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Communications and Multimedia Engineering (CME), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

Overview

With Germany being one of the most productive industrial economies, engineers are always in high demand. Demographic developments and the ever-growing demand for young graduates familiar with latest technologies in communications and multimedia lead to plenty of openings with attractive salaries for CME graduates. Aside from the traditional employers in the communication industry, CME students can expect to find numerous opportunities in those industries whose competitiveness greatly depends on the embedded information technology, such as medical technology, energy systems (‘smart grids’), or automotive industry – and the metropolitan area including Erlangen-Nürnberg has many big players in all these fields.

The Communications and Multimedia Engineering (CME) master study program at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg is based on bachelor and diploma programs with focus on information and communication technology and leads the students to cutting-edge research and development in the core areas of communications and multimedia technology and related interdisciplinary topics. The program structure complies with internationally recognized master programs and meets the requirements for subsequent doctoral studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Theory
  • Digital Communications 
  • Fundamentals of Mobile Communications 
  • Channel Coding 
  • Digital Signal Processing 
  • Statistical Signal Processing 
  • Image and Video Compression 
  • Visual Computing for Communication 
  • Speech and Audio Signal Processing 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    87

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General Requirements

  • Application form
  • Motivation letter
  • A transcript of academic records
  • Language certificates 
  • A copy of your identity document

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Erlangen

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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