Embedded Systems: admission requirements

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.

When is my bachelor’s degree considered relevant?

1. Full equivalence is established if the applicant holds a degree in one of the programs below, which are listed by program group:

  • Medicine
  • Health Informatics
  • Computer Science, Software
  • Software Engineering, Computer Science, Business Informatics, Mobile Computing, Computer Security, Information and Communication Systems, IT Security
  • Electronic Engineering, Communication Systems, Automation
  • Production and Automation Engineering, Mechatronics, Electronic Engineering, Precision and Information Engineering, Sensor Technology and Microsystems, Telecommunications, Network Engineering, Embedded Systems

2. Basic equivalence is established if approximately 60 ECTS credits have been completed in five to seven core subjects. The core subjects are key requirements that students should already have mastered in order to successfully complete the master’s degree program.

Core subject area ECTS
Principles of natural science 20
Electronics and medical technology 20
Health informatics 20
Basic principles of medicine 15
Advanced instruction in one of these subject areas 60

 

What prerequisites do I need to meet if I am applying from outside Austria?

Degree program applicants must have language skills equivalent to level B2 or higher of the Common European Framework Reference for Languages and must be able to submit a certificate of their proficiency. Applicants who have a diploma or university degree in the language of instruction are not required to provide a certificate of their proficiency.

The program director can determine on an individual basis whether an applicant meets admission requirements.