Electronics and Information Technology.

Modern electronic systems today, such as smartphones or electronic systems found in autonomous cars, rely on integrating hardware with the accompanying software. Students enrolled in the academic degree program “Electronics and Information Technology” develop an in-depth understanding of specification, design, and systems analyses as well as a strong foundation in conventional engineering subjects such as electrical engineering, computer sciences, physics, and mathematics. Graduates are well-educated and highly qualified to pursue a professional career in a number of exciting and challenging fields!

The Bachelor's degree program provides students with solid base-knowledge in conventional engineering and technology as well as studying subjects in the areas of natural sciences including electrical engineering, computer science, physics and mathematics. The Bachelor's thesis provides students with an opportunity to focus on fascinating and intriguing topics and independently find potential answers and solutions.

The Bachelor’s degree program provides graduates with a substantial, future-oriented foundation to either start a professional career or pursue an advanced degree.

Your Benefits

  • Contemporary, future-oriented and hands-on education
  • Interdisciplinary program
  • Small faculty-student ratio
  • Learn real-world applications
  • Outstanding career prospects

Bachelor's Degree Program in
Electronics and Information Technology.


Bachelor of Science (BSc)


6 Semesters


180 Credits



Program Objectives, Job Opportunities, Career Prospects


The Bachelor’s degree program features a broad, base-knowledge curriculum, serving as the basis to conduct advanced scientific/academic work and/or pursue a career in the field of engineering. After graduation, students can pursue an advanced degree that focuses on a wide range of specialization subjects, allowing students to not only acquire more in-depth knowledge in a selected field, but also independently conduct initial research work. Graduates of the Bachelor’s degree program possess:

  • Base-knowledge and reasoning  skills in mathematics, science, and theoretical disciplines, and the ability to address and solve real-world problems
  • Specialized, internationally recognized academic education in a subfield of Electronics and Information Technology
  • Analytical thinking skills and a strong, interdisciplinary understanding of technical applications to improve businesses and society, work at the management level, or continue on in the field of education
  • A strong social skill set to demonstrate a high degree of personal responsibility and work successfully as part of a team or serve as team leader.



Graduates in Electronics and Information Technology are highly sought-after. Career prospects include professions in the electronics and automotive industry, the field of medical technology, and in the communications sector. Common occupations include developing, producing or marketing components, systems, and software.

Graduates can pursue careers in a variety of interdisciplinary sectors in Austria or abroad, including positions in research and development, production, technical management, and as part of leading research and development teams.


Recommended Study Plan

As part of the Bachelor’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 180 ECTS credits in the following areas:


Introduction to Electrical Engineering

5.5 5.5 3 - 3 -

Software Development

6 - 3 6 - -

Computer Engineering

4.25 - - - - 10.5


5.75 4.25 - 3 - -


8.5 8.75 5.75 3 - -

Signals and Systems

- 7.5 4.25 - 3 -

Algorithms and Data Structures

- 4.5 4.5 - - -

Circuit Technology

- - 4.25 4.25 4.25 -

Measurement and Automation Technology

- - - 10.25 10.25 -

Subject Area Electives

- - 3 4.25 9 3

Autonomous Coursework

- - 2.5 - - 6.5

Bachelor's Thesis

- - - - - 9
ECTS Credits (Total: 180) 30 30.5 30.25 30.75 29.5 29

Additional Information

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Newly enrolled students can take revision courses before beginning studies:

  • Preparation Courses: These courses have been designed for new students and provide a condensed review of material taught at higher levels schools in order to prepare students for initial university-level lectures. Attendance is optional.
  • Mentoring Program: JKU faculty members meet with newly enrolled students in small groups and provide tips and advice pertaining to studies.
  • The JKU Young Scientists Program: Electronics and Information Technology: A unique, comprehensive educational program designed to provide gifted high-school students with an opportunity to take part in workshops during the school year and learn more about the field of Electronics and Information Technology.

Admission Requirements

  • General higher education entrance qualifications (such as an Austrian "Matura" diploma)

Contact the Admissions Office for additional information about the admission requirements.

Still Have Questions?

Do you need help registering or do you have questions about the program? Contact the JKU's Office of Student Information and Academic Advising (SIBS)!