Information and communications technology continues to be a primary driver of technological progress in the digital age. Communications technology satisfies a basic human need in a variety of ways: making cell phone calls and sending messages via GSM, UMTS, and LTE, receiving multimedia information via digital radio and television with Internet Radio or DVB-T2, and naturally communicating through the Internet via Wi-Fi and VoIP. Moreover, human-machine interaction introduces new possibilities, car-to-car communication will change the way we travel and data traffic between machines in the industrial sector is growing continually. An end of this development is not in sight. Information technology, i.e. the technical processing of the data by means of hardware and software, is the backbone for new communication technologies. The continually increasing performance of information technology enables us both to create new applications and to cope with an ever-increasing flood of data.
The tasks and functional areas of engineering are manifold in the field of information and communications technology. Engineers conduct research, design measurement and control systems, and develop hardware and software-based devices in the telecommunications, media, automotive, medical, and aerospace industries. For this highly qualified profession, graduates of this degree program will have acquired in-depth knowledge in diverse fields of technology as well as the ability to view aspects of various complex systems in a networked manner. In addition, especially in this global professional environment, mastery of the English language is essential. Earning the Master's degree of the Information and Communications Engineering program ensures not only that the aforementioned qualifications have been acquired, but also that its graduates will be offered excellent career opportunities in attractive and innovative fields of activity in Germany and abroad, in development and research departments of companies and scientific institutions.