Study plan and modules

Frequently asked questions On this page we have summarized some of the questions we are frequently asked about the preparation of a study plan and the selection of modules and provided answers. Please check first whether your request can be answered in this way. If this is not the case, please contact the responsible academic advisor, our Service Center or our Examination Office.

How do I create my personal study plan?

As a student of the Master's degree program Electrical Engineering and Business Administration you compile your desired study plan at the start of the degree program. Therefore, at the beginning of your first semester, you prepare your module selection for the first and also the second semester.

You can find the rules for creating the study plan in the Examination Regulations.

Further details

The rules for creating your personal study plan can be found in § 7 of the Examination Regulations. The rules are illustrated in the appendices of the Examination Regulations.

According to § 7 para. 2 of the Examination Regulations you should create your study plan at the beginning of the first semester.

Where can I find information about the modules of the Master's program Electrical Engineering and Business Administration?

The module catalogue for the Master's program Electrical Engineering and Business Administration provides information on each module, including the content, the responsible chair, the lecturer and whether a module is offered in the winter or summer semester.

Furthermore, you can find information about the modules on the website of the respective chair and in UnivIS (see also section "Information on courses and registration for courses).

How many many ECTS credit points are allowed in one semester?

There are no requirements regarding the number of credit points you must achieve in a semester. You may aim for more than 30 credit points; equally, you may also complete fewer credit points.

Further details

The workload and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credit point calculation is laid out so that 30 ECTS credit points can be covered within one semester. The calculation is based on a 40 hours per week workload.

Our Master's degree program is laid out for 3 semesters with 90 ECTS credit points in total: 60 credit points in the first two semesters, in which you can select different courses, and 30 credit points in the third semester for the Master's thesis.

If you take courses of more than 30 ECTS credit points in one semester, it is on your own responsibility and with the risk to not being able to properly prepare for the respective exams. Consider to attend in the first week of lectures courses with a total scope of e.g. 35 ECTS credit points. Then you can decide in the following weeks which ones you want to continue.

If you decide to take courses of less than 30 ECTS credit points in one semester, it is - as well - on your own responsibility. The consequence of this decision is that your study time will prolong. From the point of view of the Examination Order, there is nothing to be said against a certain prolongation. However, please keep in mind that you are responsible for financing your studies yourself.

Do I have to earn a fixed number of ECTS credit points in each category per semester?

No, it is not regulated how many ECTS credit points you have to earn per semester in the five individual categories ("Engineering Core Modules", "Engineering In-depth Modules", "Engineering Seminars", "Engineering Lab Courses and Projects" and "Economics Modules".).

Further details

You should select modules with a total scope of 30 ECTS credit points freely from the five categories. This means that you can decide individually whether you want to take modules from all categories or concentrate more on specific categories in one semester.

You only have to make sure that at the end of your studies you meet the requirements for the compilation of the modules within the scope of a curriculum to § 7 of the Examination Regulations.

How can I make sure that I can take all the modules I want and that there are no overlaps in my schedule?

You will be able to check whether your scheduled courses will overlap only about two months before the start of a semester.

Further details

Courses and the corresponding course times for the coming semester are published in UnivIS about two months before lectures start. Before the start of your first semester you can therefore check whether you can attend the modules and courses chosen for your first semester without overlap.

Accordingly, only about two months before the start of your second semester you can check whether the modules and courses you have chosen for the second semester are free of overlaps. Overlaps may occur.

I am admitted to the Master's degree program under certain conditions and have to make up for some Bachelor’s modules. How are the corresponding Bachelor's modules to be considered in the curriculum?

These Bachelor’s modules have to be taken in addition to the Master’s modules.

Further details

Often students are admitted to the Master's degree program under certain conditions, i.e. they have to catch up on some Bachelor's modules and the respective exams. The ECTS credit points earned in the Bachelor’s modules to be made up for do not contribute to the 60 ECTS credit points to be earned in Master's modules for the Master’s degree. However, the Bachelor's modules, which were given as conditions, must be successfully completed before admission to the Master's thesis.

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