Master of Engineering in Information Technology


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Program Description

Research, Develop and Shape the Future!

Nowadays, we can no longer think of our environment without electronic equipment. The increasingly rapid development of high-performance technology and ongoing global automation are creating unexpected opportunities – both technically and job-wise. Take part in the exploration of this field and design our future! This study program addresses graduates of Electrical Engineering, Communication Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Control Engineering, Electronics or similar disciplines.


SRH University Heidelberg – Your Alma Mater

As one of the oldest and largest private universities nationwide, we set standards in the field of education. We impart knowledge that really lets you move ahead – practically, innovatively and creatively. A highly important part of this process is the close cooperation between students and tutors. Our concept for success: we offer new, practical courses of study, individual support and a fast track to the labor market. For our students, this means the best chance of an optimal start in professional life – with a tight network of connections to enterprises and educational institutions worldwide.

School of Engineering and Architecture – Your faculty

Whether in architecture or engineering, the School of Engineering and Architecture – faculty of the SRH University Heidelberg – offers you an excellent education that is subject-specific: You’ll be ready for take-off in working life, with a unique mix of theoretical basics, field trips, and internships. We place great importance on the issues of energy efficiency and sustainability – so that you can meet future challenges successfully and responsibly.

Keep Your Finger on the Pulse of the Times

To prepare you for your future, we designed the program “Information Technology”. You will focus on the implementation, support and management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware but also on Antenna design for mobile and satellite applications.

Practice-oriented Studies

Besides providing the necessary specialized knowledge, we focus specifically on preparing you for your career entry right from the very start: in the many classes, practice sessions and interdisciplinary projects, you solve practical problems independently as well as in teams. Cooperation with business enterprises or integration in research projects and colloquia enables you to make use of the knowledge and skills you have acquired.

Core – Our New Study Model

The “CORE-Principle”Competence Oriented Research and Education – places the acquisition of occupational competence at the center of your studies. This approach goes far beyond the delivery of theoretical knowledge. After your graduation, you will start your career with a great sense of self-confidence. Our students possess everything needed for a successful career: knowledge, competence, expertise and key skills.

The Competence Model

The term occupational competence denotes all the skills that enable you to act independently and successfully in the labor market! Occupational competence can be attained at many levels by acquiring professional competence, methodological competence, self-competence, and social competence.

Subject-Oriented 5-Week Blocks

Instead of having to deal with numerous subjects at the same time, you can focus entirely on a maximum of two subjects within one 5-week period.

Activating Teaching and Learning Methods

To ensure that students remember what they are learning, we take a practical approach to teaching, using case studies, seminars, team projects, role-plays and presentations.

Competence-Based Examination Methods

From the profusion of examination methods available we choose the method that best fits the skills taught in a particular module. Scheduling a great number of exams within a short period of time is now a thing of the past thanks to the new program.

Personal Responsibility

Only if you take responsibility for your own actions and how you study, will you be able to excel and take on responsibility in business life – for yourself and for others.

Best Employability

Our graduates are capable of proving themselves in a real business environment after their studies.

Learning Partnership

In their roles as mentors and coaches, the teaching staff assist the students in every way possible, be it subject-specific content, study organization or in personal matters.

All Facts at a Glance

  • Duration of Study: 18 months, full-time study
  • Start: Summer and winter semester (commencing 1st April and 1st October)
  • Admission Requirements:
    • Degree in one of the following disciplines: Electrical Engineering, Communication Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Control Engineering, Electronics or similar
    • Proof of English: IELTS 6.5/TOEFL 80 or other proof of English proficiency
  • Features:
    • Full-time study and Course language: English
  • Final Qualification: Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), 90 CP (ECTS)
  • Tuition Fees:
    • 770 EUR per month
    • One-time registration fee of 750 EUR or 1,000 EUR for applicants from countries with visa obligations.

Master Information Technology

Our academic year is divided into eight 5-week blocks. In each block, two parallel classes at the most may be taken. For the entire duration of studies, these blocks build on each other with regard to content. Studies begin with a 14-day introductory module. Targeted learning is on offer from day one with a university-wide preparatory phase to acquire basic study skills.



  • Embedded Security: Embedded Security, Secure Protocols
  • Robotics: Robotics, Advanced Control Engineering
  • Communication Networks: Communication Networks, Optical Communications
  • Embedded Systems: Embedded Systems, Integrated Circuits

Your Path to Our University

The Information Technology Masters program starts twice a year, either in the summer (April 1st) or the winter (October 1st) semester. You can apply directly online.

In the selection procedure, your academic performance, professional experience, and personal admission interview are taken into equal account.

For the application following documents are needed:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificate of English skills (TOEFL or similar)
  • Certificate of first academic degree


Please note: The application Deadline for VISA seeking students is the 15th of January (Summer Semester) and the 15th of July (Winter Semester).

Successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in one of the following fields: Electrical Engineering, Communication Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Control Engineering, Electronics, or similar.

If you are interested in our Master's program "Information Technology", you can apply directly online. Please if there are any technical difficulties with the online application procedure or you have any questions, please contact us.


After completion of the master course of studies, you can accompany responsible tasks in the area of technical development and system implementation. At the same time, you acquire to manage systems

With your acquired qualifications in Image and Digital Signal Processing, Infomation and Coding Theory and Transmission Systems as well as Embedded Systems and Robotics, you have various possibilities in setting the focus for personal career and knowledge in a highly demanding developing business.

After successfully completing your studies, you have a very good chance of finding a job in a German company.

Become a Maverick – Strength through Association!

Learn to reach beyond frontiers and qualify for interdisciplinary tasks at the School of Engineering and Architecture. We offer the following five Bachelor programs that prepare our students for a career in practical business:

To these belong:

  • Architecture
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Real Estate and Facility Management

All graduating students can further their knowledge by enrolling in the following Master's programs:

  • Architecture (Master of Arts)
  • Information Technology (Master of Engineering)
  • International Business and Engineering (Master of Engineering)
  • Water Technologies (Master of Engineering)


Tuition Fees – Invest in your future!

We are a private, officially recognized university. The tuition fees enable us to offer you excellent teaching and an optimal study environment.

Ways of Funding

Besides the classic German BAFöG grant, there are numerous other ways to finance your studies. We can advise you as to which of the following models might be an option for you:

  • BAföG
  • Student loan from the KfW Group (subsidies bank)
  • Student Educational Fund
  • Scholarship programs

Networks & Practice

We cooperate with a wide range of companies and our teaching is practice-oriented. During your studies, you also learn to work scientifically and to incorporate and realize your ideas in projects.

Quality in Teaching Confirmed

In the interest of consumer protection, Germany also ensures that private education providers guarantee a high scientific standard. This is certified through institutional accreditation of private universities by the German Scientific Council. The Scientific Council institutionally reaccredited the SRH University Heidelberg in 2009. In addition, the SRH University Heidelberg re-accredits all bachelor and master degree programs within the school.

Study Abroad!

Anyone who wants to experience the culture and language of another country should study abroad. A semester or internship abroad considerably increases your chances of success when applying for a job. We offer options that range from semesters and internships abroad to doctoral studies. Our information events inform students about the opportunities and requirements. At the moment, approximately 30% of our students spend time abroad during their studies.

In Brief: The Plus for You

Unique Learning

The contents of the course address the current and future needs of the energy industry. This is unique in Germany – so stand out from the crowd!

Multiple Perspectives

You finish your studies with a "Master of Engineering" degree. This enables you not only to do a doctorate or access the higher grades of the Civil Service – but it also opens up attractive, international and diversified fields of activity.

Intercultural Competencies

Business behavior that respects cultural differences, knowledge of international business relations and markets, proficiency in two foreign languages – we help you become globally mobile.

Last updated Dec 2019

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As one of the oldest and largest private universities in Germany, we set the standard for education. We equip you with the knowledge you need for your future – hands-on, innovative and creative. For t ... Read More

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