FH Kärnten

Network & Communication Engineering

  • BSc
  • Full-time, Extra occupational
  • German
  • 6 Semester
  • Klagenfurt
  • 25 Places

"Network & Communication Engineering" is a German speaking bachelor's program that provides a universal basic education for the requirements of an increasingly digitalized world. The course combines the fields of telecommunications, computer science and networked systems and deals with current technical innovations such as the Internet of Things (IOT), the mobile phone standard 5G or artificial intelligence (AI).

The skills students acquire during their studies are diverse and range from software development, network engineering and database administration to technical project management, network equipment and IT device development. In a constantly growing industry, graduates of Network & Communication Engineering have excellent job prospects with enormous career potential.

However, the course of study also offers an entry into the academic-technical world and serves as a good basis for a further master's degree or for taking up research activities. Students can specialise their knowledge with in-depth electives starting in the third semester, while the professional internship in the sixth semester builds a first bridge to the business world.

What students should bring to their studies:

  • A fundamental interest and enjoyment in scientific and technical subjects.
  • A creative personality who enjoys innovative developments.
  • Logical thinking skills combined with a good command of English.
  • Curiosity and the ability to work independently.

Concrete previous knowledge is not necessary for the Bachelor's degree in Information Technology. Therefore, students from all types of schools can start with this course of study after the Matura if they bring the appropriate interest and willingness to perform. In order to facilitate the start of studies, the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences offers intensive courses in mathematics, computer science and physics. Missing university entrance qualifications can be compensated by relevant professional qualifications and attendance of the pre-study course.

German skills are required (minimum level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR).

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted into a bachelor degree program at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences at least one of the following criteria must be fulfilled:
• Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Austrian ‘Matura’ or an equivalent international certificate)
• Higher education (University) entrance examination certification
• Vocational higher education (University) entrance examination
• Vocational (VET) diploma examination (vocational apprenticeship or completion of at least a 3-year vocational secondary school) with additional exams
Moreover, there are degree program specific additional prerequisites as well as more comprehensive information regarding admissions on the individual web pages of the corresponding degree program. The German University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) entrance qualification certificate is only valid as an admission prerequisite for an Austrian UAS/FH bachelor degree program when combined with an applicable vocational certificate.
Later submission of required documents
Persons in their last year of school may apply for a study place in a bachelor degree program before taking their secondary school-leaving exams by submitting their most current secondary school grade/marks report. The secondary school-leaving certificate must be submitted during the registration process at the beginning of the semester.


Application mode:
online: http://www.fh-kaernten.at/online-bewerben.html

Application time:
The application period starts at the earliest in October of the previous year and runs until the end of September at the most -> See website!

Appointment for the admissions process:
ongoing until the end of the application period

Admission procedure:

Start of studies:
work friendly September/fulltime october

Study information days:
Study counselling: ongoing • FH Days, Campus Days, Info-Sessions - please check the calendar of events on our website

Tuition fee:
363,36 Euro + ÖH Austrian Students Union Fee (about € 20,-, annual adjustment) per semester

Yes, professional internship from the 6th semester approx. 12 weeks - if job relevant, internship can be credited.

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