Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Study Electrical and Microsystems Engineering

Electrical and Microsystems Engineering are the core components of this Master's degree. The course's interdisciplinary structure and modular design provide you with a multitude of options, as does our international exchange programme.

Please note: applications are not possible for the winter semester 2024/25!

However, it is possible to apply to our partner university UTAR in Malaysia, with which we have a double degree programme:

The Master of Engineering (Electronic Systems) programme at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in the field of electronics engineering. UTAR, known for its strong academic reputation, offers a comprehensive curriculum that prepares students for careers in the electronics industry. After completing the first part of the programme in Malaysia, excellent students in this programme have the opportunity to continue their studies at the OTH via a DAAD-funded scholarship and obtain a double degree (OTH Regensburg and UTAR in Malaysia).

For further information please contact the head of the programme Asst. Prof. Ts Dr Lee Han Kee.

application info (higher semester)


What is the Master's in Electrical and Microsystems Engineering about?

This interdisciplinary Master's degree is offered by the faculty Applied Natural and Cultural Sciences in cooperation with the faculty Electrical and Information Technology. It is a full-time programme, designed to be completed in three semesters. This consists of two theoretical semesters, including at least one student project, as well as one semester for the Master's thesis.

The Master's programme will prepare you for the demands of a complex working environment through:

  • Consolidation and specialisation of subject-specific knowledge
  • Interdisciplinary understanding of related disciplines
  • Room to shape your course in line with your desired career path
  • Strong practicalorientation and state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Master's thesis also possible abroad
  • On request: international double degree
  • Strengthening your methodological and social skills
  • Leadership skills and management techniques
  • Preparation for future management roles

Depending on your career plans, you can set an individual focus, sharpen your leadership profile or specialise in a particular field.

In addition to full-time study, you can also complete this degree in cooperation with a company as a degree programme with intensive in-company training.

You also have the unique opportunity to earn a doubledegree. In this case, you will receive a Master's degree both from OTH Regensburg as well as from one of our partner universities in Malaysia (USM Penang, UTAR Kuala Lumpur or UTAR Kampar)

Strengths of the degree programme

  • Master both electrical and microsystems engineering: As part of the degree programme, you will deepen your knowledge of electrical and microsystems engineering with modules such as micromachining, semiconductor technology and many more.
  • Outstanding Career opportunities: Our graduates have great career prospects in multiple fields - from medical engineering to the communications and automotive industries.
  • Pursue a double degree with our Malaysian partner universities: With the double degree programme, you can simultaneously obtain a Master's degree at OTH Regensburg, as well as at one of our partner universities in Malaysia (USM Penang, UTAR Kuala Lumpur, or UTAR Kampar). In addition, you can apply for a scholarship from "DAAD" (German Academic Exchange Service).
  • Study in English: The degree programme can be studied in both German and English.
  • Regensburg: student city and business hotspot: Regensburg is not only beautiful with its historic old town, but also a hub for the many national and international companies based in the region.

Career opportunties

Career prospects as a Master of Engineering

Regardless of whether you are aiming for a management position in industry or in the public sector, or see your Master's degree as the basis for a subsequent doctorate: this course will provide you with a crucial qualification!

    • Semiconductor industry
    • Optoelectronic and optical industries
    • Sensor technology
    • Communication technology
    • Automotive engineering
    • Academia and research
    • Medical engineering

  • Are you interested in an academic career or a doctorate? Then you are on the right track with our interdisciplinary Master's in Electrical and Microsystems Engineering! For more information click here.

Structure and modules

How is the degree programme structured?

The Master's in Electrical and Microsystems Engineering is a full-time course lasting three semesters. If you are interested in studying with intensive in-company training in cooperation with a company, the programme lasts four semesters.

  • Students design their own degree according to an individual study profile, combining modules from the "Basic", "Advanced" and "Interdisciplinary" module catalogues, as well as a research project and their Master's thesis.

    • At least one module from each of the four basicmodules, totaling a minimum of 26 credits
    • Modules from the advanced module catalogue, totalling 20 credits;
    • Modules from the interdisciplinary module catalogue, totalling 12 credits

  • The basic modules build your interdisciplinary knowledge of the respective parallel subject. At least one subject must be chosen from each basic module

    Basic Module 1:

    • Advanced Engineering Mathematics (English)

    Basic Module 2:

    • Micromachining
    • Selected Topics of Electrical Engineering (German or English)
    • Advanced Optoelectronics (English)
    • Programmable Hardware with Applications in Digital Signal Processing
    • Advanced Signal Processing

    Basic Module 3:

    • Engineering Chemistry (English)
    • Digital Design 2
    • Photonics and Laser Technology (English)
    • Networks for embedded Systems

    Basic Module 4:

    • Solid State Physics 2 (German or English)
    • Microcontrollers (German or English)
    • Applied Optics (English)

  • At least four advanced modules must be chosen (20 credits in total). It can not be guaranteed that all advanced modules are actually offered.

    For further information see the catalogue for advanced modules for the master programme Electrical and Microsystems Engineering or the following ELO-course.

  • Please select one of the following subject blocks.

    Subject blocks:

    • Additional Training in Specialist for Occupational Safety - Safety Engineer
    • International Research Methodology (English)
    • Digitalisation Competencies in Engineering Sciences

    For further information see the following ELO-course.

  • Research project (6 credits):

    The research project should be carried out in-house in the laboratories of the OTH Regensburg or a partner university. You will gain experience with scientific working practices which will help you to complete your Master thesis. It can be conducted at any time and may be written in English.

    Master thesis (26 credits):

    The Master thesis is usually written in cooperation with a regional company that is active in your chosen field. It is also possible to complete your Master thesis abroad.

  • The modulehandbook contains all modules and subjects in the degree programme including the following information:

    • Standard number of semesters
    • Number of hours
    • Form of teaching
    • Content
    • Lecturers
    • Teaching material
    • Forms of assessment
    • Permitted aids
    • Learning objectives
    • Number of credits achieved with each module

Study Ambassadors

Students know best what is particularly important and interesting before or during their studies. And they know both the faculty and the university and know what else is important about studying. That's why our student ambassadors for the Master of Electrical and Microsystems Engineering are available to answer questions and talk to students on an equal footing.

Studies and organisational matters

So that everything runs smoothly

When and where do lectures take place? Which legal regulations have to be observed? And how can you combine studying and childcare?

Answers to these and other questions about studying Electrical and Microsystems Engineering can be found here.

  • Lectures take place on the main campus of the OTH Regensburg in the buildings of the Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences and Cultural Studies (ANK) and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (EI):

    Buildings T, G und S

    Seybothstraße 2

    93053 Regensburg

    Verlinkung zu Gebäudeübersichten auf OTH-Homepage

  • System accredited until March 14th, 2030.

    Accreditation result


    Study abroad

    Double degree programmes

    Thesis abroad

    For further information please contact Gudrun Seebauer (

  • SPO, curriculum and exam handbook - here we explain the documents containing regulations on studying and examinations. In addition, the respective current versions are linked.

    The legal basis: The Study and Examination Regulations (SPO)

    The Study and Examination Regulations (so-called SPO) form the legal basis for the Master's in Electrical and Microsystems Engineering. Among other things, they contain information on:

    • Study objective, qualification requirements
    • Programme structure, standard period of study
    • Master's thesis
    • Interpreting examination results and the overall grade
    • Certificate and academic degree
    • Overview of modules, assessments and credits

    The overview: The course handbook (Studienverlaufsplan)

    This document contains an overview of all modules, the respective number of semester hours per week and ECTS credits. It serves as a guide for semester planning and subject allocation.

    Exams in focus: The exam handbook (Studienplan)

    This document provides information on the subject of examinations. Among other things, it contains information on:

    • Type and duration of examinations
    • First and second examiners
    • Permitted aids

Application info

Please check the specific admission requirements for this programme.