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Master program with major in networks and communications

The University of Klagenfurt launches a two-year master program in Information and Communications Engineering (ICE). The program is taught entirely in English and is recommended for students with an undergraduate degree in electrical or computer engineering.

Two technical majors are offered: (a) Networks and Communications and (b) Autonomous Systems and Robotics. A third major is a combination of ICE and economics and business lectures (in German: “Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen”). This article provides information about the first major.

The major Networks and Communications serves the academic professional education and training for activities in the design and operation of modern information and communication technologies. The program coveys both solid theoretical foundations and methodological skills. It offers the opportunity to gain knowledge in specialized areas, such as in embedded and ubiquitous computing, mobile and wireless networks, and self-organizing networks with applications in the areas of mobility and energy. Students enrolling to this major can choose lectures and lab courses as described in the following.

Compulsory Lectures

Lecture Professor Credits Semester
Mobile Communications Bettstetter 4 1
Signal Processing for Communications Tonello 4 1
Sensor Networks Rinner 4 2

Supplementary Lectures

Lecture Professor Credits Semester
Pervasive Computing Rinner 4 1
Smart Grids Elmenreich 4 1
Wireless Networks Bettstetter 4 2
Advanced Wireless Communications Tonello 4 2
Simulation of Networked Systems Elmenreich + Assistant 4 2
Information Theory Huber 4 2 or 4
Multimedia Systems Hellwagner 4 3
Power-Line Communications Tonello 4 3

Supplementary Lab Courses

Accompanying lab and exercise courses are offered for all three compulsory lectures and for Wireless Networks. Each course has 3 credits.


The overall graduate program has 120 credits. Students must pass all compulsory lectures (12 credits). They can choose supplementary lectures (at least 16 credits) and lab courses (at least 6 credits) with a total of 30 credits. Additional ICE lectures (18 credits), technical lectures (12 credits), soft skill courses (12 credits), and free electives (6 credits) can be selected. A master thesis is written in the final semester and defended as part of an oral exam at the end of the program (30 credits).


Undergraduates interested in enrolling to this program should contact the admission office, the program director Professor Kyamakya, and the international office for further information.

Update from June 2016: Our new portal “Study ICE in Klagenfurt” provides detailed information about this program.