Electrical Engineering (Part-time) (Master)

Brief overview

DegreeMaster of Science (M.Sc.)
DepartmentDepartment of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Special type of studypart-time, executive
IntakeWinter semester & summer semester
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language of InstructionGerman
Semester fee€335.20 per semester (winter term 2023/24)

Requirements and enrolment

Admissions restrictions No local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementNo
Additional entrance requirements

First professional degree:

In order to be admitted to the degree programme, you will need to demonstrate that you have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or a related engineering or science subject with an overall grade of ‘good’ (2.5) or better. In exceptional cases, you may also prove your eligibility by demonstrating that you have accomplished particularly qualifying tasks after completing your undergraduate degree, such as in your professional work, or that your final thesis had a particular relevance to electrical engineering.


Language requirements:

Applicants who did not acquire their study qualification at a German-speaking institution must demonstrate that they have knowledge of German at level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL), for example by proving that they have passed the TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache) with an average score of ‘4’, or must furnish equivalent proof.

EnrolmentThe next enrolment phase
commences in November 2023.

Detailed description of the degree programme

Technology is ubiquitous, and yet not always recognisable at first sight. Take the example of energy production, energy distribution, digital systems in communication and automation technology: all this is possible because multiple electrotechnical products and systems are perfectly aligned. The interlinking of different areas places high demands on engineers. In our Master’s programme, you will enhance your professional knowledge of electrical engineering and raise your profile in a well focused manner, creating the foundation for the requirements placed on you by the professional field.


You will enhance your specialist knowledge and create a basis on which you can take on a role of responsibility in a company or to work in an academic environment. In the Master’s programme in Electrical Engineering, you will address complex issues that frequently have an interdisciplinary nature. You will work on the latest topics in research and development, requiring and promoting the use of research methods and working practices.

Occupational fields

After completing the degree programme, you will be in high demand wherever both a theoretical understanding and practical implementation skills are expected. You will develop systems, often software-based, or support complex projects in industry and in small and medium-sized enterprises. Depending on your choice of specialisation, your Master’s degree will qualify you to perform challenging work in automation technology, engineering of production and drive systems, IT, consulting or sales.

Content and course sequence

You will start the programme by taking basic modules in which you will present and discuss current research results and academic publications, addressing new thematic areas. In modules such as Information Law and Business Management, you will develop your skills beyond electrical engineering, qualifying you to undertake management tasks. In the Technology and Society module, you will also reflect on ethical issues concerning the use of technology.

At a later stage of the programme, you will encounter specialist modules from the areas of Automation Technology, Renewable Energies, and Information Technology/Communications Engineering. If you wish, you can choose all three modules from one area, specialising strongly. Or you may prefer to gain more comprehensive skills, choosing modules from different areas.

You will also have the opportunity to develop your profile by making a careful choice of core elective courses. Examples include Adaptive Systems, Embedded Engineering, Model-Based Systems Development, Optical Communications or selected modules from the intersection of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

You will study part-time for six semesters, taking half of the modules intended for full-time studies on two days of the week. You will spend one winter semester studying full-time. Depending on when you start studying, this will either be the fourth or the fifth semester. In the sixth semester, you will write your Master’s thesis.

Why choose us

  • Practice-relevant project orientation: Working in teams, you will develop solutions or products, often in the context of research projects with partners from industry and business. One example is your Master’s project, where you will spend two semesters of intense working on your chosen topic.
  • Flexibility: You will be well oriented to the needs of today’s job market because the programme offers a choice of subject-specific areas of study and in-depth optional areas.
  • Industry contacts: In your projects, you will directly apply your knowledge to real-world situations, simultaneously preparing you for tasks in a professional environment. Our many contacts will make this easier for you.
  • Technology and more: The Master’s programme is not only restricted to specialised training in electrical engineering. On the contrary, you will also concern yourself with issues and consequences surrounding current and future solutions to everyday life.

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