Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Regular program length: 4 semester (full-time program)

Credit points (ECTS): 120 credit points

Language of Instruction: German; selected study variants in English

Limited capacity:
First semester: no
Higher semester: no
Application possible for:
First semester: winter and summer term
Higher semester: winter and summer term
Application deadline:
First semester: September 30 for winter term, March 31 for summer term
Higher semester: September 30 for winter term, March 31 for summer term

Degree and duration

Regular program length of 2 years leading to a "Master of Science (M.Sc.)" degree; 120 credit points (corresponding to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System - ECTS) must be completed. Individual prorgram length may differ from regular program length.

Program structure

The master's degree program has a regular progam length of four semester. One semester is dedicated to the master's thesis. After graduation (degree Master of Science), one can continue post-graduate studies and a PhD should coursework and achievements be graded above average. 

Areas of specialization:

  • Signal processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electric mobility
  • Control systems
  • Electrical drives and power electronics
  • Adaptronic
  • Information and automation
  • Electric energy systems and high voltage engineering
  • Optical technologies
  • High frequency engineering
  • Optical communications engineering
  • Systems engineering
  • Information systems
  • Micro- and nanoelectronics
  • Communications engineering
  • Information and communication
  • Regenerative energies
  • Equipment systems in aeronautics
  • (Specialized study modell)
  • System-on-Chip
  • Mico-, nano. and optoelectronics
  • Electrical energy systems and energy management

The master’s degree program serves to further enhance or complement the scientific qualifications acquired during bachelor’s studies. The graduates are able to independently apply scientific findings and methods and to assess their significance and scope for the solution of complex scientific and social problems.

Graduates of the master's program are qualified for a responsible position in industry, technical services and academics. They are able to upgrade their qualifications by continuing with a doctorate should their qualifications be sufficient and or they can take on a sophisticated occupation in the industry.

A multitude of different sectors are open to graduates of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology: industry automation, robotics, measurement engineering, medical engineering, aerospace engineering, automotive engineering, energy engineering, electronic systems in buildings, logistics, traffic engineering, optical technologies and many more. Engineering activities range from the typical product development and planning, project planning, implementing and technical support to managerial functions, distribution and consulting. A lot of graduates set up their own businesses.

Admission requirements

Proof of eligibility for this degree program is an above-average bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology or in a related field which contains the following:

  • Mathematics I and II, which contain complex analysis and integral transforms
  • System dynamics and control systems engineering
  • Signals and systems
  • Physics I and II or alternaticely technical mechanics I to III
  • Linear electrical networks
  • Electronic circuits
  • Electric fields and waves
  • Internship in the field of electrical engineering
  • Digital technology
  • Information technology
  • Internship in the field of information technology

A maximum of three of above-mentioned coursework may be missing and must, if required, be completed in the master's program. Are there more applicants then study places, a ranking list will be formed according to completed coursework and additional curricular, extra-curricular and vocational achievements.

German language skills for foreign applicants

In order to enroll in a degree program taught in German, foreign applicants need to proof sufficient knowledge of the German language. Proof of minimum B1-level is necessary for application. All certificates are accepted, certificate of attendance of a B1-level course is sufficient. For enrollment, proof of DSH2 or one of its recognized equivalents has to be submitted. Additional information is provided by the International Students Office.

Application for the 1st semester

Application portal for winter term
not yet open

Application for a higher semester

Application portal for winter term
not yet open
Karin Schmurr
Student advisor
Student advisory services (ZSB)

+49 721 608 - 44930Karin SchmurrJdj7∂kit edu


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76131 Karlsruhe



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Contacts for students

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First point of contact for international applicants

+49 721 608 - 44911

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Current admission regulations Electrical Engineering and Information Technology M.Sc.
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Current studies and examination regulations Eletrical Engineering and Information Technology M.Sc.
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Previous studies and examination regulations Eletrical Engineering and Information Technology M.Sc.
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