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Communications Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #141 (WUR) ,
The international Master of Science Programme Communications Technology at the University of Ulm provides you with the advanced competences necessary to develop the infrastructure and devices of the future, where wireless and fibreoptic networks become ever faster, and evermore ubiquitous.

About

The desire to communicate facts, ideas and emotions is central to human existence everywhere. Communications technologies shape our increasingly global societies, and deeply impact our daily lives.

Communications Technology is a two-year Master of Science Programme from the University of Ulm with a highly research-oriented curriculum teaching from solid fundamentals and state-of-the-art methods to up-to-date content from communications engineering, microelectronics, microwave engineering, and optoelectronics. 

The programme is taught entirely in English; additional German language classes are part of the programme. Communications Technology has a distinct international atmosphere. Since 1998, students from more than 50 different countries on all continents have completed the programme. Intercultural competence is thus also an important and natural study goal.

Career prospects

For almost two decades, the Master of Science Programme Communications Technology has prepared international students for exciting careers in today's global information society and in a broad spectrum of industrial areas, especially in research and development.

Application areas go from mobile communications via the automotive industry to medical engineering. Furthermore, good graduates from the programme are well prepared for a doctoral research study. The programme is therefore also the basis for a scientific career at a University or research institute throughout the world.

Programme Structure

  • The core subjects provide a broad, yet in-depth background aimed at current communications techniques (digital communications and RF engineering). By choosing track-specific compulsory modules, an up-to-date specialization in either Communications Engineering or Communications Circuits and Systems is achieved.
  •  Various elective modules from either the communication and information theory side or the field of microelectronics and circuits and systems allow for a study focus according to personal interests. 
  • Lab courses provide practical training in experimental and simulation methods, while the half year Master’s thesis (6 months, full-time) gives a thorough exposure to doing research on current topics in one of the school’s highly active and well-funded research groups.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    88

    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:

    570

    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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General Requirements

  • A B.Sc. or B.Eng. (or higher degree), usually of four year duration, in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a closely related field.
  • Above-average performance in the completed degree
  • Good knowledge in the English language. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Ulm

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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