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Information and Communication Technology (MSc)

What is the degree programme about?

Information and Communication Technology (MSc) has been available as a consecutive degree programme to the Bachelor's degree programme 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 programme 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
Modules and degree programme structure

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 programme.

Study guide


The Master of Science (MSc) is an internationally recognised academic degree and a professional qualification. It qualifies graduates for doctoral degree programmes in Germany and abroad and for academic work in research and teaching. It also qualifies graduates for careers in business, administration and politics.

Admission requirements

Applicants for the Master's degree programme 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 programme. 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 programme.

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

  • Information and Communication Technology

b) Related Bachelor's degrees/admission to the Master's degree programme 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

Degree programme start date and application deadlines

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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: English, German
Admission: Qualification assessment
Early entrance programme: no
Part-time study: no
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering