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Master of Science
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Restrictions on admission
none | individual acceptance
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Standard period of study
4 semester
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Start of studies
April 1 or October 1
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Requirement for admission
Bachelor's degree in a similar field
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Computer Engineering is an interdisciplinary major that is oriented especially to these new challenges. The program combines the classical engineering sciences such as electrical engineering and mechanical engineering with system engineering as well as computer science.

The program aims at a research-oriented deepening of the already acquired methodological and professional competence. The competences could be acquired in a university eduction and - as the case may be - in a professional training with a main subject of Computer Engineering.

The interdisciplinary and integrative education of the study, which is based on a solid mathematical and natural sciences education with knowledge in computer science, electrical engineering / electronics and control engineering, allows specializations with a wide application profile through the selection of optional courses. A graduate with a Master of Science in Computer Engineering can predominantly become operative in the development of technology-integrated systems in the field of hardware and software. Due to the profile of the training, he is able to work with computer scientist and engineer of other subjects. Through their scientific training, graduates are particularly qualified for research and science fields, in state entities as well as in industry research departments. They can also be active in the field of education and training.

The degree as a Master is the university standard degree in the major Computer Engineering and is equivalent to the previous diploma engineer.

Content of study

Compulsory area (e. g. dynamic process optimizations, fundamentals of complex information technology systems, information theory and coding)

13 %

Optional courses (see specialisation and detailed overview)

50 %

Non-technical Minor Subject

8 %

Main seminar and Master thesis

29 %
Detailed subject overview: Computer Engineering (Master)


  • Automation and Control Engineering
  • Data Analytics
  • Cognitive Robotics
  • Biomedical Technology
  • Medical Technology
  • Embedded computer applications
  • Communication technology, consumer goods electronics
  • Complex systems in technology and environment

Practice in studies

It is possible to opt for a practical orientation of the course and to complete an optional practical semester at a domestic or foreign company or research institution.

I decided to take this course of study because it is an excellent complement to my Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. In addition, the ratio between theory and practice is very well-balanced, which offers fantastic opportunities for entry into science and business.

Alexander Pritzkow


Fields of work

  • Industrial control and measurement technology
  • Automotive engineering, aerospace
  • Mobile and Cognitive Robotics
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
  • Medical Technology
  • Embedded computer applications
  • Complex systems in technology and environment
  • Communication technology, consumer goods electronics, media computer science

Mona and Dominik study Computer Engineering at the TU Ilmenau


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