FH Burgenland

Applied Electronics and Photonics

  • BSc
  • Extra occupational
  • German
  • 6 Semester
  • Pinkafeld
  • 30 places

From laser technologies to sensors in everyday appliances or high-performance motors in industry - we encounter electronics and photonics in all areas of life. The innovative Bachelor's degree programme in Applied Electronics and Photonics at Burgenland University of Applied Sciences is unique in Austria and trains experts for the Austrian electronics industry - currently the second largest industrial employer and the most research-intensive sector in Austria.

Who is the programme aimed at?

The Bachelor's degree programme in Applied Electronics and Photonics is suitable for people with an affinity for technology who are looking for a professional challenge in a growing market. Individual support is guaranteed during the programme. In addition, voluntary support courses are offered right from the start of the programme for people with no previous technical or scientific knowledge.

What are the main subjects of the degree programme?

In addition to a generalist basic education in the fields of applied electronics and photonics, physics, mathematics, computer science and quality management, the degree programme offers numerous specialisations, for example in module and circuit board development, sensor measurement technology, digital and communication technologies, laser measurement technology and optoelectronics.

The programme also offers an introduction to the latest industrial technologies: LiDAR, additive manufacturing, optoelectronics, laser technology, fibre optics, sensor electronics and microcontrollers.

Part-time degree programme for working professionals

The extra-occupational form of organisation with attendance at the Pinkafeld Study Centre on Friday afternoons and Saturdays is attractive for working people. The programme lasts six semesters and concludes with the academic degree Bachelor of Science in Engineering - BSc. It is also possible to study part-time for an extended period. The language of instruction is German. There are no tuition fees.

A high level of practical relevance is ensured by numerous excursions and practical projects that are integrated into the programme.

The use of an interactive Lab@Home provides flexibility for students who are already working: students receive an experiment kit for use at home at the start of their studies. This means that practically relevant courses can also be completed via distance learning.


  • Unique training programme that combines two key topics of the future
  • High proportion of practical courses in a unique laboratory or through Lab@Home with your own experiment kit from home
  • Flexible study options to optimise the compatibility of studies, career and private life

  • Individual support before and during the degree programme through support courses for students without prior technical/scientific knowledge, accompanying courses for all students
  • Possible acquisition of additional qualifications during the degree programme (e.g. certifications in process, project and quality management)

Occupational fields

Graduates of the Bachelor's degree programme in Applied Electronics and Photonics are employed in areas ranging from applied research and development to production, sales, consulting and training. The following industries are available: Semiconductor and automotive industry, lighting technology and photovoltaics, applied research and development, device development, sensor and measurement technology, laser measurement technology and material processing, life science and diagnostics, entertainment industry.


Research and development

Development engineer; system engineer; hardware developer; simulation technician.

Production & Sales

Production engineer; application engineer; product, process, project and quality manager; test engineer, test engineer, validation/verification/analysis technician; technical buyer; sales engineer, technical editor.


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

Entry requirements

To study for a Bachelor's degree at our organisation, you must meet one of the following requirements: Matura OR university entrance qualification or vocational maturity examination OR preparatory course with additional qualification examination.


Application mode:
online at https://www.fh-burgenland.at/

Admission procedure:
personal interview

Start of studies:
annually in the winter semester (September)

Tuition fee:
No tuition fees

Three compulsory internships

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