Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
The scientifically oriented master's program in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology builds upon existing factual and methodological knowledge and offers the opportunity to specialize for a career in industry or in research.
TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology
- Full Time
- 4 (fulltime)
Winter semester: 01.04. – 31.05.
Summer semester: 01.10. – 30.11.
- Possible for both winter and summer semester
Information on Degree Program
The program builds upon existing competencies in the area of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and deals scientifically with all facets in the spectrum of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Furthermore, it allows considerable freedom of choice from the modules offered, thus providing the opportunity to specialize according to individual preferences. Selections can be made from the following core areas:
- Automation and Robotics
- Bioengineering and Life Science
- Communications Engineering and Signal Processing
- Electric Circuits and Systems
- Electromagnetics, Microwave Engineering, Measurements
- Embedded and Computer Systems
The master's program in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology offers considerable flexibility regarding the timeframe in which to cover the course content.
- The program commences with a choice of four core modules from one of the nine core areas offered. Individual elective modules broaden out the program, with various recommendations of where to specialize offering orientation in the discipline. The knowledge acquired is complemented by compulsory labs.
- The informed analysis of current research topics is central to the scientific seminar and to the practice of research.
- Elective modules deal with supplementary expertise and capabilities that are external to the discipline and not directly linked to the chosen specialization. These may, for example, relate to foreign languages or business management.
- The program concludes with a master's thesis, which is devoted to the handling of a major scientific question.
Required language skills for admission:
You need sufficient German language skills if you wish to apply for this program. Evidence of your language proficiency has to be submitted before the end of the application deadline. Learn more about recognized certificates and other ways to prove your German language skills.
This evidence of your language proficiency confirms that you comply with the minimum language requirements for admission to the program. Depending on the program and your individual background, it may be necessary for you to keep working on your language skills during your studies. Be sure to take a look at the services of our Language Center.
Language of instruction:
The language of instruction for this program is German or English. Depending on the focus area you choose, you can study in German, English or both languages. To learn more about the language of instruction for each module, contact the departmental student academic advisor of this program.
As a graduate, you can independently design, analyze and further develop complex electrical or computer systems. You understand the physical principles behind the processes and know the foundations of mathematical modeling. In accordance with your choice of specialization, you have at your disposal extensive knowledge of your particular area of expertise.
Your capabilities allow you to accurately assess the technical, economic, social and ecological effects of technologies. You are able to recognize and promote innovations in the area of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as to assess existing potential. Working in interdisciplinary project teams, you take a lead role and communicate your knowledge and solutions in a way suited to the target group.
Upon completion of the master's program, opportunities arise in the areas of research and development, sales, production or in technical buying, as well as in industry or at research institutions. Furthermore, you can take up positions in the patent system or opt to become self-employed.
Binding Regulations for Progression of Studies, Examinations and Application
Application and Admission
Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment allows the TUM school or department to which you are applying the opportunity to evaluate your individual talents and motivation for study.
During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents.
If you receive an offer of admission, you will additionally have to submit individual documents as notarized hardcopies by post to be enrolled.
Generally, applicants with a qualification for postgraduate studies (e.g. a bachelor’s) obtained outside of the EU / EEA must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.
- Degree Certificate and Diploma or Subject and Grade Transcript of Studies to Date
- Proof of German Language Proficiency
- Transcript of Records
- Complete and Current Résumé
- Preliminary Documentation (VPD) if the qualification for graduate studies (e.g. a bachelor's) is obtained outside the EU/EEA
We may require additional documents depending on your educational background and your country of origin. Complete the online application to receive a comprehensive list of the required documents.
- Application for Enrollment (signed)
- Degree Certificate and Diploma (certified copy)
- Transcript of Records (certified copy)
- Most Current Photo (as for ID)
- Student Health Insurance Certificate
We may require additional documents depending on the type of educational background you earned and your country of origin. After accepting an offer of admission in TUMonline, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hardcopy for enrollment.
Application period for winter semester: 01.04. – 31.05.
Application period for summer semester: 01.10. – 30.11.
During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents. Please be aware that we can only process your application if you upload all required documents within the application period.
We will review your application as soon as it is complete. Please check your TUMonline account regularly, to see if we have any queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.
After receiving admission, you will see in TUMonline which documents you have to submit for enrollment, and in which form. Please note that you always have to send the signed application for enrollment and all notarized hardcopies by post.
We recommend that you submit the documents for enrollment as soon as possible after receiving admission. If individual documents are not available by then, you can submit them up to 5 weeks after the start of the lecture period. You will, however, only be enrolled once we have received all documents.
You can check the status of your application at any time in your TUMonline account.
Selection takes place through an aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment is a two-part procedure after the submission of an official application to a program. In this procedure, the TUM school or department determines whether you meet the specific requirements for its master’s degree program.
In the initial stages, the grades you obtained during your bachelor's program, as well as your written documents, will be evaluated using a point system. Depending on the amount of points accumulated, applicants are either immediately admitted, rejected or invited to an admissions interview. In the TUM Department of Mechanical Engineering, students will be invited to take a written test.
Zur Vorbereitung auf eine spätere wissenschaftliche Tätigkeit in Forschung und Entwicklung wird bereits während des Studiums ein Einblick in aktuelle Forschungsthemen im Rahmen der Forschungspraxis.
What are my options after earning this degree?
You have earned your master’s degree and are ready to start your career? TUM Alumni & Career can assist you with questions regarding professional orientation, job search and job application.
If you are interested in continuing your studies, you will find information of doctoral studies at TUM, here.
Questions about application and admission
Phone: +49 89 289 22245
In Person: Arcisstr. 21, Room 0144
Central Student Advising
Arcisstr. 21, Room 0144
Departmental Student Advising
Tel. +49 89 289 22539