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Master's Degree Programme Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering

Working at the interface between music and technology: In the master’s degree programme Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering, you will study the subjects of signal processing and voice communication, computer science, acoustics and recording technology, as well as computer music and multimedia in more depth. You choose one of four specialisation areas.


Compulsory Subjects

  • In electronics and information technology you will study (among other things) control engineering and adaptive systems.
  • In the subjects of acoustics and computer music, you will become acquainted with fields such as technical acoustics, immersive 3D audio technology and computer music and multimedia.

Specialisation Areas

  • Embedded Audio
  • Acoustics and recording technology
  • Signal processing and voice communication
  • Computer music and multimedia


In a recording studio, two students and a teacher stand at a mixing desk.
  • Duration of study: 4 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 120
  • Academic degree: Diplom-Ingenieurin or Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.Ing. or DI), equivalent to the Master of Science (MSc)
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Admission procedure: The admission of graduates of the bachelor’s degree programme Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering offered at TU Graz and the University for Music and Performing Arts Graz is granted without further stipulations.
    Graduates of other bachelor’s degree programmes will be invited to the admission colloquium.

Curriculum (in German)

Semester plan

Michele Lucchi, Source: Conesa
Michele Lucchi, master's degree student in Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering

What I like about the master's programme, besides the subject matter, is the good communication with the teachers and individual supervision. There are also many opportunities to study abroad. I can warmly recommend the course to anyone who wants to work with signal processing or acoustics.

Admission colloquium

Please submit the transcript of records of your bachelor’s degree and certificates demonstrating your existing level of musical/artistic education to the KUG Registration Office by 30 June.

After that you will be invited to an interview in which we will decide what supplementary courses you may need to take, and whether you have to sit the entrance examination in September.

Admission Deadlines

Winter semester 2021/22:

12 July to 30 November 2021

Summer semester 2022:

10 January to 30 April 2022

Further informationen on registration and admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Career Options

Graduates of the master’s programme Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering work in the following areas:

  • Signal processing and voice communications
  • Electronics of signal processing
  • Acoustic measurement
  • Psychoacoustics, e.g. in the vehicle industry and product design
  • The medical products industry, e.g. hearing aids
  • Architecture, in acoustic design of buildings
  • Acoustics departments of the vehicle industry, automotive industry and consumer electronics
  • Radio, television and the music industry. However, the demand for highly qualified personnel is not very high in these two sectors.
  • Technical realization of artistic projects
  • Research and teaching at universities and other research institutions.
Katharina Pollack
Katharina Pollack, graduate; Researcher at the Acoustics Research Institute at the Austrian Academy of Sciences

The degree programme in Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering is a unique, inter-university combination of technology and music, which offers a multifaceted foundation for a diversified professional field. The enthusiasm for my field of study has carried me through all my studies and encouraged me to get involved in professional associations like the AES and in the students’ high-voltage drawing room.

After completing several internships at companies that specialised in the fields of loudspeaker construction, signal processing and voice communication and graduating with my degree, I joined the Acoustics Research Institute at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna.

Joint Degree Programme

This is a joint degree programme of TU Graz and the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.

Students of the programme choose one of the universities as their home university where they enrol as a regular student and where they will be awarded their degree. Students take courses at both universities.

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