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Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
(Master of Science)

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Course type
postgraduate studies (master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

The Master’s degree programme in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology prepares students for independent work in research and production. It also qualifies graduates to take on managerial functions in various company departments. Students expand on their knowledge in power engineering, automation technology, microelectronics, communications engineering and computer engineering, and have the opportunity to specialise. The knowledge gained is additionally implemented in practice-related laboratory practicals.

Further information for students on the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Automation technology: mechatronics, measurement and control technology
  • Communications engineering: high-frequency technology, communications technology and message processing
  • Computer engineering
  • Electrical power engineering: energy conversion and energy supply
  • Microelectronics: circuit and system design, technology and components
Course Content

The Master’s degree programme in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology takes four semesters. The core subjects are Theoretical Electrical Engineering I + II, advanced compulsory and optional courses within the chosen branch of study or area of specialisation, the Studium Generale, experimental lab work, project work and, finally, the Master’s thesis. Students should additionally acquire practical experience during 16 weeks of industrial practical training.

An area of specialisation can again be chosen in virtually all branches of study:

  • Automation technology: mechatronics, measurement and control technology
  • Electrical power engineering: energy conversion and energy supply
  • Microelectronics: circuit and system design, technology and components
  • Communications engineering: high-frequency technology, communications technology and message processing
  • Computer engineering

Students of Electrical Engineering are prepared for independent work in research, development and production. At the same time, the degree qualifies graduates for employment in technical sales and management. A broad education in theoretical principles with a high proportion of practical work enables future engineers to keep pace with – and to shape – rapid technological change.

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

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations: 

Admission and special language Regulations Degree Programme Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

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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