Exam regulations

Information on exam regulations for Electrical Engineering (M.Sc.)

Exam Regulations Master of Science (official reference)

Only the German versions of the exam regulations published by the University in the Official Announcements are legally binding.

Exam Regulations for EENG (reading version in English)

Exam Regulations (reading version)
Attention: This reading version is not legally binding. Only the versions of the exam regulations published by the University in the Official Announcements are legally binding.

 

Explanatory notes on the exam regulations of Electrical Engineering (992-2019)

Basic information about exams like exam registration, general regulations, and illnes notices can be found here.

Basic information:

  • Section 19 of the exam regulations is binding.
  • Academic achievements and examinations which have been passed cannot be retaken.
  • Examinations to be retaken must be registered and taken within two semesters; otherwise they will be considered as not passed. (The Head of Examination Committee may authorize an exemption to this rule if compelling reasons exist for doing so, (see next paragraph (retroactive registration of examinations)).

Opportunities for retakes:

  • The master’s thesis may only be retaken once.
  • Two examinations of the candidate’s choice (except for the master’s thesis) may be retaken for a second time. If the candidate does not pass the second retake of an examination then it may be continued orally.
  • All other examinations may only be retaken once. These retakes may not be continued orally.

Regulation on optional trial examinations:

  • Section 25 of the exam regulations is binding.
  • The requirement for making use of the regulation on optional trial examinations is earning 50 credit points by the beginning of the third semester. (For more detailed information and exceptions see Section 25, Paras. (1), (3) and (5)).
  • In this case, an additional examination which has not been passed can be declared to be “not taken” (upon application to the Examination Office). This only applies when the examination which has not been passed was taken within the standard period of study.
  • In addition, examinations which have been passed may be retaken for the purpose of improving a student’s grade in a maximum of two modules (upon application to the Examination Office). The examination must be retaken no later than the examination date after next. This also only applies when the examination in question was taken within the standard period of study.
Loss of entitlement to the examination:
  • If a repetition exam is not passed, for which the number of permissible repetitions has been exhausted, or an oral continuation of a repetition exam is not passed, then the examination entitlement in the Master's programme Electrical Engineering is lost.

The following regulations apply to the courses of study of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology for subsequent (late) registration for examinations:

  • Exams registered for the first time cannot be registered subsequently (late). Correnspondent requests to the Examination Office or to the chairman of the examination committee will generally be rejected.
  • Repeat examinations must always be registered and taken in due time for the next possible date; otherwise they will be considered failed ("Verwaltungsfünf").
    • If, for serious reasons, you fail to register for the repeat examination, you can apply to the chairman of the examination committee for a subsequent registration (in writing). If the application is approved, the chairman of the examination committee will register with the Examination Office at a later date.

The chairman of the examination board is responsible for the recognition of Master's modules already completed in another degree program. Please refer to the relevant information provided by the Examination Office.

Information from the EI Department on recognition:

  • As a rule, a compulsory module or a compulsory elective module of a Master's program in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (EI) at the University of Stuttgart can only be replaced by an already completed Master's module of another program if:
    • Firstly, the module already completed has at least the same number of credits (ECTS) as the compulsory or elective module of the Master's programme in the EI department to be replaced, and
    • Second, the module already completed is at least 70 % identical in content to the module to be replaced in the Master's program in the EI department.
  • As a rule, an elective module of a Master's program in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (EI) at the University of Stuttgart can only be replaced by an already completed Master's module of another program if:
    • First, the module already completed has at least the same number of credits (ECTS) as the elective module of the Master's program in the EI faculty that is to be replaced; and
    • Second, in the opinion of the chairperson of the examination board, the module already completed fits the subject of the Master's programme in the EI Faculty.

 

  • Information about the offered Lab Courses (6 LP) for Master students of Electrical Engineering can be found on the Institute's web pages and in the C@MPUS system.
  • Registration for the Lab Courses is done via the C@MPUS system.
  • Electives can be taken from the catalog of electives, see C@MPUS. Electives worth a total of 30 credit points must be completed.
  • Note: Due to the limit on the total number of examinations which may be taken as part of a study program, a maximum of two electives worth 3 credit points must be completed. The remaining electives must each be worth at least 6 credit points.
  • As part of the electives, up to two modules (max. 12 credit points) may also be chosen from the areas of specialization (from the fourth to sixth semester) of the bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. The bachelor’s modules which may be chosen can be found in a catalog, see C@MPUS. Modules which are similar in content which the student has already passed during his or her bachelor’s degree may not be taken again as part of their master’s degree program. 
  • Elective compulsory modules (from the list of specialization modules) from the master’s degree program in Electrical Engineering may be taken as electives. This also applies for elective compulsory modules from areas of specialization which have not been chosen. (For list see C@MPUS). 
  • Other modules can only be taken as electives in exceptional cases; this requires the approval (request for approval) of the Head of the Examination Committee.
  • Compulsory electives can be taken from the catalog of compulsory electives, see C@MPUS. A total of six compulsory electives worth 6 credit points each must be completed.
  • A catalog of compulsory electives with seven to ten modules specific to each area of specialization exists for each of the six areas of specialization of the master’s degree program in Electrical Engineering. Students must commit to an area of specialization when first registering for an examination in a compulsory module. A total of six compulsory electives from the catalog of compulsory electives of the chosen area of specialization must be completed.
  • Other compulsory electives can be chosen as electives.
  • The areas of specialization are:
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    • Smart Information Processing
      (Person in charge: Prof. Yang)
      • Advanced mathematics for signal and information processing
      • Information theory
      • Detection and pattern recognition
      • Statistical and adaptive signal processing
      • Communications III
      • Optical signal processing
      • Communication networks architecture and design
      • Sensor principles and integrated interface circuits
      • Communications II
      • Deep learning

    • Communication Systems
      (Person in charge: Prof. Kirstädter)
      • Communicatons II
      • Communications III
      • Statistical and adaptive signal processing
      • Advanced mathematics for signal and information processing
      • Communication networks architecture and design
      • Performance modelling and simulation
      • Radio frequency technology
      • Physical design of integrated circuits

    • Electromagnetic Applications
      (Person in charge: Prof. Hesselbarth)
      • Microwave analog frontend design
      • RF CMOS
      • Radio frequency technology
      • Microwave engineering
      • Physical design of integrated circuits
      • Communications II
      • Optoelectronic devices and circuits II
      • Advanced mathematics for signal and information processing
      • Detection and pattern recognition
      • Communicatons III

    • Smart Sensors
      (Person in charge: Prof. Anders)
      • Sensor principles and integrated interface circuits
      • Anvanced mathematics for signal information processing
      • Intelligent sensors and actors
      • Radio frequency technology
      • Detection and pattern recognition
      • Industrial automation systems
      • Circuit design in nanometer scaled CMOS

    • Nano and Opto Electronics
      (Person in charge: Prof. Schulze)
      • Advanced CMOS devices and technology
      • Optical signal processing
      • Physical design of integrated circuits
      • Radio frequency technology
      • Photovoltaics III
      • Quantum electronics - tunneling and quantum well devices
      • Thin film technology
      • Microwave analog frontend design
      • Engineering materials

    • Power-Electronic Systems and Technologies
      (Person in charge: Prof. Kallfass)
      • Power electronics II
      • Robust power semiconductor systems
      • Engineering materials
      • Applied numerical field computations
      • Semiconductor engineering - semiconductor power devices
      • Semiconductor engineering - nano-CMOS era
      • Wide bandgap semiconductor based power electronics

The research work is regulated in article 23 of the exam regulations of the Master's programme. Information for students and institutes of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is summarized in an Information Sheet I. Information for industrial partners who can carry out the research work is summarized in a further leaflet viz. Information Sheet II.

The examination regulations for the Master's program EENG provide in article 24, paragraph (4):

"The master's thesis must be produced at the department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Stuttgart. Exceptions to this may be approved by the Examination Board."

An application for exemption can be submitted to the chairman of the examination board. As a rule, exceptions will only be approved if the student is not responsible for the circumstances leading to the exception. In practice, this means almost never.

If an institute of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology has a research cooperation with an external institution or an external industrial company, then master theses are also possible which take place within the above-mentioned framework at the external institution or the external industrial company.

The catalogue of Supplementary Modules (key competences) can be found in C@mpus.

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