Winter semester (starting in October): 31 May
Summer semester (starting in April): 30 November
Computer engineering as a key discipline of the information society requires knowledge and skills from both computer science and electrical engineering. Computer engineering at the University of Paderborn is an innovative and research-oriented study programme with an internationally established curriculum.
The curriculum starts with mandatory modules in computer science (Advanced Computer Architecture, Operating Systems, Hardware/Software Co-Design) and electrical engineering (Circuit and System Design, Statistical Signal Processing). Students then choose a specialisation out of the following six focus areas:
- Embedded Systems
- Computer Systems
- Communication and Networks
- Signal, Image and Speech Processing
- Control and Automation
Students have to earn a certain number of credit points (CP) by completing modules from their focus area and, additionally, a smaller number of CP by taking other elective courses according to their interests.
Furthermore, students have to complete the Scientific Work module, which comprises a seminar and an elective course in the area of languages, scientific writing, or presentation.
A main element of the Master's programme is the Project Group module. Here, teams of about eight to 16 students work together on a research-related project for one year.
The final part of the programme is the Master's project, including a work plan and the preparation and writing of the Master's thesis, which usually takes place during the last semester.
The Master in Computer Engineering is a joint offer by our Departments of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering & Information Technology. Both departments regularly receive top rankings in Germany. Our research strength allows students to obtain the fundamental background necessary for undertaking a PhD. Our close cooperation with industrial partners guarantees practice-oriented lectures and provides students with many opportunities to get in contact with prospective future employers. We provide a stimulating atmosphere in an international and interdisciplinary study environment. Our well-structured programme, the excellent equipment, and the intensive interaction between students and faculty ensure successful graduation.