STUDY

Bachelor Information and Communications Engineering

Branch of Study Business Engineering

Contents of degree programme

We refer to “Information and Communications Engineering” when information such as measurement data, images, videos, or voice signals is produced, processed, transported and processed using technical means. Information technology systems can be found in communications technology (e.g. mobile phone), in medical technology (e.g. diagnostic equipment), in automotive engineering, in consumer electronics, or in industrial settings (e.g. robotics). Business Engineering, a branch of study within the Bachelor of Information and Communications Engineerin degree programme, provides students with knowledge of different branches of technology and methodological expertise in the field of economics. In view of the current requirements of the increasingly interdependent and international fields of production and service management, there is particularly high demand for the interdisciplinary skills possessed by business engineers to handle business-related issues and technical problems in a consistent and integrative manner. Business engineers distinguish themselves through their honed communicative skills and a strong willingness to cooperate.

Particularities

  • The only degree programme in Austria to combine information technology and business studies
  • Modern, fresh curriculum, newly conceived in its entirety
  • Fascinating combination of electrical engineering and informatics
  • Excellent supervision conditions
  • Diverse opportunities for study periods abroad and industrial placements
  • International ambience
  • All departments are located in the Lakeside Science & Technology Park
  • Opportunities for grants or project work for high-performing students
  • Cooperation arrangements with top universities and research institutions
  • The branch of study is explicitly listed in the Bachelor degree certificate

Fact Box

Duration: 6 Semester
ECTS: 180
Level of qualification: Bachelor
Degree:  Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Prerequisites: General university entrance qualification
Entrance examination: No
Language of instruction: German, with some courses taught in English
Curriculum

Contact details

Study objectives

Students of the Bachelor’s degree programme Information and Communications Engineering completing the branch of study Business Engineering are qualified to

  • skillfully combine technical expertise and sound economic judgement.
  • relate technical problems to the context of their economic significance, using an interdisciplinary approach to analyse and work on these issues.
  • confidently work with the respective technical terminology and the way of thinking of the engineering sector and of the business sector .
  • utilize their knowledge of the fundamental principles of Engineering and of the Natural Sciences, as well as the basics of Business Administration, to recognise the intersections of these two spheres and to combine them.

Furthermore, students have excellent communication skills and are enthusiastic about cooperation, thus facilitating the connection of the two areas of business and technology through interpersonal exchange.

Admission to the degree programme

The admission to the degree programme must take place before the end of the general admission period (winter semester: 9 July to 5 September | summer semester: 8 January to 5 February). A late admission within the extension period can only be granted in exceptional circumstances.

 

Programme structure

Introductory phase (STEOP)

The introductory orientation period (STEOP) of the Bachelor of Information and Communications Engineering degree programme is worth 10.5 ECTS credits and consists of the courses “Einführung in das Studium Informationstechnik und Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen”, “Einführung in die Informatik I” and “Entwurf digitaler Schaltungen”.  Prior to completing the STEOP, additional courses worth up to 22 ECTS credits may be taken.

Practical training

In addition to scientific education and vocational training, research placements and work placements contribute to the practical and professional objectives of the degree programme. Particular emphasis is placed on working on real tasks and projects. During a work placement, small practical research projects or development projects are conducted, preferably in teams, which include all of the necessary work steps. A written assignment documenting the course of the project and its results is an inherent part of a work placement.

Periods of study abroad

The degree program does not include a compulsory period of study abroad. However, students are encouraged to spend a period of study abroad from the 4th semester onward.

 Erasmus+ and Joint Study programs and the good relations of your professors allow students to study at numerous partner universities in Europe and across the globe.

Careers and occupational profiles

Those who graduate from the Bachelor’s degree programme work as specialists, for example, in the development or manufacturing of information technology systems. Graduates possess extensive specialist knowledge and methodological expertise which enables them to develop new solutions to technical problems in a target-oriented manner.

Business engineers are deployed to great effect in companies or organisations that deal with technological solutions from an economic perspective, such as

  • in manufacturing and service companies,
  • in the public sector
  • in consulting businesses
  • in corporate planning
  • in production management
  • in logistics
  • in sales and marketing
  • in the rationalisation and restructuring of organisational processes.

What our graduates say

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mario Huemer

“Business engineers are academically qualified individuals, who combine solid technical expertise with sound economic judgement. The degree program prepares graduates perfectly, so that they are well-equipped to meet the demands of the economy, both in terms of technology and in terms of business management.”

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mario HuemerHead of Institute, Institute of Signal Processing, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz

Continuing your studies

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor’s degree programme Information and Communications Engineering, students can continue their studies in the Master’s degree programme Information and Communications EngineeringAutonomous Systems and Robotics, Networks and Communications or Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen.

Specialist courses

Within the scope of the free electives and in accordance with the respective curriculum, students can receive credits for individual courses or for entire modules from other subject areas.

Extension curricula

Extension curricula (EC) reflect a special type of restricted electives, and facilitate the acquisition of in-depth specialized knowledge.