Information and Communication Engineering (iCE)

Master of Science


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.

Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

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Degree Master of Science
Duration 4 Semesters
Language English in the first year; English and German in the second year.
Internship A minimum 12-week technical internship (“Praktikum”) must be completed before registering for the Master's thesis. Completion of the internship before beginning the courses is strongly recommended. For further information, please contact the department's Service Centre.
  • Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrolment) are comprised of a Bachelor of Science degree in the same programme or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements ("Kompetenzen"); see Eingangsprüfung;
  • proof of proficiency in English on C1 (GER) level; required documents.
  • 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. For further questions please contact the departmental student advisory service.
Information for students with degrees from abroad: International Admission.
Procedure As long as the requirements for admission (Entrance Requirements Verification) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Programme Start winter semester
Application Deadline International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application Online application
Special Features TU Darmstadt offers a Double Degree Programme at a partner university for this course.

While the Bachelor of Science focuses mainly on the fundamentals of the field, the Master of Science builds directly on this foundation by providing more scientific depth and a more complete methodological and technological understanding of the field. In contrast to the Bachelor degree programme, the Master of Science enables and requires students to adopt their own major focus and to work towards their own independent academic, scientific research profile.

For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master of Science degree.

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: Ph.D. at TU Darmstadt

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.

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) (Association of German Engineers)

Degree Programme Guideline/Study Regulations

Internship Guidelines

General Examination Terms of Technische Universität Darmstadt

Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.