The course topics cover different aspects of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) layer model for communication systems including
- Digital Communications (6 modules)
- Electromagnetics (5 modules)
- Microwaves (6 modules)
- Mobile Internet (4 modules)
- Optoelectronics (4 modules)
- Hardware Components for Communication Systems (4 modules)
- Software Components for Communication Systems (3 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.
These areas are represented by the following staff members of the Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science:
Overview on specializations
The specialization areas together with main coursework topics can be related to the OSI stack as shown in the figure below.
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.