MSc in Systems Design


Program Description

Cope with complex and cross-circular systems

The complexity of technical systems is steadily increasing: Our society uses more devices than ever to improve everyday life, while at the same time multiple industries are searching for new ways to enhance their processes through the means of digitalization. Nowadays, engineers have to cope with complex and cross-circular systems rather than with clearly assigned single components. Many businesses are already struggling to find sufficient experts who can navigate the intricate challenges of new emerging technologies. The Master Degree program “Systems Design” offers special opportunities for those who seek to accept these challenges.

Wide variety

The program spans over four semesters and includes a wide variety of courses that prepare for a career in engineering. Students acquire detailed knowledge of Mathematics, Systems Theory, Informatics, Control Systems, Data Analysis, and Circuit Design. Modern technical developments are also key for mastering the requirements of Systems Design: Data Science, Robotics, Circuit Design, Sensors, and Automatic Control are being discussed with great detail over the course of the program.


“Systems Design” is an engineering program that offers a wide, advanced theory-based education for designing systems. Systems Design graduates are able to understand, develop, and modify complex technical systems in the fields of Electronics and Mechatronics. Their skills include the designing and implementing of complex technical systems with special regards to a holistic design in an earlier phase of planning and conceptualizing. The focus of the degree program is the training of self-dependent engineers who have special knowledge in areas such as Embedded Systems, Electronics, Mechatronics, IT, or Control Engineering.

With Data Science being a core competence of Systems Design graduates, the Master program prepares students for a successful and powerful career in engineering as well as for a track in academics and research. Graduates work as planning, development, system, plant, and production engineers as well as in management and leading positions. Skilled Systems Designers are in high demand for an industry that offers a wide variety of occupational areas.

Qualification requirements

Students of the School of Engineering & IT should demonstrate strengths in the following areas:

  • Technical understanding
  • Reasoning power
  • Good English, mathematics, and computer skills
  • Creativity
  • Enjoyment of innovative developments

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Key learning outcomes

Graduates of the master degree course Systems Design are able to:

  • Demonstrate deeper knowledge of mathematics, computer science, systems theory, modeling and simulation, and control technology.
  • Draft, design, and implement complete and complex systems.
  • Think system-oriented.
  • Apply system-oriented methods.

Job & career

Graduates of the Systems Design Master Degree have an in-depth understanding of complex technical systems in the fields of electronics and mechatronics. With this Master's Degree program graduates gain expertise in the analysis, design, and control of complex multidisciplinary systems and processes.

Graduates find employment in a wide range of technical fields. Their areas of competency include:

  • Implementation, assembly, testing, maintenance, and support of electronic and mechatronic equipment
  • Implementation of IT systems
  • Solutions for measurement problems
  • Optimization and implementation of electronic and mechatronic components and systems
  • Implementation and monitoring of testing and quality control procedures

The following list of branches gives a brief overview of the possible fields of employment:

  • Industrial electronics and automation
  • Communications and computer technology
  • Microelectronics
  • Mechatronics
  • Transport and vehicle technology
  • Aerospace technology
  • Consumer electronics and domestic appliances
  • Machine and plant construction
  • Medical and environmental technology building automation
Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

Since its inception, the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) has developed into a unique educational institution in Carinthia. Due to the constant further development of the study programs ... Read More

Since its inception, the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) has developed into a unique educational institution in Carinthia. Due to the constant further development of the study programs of the CUAS and intensive cooperation with industry and science, CUAS students are sure to have a future-oriented education on the pulse of the time. Read less
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