Communication and Media Engineering (CME)

Information at your fingertips, mobile computing, internet of things, multimedia networks – many trends accelerate today's life. They are the driving force behind the global markets of telecommunication, computer science and media technology.

The international Master's degree program in Communication and Media Engineering (CME) is tailored to meet the challenges of the multimedia age. Developed in 1998 by the departments of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and Media and Information Engineering, it combines essential elements of communication engineering with innovative multimedia issues. The curriculum has been continuously updated to modern needs and continues to successfully combine these two fields.

CME at Offenburg University of Applied Sciences

Offenburg University of Applied Sciences enjoys an excellent reputation and is regularly rated "very good" in nationwide rankings. Offenburg is a smaller university and students benefit from the advantages of a manageable educational facility with personal attention from instructors. Offenburg University of Applied Science also offers comprehensive services and a close integration with the regional economy. 

The CME study program enjoys an excellent reputation. In fact, the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft and the Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst (DAAD) voted it one of Germany's top 10 master's programs.

CME at a Glance

Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Language of instruction English
Duration of program 4 semesters
Beginning of study program Winter semester (October)
Application deadline March 30 for students requiring a visa / July for all others
Tuition and fees Fees per semester:
€ 1500 state tuition fee for non-EU citizens (exemptions see below)
€ 650 state tuition fee for a second degree (only for individuals who already obtained a master's degree from a german university)
€ 150 service contribution for EU citizens and other students exempted from the state tuition fees
€ 134 administration fees
Application requirements Above-average Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Telecommunication, Computer Science or related field, good knowledge in electrical engineering, IT, telecommunication or media engineering and solid knowledge in software programming, TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.0 (6.5 preferred), German A1.1, APS (only for applicants from China and Vietnam), minimum two letters of recommendation
Internship Internship or professional experience preferred
Selection procedure Yes
Accreditation Yes
ECTS 120 credits

* You are exempted from the tuition fees (EUR 1500) if:

  • You have received your qualification of university entrance from the state of Germany
  • You are a citizen of the EU and/or the EEA
  • Your spouse or either of your parents is a citizen of the EU and/or the EEA
  • You are officially recognized as a refugee in Germany
  • You are an exchange student from one of Offenburg University's partner universities, or
  • You were already enrolled at Offenburg University before the 2017/2018 winter semester

This information is supplied without liability. The jurisdiction on the exemption from tuition lies with the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg. For more information please see: http://www.bw-studyguide.de/en/studying/finance-and-funding.html