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Information and Communication Technology (MSc)

What is the degree program about?

Information and Communication Technology (MSc) has been available as a consecutive degree program to the Bachelor's degree program since winter semester 2010/2011. The standard duration of studies is four semesters. Students acquire advanced engineering knowledge and skills and are qualified for graduate research.

The degree program consists of compulsory and elective modules. Each student chooses their own specialisation.

The specialisations are:

  • Embedded Systems
  • Communication networks and transmission technology
  • Media Processing Systems
Admission requirements

Applicants for the Master's degree program require a completed Bachelor's degree in information and communication technology or a related subject from a university in Germany or abroad with 180 ECTS and a final grade of at least 2.5 for direct admission.

In certain cases, applicants who have not achieved this average grade may be admitted to the degree program. Other similar degrees (e.g. degrees from universities of applied sciences) 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 program.

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

  • Information and Communication Technology

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

  • Computational Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • 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 https://www.fau.de/studium/vor-dem-studium/bewerbung/anmeldung-zum-masterstudium/.

Structure of the program

For each specialisation there are four compulsory modules and additional compulsory elective modules from the entire range of modules offered at FAU. In addition to these modules, students complete the following:

  • Elective modules from the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering and the Department of Computer Science
  • Elective Modules form the Faculty of Engineering or Faculty of Sciences
  • A placement within the University or a project
  • A seminar
  • A Master's thesis with presentation
  • A research placement

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

Study guide

Admission requirements

Applicants for the Master's degree program require a completed Bachelor's degree in information and communication technology or a related subject from a university in Germany or abroad with 180 ECTS and a final grade of at least 2.5 for direct admission.

In certain cases, applicants who have not achieved this average grade may be admitted to the degree program. Other similar degrees (e.g. degrees from universities of applied sciences) 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 program.

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

  • Information and Communication Technology

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

  • Computational Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • 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 https://www.fau.de/studium/vor-dem-studium/bewerbung/anmeldung-zum-masterstudium/.

Bachelor's degree program in Information and Communication Technology

Click here for the Bachelor's degree program in Information and Communication Technology.

Degree program start date and application deadlines

Please find more detailed information on how to apply for a Master or advanced degree program on the following website: https://master.fau.de.

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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 program: Summer Term, Winter Term
Language: Entirely in English
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Admission: Qualification assessment