Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS)
M.Sc. Communication Engineering
Enable cross-cultural communication
The spread of modern communication technologies is breathtaking: More and more people all around the globe discover new ways and means to stay in touch – bridging large distances, national and cultural borders, or even generational gaps. Very few of them actually realize the high complexity and technical knowledge that is needed to enable Cross-cultural Communication. Students of the Master Degree Program “Communication Engineering” are receiving this knowledge first-hand.
Get prepared for the challenges of digital transformation
“Communication Engineering” prepares participants for the upcoming challenges of Digital Transformation. Technologies like 5G or Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) are already game-changing aspects of Digital Communication that various industries are just beginning to discover. Students get to experience a wide variety of current technical developments in an ever-changing digital world. This hands-on, practical degree program enables students to oversee the multitude of data streams in technical networks and to plan and administer modern communication systems such as Optical Networks, Distributed Systems, or Embedded Web Applications.
“Communication Engineering” is a two-year Master of Science degree program dedicated to preparing students for the challenges of Digital Transformation. It covers all major areas of modern digital communication in order to enable graduates to find new and ground-breaking applications changing the way we get and stay in touch. Deep technical understanding and knowledge are key in achieving this – the program has been designed to convey a wide variety of modern technical areas including 5G or RFID.
Graduates of the program get to choose between careers in private sector businesses as well as research institutions. They are sought-after experts in fields like Advanced Programming, Applied Algorithms in Network Engineering, Communication Networks and Mobile Networks. As Communication Engineers, they are working at the core of an integral part of our information society – and at the core of our everyday lives.
Key learning outcomes
Graduates of the master degree course Communication Engineering are able to:
Job & career
- Apply various software in complex and technical networks (applications, operating systems, distributed systems, UML – Unified Modelling Language, object-oriented software development (C++ and Java), configuration management systems).
- Make use of modern hardware of transmission media for the planning, construction and operation of transmission paths of complex networks (wireless, optical and steer-by-wire transmission technology).
- Use algorithms purposefully so as to provide solutions to technical and communicational tasks (traffic theory, graph theory, network planning algorithms, expert systems, the procedure of compression, digital signal processing, modulation scheme, traffic analysis, source coding, channel coding, procedures of synchronization, protocols, design patterns, and cryptography).
- Integrate successfully in teams as well as supervise teams during a project.
- Work scientifically meaning to systematically present results of independent research.
The job markets of the digital world need highly-qualified engineers of communication technology, who because of their broad knowledge base are accustomed to working creatively. The international aspects of this master’s program and our high academic standards should give you the necessary security to start your career. Companies and/or research institutions should have the guarantee that they are hiring qualified employees with a practice-oriented education.
However, technical know-how alone may not be enough in today’s competitive job market; thus, so-called “soft skills” are playing a more important role in many companies. Thus, management competence and communication skills play a major role in the CE degree program and should contribute to broadening the overall profile of our graduates.
Above and beyond this – corresponding to the requirements of the daily workplace – self-responsibility and the ability to work in teams are put into practice in project-oriented courses. Students solve current problem sets on their own in small teams. Thus, innovative ideas can be implemented already in the degree program by students as they develop market-oriented business models.
The world of communication technology offers a variety of activity fields in regional middle-sized companies to large multi-national corporations. The Master of Science, an internationally recognized academic degree, offers you a good basis to enter into this world. Above and beyond this, a master’s degree offers you the option to study further in Ph.D. programs or to pursue a career in research.
Our graduates are active in the following areas:
- Communications and Internet service providers
- Hardware and software development
- Aviation & automotive engineering
- IT consulting and service providers
- Entertainment branch/broadcasting
- Energy and traffic management
Communication and Network Engineering stands for constant change and new challenges that arise continuously. Thus, we expect that our students are intellectually curious, flexible, and show a high level of interest in this extremely challenging and continuously changing technological environment.
Access to further studies
The successful completion of the master program Communication Engineering in turn qualifies the graduate to undertake a doctorate according to FHStG [Fachhochschul Studies Act] § 6 (4).
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS)
private non-profit foundation
Since its inception, the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) has developed into a unique educational institution in Carinthia. Due to the constant further development of the study programs of Carinthia University of Applied Sciences and intensive cooperation with industry and science, CUAS students are sure to have a future-oriented education.
CUAS lives the model of immediate practical relevance. Principal and part-time employees, as well as guest lecturers from industry, ensure interdisciplinary, internationally oriented university education. Currently 36 degree programs are offered in the fields of technology, health, and social affairs, as well as economics.
7 Reasons to Study at CUAS
Face to face
We are known for our open and family atmosphere. At our university, great importance is attached to the personal coexistence of students, employees, and professors. Small working groups enable individual support.
We are a university with an international orientation. CUAS cooperates with more than 160 universities worldwide. Infinitely cosmopolitan, located at the intersection of three cultures in the Alps-Adriatic region, very close to Italy and Slovenia, it offers local and international students excellent conditions for multilingual studies.
The combination of study and practice ensures the quality of teaching and research, our many international guests and part-time teachers from industry and business provide this. Cooperation’s with regional and foreign companies not only ensure a practice-oriented range of courses but also guarantee scientific knowledge.
Future orientation and sustainability
Innovative courses of study at the cutting edge make CUAS a showcase for sustainable research and development. Promising topics in all areas of study play an important role.
Unique nature, culture, and way of life
Studying in Carinthia is fun! The university is immersed in idyllic mountains, valleys, and lakes. There is a vast selection of sports and leisure opportunities at any time of the year. The picturesque Carinthia landscape ensures a unique quality of life around your studies.
Creative, young, and dynamic atmosphere
In addition to their studies, young, dynamic networks provide perfect opportunities to gain a foothold in the start-up sector. Think-centers, incubators, attractive innovation workshops, and many events bring together students from CUAS and entrepreneurs from the region and enable them to get to know each other at an early stage for future joint projects.
The combination makes it
Where and above all, what you want to study wants to be well thought out. CUAS makes a choice very easy: Here, you will find the unique combination of a wide range of exciting and practice-oriented studies and a quality of life that is unparalleled.
In-service training is the key to personal career planning. As a student at CUAS your curriculum is organized in such a way that you can reconcile your studies and jobs.
CUAS is a dynamic and dialogue-oriented university with regional roots and international orientation. It works in the fields of health and social affairs, technology, and economics. Its core tasks are in the areas of study and teaching, applied for research, knowledge transfer, and further education.
"We want to position ourselves as a university in teaching and applied research in our core areas of technology, business, health, and social issues at the top of Austrian universities!"
Charter of diversity
The Charter of Diversity is an initiative to promote appreciation of all members of society - regardless of gender, age, race and color, sexual orientation, religion and belief, and physical or mental disability. The Charter of Diversity is a public, voluntary commitment. It is based on the recognition that diversity is an essential feature of Europe - its history as well as its society. It sees and appreciates the benefits and opportunities that diversity offers.
CUAS was founded in 1995 in the legal form of an association as a carrier of the University of Applied Sciences study programs in Carinthia. The seat of the association was in Spittal an der Drau. Since the beginning of 2002, the University of Carinthia - Charitable Private Foundation has been the sponsor and maintainer of the University of Applied Sciences degree programs.
The private foundation is financed by contributions from the federal government, the state of Carinthia, and the communities of Villach, Spittal / Drau, Klagenfurt, and Feldkirchen. In addition, the membership fees of the association, which has become one of the 15 founders, as well as donations and proceeds from events, contribute to the financing of the operation of the organization.
The link between employee and employer
We are not only responsible for our actions, but also for what we do not do. (Moliere)
The works council is the link between the employees and the employer. The task is to act as a mediator, but also to act as a one-stop-shop. The current works council team harmonizes complements itself well and is eager to implement the concerns for all colleagues positively.
An elected works council can - based on the solidarity within the workforce - actively and consistently address and represent the concerns of its colleagues. In addition to the "core business," the representation of the staff towards the employer CUAS, the works council, also takes care of the promotion of the economic, social, health, and cultural interests of the employees.