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System Test Engineering STM

FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences

24 months
1454 EUR/year
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Experts in the systematic testing of complex electronic and mechatronic systems are urgently required in many industry sectors such as in the electronic and the automotive industry. The innovative System Test Engineering programme at the FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences makes you an expert in the field.

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The System Test Engineering programme at the FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences is tailored to the needs of the industry. You will become an expert in the following fields:

  • Applied Mathematics

You analyse and visualise measurement data and apply methods of signal processing and machine learning.

  • Software Development & Test Automation

You develop automatic test software, establish data connections among measurement equipment, computers and devices under test and build up complex, automated measurement and test systems.

  • Electronics & Measurement Engineering

You analyse and test digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits, implement test circuits, design EMC compliant printed circuit boards for high frequencies and program microcontrollers and their interfaces.

  • Requirements & Quality Management

You implement test strategies, manage projects according to the V-model, understand the process of system and component qualifications and develop test specifications. You are familiar with measurement and test standards and reliability requirements for products and systems.

  • Communication & Project Management

You plan and implement projects in the field of testing and document, present and communicate the results and measurement data.

The work-friendly organisation of the course means that modules are taught in blocks. During the first three semesters classes generally take place from Wednesday to Friday or Thursday to Saturday. There are three blocks of classes in the fourth semester. This allows for part-time work at an industrial company.

Career prospects

Graduates are able to analyse, verify and validate complex mechanical, electronic and software systems. They understand the test equipment required and use it to design automated measurement setups. 

They are also proficient in interpreting and documenting the measurement results, are familiar with the relevant development processes and share responsibility for requirements and quality management. 

Their expertise is in high demand in the semiconductor industry and the automotive sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Electronics
  • Mathematical Methods in Test Engineering
  • Mixed-Signal Electronics
  • Software Environments and Programming
  • System Requirements and Testing
  • Data Mining and Processing


Our programme focuses on international students with a sound background either in electronic engineering, computer engineering, or mechanical engineering.


Most of our lecturers come directly from industry: Therefore, they are absolutely familiar with the professional activities of System Test Engineers and offer both theoretical up-to-date knowledge as well as practical examples and insight into the profession itself. Field trips give our students a direct insight into various companies and professions.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
72 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a relevant Bachelor’s degree or Diploma degree
  • a signed letter of application
  • a signed CV
  • a copy of documentary evidence that you have completed a relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1454 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 727 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • Students from the EU, EEA or Switzerland: no fees
  • Students from non-EU/EEA countries: cost contribution of 1.454 €/year


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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