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Master's Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering and Business

Climate neutrality, renewable energy, efficient energy systems, digitalisation, etc.: In the Master's Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering and Business, everything revolves around the topic of applied sustainability. You will expand your knowledge of electrical engineering methods and acquire specialised business knowledge that enables you ­to actively shape the world of the future.

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Quick Facts

  • 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

The Master's Programme

The programme in Electrical Engineering and Business builds on the knowledge you have acquired in the fields of high-voltage and electrical systems engineering. Get ready to address highly topical issues of the future!

  • How do you model and optimise highly renewable energy systems that are undergoing continual change while still complying with techno-economic framework conditions?
  • How should future electricity markets be designed to ensure economic efficiency, the security of supply, and sustainability?
  • How can sector coupling, energy storage, electromobility, and smart information and communication technologies help us to achieve climate neutrality?
  • How can the existing electrical infrastructure be used for a longer period of time and more efficiently by applying innovative methods?

The study programme thrives on intensive exchange between students and also lecturers. You will complement your technical strengths with fundamental business and economic knowledge, economic theory, as well as aspects of corporate and employee management. This education will prepare you to accept technical and organisational responsibility in multidisciplinary teams and international companies.

Curriculum (in German)

Semester plan

     

Focus Areas

From the first semester and on, you can choose one of the four in-depth electrical engineering specializations offered:

  • Automation Technology and Mechatronics: control systems, measurement systems, embedded systems, and estimation & multiphysics
  • Power Engineering: high-voltage technology and electrical power systems, the energy industry and electrical machines.
  • Information and Communication Technology: communications, signals, computers, networks & software, contactless technologies
  • Microelectronics and Circuit Design: microelectronics, circuit design, system design & measurement
Sonja Wogrin
Sonja Wogrin, Head of the Institute of Electricity Economics and Energy Innovation

If you want to actively contribute to climate neutrality, you should enter the Electrical Engineering and Business degree programme. The Green Transition will be led by engineers.

Josip Tomic
Josip Tomic, Student in the Master's programme in Electrical Engineering and Business

The energy transition and all of the resulting challenges have really sparked my interest in electrical engineering. Taking part in the degree programme allowed me build up a broad knowledge base that I can then use to help solve problems the energy industry will encounter in the future.

Graduates of this interdisciplinary and practically relevant degree can pursue a wide variety of careers.

Admission

1. Admission Procedure

Graduates of the Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering at TU Graz are admitted without needing to fulfil further requirements.

Graduates of other bachelor's degree programmes can obtain information and apply for admission by contacting studynoSpam@tugraz.at.

2. Admission

Information and Advice

Contact studynoSpam@tugraz.at

Career Prospects

Professional Fields

Climate change, sustainable energy production and the digital transformation are central challenges facing science, business and society. Thanks to your interdisciplinary education, graduates of this degree programme can successfully solve complex technical-economic problems.

  • You conduct research and develop applications that are used in the entire field of electrical engineering.
  • You plan technical projects from a business perspective.
  • You provide consulting for companies on the economic, technical and social aspects of electrical engineering.
  • You lead project groups and organizational units in areas of business and administration.
  • You consider the technical and economic, social and ecological effects of your decisions.

As a construction manager in the field of electrical engineering, you work in the electricity industry, the electrotechnical and energy-intensive industry, the communications industry, in software development companies, electronics industries, or as an independent entrepreneur.

Eva-Maria Scherfranz
Eva-Maria Scherfranz, Project Engineer at VERBUND

The Master's Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering and Business offers an exciting challenge: You can alternate between business and technical subjects and, at the same time, receive the perfect preparation to enter the professional world. The focus is clearly in the field of electrical engineering, and this allows you to differentiate yourself significantly from those in other programmes.

This degree programme provides excellent and broad specialised knowledge which gives you a ticket to enter all sorts of industries.

 

Michael Puttinger
Michael Puttinger, Graduate in the Master's programme in Electrical Engineering and Business

Already during my master’s studies in Electrical Engineering and Business, I had the chance to deal scientifically and professionally with energy issues in Africa. In an effort to accelerate energy innovations, I moved my workplace to a sailing boat. In my projects and travels, I work on solar pumping systems and take wind measurements in the oases of Egypt, on floating photovoltaic systems in the Maldives, and take measurements of ocean and solar parameters while conducting economic feasibility studies on islands in the Indian Ocean, among many other things.

Collage Michael Puttinger