Program Overview

The Master’s course offers a well-rounded mix of theoretical in-depth classroom teaching, computer-assisted learning and hands-on experien­ce with state-of-the-art technical equipment. It integrates a 6-month industrial internship in leading industrial enterprises around the world. The last semester typically serves as a period for research and for writing the Master thesis.

The modularized curriculum: How is the program structured?

modularised curriculum

The four-semester program is two-phased: one academic classroom oriented first year with theoretical content and a two-pronged curriculum: Mandatory modules shared by all majors, as programming techniques, project management, presentations and communication skills. Major-specific mandatory modules are complemented by optional modules from any of the four majors. The third semester is dedicated to an industrial internship to gain experience within a German enterprise. Students will conclude IMSEIT during the final six months doing their Thesis project in a demanding research-related topic.

see also: Moduletable, Moduledescription and Program structure


The main goal of the course is to expand the students’ theoretical and practical knowledge in different fields of modern and advanced automation technology as well as application oriented computer science. The master degree course also adresses modern control engineering and robotics. The program is structured in a way to foster analytical thinking and real-life experiences through laboratory assignments.

Besides the compulsory modules for all majors there are 4 compulsory modules for the major Automation :

  • Advanced Automation
  • Advanced Information Technology
  • Advanced Feedback Control
  • Advanced Robotics

The  major communications program offers an in-depth background aiming at state of the art communication techniques.The program builds the student’s ability to participate in research and implementation of projects dealing with modulation and coding schemes. It also expands student ‘s knowledge on microwave components and systems as well as theory and applications of discrete time signals.

The program is highly research oriented and has been designed to not just offer a factual knowledge but also various chances to apply what has been learned in the lectures during laboratories.

Besides the compulsory modules for all majors there are 4 compulsory modules for the major Communication :

  • Advanced Modulation and Coding
  • Information Networks
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Microwave Components and Systems

This master program has been designed in a way  to capture the essence of the rapidly developing fields of embedded microelectronics. It builds the student’ s ability to deal with complex embedded systems in hardware and software, and to implement hardware algorithms and systems on digital hardware platforms. The program also expands the student's knowledge on microelectronics systems and signal processing components as well as state of the art embedded software architecture including automotive technology and multicore concepts.

The master course is structured in a way to apply what has been learned in lectures in laboratories.

Besides the compulsory modules for all majors there are 4 compulsory modules for the major embedded and microelectronics :

  • Complex Digital Architecture
  • Advanced Embedded Systems
  • Microelectronic Systems
  • Design and Test of Microelectronic Systems


The major power program is structured in a way to train students in modern electrical power engineering and renewable energy. During this course students will learn  to cope with the real work problems in industry by understanding the correlation between theoretical aspects and practical boundries. The master degree program also  provides the students with knowledge for  planning and operation of  modern power systems. Students will be introduced to devices and circuits for controlling and converting electrical power as well as power electronics.

The program has been designed to offer various chances to apply what has been learned in the lectures during laboratories.

Besides the compulsory modules for all majors there are 4 compulsory modules for the major power :

  • Advanced High Voltage Technology and Theory of Electric Fields
  • Power Systems and Control Technology
  • Control of electrical Drives & E-Mobility
  • Power Electronics and Switching Power Supply

Difference between the 3 and 4 semester program

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology offers two different master programmes in electrical engineering,

  • the International Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and InformationTechnology, IMSEIT (4 semester track)
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, MSEIT (3 semester track)

Both programmes share the same academic curriculum. However, the International Master IMSEIT offers an additional internship module, German language instruction classes and bridging courses designed for the needs of international students.

As a consequence, the 3 semester program is reserved for students holding a H-DA Bachelor degree, whereas the 4 semester program is open for international applicants as well as students holding a German Bachelor degree.

Certificate

The program is certified.

Contact

Frau Heike Appel
Herr Peter Fromm
Birkenweg 8
D16, 309

Office hours this semester only by individual appointment.

Further Information

For more information, please check the web pages  Electrical Engineering (M.Sc.) which are especially designed for registered students.