Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, and Computer Engineering M.Sc.

Key Info

Basic Information

Master of Science
Start of Studies:
Winter Semester, Summer Semester
Standard Period of Studies:
4 semesters
ECTS Credits:
120Mehr Informationen

What does that mean?

ECTS are credit points that measure the workload of one's studies.

German or English

Admission Requirements

  • 1st university degree, required qualifications according to P.O. Mehr Informationen

    What does that mean?

    A first recognized university degree, through which the necessary education background for the Master course of study can be proven. The necessary knowledge needed in order for studies to be successful is determined in the respective exam regulations (PO).

  • Proficiency in German or English --- Mehr Informationen ---

    What does that mean?

    You must provide documentation of your language skills for the language of instruction at the time of enrollment. Exam regulations.

Admission to First Semester


Admission to Higher Semesters


Dates and Deadlines

Electrical engineering and information technology greatly influence our everyday life with their technical innovations. Whether cell phones, microchips, batteries for electric cars, robot controls, energy supplies in wind power plants, or intelligent data compression during image transmission, all are equipment, parts, or process, that were invented with the help of electrical engineering and information technology. The course of study also accounts for the diversity of the subject.

Degree Content

During the first two semesters, students attend elective courses and subjects suitable for their focus. Students complete an 18 week industry internship and take block seminars in their third semester. The fourth semester is wholly reserved for writing the Master thesis.

Study Programs (in German and English)
Starting at the beginning of their studies, students follow a curriculum with the following fields of focus:

Electrical Power Engineering

Information and Communications Technology

Computer Engineering

Systems Engineering and Automation

Biomedical Engineering

English Language Study Programs:
Two (exclusive) English language specializations are offered within this Master's program. By choosing one of these Study Programs, it is possible to completely finish the course of study in English, which is particularly attractive for international students. The following pages can provide you with more information:

Communications Engineering

Electrical Power Engineering

Micro- and Nanoelectronics


A prerequisite for starting studies is a first university degree, with which the necessary background education can be proven, as determined in the exam regulations. The exam board determines whether it fulfills the entrance requirements.

Examination Regulations

Regulations that apply for all Bachelor and Master courses of study as well as detailed information about the necessary documentation of required language skills can be found in RWTH’s Comprehensive Examination Regulation. Examination regulations are only published in German as they are legally binding.

Subject Specific Exam Regulations regulate academic goals, the course of study layout, and exam procedures. The appendix to the regulations contains the description of the modules, from which the course of study is composed.


The Master course of study in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, and Computer Engineering is offered by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.