Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS)
M.Sc. Electrical Energy & Mobility Systems
Facing common future technology challenges
Electrical energy and professions on electrical mobility and storage systems will play a vital role in facing common future technology challenges. As a result, a fast growing industry is in need of specialists and experts in the field of Technology in all kind of different systems focussing Electrical Energy Transformations. A new Master Degree Program has been created to address these needs: “Electrical Energy & Mobile Systems” is the only applied science course in electrical energy & mobility systems for applied research and development professions in technology engineering.
Wide variety of current technical developments
“Electrical Energy & Mobile Systems” prepares students for the upcoming challenges of future industry requirements. Technologies like Electrical Traction and Electrical Powertrain are already game-changing aspects of mobility that various manufacturers are just beginning to discover. Students get to experience a wide variety of current technical developments in an ever-changing, technology-driven world. This hands-on, practical degree program enables students to discover emerging areas: Electrical Drives & eMachines, Power Electronics & Power Control or Energy & Alternative Co-Generations will be thoroughly discussed during the course of the program.
In order to be prepared for the multitude of technical requirements future experts in Electrical Energy & Mobile Systems need to master, the program focuses on a range of important aspects of Electromobility. The program’s areas of expertise include Storage Units – „Battery“ Technology as well as Monitoring and Mobility Logistics. Equipped with this knowledge graduates are in high demand in the job market. They qualify for activities in private sector businesses as well as research institutions. “Electrical Energy & Mobility Systems” graduates are able to understand, develop and modify complex technical systems in the fields of electric power train development, drive control, electrical machines, mobile power electronics, battery technology, power electronics, alternative energy systems, and mobility concepts. To support those careers, the program offers additional insights into Academic Competence Skills and Science Engineering.
Additional in-depth theoretical input is provided in the course of the degree. The first semester, in which electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, mechanical dynamics and academic competence are taught, is followed by two semesters of specialization in electrical energy & drive systems, power electronics, mobile energy storage, energy systems, automotive control, mobility systems and automotive logistics. In the fourth semester, the Master's thesis will be written in conjunction with a work placement. Upon completion of the final examination after four semesters, students are awarded the Master of Science in Engineering, MSc.
Key learning outcomes
Graduates of the Master degree course Electrical Energy & Mobility Systems are able to:
Job & Career
- Analyze and evaluate modern, energy-technical systems in their complex structure.
- Analyze the future challenges in the energy technology sector, understand modern and economically efficient energy conversion and distribution systems and modify them accordingly the system concept.
- Analyze and regulate industrial, technical systems (processes).
- Develop electrochemical storage systems.
- Design and construe alternative energy systems.
- Perform test procedures for electrical energy storage.
Students acquire detailed knowledge of electrical power & drive systems, power electronics, mobile energy storage, energy systems, automotive controls, mobility systems, and automotive logistics. These qualifications allow graduates to take up leading positions in research and development in a variety of fields.
Access to further studies
The successful completion of the master program Electrical Energy & Mobility Systems 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.