The bachelor's programme trains experts who can drive innovation in the field of digitalisation through their in-depth knowledge of electronics and photonics. The innovative study programme, which is unique in Austria, trains experts for the electrical and electronics industry. This industry currently ranks as the most research-intensive sector in Austria and comes in second in terms of employment.

Sustainability, resource efficiency, digitalization, individualization, urbanization or health and demographics: megatrends and the challenges they respond to also need electronics and photonics.
Electronics deals with the information processing of analog and digital electrical signals using electronic components and circuits, with the control of electrical current or with the conversion of electrical energy.
Photonics is related to the technology of light. Specialists look at the use of light for information and communication, in lighting and displays, but also in life science and health applications.

The degree programme Applied Electronics and Photonics can be studied either part-time or extended part-time - for details see: facts about the degree programme.

Electronics and photonics matter in devices for private use (displays) as well as in highly technical industrial machines. In this unique degree program, you will become an expert in this area and open up to one of the largest job markets in the country.

Bernhard CzernyProgramme Director


 Degree programme

Bachelor's programme - 6 semesters

 Academic degree

Bachelor of Science in Engineering - BSc

 Programme structure

Full-time*, part-time** or extended part-time*** study
face2face weekends WS 2021/22

 Available study places

approx. 30

 Place of study

7423 Pinkafeld, Steinamangerstraße 21

 Language of instruction

German (min. level B2)

 Study fee

no study fees

*Full-time:  approximately 15 weeks per semester, usually Tuesday through Friday; physical presence with many additional offers.

**Part-time:  over a period of approximately 22 weeks, with on-campus courses (every two weeks, on average): usually Friday from 2:00 p.m.--9:45 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m.--6:30 p.m., with an additional two physical presence blocks per semester (Thursday - Saturday, from 8:30 a.m.—7:30 p.m.). 

***Extended Part-Time:  a program which has an additional two semesters in order to lighten each semester course load.

“ A“ levels (or equivalent qualifications), university entrance examination or
vocational matriculation examination, preparatory course with an accreditation

Applications may be submitted until March 31st. Subsequent applications will only be considered if spaces remain.

Programmes Features

  • Unique training that combines two absolute topics of the future
  • High proportion of teaching in a unique laboratory
  • Flexible study options for an optimal balance between studies, work and private life
  • Individual support before and during studies through tutorials for students without prior technical/scientific knowledge, tutorials open to all students
  • Additional qualifications can be earned during the course of studies (e.g. certifications in process, project and quality management)

Career Possibilities

The field of application of graduates of the Bachelor's programme in Applied Electronic and Photonic ranges from applied research and development to production and activities in sales, consulting and training. You could work in electronic and photonic product development, or in realizing and setting up applications and technologies.

Research & Development
R&D development engineer; systems engineer; hardware developer; simulation engineer.

Production & Sales
Manufacturing engineer; application engineer; product, process, project and quality manager; test engineer, validation/verification/analysis engineer; technical buyer; sales engineer, technical writer.

vehicle electronics technician; high-frequency technician; power electronics technician; lighting technician, automation technician; test engineer; technical consultant.