Information for incoming exchange students

exchange-studentsThe 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.

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-Electronic-Communication 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 plan to complete your entire degree at FAU you might need a German language certificate (please refer to this page: 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 :

The following courses are given in English language. Detailed information you can find in the module catalogue. Some courses can be taken by both Bachelor and Master students, which are marked with „B+M“ in the right column, courses for Master only with „M“.

Course Semester ECTS Chair Bachelor (B)/
Information Theory and Coding WS 5 LIT
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
Speech Enhancement WS 2,5 AudioLabs
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
Medical Electronics SS 5 LTE
Auditory Models SS 2,5 AudioLabs
Speech Coding SS 2,5 AudioLabs
Selected Topics in Perceptual Audio Coding SS 2,5 AudioLabs
Digital Communications WS 5 IDC
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
Signal Analysis SS 2,5 LMS
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