Communications technology is one fundamental basis of our information age. It provides the
infrastructure for a network of worldwide information exchange and is thus vital to all the regions in the
world. The industry in this field is one of the fastest growing economies offering excellent opportunities
for highly educated experts.
With a M.Sc. Degree in Digital Communications from the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel (CAU) you are
highly qualified for an excellent and high status career in this exciting field.
The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Kiel offers an international study program for a Master's
Degree in Digital Communications. The program is initiated from the
Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
in close cooperation with the
Department of Computer Science.
Our Faculty was founded in 1991 as a new branch of the traditional CAU. Therefore you will find a young,
innovative team of teaching stuff and excellent and very up-to-date scientific equipment including your own
PCs for your laboratory studies. Also, as we are still a small institution, you will find a very efficient and
personal educational atmosphere with small classes and direct access to teachers and professors. With its unique
situation at the waterfront of the Baltic Sea, Kiel is an attractive location for various activities including
water sports, sailing, biking, etc..
The Master's program is intended for international students holding a Bachelor's degree in Electrical or
Electronic Engineering, Information and Communications Technology, or a comparable Degree. All courses will be
given in English. Starting yearly around mid of October, we are offering a two year's program, divided into
semesters. During the first three semesters you have to visit courses including exercises as well as practical
training in various labs. An internship in the industry is voluntary and may fit into the break between semesters.
The fourths semester is exclusively devoted to a six month's Master's thesis to be performed in the university
or in the industry. After the successful termination you will be awarded the M.Sc. Degree. This Degree entitles
you to enter Ph.D. or Dr. programs.
Traditionally the educational system in Germany is tuition-free, offering equal opportunities independently of
financial opportunities. Therefore we do not charge tuition fees for the program.
You will find more information in this web-page, including
application forms and a detailed
schedule of the program as well as the relevant
Thank you for your interest in our program.
We would like to welcome you at the University of Kiel !