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Master (1 Subject)

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology


Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Field Engineering
Language German
Standard program duration 4 semesters
Admission restrictions None
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Module Handbook (German only)

Short profile

In the dynamic field of electrical engineering and information technology, this Master's degree program offers ideal preparation for employment in industry and research. Building on a broad education in the fundamentals, the students gain both comprehensive knowledge and the most up-to-date expertise. In addition, they learn skills and methods that enable them to carry out and evaluate engineering activities in a responsible manner and also equip them for the possibility of subsequently pursuing a doctoral degree in this field.

In the Master's program in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at TU Dortmund University, students can expect very good teaching, well equipped modern laboratories, and application-oriented research: According to a 2018 university ranking by Wirtschaftswoche, this department with its course offerings places among the Top 10 in Germany. Through its research, the department is active today in shaping the future in areas such as Industry 4.0, cyber-physical systems, and the energy transition. The department achieves the high quality and impact of its research through the powerful networking of competences from science and industry on both national and international levels. Research activities flow directly into the courses. The contents of the study modules can be put together in a highly individual manner, enabling students to develop their own strengths and, in the process, sharpen their profiles in one of four focus areas:

  • Electrical Energy Technology
  • Microsystems Technology and Microelectronics
  • Information Technology and Communications Technology
  • Robotics and Automotive Engineering.

In the first semester, the foundations are laid in the areas of model formation and simulation through individually selected basic modules and the required compulsory elective internship. In the second and third semesters, compulsory elective modules can be chosen in the main focus area. With the project group, a comprehensive scientific-technical problem is tackled collaboratively within a specified period of time. A Master's thesis based on the elective subjects is written during the fourth semester. Thanks to the flexibility of the Master's program in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, it is possible to plan a stay abroad into the course of study at any time.

Knowledge and skills

Prerequisite for enrollment is completion of a relevant Bachelor's degree (Electrical Engineering, for example) with a grade of at least "good" (2.5). According to the examination regulations (§3), comparability of degrees obtained at other universities is generally granted if the degree program has the following subject-related content:

a) a practical study component of at least 10 ECTS credits, as well as

b) at least 25 ECTS credits from the field of mathematics, as well as

c) at least 60 ECTS credits from the field of electrical engineering and

d) at least 10 ECTS credits from the field of computer science and

e) at least 15 ECTS credits from a specialization in electrical engineering and information technology, such as for example electrical energy technology, microelectronics, mechatronics, automation, automotive engineering, communications engineering, or a similar field.

Professional fields

The application areas open to electrical engineers are diverse and depend in part on the focus chosen during the course of studies. Yet all of the specialist areas have one thing in common: The demand for engineers in electrical, electronics, and information technologies is greater today than ever before. Potential career fields include the automobile industry, energy service providers, automation technology, robotics, and telecommunications.

Comprehensive and up-to-date specialist knowledge, skills, and methods, flexible course options, practical components such as the project group, and a very good supervisory relationship during the study program equip our graduates for the responsible implementation of engineering activities in industry and business. In addition, they are well prepared to pursue further academic qualifications, for example a doctoral degree.

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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