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M.Sc. System Test Engineering

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

FH JOANNEUM UAS, Institute Electronic Engineering, Alte PoststraŖe 147, 8020 Graz, Austria

+43 316 5453 8480

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Type of course

Language of tuition

Length of course
4 semester

Date of commencement
30 September

Application deadline
27 May 2019

Class size
16 students

Cost / fees
No fee (Sponsored)

Available but to be self-organized

Major recruiters of graduates of our programmes
Advantest, Akka Technologies, Ams AG, AT&S, AVL List, Infineon Technologies, Magna International, NXP Semiconductors

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 Directors
FH-Prof. Priv.-Doz. DI Dr. techn.Christian Vogel

Contact details for application
Birgit Dorner
Telephone: +43 (0)316 5453-8480
Alte PoststraŖe 147, 8020 Graz, Austria

Institute of Electronic Engineering

M.Sc. in System Test Engineering

Experts in the systematic testing of complex electronic and mechatronic systems are urgently required in many industry sectors such as in the electronic and the automotive industry. The innovative postgraduate Masterís course in System Test Engineering makes you an expert in the field.

Unique public-private partnership model

The Silicon Alps microelectronics cluster (a public-private partnership and strategic alliance) and the eight industrial companies Advantest Corporation, Akka Technologies, ams AG, AT&S, AVL List, Infineon Technologies, Magna International and NXP Semiconductors have agreed to jointly pay the costs for the System Test Engineering course of around EUR 25,000 per person.

This is the first time a postgraduate Masterís course at FH JOANNEUM is to be fully financed by industrial companies. The independence of teaching will remain guaranteed: every applicant must go through a selection procedure at the university. There is no fixed quota of places per company Ė all applicants have the same chance of securing a place on the course irrespective of their employer.

Key subject areas

We offer a completely new Masterís course that is tailored to the needs of the industry. You will become an expert in the following fields:

Applied Mathematics
You analyse and visualise measurement data and apply methods of signal processing and machine learning.

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

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

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

Semiconductor Testing & System Testing
You can specialise in the area of Semiconductor Testing and 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 plan and implement projects in the field of testing and document, present and communicate the results and measurement data.

Masterís Thesis & Scientific Work
In your Masterís thesis you will carry out research in your specialised field and present the results in a scientific manner.


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. Our campuses in Graz, Kapfenberg and Bad Gleichenberg reflect our regional commitment.

The FH JOANNEUM campus in the west of Graz comprises some 47,000 m≤ and houses one of the largest FH centres in Austria.

It offers over 25 degree programmes at six departments, providing state-of-the-art infrastructure for some 2600 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 centre, 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 centre.
Mediterranean flair, bustling urban atmosphere plus many great places to dine out are part and parcel of the Graz experience.