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Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Degree programs
Information and Communication Systems (M.Sc., engl.)


Welcome to the Master Information and Communication Systems programme at Technische Universität Chemnitz. This English-language programme covers a wide range of modules with the focus on future challenges in the field of Information and Communication Systems. Digitisation and the increasing penetration of private and occupational areas of life by Information and Communication technologies will extensively shape the information society of the future. Besides in the classical fields of telecommunications and networking ICT will provide the base technology for several new areas like smart grids, building automation, medical engineering, remote sensing, traffic control and ambient assisted living.

Students at Technische Universität Chemnitz are qualified to solve engineering problems and to work in research and development as well as in management positions. Focal points of the degree course are Communications Engineering, Microwave Engineering and Photonics, Circuit and System Design, Communication Networks, Digital Signal Processing and Circuit Theory.

The application portal in Uniassist opens at the beginning of May 2024.

Course Flyer: .pdf

Career opportunities

Graduates are offered excellent career opportunities both in academia and in the global Information and Communication industry. Also occupational activities in management are possible. Graduates are well prepared for working at:

  • Communication equipment manufacturers
  • Automotive industry
  • Aerospace industry
  • Network operators
  • Consulting companies
  • Research institutes

Course structure

This English-language Master's course covers a wide range of modules with a focus on future challenges in the fields of Information and Communication Systems.

The basic modules (compulsory subjects) are in particular:

  • Multisensorial Systems
  • Mobile and Car to x Communication
  • Mobile Localisation and Navigation
  • Advanced Communication Engineering
  • Basics of Microwaves and Photonic Systems
  • Optical Communication Networks
  • Design of Digital Systems
  • Digital Components and Architectures for Data Processing
  • Next-Generation Internet
  • Simulation and Performance Analysis
  • Network Planning
  • Advanced Mobile Networks
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision
  • Wireless Broadband Data Reception

Furthermore, the study program includes a number of elective subjects in the majors:

  • Signal Processing
  • High Frequency Technology and Photonics
  • Circuit and System Design
  • Communication Networks
  • Non-technical

Depending on availability, the study programme offers opportunities to do a little research project at the university during the 3rd semester (elective module).

The study programme is completed by the Master’s Thesis in the 4th semester.

Admission requirements for international students


B.Sc. Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik (TU Chemnitz) or an equivalent appropriate degree in the area of electrical engineering and information technology (decision by the board of examiners)


B2 or equivalent proof of English language proficiency


A1 for regular admission and enrolment. A2 until the end of the 3rd semester


Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Start of course:

October (winter-semester)

Application deadline:

15th July (international students, Uni Assist)

Duration of study:

4 semesters (2 years)

Total Credits:

120 ECTS Points


Chemnitz, Germany

The medium of instruction is English. The additional requirement for German language proficiency is caused by general regularities of the university.


Application procedure for international students International students have to apply though Uni Assist according to the instructions given by the related sites of uni-assist
Application procedure for German students German students are asked to use the university's online application portal and follow the instructions given by Studentenservice.
Central Course Guidance Service Studierendenservice
Academic counseling
Portrait: Dr. Jürgen Bräuer
Dr. Jürgen Bräuer
Academic Advisor
  • Phone:
    +49 371 531-35093
  • Email:
  • Address:
    Reichenhainer Straße 70, 09126 Chemnitz
  • Room:
    C25.114 (prev. 2/W114)


Portrait: Dr. Jürgen Bräuer
Dr. Jürgen Bräuer
Academic Advisor
  • Phone:
    +49 371 531-35093
  • Email:
  • Address:
    Reichenhainer Straße 70, 09126 Chemnitz
  • Room:
    C25.114 (prev. 2/W114)
Portrait: Thomas Bauschert
Thomas Bauschert
Course Head, Master Information and Communication Technology
  • Phone:
    +49 371 531-36899
  • Email:
  • Address:
    Reichenhainer Straße 70, 09126 Chemnitz
  • Room:
    C25.417 (prev. 2/W417)


  1. What is the pre-requisite knowledge expected in this course?

    Students applying to this course are expected to have fundamental knowledge in the following areas: Communication Engineering, Microwave Engineering and Photonics, Circuit and System Design, Communication Networks, Digital Signal Processing and Circuit Theory.

  2. Do I need to have German language skill to take part in this course?

    Though the mode of teaching is in English for this course. German Level A1 Certificate is required for regular admission and enrolment and German Level A2 Certificate should be submitted by the end of 3rd semester.

  3. Where can I find important dates during the semester for this program?

    Details about important dates for the semester cyle can be found at this link.

  4. Where can I find the time table for this program?

    Time table for this program can be found at this link.

  5. Where can I find details about the curriculum and exam regulations of this program?

    Details about curriculum and exam regulations related to this program can be found at this link.

  6. Who can be the supervisor of the master thesis?

    Advisor of the master thesis can be any professor from the department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology ( link to the professorships ), but the professorship should be related to the topic of the thesis.

  7. Is there any mandatory industry internship in the master course?

    The master course itself includes enough practical components. Hence there is no mandatory industry internship included in the course.

  8. What is the optimal duration of the studies?

    The optimal duration of the studies is four semesters. It is important to maintain it, because it is not well accepted by research and industry to extend the study duration.

  9. Is the master course research or industry oriented?

    The master course includes fundamental and applied knowledge related to information and communication systems. The graduates have possibilities to make a career both in research as well as in industry. For both, they need to fulfill the corresponding course requirements. For a research career, the results obtained during the studies should be significantly higher than the average generally reached.

  10. What is the optimal date to come to Chemnitz?

    The studies begin in October every year. The first week is dedicated to introduction to studies: "Orientation-Phase" which includes:

    • Interesting information about study requirements, study environment, location of important offices, Buildings and library.
    • Enrolment to the practicals is also carried out during the first week of the semester.
    • During second week of the course professor from each chair introduces the topics, outlines and expectations of the specific courses.
    This is why we advice enrolled students to be in Chemnitz at the first of October.

  11. How can I prepare my self to this course before coming to Chemnitz?

    Please refresh your knowledge on fundamental concepts of Information and Communication Technology and German language for day to day communication.