FH Upper AustriaUniversity of Applied Sciences

What is a Master's Degree?

In the modular Bachelor / Master System the four-semester Master's programme focuses on the specialisation and the development of leadership skills and leads to the academic, internationally recognised degree "Master of Arts" or "Master of Science" or "qualified engineer" (MA or MSc or Dipl-Ing). The degree entitles graduates to undertake doctoral studies at a university, which graduates of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria have done and been awarded "sub auspiciis" (with distinction) multiple times.

In the EU, the "Bologna system" regulates recognition and comparability of academic degrees. Non-EU countries are also oriented towards this open and transparent European higher education area. A Master's degree requires 120 ECTS credits ("European Credit Transfer System").
 

Entrance Requirements

Completion of a specialized, relevant Bachelor’s degree or at least the equivalent academic study at a recognized domestic or foreign post-secondary educational establishment (at least 180 ECTS - points). 

Duration of study: 4 semesters

The master’s degree programme lasts 4 semesters and leads to the title "Master" (Master of Science in Engineering, MSc; Master of Arts in Social Sciences, MA; Master of Arts in Business, MA). 
It builds on a related professional Bachelor or Diploma course and, after successful completion, makes it possible to undertake a PhD/doctoral course at a university.  

Master's thesis

The thesis (diploma), which is completed in the 4th semester, should demonstrate that the student is able to independently complete a task from the selected field of study on the basis of established procedures and scientific criteria and represent their results clearly. The thesis can also be undertaken in the framework of research and development of the University of Applied Sciences courses of studies. 

Master examination

The commissional Master examination consists of two parts: 
The presentation of the thesis and a discussion about the field to which the topic of the thesis belongs.  
An examination about a further subsection which is regarded as a main focus of the course of studies.

Master


Plant Construction

The MSc in Plant Engineering offers graduates of technical BSc or Diploma degree programmes a higher qualification and specialisation in this field. A number of internationally successful construction companies based in Upper Austria supported the development of this course.   more
  • Full-time / Part-time
  • Engineering
  • Economics & Engineering

Automation Engineering

The MSc in Automation Engineering offers graduates further specialisation in the following three main areas of the subject: >> plant automation for the general systems engineer >> industrial IT: software as the implementation technology for modern systems >> sensors and measuring technologies: specialist in sensors and measuring.   more
  • Full-time
  • Engineering

Automotive Mechatronics and Management

Many functions in the areas of comfort, safety and efficiency are only made possible by mechatronic systems. In this context specific expertise in the mechatronic disciplines, combined with social- and business economics competences, will be central requirements of future employees and managers in the motor vehicle industry.   more
  • Full-time
  • Economics & Engineering
  • Degree Programmes in English

Civil Engineering

The Master’s programme Civil Engineering in Building Construction offers a comprehensive post-graduate degree in the field of civil engineering with a focus on building construction. In addition to an extensive, in-depth education in construction engineering, students may choose elective subjects from two different course pools.   more
  • Full-time
  • Engineering

Bio- and Environmental Technology

This Master’s degree programme offers specialisation in the technology and science of the fields of biotechnology and environmental science. Central to the course are environmental process technology and biotechnology, plant planning and engineering and the accompanying bioanalytics, the technology of food manufacture and quality assurance and management.   more
  • Full-time
  • Environment & Energy
  • Life Sciences

Accounting, Controlling and Financial Management

High-level personnel in the financial sector is the focal point of business decision making. This responsibility requires financial expertise, strategic ability and a deep understanding of business models and leadership qualities. The Master’s degree "Accounting, Controlling and Financial Management" is your ticket to such a career.   more
  • Full-time / Part-time
  • Economics & Management

Data Science and Engineering

Software is a key component in many health-related areas, incl. DNA analysis, virtual surgery and data mining in health databases. Applications in these fields require expertise in biomedical informatics, esp. large-scale software architectures. Our study programme majors on these fields while also expanding methodological and scientific skills.   more
  • Full-time
  • Informatics

Digital Arts

This production and design-orientated programme focuses on computer animation, audio/video, and games. You will expand your ability to perform innovative and professional work across the media production industry. You will also develop your project management skills and a systematic approach to conceptualising and leading media projects.   more
  • Full-time
  • Media & Communications

Digital Business Management

The commercial world is increasingly shaped by the use of digital media and technologies. These change the face of competition in "digital business" and lead to new, innovative business models. The first joint-master FH/UNI programme "Digital Business Management" concerns itself with the characteristics of this dynamic competitive environment.   more
  • Part-time
  • Media & Communications
  • Economics & Management

Electrical Engineering

One of the leading trends today is the shift towards environmentally friendly electrical energy supply. This has created the need to develop systems for renewable energy utilisation and to adapt current energy systems. Therefor innovation, new products and technologies and young, motivated engineers, who can support this international trend, are required.   more
  • Full-time
  • Environment & Energy
  • Engineering
  • Degree Programmes in English

Embedded Systems Design

Embedded systems are an integral part of smartphones, cars, robots etc. They are also essential to building smart homes or smart cities. Designing those complex systems requires know-how in the development of hardware and software, sensors and systems networking. Our study programme covers all those aspects and offers three specialisation pathways.   more
  • Full-time
  • Informatics
  • Engineering

Energy Informatics

Ensuring security of energy supply and managing the transition to a low-carbon future are crucial in any economy. This requires IT experts who can design and/or operate future smart grids, smart city infrastructures and enhanced energy supply systems. Our study programme provides technical, business and legal expertise for precisely these areas.   more
  • Full-time
  • Informatics
  • Engineering
  • Environment & Energy
  • Degree Programmes in English

Mechanical Engineering

The MSc in Mechanical Engineering complements and builds on the BSc in this subject. Numerical simulation and experimental testing and trials are increasingly used in the fields of machine and plant construction, aviation and space flight and the steel and plastics processing industries.   more
  • Full-time
  • Engineering

Materials and Process Engineering

The MSc in Materials Engineering offers specialisation in “plastics processing” and “metals”. Alongside specialised technical education, the course focuses on aspects of processing, joining and lightweight construction. In addition, comprehensive knowledge of Business Economics, Leadership and Social Competence are acquired.   more
  • Full-time
  • Engineering

Healthcare-, Social- and Public Management

Graduates of this programme are qualified for complex management work in the public sector and in the field of social or health services. This course is based on the concept of Services of General Interest developed by the EU, and prepares graduates to assume management positions in government, nonprofit organisations, as well as in consultancies.   more
  • Part-time
  • Social Sciences
  • Economics & Management

Global Sales and Marketing

Globalization and an increasing service orientation require passionate leadership personalities in the field of B2B who can develop and advance sales and marketing in the context of diverse cultures and market conditions. The Master’s degree "Global Sales and Marketing" imparts a profound understanding for it. English is the language of tuition.   more
  • Full-time / Part-time
  • Economics & Management
  • Degree Programmes in English

Human-Centered Computing

This study programme gives IT studies graduates the chance to refine their skills in developing more accessible and user-friendly technologies. The interdisciplinary curriculum draws on social sciences and IT, including areas like interaction design, natural-user interface development, image and signal processing, prototyping and psychology.   more
  • Part-time
  • Informatics

Information Engineering and Management

Planning, developing and implementing sophisticated systems to meet company targets is a serious challenge for IT managers. This requires experts with software development, business intelligence and analytical IT skills as well as know-how in management, law and team leadership. This study programme equips students with precisely these skills.   more
  • Part-time
  • Informatics
  • Economics & Management
  • Economics & Engineering

Information Security Management

The ever-growing multiplication of data and IT systems poses serious security challenges which can only be addressed by a holistic approach to security management protocols. This study programme will provide students with the expertise to formulate and implement effective management strategies to deal with information security on a global scale.   more
  • Part-time
  • Informatics
  • Economics & Management

Innovation and Product Management

Intensifying global competition means that innovation is becoming increasingly important for international companies. The sustainable development of product innovations can only be secured by networking of marketing, design and technology in combination with strategic thinking.   more
  • Full-time
  • Economics & Management
  • Economics & Engineering
  • Degree Programmes in English

Interactive Media

This study programme focuses on the technology and engineering behind interactive media, computer games and online media. It features a substantial project component and a wide range of specialised courses that combine theory with practical experience. Students acquire the skills necessary to take on innovative and complex projects in the industry.   more
  • Full-time
  • Informatics
  • Media & Communications
  • Degree Programmes in English

Communication and Knowledge Media

Online media is central to corporate communication strategies and life-long learning. Keeping abreast of Internet development is thus of crucial importance, as is intercultural competence and knowledge management know-how. Our study programme equips you with precisely that, combining social sciences, media studies, web design and web programming.   more
  • Full-time
  • Informatics
  • Media & Communications

Food Technology and Nutrition

Food Technology is an interdisciplinary technological career field with interwoven areas of knowledge. In the foreground are the new- and further development of technologies and products. Conservation of natural resources, process optimisation and efficiency of production are the driving forces in the food industry.   more
  • Full-time
  • Environment & Energy
  • Life Sciences

Mechatronics and Business Management

The inter-disciplinary field of mechatronics requires personnel who are flexible and trained in social skills as well as having a good understanding of technology, economics and management.   more
  • Part-time
  • Economics & Engineering

Medical Engineering

This programme is an in-depth graduate programme in Medical Engineering with emphasis on medical device and rehabilitation technologies based on current practice. Additional modules, extensive project work and a Master’s thesis complete the requirements of this specialised graduate programme.   more
  • Full-time
  • Engineering
  • Degree Programmes in English
  • Life Sciences

Mobile Computing

Thanks to smartphones, tablets, wearables and apps for everything, today’s world is more exciting than ever. Our study programme equips you to become a specialist in the relevant fields– be it in software development, communication technologies, telecommunication engineering, games, automotive or health etc. All such areas are covered.   more
  • Full-time
  • Informatics
  • Degree Programmes in English

Eco-Energy Engineering

This MSc programme focuses on the field of efficient and environmentally friendly energy technology, covering innovative technical as well as economic aspects of energy production, distribution and consumption. The programme offers specialisation in solar technologies or in the planning and maintenance of energy efficient buildings.   more
  • Full-time
  • Environment & Energy

Operations Management

In a dynamic, global economy, it is those enterprises that have an efficient and customer-oriented approach to production that are successful. The Master’s degree programme "Operations Management" offers you a forward-looking management education for this purpose. You acquire both leadership skills and expertise in the fields of production and ERP.   more
  • Full-time / Part-time
  • Economics & Management
  • Economics & Engineering

Secure Information Systems

Rapid technical advances increasingly threaten the safety of data transfer, storage, and archiving. Security experts are thus in great demand. Our study programme majors on in-depth study and specialisation across IT security. Topics include information management, digital identities, secure software engineering, network security, law, and ethics.   more
  • Full-time
  • Informatics

Software Engineering

Most devices that shape our everyday lives – from computers and smartphones to coffeemakers and jet planes – depend on guiding software codes. This study programme aimed at informatics graduates will expand your expertise in developing, implementing and evaluating high-end software to meet the demand for an ever-expanding range of applications.   more
  • Full-time
  • Informatics

Social Work

The Master’s programme in Social Work is designed for graduates of Universities of Applied Sciences and academies of social work. It is an in-depth, research-based graduate programme in Social Work with a focus on intercultural communication skills, which are essential in all fields of social work due to an increasingly non-homogenous population.   more
  • Part-time
  • Social Sciences

Supply Chain Management

The globalization of the economy requires: Supply Chain Management, co-operation along the value chain, cross-company thinking and acting on the part of managers. In the first Austrian Master’s degree in "Supply Chain Management" you will acquire the ability to find and devise new cross-company creative solutions.   more
  • Full-time / Part-time
  • Economics & Management

Sustainable Energy Systems

Sustainability is the key to future development, especially when it comes to energy production and consumption. The Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Systems is designed to equip students with a profound knowledge on sustainable energy technology and the management of energy-related projects.   more
  • Full-time
  • Environment & Energy
  • Degree Programmes in English