M.Sc. Communication Engineering for IT

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR726 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English, German (Find a course)
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences | Spittal an der Drau, Austria
Modern communication technology can be characterized as an integral part of our information society in our everyday lives. These technologies determine the speed of innovation and developmental key points in a variety of societal, economic and technical areas. The Master of Science degree program Communication Engineering stands for digital transformation. The academic program has been designed to prepare our graduates for the dynamic and ever-changing digital world in order for them to successfully play a part in it. This hands-on, practical degree program enables our students to oversee the multitude of data streams in technical networks and to plan and administer modern communication systems.

Description of Communication Engineering for IT


Communication Engineering is built upon the three-year Bachelor of Science degree program Network & Communication Engineering. The integral concept of the degree program however allows students who have graduated from similar undergraduate programs to enroll. These could be BSc or Diploma Engineering programs from the fields of Informatics, Electrical Engineering or Technical Mathematics from a university or a university of applied sciences.

Graduates of this degree program located in Klagenfurt attain competent qualifications for activities in private sector businesses as well as research institutions. The Master of Science Communication Engineering is four semesters (120 ECTS-points) and graduates will be granted the academic title DiplomingenieurIn (DI). Successful graduates have access to for doctoral studies at a university.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline EU 15 April, NON EU 15 June
Tuition fee
  • EUR 726 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 726 Year (EEA)

tuition fee: 363,36 per semester

Start date October  2016
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

The first phase of the curriculum contains lectures in Operating Systems for Networks, Selected Topics in Informatics, Optical Networks and Digital Signal Processing. During this first phase the basis for the follow-on areas of emphasis will be created and the different educational backgrounds and skills of our students will be brought to the same level.

Starting in the 2nd semester, students will begin to specialize in the areas of:

  • Industrial Networks
  • Mobile Networks

in order to develop or expand their expertise in the areas of Embedded Web Applications, Mobile Computing, Radio Frequency Communication and Telemetry. This application-oriented coursework allows students to open the way for ultra fast information transfer (>1 Gbits/s) and future “killer applications” like video-on-demand). Moreover, IT security and encryption are topics that play special roles in the curriculum as well. If you have ever asked yourself why mobile computing and networking play such a fundamental and important role in so many companies nowadays, then you will be provided with the correct answers in this study program.

During the Communication Engineering degree program you will not only learn to understand the methodology but also you will develop new systems already on your own. Additionally, emphasis has been placed on non-technical courses, e.g., Rhetoric & Presentation, Business Processes, Legal Aspects in IT and Technology Assessment, as well. The curriculum’s structure due to the courses that integrate seamlessly with each other and the small group work create the prerequisites for a very efficient and optimized program. Access to labs equipped with the latest in technology leaves no wish unfulfilled. International experience and a broad educational spectrum are increasingly becoming more important and because of this, we have placed a special emphasis on developing a number of cooperation agreements with higher educational institutions and private sector firms. International semesters abroad are not only encouraged but also strongly supported.

Students will complete their 2-year degree program by writing a master thesis in the 4th semester.

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Requirements for Communication Engineering for IT


Each year 16 applicants have the possibility to begin the Masters degree program Communication Engineering for IT. Prerequisites are a completed Bachelor of Science degree in a related field, a diploma engineer degree or a similar qualification. Determination of a qualifying Bachelor of Science will be decided by the Head of School . Applicants need to submit a written application form before the end of August.

Application forms can be requested:

personally at the department´s administration or via the telephone: +43-(0)463-90500-3101
via email: ceit@fh-kaernten.atPrint out the applicationform, fill it out and mail it to:
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
School of Telematics & Network Engineering
Primoschgasse 8
9020 Klagenfurt
Application process In addition to the application form, please submit a signed C.V./resume with photo (if applicable, please submit certification of additional qualifications), a copy of your university degree as well as proof of citizenship. If you meet all prerequisites, you will be invited to an application interview. The application interview provides you the opportunity to spotlight your motivation - why did you decide to study Communication Engineering for IT - as well as your objectives to graduate from this program. The results of the interview will be sent to you within a few days.

Credit TransferIf you have graduated or taken courses at a higher educational institution (university), then credits for courses in certain subjects may be transferred. Credits from courses and/or exams taken in the framework of university studies and programs, academies and other educational institutions (Austrian or international) may be acceptable for transfer. Please bring all records and transcripts of courses completed to the application interview or the department's administration office.

Work Experience for Communication Engineering for IT

No work experience is required.

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