Communications and Multimedia Engineering (CME)

Communications and Multimedia Engineering (CME) (M.Sc.)

This practice-oriented Master’s degree program provides you with a comprehensive education in areas such as video and audio processing, computer graphics, virtual reality, mobile computing and much more. The program is designed to equip students with the skills they need to design and implement breakthrough technologies that are transforming the way we communicate and interact.

What is the degree program about?

Communications and multimedia technologies have experienced rapid growth over the last few years and have attained high economic importance worldwide. This progress is mainly driven by theoretical achievements based on highly complex mathematical concepts and algorithms, and by the application of modern abstract methods. Numerous examples can be found in fields such as digital speech, audio and video coding, digital transmission and communication networks.

In many cases, small groups of young researchers with outstanding intellectual and creative abilities combine their efforts and drive technical progress to market success. With this in mind, CME aims to provide you with a solid basis for achieving your individual goals. The four-semester curriculum starts in the winter semester and includes a thesis which is written over a six-month period.

During the first two semesters, the focus is on broadening and deepening your basic theoretical knowledge and establishing clear links with its application in communication and multimedia. The third semester offers ample opportunity to pursue individual interests by choosing from a broad spectrum of elective modules. Finally, the Master’s thesis allows you to apply the knowledge you have gained to highly topical challenges in research and development.

All modules are taught in English and do not require prior knowledge of German. Nevertheless, acquiring knowledge of German is essential in order to open the door to a career in the local area. German language courses are therefore an important component of the CME curriculum.

With Germany being one of the most productive industrial economies, engineers are always in high demand. Demographic developments and the ever-growing demand for young graduates familiar with the latest technologies in communications and multimedia result in plenty of job openings with attractive salaries for CME graduates. Aside from traditional employers in the communication industry, CME students can expect to find numerous opportunities in industries whose competitiveness greatly depends on embedded information technology, such as medical technology, energy systems (“smart grids”) or the automotive industry. The Nuremberg Metropolitan Region also has many major players in all of these fields.

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