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.

Electrical engineers can be found wherever electrical controls and / or engines are designed, manufactures, implemented and maintained. whether it be in electrical devices, digital devices, machines, vehicles, buildings or plants. It spans from microelectronics components to large-scale power plants. The variety of possible working sectors thus is rather vast: automotive manufacturing and supply, communication electronics, building electronics and security technology, energy generation and distribution, medical technology, automation technology and more. Electrical and information engineeris develop the relevant systems and their components, conduct research to increase their efficiency or their environmental sustainability, and install, maintain and repair them. They develop control concepts, components or software. Additional fields of work may also be process and quality management, sales and consulting.

Master's graduates can work in challenging specialist and managerial functions. A doctorate can even be considered, should the master's program be completed above-average.

Admission requirements

Admission to the degree program requires successful completion of a degree program resembling the bachelor's degree program in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at KIT in content and volume. The following must be part of the program:

  • advanced mathematics
  • fundamentals of eletrical engineering (e.g. "linear eletrical networks", "electromagnetic fields", "electromagnetic waves", "electronic circuit")
  • systems engineering (e.g. "system dynamics and control systems engineering", "signals and system")
  • digital and information technology

Applicants from outside the EU need to take the Digitaler Mastertest Elektrotechnik (dMAT) of the Gesellschaft fuer Akademische Studienvorbereitung und Testentwicklung e. V.  (g.a.s.t.) and submit test results of at least 51% right answers in both parts of the test.

Note: for the winter term 2021/22, the dMAT is not necessary. This is a one time exception only for the winter term 2021/22!

Language skills necesarry for international applicants

International applicants need to submit proof of the following language skill:

  • German language skills: for application, skills of at least B1-level are necessary. All certificates are accepted; a certificate of attendance of a B1-level course is sufficient. For enrollment, a DSH2 certificate or equivalent needs to be presented.
  • or English language skills of at least B2-level, e.g. proven by Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of at least 90 points in the internet-based test or equivalent. Proof of English language skills is not required for applicants who
    • have completed a degree program at a university with English as the sole language of instruction
    • have attended at least 5 years of English language classes in secondary school, can provide a higher education entrance qualification and have received minimum grades of 4 (sufficient, D) or at least 5 points in the last two school years of these English language classes.
    Can proof of sufficient knowledge of the English language not be provided until the end of the application deadline, admission can be granted under the provision that one of the above-mentioned certificates of the English language will be provided during enrollment.

Contact the International Students Office for additional information.

Application for the 1st semester

Application for a higher semester

Karin Schmurr
Student advisor
Student advisory services (ZSB)

+49 721 608 - 44930Karin SchmurrRjw6∂kit edu


Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Zentrale Studienberatung (ZSB)
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76131 Karlsruhe



+49 721 608 - 82222


Contacts for students

Contacts for applicants


Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Kaiserstr. 12
76131 Karlsruhe

International Students Office
First point of contact for international applicants

+49 721 608 - 44911

Contact form


Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
International Students Office (IStO)
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76131 Karlsruhe

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