The program is accreditated.


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
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Study length:
4 Semester
Credit points according to ECTS:
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:
Dual studies possible:

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?

Which spezialisations are offered?

During your studies you can specialize in different areas of electrical engineering. Please note that the respective language skills must be proven.

I: Microwave Engin., Optics & Electrom. Compatibility (GE)
II: Medical Technology (GE)
III: Information and Communication Systems (GE)
IV: Nanoelectronics and Microsystems Technology (GE)
V: Control and Power Systems Engineering (GE)
VI: Wireless and Sensor Technologies (EN)

Find more information on our new spezialisation!

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:

The program is taught in German and English, so applicants must prove English and German language skills upon enrollment. Only the specialization "Wireless and Sensor Technologies" is offered exclusively in English.

More information is available here.

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:  


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:

Program coordinator

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Becker