Short Profile

Master of Science
none | individual acceptance
4 semester
April 1 or October 1
Bachelor's degree in a similar field

Application with German certificates

Application with foreign certificates


The aim of the master program Research in Computer & Systems Engineering is to educate students qualified for academical and industrial research in these fields. This requires profound knowledge in computer science, automation, and further engineering disciplines as application domain. Therefore, students are trained both to obtain methodical competences as well as abilities for independent research work. The Master of Science is a non-consecutive, research-oriented program and is based on a bachelor's degree in computer science, technical computer science, computer engineering, and optionally other professional experiences. Due to the strong research orientation of the program and the goal of preparing students for a research career in international labs and companies the program is offered in english only.

Content of Study

Basic Studies (e.g. Algorithms, Control Engineering, Information Systems, Software & Systems Engineering, Advanced Mobile Communication Networks)

21 %

Advanced Studies (e.g. Advanced Database Systems, Cellular Communication Systems, Complex Embedded Systems, System Identification, Systems Optimization, Systems Security)

17 %

Lab Training

4 %

Individual Studies (e.g. Research Seminar and Project, Group Studies)

25 %

Soft Skills & Language Training

8 %

Master thesis

25 %
Detaillierte Modulübersicht: Modules Research in Computer & Systems Engineering (Master)

The Master in Research in Computer and System Engineering is one of the best courses I came across here in Germany, and of course in the prestigious university, University of Technology Ilmenau. Ilmenau is a small town in Thürigien and so nice for learning, with beautiful scenarios and nature.

Immaculata-Adeola Ojo

My goal for the study was to refresh and improve my skills in mathematical and computer science. The program declared its goal of scientific orientation and contained two directions that were important for me: control theory and database management.

Maksim Goman

Fields of work

  • Research and development for modern software-intensive systems
  • Research in system design for mobile communication and information systems
  • Design and development for software systems in manufacturing, process control, robotics, medicine, and automotive engineering

Ankit und Shaopeng studieren Research in Computer and Systems Engineering an der TU Ilmenau

Durch Ilmenau mit Janine und Marcel

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Further information


Student advisory service

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Pu Li

+49 3677 69-1423

Study organisation

Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Silke Eberhardt-Schmidt

+49 3677 69-2805