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Master's Course Media Technology

The interdisciplinary Media Technology Master's course, resulting in a Master of Science degree, builds upon a solid basis of media and technological knowledge and aims to hone researchorientated skills and abilities. The course offers varied options to incorporate material from many different subject areas and can be individually suited to your own interests and career goals. The course is also internationally orientated and can, with certain combinations of modules, be studied entirely in English.

The Media Technology Master's course helps to qualify you specifically for the management of corporate projects; autonomous leadership and activities in research and development. Furthermore, it acts as an excellent gateway into Doctoral studies.

Good reasons to study for a Master's

A Bachelor degree offers students the first qualification that prepares them for their professional career. A Master's degree hones one's own professional profile, since it is based upon already gained knowledge, methods and skills; builds upon them and augments them with new knowledge. A Master's degree is comparable to a Diploma. For a career in research and development, a Master's degree is a mandatory requirement; it also facilitates the entry and progression through middle and higher corporate management and serves as the gateway into Doctoral studies.

Ideally, the three-semester-long Master's course follows directly after a Bachelor degree, yet it is also possible to begin the course at a later date.

Course Structure

The Media Technology Master's course offers varied options to incorporate material from many different subject areas and can be individually suited to your own interests and career goals. The course can also, with certain combinations of modules, be studied entirely in English.

The content of the modules are designed to build upon one another, yet can be combined freely.

  • Audio Technology (taught in English)
  • Video Technology
  • Usability Engineering
  • Virtual Reality
  • E-Learning
  • Principles of Signal Processing (taught in English)
  • Advanced Signal Processing (taught in English)
  • Signal processing hardware
  • Principles of Communications Systems (taught in English)
  • Development of Communications Systems (taught in English)
  • Image processing
  • Lighting technology
  • Optics
  • Practical computer science
  • Competency subjects

During the media project in the second semester, our students have the opportunity to test their chosen module combinations practically. Course material from Media Economics and Media Technology serve to round off the interdiciplinary course profile. It is possible to study this Master's course entirely in English.

Study Objectives

The Media Technology Master's course:

  • Aims for a research-orientated development of knowledge and methods already gained through earlier studies or practical work experience, and a further specialisation within the field of Media Technology
  • Greatly develops interdiciplinary thinking, social and communication skills
  • Enables graduates to work independently in the research and development of new processes, algorithms and products
  • Alongside professional prospects, academic career chances will also be enhanced during the Master's course. Graduates of this course represent the future of scientific development for universities and research facilities

The Master of Science:

  • Is the second qualification that prepares students for the world of work and is comparable with a diploma
  • Deepens knowledge and methods gained during a Bachelor course
  • Qualifies students to work independently and scientifically, and prepares apt students for Doctoral studies

Studieneckdaten (in German Laguage)

Master Medientechnologie

Eckdaten des Studiengangs

Verantwortliche FakultätElektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
StudiumWeiterführende Informationen der Fakultät
StudieninhalteModultafeln und Modulhandbücher
StudienplanAnlage 1 der Studienordnung
ProfilbeschreibungAnlage 2 der Studienordnung
RechtsgrundlagenAlle Ordnungen zum Studiengang
Akademischer AbschlussMaster of Science
Internat. Doppelabschluss (Double Degree)Nein
Regelstudienzeit3 Semester
StudienbeginnWinter- und Sommersemester
ZugangsvoraussetzungenZugang zu Masterstudiengängen sowie Anlage 3 der Studienordnung
ZulassungsbeschränkungNein, Eignungsprüfung erforderlich
KommunikationMailingliste des Studiengangs
Online BewerbungBewerberportal

Master Medientechnologie

Ordnungen zum Studiengang

Bitte beachten Sie die für Sie gültige Version der Prüfungs- und Studienordnung. In der Regel studieren Sie nach der zum Zeitpunkt Ihrer Immatrikulation jeweils aktuellsten Ordnung.

2007A | 2007B | 2008 | 2017 | 2019 |

Prüfungsordnung - Allgemeine Bestimmungen
2008/11 | 2013 | 2013 (Englisch) | 2019 | 2019 (Englisch) |
Hinweis: Die Ordnung 2019 ist für alle eingeschriebenen Studierenden gültig (bitte Übergangsregelung §38 (2) beachten.

Prüfungsordnung - Besondere Bestimmungen
2009 | 2013 | 2013 English translation | 2017 |

2009 | 2013 | 2013 English translation | 2017 |


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Master Medientechnologie

Modulbeschreibungen zum Studiengang

Die Modultafeln im Format HTML entsprechen den in der jeweiligen Version der Studienordnung veröffentlichten Studienplänen, ergänzt um fachbezogene Angaben u.a. zu Lehrinhalten und Lernzielen, empfohlenen Vorkenntnissen und zum verantwortlichen Dozenten des Faches. Die Modultafeln werden beim Aufruf online aus dem elektronischen Fächerkatalog der TU Ilmenau generiert und sind somit tagesaktuell.


Modultafeln tagesaktuell

Modultafel der aktuellen MPO-BB

Übersicht aller Modultafeln

Die Modulhandbücher im druckbaren Format PDF in der jeweiligen Version der Prüfungsordnung enthalten die gleichen Informationen wie die Modultafeln und werden einmal pro Semester generiert, sofern immatrikulierte Studierende existieren, die zu diesem Zeitpunkt nach der betreffenden Prüfungsordnung studieren.


Modulhandbuch PO 2009 aktuelles PDF DokumentWS 2013 | SS 2014 | WS 2014 | SS 2015 | WS 2015 | SS 2016 | WS 2016 | SS 2017 | WS 2017 | SS 2018 | WS 2018 | SS 2019 | WS 2019 | SS 2020
Modulhandbuch PO 2013 aktuelles PDF DokumentWS 2013 | SS 2014 | WS 2014 | SS 2015 | WS 2015 | SS 2016 | WS 2016 | SS 2017 | WS 2017 | SS 2018 | WS 2018 | SS 2019 | WS 2019 | SS 2020
Modulhandbuch PO 2017 aktuelles PDF Dokument

SS 2017 | WS 2017 | SS 2018 | WS 2018 | SS 2019 | WS 2019 | SS 2020

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Entry Requirements

You may apply for the Media Technology Master's course if you:

  • Have completed a Bachelor course in Media Technology
  • Have completed a course similar in content, including extensive study of engineering and scientific knowledge (Electrical Engineering, Information and Technology or Media and Computer Sciences, for example)

This Master's course expects students to possess knowledge and skills usually gained during a university course lasting six semesters and based on fundamental and methodological knowledge:

  • Wide-reaching knowledge of enginering and scientific fundamentals and methods
  • Fundamentals of media technology and media production

A formal check of an applicant's suitability to the course is carried out by the examination office and examination board. If an applicant's suitability, based on the documents submitted, is in doubt, the applicant will be personally interviewed.

Foreign applicants can only be accepted to the degree programme if they can prove the required German language skills set out in the Enrollment Regulations (Immatrikulationsordnung).

It is possible to study a carefully-chosen combination of modules in English, and thus complete the degree programme entirely in English.

Aptitude Test

During the aptitude test, the subject-specific suitability of the applicant is checked. A total of at least 60 points must be reached, which is calculated as follows: Subject of degree already attained:

  • Media Technology = 40 points
  • Closely-related degree programme - engineering sciences or computer sciences = 30 points
  • Unrelated degree programme - communication sciences or design = 20 points

Degree Classification

  • very good = 30 points
  • good = 20 points
  • satisfactory = 10 points

5 points for each of the followed subjects or subject groups with a final mark of "good" or "very good" (maximum 25):

  • Fundamentals of media technology
  • Media production
  • A subject that represents a large component of the Media Technology Bachelor course


  • A Bachelor thesis or equivalent with a final mark of at least "good"


  • Proof of qualifying work experience lasting at least a year

If the minimum number of points is not reached, the suitability of a candidate will be assessed during an oral interview lasting 30 minutes. This serves to assess:

  • Academic expertise and work experience
  • Language skills and ability to articulate oneself in English or German

These criteria will be awarded a maximum of 25 points (=very good).

Detailed information about this aptitude test are available in the academic regulations (Studienordnung).

Academic advise:

Dr. Eckhardt Schön
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Phone: +49 3677 69-2662

Ask students of the Master's Course:
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