Integrative Urban Development – Smart City: 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 Integrative Urban Development – Smart City 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 to be relevant?

The relevance of bachelor’s degrees is determined as follows, with a distinction made between full and basic equivalence:
1. Full equivalence is determined by completion of the following courses sorted by study program groups, by way of example:

  • Computer science, software
    • Traffic & environment, geospatial information, computer science, information & communication systems, IT security, mobile computing, software engineering, business informatics
  • Electricity and energy
    • Urban renewable energy technologies, energy & environmental management, sustainable energy systems, eco-energy engineering
  • Electronics, communication systems, automation
    • Electronics, electronics/business, embedded systems, logistics, mechatronics & robotics, network technology, precision & information technology, production & process design, sensor technology & microsystems, smart homes & assistive technologies, systems engineering, telecommunications, engineering management
  • Architecture, civil engineering
    • Civil engineering, architecture, construction planning and construction management

2. Basic equivalence is established by defining 5 to 7 core subject areas with a total score of approximately 60 ECTS. The core subject areas describe the central requirements students should meet so as to be able to successfully complete a master’s degree program.

Core subject area ECTS
Fundamentals of natural sciences (e.g. mathematics, physics) 10
Information & communication technologies (e.g. operating systems, databases, data management, network technology, process management, software development, Web engineering) 10
Business & law (e.g. business economics, controlling, logistics, marketing, production management, project management, legal aspects) 10
Special technical subjects 20
Soft skills (e.g. languages, personality training, teamwork) 10

 

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.