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System Test Engineering: full information about the new postgraduate Master’s course

Niklas Sieger
„System Test Engineering“: Alle Infos zum neuen Masterlehrgang 3

The new postgraduate Master’s course in System Test Engineering provides students with the skills and knowledge required for the testing of complex systems and offers excellent career prospects for graduates.

Autonomous driving, smart cities, 5G – these are just some of the challenges that will be brought about in the wake of digital transformation and Industry 4.0 in the coming years. These developments will result in a steep increase in the use of complex systems that must be tested before they are placed on the market, which in turn will lead to a high demand for system test engineers in a wide range of industrial sectors. The new postgraduate Master’s course in System Test Engineering provides training for these highly sought-after experts.

What you should know about the new postgraduate Master’s course

1. What is the job of a system test engineer?
The graduates are able to analyse, verify and validate complex systems consisting of mechanical, electronic and software components. They understand the required test equipment and use it to design automated measurement setups and document and interpret the measurements. Their duties include preparing test plans, developing and coding test programs and providing support to customers.

2. What are the focal areas of the course?
Graduates have extensive knowledge in the fields of applied mathematics, software development and test automation, electronics and measurement engineering, requirements and quality management, communication and project management as well as scientific methodology. The students have the option to specialise in Semiconductor Testing or System Testing and thus improve their qualification profile.

3. How is the course organised?
The course is organised on a work-friendly basis. From the first to third semesters classes will generally be held from Wednesday to Friday or from Thursday to Saturday. There will be three blocks of classes in the fourth semester. Participants will be able to work part-time in a relevant industrial company while studying.

4. What are the admission requirements?
To apply for a place on the course you need
– a university degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) subject with 180 ECTS credits
– proof of proficiency in written and spoken English at level B2
– a relevant university degree of at least 20 ECTS credits in the fields of electronics and computer science or at least one year relevant professional experience

5. When is the application deadline?
The course starts in autumn 2019. Applications must be submitted by 27 May 2019. Applicants will need to go through an admission procedure. A total of 16 places are available.

FH JOANNEUM’s postgraduate Master’s course in System Test Engineering is carried out in cooperation with the Silicon Alps microelectronics cluster and the eight industrial companies Advantest Corporation, AKKA Technologies, ams AG, AT&S, AVL List, Infineon Technologies, Magna International and NXP Semiconductors, which have together committed to paying the course fees in full. The curriculum was developed by Christian Vogel, head of the FH JOANNEUM Institute of Electronic Engineering together with the companies involved. You can find more information in our press release.

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