Studienverlauf

Oganization of Studies

During the first semester, instruction is mostly provided in lectures, while in the second and third semesters active and creative participation is required. Students should be able to learn and study independently. A large number of lectures are accompanied by laboratories in order to immediately apply and deepen the theoretical knowledge.

An essential part of the program is the project work: in the third semester, students are required to work in intercultural teams and apply the project management methods they have learned.

The fourth semester is reserved for the master thesis which can be executed either at a company or within the university.

Overview of the program

Lectures, lab works and projects in the CME master's degree program stress the different aspects of Communication and Media Engineering and are rounded off with software related and non-technical courses. 

The entire CME course is divided into modules, which can be seen in detail in the following overview:

 

Module and course titles

 

Semester

Nr.

Title

C

1

2

3

4

Communication and Information Engineering Specialization

CME-01

Computer Science

8

 

 

 

 

 

            Object oriented software development

3

 

 

 

 

 

            OO Software development lab

2

 

 

 

 

 

            OO Modeling (UML)

3

 

 

 

 

CME-02

Signal and System Theory

6

 

 

 

 

 

            Digital Signals and Systems

3

 

 

 

 

 

            Information Theory and Coding

3

 

 

 

 

CME-03

Communication Networks

6

 

 

 

 

 

            Telecommunication Networks

3

 

 

 

 

 

            Computer Networks

3

 

 

 

 

CME-04

Digital Communications

6

 

 

 

 

 

            Digital Communications with Lab

3

 

 

 

 

 

            Advanced Channel Coding

3

 

 

 

 

CME-05

VLSI Circuit Design

6

 

 

 

 

 

            VLSI Circuit Design

4

 

 

 

 

 

            VLSI Lab

2

 

 

 

 

CME-06

Guided Waves

9

 

 

 

 

 

            Guided Wave Theory

5

 

 

 

 

 

            Microwave Lab

2

 

 

 

 

 

            Guided Wave Simulation Lab

2

 

 

 

 

CME-07

Advanced Digital Signal Processing

6

 

 

 

 

 

            Advanced Digital Signal Processing

4

 

 

 

 

 

            DSP Lab

2

 

 

 

 

CME-08

Digital Image Processing

4

 

 

 

 

 

            Digital Image Processing

3

 

 

 

 

 

            DIP Lab

1

 

 

 

 

CME-09

Online Databases

6

 

 

 

 

 

            Online Databases and Web Applications

3

 

 

 

 

 

            Online Databases Lab

3

 

 

 

 

CME-10

Wireless Communication (in German, with EIM)

5

 

 

 

 

CME-11

Mobile Communications

5

 

 

 

 

 

            Mobile Communication Systems

3

 

 

 

 

 

            Internet of Things

2

 

 

 

 

CME-12

Embedded & Industrial Networks

5

 

 

 

 

 

            Embedded and Industrial Networks

2

 

 

 

 

 

            Lab Embedded and Industrial Networks

3

 

 

 

 

 

Media and Information Specialization

CME-20

Interactive Distributed Applications

5

 

 

 

 

CME-21

Internet and Media Technologies

7

 

 

 

 

 

            Database Systems

3

 

 

 

 

 

            Database Systems Lab

1

 

 

 

 

 

            Interactive Media

3

 

 

 

 

CME-22

Media Design

6

 

 

 

 

 

            Intercultural Media Design

3

 

 

 

 

 

            IMD Lab

3

 

 

 

 

CME-23

Ubiquitous Applications

5

 

 

 

 

CME-24

Multimedia Web Technologies

7

 

 

 

 

 

            Network Security in Multimedia Systems

3

 

 

 

 

 

            Next Generation Internet

2

 

 

 

 

 

            Multimedia Databases

2

 

 

 

 

CME-25

Optical Networks

4

 

 

 

 

 

            Optical Networks

2

 

 

 

 

 

            Optical Networks Lab

2

 

 

 

 

CME-26

Media Integration

4

 

 

 

 

 

            Media Integration

2

 

 

 

 

 

            Media Integration Lab

2

 

 

 

 

CME-27

Quantifying the Effects of Media

5

 

 

 

 

 

Quantifying the Effects of Media

3

 

 

 

 

 

Quantifying the Effects of Media Lab

2

 

 

 

 

Non-technical modules

CME-40

Language

4

 

 

 

 

 

            German as a Foreign Language 1

2

 

 

 

 

 

            German as a Foreign Language 2

2

 

 

 

 

CME-41

Management Skills (choose two)

6

 

 

 

 

 

            Strategic Management

3

 

 

 

 

 

            Marketing

3

 

 

 

 

 

            Media Business Opportunities

3

 

 

 

 

 

            Managing Complexity

3

 

 

 

 

CME-42

Project Management

4

 

 

 

 

 

            Intercultural Communication and Competence

1

 

 

 

 

 

            Project Management

1

2

 

 

 

 

            Intellectual Property

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-specific modules

CME-50

Project Work (choose one)

8

 

 

 

 

 

            Internship

8

 

 

 

 

 

            Team Project

8

 

 

 

 

CME-51

Master Thesis

30

 

 

 

 

 

Required number of credits

 

Module group

Credits

 

Core subjects (Pflichtfächer)

84

 

Elective 1

20 + n, 0 ≤ n ≤ 16

 

Elective 2

16 - n

 

Total sum of credits

120

Disclaimer: The only legally binding document is the Studien- und Prüfungsordnung (StuPO), Version 20172. In case of doubt, please refer to the StuPO.

"Lab works" are an integral part of the corresponding modules of the program

A "lab work" is the realization of experiments in modern, well-equipped laboratories. It allows students to transfer theoretical knowledge into practice. 

The following "lab works" are offered:

  •  Object Oriented Software Development Lab
  •  VLSI Lab
  •  Microwave Lab
  •  Guided Wave Simulation Lab
  •  Digital Signal Processing Lab
  •  Digital Image Processing Lab
  •  Photonics Lab
  •  Online Databases Lab
  •  Intercultural Media Design Lab
  •  Database Lab
  •  Interactive Media  Lab
  • Optical Networks Lab

Regulations concerning Study and Examinations (RSE)

 Have a look at the "Regulations concerning Study and Examinations (RSE)" of the program "Communicat6ion and Media Engineering":

1) English translation of the"Regulations concering Study and Examinations (RSE)", valid for students who have started their studies before winter semester 2014/15.

2) English translation of the "Regulations concering Study and Examinations (RSE)", valid for students who have started their studies in winter semester 2014/15.

3) English translation of the "Regulations concering Study and Examinations (RSE)", valid for students who have started their studies in winter semester 2015/16 or later.

4) English translation of the specific regulations for CME of the  "Regulations concering Study and Examinations (RSE)", valid for students who have started their studies in winter semester 2017/18 or later.

Please be aware that the translation in excerpts is for the purpose of information, only. The German version is the legally binding document.

The German versions of the "Regulations concerning Study and Examinations (RSE)" can be found here.


Course and Examination Schedules

Course schedule

Examination schedule