M.Sc. Communications Engineering (M-ComE)



Master of Science in Communications Engineering (M-ComE)

Programme Commencement

winter and summer semester

Standard Duration

4 semesters (2 years)

Place of Studies

Campus Duisburg 


Accredited by ASIIN


The aim of the Communications Engineering Master's course is to prepare students for demanding roles in management, research and academia. Building on the broad principles established by a relevant Bachelor's degree, the course will enhance understanding of:

  • Higher mathematics, numerical mathematics and electromagnetic field theory, which are required for demanding technical subjects;
  • The technical subjects that provide a grounding for demanding roles in electrical engineering and computer science;
  • The technical subjects that are required for demanding roles in communications technology.

The course specifically aims to:

  • Develop the ability to engage with demanding areas of communications technology theory;
  • The ability to solve demanding tasks that require the comprehensive theoretical tools of modelling, synthesis and simulation.

Alongside in-depth lectures on electrical engineering, computer science and information and communications technology, special lectures on data processing, information technology and communications networks will allow students to choose their own study path.

Graduates will gain the skills to develop a sophisticated understanding of modern IT and communications systems, particularly as they relate to the needs of customers and corporations. Computer technology and software development are as important here as the individual electrical system components.

Graduates will be able to develop an independent understanding of the development, implementation, assessment and networking of similar systems. In particular, they will be able to understand roles and areas of application and be able to communicate as a corporate manager as well as with customers and official bodies. 

Graduates will:

  • Develop an understanding of advanced theories;
  • Develop advanced knowledge and skills in communications technology;
  • Develop advanced knowledge and skills in electrical engineering and information technology;
  • Will be able to pursue their preference for a commercial or academic career via their choice of electives;
  • Will have an enhanced general education with advanced language skills in German or English as well as increased employability from learning team-working and communication skills.
  • Gain experience of applying scientific methods to deal independently with problems of electrical engineering and messaging technology (or its application in another engineering discipline) within a specific timeframe, and be able to present the issues clearly.


ECTS Credits

The M.Sc. programme has been completed when 120 ECTS credits have been acquired.

  • 70 ECTS credits in the technical compulsory course units
  • 12 ECTS credits in the technical elective module
  • 8 ECTS credits in the non-technical module
  • 30 ECTS credits for the master thesis

Study Plan

Study Plan Master Communications Engineering


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