Applicants should have obtained 210 ECTS, which is equivalent to seven semesters of full-time studies.
The majority of our applicants graduated in a programme which, according to German authorities, corresponds to only 180 ECTS, or six semesters of studies, even if the programme was designed for seven semesters in their home country. To participate in our master's programme, they need to study some of our bachelor's programme's modules. We have therefore designed a four-semester-curriculum (cf. below) integrating six modules from our bachelor's programme. These modules are of course also held in English.
To prove your bachelor's degree's relevance to IT Engineering, your studies need to have included at least 80 credits’ worth of mathematics, information technology, science, and/or engineering. If your bachelor's programme did not contain modules of this kind and value, you cannot be admitted to our IT Engineering master's programme.
For bachelor's degrees with 180 ECTS the only other requirement is that your studies have included at least 10 credits in mathematics, and 5 credits in software development lab courses. Any further necessary adaptation to our master's programme will be accomplished by the additional bachelor modules of our four-semester-curriculum.
Bachelor's degrees with 210 ECTS need to meet the following requirements in mathematics and software development, which can partially be made up by bachelor modules taken at our university:
- Your studies need to have included mathematics worth at least 20 ECTS, encompassing at least 5 credits in engineering mathematics and at least 5 credits in discrete mathematics. You cannot make up for engineering mathematics via our bachelor modules, unless you are sufficiently proficient in German to partake in our German modules. You can make up for discrete mathematics by taking our English bachelor modules. Five additional credits can be made up by taking our Signals & Systems module.
- You also need to have passed basic software development modules worth at least 10 ECTS. These modules have to be made up of laboratory courses, not lectures. If your programming modules have been valued at less than 5 credits, there is no way for you to be admitted to the IT Engineering programme. By partaking in our module Fundamental Programming Structures, you may make up for 5 credits.
- You have to provide advanced knowledge in at least one of the object-oriented programming languages Java or C++. This knowledge will be examined in an entry assignment at the beginning of your first semester. You may partake in our module Advanced Programming Features to gain this knowledge.
If you, according to these rules, need additional modules, you will most likely need at least 4 semesters, as our three-semester-curriculum is very tight and requires the above-mentioned prerequisites.