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Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering (Communications Engineering), M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #87 (WUR) ,
Our Master's degree program Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering at RWTH Aachen University provides an excellent opportunity for graduates to acquire the necessary skills to enter careers in some of the most dynamic fields in electrical engineering.

About

Electrical engineering and information technology greatly influence our everyday life with their technical innovations. Whether cell phones, microchips, batteries for electric cars, robot controls, energy supplies in wind power plants, or intelligent data compression during image transmission, all are equipment, parts, or process, that were invented with the help of electrical engineering and information technology. The course of study also accounts for the diversity of the subject.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Signals, System and Communication

  • Information Theory and Source Coding

  • Communication Protocols

  • RF Systems

  • Forward Error Correction and Digital Modulation

  • Estimation and Detection Theory

  • Architectures and Protocols

  • Principles and Architectures of Cognitive Radios

  • Multimedia Communication Systems

  • Advanced Methods of Cryptography

  • Acoustic Virtual Reality

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

    • GRE (for non-EU citizens only)
  • Currently there is no numerus clausus (NC) for the Master's degree program "Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering". However, it has limited access nevertheless, i.e., a first recognized university degree through which the necessary educational background for the Master course of study can be proven, is needed. The requirements for admission are defined in the respective examination regulations (PO). Therefore, a formal application to the Examination Board of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • There are no tuition fees at RWTH Aachen University - this applies for international students as well!

Living costs for Aachen

  • 813 - 1140 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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