2,0 M2.05280.32.491
Robot Dynamics ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05280.32.481
Robotics Lab LB 1,0 2,0 M2.05280.32.501
Study program: Remote SystemsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Advanced Communication Systems ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05280.32.601
Digital Design ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05280.32.231
Graphical Programming ILV 1,0 2,0 M2.05284.31.651
Project Work PT 4,0 5,0 M2.05284.32.721
Remote Technologies Lab LB 2,0 2,5 M2.05284.31.671
Research Seminar SE 1,0 3,0 M2.05284.32.711
Soft Computing Control Lab LB 1,0 2,0 M2.05284.31.701
Soft Computing Control Techniques ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05284.31.691
Virtual and Remote Labs ILV 2,0 2,5 M2.05284.31.661
Wireless Communication Principles ILV 3,0 4,0 M2.05280.32.591
Study program: Sensor SystemsTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Advanced Process Control ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05285.32.791
Applied Image Processing ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05285.32.821
Chemical Sensors ILV 1,5 2,5 M2.05285.31.761
Mechanical, Electrical and Thermical Sensors ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05285.31.771
Optical Sensors ILV 1,5 2,5 M2.05285.31.781
Optical Sensors Systems Design ILV 3,0 5,0 M2.05285.32.831
Packaging of Sensors ILV 1,5 2,0 M2.05285.31.741
Reliability and Security of Sensor Systems ILV 2,0 3,0 M2.05285.31.731
Sensor Data Fusion ILV 1,5 2,0 M2.05285.32.811
Sensor Implementation ILV 1,5 2,0 M2.05285.32.801
System Optimization ILV 1,5 2,0 M2.05285.31.751

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Graduates of the Systems Design Master Degree have an in depth understanding of complex technical systems in the fields of electronics and mechatronics. With this Master Degree program graduates gain expertise in the analysis, design and control of complex multidisciplinary systems and processes.

Graduates find employment in a wide range of technical fields. Their areas of competency include:

  • implementation, assembly, testing, maintenance and support of electronic and mechatronic equipment
  • implementation of IT systems
  • solutions for measurement problems
  • optimization and implementation of electronic and mechatronic components and systems
  • implementation and monitoring of testing and quality control procedures

The following list of branches gives a brief overview about the possible fields of employment:

  • industrial electronics and automation
  • communications and computer technology
  • microelectronics
  • mechatronics
  • transport and vehicle technology
  • aerospace technology
  • consumer electronics and domestic appliances
  • machine and plant construction
  • medical and environmental technology building automation

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

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Alumniprofile Systems Design

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Application Engineer Automotive, Infineon

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Faculty and Staff - Systems Design

Head of Degree Program Systems Engineering, Systems Design

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.

 Wolfgang Werth
Administration of Studies

Mag.a

 Elizabeth Maggauer-Hoffmann
Planning of Schedules and Rooms
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Image Processing

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

 Thomas Klinger, MLBT
Professor of Digital Systems
Professor
Endowed Professorship Smart Materials/Industry 4.0

Dr. habil.

 Pascal Nicolay
Vice Dean Engineering & IT, Professor of Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Prof. (FH) DI Dr.

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

FH-Prof.in DI Dr.in

 Ulla Birnbacher
Professor of English
 Marvin Hoffland, MSc.
Professor

FH-Professorin Mag.a

 Sabine Spanz

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