Master Electrical Engineering (EE M.Sc.)

Attention: New SPSO from summer semester 2023

The course-specific examination and study regulations for the Electrical Engineering master's course had been updated in October 2022.

Newly enrolled students from the summer semester 2023 study according to the new SPSO. Please inform yourself in the new SPSO.

➜ Here you will find an overview of the modules and the module descriptions.

Welcome to the Master's degree program Electrical Engineering.

Detailed information on the program according to SPSO from 2022 can be found on this page.

On the web pages of the university you will find a brief overview of general information and information about admission and enrollment.

From the 2023 summer semester, the basis for enrollment in this degree program is the degree program-specific examination and study regulations (SPSO) from 2018 with the 1st amendment from 2022 in conjunction with the current version of the general examination regulations for the bachelor’s and master’s programs at the University of Rostock (RPO BSc/MSc).

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.

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Application information

An application is required for this course. Please read the application information.


Label » Starthilfe « – Support when starting your studies (Master)

The »Starthilfe« label stands for support in the transition from Bachelor to Master and in starting your studies in Rostock. The IEF offers these voluntary support offers for all courses of the IEF.

  • The Master's degree courses offer new students to Rostock help with starting their studies and settling into Rostock. This includes, in particular, mentoring for freshmen and the information and events offered in the freshers section.



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



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).


4. Admission for the course of study

4.1 Entry requirements

As a prerequisite for entry to the Master's degree program, a first professional qualifying university degree is required. In addition, the program specific examination and study regulations (SPSO) may specify further admission requirements (for example, professional qualifications and language skills).

further information:

4.1.1 First professional qualification

  • a first professional qualification in electrical engineering with at least 180 credit points or another equivalent qualification
  • degree with at least 85 % of the CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) or with a different grading system with a comparable grade or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) with at least 500 points

4.1.2 Further entry requirements

The following additional entry requirements apply to this degree program:

  • Applicants whose native language is not English must have a TOEFL IBT of at least 90 points or an IELTS of at least 6.5 points to prove their English language skills. The proof must not be older than two years.
  • Evidence of in-depth knowledge of the following subject areas must be provided: Electromagnetic Fields and Waves (at least 3 credit points), Mathematics (at least 18 credit points), Programming / Practical Computer Science (at least 6 credit points)

4.2 Application / Enrollment / Description

This degree program is not restricted to admission (no numerus clausus).

  • Prospective students of the University of Rostock need only describe themselves (see 4.2.1.).
  • Prospective students from Germany only have to enroll (see 4.2.2).
  • International prospective students must apply and then enroll on receipt of the admission notice (see 4.2.3).

4.2.1 Prospective students from the University of Rostock

An application is not required.

Enrollment takes place online in the registration portal of the University of Rostock:

  • from August 1st to September 30th for the next winter semester or
  • from February 1st to March 31st for the next summer semester

further information: 

4.2.2 Prospective students from Germany

An application is not required.

Enrollment is online in the enrollment portal of the University of Rostock:

  • from the 1st of August to the 30st of September for the next winter semester or
  • from the 1st of February to the 31st of March for the next summer semester

further information:

4.2.3 International prospective students

Please also note the information on the application.

International prospective students must be in the period

  • from the 1st of April to the 31th of May for the next winter semester or
  • from the 1st of October to the 30th of November for the next summer semester

apply online at UniAssist and then enroll in the degree program at the University of Rostock upon receipt of the admission letter. More information can be found on the Website of the University of Rostock below.

further information:


5. Brochures / Videos / Regulations (Downloads)

5.2 Videos

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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