The Information and Communications Engineering master’s program lasts three semesters. In the first two semesters, compulsory subjects are taught that enable the understanding of essential topics of ICT at an advanced level: signal processing and transmission as well as network technology. In addition, the students acquire additional mathematical knowledge and skills in software development, which are of particular importance for the task area. Colloquia and modules of the Studium generale offered at the same time reinforce the interdisciplinary character of the course.

The range of elective modules on offer allows students to deepen their specialist knowledge in selected subject areas such as radio and mobile communication, communication networks, hardware and software design for communication systems, signal processing and multimedia communication, photonic communication systems and machine learning.

In addition to deepening theoretical basic knowledge, well-founded specialist knowledge and methodological-analytical skills, the focus of teaching is on imparting skills in systematic, scientific thinking and working methods and the ability to acquire and classify scientific knowledge in professional practice.

In the third semester, a master's thesis has to be prepared, with which the students show that they can independently process, solve, document and present a complex task from the field of information and communication technology using scientific methods within a given time frame. The master's thesis is followed by an oral examination.


Through the direct application of the acquired knowledge in project work and laboratory exercises offered in parallel, this is consolidated, methodological competence is expanded and the ability to recognize and solve practical problems in the field of information and communication technology is strengthened.

The existing good contacts between the university and the department with companies, institutes and other organizations from the areas relevant to the degree program enable students to orient their thesis to practical problems and to carry it out in practice.


Research and development are a top priority in the Information and Communications Engineering master’s degree. The university lecturers are active in various research and development projects. Examples of successful work range from research into bandwidth-efficient modulation methods for optical message transmission, coding methods for wireless audio and video transmission in local and cellular networks, virtual microphones using ultrasound evaluation, the security of the Internet protocol IPv6 to the implementation and development of algorithms for digital shortwave Receiver.


1st semester of the curriculum

module Module name SU SWS Ü SWS LP P / WP FB
M01 Advanced methods of signal processing 2 1 5 P. VII
M02 Advanced technologies of signal transmission 2 1 5 P. VII
M03 Stochastic modeling and optimization 4th   5 P. VII
M04 Master's Colloquium A   1 5 P. VII
M05 Elective module I   4th 5 WP VII
M06 Elective module II   4th 5 WP VII

2nd semester of the curriculum

module Module name SU SWS Ü SWS LP P / WP FB
M07 network technology 3rd   5 P. VII
M08 Software engineering 3rd 1 5 P. VI
M09 Master's Colloquium B   1 5 P. VII
M10 Studium Generale I 2   2.5 WP I.
M11 Studium Generale II   2 2.5 WP I.
M12 Elective module III   4th 5 WP VII
M13 Elective module IV   4th 5 WP VII 

3rd semester of the curriculum

module Module name SU SWS Ü SWS LP P / WP FB  
M14 final exam 3rd       P. VII
M14.1 Master thesis       25th P. VII
M14.2 Oral exam       5 P. VII

Elective modules (1st / 2nd semester of the curriculum)

module Module name Study plan semester SU SWS Ü SWS LP P / WP FB
WP01 Digital radio systems 1/2   4th 5 WP VII
WP02 Model-based design of digital communication systems 1/2   4th 5 WP VII
WP03 Network security and cryptography 1/2   4th 5 WP VII
WP04 Advanced methods of switching and routing 1/2   4th 5 WP VII
WP05 Photonic communication systems 1/2   4th 5 WP VII
WP06 Multimedia broadcast systems 1/2   4th 5 WP VII
WP07 Machine learning 1/2   4th 5 WP VII
WP08 Distributed systems and services 1/2   4th 5 WP VII
WP09 External module I 1   4th 5 WP Other college
WP10 External module II 1   4th 5 WP Other college
WP11 External module III 2   4th 5 WP Other college
WP12 External module IV 2   4th 5 WP Other college


Information and communication technology (ICT) is still an essential engine of technical progress, especially in the digital age. Communication technology satisfies a basic human need in a variety of ways: we make mobile phone calls with one another via GSM, UMTS and LTE, we get information Multimedia via radio and television with DVB-T2 or Internet TV, and we naturally communicate wirelessly over the Internet using WLAN and VoIP. But the interaction between people and machines also opens up new possibilities, car-to-car communication is changing the way we move around, the volume of data traffic between machines in the industrial sector is constantly growing, and there is no end in sight to this development.

Information technology, ie the secure, technical processing of the transmitted data by means of hardware and software, forms the backbone for communication and enables both new applications and the handling of this ever-increasing flood of data thanks to its ever greater efficiency. The tasks and functional areas of engineers in information and communication technology are diverse. You research, plan and develop systems in the IT, telecommunications and media sectors, automotive technology, automation technology, medical technology, aerospace technology, measurement and control technology, and the hardware and software industry.

For these highly qualified professions, the students on this master’s course acquire specialist knowledge in various fields of technology and the ability to also look at complex system aspects in a networked manner. The English-language lessons encourage working in an international environment, which engineers of ICT technology typically find.

The master’s degree in the Information and Communications Engineering course opens up excellent career opportunities for its graduates in interesting and promising fields of activity at home and abroad, in development and research departments of companies and scientific institutions.

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