Brief profile

Master of Science
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Restrictions on admission
nein | individuelle Zulassung
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Standard period of study
4 Semester
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Start of studies
1. April oder 1. Oktober
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Requirement for admission
Abschluss eines verwandten Bachelorstudiums
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Credit points
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Brief description

Electrical engineering and information technology can be found in almost all areas of our lives and form the basis of modern society. They are the key to efficient mobility, provide access to information of all kinds and are indispensable for a sustainable energy supply with renewable energies. In the "all-electric society", the importance of electrical engineering and information technology will continue to grow. Electromobility, the energy transition and Industry 4.0 are current examples of this development.

With a Master's degree, students can actively shape this development by working with methods, systems and components of electrical engineering and information technology and researching and developing new technologies in this field. Graduates play a key role in the technological development of our society and in actively addressing future issues.

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is a scientifically oriented degree program that offers an internationally competitive, research-oriented education. It builds on a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology or another, content-related first degree in engineering. Thanks to a curriculum with extensive elective options, the Master's offers the advantage of an individual and future-oriented specialization. Suggested specializations help with the choice of modules.

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Application with foreign certificates

Why Ilmenau?

The Master's degree course offers the opportunity to choose modules individually, the catalog of which is constantly adapted to current technological and social developments, a strong practical focus through involvement in current research projects and close contact with other research institutions on campus.

A special feature of the degree course is the option to choose a specialization, such as Artificial Intelligence or Quantum Engineering, which can be shown on the certificate.


Elisabeth studies Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the TU Ilmenau


My studies. My Story: Electrical Engineering at the TU Ilmenau

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Content of study

Obligatory and optional courses of the technology major (for options see specialisations and detailed overview)

45 %

Technical minor (Optional courses from the range of offered master courses)

11 %

Non-technical minor (Optional courses from the range of offered master courses)

11 %

Master thesis

33 %
Detailed subject overview: Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (Master)

Within the scope of the elective area "Electrical Engineering and Information Technology", various specialisations are offered. The modules of the elective catalogue are partly assigned to these specialisations. Students are free to choose whether and which specialisation they want to take.

Provided that modules amounting to at least 30 LP from a specialisation are taken and the Master's thesis can be thematically assigned to the specialisation, the specialisation can be shown on the certificate of study if desired.


  • Information and communication technology
  • Electrical Power Technologies
  • Microelectronics and nanotechnology
  • Microelectronical Circuits
  • Advanced Electromagnetics
  • Quantum Engineering  
  • Electrical Process Engineering and Materials Technology
  • Internet of Things
  • Energy Computer Science
  • Autonomous and Connected Driving
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automation and Systems Engineering

Fields of work

  • Sustainable and effective generation, conversion and distribution of electrical energy
  • Communication technologies and networks
  • New materials and technologies for micro and nano electronics
  • Electronic components, circuits and systems
  • Precise measurement and signal processing technologies
  • Resource-saving automation technologies for plants and production processes
  • Production planning
  • Quality assurance


Programme coordinator

Study organisation

Cornelia Scheibe

+49 3677 69-2610