Orientation Study Program at TU Hamburg: Applications are open until August 31st.

Electrical Engineering, Master of Science

The course in Electrical Engineering leading to a Master of Science at the TUHH prepares course graduates to take up leading positions in the electrical engineering and IT sector, and for independent research work.

Accordingly, the distinguishing features of this Master program are its academic orientation, design of major contents and teaching of effective, structured, interdisciplinary working methods.

Fact sheet

Study program Electrical Engineering
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Study length: 4 Semester
Credit points according to ECTS: 120
Language: English (Specializations possibly in German)
Type of study: Full-time study
Start of study: Summer semester (April), Winter semester (October)
Application period: December 1st - January 15th, June 1st – July 15th
Admission requirements: see "Application"
Admission restriction: No
Dual studies possible: Yes

What characterizes this study program?

The distinguishing features of this Master program are its academic orientation, design of major contents and teaching of effective, structured, interdisciplinary working methods.

The major contents are closely linked with the research topics pursued by institutes in this field of study, as follows:

  • Telecommunications and communications engineering
  • Control and electric power systems
  • Medical technology
  • Microsystems technology and nanoelectronics
  • High frequency technology, optic systems and electromagnetic compability
  • Modelling and simulation

This ensures that lecture contents are always up to date and provides opportunities for involvement in research at the TUHH, e.g. when preparing final theses and seminar papers.

The Master program in Electrical Engineering is consecutive in the sense that it consolidates the foundations laid by the Bachelor program, and/or builds on them with majors. It qualifies graduates to proceed to a doctorate.

How is the program structured?

Model course of study

Which specialisations are offered?

During your studies you can specialize in different areas of electrical engineering.


Find more information on our new specialisation!


Specialisation Microwave Engineering, Optics, and Electromagnetic Compatibility (English)

Elective modules:

  • Wireless Systems for Mobile Applications
  • EMC I: Coupling Mechanisms, Countermeasures and Test Procedures
  • Fibre and Integrated Optics
  • Microwave Semiconductor Devices and Circuits I
  • Machine Learning in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Optical Communications
  • Optoelectronics I - Wave Optics
  • Research Project and Seminar in Microwave Engineering, Optics and Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Selected Topics in Microwave Engineering, Optics, and Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Bioelectromagnetics: Principles and Applications
  • EMC II: Signal Integrity and Power Supply of Electronic Systems
  • Microwave Semiconductor Devices and Circuits II
  • Optics for Engineers
  • Optoelectronics II - Quantum Optics
  • Radar Technology
Specialisation Medical Technology (German/English)

Elective modules:

  • Medical Technology Lab
  • Robotics and Navigation in Medicine
  • Selected Aspects in Medical Technology
  • Image Processing
  • Bioelectromagnetics: Principles and Applications  
  • Research Project and Seminar in Medical Technology
  • Intelligent Systems in Medicine
  • Medical Imaging
  • Microsystems Technology in Theory and Practice
  • Bildgebende Systeme in der Medizin (German)
  • MED I: Einführung in die Anatomie (German)
  • MED I: Einführung in die Radiologie und Strahlentherapie (German)
  • MED II: Einführung in die Physiologie (German)
  • MED II: Einführung in die Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (German)
  • Regelungstechnische Methoden für die Medizintechnik (German)


Specialisation Information and Communication Systems (English)

Elective modules:

  • Compilers for Embedded Systems
  • Information Theory and Coding
  • Machine Learning in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Satellite Communications and Navigation
  • Simulation of Communication Networks
  • Smart Sensors
  • Software for Embedded Systems
  • Advanced Concepts of Wireless Communications
  • Selected Aspects in Information and Communication Systems
  • Image Processing             
  • Research Project and Seminar in Information and Communication Systems
  • Communication Networks
  • Modern Wireless Systems
  • Traffic Engineering
Specialisation Nanoelectronics and Microsystems Technology (English)

Elective modules:

  • COSIMA (Competition in Microsystem Application)
  • Advanced IC Design
  • Semiconductor Technology  
  • Microsystem Design    
  • Optoelectronics I - Wave Optics
  • Laboratory: Digital Circuit Design
  • Digital Circuit Design
  • Selected Aspects in Nanoelectronics and Microsystems Technology
  • EMC II: Signal Integrity and Power Supply of Electronic Systems
  • Energy Efficiency in Embedded Systems
  • Integrated Circuit Design
  • Research Project and Seminar in Nanoelectronics and Microsystems Technology
  • Microsystems Technology in Theory and Practice
  • Mixed-signal Circuit Design
  • Optoelectronics II - Quantum Optics
  • Praktischer Schaltungsentwurf - Analog
  • Laboratory: Analog Circuit Design
Specialisation Control and Power Systems Engineering (German/English)

Elective modules:

  • Approximation and Stability
  • Elektrische Energiesysteme III: Dynamik und Stabilität elektrischer Energiesysteme  (German)
  • Leistungselektronik (German)
  • Machine Learning in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Optimal and Robust Control
  • Process Measurement Engineering                                                 
  • Regelungstechnische Methoden für die Medizintechnik (German)                                                          
  • Selected Aspects in Control and Power Systems Engineering
  • Advanced Topics in Control
  • Avionik sicherheitskritischer Systeme (German)
  • Digital Signal Processing and Digital Filters
  • Flugführung (German)     
  • Flugzeug-Kabinensysteme (German)          
  • Research Project and Seminar in Control and Power Systems Engineering Kommunikationsnetze                               
  • Nonlinear Model Predictive Control - Theory and Application
  • Industrial Process Automation                                                                                  
  • Smart Grid Technologies
Specialisation Wireless Communication and Sensor Technologies (English)

Get more information about our new specialisation Wireless Communication and Sensor Technologies (English).

What are the requirements?

According to current practice, all graduates of the Bachelor's program in electrical engineering are accepted into the Master's program in electrical engineering. The same applies to all graduates of Bachelor's programs in electrical engineering from German universities.

The subject requirements for the Master's program in Electrical Engineering can be found here.


Graduates of the following TUHH Bachelor's programs can continue their studies consecutively:

  •     General Engineering Science - Electrical Engineering specialization (B.Sc.)
  •     Engineering Science - Electrical Engineering specialization (B.Sc.)
  •     Electrical Engineering (B.Sc.)
  •     Computer Science in Engineering (B.Sc.)
    • The following modules must be proven: Mathematics IV and Theoretical Electrical Engineering II

Notes for TUHH students


Language requirements:

Change for winter semester 24/25: From winter semester 24/25, the program will be taught almost exclusively in English. Applicants must therefore only provide proof of English language skills upon enrollment. However, it should be noted that the specializations "Medical Engineering" and "Control and Energy Systems Engineering" also include German modules.

More information is available here.


(Applicants who have completed a consecutive Bachelor's degree for the Master's degree program "Electrical Engineering" at the TU are exempt from the language certificate requirement. For applicants with a degree in an undergraduate degree program not obtained in Germany or another member state of the European Union or the countries of Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway, the requirements from § 2 para. 3 of the Satzung über das Studium also apply).


How do I apply?

You can apply annually for the winter semester in the expected period from June 1 to July 15 and for the summer semester in the period from December 1 to January 15. We conduct an online application process. Detailed information on the application and admission procedures can be found here:


Further questions?

How to start?

To make it easier for you to start your studies at the TUHH, you will find various offers here:

  •     New@TUHH provides you with information on starting your studies, registration at the library and at the computer center.
  •     The Student Counseling Center offers an orientation session for incoming students of the German-language master's programs.
Can I include a semester abroad?

Yes! You can find more information here:


Can I study in the dual program?


Yes, you can! All Master of Science degree programs at the TU Hamburg can be studied dual. Since 2003, the Technical University of Hamburg has also offered its Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in a dual study variant in cooperation with more than 50 cooperating companies.

The study concept combines complete university studies with professional practice in the engineering field. The students are employed by one of our cooperating companies and, as cohorts across study programs, represent the entire spectrum of engineering sciences.

The program is rounded off by seminars on the development of social skills, so that graduates can face the challenges of the working world in a responsible manner.

You can find more information about the dual study program at the TU Hamburg here: https://dual.tuhh.de/  


Combine your M.Sc. with an MBA / M.A. in Technology Management! Learn more about the double master program at NIT (Northern Institute of Technology Management).

What are my options to do a PhD?

Here you can find more infromation on the institutes and research areas of Electrical Engineering.

How is campus life?

The TU Hamburg is one of the youngest universities in Germany. On the clearly arranged and cozy campus you will quickly get to know your new fellow students and in spring and summer numerous seating areas and green spaces invite you to linger together in the fresh air. In an almost familiar atmosphere, we celebrate our summer festival every year in June, where our TU's own beer brewing group "Campusperle" also offers its creations. Of course, you can also get involved in our numerous AGs, which also organize regular events, e.g. screenings of the cinema AG, concerts of SingING or SymphonING. Of particular interest to Data Science students are also the HULKs, who regularly participate in international robot soccer championships, for example.

If you decide to study at TUHH, you also decide to study in Hamburg, the metropolis on the Elbe, Germany's second largest city and certainly its most beautiful. Hamburg combines urbanity and maritime life and is also Germany's greenest city with over a million inhabitants. You will never get bored here: rowing on the canals during the day or jogging in the city park, sunset on the Elbe, a concert in the Elbphilharmonie or a pub night on the Schanze and the fish market at dawn. Here you will find everything for the adventurous, but also numerous quiet places to pause. Together with your fellow students, you will certainly explore Hamburg and its treasures quickly and get to know your new favorite place.

How do I start my career?

Career Center and Alumni Network TU&You

The TUHH Career Center supports students and graduates in the transition from university to work. The services offered include company contact fairs, the TUHH-PraxisPlus internship program for prospective TUHH master's students, case study workshops and job application training. The alumni network TU&YOU offers the opportunity to make contact with former TU members while still a student through a variety of events such as research afternoons, homecoming events and anniversaries.



Where can I find the relevant regulations?

All modalities for admission to the Master's program are regulated in the Statutes on Studies.

The framework conditions for examinations at TUHH are defined by the General Study and Examination Regulations (ASPO) and the Subject-Specific Study and Examination Regulations (FSPO). The Module Handbook describes the concrete design of the modules provided for in the curriculum and their learning objectives. They also provide information on content, recommended prior knowledge and literature for preparation.

All regulations relevant to the study program, the module manual and study plans can be found here.

Whom can I contact?

Application and Admission

The TUHH Student Service (STUDIS) is a central office in the administration. Anyone wishing to apply for a place at our university will find detailed information here.

Student Advisory Service

The Central Student Advisory Service offers information and advice for prospective students on the following topics: basic information on courses of study, application and beginning of studies, preparation for studies and study requirements, study conditions and study procedures, studying without a high school diploma, studying with disabilities, etc.

Contact with students

In addition to the General Student Committee, the AStA, the Student Council for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology provides information from the students' point of view: www.fsr-etit.de.

Program coordinator

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Becker



The program is accreditated.