The MERIT Program
MERIT is a research orientated Master`s program within the framework of the Bologna process with the focus on information and communications technologies and their applications. The Master involves five top-level European institutions with strong ongoing research ties. MERIT students will gain a broad view of information and communications technologies thanks to the mobility requirements of the Master`s program: Students are expected to complete half of their course credits hours at their home institution and the other half at one of the partner institutions. More information can be obtained at the official MERIT homepage at: www.meritmaster.org
The institutions involved in the MERIT program are:
- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany
- Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
- Politecnico de Torino (PdT), Torino, Italy
- Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain, Belgium
- Kungliga Tekniska högskolan (Royal Institute of Technology, KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
The course structure has been reshaped in 2010. The curriculum described here are the new requirements concerning compulsory courses only apply to students who enrol from 2010 onwards. The new course structure from 2010 is descibed on the official MERIT website and will be implemented at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) accordingly.
The MERIT Master degree course is a two-year program. The first institution (university) is known as the home institution. Students who have sucessfully completed their first year will then advance to their second year at one of the partner institutions. The scope of the Master’s program is Information and Communications Technologies in a broad sense. At the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) fundamentals such as Electromagnetics, Radio Communications, Microwave Engineering, etc. are taught. All courses within the MERIT program are taught in English.
The Master’s Program is divided into three semesters in which students take courses with an average workload of 30 ECTS per semester. An additional fourth semester is devoted to the completion of a Master’s Thesis.
The program comprises:
- Compulsory core courses
- Compulsory concentration courses
- Elective concentration courses
- Transversal courses (language courses)
- Master thesis
- Language courses
Prospective students wishing to enroll in the MERIT program at KIT (either for the first or second year) and one of the partner institutions must have completed, or will complete before the yearly intake, a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or science. Proof of proficiency in English is mandatory. For excellent applicants a limited number of Erasmus Mundus scholarships is available. Application must be submitted online at: http://www.meritmaster.org/meat
Coordination at KIT:
M.Sc. Leen Sit
M.Sc. Akanksha Bhutani
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik und Elektronik (IHE)
Kaiserstrasse 12, Building 30.10, Room 3.27
D-76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Tel: +49-721-608-45214 or 45031
Office hours: Tuesdays from 2 to 3 p.m.
International MERIT Coordination Office:
Campus Nord UPC, D4 of. 207
C/ Jordi Girona, 1