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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Brbel Mertsching University of Paderborn

Introduction to the Masters Program Electrical Systems Engineering


Brbel Mertsching, Head of the Examination Board 18.10.2011

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Outline Elements of the Masters Program
Lectures & Exercises Seminar Project Group Masters Thesis General Studies
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Structure of the Masters Program


Specializations Modules

Examinations Current Planning State for the Winter Semester


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Elements of the Masters Program Lecture & Exercises (Vorlesung mit bung) 2 hours lectures and 2 hours exercises per week (V2+2) Lectures
All students meet Teacher talks
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Exercises
Students meet in subgroups Tutor moderates discussion with students Students present prepared homework

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Elements of the Masters Program Seminar 2 meeting hours per week (S2) Teacher proposes topics Every student
selects one topic to work on prepares a talk with slides (Seminarvortrag) submits a written elaboration (Ausarbeitung)
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Elements of the Masters Program Project Group (Projektgruppe) Workload: 1.5 days per week for one year (PG 6) Students apply for a PG and Work on a project as a team.
(in general: Analysis, design, realization and test of a system)
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PG are highly self-organized.

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Elements of the Masters Program Masters Thesis (Masterarbeit) Workload: Full-time for half a year What has to be done?
Literature review Research Often: Implementation of some software or hardware Writing a thesis (~ 80-120 pages) on scientific level All this: Within 6 months (formally checked!)
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Two steps:
First: Planning phase (typically 1 month) Second: Execution phase (5 months)
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Elements of the Masters Program Masters Thesis continued (Masterarbeit) Workload: Full-time for one year What has to be done?
Literature review Research Often: Implementation of some software or hardware Writing a thesis (~ 80-120 pages) on scientific level All this: Within 6 months (formally checked!)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Brbel Mertsching Universitt Paderborn

Two steps:
First: Planning phase (typically 1 month) Second: Execution phase (5 months)
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Elements of the Masters Program General Studies (Studium Generale) German language course (Deutschkurs)
Hosted by the International Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt) Strongly advised (a big plus for your future career!) May cover the Studium Generale part Paid by the Department of El. Engineering & Inf. Tech. Information: http://w3cs.uni-paderborn.de/aaa/ English Exchange Students German Language Courses
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Structure of the Masters Program Two Specializations Signal & Information Processing (S&IP) Electronics & Devices (E&D) Every student selects one of the two.
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Structure of the Masters Program
S&IP
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Structure of the Masters Program
E&D
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Structure of the Masters Program Compulsory Modules (Pflichtmodule)
Introduction to Electrical Systems Engineering 1 (12 CP)
Advanced System Theory Modeling & Simulation
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Management and Applications (6 CP)


Management of Technical Projects Seminar Topics in Systems Engineering

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Structure of the Masters Program
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Compulsory Optional Modules (Wahlpflichtmodule)


Introduction to S&IP
Statistical Signal Processing Statistical Learning & Pattern Recognition or

Introduction to E&D
Fields & Waves Circuit & System Design (according to the specialization chosen) (12 CP)

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Structure of the Masters Program Elective Modules (Wahlmodule)
Introduction to Electrical Systems Engineering 2 (12 CP)
Introduction to Algorithms Digital Signal Processing High-Frequency Engineering Mechatronics & Electrical Drives Software Engineering (two subjects from a catalogue of further basic subjects)
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S&IP or E&D (12 CP)


(two subjects from a catalogue for the chosen specialization)

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Structure of the Masters Program Example: S&IP Studying this module means: taking two of these courses!
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The following courses are offered at the moment: Advanced Topics in Robotics Algorithms and Tools for Test and Diagnosis of Systems on a Chip Cognitive Systems in Virtual Reality - Modeling And Simulation Digital Image Processing I Digital Image Processing II Knowledge Engineering Optimal and Adaptive Filters Rescue Robot Systems Robotics Signal Processing for Wireless Communications Simulation of Electromagnetic Fields Visual-Spatial Attention Wireless Communications
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Structure of the Masters Program Example: E&D Studying this module means: taking two of these courses!
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The following courses are offered at the moment: Analog CMOS IC's High-Frequency Electronics High Performance Control of AC-Drives Mechatronics of Cognitive Robots Micro-Electromechanical Systems Optical Communication A / B / C / D Power Electronics Processing of Semiconductors System Packaging Radio Frequency Power Amplifiers Sensor Technology VLSI Testing

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Structure of the Masters Program Further Elective Modules (Module)
Electrical Systems Engineering (12 CP)
(two subjects from all the classes offered in the field of Electrical Systems Engineering, provided that they are not credited to other modules)
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General Studies (6 CP)


(German language course)

Projects
(18 CP: one full-year or two half-year projects)

Masters thesis (30 CP)

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Structure of the Masters Program Module Manual (Modulhandbuch)
Available online as PDF from http://ei.uni-paderborn.de/english/education/curriculum.html
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Examinations
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Modules
In general: Two oral examinations

Project Group
Permanent evaluation throughout the project

Masters Thesis
Evaluatation from advisor and co-adviser

Language Course
Test for language certificate after the course

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Examinations
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Repetitions
Oral examinations can be repeated twice. The Masters Thesis can be repeated once. Project group can be repeated twice.
(You will not want to do that!)

German language course can be repeated infinitely.

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Examinations Examination Regulations (Prfungsordnung)
Available online as PDF from http://ei.uni-paderborn.de/english/education/curriculum.html
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Current Planning State for the Winter Semester
Start next week Not decided yet
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Already started Block in the holidays

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