What will I learn in this degree program?
The course content of the Embedded Systems part-time master’s degree program is focused entirely on embedded systems technology. In contrast to conventional computers, embedded systems are simple computers with a specific functionality that is integrated, or embedded, into the system being controlled or monitored. They consist of a combination of hardware (microcontroller, microprocessor, network, etc.) and software (program and communication control) and often contain components that handle sensor and actuator tasks. Embedded systems are found in communication devices, cars, and medical technology as well as in machinery and industrial equipment. The degree program is intended for graduates of bachelor’s programs at our UAS and graduates of other technical UAS and university programs. This degree program is taught in German. Students learn to:
- Develop reliable, fault-tolerant hardware and software for safety-critical applications while taking real-time requirements into account
- Select, integrate, and optimize hardware and software components under special, application-specific conditions, such as low energy use or a small form factor
- Embed systems; in other words, integrate application-specific hardware and software solutions into the environment to be influenced or controlled
- Develop embedded systems hardware, in particular for chip and system-on-chip technologies
- Design, program, and test embedded systems software for different platforms
- Select system architectures for embedded systems and distributed embedded systems and adapt them to application specifics
- Design embedded systems to be reliable
- Design embedded systems for real-time applications
- Design embedded systems for applications in control engineering and integrate them into the environment
- Create specifications for, implement, integrate, and test overall ICT solutions based on functional and non-functional requirements, taking current standards, rules, and social aspects into account
→ More information: Curriculum of the Embedded Systems master’s degree program
What will I be able to do in the field after earning this degree?
Graduates are highly sought-after on the job market thanks to their expertise:
- Their knowledge makes them perfectly trained for the electrical engineering and electronics industry, the automotive industry, consumer and entertainment electronics, and industrial automation.
- They work as embedded systems designers; hardware, software, or chip developers; or quality and safety managers, for example.
- Their typical tasks include developing and planning hardware and software components, conducting system integration and system testing, and analyzing market requirements.
→ More information: Career prospects for graduates of the Master's degree program Embedded Systems
What are the admission requirements?
Applicants to this master’s degree program must have a bachelor's degree and/or other recognized academic degree from a (technical) university of applied sciences or university with at least 180 ECTS credits.
What advanced programs does UAS Technikum Wien offer?
UAS Technikum Wien provides support through its lifelong learning offerings even after students complete their master’s program. The UAS Technikum Wien Alumni Club gives its members a number of advantages, and the Technikum Wien Academy offers a wide range of further education options, ranging from one-day seminars to post-graduate master’s courses.