Vertiefungsrichtung 17 - Information and Communication
Studienmodell Kommunikationstechnik: Ein gemeinsames Studienmodell des Instituts für Hochfrequenztechnik und Elektronik (IHE), des Instituts für Nachrichtentechnik (CEL) und des Instituts für Photonik und Quantenelektronik (IPQ)
General information about the job market and outline
Information and communication engineering play a key role in numerous technologies
- Mobile and transient communication
- Automotive industry
- Aerospace sector
- Medical technologies
- Sensor/Radar technologies
- Industrial electronics
- Specialized field of communication engineering
Graduates of the study model Information and Communication will not only be qualified for jobs in Research & Development, but also in Technical Sales and Project Management areas. An advanced career path in the mid- to high level management especially in international companies is also possible. The starting salaries of these graduates are usually above the average, even through the cyclical economic downturn.
Fields of application for Information- and Communication Engineering
The ever increasing globalization demands in addition to more flexibility, new and continually evolving Communication Systems. Since mobile communication is only possible through internetworking of mobile connection and access networks, this calls for a background and training in all fields connected to Communication Systems. Here the knowledge of Radio Frequency Engineering to interface with the physical world, and optical transmission and photonics as the basis of the backbone, methods and algorithms of Communications Technology, are particularly necessary. The study model Information and Communication provides a broad basis knowledge in fields related to Communication Technologies. Moreover students will have the opportunity to select courses, which leads to a specialization or to follow a wide array of different courses from the various participating institutes.
Bachelor and Master Theses
It is possible to Bachelor and Master students to participate in research projects, which covers the above said fields, in collaboration with industrial partners. The cooperation between the three institutes – CEL, IPQ and IHE – offers a wide range of topics that are based on current state-of-the-art research themes.
The Study Model Information and Communication provides the necessary theoretical knowledge and skills for the calculation, development, and use of techniques that meet the aforementioned requirements. The core compulsory courses cover the complete spectrum of the Information and Communication technologies and provides the necessary theoretical depth.
In this Study Model all compulsory core courses are taught in English. Through the relaying of the study content in English, students can also improve their English language capability through technical discussion. This leads to a more international experience.
This Study Model also offers the opportunity for participation in the Erasmus Mundus Double Masters Program MERIT (European Master of Research on Information and Communication Technologies). The student can opt to study at one of the four partner institutions for the first year i.e. Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in Spain, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium, Politecnico di Torino (PdT) in Italy, or Kungliga Tekniska högskolan (KTH) in Sweden.
The elective courses can be selected from a wide-range of courses. It should be noted that the sum of the compulsory and elective courses should be a minimum of 69 credit points or ECTS.
The choice of the elective subjects is up to the students and should be discussed with the Model Advisor as early as possible. As part of the consultation, a non-binding Model Plan is then created for the student and the Model Plan can be adjusted at any time after consultation with the Model Advisor. Before the students can begin with a Master thesis, a final approved and binding Model Plan must be submitted to the Master Exams Committee or Masterprüfungsausschuss (MPA).
The elective courses can be selected from any institutes within the Department of Electrical Engineering (ETIT). A limited number of courses can also be selected from non-ETIT institutes with the agreement of the Model Advisor.
Feste Module (Master-Studienbeginn ab WS 2018/19):
|Grundlagen zur Vertiefungsrichtung||Sem||SWS|
|Optical Networks and Systems (IPQ)||WS||2+1|
|Radio Frequency Electronics (IHE)||WS||2+1+1|
|Nachrichtentechnik II / Communications Engineering II (CEL)||SS / WS||2+1|
|Pflichtbereich der Vertiefungsrichtung||Sem||SWS|
|Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits and Systems (IHE)||WS||2+2|
|Mikrowellentechnik / Microwave Engineering (IHE)||WS / SS||2+1|
|Communication Systems and Protocols (ITIV)||SS||2+1|
|Systems and Software Engineering (ITIV)||WS||2+1|
|Machine Learning and Optimization in Comminications (CEL)||WS||2+1|
|Modern Radio Systems Engineering (IHE)||SS||2+1|
|Digital Signal Processing in Optical Communications - with Practical Exercises (IPQ)||SS||2+2|
|Microwave Laboratory I (IHE)||SS||4|
|oder Praktikum Hochfrequenzlaboratorium II (IHE)||WS||4|
|oder Photonics and Communications Lab (IPQ)||WS+SS||4|
|oder Praktikum Nachrichtentechnik (CEL)||WS+SS||4|
Bem.: Die den Semesterwochenstunden (SWS) zugeordneten Leistungspunkten (LP) sind der Beschreibung der entsprechenden Lehrveranstaltung zu entnehmen.
Feste Modellfächer (Master-Studienbeginn vor WS 2018/19)
|Communication Systems and Protocols (ITIV)||-||-||-||2||1||-||5|
|Systems and Software Engineering (ITIV)||-||-||-||2||1||-||5|
|Microwave Engineering (IHE)||2||-||3||-||-||-||-|
|Optical Networks and Systems (IPQ)||2||0||-||-||-||-||3|
|Optimization of Dynamic Systems (IRS)||2||1||-||-||-||-||3|
|Nonlinear Optics (IPQ)||-||-||-||2||1||-||4|
|Advanced Radio Communications II (CEL)||-||-||-||2||1||-||4|
|Optical Transmitters and Receivers (IPQ)||2||1||-||-||-||-||4|
|Wave Propagation and Radio Channels for Mobile Communications (IHE)**||-||-||-||2||1||-||4|
|Advanced Radio Communications I (IHE)||2||1||-||-||-||-||4|
|Microwave Laboratory I (IHE) or||-||-||-||-||-||4||6|
|Praktikum Optische Kommunikationstechnik (IPQ
|Praktikum Nachrichtentechnik (CEL)||-||-||4||-||-||4||6|
|Seminar: Automotive Control Systems (IIIT)||-||-||-||2||-||-||3|
|Electromagnetics and Numerical Calculation of Fields (IBT)||2||1||-||-||-||-||4|
|Radar Systems Engineering (IHE)||2||-||-||-||-||-||3|
|Antennen und Mehrantennensysteme (IHE)||3||1||-||-||-||-||6|
|Praktikum Hochfrequenzlaboratorium II (IHE)||-||-||4||-||-||-||6|
|Hoch- und Höchstfrequenzhalbleiterschaltungen (IHE)||2||1||-||-||-||-||4|
|Microwave Laboratory I (IHE)||-||-||-||4||-||-||6|
|Spaceborne Radar Remote Sensing (IHE)||-||-||-||2||1||1||6|
|Seminar on Radar and Communication Systems (IHE)||3||-||-||3||-||-||4|
|Modern Radio Systems Engineering (IHE)||-||-||-||2||1||-||4|
|Optical Waveguides and Fibers (IPQ)||2||1||-||-||-||-||4|
|Field Propagation and Coherence (IPQ)||2||1||-||-||-||-||4|
|Optoelectronic Components (IPQ)||2||1||-||-||-||-||4|
|Software Radio (CEL)**||-||-||-||2||-||-||3|
|Seminar: Ausgewählte Kapitel der Nachrichtentechnik (CEL)||-||-||-||3||-||-||3|
|Praktikum Nachrichtentechnik (CEL)||-||-||-||-||-||4||6|
|Signalverarbeitung in der Nachrichtentechnik (CEL)||-||-||-||2||-||-||3|
|Angewandte Informationstheorie (CEL)||-||-||-||3||1||-||6|
|Nachrichtentechnik II (CEL)||2||1||-||-||-||-||4|
|Spaceborne Microwave Radiometry - Advanced Methods and Applications (IHE)||2||-||-||-||-||-||3|
|Verfahren zur Kanalkodierung (CEL)||-||-||-||2||-||-||3|
|Hardware Modelling and Simulation (ITIV)||-||-||-||2||1||-||4|
|Design Automation Laboratory (ITIV)||-||-||-||-||-||4||6|
*since beginning of Master SS2015, different ECTS for earlier start
**Lecture can not be guaranteed at time of print, see webpage of the institutes
L = Lecture, E = Exercise, Lab = Laboratory, W = Workshop
In addition to the elective courses, Key Qualifications allow the students to take part in non-technical courses offered by any institutes within the university for a more balanced educational outcome. Students will be required to achieve a minimum of 6 credit points or ECTS under this course category.
Students can for example participate in the Economic and Social Sciences events organized by the Center of Applied Cultural Studies or Zentrum für Angewandte Kulturwissenschaften (ZAK), or the House of Competence (HoC) in:
- Industrial economics
- Language courses
- Tutor training
- and several others
It should be noted that courses or events that are listed under the elective courses from the ETIT Department cannot be recognized as a Key Qualification
For other lectures: Arrangement with model advisor
Institute of Radio Frequency Engineering and Electronics
Head of Institute: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Zwick
Dr.-Ing. Mario Pauli
Tel.: 0721 / 608-46259
Fax: 0721 / 608-45027
Head of Institute: N.N.
Dr.-Ing. Holger Jäkel
Tel.: 0721 / 608-46272
Fax: 0721 / 608-46071
Head of Institute: Prof. Dr. Christian Koos
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Freude