Master Electrical Engineering (EE M.Sc.) (matriculation from winter semester 2016/2017 up to summer semester 2018)

Expiring course:

➜ no new enrollment | ➜ can be studied until September 30, 2021 at the latest

Welcome to the Master's degree program Electrical Engineering.

These pages contain information for students who were enrolled in this course of study up to and including the summer semester 2018.

This course is no longer enrolled.

On a separate website, you will find information about the newly designed study program from winter semester 2018/2019.

The enrollment-specific examination and study regulations (SPSO) of 2015, together with the 1st amendment of 2016, are the basis for the enrollment in this course of studies from the winter semester 2016/2017.

Information for formerly matriculated students can be found on the web page M.Sc. EE up to SS 2016. Students under the SPSO from 2015 can be examined on request according to the provisions of the current SPSO.

For modules of foreign faculties that are enrolled in the elective area, the respective SPSOs of the faculties offering the modules, in which these modules are anchored, apply. For the language modules that can be studied in the compulsory elective course, the examination regulations apply to the courses offered by the Language Center of the University of Rostock, including the university foreign language certificate UNIcert®.

The EE course is offered in English and is therefore equally suitable for English-speaking international students and for German-speaking students with very good English skills who are aiming for an international career and who want to use and develop their English language skills intensively in addition to acquiring specialist knowledge.

Information for formerly enrolled students can be found on the website Information for students on older SPSO. Students on older SPSO can be tested upon application under the terms of the current SPSO. The request is irrevocable. Exam and course achievements already achieved are recognized.



JUAS offers two courses in the time from January up to March (each of them for 5 weeks) which are attractive for the students of Electrical Engineering and Computational Science and Engineering. The courses will be accepted for your studies as an elective module on request with 10 ECTS (one course, 5 weeks) or with 20 ECTS (both courses, 10 weeks).

More info about JUAS



Brief information


  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • A successful degree entitles you to use the protected professional title of "Engineer".

Study form

  • Continuing (with second professional qualification)
  • One-Subject-Master (not combinable with other master courses)
  • Full-time and classroom study


  • Lecture language is English, some modules with examination in German.
  • The entire study ist possible in English.
  • If your native language is not German, a German course is a mandatory component.

Normal Duration

  • 4 semester / 120 credit points


  • At winter semester (October 1th) and at Summer semester (April 1th) possible

Support when starting your studies

  • Individual support offers at the start of studies for students who are new to Rostock for their master's degree, including through mentoring by students for students

Fields of study

  • Engineering / Electrical Engineering

Formal requirements

  • A first professional qualification in a university degree in Electrical Engineering with at least 180 credit points or another equivalent qualification:
    • with at least 75 % of the CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) or another grading system with a comparable grade
  • Native language English or proof of sufficient English language skills (proof not older than two years):
    • Language skills at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference
  • Proof of profound knowledge:
    • Mathematics (at least 24 credit points), Theoretical Electrical Engineering (at least 6 credit points)

Application / Enrollment

  • German prospective students from the University of Rostock need to be rewritten in the student secretariat of the University of Rostock in this degree program
  • German prospective students from other universities must enroll online at the University of Rostock in this program
  • International prospective students must: 
    • apply via UniAssist
    • after receipt of the admission letter → then enroll in the study program at the University of Rostock


  • Information Technology
  • Power Engineering

Further qualification possibilities

  • Graduate to Dr.-Ing.



Introduction - Why studying Electrical Engineering?

The international master's program Electrical Engineering gives you the opportunity to expand your knowledge acquired during your Bachelor studies in one of the two major fields of study

  • Power Engineering (Elektrische Energietechnik) or
  • Information Technology (Informationstechnologie).

Both are internationally recognized domains with a steadily growing demand for graduates.

Power Engineering (Elektrische Energietechnik) involves the generation, transmission, conversion and application of electrical energy. Additional to the basics, this field includes the energy production from renewable sources, such as Bioenergy and wind turbines, construction, operation and control of electrical drive systems, and the associated high temperature electronics.

Information Technology (Informationstechnologie) is primarily concerned with the processing and transmission of digital information. It spans from digital signal processing and data transmission over circuit design, embedded and multi-processor systems up to mobile and wireless communication systems.


Study course profile

2.1 Objectives and features

Students receive the academic degree Master of Science (M.Sc.) by successfully completing the master course Electrical Engineering.

The Master's degree in Electrical Engineering is research-oriented and follows on from the Bachelor's degree.

The language of instruction in the master's program in Electrical Engineering is English. It is possible to complete the entire master's program in English. Individual elective modules including module exams are offered in German.

The master's program in Electrical Engineering leads to a second professional qualification and enables you to pursue a doctorate.

Successful completion of this course of study entitles you to use the protected professional title of “engineer” in accordance with the Architectural and Engineering Law of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

The course imparts knowledge and competences to prepare students for professional work in academic and industrial occupational fields. Graduates will achieve systematically and scientifically to process issues of their area of studies based on their knowledge in mathematics, natural science and engineering and furthermore, contribute to the field of Computational Science and Engineering after the autonomous acquisition of a specific question. Graduates of the master course Electrical Engineering are expected to deliver a high degree of autonomous scientific work that enables them to contribute to the development of their subject and to conduct development and research work in the industry or in research institutions as well as to undertake executive functions.

There are two specializations offered:

  • Information Technology
  • Power Engineering

In the first two terms, students select modules in accordance to the selected major field of study. In the third term, the students further focus on their major field of study by selecting a specialization module. The fourth semester is reserved for the master thesis. There are obligatory classes on the German language.

2.2 Content requirements

You are well prepared for the start of this course, if you have completed your Bachelor's degree with good results in mathematics and natural sciences and also have a good knowledge of the English language. In addition you have an special interest in scientific-technical and engineering-based issues and research-based work.

2.3 Special features

The course is offered in English. It is suitable for English speaking international students. It is also suitable for German-speaking students with very good knowledge of English who pursue an international career and in addition to the acquisition and apply of advanced skills of English language.

The level of expertise and academic qualifications of Master of Science comply with the internationally and in Germany well known degree "Diplomingenieur". The various choices in the areas of specialization offered ensure both the scientific depth as well as the relevance of the study for industrial practice.

The Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering ensures excellent care because of very good student-professor ratio. Further advantages are the proximity to the library, to student dormitories and to the cafeteria.

Students who can only spend about half of the time budget for the study work because of a job or because of family obligations, have the opportunity to apply for the study form Individual part-time studies (Individuelles Teilzeitstudium) twice each for two semesters. Of the two semesters then only one semester will be counted to the standard period of study.

2.4 Fields of activities for graduates

The university master's degree in the field of Electrical Engineering offers the best opportunities to get a conductive or research-based engineering job in Germany and over the world. The rapidly increasing demand for engineers in the fields of electrical engineering, computer science and information processing opens up prospects for the future with good job opportunities and excellent career opportunities.

2.5 Advanced qualification opportunities (PhD)

The Master degree with very good results qualifies to apply for admission for doctoral work (PhD student).


3. Structure of the course of study

3.1 Structure of the course Electrical Engineering (Master)

Students who choose this master course may specialize in one of this two specializations:

  • Information Technology
  • Power Engineering

Students who choose the specialization Power Engineering are recommended to commence their studies in the winter semester. If they choose to commence in the summer semester, they are recommended to consult the departmental study advisor for planning their studies due to the limited options to attend classes.

The mandatory indication of the chosen specialization must be given in written form in the registration for the final examination.

The master course is divided into obligatory and elective modules.

In both sections, students have to achieve 60 credit points. 30 credit points of the four obligatory modules are reserved for the final examination; 18 credit points are reserved for the specialization module, and further 12 credit points are reserved for the two language modules. For successfully completing the master examination, students must achieve at least 120 credit points.

Students with respective German language skills must achieve 12 credit points in modules from different courses offered at the University of Rostock instead of language modules and upon consulting course guidance. The examination board may decide upon the credibility of the aforementioned modules or of modules taken at other universities as equivalent achievements in pursuance of § 19 of the general examination regulations for bachelor and master courses. The examination board may decide upon the single cases before the beginning of the respective semester and on request of the student. Students may only attend such modules at the University of Rostock if they do not belong to a course with an admission restriction, except capacities for interdisciplinary student exchange have been granted and are available. The entrance criteria, examination requirements, examination dates and deadlines as well as kind, duration, and extend of the module examination are valid as stated in the examination regulations of the respective course.

The Institute of Computer Science publishes a list of offered classes for the elective modules: „Selected topics in the field of Models and Algorithms“, „Selected topics in the field of Information Systems“ and „Selected topics in the field of Smart Computing“ no later than six months before the beginning of a semester. A study offer consists of a lecture with three semester periods per week and an exercise with one semester period per week. The elective modules may be chosen freely from the prevailing list of class offers. To use one and the same class offer more than once is illegitimate.

For the language modules that are studied in the course of studies, the examination regulations for the courses offered by the Center for Languages of the University of Rostock, including the UNIcert® certificate apply.

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3.2 Specialisations and selectable mandatory modules

In the elective field of specialization, modules with a maximum of 54 credit points from the chosen orientation (Information Technology or Power Engineering) are to be selected from the following module catalogs.

Please note that course offerings described below normally are offered only once during the academic year, either in the winter semester or during the summer semester. For information, look at the SPSO (translation SPSO to English) or ask in the students office. Below you will find the list according to the SPSO.

3.2.1 Selectable mandatory modules of specialization Information Technology

each semester

  • Selected Topics in the Area Information Systems / Ausgewählte Themen im Themenbereich Informationssysteme (language: German or English, notification no later than the second week of lecture) (*)
  • Selected Topics in the Area Models and Algorithms / Ausgewählte Themen im Themenbereich Modelle und Algorithmen (language: German or English, notification no later than the second week of lecture) (*)
  • Selected Topics in the Area Smart Computing / Ausgewählte Themen im Themenbereich Smart Computing (language: German or English, notification no later than the second week of lecture) (*)
  • Project Seminar Embedded Systems / Projektseminar Eingebettete Systeme (language: German or English, notification no later than the second week of lecture)

summer semester

  • Advanced Topics in Digital Communications / Aktuelle Themen der Nachrichtentechnik (language: German or English, notification no later than the second week of lecture)
  • Digital Communications / Digitale Datenübertragung (language: German or English, notification no later than the second week of lecture)
  • Hands-on Introduction to Digital Inverter Control / Einführung in die digitale Umrichtersteuerung (language: English)
  • Embedded Multi-Processor Systems / Eingebettete Multi-Prozessor-Systeme (language: German)
  • Programmable Integrated Circuits / Programmierbare integrierte Schaltungen (language: German or English, notification no later than the second week of lecture)
  • Project Seminar Virtual Acoustics (language: English, German)
  • Project Seminar Radio Communications / Projektseminar Funkkommunikation (language: English)
  • Radio Navigation and Radar (language: English)
  • Selected Topics in VLSI Design (language: English)
  • Network Embedded Systems / Verteilte eingebettete Systeme (language: German)

winter semester

  • Advanced VLSI Design (language: English)
  • Automation Technologies (language: English)
  • Image/Video Processing and Coding / Bild-/Videoverarbeitung und Codierung (language: German or English, notification no later than the second week of lecture)
  • Digital Signal Processing / Digitale Signalverarbeitung (language: German or English, notification no later than the second week of lecture)
  • Real-Time Systems / Echtzeitsysteme (language: German)
  • Intelligent Process Information Technologies / Intelligente Prozessinformationsverarbeitung (language: German)
  • Interface-Electronics and Integrated Circuit Design / Interface-Elektronik und Schaltkreisentwurf (language: German)
  • Error Control Coding / Kanalcodierung (language: German or English, notification no later than the second week of lecture)
  • Mobile Radio Communications / Mobilkommunikation (language: German)
  • Photonic Systems / Photonische Systeme (language: German)
  • Selected Topics in Audio Signal Processing (language: English, German)
  • Selected Topics in Embedded Systems Design (language: English)

(*) The assignment of the computer science courses to modules and what courses are offered in which semester for these modules can be found on the websites of the Department of Computer Science in the section Studium & Lehre → Master-Studiengänge → Informatik Master → Veranstaltungen.

3.2.2 Selectable mandatory modules of specialization Power Engineering

summer semester

  • Advanced Electromagnetic Simulation and Multiphysics (language: English)
  • Compact Modeling of Large Scale Dynamical Systems (language: English)
  • Electrical Power Systems - Disturbed Operation (language: English)
  • High Temperature Electronics - Design and Manufacturing / Hochtemperaturelektronik - Konstruktion und Fertigung (language: German)
  • Modern Wind Turbines (language: English)
  • Projektseminar Leistungselektronik / Projektseminar Leistungselektronik (language: German or English, notification no later than the second week of lecture)

winter semester

  • Automation Technologies (language: English)
  • Bioenergy and Waste to Energy / Bioenergie und Energieerzeugung aus Abfällen (language: English)
  • Dynamic Behavior of AC Machines (language: English)
  • Electrical Power Systems - Symmetrical Operation / Electrical Power Systems - symmetrischer Betrieb (language: English)
  • Fault Diagnosis and Fault Tolerance in Technical Systems / Fehlerdiagnose und Fehlertoleranz in technischen Systemen (language: German)
  • High Voltage and Current Systems (language: English)
  • Intelligent Process Information Technologies / Intelligente Prozessinformationsverarbeitung (language: German)
  • Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems (language: English)
  • Numerical Simulation of Electromagnetic Fields (language: English)
  • Electrical Power Systems - Control and Protection / Netzschutz und -regelung (language: English)
  • Power Electronics for Electrical Power Supply (language: English)
  • Project Seminar Design and Simulation of Electronic Assemblies / Projektseminar Entwurf und Simulation elektronischer Schaltungen (language: German or English, notification no later than the second week of lecture)
  • Project Seminar Power Electronics / Projektseminar Leistungselektronik (language: German or English, notification no later than the second week of lecture)
  • Renewable Energy Sources (language: English)

3.2.3 Selectable mandatory modules in the area "out of specialization"

In the selectable mandatory area "out of specialization" you have to choose one module with 6 credit points from the list of the specialization which you have not selected.

Of course you are free to attend additionally any lecture of the University of Rostock. You can obtain credit points by this courses. For counting of these credit points up to your studies or list this lectures additionally at your masters certificate please ask the students office before. Normally it is necessary to submit an application. The University of Rostock offers a broad spectrum of subjects and lectures. You will have interesting opportunities to get additional knowledge and skills.

3.3 Time schedule / teaching and training forms

3.3.1 Time schedule

At the beginning of the semester, a schedule for the entire semester will be provided via notice. It includes lecture periods, examination periods, semester breaks, and the commencement of the subsequent semester.

Based on the examination and study plan, the study administration office develops a semester curriculum for each register and each semester in cooperation with the instructors responsible for the single modules. The semester curriculum contains information on the subjects, the instructors, the time exposure of the different class structures, and the dates of classes.

3.3.2 Teaching and training forms

The studies’ contents are taught in different classes. The different kinds of classes are signified by the practice of different forms of teaching and learning. Usually, classes are offered only once a year. The following kinds of classes are deployed in the master course Electrical Engineering:

  • Consultation (for the supervision of academic papers): Consultations are individual counseling interviews of students and instructors. Students create academic papers or final examination theses long term. Instructors require information about the status of the students’ work and provide advice on a regular basis.
  • Internship session: An internship session is an internship at the university, which is organized – differently from an internship outside the university – as a supervised class where students are given instructions and work on their own research projects in small groups. Such a class serves as an exercise for students to apply their previously gained theoretical knowledge on specific practical issues. Students may practice scientific methods and working techniques by practically applying their knowledge. Furthermore, students may deepen the contents of the modules and improve their own organization of work.
  • Project session: In a project session, students create a topic for a project autonomously or in groups together with fellow students under the supervision of an instructor.
  • Seminar: In a seminar, students have the opportunity to orally present autonomously acquired knowledge and bring it up for discussion or present it in written form. Seminars may be held as an attendance class or online.
  • Exercise: In an exercise, which is not mainly practical, students work on given tasks in order to deepen and apply their knowledge and gain specialist skills. An exercise offers the opportunity to ask questions, to discuss problem solutions, and to use self-check of achieved knowledge status.
  • Lecture, review class: In a lecture or a review class, instructors orally present relevant contents with the help of media, such as boards, slides, and scripts. A lecture or a review class may be held as an attendance class or online.

The achievement of the aims of study is dependent on the participation in classes as well as the accompanying self-study.

3.4 Examinations

The constellation of the required modules, the form of prerequisite, the form, the duration, and the scope of the module examination, the regular examination date and the required credit points may be taken from the examination and study plan and the module descriptions (look at SPSO / translation SPSO to English). The final examination (master thesis and colloquium) is part of the master examination.

Especially the following forms of examinations are required:

Forms of oral examinations

  • Colloquium: A proficient auditory asks questions after the students’ presentation of their autonomous work.
  • Oral examination: Students answer questions on one or more examination topics orally.
  • Presentation: A presentation is a depiction of a scientific topic and involves research results and/or the results of a literary study. Supported by the reasonable use of media, fundamental contents of the consulted literature are presented, explained and discussed on the basis of pre-formulated questions. In addition to the presentation, a handout, a research paper or a coherent text with complete contents of the presentation may be required from the student.

Forms of written examinations

  • Report/documentation: A report (or documentation) is a factual depiction of an event or the structured depiction of facts. A report may be handed in as a portfolio. A portfolio is a sorted collection of written documents or own works. Examples of reports are internship documentations, protocols of work shadowing, research reports, journalist articles, and literature reports.
  • Written tests: In a written test, students have to process given tasks in written form, with no or only a limited number of tools, and under supervision.

Forms of practical examinations

  • Project work: The project work is an open form of examination that may be developed with a high degree of freedom. Students may work alone or in teams to accomplish a project work within the scope of one semester. The basis of the examination is the result of the project work as well as the documentation and the process of the teamwork. The results of the work may be presented as a portfolio.

Within one module, study achievements may be a prerequisite for the module examination. The prerequisites may be evaluated and graded but may not affect the final module grade.

Prerequisites can be:

  • exercises
  • practical experiments
  • presentations
  • regular and active participation in classes
  • practical tasks
  • project work
  • colloquia
  • programming tasks
  • assignment papers
  • structured learning
  • project reports

Specific prerequisites can be referenced in the respective module descriptions as well as the examination and study plan (look at SPSO / translation SPSO to English).

Oral examinations may also be taken in groups, up to three students can be tested simultaneously. The group examination time is reduced by five minutes for each student compared to the examination time of a single student.

Written examinations may also be taken as group achievements with the exception of written tests. The achievement of each student in the group must be proven by providing paragraphs, page numbers, or other objective criteria that indicate the respective contribution distinctly and in an evaluable manner.

Examinations taken during the studies are conducted in the determined examination period. The examination period directly succeeds the lecture period and ends with the semester. Deviating from this examinations during the studies may be taken in the form of colloquia, oral examinations, presentations, reports/documentations, protocols, practical examinations, or project works during the lecture period. In this case students have to be informed about the form of the examination, the scope of the examination, and its deadline within the first week of the lecture period. In accordance between student and instructor, examinations may be taken at a different point in time respecting the deadlines and registration modalities given in the general examination regulations for bachelor and master courses.


5. Brochures / Videos / Regulations (Downloads)


6. Consulting opportunities

6.1 Departmental student advisory service of the faculty

Student advisory service Electrical Engineering / Studienfachberatung Electrical Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Günter Eckel
Albert-Einstein-Straße 2 (seminar building / Seminargebäude, Raum 016), 18059 Rostock, GERMANY
fon: +49 (0)381 - 498 7006

Study Office and Examination Office Electrical Engineering / Studienbüro und Prüfungsamt Electrical Engineering

Tina Zorn
Albert-Einstein-Straße 26, 18059 Rostock, GERMANY
Room / Raum 006
Tel.: +49 (0)381 - 498 7006

Examination Board Electrical Engineering (chair) / Prüfungsausschuss Electrical Engineering (Vorsitz)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Günter Eckel
Albert-Einstein-Straße 2 (seminar building / Seminargebäude, room / Raum 016), 18059 Rostock, GERMANY
fon: +49 (0)381 - 498 7006

Student representation Electrical Engineering / Studierendenvertretung Electrical Engineering

Student Council Electrical Engineering / Fachschaftsrat Elektrotechnik
room of the Student Council / Fachschaftsraum: room / Raum 003 and / und 004, Albert-Einstein-Straße 26, 18059 Rostock, GERMANY
Student Project Room: semnar building / Seminargebäude, lab / Labor S 13, Albert-Einstein-Straße 2, 18059 Rostock, GERMANY

6.2 Student advisory service of the university

Student Service Center (SSC) of the University of Rostock / Student Service Center (SSC) der Universität Rostock

Info service in the SSC: Central contact point for prospective students and students
The Student Service Center brings together all the important information and advice offered by various institutions for prospective students and students. Those seeking advice should first contact the info service. If necessary, referrals are made here or an individual consultation appointment is arranged.
Parkstraße 6, 18057 Rostock, GERMANY, room / Raum 024
fon: +49 (0)381 - 498 1230
contact and office gours: Student Service Center (SSC) of the University of Rostock – Homepage
On the SSC homepage you will find information on which institution is represented at which times in the SSC.

General Student Advisory Service & Careers Service / Allgemeine Studienberatung & Careers Service

General Student Advisory Service of the University of Rostock / Allgemeine Studienberatung der Universität Rostock
Brief advice on choice of course, reorientation and course of study
Parkstraße 6, 18057 Rostock, GERMANY, room / Raum 024
fon: +49 (0)381 - 498 1234 and +49 (0)381 - 498 1230
contact and office hours: General Student Advisory Service

Student's office / Studierendensekretariat

Student's Office of the University of Rostock / Studierendensekretariat der Universität Rostock
Contact point for questions about admission, registration and re-registration
Parkstraße 6, 18057 Rostock, GERMANY, room / Raum 024
fon: +49 (0)381 - 498 1230
contact and office hours: Student-Service-Center

Rostock International House (RIH)

Rostock International House (RIH) of the University of Rostock
Point of contact for questions about study visits abroad (outgoing), studying in Rostock for international students (incoming) and prospective refugees (refugees)
Kröpeliner Straße 29, 18055 Rostock, GERMANY
fon: office: +49 (0)381 - 498 1209 and +49 (0)381 - 498 1700
contact and office hours: Rostock International House (RIH) – Contact and opening times