German technical university anticipates demand for communications graduates

10 July 2003 Flensburg, Germany Lightwave Europe--Flensburg University of Applied Sciences is launching new Master and Bachelor courses in communications technology (Kommunikationstechnologie) from the winter term 2003/2004.

10 July 2003 Flensburg, Germany--Flensburg University of Applied Sciences is launching new Master and Bachelor courses in communications technology (Kommunikationstechnologie) from the winter term 2003/2004.

Two internationally-recognised degrees are now available: Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng) and Master of Engineering (M. Eng). The quality of the three-year bachelor course and the following two-year master course is guaranteed by the evaluation process, which was performed by the Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency of Hannover (ZEvA).

Four fields of specialisation with promising career opportunities are offered: Fixed Network Technologies, Mobile Communications, Optical Communications, and RF/Microwaves and Electromagnetic Compatibility.

Flensburg believes that the well-established research activities in these fields and its excellent laboratory equipment will make for "state-of-the-art" education for qualified foreign and national students.

In the optical lab students have access to an optical bench, piezo-driven positioning elements, WDM- components, tunable lasers, optical and electrical spectrum analysers, network analysers, bit error rate testers, etc.

Tuition language is German although parts are in English e.g. the voluntary program for the award of the Cisco Certified Network Associate certificate.

Admission requirements for the bachelor course will depend on the applicant´s final school examinations and will be decided individually. As a guideline: a grade comparable to the German Abitur is favourable.

Two practical training periods outside the university in companies with a communications technology background is mandatory. For the admission to the master program a bachelor in communications technology or in a related field with a grade comparable of the German "good" is required.

As usual in Germany no tuition fees for higher education are charged. Flensburg is also hoping that its fjord location will attract applicants as it is said to be a "sailor's paradise".

More information is available at www.fh-flensburg.de/kt

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