Wireless and Sensor Technologies, Master of Science: Electrical Engineering

The specialization “Wireless and Sensor Technologies” addresses the interaction of sensor technologies and wireless communications technologies with a strong focus on hardware competence as well as physical layer aspects of communications networks. It reflects the rapidly increasing demand for (distributed) sensor systems, low power with wireless connections as well as the trend to merging the fields of sensing, control engineering, and communications known as “joint communications, sensing and control.” Mobile access and insight in the status of remote processes is the backbone for a world relying on ubiquitous data accessibility of cloud based services.

Sensing and communications are keys for many modern technologies such as cyber physical systems, medical technology, automotive, autonomous or assisted driving, industrial automation and production, industry 4.0, entertainment, consumer industry, security etc.

In this respect, the program addresses this rapidly evolving area by laying in-depth foundations for the design, analysis and implementation of sensor systems and wireless transmission systems.

Fact Sheet

Study program: Electrical Engineering  
Specialisation: Wireless and Sensor Technologies  
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)  
Study length: 4 semester  
Credit points according to ECTS: 120  
Language: English  
Type of study: Full-time study  
Start of study: Winter semester (October)  
Application periods: See "How to apply"  
Admission requirements: see "What are the requirements?"  
Admission restriction: No  
Dual studies possible: Yes  

What characterizes this Specialization?

Our daily life is full of smart electronic solutions. The smartphone has become an important companion, we use Bluetooth headphones to make phone calls or listen to music, our wearables are charged wirelessly, and we can share extensive videos and images on the go without significant waiting time. Wireless and sensor technologies are also working for us behind the scenes. Non-contact sensors record the current traffic situation in real time, miniaturized sensor nodes harvest energy from the environment and transmit their measurement data wirelessly to the cloud, where this data can for instance also be used in cyber-physical models to predict the renewable energy generated within the next few hours. Networked manufacturing facilities enable individualized products while minimizing the use of resources.

The international specialization "Wireless and Sensor Technologies" within the Master's program in Electrical Engineering is aimed at interested students who want to learn, understand, apply and improve these technologies. Help shape our future! Wireless and sensor technologies are also an important component towards solutions against worsening climate change and mitigating its effects, increasing our comfort and enabling synergies between the real and virtual world.

The modules, which are held in English language throughout, also allow international students to choose this exciting specialization. The focus is on the electrical engineering hardware aspects of wireless and sensor systems. The master program Electrical Engineering spans two years (four semesters) with a start in October each year. It includes about two semesters of lectures and internships and almost two semesters devoted to working in a research team (project work) and writing a master's thesis. The academic degree "Master of Science" is awarded.

How is the program structured?

Wireless and Sensor Technologies is a specialization within the Master program Electrical Engineering.The program is organized as a two-year course (four semesters) which starts on 1st October and 1st April each year. It includes two semesters of lectures and practical courses and two semesters devoted to work in a research team (project work) and to the preparation of a master’s thesis. The “Master of Science” degree will be awarded. Language of the program is English.


All admission modalities are laid down in the Satzung über das Studium (Statutes on Studying at the TUHH).

The Module Handbook describes the concrete difinitions of a programm's modules and the educational objectives. They also give information about content, recommended precognitions and preparation literature 

The basic conditions of TUHH examinations are regulated by the General Provisions (ASPO) and the current regulation and course plan (FSPO).

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

How do I apply?

"Wireless and sensor technoogies" is a specialization within the Master prorgam Electrical Engineering. You have to apply for "Electrical Engineering".

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:


International applicants from outside EU:
If you have a non-EU nationality and do not currently have a right of residence in an EU country application is currently not possible - the next application period will be published soon.

Applicants within EU (incl. Germany):
If you have an EU nationality or you have a resident permit for a EU-country your application period starts June 1st to July 15th. "Wireless and sensor technologies" is a specialization within the Master program "Electrical Engineering". You have to apply for "Electrical Engineering". Detailed information on the application and admission procedures can be found here. If you are unable to demonstrate proficiency in German but do speak English and belong to this applicant group, please contact study(at)tuhh(dot)de.