Information and Communication Engineering (iCE)

Master of Science; tuition language: English

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The research-oriented study programme Master of Science Information and Communication Engineering is focused on the theoretical basics, models and applications of information transmission and processing. This includes communication techniques and algorithms, methods for their microelectronic integration in hardware/software solutions with applications in mobile and multimedia communication, coding, data compression, security, image processing, medical systems etc. The interdisciplinary study programme is tailored to German as well as foreign students intending to pursue a degree with an international focus and courses held in English.

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Semesters 4 semesters
Language English. If desired: German in the second year
Start of studies Start of studies in winter semester recommended; start of studies in summer semester possible without study guarantee
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Admission requirements Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission .
Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme are comprised of a Bachelor of Science degree in the same programme or an equivalent degree.
An Online Test must be taken and passed as proof of sufficient knowledge of the field. The Online Test is mandatory for all applicants.
Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description.
Admission procedure Provided that the admission requirements (entrance examination) are met, there are no numerical admission restrictions.
Application Application deadlines
Online application

Early application deadline for international applicants: The application portal TUCaN is already open for international applicants from 1st March 2024 to 31st August 2024 for an application for the winter semester 2024/25. This serves, for example, for the application for a visa or for submission to the Foreigners' Registration Office. More information can be found on our website.
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Preparatory courses for international students
einfachsTUdieren : Pre-Courses, getting started
Double Degree Programme
Part-time studies
Doctoral Studies

There is a wide range of career perspectives for electrical engineers since electrical engineering is a key technology in numerous fields of engineering, e.g. mechanical and process engineering, aerospace, the automotive industry as well as medical engineering. Also, companies within the scope of information and communication technology, energy engineering and automation engineering belong to the potential employers of electrical engineers.

Also, a considerable number of graduates choses the Ph.D. as an entry into the workforce and begins working towards a Ph.D. at a university or research institute.

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