Goals and aims

The department of Electrical Engineering aims to train master’s students in a spectrum of professional and personal competencies to enable them to expand their knowledge and methodology in design, through analysis and research of innovative systems in a specific discipline.

The discipline or specialization determines the content of the master’s programme Electrical Engineering. Graduates maintain a broad Electrical Engineering qualification while being specialized in one of the specific fields. The fields of specialization are indicated on the master’s degree.

The Electrical Engineering Department consists of 12 research groups or chairs. Each chair covers a specialisation. They are described in the table below.

Specialisation

Chair

Biomedical

Neurotechnology and Biomechatronics

BSS

Computer Vision and Biometrics

SCS

 

IC-design and Computer Architecture

Dependable Integrated Systems

CAES

Integrated Circuit Design

ICD

 

Measurement, Control and Mechatronics

Robotics and Mechatronics

RaM

 

 

Telecommunication

Communication Networks

DACS

Telecommunication Engineering

TE

 

 

Micro and nanosystems

Nano-electronics

NE

Devices for Integrated Circuits

SC

Integrated Optical Systems

OS (TNW)

Micro Sensors and Systems

MSS

Lab-on-a-chip systems for Biomedical and Environmental Applications

BIOS

All chairs participate in one or more research institutes:

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the MIRA Research Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine

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the MESA Research Institute for Microsystems and Microelectronics

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the CTIT Research Institute for Telecommunication and Information Technology

The level of a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering is illustrated in the following general competencies:

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A Master has specialized advanced knowledge in at least one of the above described specialisations of Electrical Engineering.

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A Master has experience in working on industry-related projects and has acquired the ability to be effective in a multidisciplinary environment.

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A Master is able to work at the frontier of research and design, and is innovative, contributing to breaking the frontiers of current technology or understanding.

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He/she defines his/her own design/research goals within the limits of his/her project, judges which parts of the problem need further analysis, carries out these analyses on abstract level, proposes experiments and carries them out in a methodologically correct way.

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A Master is able to understand, on a general level, areas adjacent to his/her own area of specialization and uses this understanding in the context of his/her own work. He/she is able to appreciate new knowledge of other disciplines (if necessary also of non-technical areas) and to integrate this in his/her work.

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A Master can carry responsibility as a leading member of a multidisciplinary design (or research/development) group and develops a broad scope, e.g., with respect to the economic aspects of his/her work, or the impact of technological innovation on society. He/she is a serious partner in discussions on aspects regarding the setting and societal environment of his/her work.

Compared to the bachelor’s level, a Master has more specialized knowledge and abilities, more industrial experience and has skills to independently solve relatively complex problems.