Degree Course Details

M.Sc. Communications Engineering

Program Duration

4 Semesters (2 Years)

Credit Points


Beginning of Program

winter and summer semester


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.

Study Plan

Communications Engineering (ComE)


Schedule of the actual semester


Campus Duisburg


The academic year is divided into semesters.

  • winter semester: from October to March
  • summer semester: from April to September

Lecture Period

In winter term the lectures usually start in mid-October and end in mid-February. The summer term lectures start usually in mid-April and finish in July. During the winter semester will be a break of two weeks for Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Examination Period

The examination period always starts 1 week after the lecture period and lasts for approx. 5 weeks.

Social Contribution

All students are required to pay a social contribution of about 300 Euro per semester. The social contribution includes a semester ticket covering public transport in North-Rhine-Westphalia, subsidized meals in the canteen of the university and other services.

Costs of Living

We recommend budgeting around 800 to 1000 Euro per month for personal expenses.


Accommodation is available through the Student Services Office or on the private market. Rent for a single room in a student residence is approx. 300 Euro.

Student Advisory Service

Support Center for (International) Engineering Students
SG 119
Tel: +49 (0)203 379-3776

Departmental Advisor

Prof. Andreas Czylwik

Student Council International Studies in Engineering


Additional Information



The University of Duisburg-Essen is system accredited.