Technical Communication M.Sc. (discontinued)



Simone Wirtz-Brückner

Coordination and Student Advisor



Key Info

Basic Information

Master of Science
Start of Studies:
Winter Semester, Summer Semester
Standard Period of Studies:
4 semesters
ECTS Credits:
120Mehr Informationen

What does that mean?

ECTS are credit points that measure the workload of one's studies.

German and English

Admission Requirements

  • First university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations Mehr Informationen

    What does that mean?

    A first recognized university degree, through which the necessary education background for the Master course of study can be proven. The necessary knowledge needed in order for studies to be successful is determined in the respective exam regulations (PO).

  • Proficiency in German and English --- Mehr Informationen ---

    What does that mean?

    --- Zur Einschreibung in diesen Studiengang muessen Sie Kenntnisse in allen Unterrichtssprachen nachweisen. Details regelt die Pruefungsordnung. ---

Admission to First Semester


Admission to Higher Semesters


Dates and Deadlines


Please note: The degree programme is discontinued. Enrolment is therefore no longer possible.
The Bachelor's degree programme in Human-Technology Interaction and Communication is the new version of the degree programme.

The Technology Communication program at RWTH Aachen University is unique in Germany in terms of its type and structure. As an interdisciplinary program, it combines an education in the humanities with an education in engineering or the natural sciences, thus bridging the gap between different worlds of thought. The goal of the program is to train transfer specialists for technical issues. Graduates are able to prepare and communicate highly complex technical content for different target groups, media and tasks.

This is achieved through pronounced interdisciplinary links and the teaching of skills in two subjects with very different content and methods. The Technology-Communication program consists of the first subject Communication Science and a technical second subject that can be selected from three disciplines. The following technical subjects can be chosen: Fundamentals of Computer Science, Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering or Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. Both subjects are studied to the same extent.

The master's program in technical communication is research-oriented. On the one hand, it is oriented towards the expansion of specialized knowledge and methods of the Bachelor's program, and on the other hand, towards the training of specific technical competencies. In the technical subjects, you choose between specializations, and in the interdisciplinary subject of communication science, you can set your own focus. In this way, the Master's program supports the development of individual profiles.

Admission requirements

The admission requirement for the Master's program in Technical Communication is a first university degree in the field of Technical Communication, which proves that the applicant has the professional qualifications required for the Master's program. Applicants who have a different first university degree must be evaluated individually to determine whether they have the necessary professional qualifications. Detailed information on admission requirements can be found on the study program website.

Career prospects

The dual qualification of linguistic mediation skills and technical expertise opens up a wide range of industries, occupational fields and activities for graduates in the Technical Communication program. Possible areas include:

  • Corporate communications and public relations
  • Software development, user experience and usability testing
  • Media and knowledge management
  • Technical documentation
  • Specialized journalism / science journalism

Details on the course of study and content, career prospects, etc. can be found on the study program website.