M.Sc. Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Study period

Full time: 4 semesters (2 years)
Part time: 7 semesters (3,5 years)



Study begin

Winter semester

Study place

Campus Duisburg




From the beginning, one of the five profiles must be chosen: Automation Technology, Electrical Power Engineering, Computer Engineering, Micro- and Optoelectronics (focus on either "Devices and Technology" or "Circuitry") or Communications Engineering.

The Master's program deepens the qualifications acquired in the Bachelor's program. It imparts skills for systematic scientific work, in which scientific methods are applied to complex problems, analyzed and further developed. Depending on the specialization, an exemplary focus is placed on one of the application areas.

Study at UDEStudy plan

Study plan

Study plan

You can find the examination regulations for your study program here: Examination regulations according to study programs

Study plans as well as information about the modules in the study program can be found in the module database VDB:

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Information material

Prospective students will find an overview of the study program here, offerings especially for pupils as well as some frequently asked questions.

Current information on exams and other relevant topics can be found here.

Further information on the EIT Bachelor and Master program can be found at: Bachelor and Master Program EIT: Bachelor- and Masterprogram EIT.

Study plans as well as information about the modules in the study program can be found in the module database VDB:


Admission requirements

  • Completion of the bachelor's degree program in electrical engineering and information technology at the University of Duisburg- Essen, usually with an overall grade of 2.5 or better
  • or an at least equivalent degree in a comparable and equivalent course of study of at least three years' duration, as a rule with an average grade of 2.5 or better, weighted with the credits.
  • The assessment of equivalence and the decision on exceptions is made by the examination board. This committee may also grant admission subject to conditions.


Unrestricted admission (study places are not limited). 

Enrollment takes place during the enrollment period at the student registrar's office on Campus Duisburg.

Prospective students from non-EU countries submit their application to the International Office of Campus Duisburg. 

Special enrollment requirements 


Strongly recommended: Preliminary experience (professional internship) of 8 weeks in total or partly prior to the degree program (see also section "Study-related internships").  

Language Skills

The language of instruction at the University of Duisburg-Essen is German (except in the English-language programs). Therefore, you must have good German language skills if you want to study successfully. The majority of foreign applicants must pass the "Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang" (DSH 2 level; with some exceptions) before beginning their studies.

  • German nationals (persons who have acquired their higher education entrance qualification in Germany or at a German school abroad) do not require any special proof of German language skills.
  • Citizens of an EU member state (and citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) or German citizens with a foreign educational qualification, as well as
  • Citizens of a country outside the EU with a foreign university entrance qualification must pass the "Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang" (DSH 2 level) or the TestDaF (TDN 4) before the begin of their studies.

Information on the German Language Test for University Entrance (DSH)

Additional language skills

In the international environment of electrical engineering and information technology, English plays an increasing role as an international technical language. The aim of the program is therefore also to impart a familiarity with the English technical language through the use of the English language in selected courses. Appropriate language skills are therefore expected.

Study stay abroad

Not requiered. However, it is recommended to use the lecture-free period for practical professional activities and/or for a stay abroad.

General Information

Living & Studying at the University of Duisburg-Essen


The academic year is divided into semesters.

  • Winter semester: from October to March
  • Summer semester: from April to September

Lecture period

The winter lecture period usually starts in mid-October and ends in mid-February. In summer, the lecture period usually starts in mid-April and ends in July. During the winter semester there is a break of about two weeks during the Christmas holidays.

Examination phase

The examination phase begins about one week after the end of the lecture period and lasts about seven weeks.

Semester fee

All students have to pay a semester fee (social contribution) of about 320,- Euro per semester. You can find the current amount here. The social contribution includes, among other things, a semester ticket for public transportation in North Rhine-Westphalia and discounts on meals in the university's canteen and cafeteria.

Living expenses

We recommend to consider approximately 800 to 1000 Euro of personal expenses per month. 


Accommodation is possible in dormitories of the Studierendenwerk and in premises of the free housing market. The rent in a room in a student dormitory is about 300,- Euro per month. You can find more information about housing options here.


You have questions? We have answers!

Universitätsstr. 15 45141 Essen

Support Center for (International) Engineering Students Student advisory service

SG 119
Geibelstr. 41
47057 Duisburg
Tel.: +49 (0)203 379 3776
E-mail: scies@uni-due.de


Student council Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

We are your point of contact! If you have questions about your studies or general concerns about us or our lecturers, you can contact us. We will solve your problems and answer your questions directly if possible or forward you to the right people. Just write us an email (fsr-et@uni-due.de), or on Facebook or Instagram!

Website of the student council

For prospective students and enrolled students General student counseling

ABZ offers counseling to prospective students, enrolled students and graduates on all questions concerning the choice of study program, studies and the transition into working career.

ABZ student counseling

Support in the Faculty

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Hirsch
room BE 111c, Tel.: 0203/379-3370
Office hours: by appointment

Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Brockerhoff
room LT 205, Tel.: 0203/379-2989
Office hours: by appointment


Board of examiners

Prof. Einar Kruis

Vice chairman
Prof. Niels Benson