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M.Sc. System Test Engineering

Degree awarded
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Engineering

FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Electronic Engineering, Alte Poststraße 147, 8020 Graz, Austria

+43 316 5453 8490

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Type of course

Language of tuition

Length of course
4 semester

Date of commencement
4 October 2021

Application deadline
1 June 2021 for EU-students
26 January 2021 for non EU-students

Class size
20 students

Cost / fees
1,454 Euro per year

Available but to be self-organized

Major recruiters of graduates of our programmes
Infineon Technologies, NXP Semiconductors, Magna International, AVL List, AT&S, ams AG, Advantest, Akka Technologies, Dialog Semiconductor, KNAPP, Siemens

Admission requirements
The degree programme is taught in English. If you are proficient in English at level B2 you should have no problem following the classes. A certificate evidencing your language skills unless these are included in your secondary school leaving certificate or similar diplomas is required.

Programme Director
Prof.(FH) Priv.-Doz. DI Dr. Christian Vogel

Contact details for application
Elisabeth Dehm
Telephone +43 (0)316 5453-8490
Alte Poststraße 147, 8020 Graz, Austria

FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences
Institute of Electronic Engineering

M.Sc. in System Test Engineering

Experts in the systematic testing of complex electronic and mechatronic systems
are on high demand in many industry sectors such as in the electronic and the automotive industry. The new Master’s degree programme “System Test Engineering” (MSc. in Engineering) makes you an expert in this field.

We offer a unique academic and hands-on-oriented program with a lot of project-based and interdisciplinary lectures within a vibrating environment of international industry leaders and start-up companies. Moreover, we offer state-of-the-art laboratories, experts from industry and a work-friendly programme that gives you the opportunity to work part time.

Our programme focuses on international students with a sound background either in electronic engineering, computer engineering, or mechanical engineering.

System test engineers are in high demand
Our strategic partners such as ams AG, AT&S, AVL List, Infineon Technologies, Magna International, Advantest Corporation, Akka Technologies, and NXP Semiconductors are highly interested in meeting and supporting students from “System Test Engineering” and in offering employments to graduates within their companies.

Many of our lecturers are working for international companies in the field of System Test Engineering and provide in addition to the theoretical foundations an up-to-date practical knowledge to you.

We have state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities. Beside our electronic labs and computer labs, we have, in particular, a test laboratory with state-of-the-art PXI systems for characterizing electronic components, an absorber chamber for EMC measurements as well as an ATE laboratory with advanced testing facilities.

Key subject areas
We offer a new and unique Master’s degree programme that is tailored to the needs of the industry. You will become an expert in the following key areas:

Applied Mathematics
You learn to analyze and visualize measurement data and how to apply methods of signal processing and machine learning.

Software Development & Test Automation
You learn to develop automatic test software to establish data connections among measurement equipment, computers and devices under test in order to build up complex, automated measurement and test systems.

Electronics & Measurement Engineering
You learn to test digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits, to implement test circuits, to design EMC compliant printed circuit boards for high frequencies and to program microcontrollers and their interfaces.

Requirements & Quality Management
You learn to manage projects according to the V-model, to understand the process of system and component qualifications and to develop test specifications. You become familiar with measurement and test standards and reliability requirements for products and systems.

Semiconductor Testing & System Testing
You can either specialize in the area of Semiconductor Testing or in the area of System Testing: Semiconductor Testing focuses on semiconductor verification, validation and production testing, whereas System Testing focuses on mechatronic systems such as automated and autonomous driving functions in vehicles in different testing environments.

Communication & Project Management
You learn to plan and implement projects in the field of testing and document, to present and communicate the results and measurement data.

Master’s Thesis & Scientific Work
In your Master’s thesis you will carry out research in your specialized field and write your thesis.

FH JOANNEUM – University of Applied Sciences

Our teaching and research practice is guided by our responsibility for the learning process of our students and our commitment to providing them with comprehensive knowledge and skills. Our applied R&D activities ensure the high quality of our teaching.

We are drivers of innovation, working in cooperation with partners in education and business, and thus contribute to making Styria attractive as a location for industry and as a place to live.

“System Test Engineering” is located in Graz in order to have the opportunity to visit international companies nearby, e.g. AVL, Magna Steyr Automotive Engineering or Infineon Technologies.

FH JOANNEUM offers over 50 degree programs at six departments, providing state-of-the-art infrastructure for approx. 4600 students: modern laboratories and studios, a library, lecture halls, cafeterias and lots of green spaces. In short, a great place to study and research.

City of Graz in a nutshell:

Population over 270,000, with a student population of around 50,000 attending a total of eight universities. A historic center, which is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Contemporary art and music, modern architecture, which has gained international renown as the Graz School. Eco-city, City of Design, business and innovation center. Mediterranean flair, bustling urban atmosphere plus many great places to dine out are part and parcel of the Graz experience.