Course topics

The course topics cover different aspects of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) layer model for communication systems including

  • Wireless Communications (6 modules)
  • Electromagnetics (4 modules)
  • Microwaves (6 modules)
  • Optoelectronics (4 modules)
  • Hardware Components for Communication Systems (3 modules)
  • Enabling Technologies for Communication Systems (6 modules).

Students are free to enroll in modules according to their interests. Courses can be chosen from a specific topic to specialise in it or combined from different topics to get an overview over different aspects in communication systems.

Staff members

These areas are represented by the following staff members of the Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science:

Wireless CommunicationsProf. Dr. sc.techn. Dirk Dahlhaus
Electromagnetic Field TheoryProf. Dr.-Ing. Jost Adam
Microwave TechnologyProf. Dr.-Ing. Axel Bangert
Optoelectronics and Optical CommunicationProf. Dr. rer.-nat. habil. Hartmut Hillmer
Intelligent Embedded SystemsProf. Dr. rer. nat. Bernhard Sick
Distributed SystemsProf. Dr. rer. nat. Oliver Hohlfeld
Information SecurityProf. Dr. rer. nat. Jiaxin Pan

Overview on specializations

The specialization areas together with main coursework topics can be related to the OSI stack as shown in the figure below.

ECE Professors 2024Bild: ECE

Requirements to attend the program

Prospective students are required to have a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a comparable degree. Furthermore, the students should have sufficient financial means to cover the expenses or apply for a scholarship at the DAAD. Detailed information on the conditions can be found in our study regulations below. For special enquiries, contact the ECE office.

Overall program structure

It is possible to start the program either in winter or summer. All courses are given in English. In parallel to the scientific education, the students learn german and get accustomed to the German way of life.

The program comprises four semesters (two yeary), where the first three semesters are devoted to courses, seminars and lab trainings organized in modules. The fourth semester is used exclusively for the final thesis module. In each semester, modules totalling 30 credit points must be attended. Upon successful completion of the thesis module, the student is awarded the M.Sc. degree.