Subject Requirements


Entry requirement is a recognized first university degree in electrical engineering, information technology and/or computer engineering by which the necessary academic background for the Master’s degree program can be proven. To be accepted, university degrees must have been approved by the responsible government agency of the state in which the university is located or accredited in a state-approved procedure.

The following qualifications are required to succeed in our Master’s degree program:

Minimum extent
Advanced Mathematics (Calculus at University Level, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Integral Equations, Discrete Mathematics, Probability Theory) 28 ECTS credits
Classical Physics (Mechanics, Electromagnetic Fields, Light and Optics, Thermodynamics); introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Semiconductor Electronics, Physical Principles of Electronic Devices 12 ECTS credits
Networks, Circuit Theory, Circuit Design, Electronic Devices, Electro- and Magnetostatics, Signals and Systems (Signal Theory) 30 ECTS credits
C/C++ Programming, Data Structures, Digital Logic, Digital Circuits, Computer Design, Assembler, Operating Systems, Multi-Processor Systems, Networks etc. 12 ECTS credits
Mathematical Modelling of Electro-Mechanical Systems, Linear Control Theory, First and Second Order Control Systems, Stability, Time Discrete and Stochastic Systems, Adaptive Control etc. 8 ECTS credits
Electromagnetic Field Theory, Non-Stationary Fields, Waveguides, Antennas, Wave- and Line Equations, Smith Chart, Scattering Parameters with further Emphasis on Microwave Circuits and Devices or on Wave Guide Design, Antenna Design. Alternatively: Theoretical Information Technology 8 ECTS credits

Application-oriented courses, e.g., from the areas Circuit Technology, Microelectronics, Communications Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering, Computer Engineering or Medical Engineering.

20 ECTS credits


This master study program phases out. This means you can only enrole in higher semesters. Therefore the subject requirements are individually checked by the examination board.



  • Master requirements (pdf: 21 kb)

    This document gives information on the courses from the Bachelor's degree program "Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering" at RWTH Aachen University that are relevant for meeting the academic admission requirements. You find their exact contents in the modul catalogue of the Bachelor's degree program or in the CAMPUS system.

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