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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
3 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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Credit points
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Teaching language
German / English

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Graduates from Media Technology research and develop new processes, algorithms and products for the production, processing, transmission, storage and reproduction of media content. This comprises, for example, professional video and audio technology, three-dimensional virtual worlds, interactive television, human-machine communication, development of Internet applications, e-learning, games or mobile data services.

This master program is consecutive and is based on the seven-semester bachelor program in Media Technology or Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and other engineering and natural-scientific programs. The major is a combination of media technology, computer science, design and production as well as of interfaces to media economics and media science. Internships and projects are a regular feature of the study program and allow an application-related training based on numerous contacts with business and research facilities.

The interdisciplinary major Media Technology builds on a solid basic knowledge of media technology and qualifies in a special way for the management of projects in companies, independent activities with managerial responsibility or research and development activities. An interesting perspective is also offered with a doctorate study.

Content of study

Optional courses from selected modules (see modules and detailed overview)

50 %
Media project
11 %

Key competences

6 %

Master thesis

33 %
Detailed subject overview: Media Technology (Master)

Subject areas of the selectable modules

  • Media Technology
  • Signal processing and transmission
  • Practical computer science

Complete list of Selectable modules

  • Graphical image processing and virtual techniques
  • Light technology and optics

Because of the small university, one has no problems to find many friends. In addition, the latest technology, such as the 360° camera, is used in Ilmenau. So I am always up to date.

Manuela Pfeiffer


Due to the local proximity to research centres operating worldwide, one has easy access to practice-oriented work and research.

Mathias Kuntze


Fields of work

  • Film and television
  • Automotive Development
  • Radio
  • Lighting Technology
  • audio engineering
  • Consumer electronics
  • Medical Technology
  • Research

Sebastian studies media technology at the TU Ilmenau


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