Department of Engineering

Electronics and Computer Engineering

My Studies

Das Studium

What is Electronics and Computer Engineering?

Electronics and IT are the key technologies of the future. Vehicles, production processes and energy networks, for example, are monitored by electronics and controlled by software. As an electronics engineer you’ll use your creativity to develop innovative electronic solutions to make our everyday lives easier. You will focus on circuit design, microcontroller programming, machine automation and human-machine interfaces based on telecommunications. Boundless enthusiasm, team spirit and the ability to devise solutions for complex problems: these are characteristics which particularly mark out electronics engineers. You’ll be operating in an international arena and working for Austrian and international high-tech firms.

What will I learn?

Electronics

You’ll learn how to develop electronic systems. Numerous lab tutorials and hands-on computer sessions will help you to understand concepts and theoretical connections and to put them into practice. The basic principles will be explained to you using clear practical examples, giving you a deep intuitive understanding of electronics. You’ll design simple circuits to control LEDs as well as complex circuits for your own minicomputer. You’ll make use of electronics to measure and process physical data and transmit them via networks. You’ll study the development of an electronic system from the design stage through to manufacture and functionality testing. This will familiarise you with electronics and the measuring instruments required so later you’ll be able to get started on your career straight away.

IT

You’ll learn how to program computers: from the first simple programs for computers and microcontrollers to object-oriented software design for complex electronic systems. In addition to programming, you’ll also learn about the structure of computers, microcontrollers and the necessary peripherals to find the perfect match between programs and systems. You’ll implement processes and calculations in programs in the course of practical assignments by programming robots, autonomous vehicles and communication systems. Experienced software experts will be on hand to help you.

Systems

You’ll learn how to understand systems. We’ll provide you with the technical and business expertise to describe complex systems and influence their processes. You’ll tackle tasks such as designing algorithms to control production plants and vehicles and work on signal processing to link mobile telephones and machinery. You’ll also learn about power electronics to control electric motors and robots. You’ll be able to put what you've learnt into practice right away in our labs. This will give you a flavour of real situations encountered in business and industry. To supplement your technical expertise, you’ll also cover aspects of business and law and learn how to integrate these in systems design.