Electrical Engineering
and Information Technology

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

The program builds upon students’ existing competencies in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (EI) and covers the spectrum of the academic field in all aspects. Moreover, it offers the opportunity for students to specialize in the following core areas:

  • Automation and Robotics
  • Bioengineering and Neuroengineering
  • Communications Engineering
  • Electromagnetics, Microwave Engineering and Measurements
  • Electronic Circuits and Systems
  • Embedded and Computer Systems
  • Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics
  • Power Engineering

The focus is on an academic training. Students learn how to research independently in project work and internships. Interdisciplinary modules improve their skills by developing their intercultural, business, social and personal competencies. This opens the door for a career in industry or research for graduates of the master’s program in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.

Type of Study: Full-time or part-time

Standard Duration of Studies: 4 semesters (or 6 semesters for 66% part-time and 8 semesters for 50% part-time)

Credits: 120 ECTS

Main Location: Munich city campus

Start of Degree Program: summer- or winter semester

Language of Instruction: German

Costs: Semester fees, no tuition

Professional Profile: Electrical and Computer Engineering (PP ECE)

You can find more information on TUM’s program page.

Students in the master’s program in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology can organize their studies very flexibly in terms of time: Students must take at least three modules from one of the core areas:

  • Automation and Robotics
  • Bioengineering and Neuroengineering
  • Communications Engineering
  • Electromagnetics, Microwave Engineering and Measurements
  • Electronic Circuits and Systems
  • Embedded and Computer Systems
  • Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics
  • Power Engineering

Students also take individual elective modules and are offered recommendations for orientation in terms of their area of specialization. One to three internships complement the knowledge students have acquired. In the research seminar and in practical research module, the focus is on having a well-founded discussion of current research topics. In the elective modules from other departments, students acquire knowledge and skills such as soft skills, foreign language skills or business skills. The fourth semester is dedicated to the Master’s Thesis module.

Module list for the master’s degree in EI

When you graduate, you will be able to design, analyze and further develop complex electrical or informational technology systems independently. You will understand the physical principles behind processes and be familiar with the basics of mathematical modeling. Depending on your area of specialization, you will also have extensive knowledge in your specific field.

Your skills will enable you to successfully identify the technical, economic, social and ecological effects of different technologies. You will be able to identify and promote innovations in the field of electrical engineering and information technology and to evaluate the potentials that exist. You will be able to assume a leadership position within interdisciplinary project teams and communicate your findings and solutions in a way that is suitable for the target group.

Upon completion of the master’s program, students will have the opportunity to work in the areas of research and development, sales, production or in technical procurement in industry or in research institutes. They will also be able to assume positions related to patents or decide to become self-employed.

Flexible workload: As an alternative to the full-time program, you can study for your master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology part-time, either at a 50% or 66% pace. The part-time program reduces students’ workload and increases the time needed to complete the program.

The following steps are required to apply for the part-time program or to change from a full-time to a part-time program:

  • Apply on time for the part-time program of your choice within the application periods for the master’s degree program (from 1 April to 31 May for the following winter semester and from 1 October to 30 November for the following summer semester).
  • Optional: Coordination of study schedule with the Examination Board for the master’s program (secretary of the board)

In the part-time program, participation in the modules and their examinations is limited to 15 to 17 credits maximum per semester for the 50% workload option and to 20-22 credits maximum per semester for the 66% workload option.

More information is provided in the Information Sheet on Part-Time Studies.


The master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is suitable for people who are interested in modern technologies and engineering. Applicants need specialized knowledge in mathematics, physics and electrical engineering, information technology or informatics. For admission to the master’s program, they also need a university degree in

  • Electrical engineering and information technology, 
  • Informatics, 
  • Physics,
  • or similar study program.

Application deadline

Winter semester: 1 April to 31 May

Summer semester: 1 October to 30 November

The application can be submitted via our portal TUMonline. After you have created your account there, enter personal data and information about your education and upload the required documents. Applications must be submitted electronically. 

You will also have to submit some documents as certified copies in paper form for enrollment only if you are admitted. Applicants with an international higher education entrance qualification (those coming from outside the German educational system) must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.

How to apply for a Master’s Degree Program – Step by Step

Applicants with a foreign university entrance qualification require a preliminary check of their graduation certificate and transcript by uni-assist prior to the online application. Since this can take up to four weeks, we recommend that you initiate this process early.

International applicants must also submit one of the verifications of German language skills listed here. The TUM website contains comprehensive information for international applicants.

To apply, you must upload the following documents to TUMonline:

  • Graduation certificate and diploma or
  • Transcript of records indicating at least 150 credits were achieved
  • Verification of German language skills
  • Complete up-to-date resume
  • ID card or passport
  • VPD certificate in the event the applicant has authorization to study for a master’s degree from a non EU/ECC country

For more information on all required documents, see the Document Glossary of the Technical University of Munich. Depending on your previous education and origin, we may need additional application documents. You can find out which documents are relevant when applying online via TUMonline.


In order to select students for the Master’s degree program in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, we conduct an aptitude assessment. This is a two-step process in which we check your suitability for the special qualitative requirements of the master's degree program.

In the first step, we evaluate the overall grade and written records using a point system. Depending on the number of points obtained, applicants are either admitted immediately, rejected or invited to a 20-minute interview.

What counts?

To be admitted to the program, you need a bachelor’s or master’s degree, the German degree Diplom, or a similar university degree in

  • Electrical engineering and information technology, 
  • Informatics, 
  • Physics,
  • or similar study program.

The equivalence and comparability of study programs not listed will be decided upon during the application process. Unfortunately, it is not possible to make any statements on this in advance.

In the aptitude assessment, you must demonstrate sufficient knowledge by having the minimum number of credits from the following areas: 

  • higher mathematics 
  • fundamentals of physics 
  • specialized knowledge in electrical engineering, information technology or informatics

You can find more details on the aptitude assessment process in Annex 6 of the program-specific Academic and Examination Regulations (FPSO)

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In the interview, we want to be convinced that you are a suitable candidate for successfully completing the program.

When does it take place? 

For applications for the summer semester, the aptitude assessment interview takes place between January and March, and between June and September for the winter semester. An invitation to the interview is always sent at least one week in advance. The exact time frame of the interview depends on when the application is processed. The earlier an application is submitted, the earlier we will process it.

The candidate interview usually is conducted online.

Timetable for the winter semester 2023/24

  • Online application and uploading of the required documents: From 1 April to 31 May 2023
  • Time frame for interviews: From June to September 2023
  • Invitation to step 2: at least one week before the interview

During the degree program

The qualification profile of the master’s degree program in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is composed of individual modules. You must earn a total of 120 credits in the degree program. These consist of the following:

  • Core areas
  • Internships
  • Elective modules in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Research seminar
  • Elective modules from other departments
  • Practical research
  • Thesis

Explanations can be found below. You can find module lists, recommended specialization areas and study guides under Academic content.

We have defined the following core areas in line with our research areas:

  • Automation
  • Analysis and Robotics
  • Bioengineering 
  • Neuroengineering
  • Communications Engineering
  • Electronic Circuits and Systems
  • Electromagnetics, Microwave Engineering, Measurements
  • Embedded and Computer Systems
  • Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics
  • Power Engineering

Students select one core area as a starting point. A minimum of 15 credits (three modules) must be taken from this area. These 15 credits must be passed by the end of the 2nd semester. A list of the core modules can be found in the module lists.

Engineers must be able to apply their methods in their profession. For this reason, students must obtain at least 5 credits and a maximum of 15 credits from the internship electives.

In the degree program, there are many elective modules to choose from, which are structured in the form of recommended specialization areas. They build upon the competencies acquired in the respective core modules. For orientation purposes, we have indicated the relevance of a module for a research area in the module list. Students obtain 0 to 45 credits from these modules. A total of 65 credits are to be achieved from the core modules and internships. This approach makes it possible for students to deepen their knowledge in a particular area, for example, by taking a higher number of core modules.

The advanced scientific seminar is awarded 5 credits towards the degree. Students receive a topic suitable for the module they selected, which they then research. For example, this can be related to undertaking comprehensive international literature research on a current research topic. Students summarize their results and findings in a report and give an oral presentation.

Elective modules from other departments round off your individual personal profile and skill set; they are not directly related to the chosen engineering specialization. Depending on your interests, you can select modules in soft skills, foreign languages, project management or business. You are free to choose from all (non-technical) courses of study offered at TUM.

The elective modules from other departments may not be technical and may not be offered by the School of Computation, Information and Technology. It is also possible to take non-technical modules offered at other higher education institutions. A total of 8 credits must be achieved, 3 credits of which must be from modules of a general educational nature. These credits are considered a pass/fail requirement. The grades from these modules do not count towards the overall grade.

To prepare our students optimally for their subsequent work in research and development, they receive insight into current research topics during their studies within the scope of research internship. Research Internship  spans a total of 9 weeks (full-time) and is awarded 12 credits. The Research Internship  is a pass/fail credit requirement and will not be included in the overall grade. An expert examiner will advise you and evaluate your work. This module includes a report and an oral presentation.

Anmeldung der Forschungspraxis
Bestätigung über die erfolgreiche Ableistung der Forschungspraxis
Merkblatt zur Forschungspraxis

In order to be awarded a master’s degree at the end of their studies, students must write an academic paper, the master’s thesis. Students will have six months to work on their thesis. The master’s thesis is the last examination credit to be earned during a student’s studies. The thesis is awarded 30 credits. Students must give an oral presentation on their thesis, but the grade will not affect the grade of the thesis. Everything you need to know from planning to submission can be found under Thesis.


After you have completed the required achievements and have submitted your thesis, you will graduate with a Master of Science (M.Sc.). This will enable you to start your career. Tips and tricks on graduation and your next steps can be found under Degree.