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Master Electrical Engineering (EE M.Sc.)

Welcome to the Electrical Engineering master’s degree.

Detailed information on the course with SPSO from 2018 can be found on this page.

You can find one on the university's websiteBrief overview with general information and information on admission and enrollment.

From the 2018/2019 winter semester, the basis for enrollment in this course is the course-specific examination and study regulations (SPSO) from 2018 in conjunction with the current version of the framework examination regulations for the Bachelor and Master’s courses at the University of Rostock (RPO BSc / MSc).

For modules from other faculties that are taken in the elective area, the respective SPSO of the faculties offering the modules in which these modules are anchored apply. For the language modules that can be studied as part of the compulsory elective course, the examination regulations for the courses offered by the Language Center of the University of Rostock, including the university foreign language certificate UNIcert®, apply.

The EE course is offered in English and is therefore equally suitable for English-speaking international students and for German-speaking students with very good English skills who are striving for an international career and who, in addition to acquiring specialist knowledge, want to intensively apply and develop their English language skills.

Information for previously enrolled students can be found on the websiteInformation for students according to older SPSO. Students from older SPSOs can be examined according to the provisions of the current SPSO upon request. The request is irrevocable. Examination and study achievements that have already been completed are recognized.

An application is required for this course. Please read theApplication information.

   

»Starthilfe« label - support when starting your studies (master’s)

The label »Starthilfe« stands for support in the transition from Bachelor to Master as well as when starting your studies in Rostock. The IEF offers these voluntary support offers for all study programs of the IEF.

  • With the Master’s study courses, new students coming to Rostock are offered help with starting their studies and settling in in Rostock. This includes, in particular, mentoring for freshmen and the information and events offered in the Freshers section.

   

Additional module offers: JUAS - JOINT UNIVERSITIES ACCELERATOR SCHOOL

The JUAS - JOINT UNIVERSITIES ACCELERATOR SCHOOL offers two five-week courses annually from January to March, which can be recognized for students of the master’s degree courses in Electrical Engineering, Computational Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering as part of the compulsory elective modules on request: one course (5 weeks) with 10 ECTS, two courses (10 weeks) with 20 ECTS. To participate, an application in the previous year in the period September / October is required.

More information about JUAS

   

   

graduation

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • Successful graduation entitles the holder to use the protected professional title “Engineer”.

Type of study

  • advanced (with a second professional qualification)
  • Single subject master (cannot be combined)
  • Full-time and face-to-face study

languages

  • The language of instruction is English, individual modules including the module examination in German
  • Studies are possible entirely in English
  • If the mother tongue is not German, a German course is a compulsory part

Normal period

  • 4 semesters / 120 credit points

Start of studies

  • possible for the winter semester (October 1st) and for the summer semester (April 1st)

Jump start

  • Individual support offers at the start of their studies for students who are new to Rostock for their master’s degree, e.g. through mentoring by students for students

Field (s) of study

  • Engineering / electrical engineering

Formal requirements

  • a first professional qualification in a degree in electrical engineering with at least 180 credit points or another equivalent qualification:
    • with at least 85% of the CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) or with another grading system with a comparable grade or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) with at least 500 points
  • Mother tongue English or proof of sufficient knowledge of English (proof not older than two years):
    • TOEFL IBT with at least 90 points or IELTS with at least 6.5 points
  • Proof of in-depth knowledge in the following areas:
    • Electromagnetic fields and waves (at least 3 credit points), mathematics (at least 18 credit points), programming / practical computer science (at least 6 credit points)

Application / enrollment

  • German prospective students from the University of Rostock have to register for this course of study at the student secretariat of the University of Rostock
  • German prospective students from other universities must register online for this course at the University of Rostock
  • International prospective students must:
    • fill in the pre-check form,
    • if the answer is positive → apply via UniAssist,
    • after receiving the letter of admission → then enroll in the course at the University of Rostock

Specializations

  • Information Technology
  • Power engineering

Further qualification opportunities

Accreditation

  • Accredited from: 25.06.2019 to: 30.09.2027

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1. Why study electrical engineering?

In the English-language master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, you can deepen the knowledge you have acquired in your bachelor’s degree, optionally in the specialization

  • Power Engineering (electrical power engineering) or
  • Information Technology.

Both are internationally very popular subject areas in which the need for graduates continues to grow.

Power engineering (Electrical energy technology) includes the generation, transmission, conversion and use of electrical energy. In addition to the basics, the subject area also includes energy generation from renewable energies, such as bioenergy and wind turbines, construction, operation and control of electrical drive systems and the associated high-temperature electronics.

Information Technology (Information technology) deals primarily with the processing and transmission of digital information. The spectrum ranges from digital signal processing and data transmission to circuit design, embedded systems and multi-processor systems to mobile and radio communication systems.

   

2.1 Objectives and characteristics

The aim of the course is to train for a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in the field of electrical engineering.

The electrical engineering master’s degree is research-oriented and follows on from the bachelor’s degree.

The language of instruction in the master’s degree in Electrical Engineering is English. It is possible to complete the entire master’s degree in English. Individual elective modules including module exams are offered in German.

The electrical engineering master’s degree leads to a second professional qualification. The degree qualifies you for leading engineering positions in research and industry and entitles you to do a doctorate.

Successful completion of this course entitles you to use the protected professional title “Engineer” according to the Architects and Engineers Act of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

In this course of study, you will acquire the knowledge and skills you need to work in academic and industrial fields. The course gives you the ability to grasp problems in your subject on the basis of mathematical, scientific and engineering knowledge and to work on them systematically and scientifically in a targeted manner, and on the other hand, after independent familiarization with special issues, you can contribute to the development in the field of electrical engineering. Graduates of the master’s degree in Electrical Engineering are required to have a significantly higher level of independent, scientific work than graduates of a bachelor’s degree, which enables them to participate in the scientific advancement of their subject and to carry out corresponding development and research work in in industry or in research institutions independently and to be able to take on management tasks.

Two specializations are offered:

  • Information Technology
  • Power engineering

In the first two semesters, you choose modules from the respective module catalog according to the chosen specialization. In the third semester, there is a further focus on the chosen specialization with the specialization module. The fourth semester is intended for the preparation of the master's thesis. There are compulsory German courses for both specializations.

2.2 Content requirements

You are well prepared to start this course if you have completed your bachelor’s degree with good results in the mathematics and science subjects and have a good knowledge of the English language. You also have a special interest in scientific-technical and engineering issues as well as research-oriented work.

TheCourse of study becomesin English and is therefore equally suitable for English-speaking international students and for German-speaking students with very good English skills who are striving for an international career and who, in addition to acquiring specialist knowledge, want to intensively apply and develop their English language skills.

Theprofessional level and scientific qualification of the Master of Sciencecorrespond to the university graduate engineer known in Germany and internationally. The various options in the specializations offered ensure both the scientific depth and the relevance of the course for industrial practice.

The Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering guarantees aexcellent care. Further advantages are the close proximity to the library, student dormitories and the cafeteria.

Students who, because of a job they do or because of family obligations in education, supervision and care, can only spend around half of the working hours planned for their studies, have the option of doing the study form twice for two semesters each timeIndividual part-time study to apply. Of the two semesters, only one semester is then counted towards the standard period of study.

2.4 Fields of activity for graduates (professional fields)

The university master’s degree in the field of electrical engineering offers you the best opportunities to take on a managerial or research position in engineering in Germany and around the world. The steadily growing need for engineers, especially in electrical engineering, electronics, computer science and information processing, opens up future prospects for you with good job offers and excellent development opportunities.

2.5 Further qualification opportunities (doctorate)

Very good graduates of the master’s degree who want to continue working intensively in the scientific environment have the opportunity to do a doctorate with the master’s degree.

   

3.1 Study schedule Electrical Engineering (Master)

The electrical engineering master’s program can be started in the summer semester and winter semester.

The master’s degree allows you to choose between the following specializations:

  • Information Technology
  • Power engineering

If you choose the specialization “Power Engineering”, it is recommended that you start in the winter semester. If the study of this specialization begins in the summer semester, due to the severe restriction of the options in the compulsory elective area, the subject advisory service should be sought for specific study planning.

The binding determination of the specialization is made in writing by the students when they register for the master's thesis in the study office.

The master’s course is divided into compulsory and compulsory elective modules.

Both specializations are divided into compulsory and compulsory elective modules. In both specializations, modules with a total of 48 credit points are to be studied in the compulsory area and modules in the amount of 72 credit points in the compulsory elective area. In the elective area of ​​specialization, 54 credit points are to be selected from the catalog of the chosen specialization and 6 credit points from the catalog of the non-selected specialization. In the compulsory modules, 30 credit points are allocated to the final examination and 18 credit points to the specialization module. A total of at least 120 credit points must be acquired to pass the master’s examination.

In addition to the elective modules listed in the SPSO, additional modules can be offered for the elective areas. These will be announced by the study office before the beginning of the semester as is customary.

For the elective modules

  • Selected topics in the field of models and algorithms
  • Selected topics in the field of information systems
  • Selected topics in the field of smart computing

the Institute of Computer Science publishes a list of course offers no later than six months before the start of a semester. One offer consists of a lecture of three hours per week and an accompanying exercise of one hour per week.

The courses to be taken as part of the compulsory elective modules can be freely selected from the current list of course offers. It is not permitted to use the same course offer more than once.

Participation in individual modules of this course depends on proof of certain previous knowledge or skills. Details can be found in the respective module descriptions.

Students with knowledge of German at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference, instead of the language modules, have to attend modules with a total of 12 credit points from the modules offered in other study programs at the University of Rostock after consultation with the academic advisory service.

For the language modules that are studied as part of the course, the examination regulations for the courses offered by the Language Center of the University of Rostock, including the university foreign language certificate UNIcert®, apply.

3.1.1 Course of studies at the beginning of the course in the winter semester

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3.1.2 Course schedule at the beginning of the course in the summer semester

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The compulsory modules are to be studied according to the SPSO.

In addition to the compulsory elective modules listed, additional and new modules can be offered for the compulsory elective areas. These will be announced by the study office in good time before the beginning of the semester, as is customary for the location. In addition, taking into account the qualification goals of the respective compulsory elective area, further modules can be selected from the range of modules from other courses of study at the University of Rostock or other universities and recognized as compulsory elective modules in consultation with the academic advisory service and the relevant module coordinators. The examination board decides on the recognition in individual cases. The decision of the examination board should be made at the request of the student before the beginning of the semester in which the module to be recognized is to be taken. Attending such modules at the University of Rostock requires that they are not modules from a degree program with restricted admission, unless a corresponding teaching export is stipulated by capacity law and sufficient capacity is available. The admission requirements, examination requirements, examination periods as well as provisions on the form, duration and scope of the module examination, which are provided for in the examination regulations of the relevant degree program, apply.

Please note that the courses offered below are generally only offered once per academic year - i.e. in the winter semester or in the summer semester. Information on this is available from the SPSO or from the study office. The division according to the SPSO is shown below.

Every semester

  • Electrical engineering specialization
  • Master thesis Electrical Engineering

3.2.2 Elective area of ​​specialization

Modules totaling 54 CP are to be selected from the catalog of the chosen specialization and 6 CP from the catalog of the non-selected specialization.
  

Specialization in Information Technology

every semester

  • Selected topics in the field of information systems (*)
  • Selected topics in the subject area models and algorithms (*)
  • Selected topics in the field of smart computing (*)
  • Project seminar Embedded Systems

Winter semester

  • Advanced VLSI design
  • Automation Technologies
  • Image / video processing and coding
  • digital signal processing
  • Real-time systems
  • Intelligent process information processing
  • Advanced electronics and circuit design
  • Channel coding
  • Mobile communication
  • Photonic systems
  • Selected Topics in Audio Signal Processing
  • Selected Topics in Embedded Systems Design

summer semester

  • Current topics in communications engineering
  • Digital data transmission
  • Hardware / software co-design
  • Programmable integrated circuits
  • Project Seminar Virtual Acoustics
  • Radio communication project seminar
  • Radio navigation and radar
  • Selected Topics in VLSI Design
  • Distributed Embedded Systems

Irregular offer

  • Theory and application of fast algorithms to solve acoustic and electromagnetic problems (added on February 8th, 2021)

(*) The assignment of the computer science courses to the modules and which courses are offered for these modules in which semester can be found on the website of the Institute of Computer Sciencein the section Studies & Teaching → Master’s Degree Programs → Computer Science Master → Events.
  

Specialization in Power Engineering

Winter semester

  • Automation Technologies
  • Bioenergy and energy generation from waste
  • Dynamic Behavior of AC Machines
  • Electrical Power Systems - symmetrical operation
  • Fault diagnosis and fault tolerance in technical systems
  • High Voltage and Current Systems
  • Intelligent process information processing
  • Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems
  • Electrical Power Systems - Control and Protection
  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Power Electronics for Electrical Power Supply
  • Project seminar design and simulation of electronic assemblies
  • Project Seminar Power Electronics
  • Renewable Energy Sources

summer semester

  • Advanced Electromagnetic Simulation and Multiphysics
  • Accelerator technology and beam diagnostics
  • Compact Modeling of Large Scale Dynamical Systems
  • Introduction to digital inverter control
  • Electrical Power Systems - Disturbed Operation
  • High temperature electronics - design and manufacture
  • Modern wind turbines
  • Power electronics project seminar

Irregular offer

  • Theory and application of fast algorithms to solve acoustic and electromagnetic problems (added on February 8th, 2021)

3.2.3 Compulsory elective language skills

Attendance of two modules according to the classification by the language center. If you have the appropriate knowledge of German, you can also be placed in a higher course.

Students with knowledge of German at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference, instead of the language modules, have to attend modules with a total of 12 credit points from the modules offered in other study programs at the University of Rostock after consultation with the academic advisory service.

Every semester

  • German A1.1 GER
  • German A1.2 GER
  • German A2.1 GER
  • German A2.2 GER
  • German B1.1 GER

Of course, the students are free to attend additional courses at the University of Rostock and, if necessary, have these credited and / or recognized on their master’s certificate. The University of Rostock offers numerous interesting opportunities with its wide range of subjects.

3.3 Timetable / forms of teaching and learning

At the beginning of each semester, an overview of the dates for the entire semester is posted on the notice board. It includes the lecture times, the examination periods, the lecture-free times and the beginning of the next semester.

On the basis of the examination and study plan, the study office works out a semester study plan for each matriculation and for each semester in coordination with the person responsible for the module. It contains information on the subjects, the teachers, the number of hours broken down according to the various types of courses and the timing of the courses.

3.3.2 Forms of teaching and learning

The contents of the course are conveyed in different courses. The types of courses are characterized by the use of different forms of teaching and learning. As a rule, the courses are only offered once a year.

The following types of courses are used:

  • field trip: Excursions are courses that take place in a setting other than the university environment. This includes, for example, study trips or field internships, which are carried out for technical reasons in practical environments or at external study-relevant locations.
  • consultation (to supervise academic work): Consultations are individual consultations between students and teachers. The students prepare long-term academic or final theses. The lecturer informs himself about the status of the work and gives suggestions at certain time intervals.
  • Internship event: An internship event is an internship at the university that, in contrast to non-university internships, is carried out as a supervised course. It is an exercise for applying acquired theoretical knowledge to specific practical questions, for practicing scientific methods and work techniques through practical application and for deepening the module contents and for training one's own work organization.
  • Practical school exercise: In a practical school exercise, students teach individual lessons at a school facility under supervision.
  • seminar: In a seminar, the students have the opportunity to present independently developed findings, put them up for discussion and present them in writing. Seminars can be held as face-to-face or online events.
  • Tutorial: A tutorial is a course that is carried out by academic or student assistants to supplement a course in accordance with study regulations. Responsibility for technical and didactic support lies with the institution or the scientific or artistic staff to which the assistant is assigned.
  • exercise: In an exercise that is not predominantly of a practical nature, the students work on given exercises to deepen and apply knowledge and impart subject-specific skills and abilities. An exercise offers the opportunity to ask questions, discuss solutions to problems and use tools for self-control of the level of knowledge achieved.
  • lectureRevision course: In a lecture or a revision course, the course material is mainly presented to the students as a lecture by the teacher with the support of media (blackboards, transparencies, scripts). Lectures or revision courses can be held as face-to-face or online events.
  • Integrated course