Master of Science in Digital Communications


Dear Students,

Communications technology is a fundamental basis in our information age. It provides the infrastructure for a network of worldwide information exchanges and is thus essential to all regions in the world. The industry in this field is one of the fastest growing economies offering excellent opportunities for highly educated experts.

With an M.Sc. degree in Digital Communications from Kiel University (CAU) you will be highly qualified for an excellent and high-status career in this exciting field.

The Faculty of Engineering at Kiel University offers an international degree programme for a Master's Degree in Digital Communications. The programme is run by the
Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in close cooperation with the Department of Computer Science. Our faculty was established in 1991 as a new branch of the traditional CAU. You will therefore find a young, innovative team of teaching staff and excellent and very up-to-date scientific equipment, including your own PC for your laboratory studies. In addition, 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 location on the waterfront of the Baltic Sea, Kiel is an attractive site for various activities including water sports, sailing, biking, etc..

The Master's degree programme 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 held in English. Starting annually around mid-October, we will be offering a two year programme, divided into semesters. During the first three semesters you must attend courses including exercises, as well as practical training in various labs. The fourth semester is exclusively devoted to a six months Master's thesis to be prepared either at the University of Kiel or (in exceptional cases) in a company or research institute. After its successful completion you will be awarded the M.Sc. degree. This degree entitles you to enter Ph.D. or doctoral programmes.

Traditionally, the educational system in Germany is tuition-free, offering equal opportunities independently of financial situations. Therefore there are no tuition fees for the degree programme.

You will find more information within this web-page, including
application forms and the module handbook with a detailed schedule of the programme as well as the relevant deadlines.

Thank you for your interest in our degree programme.
We would like to welcome you to Kiel University!