Master in Communication and Media Engineering

Offenburg University

Program Description

Master in Communication and Media Engineering

Offenburg University

Master in Communication and Media Engineering Language: English

Information at your fingertips, mobile computing, internet of things, multimedia networks - many trends accelerate today's life. The dynamic and economic role of knowledge and information is identified as a key success factor and driving force behind the global market of telecommunication, computer science and media technology. The international master's degree program Communication and Media Engineering (CME) is tailored to meet the challenges of the multimedia age. The curriculum of the program was developed in 1998 by the departments of "Electrical Engineering and Information Technology" and "Media and Information Engineering". To our knowledge, it was the first postgraduate program which combined essential elements of communication engineering with innovative multimedia issues. The program has been continuously updated to modern needs and continues to successfully combine the two aspects.

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:


• Telecommunication Networks

• Computer Networks

• Guided Waves • Advanced Dig. Signal Processing

• Mobile Communications

• Photonics


• Internet & Media Tech

• Media Design

• Extend Database Systems

• High Performance Networks • Interactive Media

• Digital Image Processing


• Team Project Work

• Internship

• Master Thesis

Software Engineering

• Computer Science 1

• Computer Science 2

• Client Server Programming

• Online Databases


• Language

• Management Skills

• Social Skills

Organization 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.

CME at the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences Offenburg University of Applied Sciences enjoys an excellent reputation and is regularly rated "very good" in nationwide rankings. Offenburg is a smaller university and students benefit from the advantages of a manageable educational facility with personal attention from instructors. Offenburg University of Applied Science also offers comprehensive services and a close integration with the regional economy. The CME study program enjoys an excellent reputation. In fact, the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft and the Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst (DAAD) voted it one of Germany's top 10 master's programs.

Application prerequisites

Above average Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or IT Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Science or related fields with a good knowledge in the field of electrical, IT, telecommunication or media engineering and solid knowledge in software programming, TOEFL IBT 87 or IELTS 6.0 (better 6.5), German A1.1, APS (for applicants from China and Vietnam), minimum two letters of recommendation

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2017
4 semesters
Full time
274 EUR
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March 31, 2017
Germany - Offenburg, Baden-Württemberg
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