Information for incoming exchange students
The Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) offers degree programmes taught in English language, participates in international exchange programmes and welcomes students from institutions with whom we have bilateral agreements. On this page prospective international students can find useful information about lectures given in English language within the Department for Electrical, Electronics and Communication Engineering (EEI).
The Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is one of the largest universities in Germany. With its five faculties, FAU offers an almost unique scope of subjects ranging from the Humanities to Law and Economics as well as Sciences, Medicine and Engineering. Over the last decades, the University has established its reputation as a top-ranking institution in cutting-edge research. It is firmly anchored in a close network of interdisciplinary co-operations. These include partners from industry or specialized non-university research centres. Within the Metropolitan Region Nuremberg, FAU likewise plays an important role as employer, generator of innovations and centre for education. Due to the close connections between research and teaching, students at FAU receive a well-founded academic training in an inspiring environment. International students are supported by multiple service centres providing extensive advice.
In the current Academic Ranking of World Universities in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences (Shanghai Ranking) the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nueremberg was ranked second among German universities. This is the case for all four parameters „TOP“, „FUND“, „HiCi“ und „PUB“. More information you can find here: http://www.shanghairanking.com/FieldENG2014.html
The Faculty of Engineering (Technische Fakultät) is located in Erlangen, a city with a historic baroque centre which is located amidst splendid landscape close to the rocky hills and lovely forests of the Fränkische Schweiz. The cities of Nuremberg (a traditional centre of arts and commerce since medieval times) and Bamberg (a UNESCO world heritage town) lie about 20 km to the south and 40 km to the north, respectively. One of Erlangen's best known and most loved attractions is the "Bergkirchweih", a beer festival in spring, which attracts around 1 million visitors from near and far.
In the wider world, Erlangen is also renowned both as home to the second largest university in Bavaria and as one of the three headquarters of Siemens AG which both contribute substantially to the high living standard in and around the city. With its broad range of additional privately and publicly funded research facilities and many start-up high-tech companies Erlangen and its surroundings have developed into an important European R&D centre in several future-oriented areas of engineering, including medical systems, microelectronics, audio, multimedia and communications.
Our study programmes like “Electrical Engineering” or “Information and Communication Technology” offer various engineering lectures given in English language which are especially suitable for exchange students and could be accompanied by intensive German language courses.
Therefore, for the application as exchange student you actually need sufficient knowledge of the German language, at least German level A2, if you want to visit lectures, which are taught in German. If you only choose lectures which are taught in English, you don´t need any knowledge of German language. If you plan to complete your entire degree at FAU you might need a German language certificate (please refer to this page: http://www.uni-erlangen.org/prospective-students.shtml). For studying as an exchange student at FAU you have to apply at the Central Office for International Affairs. Further information may be found here : http://www.uni-erlangen.org/international/from-abroad/exchange-students/).
The following courses are given in English language. Detailed information you can find in the module catalogue.
|MIMO Communication Systems||SS||5||IDC|
|Speech and Audio Signal Processing||SS||5||LMS|
|Image and Video Compression||SS||5||LMS|
|Fundamentals of Mobile Communications||WS||5||IDC|
|Transmission and Detection for Advanced Mobile Communications||SS||2,5||IDC|
|Optical Lithography: Technology, Physical Effects and Modelling||WS||2,5||LEB|
|Convex Optimization in Communciations and Signal Processing||WS||5||IDC|
|Visual Computing for Communication||WS||5||LMS|
|Multidimensional Signals and Systems||WS||5||LMS|
|Music Processing - Synthesis||WS||2,5||AudioLabs|
|Music Processing - Analysis||WS||2,5||AudioLabs|
|Audio Processing Seminar||WS/SS||2,5||AudioLabs|
|Audio Processing Laboratory||WS/SS||2,5||AudioLabs|
|Selected Topics in Perceptual Audio Coding||SS||2,5||AudioLabs|
|Digital Signal Processing||WS||5||LMS|
|Statistical Signal Processing||SS||5||LMS|
|Advanced Topics in Information Theory||SS||2,5||LIT|
|Radio Resource Allocation in Advanced Cellular Networks||SS||2,5||IDC|
|Equalization and Adaptive Systems for Digital Communications||WS||2,5||IDC|
|Advanced Topics in Perceptual Audio Coding||WS||2,5||AudioLabs|
|Architectures of Digital Signal Processing||WS||5||LTE|
|Advanced Optical Communication Systems||WS||5||LHFT|
|Optical Communication Networks||SS||2,5||LHFT|
|Systems and Circuits for Transmission Technologies||SS||5||LTE|
|RF and Digital Architecture of Radio Systems||SS||2,5||LTE|
|Linear and Nonlinear Fiber Optics||SS||5||LHFT|