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Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Information Technology (MSc)

What is the degree programme about?

In Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Information Technology students acquire advanced engineering knowledge and skills and are qualified for graduate research.

A wide range of modules allows students to choose several specialisations and decide whether to continue with the specialisation chosen in the Bachelor's degree.

The 6-in-1 degree programme offers the following specialisations:

  • General Electrical Engineering
  • Automation Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Drives
  • Information Technology
  • Power Electronics
  • Microelectronics

Each specialisation has a large catalogue of modules consisting of:

  • 6 core modules
  • 17 or more specialisation modules
  • Various laboratory courses
  • Many seminars
Modules and degree programme structure

The degree programme is made up of core modules and specialisation modules, one laboratory course and one advanced specialisation seminar. Students must also choose elective modules and one advanced seminar from the entire range of modules offered at the University, as well as one laboratory course from the Faculty of Engineering. They also complete a research placement within the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering. The Master's thesis is written over a period of six months and is intended to develop students' abilities to deal independently with a research problem from the field of electrical engineering, electronics and information technology.

120 ECTS credits are required to successfully complete the Master's degree programme.

More information is available here.


Good reasons for choosing this degree programme at FAU

  • You can choose which topics you wish to study from a wide range of modules in your specialisation. The fantastic range of possibilities makes FAU's degree programme very attractive.
  • Lecture theatres, laboratories and other research facilities (such as cleanrooms and the Fraunhofer Institute) are all located very close to one another on the Faculty of Engineering's campus, and modules are timetabled to ensure that you can study efficiently and successfully.
  • Close links between the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering and the two Fraunhofer institutes and the Max Planck Institute in Erlangen as well as partnerships with global companies and universities abroad mean that you will receive an application-based and practice-oriented education in a world-class research environment.

Potential challenges

You will need to have well-structured independent working methods and carry out careful preparation and follow-up work in order to complete the degree programme within the set period.

Examination periods are at the beginning and end of the semester breaks, meaning that you will need to use the breaks to study and prepare for examinations.

Admission requirements

Applicants for the Master's degree programme require a completed Bachelor's degree from a university in Germany or abroad with 180 ECTS and a final grade of at least 2.5. Other similar degrees will also be accepted if judged equivalent. Applicants may be admitted on the condition that they complete certain additional examinations from the Bachelor's degree programme.

a) Consecutive degree programme for the following Bachelor's degree:

  • Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Information Technology

b) Related Bachelor's degrees/admission to the Master's degree programme possible with additional courses:

  • Teaching Engineering in Vocational Schools: providing electrical engineering was the chosen specialisation
  • Computational Engineering
  • Energy Technology
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Medical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management: providing information and communications systems was the chosen specialisation

Application via the online application portal campo. More information on the application procedure is available at

Studying abroad

You can spend a semester studying abroad at any time during the Master's degree programme except during the first semester. The university will grant you leave for the semester, meaning that the semester abroad does not count as a subject semester. Credits obtained abroad can also be transferred within the conditions specified in the learning agreement. We will be happy to provide you with information about exchange programmes and studying abroad.

Degree programme start date and application deadlines

Please find more detailed information on how to apply for a Master or advanced degree programme on the following website:

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Degree type: Master of Science (MSc)
Type of study: Master
Location: Erlangen
Standard duration of study: 4 Semester
Start date of degree programme: Summer Term, Winter Term
Language: German
Admission: Qualification assessment
Early entrance programme: yes
Part-time study: yes
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering