Overview

General Description

INFOTECH (short for INFOrmation TECHnology) is
  • an international, interdisciplinary (post) graduate Master study program offered by the
  • Faculty (School) of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the
  • University of Stuttgart,  Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg, F.R. of Germany with
  • English lectures and English exams for
  • graduate students with a B.Sc. or similar in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science/Applications or Automation or similar.
INFOTECH aims at the interdisciplinary education and training of fundamental methods and scientific skills for development and research in information technology in areas like
  • basic electronic and photonic components
  • computer and communication systems architectures
  • hardware and software design methodologies
  • communication networks
  • multimedia
  • vehicular, traffic and process control systems.
reflected in the majors of the program.
INFOTECH is a very comprehensive and demanding 2-year (4 terms/semester) program with
  • pre-program German Language Class (6-weeks in September) for the required A1-level certificate
  • 4 study terms
  • and one-term (6 months) Master Thesis Project
INFOTECH offers a combination of courses from the
  • electrical engineering and
  • computer science field enriched with
  • non-technical courses
INFOTECH offers four (4) specializations
  • CEMT Communication Engineering and Media Technology
    • for students of program years PY09 to PY13: Curriculum study regulation 09 [SER09]
    • for students of program PY14 and further: Curriculum study regulation 14 [SER14]
  • ES Embedded Systems Engineering
    • for students of program years PY09 to PY13: Curriculum study regulation 09 [SER09]
    • for students of program PY14 and further: Curriculum study regulation 14 [SER14]
  • MO Micro- and Optoelectonics
    • for students of program years PY09 to PY13: Curriculum study regulation 09 [SER09]
    • for students of program PY14 and further: Curriculum study regulation 14 [SER14]
  • CHSE Computer Hardware/Software Engineering
    • for students of program years PY09 to PY13: Curriculum study regulation 09 [SER09]
    • for students of program PY14 and further: Curriculum study regulation 14 [SER14]
The students will receive a Master of Science degree in Information Technology.
 
Conditions for receiving the degree

  • Presentation of Bachelor Degree Certificate
  • Successful passing of all required examinations
  • Successful Master Thesis project

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Tuition Fees

  • The University of Stuttgart together with all other universities in Baden-Wuerttemberg charge tuition fees as of winter term 2017/18 for Non-European students by decision of the government of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg on 3 May 2017. For Non-European students tution fees, administrative contribution and contribution to the student's service organization of together  EUR 1675.60 (as of winter 2017/18) are charged per term/semester. For European students administrative contribution and contribution to the student's service organization of together 175.60 are charged per term/semester.

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Recognition/Accreditation

  • The INFOTECH program has been approved by the senate of the University, recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Land of Baden-Wuerttemberg and is system accredited through the accreditation of the University of Stuttgart. It allows to directly enter into doctoral programs at German Universities.Upon request a personalized confirmation for the accreditation can be issued in case it is needed when applying for an educational loan e.g.

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Experience with the Program

  • The INFOTECH Master Program has been launched back in 1999. During 15 years of continuous operation, the program has received thousands of applications for 80 seats/year and counts around 600 graduates.
  • Over 80% of the graduates have achieved an overall average of their Master Degree examination of 'Good' or better. Many of our graduates continue their studies in doctoral degree programs (20% or more) or find employment opportunities in research and development (R&D), technical management or business sectors of industrial companies in Germany and around the globe.

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The Host

  • INFOTECH is one of the many programs offered by the faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (IEI) of the University of Stuttgart.
  • IEI offers today more than 220 lecture courses for 2700 students taught by 31 professors and 270 scientific staff members.
  • All of the INFOTECH Curriculum lecture courses are in English language. Additional courses taught in German language can be added. All courses are jointly attended by students from the INFOTECH Master Program and the German language based other Master's Programs of IEI.
  • More information on the faculty, data and services can be found on the Faculty information page.

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The Location

  • The city of Stuttgart, the capital of the Land of Baden-Wuerttemberg,  is right in the heart of the "Greater Stuttgart Region", one of the most prosperous and innovative regions in Europe.

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The Academic Year

  • INFOTECH follows the standard two semester (terms) structure:
    • the winter term (October 1 to March 31)
      with courses from mid October to mid February followed by ample time for exam preparation and the exams itself,
    • the summer term (April 1 to September 30)
      with courses from mid April to mid July followed by ample time for exam preparation and the exams itself.

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Degree and German Marking System