Catalogue Major Communications Engineering WS18/19 onwards


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Communications Engineering: Catalogue CORE (16 Credits required) Credits
Estimation and Detection Theory 4
Mobile Radio Networks 1 4
Principles and Design of Communication Systems and Networks 4
RF Systems 4
Communications Engineering: Catalogue ELECTIVE (24 Credits required) Credits
Ad-Hoc Networks: Architectures and Protocols 4
Advanced Coding and Modulation 4
Advanced Topics in Signal Processing and Communication 4
Algorithm Design for Digital Receivers 4
Antenna Design for Radar Systems 4
Antenna Engineering 4
Communication Protocols 4
Computer Arithmetic: Advanced Topics 4
Computer Arithmetic: Fundamentals 4
Design of Software Defined Radio Transceivers 4
Digital Speech Transmission 4
DSP Design Methodologies and Tools 4
Advanced RF Systems 2 4
High Frequency Electronics 4
High Frequency Electronics - Antennas and Wave Propagation 4
High Frequency Technology - Passive RF Components 4
Information Theory 4
Internet of Things and Sensor Networks 4
Machine Learning for Speech and Audio Processing 4
Microwave Electronics 4
Mobile Radio Networks 2 4
Navigation for Safety-Critical Applications 4
Optical Telecommunications - Devices 4
Optical Telecommunications - Systems 4
Optimization in Engineering 4
Pattern Recognition in Image Data 4
Power Management Integrated Circuits 4
Principles and Architectures of Cognitive Radios 4
Radar System Design and Applications 4
Radar Systems 4
Satellite Navigation 4
Signal Processing in Multi-Antenna (MIMO) Communication Systems 4
VLSI Design for Digital Signal Processing - Fundamentals 4
VLSI Design for Digital Signal Processing - Architectures 4
Wireless communication systems 4

Catalogue GENERAL (8 credits required)

Module group GENERAL (graded examinations)

Modules from the catalogue GENERAL include all modules from the catalogues CORE and ELECTIVE of the complete Master degree program in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering of RWTH Aachen, which have not been credited in those.

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Catalogue ADDITIONAL (12 Credits required)

Module group ADDITIONAL qualifications (ungraded examinations)

The following subjects offered by the whole RWTH Aachen University study program, including subjects of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, can be selected in an individual portfolio. You can also choose regular, block or intensive courses.

  • Modules from the subject catalogues CORE and ELECTIVE of all study programs, as well as from the catalogue GENERAL of the Master degree program Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering (max. 4 CP)
  • One additional seminar, lab or project from FB6 (max. 4 CP)
  • Subjects from other faculties of the RWTH Aachen (for example, Faculty of Business and Economics or Faculty of Mechanical Engineering), which can be completed with a certificate about the individual performance and an indication of the corresponding semester weekhours (SWS). These subjects can include projects (such as Leonardo), practical course work (lab courses) or courses about soft skills. (min. 4 CP to max. 12 CP)
  • Foreign language courses of the RWTH Aachen University Language Centre
  • International students enrolled in this Master degree program are obliged to take German Language Courses at the RWTH Aachen University Language Centre equivalent to 8 CP and show proof of their German language proficiency latest at the end of their study program in order to achieve the Master degree. Proof of proficiency is the DSM exam (German Language Examination for RWTH International Master Students). Exempted from this rule are those international students who have already proof of German Language skills at Level B1 (or better) and can present an according document to the examination board for recognition. In order to be able to finish the program in the study program period we recommend to do the German Language Courses at the beginning of your studies. Please note it is possible that an intensive language course is offered before the beginning of the winter semester. Be careful to miss the registration deadline for this course.
  • The mandatory German language course requirement of 8 CP does not hold for students whose native language is German or who have gained their study qualification or a first university degree in a study program taught in German.

Communications Engineering: Catalogue LABORATORY & PROJECT (4 Credits required) Credits
Laboratory ADS 4
Laboratory: Advanced Network Programming - Switching and Routing 4
Laboratory: Analog and Mixed Signal Electronic 4
Laboratory: Digital Mobile Receiver Design: Synchronization and Detection 4
Laboratory: Internet of things 4
Laboratory: Network Programming 4
Laboratory: Network Simulators 4
Laboratory: Optimization Lab for Communication and Signal Processing Using Matlab 4
Laboratory: Satellite Navigation 4
Laboratory: SMEAGOL: SMall Embedded Advanced and Generic Objects 4
Laboratory: VLSI Design Technology 4
Laboratory: Wireless Communications: Software Radio Implementations 4
Laboratory: MATLAB Advanced - Digital Signal Processing 4
Project: Communication and Multimedia 4
Project: Electromagnetic Noise in Power Electronics 4
Project: Circuit and RF Design 4
Project: SMEAGOL: SMall Embedded Advanced and Generic Objects 4
Project: System Software for real-time Simulations of Technical Processes 4
Communications Engineering: Catalogue SEMINAR (4 Credits required) Credits
Seminar: Current Concepts and Trends in the Fields of Robotics and Simulation 4
Seminar: Automation of Complex Power Systems - Grid Dynamics, Monitoring and Control 4
Seminar: Automation of Complex Power Systems - ICT for Energy 4
Seminar: Batteries. Storage Systems, Fuel Cells and Power Generators - Focus Energy Storage Systems 4
Seminar: Batteries, Storage Systems, Fuel Cells and Power Generators 4
Seminar: Biomedical Engineering and Related Fields 4
Seminar: Communication Theory 4
Seminar: Current Aspects of Compound Semiconductor Technology and Devices 4
Seminar: Current Trends in Wireless Communications 4
Seminar: Current Trends in 3D Image Analysis 4
Seminar: Electromagnetic and Microwave Sensors in Modern Multidisciplinary Applications 4
Seminar: Electromagnetic Noise in Power Electronics 4
Seminar: Embedded System Design 4
Seminar: The Future of Energy Supply 4
Seminar: High Frequency Electronics 4
Seminar: Innovative Business Models for Energy Suppliers 4
Seminar: On Selected Topics on Digital Integrated Systems 4
Seminar: Intelligent Processing and Analysis of Data 4
Seminar: Medical Acoustics 4
Seminar: Organic Electronics and Optoelectronics 4
Seminar: Power Generation and Energy Trading 4
Seminar: Protection and Control Technology 4
Seminar: Selected Topics in Communications Engineering 4
Seminar: Semiconductor Device Simulation 4
Seminar: Technical Acoustics 4
Seminar: Trends of Electrical Machines and Drives 4
Seminar: Materials of Electrical Engineering 4
Seminar: Wireless Internet Systems 4