1. June 2023 | Press releases:

Ready, set, go quantum! New Master's programme "Quantum Technologies in Electrical and Computer Engineering" starts in the winter semester 2023/24

How do you actually work with a quantum computer? The English-language Master’s programme “Quantum Technologies in Electrical and Computer Engineering” (QTEC) opens up the world of quantum technologies to students in a hands-on way. In the midst of the Quantum Valley Lower Saxony, the future quantum engineers are not only at the pulse of excellent research but also surrounded by quantum-strong start-ups.

For a long time, “quantum” was a hint that things were about to get physical. However, the more technologies such as quantum computers or sensors develop, the more urgent the search for engineers who can work with these future technologies becomes. The new Master’s degree programme at the TU Braunschweig, QTEC, starts exactly there. Together with the partner course “Quantum Engineering” at Leibniz University Hannover, an interdisciplinary module package consisting of physics, electrical engineering and information technology is being launched.

The graduates are not only eagerly awaited as researchers at the universities: With impulses from Braunschweig, the EU published a competence framework for quantum technologies. A Europe-wide survey of industry reveals urgently needed quantum know-how. Competences that will be specifically built up in the new Master’s programme.

Surrounded by research and its application

During their studies, the students of the English-language Master’s programme benefit from the quantum-strong region. With multi-million projects, quantum technologies are currently emerging in Quantum Valley Lower Saxony and finding their way onto the market. The network of research, industry and politics strengthens the students by allowing them to test their new skills in real-life projects.


The English-language Master’s programme “Quantum Technologies in Electrical and Computer Engineering” will start for the first time in the winter semester 2023/2024. It is designed for students with a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or physics, but also information technology and computer science, provided they have a scientific/technical focus. The standard period of study is four semesters. During this time, students can take modules in Braunschweig as well as in Hanover. Except for exams and practical exercises, the modules can also be taken online. An industrial internship or team project is part of the successful completion of the Master’s programme. Registration for the winter semester starts on 1 June and is possible until 15 July.