Leibniz University Hannover Studies Degree Programmes General Overview
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
(Master of Science)

A person works on an electrical circuit. © Inske Preißler
© Inske Preißler


Course type
Postgraduate studies (Master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Language of Instruction
Language Requirements

German HZB: none
International application: German C1
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Unrestricted admission

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

The Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology prepares graduates for independent work in the areas of research and production. In addition, the degree programme qualifies for management tasks in a wide variety of company departments. Students choose a specific focus from the specializations automation and robotics, energy and mobility, communications engineering, microelectronics or machine learning.

Course Content

  • Track Automation and Robotics (formally Automation Technology)
  • Track Machine Learning (formally Computer Engineering)
  • Track Power and Mobility (formally Electric Power Engineering)
  • Track Microelectronics
  • Track Communications Engineering
Course Structure

The Master’s degree programme in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology takes four semesters. The core subjects are Theoretical Electrical Engineering I + II, in-depth compulsory and elective courses in the chosen specialization, the Studium Generale, experimental lab work, project work and, last but not least, the Master's thesis. Additional practical experience is gained in a 16-week industrial internship. Electrical engineering students are prepared for independent work in research, development and production. At the same time, the programme qualifies you for employment in technical sales and management. The broad-based training in the theoretical basics with a high proportion of practical work enables graduates in research and development to work on current issues on the basis of scientific standards.

Recommended Abilities

Electrical engineering students should possess strong powers of imagination and abstraction. It is also important that they have a technical flair, an interest in mathematics and a logical way of thinking. Good foreign language skills are very important for entering the job market. For this reason, English language skills are recommended.

Career Opportunities

Most graduates work in R&D labs in virtually all branches of industry, for utility companies, software firms and services enterprises, as well as in the public sector, research institutes and educational institutions. They often start their careers in R&D, and increasingly take on management tasks at a later stage. For this reason, the degree programme prepares students for independent work in research and production. The Master’s degree enables graduates to start on the career ladder with a company at a higher level.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as

For master''s degree programmes with unrestricted admission, all applicants who fulfil the admission requirements will be admitted a university place. The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations: 

Application Deadlines

First-year students

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester
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Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover