1. Kempten University of Applied Sciences
  2. Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  3. Degree courses
  4. Master
  5. Electrical Engineering

Construct your career

Do you want to line up an international career in electrical engineering and information technology? Then studying for this Master’s in Electrical Engineering will empower you to handle the increasingly complex range of tasks faced in globally operative companies. Taught entirely in English, this three-semester degree programme poises you perfectly for a career in the international arena. At the same time, you of course get to deepen your electrical engineering expertise and can further expand your horizon based on the deliberately broad curriculum.

This equips you perfectly to meet the ever-changing demands in cutting-edge companies and spring into action wherever demanding tasks arise in systems involving complex electrical engineering and information technology. The programme also teaches special social skills and finesse in dealing with people in a wide cultural spectrum. This enables you to hone your managerial profile and position yourself optimally for a key role in international business.<br/>  

At a glance

  • Graduation

    Master of Engineering (M. Eng.)

  • Type Of Study

    part-time, full-time

  • Standard Period Of Study

    3 Semester

  • ECTS Credits

    90

  • Start Of Study

    winter semester
    summer semester

  • Admission Requirement

    yes

  • Course Language

    English

  • Faculty

    Electrical Engineering

  • International study

    optional

  • Accreditation

    ASIIN

Details about this course

Program structure

Our master’s degree programme in Electrical Engineering consists of two semesters of lectures, exercises and practical elements, after which the third semester is devoted primarily to the master’s thesis. Each semester of study accounts for 30 ECTS Credit Points.

The programme is highly application-oriented overall, in other words very practically focused. You can find an overview of the compulsory and compulsory elective modules below.

Schedule

You can download the schedule here.

This programme is structured to allow students who graduated from Kempten University of Applied Sciences to study for their second and third semester, or even entirely, at the  University of Ulster  in North Ireland and thus gain a Dual Award . Our experience with this arrangement stretches back more than 15 years. Industrial companies generally rate a period spent abroad studying very highly, as this trains students additionally in practical business operations.

Graduates from a German “Diplom” degree programme in electrical engineering and information technology can potentially be officially accredited one semester of theory, thus reducing the length of their study on this master’s programme to just two semesters as standard.

You can tailor your choice of elective modules, scientific project and subject for your master’s thesis towards the area of specialism that best suits your professional aspirations.

The third semester is spent focusing primarily on your master’s thesis. You can work on this based in a company in collaboration with a professor at either Kempten University of Applied Sciences or one of our partner universities, or alternatively in one of the university laboratories.

Dual study

Study for this master’s degree as a sandwich programme with extended practice! This involves combining your regular study programme with intensive practical placements relating to your academic subject matter. You can choose this option whether you completed a regular, non-dual or dual bachelor’s degree, a combined degree course or programme with extended practice.

You can find further information about the various “hochschule dual”  options on our website.

 

Aspects

As a future graduate from the master’s degree programme in Electrical Engineering, the academic title M.Eng. identifies you as having the ability to work your way into new electrical engineering tasks and facets at an advanced level relatively swiftly due to the broad range of subjects that you have studied. All areas of research and development are open to them, not to mention production, planning, operations and management. A Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) formally qualifies you fundamentally to commence doctoral studies (Doctor of Engineering or PhD) at universities either in Germany or abroad. It can also gain you entry to senior service levels in state institutions. The classic fields of work for graduates from this master’s degree programme are energy generation, transmission, distribution and application, electrical drives and automation engineering, mechatronic systems, electronics, microcomputing technology, information and communication technology, microwave and high-frequency technology, to name just a few.

A great number of job openings for master’s graduates arise in small and medium-sized enterprises or major companies in the electrical sector. However, electrical engineering products and systems, and thus also jobs, are also to be found in many other fields, such as mechanical engineering – e.g. in the automotive and aviation industries, machine tools, robots, etc. – but also in building technology and in general medical and hospital spheres. For example, a new and future-focused discipline that’s just starting to emerge is “AAL” (Ambient Assisted Living). The broadly based advanced electrical engineering training that our graduates have completed on this master’s degree programme also make them exceptionally well suited to working in this particular field.

Extensive surveys amongst international industrial companies have shown unequivocally that graduates from this master’s degree programme are desperately sought after for demanding roles and special positions.
The high level of specialist expertise and flexibility in deployment that this master’s degree in Electrical Engineering attributes to you give you a clear competitive advantage over bachelor’s graduates and outstanding, high-flying career prospects.

Application and approval

To embark upon the master’s degree programme in Electrical Engineering at Kempten University of Applied Sciences, you must hold a first degree in electrical engineering and information technology with a “good” minimum final grade average (overall grade of 2.5+). Applications from related degree programmes can be accepted upon special request.
Proof of sufficient proficiency in both written and spoken English is required, in one of the following forms:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum of either 75 points in the internet-based test (iBT), 206 points in the computer-based test (CBT), or 525 points in the paper-based test (PBT).
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): minimum 5.5 points.
  • Applicants who have already completed a degree programme in English are assumed to be proficient.
  • The same applies to applicants who attained a grade of at least 2.5 in “English” as a regular compulsory subject in their degree programme.

International students require proof of basic knowledge of German, i.e. level A1, to study for this master’s in Electrical Engineering. This can also be attained by completing the appropriate language course at Kempten University of Applied Sciences during the first or second semester.

If you took particular joy during your previous studies of electrical engineering and information technology or related degree programme in tackling electrical engineering challenges and have graduated with merit or distinction, then you will already have fulfilled the major requirements for embarking upon this master’s degree programme. Should you wish to expand and enhance your specialist knowledge of electrical engineering with additional language, methodological and problem-solving skills for going on to tackle demanding, complex tasks in the industry, then you should seriously consider postgraduate studies.

Applications and registration

The domestic application process for the master’s degree programme in Electrical Engineering closes on 14 March for the summer semester and 30 September for the winter semester.

The following documents are required from graduates from a German  university:

  • Fully completed application form (see Downloads)
  • Copy of bachelor’s degree certificate including all grades
  • Proof of proficiency in English (see requirements)
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Recent passport photo

Please send your application documents in an envelope marked “Master’s in Electrical Engineering” to:

Kempten University of Applied Sciences
Faculty Office for Electrical Engineering
Bahnhofstr. 61
87435 Kempten
Germany

 

International info

We ascribe to the values of openness, tolerance and acceptance. Our aim is to teach everyone involved at Kempten University of Applied Sciences about education in an international context. As part of this, we support university-wide, inter-faculty measures to promote international projects and cross-cultural interaction.

Are you interested in learning more about our international aspirations and your options for studying abroad? Then please take a look at our portal.

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Modules at a glance

Modules at a glance

Semester 1 (summer semester)
Module 1 – Advanced control systems
Module 2 – Electrical drive systems
Module 3 – Micro-electronics
Module 4 – Telecommunication systems
Module 5 – Power electronics
Module 6 – Scientific project with seminars

Semester 2 (winter semester)
Module 7 – Digital signal processing
Module 8 – Applied optics and optoelectronics
Module 9 – Interface electronics
Module 10 – Human resource management and leadership
Module 11 – Wind power systems
Module 12 – Radio frequency engineering
Module 13 – Electronics cooling
Module 14 – Digital system design
Module 15 – Electronics in space and on ground
Module 16 – nn

Semester 3 (summer semester)
Module 17
– Master’s thesis

Contacts

Contacts

Contact the for prospective students

If you have any questions about studying or applying, please get in touch with the Faculty Officer:

Beate Rollik-Bachem (beate.rollik-bachem(at)hs-kempten.de).

 

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Further Information

Starting Dates

Starting Dates

The master’s programme in “Electrical Engineering” at Kempten University of Applied Sciences can be commenced either in the summer semester (15 March) or the winter semester
(1 October) of each year.

Extra Information for Foreign Students /Study Visa

Extra Information for Foreign Students /Study Visa

Kempten University of Applied Sciences does not offer rental assistance to students on the master’s programme in “Electrical Engineering”.

Kempten has several student residences in close proximity to the university. The rooms are between 10-20m2 and some share a common kitchen and bath-/shower room. All rooms are furnished. The monthly rent including heat ranges from 200 to 270 euros, depending on the facilities and size.

If you have secured a place on the master’s programme in “Electrical Engineering” and have acquired the requisite visa (if applicable), you can apply for a room directly with the student residences. Please note that only a limited number of rooms are available. These will be assigned on a first come, first served basis upon receipt of the security deposit. There is no legal entitlement to provision of rental accommodation.

Applications for a room in a hall of residence should be sent to the following addresses:
Studentenwerk Augsburg;

Studentenwohnanlage Kempten Reichlinstr. 12;
Email: wohnen(at)stw.uni-augsburg.de

Sozialbau Kempten GmbH;
Studentenwohnheim Zugspitzstrasse 12/18;
Email: studenten(at)sozialbau.de

Further information on student accommodation can be found on our website.

Study Fees

Study Fees

The semester fee (currently 82 euros) covers the student union fee (52 euros) and the semester ticket for local public transport (30 euros). It must be paid every semester.

Why study in Kempten?

Why study in Kempten?

At Kempten University of Applied Sciences, we offer high-quality courses in an attractive environment. Our campus features lecture rooms, laboratories, library, computer rooms and cafeteria – all state-of-the-art and equipped with the latest technology.

Reasonably priced accommodation in the student residences and on the open housing market makes studying in Kempten even more attractive. The lively metropolis of the Allgäu with 68,000 inhabitants is a popular retail and recreational hub for young and old alike.

The region is home to many SMEs and large companies operating in the global field of electrical and telecommunications engineering. We have developed close ties with industry throughout numerous projects, bachelor’s and master’s theses, technology transfer, internship semesters and practically focused research and development to create a very practice-oriented programme.

Besides the university’s academic credentials, the amazing greater Kempten area with its Alpine landscape offers a wide range of leisure activities the whole year round. Kempten and its university are about 120 km from Munich, the Bavarian capital with an international airport, which can be reached easily by car or public transport. Even handier is the airport just 30 km away in Memmingen, which is great for connecting flights, etc.

All in all, there are many very good reasons for choosing a master’s degree programme at Kempten University of Applied Sciences, set in the appealing and scenic high-tech region of Allgäu in the south of Germany.