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We would like to inform you about the new international Master's degree programme Energy Informatics at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.
Please find more information below or under

Energy is the underlying heartbeat of the global economy - a critical factor in the production of nearly all goods and services in the modern world.
Clearly, given the critical role of energy, the driving imperatives in any economy are ensuring security of supply, maintaining competitiveness and overseeing the transition to a low-carbon future.

Key requirements in this respect are the strategic management of supply and improving its overall generation and distribution.
Impacting on these challenging goals will be a variety of factors, including advances in renewables, e-mobility and green technologies, to name only a few.

Managing this changing environment is no easy task.
That will require intelligent IT solutions and therefore well-educated IT experts able to design and/or operate future smart grids, smart city infrastructures and enhanced
energy supply systems. Energy Informatics (ENI) is the application of information technologies to this highly demanding field.

Energy Informatics (ENI)

Degree: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)
Place of Study: University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria / Campus Hagenberg
Duration (ECTS): 4 semesters (120 ECTS)
Annual intake: 20
Admission requirements: completed Master's or Bachelor's degree with IT strand worth
a minimum of 60 ECTS points, or a similar qualification
Application: online until 30th  of June-
Admission procedure: test, interview
Language of tuition: English
Semesters abroad: Flexible curriculum allows out-of-country studies.
Costs: currently no tuition fees payable

Career Profile
The Energy & Climate Package and the Energy Efficiency Directives released by the European Commission in 2007 and 2012, respectively,
clearly state that the main tools for building a progressively lower carbon economy are energy efficiency, investment in renewables and new technologies, as well as better interconnectivity
between energy markets.
These strategic goals will all require a large pool of IT expertise.
In-depth technical knowledge in Energy Informatics equips our students with the proactive qualities that underpin leadership/management
positions, and can lead to high-flying careers.

Energy Informatics graduates will not only work at energy suppliers and network operators, but also in associated sectors.
Even energy-intensive industries such as the automotive industry and metal processing companies can benefit from their expertise.
Other fields include the conception, planning and implementation of IT systems for Smart Grids, Smart Cities, e-mobility and industrial plants.
You will be working in a highly dynamic field with excellent career prospects.

Focus of Studies
This Master's degree programme provides technical, business and legal expertise for the development
of future energy systems, especially in the areas of:

*         Software Systems (SCADA, ERP, Business Support, Operations Support, Meter Data Management, Device Data Management,
Energy Data Management, Geographic Information Systems, Cloud Computing, Big Data)

*          Power generation, distribution, consumers (renewable energy, energy storage, charging stations, buildings, lighting, etc.)

*         Field Components (meters, load control, gateways ...)

*         Communication Technology (Radio Frequency / Powerline)

*         IT Security

*         Home and Building Automation

*         International legislation and standardization

*         Project and Systems Engineering

*         Processes and Process Modelling

Additional interdisciplinary elective courses and seminars are also available; they vary from semester to semester.
Please submit your application online by using our application portal<>.
Applications received after the deadline will only be considered if there are still vacancies for the degree programme.

FH-Prof. DI Dr. Christoph Schaffer
Head of Studies
School of Informatics, Communications and Media

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Softwarepark 11
4232 Hagenberg / Austria
Phone: +43 (0) 50804-22802
Fax:       +43 (0) 50804-22899
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Firmenbuchgericht/Court of registry: Landesgericht Wels
Firmenbuchnummer/Company registration: FN 205986 x

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