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Major 16: Communication Technology

Joint major of Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik und Elektronik (IHE), Institut für Nachrichtentechnik (CEL) and Institut für Photonik und Quantenelektronik (IPQ)

 

General Comments

Communication technology is an important key component in numerous areas of application as, e.g.:

  • Communication
  • Mobility
  • Aerospace
  • Medical technology
  • ...

Graduates of the major Communication Technology are qualified for research and development, technical sales and project management


Application of Information and Communication Technology

Today’s communication networks comprise radio transmission as well as wired transmission. Thus, engineers working in the field of communications require interdisciplinary skills. Knowledge on physical properties of mobile communication channels is as important as antenna design, fiber optical channels and components, transmitter and receiver principles, modulation, coding, and protocol stacks.

Therefore education has to contain mathematical and physical fundamentals, RF technologies, electronics, optical components, coding, and digital communications.

Graduates of the major Communication Technology have numerous options for a successful carrier at service providers, manufacturers of components, user equipment and infrastructure, or consulting. In addition to global players, multiple small or medium-sized companies established, covering different applications within a communication network.

 

Topics

Within the major Communication Technology students are getting qualified in theoretical analysis, practical aspects, development and application of above-mentioned technologies. Mandatory courses are covering a wide range within the scope of information and communication.

 

Bachelor and Master Theses

Within their Bachelor and Master theses graduates are contributing on state of the art topics of current research. Close cooperation of IHE, CEL and IPQ offers numerous opportunities so that students are enabled to shape their individual profile. Information on current research topics can be found on homepages of IPQ, IHE and CEL.

 

Mandatory modules (Start of Master from WS 2018/19)

Basics of major Sem SWS
Nachrichtentechnik II (CEL) WS 2+1
Optoelectronic Components (IPQ) SS 2+1
Antennen und Mehrantennensysteme (IHE) WS 3+1
Mandatory courses Sem SWS
Numerische Methoden (Institut f. Analysis) SS 2+1
Messtechnik (IIIT) SS 2+1
Mikrowellentechnik/Microwave Engineerung (IHE) WS 2+1
Communication Systeme and Protocols (ITIV) SS 2+1
Angewandte Informationstheorie (CEL) WS 3+1
Modern Radio Systems Engineering (IHE) SS 2+1
Optical Networks and Systems (IPQ) WS 2+1
Microwave Laboratory I (IHE) SS 4
oder Praktikum Hochfrequenzlaboratorium II (IHE) WS 4
oder Photonics and Communications Lab (IPQ) WS+SS 4
oder Praktikum Nachrichtentechnik (CEL) WS+SS 4

Note: The credits (LP) being assigned to the "Semesterwochenstunden" (SWS) can be found in the description of the according lecture.

 

Mandatory modules (Start of Master before WS 2018/19)

      WS          SS     
Mandatory courses V Ü V Ü
Numerische Methoden (Mathematik) - - 2 1
Communication Systems and Protocolls  (ITIV) - - 2 1
Mikrowellentechnik/Microwave Engineering (IHE) 2 1 - -
Methoden der Signalverarbeitung (IIIT) 2 2 - -
Technische Optik (LTI) 2 1 - -
Nachrichtentechnik II (CEL) 2 1 - -
Verfahren der Kanalcodierung (CEL) - - 2 -
Modern Radio Systems Engineering (IHE) - - 2 1
Optical Transmitters and Receivers (IPQ) 2 1 - -
Integrierte Systeme und Schaltungen (IMS) 2 1 - -
Microwave Laboratory I (IHE) oder - - 4 -
Praktikum Optische Kommunikationstechnik (IPQ) oder - - 4 -
Praktikum Nachrichtentechnik (CEL) 4 - 4 -

 

Elective modules

Several possible elective courses are listed below. Additionally, lectures of the department ETIT and on a limitied scale from other departments may be chosen if they make sense within your major. All choices have to be approved by your study advisor.

      WS          SS     
Courses V Ü V Ü
Machine Learning and Optimization in Communications (CEL) - - 2 -
Seminar: Ausgewählte Kapitel der Nachrichtentechnik (CEL) - - 3 -
Praktikum Nachrichtentechnik (CEL) - - - 4
Signalverarbeitung in der Nachrichtentechnik (CEL) - - 2 -
Angewandte Informationstheorie (CEL) - - 3 1
Verfahren zur Kanalcodierung (CEL) - - 2 -
Quanteneffektbauelemente und Halbleitertechnologie (IPQ) - - 2 -
Regelung linearer Mehrgrößensysteme (IRS) 2 1 - -
Nichtlineare Regelungssysteme (IRS) - - 2 -
Wave Propagation and Radio Channels for Mobile Communications (IHE) - - 2 1
Praktikum Hochfrequenzlaboratorium II (IHE) 4 - - -
Hoch- und Höchstfrequenzhalbleiterschaltungen (IHE) 2 1 - -
Antennen und Mehrantennensysteme 3 1 - -
Radar Systems Engineering (IHE) 2 1 - -
Microwave Laboratory I (IHE) - - 4 -
Seminar Radar- und Kommunikationssysteme (IHE) 3 - 3 -
Spaceborne SAR Remote Sensing  (IHE) - - 2 1
Optoelectronic Components (IPQ) 2 1 - -
Optical Waveguides and Fibers (IPQ) 2 1 - -
Fieldpropagation and Coherence (IPQ) 2  1 - -
Nonlinear Optics (IPQ) - -  2 1
Design analoger Schaltkreise (IMS) 2 1 - -
Design digitaler Schlatkreise (IMS) - - 2 1

 

Soft skills

In addition to the mandatory courses and the electives, so-called "überfachliche Qualifikationen" (soft skills, ÜQ) have to be completed. They habe to cover 6 credits (LP) and should be chosen from department ETIT or others. Those ÜQ can be selected at will as long as their content is not technical.
Possible choices are modules sind within the area of economy, social sciences, the „Centre for Cultural and General Studies“ (ZAK) oder dem „House of Competence“ (HoC):

  • Business administration
  • Language courses
  • ...

Please note that no ETIT-elective may be chosen as ÜQ.

 

Contact information

Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik und Elektronik    

Head of institute: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Zwick
Gebäude 30.10

Study advisor:
Dr.-Ing. Mario Pauli
Tel.: 0721 / 608-46259
Fax: 0721 / 608-45027
E-Mail: mario.pauli∂kit.edu

 

Institut für Nachrichtentechnik

Head of institute: Prof. Dr. Laurent Schmalen
Gebäude 05.01

Study advisor:
Dr.-Ing. Holger Jäkel
Tel.: 0721 / 608-46272
Fax: 0721 / 608-46071
E-Mail: holger.jaekel∂kit edu

 

Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics

Head of institute: Prof. Dr. Christian Koos, Prof. Dr. Sebastian Randel
Gebäude 30.10

Study advisor:
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Freude
Tel.: 0721 / 608-42492
Fax: 0721 / 608-94292
E-Mail: w.freude∂kit.edu