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The degree program
The master's degree program in electrical engineering is research-oriented and teaches the scientific elements and principles and methods of the subject of electrical engineering in more detail. During the master's degree program, the engineering-sciences, information-sciences, mathematical and natural sciences knowledge acquired in the preceding Bachelor's studies are to be reinforced in order to meet the requirements to an engineer working independently in the area of development and research or working independently in the industry or research facilities.
The master's degree program in electrical engineering is targeted at specialization in a subject-focused area that is implemented in the form of variations of the degree program. The following degree program variations are offered for the master's degree program in electrical engineering at the University of Siegen:
- Automation and energy technology
- Communication technology
- Microsystem technology
- James Clerk Maxwell (research master)
- Intelligent Energy Systems (binational master: The studies take place at 50% at the University of Siegen and at 50% at the partner university San Juan/Argentine)
The degree program versions comprise 55 ECTS of subject-specialization modules that teach deeper knowledge and competences in the respective area in the form of lectures. Additionally, there are a project group and the master's thesis, so that every degree program version comprises about ¾ of the entire master's degree program in total.
The degree program version "James Clerk Maxwell" is a special case. It is to enable particularly qualified students to actively work on a research project at one of the chairs of the department of electrical engineering and computer science during their studies already. The active work on the research project assessed with ECTS credits is supplemented by lectures chosen specifically to expand on the research subject.
This form of the master's degree program is rare outside of the University of Siegen in Germany. It offers particularly talented graduates of Bachelor's study programs in electrical engineering from other universities a research-oriented study program that lays the foundation for subsequent speedy doctoral studies and a professional perspective in the scientific environment.
1) Usually, only those students can be admitted to the master's degree program who have a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.
2) In special exceptions, the relevant examination board will decide on a case-by-case basis.
The examination regulations relevant at the time shall apply.
Examination regulations/degree plan/module manuals/internship rules
Examination regulations (POs) specify the basic structures of a degree program (e.g. admission requirements and contents to be studied). Students are automatically subject to the current version of their PO when they matriculate for their first subject-related semester. This means that even if the PO changes during their studies, the original version according to which they matriculated will remain valid (provided that the PO does not expire).
The respective degree plan is the recommended example progress of the studies in individual subjects and is part of a PO.
Supplementary provisions and details for any module to be studied can be found in the module manually (e.g. requirements for taking a written test or content-related information on the modules/events, ...).
The internship rules define the conditions under which the required or optional internships must be completed.
We recommend at least looking at the study schedule for your degree program before the lecture time starts, to ensure that you know which modules are intended for the start of your studies.