Communication systems (B.Sc./M.Sc.)

The degree Communication Systems focuses on the design of networked and distributed systems from a computer science point of view. The technical foundations (primarily in electrical engineering and information technology) are also a focal point. Today communication systems are omnipresent and can be found on many different technical levels: internet, mobile telephony, social networks (Facebook etc.), Skype, Twitter... Nearly all IT systems today have a networked and distributed structure. For this reason profound knowledge in the construction and operation of communication systems is of high practical relevance. In addition to the engineering-related development of communication systems, a good command of the non-functional aspects such as performance, security and the quality of service of communication systems is also a vital aspect of the degree Communication Systems.

Students doing this degree learn the technological background of communication systems as well as the systematical design and operation of these complex hard- and software systems. Students learn engineering-related design techniques on all levels of system design. The different levels of abstraction become clear from a system-oriented point of view. Non-functional aspects of communication systems are understood in their mutual dependent behaviour towards functional aspects as well as among each other.

Bachelor degree course

To begin with the main focus of the bachelor course is core computer science and mathematics. The courses in electrical engineering and IT are also mainly foundation lectures. The subject areas communication technology, embedded systems and automation technology in particular are treated as basic skills for the design of communication systems. The specific aspects of communication systems are mainly reserved for the master degree. This provides our bachelor students with a solid scientific basis which lays the foundations for the more detailed course in communication systems later. With this basic education it is also easily possible to transfer to other technical areas later.

The degree Communication Systems is an engineering degree. For this reason this degree course covers engineering mathematics which is also studied by electrical engineering and IT students.

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Master´s Course of Studies "Computer Science"

The master degree is based on the solid foundation of the bachelor degree. In the master course the specific aspects of communication systems are reinforced. The aim is to bring students up to research level in the area communication systems.

Master students can choose between a multitude of computer science courses and courses from the area of application communication systems. Students can choose courses from the list according to their own interests. Together with the student's mentor the offer of courses can be adapted further to suit the needs of the student.

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Any more questions?

If you have any more questions about the course please don't hesitate to contact us. Please see the below contacts in the department.

Study advice Communication Systems
Prof. Dr. Jens Schmitt
Gebäude 36, Raum 429
Sprechstunde nach Vereinbarung
Tel.: 0631/205-3288
General degree support and advice
Dr. habil. Bernd Schürmann
Gebäude 48, Raum 373
Sprechstunde nach Vereinbarung
Tel.: 0631/205-2507

Further Informations

The professors of the department are assigned to seven specialisations of the Bachelor's course of studies. [more ...]
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