Embedded Systems

Master´s degree program at UAS Technikum Wien


Master’s Degree Program around Embedded Systems

Whether they develop driver assistance systems for cars, electronics for medical devices, software for robot controls or hardware for traffic systems: Embedded systems experts find attractive job opportunities in many industries.


Unlike conventional computers, embedded systems are computers with specific functionality that are integrated, i.e. “embedded”, in the system to be controlled or monitored. They consist of a combination of hardware and software and often contain elements that perform sensor and actuator tasks. In various industrial sectors such as factory automation, medical technology or robotics, embedded systems are indispensable components of innovative products. This degree program focuses on the design of reliable, fault-tolerant systems for safety-critical applications taking into account real-time conditions, such as those used in the automotive or aerospace industries.


  • Start of Semester: Beginning of September
  • Duration: 120 ECTS credits, 4 semesters
  • Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
  • Mode: Part-time, german
  • Costs per semester: € 363.36 tuition fee, € 24.70 ÖH fee; € 3,000 Tuition fee for students from third countries: exceptions and information
  • Remote learning elements
  • Possibility for a semester abroad
  • Recommended semester abroad (optional): 3, 4
Weekly times of precence
Occasionally, courses are also held in blocks at other times - this is communicated at the beginning of the semester.

Students Learn:

  • To develop reliable, fault-tolerant hardware and software for safety-critical applications under real-time conditions.
  • To select, integrate and optimize hardware and software components under special, application-specific framework conditions, such as low energy consumption or small form factor.
  • Embedded systems, i.e. application-specific hardware/software solutions to be integrated into the environment to be influenced or controlled.
  • To develop embedded systems hardware, especially for chip and system-on-chip technologies.
  • To design, program, and test embedded systems software for various platforms.
  • To select system architectures for embedded systems and distributed embedded systems and adapt them to the specifics of the application.
  • To design embedded systems in terms of reliability.
  • To design embedded systems for real-time applications.
  • To design embedded systems for control engineering applications and integrate them into the environment.
  • Based on functional and non-functional requirements, to specify, implement, integrate and test overall solutions, taking into account current standards, rules and societal aspects.

Career Prospects


With their knowledge, graduates are perfectly trained for the electrical and electronics industry, the automotive industry, as well as consumer and entertainment electronics and industrial automation.


For example, you work as an embedded systems designer, hardware, software or chip developer, or quality and safety manager.


Typical tasks include developing and planning hardware and software components and performing system integration and system testing, as well as analyzing market needs.
Martin Horauer FHTW
The strong networking with the R&D field “Embedded Systems and Cyber-Physical Systems” makes this Master’s degree program attractive for people who want to study close to industrial and research projects.
Martin Horauer
Program Director


Master’s degree programs build on a completed bachelor’s degree program and allow students to specialize or focus on topics in more detail or to expand their existing expertise.

You must meet subject-matter requirements to be admitted to the Embedded Systems master’s degree program. Prerequisites include a bachelor’s degree from a UAS in a relevant subject matter or an equivalent degree from a recognized post-secondary educational institution (at least 180 ECTS credits) in Austria or another country.

If basic equivalence has been established except for a few missing prerequisites, the program director can require students to take exams to establish full equivalence. These exams are taken during the master’s program.

News from this Program


Martin Horauer
FH-Prof. DI Dr. Martin Horauer

Program Director Bachelor Electronic Engineering
Program Director Master Embedded Systems

Bianca Braunsteiner

Administrative Assistant

+43 1 333 40 77-8811bianca.braunsteiner@technikum-wien.at



The next step to study Master Embedded Systems is to apply via our online application system:

  • The entire application process is handled via a dedicated application website.
  • Your data is stored securely and is being treated with strict confidentiality.
  • A registration system makes it possible to start an application and complete it at a later point in time.
  • Once you have entered your user data and uploaded documents, you can also use them for subsequent applications.

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