Last Updated on December 19, 2021
This Masters in Communications Engineering consists of lectures, exercises, seminars, experimental laboratories, research projects, a summer school, a winter school, and a kick-off seminar in Advanced Signal Processing and Communications Engineering and a six-month period for the Master’s thesis. In addition, students are able to attend German language courses or optimise their abilities in soft skills seminars.
Masters In Advanced Signal Processing And Communications Engineering
Bachelor’s degree in
- electrical engineering
- communication engineering
- computer science
- applied mathematics or physics
- your Curriculum Vitae (CV) including a passport picture
- your secondary school’s leaving certificate and university entrance certificate (certified English or German version)
- Bachelor’s Degree and Academic Transcripts (certified English or German version)
- TOEFL score report (minimum score IBT 87, PBT 552, CBT 216) or other proof of English-language education (IELTS 5.5, level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, or Medium of Instruction Certificate e.g.)
- APS certificate (China)
- GRE test results (if any)
- certificates for German language courses or tests (optional)
- recommendation letters of two of your academic teachers that have known you well (optional)
There are no tuition fees for this degree program.
About The Masters in Communication Engineering
The Elite Master’s study programme Advanced Signal Processing and Communications Engineering ASC is a four-semester MSc programme within the “Elitenetzwerk Bayern” (Elite Network of Bavaria), an initiative for highly qualified students who aim for higher career goals. ASC is taught by select faculty members and renowned international guest lecturers. It is designed for holders of excellent Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering, Communications Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related disciplines.
Admission is granted to highly talented individuals only. Applicants that are in doubt whether they meet the tough admission standards are encouraged to simultaneously apply to other MSc programmes of FAU.
The programme structure complies with internationally recognised Master’s programmes.
In addition to the majority of those, it involves intensified research-based training in close collaboration with outstanding faculty members in order to speed up subsequent doctoral education.
Publication of research results is strongly encouraged and travel costs for conference presentations will be covered.
A summer school, a winter school, and a kick-off seminar are mandatory components of the curriculum.
ASC focuses on interdisciplinary concepts that are fundamental for advanced technologies in the areas of signal processing and communications. Besides information theory, coding, and statistical signal processing, these are machine learning, optimisation, and game theory. Students deepen the broad interdisciplinary scope of these topics choosing various areas of specialisation.
Select faculty members guide the students in composing their own curricula tailored to their individual interests and career goals.
The four-semester curriculum starts with a kick-off seminar right before the winter semester. The study programme includes three research projects, one of them being the six-month Master’s thesis.
A winter school complements the scientific education with soft skills in general, and people management and business development in particular.
A summer school prepares the students for the research-based training in the second year of the programme. Furthermore, students can opt for participation in various events organised by the Elitenetzwerk Bayern.
All courses are taught in English and do not require prior knowledge of the German language. Students can opt for intensive language courses in German to open the door to career opportunities in Germany. Students requiring financial support will be offered part-time work contracts with the involved institutes to cover their subsistence costs in Erlangen.