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.


Admission Requirements

  • First university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations 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 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. The exam regulations stipulate the relevant requirements.

Admission to First Semester


Admission to Higher Semesters


Language Requirements

  • See Course of Study Description

Dates and Deadlines


Attention! This course of study was offered German and English up through summer semester 2018. Beginning winter semester 2018, it will be offered exclusively in English.

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 objective of this Master's course of study is to educate and train highly qualified, responsible engineers for management positions in teaching, research, industry, and society in the field of electrical engineering, information technology, and computer engineering.

RWTH is a leader in teaching and research in this field both nationally and internationally.

Its strength is the close relationship between research and teaching and a balance between scientific fundamentals and applications important to industry as well as intensive collaborations within RWTH Aachen, within the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance – JARA – and with associated institutes and external research partners.


Degree Content

The program consists of core and elective components which define the specific profile of the course of study.

This part of the curriculum is complemented by a large offering of labs, projects, and seminars. The elective component is broken down into either general or additional module groups. General modules are all mandatory elective subjects offered by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. The additional modules offer an opportunity to take other courses at RWTH, including business courses, courses to develop soft skills, and language courses offered by the Language Center.

The Master's thesis is an independent, predefined scientific project to be completed in a fixed period of six months. It is concluded by an oral presentation and defense of the results.

The Master's program will be offering six different concentrations:

Electrical Power Engineering (EPEN)

Communications Engineering (COMM)

Computer Engineering (COMP)

Micro- and Nanoelectronics (MINA)

Biomedical Systems Engineering (BMSE)

Systems and Automation (SYAT)

Industrial internship

During the industrial internship of 18 weeks students are trained in solving current engineering problems at renowned industry partners. This is often the first step towards the student’s future professional career. Faculty´s detailed information about the industrial internship .



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.

On the faculty´s website you can find details about the admission 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.

The 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.

Examination regulations are only published in German as they are legally binding.



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