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Master's course in Energy Systems and Automation Technology

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology 033 235 (TU Wien) or, for specialisation in Automation Technology, Computer Engineering (033 535).
Admission is possible for graduates in other subjects, depending on the individual examinations taken and on additional examinations where necessary.

Examination subjects

  • Drive Technology
  • Automation
  • Specialist module blocks, according to specialisation
  • Energy Technology or Automation Technology

Energy Technology

Subject focus

This field covers the generation and provision of energy from renewable and fossil sources. The most important aspects are security of supply, energy efficiency, environmental concerns and electro-magnetic tolerance. Low-emission and regenerative energy production is one of the greatest challenges of the future.

Application examples

Electric drives for fuel cell cars; potential and local analysis regarding wind and solar energy; trend evaluation against Kyoto targets.

Current research areas

Analysis of potential for, and integration of, renewable energy sources; decentralised regenerative energy systems with demand and supply-side management; blackout simulation and monitoring. Energy Technology is multi-disciplinary and diverse, covering areas from electrical and mechanical engineering to chemistry and economics. Learning and working in such an exciting and important field is both demanding and fun!

Automation Technology

Subject focus

The aim is to allow technical processes to run efficiently and safely without human intervention. The most recent solutions are network-based – data for regulating processes running over industrial communication networks. The integration of distributed intelligence (embedded systems) for complex systems with thousands of sensors and actuators requires brand new methods of design and simulation.

Application examples

Autonomous robots for deployment in dangerous environments; automation of buildings; the production line for an MP3 player.

Current research areas

Highly flexible production systems of the future, with the capability of being adapted and reconfigured; teaching robots to 'see' and to recognise structures and objects; industrial application of highly dynamic motion control. "I see automation technology as a specialisation for the future, containing elements of IT, physics and maths. Alongside wide-ranging practical exercises, current research is well integrated into teaching here. Good job prospects in a wide range of activities after graduation are a welcome by-product of the course."

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Master's course in Telecommunications

Compulsory subjects in this master's course are taught in English.

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology 033 235 (TU Wien). Admission is possible for graduates in other subjects, depending on the individual examinations taken; additional examinations may be required.

Examination subjects

  • Telecommunications
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Telecom Switching and System Design
  • Telecoms in Energy Technology
  • Telecoms in Automation Technology
  • Telecoms in the Area of Regulating Technologies

Subject focus

Telecommunications deals with the transmission, switching and processing of messages and information. Information in the form of language, images or data must be converted into electrical or optical signals. For the purpose of rapid, secure and uninterrupted transmission via electrical or fibre-optic cables or through the air by means of electro-magnetic waves (e.g. mobile radio), the information is coded accordingly. The focus of the course is therefore on the basic properties of electro-magnetic waves, the description and design of telecommunications components and systems and digital signal processing.

Application examples

  • Transmission distances, e.g. in fibre-optic technology
  • Mobile radio antennae
  • Intelligent transport systems
  • Digital filtering by means of a signal processor
  • Transmission system for emergency services

Current research areas

Mobile radio, internet and fixed line are converging and are connected through a worldwide fibre-optic network. In order to meet ever-increasing demands for bandwidth and availability, the available frequency resources over cable and radio must be used far more efficiently. Additional frequency ranges are being opened up for entirely new transmission methods such as ultra-wide band radio. Transfer of multimedia data will in future require significantly higher data transfer rates and communications network security will require new approaches.

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Master's course in Computer Technology

Entry requirements

  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology 033 235 (TU Wien)
  • Computer Engineering 033 535 (TU Wien)

Admission is possible for graduates in other subjects, depending on the individual examinations taken; additional examinations may be required.

Examination subjects

  • Operating Systems and Software
  • Engineering
  • Computer Technology
  • Communications Networks
  • Control Technology
  • Switching Technology
  • Networked Systems

Subject focus

The master's course in Computer Technology bridges the gap between computer science and electrical engineering. This course focuses on digital and microcomputer technology and its use in embedded systems. Hardware/software co-design is shifting the boundaries between hardware and software. Intelligent distributed measurement and control components work together via field bus systems. Focuses of the course also include programming and systems technology, real-time systems, software engineering and networked systems.

Application examples

Field bus systems for controlling building infrastructure; clusters of microcomputers for rapid image processing; multimedia transfer over smart card systems for access security and accounting; software for self-learning systems.

Current research areas

A new generation of computers will be able to adapt its command set and architecture to individual requirements. New development tools will ensure that complex digital and hybrid systems can be developed more quickly and more reliably. In automation technology, the networking of thousands of intelligent units into a failsafe, self-configuring system is in the very early stages of development.

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Master's course in Microelectronics and Photonics

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology 033 235 (TU Wien)
  • Bachelor's degree in Technical Physics 033 261 (TU Wien)

Admission is possible for graduates in other subjects, depending on the individual examinations taken; additional examinations may be required.

Examination subjects

  • Technology and Materials + relevant specialisation
  • Photonics and Quantum Electronics
  • Integrated Switching + relevant specialisation
  • Components and Systems + relevant specialisation
  • Applied Photonics
  • Quantum Electronics specialisation
  • Subject focus

Microelectronics is the technological basis of our information society. All modern communications and information technology systems are founded on this technology, as are components used in automation, consumer electronics, automotive technology, air and space travel and technical medicine. This course, in combination with optical technologies, is unique in the German-speaking world. It embraces a broad education ranging from the principles of physical operation of electronic components and their simulation and manufacture to laser technology.

Application examples

  • Development of semi-conductor sensors, simulation of components
  • High-tech product innovation
  • Switch design and simulation of integrated optical-electronic switching for
  • Communications technology
  • Bio-medical applications of lasers
  • Researching quantum components

Current research areas

New semi-conductor materials and substances for micro-electronics, sensor technology and photonics; solid-state lasers for new wavelength ranges; ultra-fast optical sources for researching atomic or biological processes; sensors for automotive applications; biochips; micro-systems; nano-electronic components; manufacture and simulation of quantum wires and quantum dots; highly integrated switching technology; miniaturisation of components to atomic proportions; quantum phenomena.

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Further information

Dean of Studies

Univ.-Prof. Mag. rer.nat. Dr. rer.nat. Gottfried Strasser /
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Mecklenbräuker
+43-1-58801-36230 / T +43-1-58801-38980
gottfried.strasser@tuwien.ac.at / christoph.mecklenbraeuker@tuwien.ac.at

Chairman of Curriculum Commission

Univ.Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Gawlik
T +43-1-58801-37011
wolfgang.gawlik@tuwien.ac.at

Student Association

Fachschaft Elektrotechnik
T +43-1-58801-49553 oder 49554
E service@fet.at
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