Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
(Master of Science)
(Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, M.Sc.)
|Degree: Master of Science|
|Duration: 4 semesters|
|Language: German (occasionally English)|
|Internship: The industrial internship must comprise of twelve weeks or more. Proof of the internship having been completed must be handed in at the departmental Servicezentrum prior to admission. Application for exceptionsmust be submitted in written form.|
|Requirements of Admission: Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrolment) are comprised of a “Bachelor of Science” degree from the same programme or an equivalent degree. Should there be no equivalence, a skills evaluation is required. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description. For further questions please contact the departmental student advisory service. Please also note the general information on the Master of Science degree programmes, including information for students with degrees from abroad: International Admission.|
|Admission Procedure: As long as the requirements for admission (assessment of suitability) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.|
|Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions|
|Programme start: winter semester is recommended; summer semester is possible, but without degree completion guarantee|
Application Deadline: July 15 (for winter semester); January 15 (for summer semester).|
Please note: You should apply well before the deadline (~ 12 weeks) if you also need to apply for visa.
|Application: Online application|
|Special Features: For this degree programme, the Technische Universität Darmstadt offers Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.|
The focus of the Master of Science programme Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is on the major chosen by the student, divided into fundamentals and an elective subject area (course catalog). The major can be chosen from a catalogue of seven different areas. With the elective subject area, the students can further specialise in the subject of their major.
The students can choose from the following seven areas of focus for their major:
- Automation Systems,
- Computer-aided Electrodynamics,
- Computer Engineering,
- Electrical Power Engineering,
- Integrated Micro and Nanotechnologies,
- Micro and Precision Engineering,
- Communications and Sensor Networks.
The program is formally divided into:
- a Mandatory Subject Area teaching the fundamentals of the selected major (see above);
- an Elective Subject Area expanding the selected major;
- an Elective Subject Area with a Focus on Natural Science and Engineering and
- General Studies as a non-technology or science-related elective area.
At the end of the 4th semester, the students write their Master’s Thesis which requires them to complete a scientific project independently with the supervision of a professor.
Further information may be found at: www.etit.tu-darmstadt.de
Advice for Prospective M.Sc. Students
While a Bachelor’s degree focuses mainly on the fundamentals of the field, the Master’s degree serves to upgrade the qualifications of graduates and to analyse the subject based on research. The Master’s degree focuses more than the Bachelor’s degree on enabling and requiring students to adopt their own major focus.
For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.
Related Degree Programmes
|Computational Engineering (M.Sc.)|
|Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (B.Sc.) (Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, B.Sc.)|
|Information Systems Technology (M.Sc.) (Informationssystemtechnik, M.Sc.)|
|Mechatronics (M.Sc.) (Mechatronik, M.Sc.)|
|Business Engineering – Technical Field of Studies Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (M.Sc.) (Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen – technische Fachrichtung Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, M.Sc.)|
Upon successful completion of a Master of Science degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the TU Darmstadt or at another national or international university. Further information on doctoral studies at TU Darmstadt:
Ingenium – Young Researchers at TU Darmstadt (umbrella organisation for promoting early career researchers)
The job opportunities for electrical engineers are extremely diverse.
In this context, the electrical and electronics industry ranks first. As electrical technology is a key technology of numerous fields of engineering, electrical engineering is linked closely to industries such as mechanical engineering, the aerospace industry, the automotive industry and medical engineering in many ways. Other potential employers of electrical engineers are companies in the field of information and communications technology, in power engineering, as well as in automation engineering. Moreover, a significant number of graduates choose the path of doctoral studies at a university or a research institute for their career start.
For this reason it is important to start early in the degree programme to gain practical work experience in relevant organisations. In this way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.
TU Darmstadt's offer of Job Shadowing is a quick and simple method of career orientation by accompanying professionally experienced TU Darmstadt alumni for one day.
Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:
Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik (VDE) (Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies)
Zentralverband Elektrotechnik und Elektroindustrie (ZVEI) (German Central Association of the Electrical Engineering and Electronics Industry)
Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI) (The Association of German Engineers)