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Master Programme "Electrical Engineering and Information Technology"

Note: Enrolment in this Master programme is possible starting with the winter term 2008/09. This programme is in its set up phase. Information about the actual schedule is available from our Student Advisory Service. As there are presently only a few students enrolled in this programme and therefore several courses are not offered regularly, we try to find individual solutions for our students. Please contact our deanship.

Key Data:

  • Final degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.) in "Electrical Engineering and Information Technology"
  • Language of instruction: German, partially in English
  • Duration: four semesters
  • Beginning of the programme: April and October each year


Candidates who graduated with a degree Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering with at least 180 credit points in relevant subjects from an approved university are admitted to the Master programme. Adequate Bachelor results are required with final overall score “good” or even better. As the Master programme does not include any practical internship such an internship is also required before enrolment. Bachelor degrees of candidates from non-approved universities can be accepted in whole or in part for each individual course. For further questions, please contact our deanship.

Brief Description:

The programme is research orientated. However, a lot of laboratory work is integrated into the programme as well, to further support hands-on experience with modern technologies to the students. The programme is divided into three parts:

  • In the beginning, emphasis is laid on fundamentals in “Modelling and Simulation” for different technical applications. The first semester therefore comprise three elective lecture courses and one elective practical course out of the general topic “Modelling and Simulation” e. g. for circuit technology, network organisation or robotics. Thus students will be qualified in these areas of increasing importance for advanced electrical engineering or information technologies.
  • The second part of the programme (semesters 2 and 3) focuses on postgraduate education with a specialisation in the four possible major fields of study through different elective courses and modules. Furthermore, a group project has to be completed successfully – especially to provide teamwork experiences.
  • The last semester is destined for the 6 month Master thesis. The intention is to prepare students in theory and praxis for their professional careers in the selected specialisation. Master theses are usually integrated into research projects or are offered in cooperation with industry partners.
The participants of the programme have to select two of four specialisations. Each specialisation requires different elective courses and modules. The possible specialisations are
  • Electrical energy engineering,
  • Information and communication technology,
  • Microsystems and microelectronics, and
  • Automotive and robotics
The specialisation outlined in the final Master certificate is especially determined by the master thesis.


Career Opportunities and Occupational Area:

For a long time, there has been an increasing demand for electrical engineers that cannot be satisfied even with rising student numbers. At present, a lack of engineers is registered and is still prognosticated for the future in Germany. Good prospects for first-year university students result also from the fact that scientists in Electrical Engineering at the TU Dortmund are involved in national and international research projects, and many international contacts to universities, institutes and companies world-wide, so that students get in touch with future technologies and applications from the front line of research. In the context of the European SOKRATES/ERASMUS Exchange Programme, there exists the possibility of completing an approved academic year at partner universities in France, Great Britain, Italy or Spain or in US and Asian countries as well. It should further be mentioned that an approved Master’s degree is the basis for any Ph.D. graduation.


Application and Contact:

Application (also electronically) is possible for German students via the Center for Study Matters of  Technische Universität Dortmund. As a rule, foreign students apply at International Office; TU Dortmund. At the beginning of the study, foreign students will get specific assistance to reduce typical initial difficulties. Please obtain further information from our web offer or directly from respective contact persons.