Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
In a Nutshell
The Master's program in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology offers students the opportunity to tackle a specific project for the entire duration of the three-semester program. The student is supervised by a mentor throughout the project. Students are permitted to propose their own Master's project. The project idea may come from the university or from industry. Thematically relevant lectures and seminars accompany the project. Students may visit lectures at the Universities of Applied Sciences in Coburg, Aschaffenburg, and Würzburg-Schweinfurt, which cooperate in the Master's program.
It is also possible to select courses from the Master's programs of cooperating universities.
Research and Practice
The Master’s program in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology combines theory, research, and practice in a unique fashion. At the start of the program, students, along with their supervising professor, create a project plan for their three-semester project work. They design their individual study plan to include accompanying lectures and define the milestones that they want to achieve over the course of the program. In this way, students acquire the theoretical knowledge and research methods that they will need in order to deal with the presentation of problems in their projects from both a research and practical perspective. They have the opportunity to work intensively with a partner from industry or a research institution. The three-semester project lets students acquire "on the job" skills in project management. They also get the opportunity to discuss ideas with Master’s students of the partner universities.
Structure of the Program
In the first two semesters, students tackle project modules I and II, the accompanying seminars I and II, the technological modules I and II, and research methods I and II. In the first semester, they also take an engineering specialization module and in the second semester an interdisciplinary module.
In the third semester, students write their Master’s thesis.
Curriculum and Examination Regulations
The [study and examination regulations]* form the legal basis for the study program. The [module manual]* provides information about the content of the individual modules. Contact your academic advisor Prof. Dr. Michael Rossner concerning the content of the program.
*only available in german at the moment
The Master's program in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology offers students the possibility of studying a specific industrial project intensively for three semesters. Interested parties can chose topics from the following areas for which they need to apply:
- High-voltage technology (Prof. Dr. Michael Rossner)
- Energy system and plant diagnosis (Prof. Dr. Christian Weindl)
- Power electronics (Prof. Dr. Alexander Stadler)
- Photovoltaics (Prof. Dr. Bernd Hüttl)
- Robotics (Prof. Dr. Kolja Kühnlenz)
- Electric drive and converter technology (Prof. Dr. Omid Forati Kaschani)
Currently, the following specific projects may be selected as part of the Master's projects:
- Coupled inductors in bidirectional 48V DC-DC converters Project description (in German)
- Structure of a demonstration system for the verification of the ECS concept Project description (in German)
- Development of a measurement system for recording spatially distributed operational conditions of a photovoltaic string under free field conditions Project description (in German)
- Sensor-based navigation of autonomous robots
- Camera-based robot control
- Networked control with variable time-delay
- Person tracking with laser range finders
- Visual attention control for mobile robots
For information on the projects, you can contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Kolja Kühnlenz.
The Master's program prepares students for taking on research, technical, and management responsibilities in industry and research institutions. Graduates also have access to higher positions in public agencies. They are also free to become independent contractors. In this respect, Coburg University works together with the start-up consultants at the Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Business Development Agency.
A good Master's degree also creates the foundation for a Ph.D in cooperation with a partner university. Many graduates of the Master's program in "Electrical Engineering and Information Technology" have taken advantage of this possibility and have further developed their work in their Master's thesis in a doctoral thesis.
Application and Admission Requirements
- Fields of core undergraduate degree: electrical engineering, general engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, information technology, technical physics, or related areas
- Diplom or Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better (German grading system)
- At least seven semesters (210 ECTS) including a required internship semester. Applicants with six semesters in a regular program may make up the internship of 20 weeks or have at least one year of applicable practical work recognized towards the program if they can document this.
- Selection interview with presentation on a scientific topic from electrical engineering and information technology (30 minutes)
Here you can find all the important information about evaluating your school-leaving certificates and learning German in order to start a master program at the University of Coburg.
Since the program is taught in German, you also have to prove your knowledge in German before the start of studies (level C1/C2).
Status: December 2019.
Further and current informations can also be found on the German website of this course.