STUDY

Master Information and Communications Engineering (ICE)

Branch of study Business Engineering (BE)

Contents of the degree programme

The Master’ degree programme Information and Communications Engineering builds on and develops skills acquired in the course of a Bachelor’s degree, such as Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Telematics, or Informatics. The Master’s degree is international in its orientation and is therefore taught entirely in English.

The branch of study Business Engineering serves to provide an academic education and qualification for professional activities which require the blending of technical and economic expertise. The programme content focuses particularly on the application and implementation of scientific insights and methods, with an emphasis on integrated thinking when analysing problems and when developing solutions for challenges in the sphere of economic and business.

Business engineers are furnished with the ability to establish connections between the modes of working and thinking that are specific to the different disciplines, and they are often deployed in companies or organisations which deal with technological solutions from an economic point of view. Business engineers are consequently qualified for professional activities in a very wide range of occupations.

Fact Box

Duration: 4 semesters
ECTS: 120
Level of qualification: Master’s degree programme
Degree: Diplom-Ingenieurin/Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.-Ing.) (Austrian university degree comparable to Master of Science)
Prerequisites: Yes
Entrance examination: No
Language of instruction: English
Curriculum

Study objectives

Students acquire well-founded knowledge in the Master’s degree programme’s introductory courses covering the basics of:

  • Value Based Management
  • Operations Management and Logistics
  • Energy Economics: Theory and Policy

Furthermore, they are well-versed in the advanced courses of this branch of study, which reflect the following areas:

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management
  • Operational Management & Supply Chain Management
  • Management Accounting & Strategic Management
  • Energy and Environmental Economics

Students can additionally choose from a diverse range of supplementary business studies courses, such as:

  • Principles of International Law
  • Evaluation in Organizations
  • Market Research

Students completing the branch of study Business Engineering are also qualified to scientifically address the subject matter of their chosen technical complement, either in the field of  “Autonomous Systems and Robotics” or in the area of “Networks and Communications”.

Admission to the degree programme

The admission to the degree programme must take place before the end of the extension period (winter semester: 9 July to 30 November | summer semester: 8 January to  30 April).

 

Admission for foreign applicants

The admission to the degree programme must take place before the end of the general period (winter semester: no later than 5 September | summer semester: no later than 5 February).

 

Prerequisites

Bachelor’s degree programme Information Technology or a degree programme of equivalent academic value at another post-secondary educational institution.

English language level C1

Programme structure

Overview

SUBJECT DESIGNATION ECTS
Required  subjects Management and Economics: Fundamentals 8
Electives Management and Economics: Advanced (WI -Advanced) 20
Specialisation through the choice of one subject

8
Specialisation through the choice of one subject

42
Soft Skills 6
Options 6
Master thesis incl. exclusive research seminar 30
Total 120

Practical training

To reinforce the practical and research experience as well as the problem-solving skills, students can complete a practical placement (worth 6 ECTS credits) as part of the elective subject “Soft Skills”. During the research or industrial placement, which must last at least 2 months, students work on a project, defined in advance, under the expert supervision of a university lecturer. The industrial placement can be completed in a company, with a public administrative body, a non-profit organisation, or a non-university research institution. Research placements are completed at a university.

Periods of study abroad

It is principally recommended that students spend at least one semester abroad. Provided that the equivalence can be established, examinations successfully completed at foreign universities can be recognised in the place of examinations prescribed by the curriculum. The period abroad should be scheduled to take place after the courses in the compulsory subjects have been successfully completed. It is further recommended that students obtain a “pre-notification” from the programme director before commencing the period abroad.

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

Business engineers are furnished with the ability to establish connections between the modes of working and thinking that are specific to the different disciplines, and they are often deployed in companies or organisations, which deal with technological solutions from an economic point of view. The characteristic fields of professional activity for business engineers include:

  • corporate planning
  • production management, logistics, procurement
  • controlling
  • marketing, sales
  • energy management
  • closed-loop supply chains
  • business process reengineering

In view of the current challenges brought about by increasing international competition in the production of goods and services, there is a particularly high demand for the interdisciplinary skill set of the business engineer, i.e. the ability to tackle business and technical challenges in an integrative and consistent manner.

What our graduates say

Dipl.-Ing. Melanie Schranz, BSc

„In choosing a degree programme, it was important for me to find one that not only opened the way into the business world, but also managed to capture my full attention throughout. The combination of Electrical Engineering, Informatics, and Business makes the Information and Communications Engineering degree programme absolutely unique.“

Dipl.-Ing. Melanie Schranz, BScGraduate

Continuing your studies

Upon successful completion of the Master’s degree programme Information and Communications Engineering, students can continue their studies in the Doctoral degree programme.

Specialist courses

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

Term dates & deadlines

Winter semester 2019/20

General admission period:
9 July to 5 September

Extended admission period:
6 September to 30 November

To the academic year

Term dates & deadlines

Summer semester 2020

General admission period:
8 January to 5 February 2020

Extended admission period:
6 February to 30 April 2020

To the academic year