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Master's Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering

We can no longer imagine a world without electrical and information technology. From smartphones to smart homes, from the energy supply to e-cars and on to Industry 4.0: Our modern life depends on electrical engineering – now even more than ever due to the energy transition. In this master's degree programme, you will learn how to develop the technologies that shape our world both today and tomorrow.

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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

This Master's degree programme takes into account the wide range and innovative potential of electrical engineering as well as the rapid changes that are taking place in the professional field. In addition to factual knowledge, you will learn how to apply scientific methods that you will later use to systematically develop innovative solutions in your profession.

You will learn about different application areas for electrical engineering systems, e.g. power plants and energy supply, electromobility, communication networks and industrial systems. In all of these areas, you will analyse problems and come up with innovative solutions. You will be expected to lead project groups and conduct technical discussions in German and English.

The degree programme also forms a good foundation for working in interdisciplinary teams. The expression of team spirit is already encouraged at the institute. Electrical engineering is a degree programme that thrives on intensive exchange, whether this takes place in the well-equipped laboratories, in the canteen, or in the Dynamo Engineering Drawing Studio or the High-Voltage Drawing Studio.

Curriculum (in German)

Semester plan


Focus Areas

The field of electrical engineering is broad and full of possibilities. You are free to choose the subfield that you want to specialize in. From the 1st semester and on, you can choose one out of the four in-depth specializations in electrical engineering:

  1. Automation Technology and Mechatronics – subjects include: control systems, measurement systems, embedded systems, and estimation & multiphysics
  2. Power Engineering – subjects include: high-voltage technology and electrical power systems, the energy industry and electrical machines.
  3. Information and Communication Technology – subjects include: communications, signals, computers, networks & software, contactless technologies
  4. Microelectronics and Circuit Design – subjects include: microelectronics, circuit design, system design & measurement

In your specialization subject, you complete an equal number of compulsory modules and free-choice subject modules. Lectures and laboratory exercises enable you to gain in-depth theoretical and practical subject knowledge. Many of the courses are held in English in order to give you the possibility to pursue an international career. 
In the 4th semester, you will focus on your master's thesis. Normally, you will work on an application-related topic that will pave the way for your future career.

Valentin Gritsch
Valentin Gritsch, graduate of the bachelor's degree programme in Electrical Engineering

In the Master's degree programme, students can set individual priorities and learn a great deal more about the subfields of electrical engineering.

You’ve moved beyond the basics and the general lectures, and these are now replaced by truly practice-oriented subjects. For the most part, you can choose these yourself.

I can definitely recommend this degree programme to those who enjoy designing their own small, technical, home-grown projects and want to pep these up a professional level.

Collaborations and Networks

Students at TU Graz have access to an excellent technical infrastructure. This includes:

Students around a computer screen.

Studying electrical engineering – a great choice

Students, teachers, researchers and graduates of TU Graz talk about what fascinates them about studying and working in electrical engineering.


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 studienservicenoSpam@tugraz.at.

2. Admission


Career Prospects

Professional Fields

Our world is undergoing rapid technological change. In the Master's degree programme in Electrical Engineering, you will receive an education that enables you to shape the future developments. This programme places a focus on:

  • intelligent and resource-efficient energy supply and distribution,
  • the digitalization of society and industry and 
  • future applications of networked mobility.

As a programme graduate, you will conduct research and develop applications in all areas of electrical engineering and information technology. You can work 

  • in research, development and production departments,
  • in energy supply and telecommunications companies,
  • in the field of mobility,
  • in teaching and training,
  • as an independent business owner.