Course top­ics

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

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:

Digital CommunicationsProf. Dr. sc.techn. Dirk Dahlhaus
Electromagnetic Field TheoryProf. Dr. sc.techn. Bernd Witzigmann
Microwave TechnologyProf. Dr.-Ing. Axel Bangert
Mobile InternetProf. Dr.-Ing. Klaus David
Optoelectronics and Optical CommunicationProf. Dr. rer.-nat. habil. Hartmut Hillmer

Over­view on spe­cial­iz­a­tions

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

OSI StackImage: ECE

Re­quire­ments to at­tend the pro­gram

Prospective students are required to have a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a comparable degree. Students with a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree can qualify for the program upon completion of courses totalling 30 credit points and being offered in the winter semester. 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 here. 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. A service package is being offered to assist and support students from outside Germany in administrative affairs, accomodation etc.

The program comprises three semesters (one and a half year), where the first two semesters are devoted to courses, seminars and lab trainings organized in modules. The third 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.