Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (BEng)
At a glance
- Study programme
- Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (BEng)
- Electrical Engineerung & Information Technology
- Automation and Robotics, Computer Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
- Type of programme
- Dual study programme , Campus-based programme
- Standard Duration
- 7 semesters
- Start of study programme
- Winter semester
- Admission Restriction
- The programme has unrestricted admission.
- Admission Requirements
- University entrance qualification/subject-restricted university entrance qualification or master craftsperson qualification. Also required: proof of practical experience. This can be an eight-week work placement or relevant professional experience.
- Language of instructions
- Language Requirements
- For international students: DSH 2 level German language skills by the day of enrolment. At the time of application, a lower level is sufficient. Applications up to 30 April: B 1 or equivalent; applications from 1 May: DSH 1 or B 2 or equivalent.
- Specific Features
- The programme is also available in a dual study version, i.e. in cooperation with a company. As an alternative to the regular course of studies, a “paced” version of the programme (SaG) is also available, which extends the content of the basic courses over two additional semesters with individual supervision.
What Is This Programme About?
Electrical engineers are responsible for all the technical devices and appliances that make our lives easier. Teaching robots to walk, providing stability control for vehicles, improving diagnosis with medical technology and creating solutions in renewable energy: few things today work without chips and microprocessors.
Electrical engineers are therefore equally equipped to work with hardware and software. Electrical engineering requires you to think beyond your own field and work with teams from the widest variety of areas to develop new concepts and solutions.
Why Choose This Programme?
You should be inquisitive and keen to understand the intricacies of how things work. You should also have the determination to find answers to the trickiest of questions. We naturally expect you to be interested in scientific, technical and mathematical questions. An ability to see the broad perspective and think in the wider context is also important. Electrical engineers have complex tasks to solve, which calls more than anything else for teamwork. If you are flexible, have the right amount of social competence and the capacity for critical thinking, you have the makings of an electrical engineer.
How is the programme structured?
The standard duration of studies for the Bachelor’s programme in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is seven semesters. The study programme is divided into four semesters of the basic courses and a subsequent three semesters of more advanced study in the following specialisations:
- Automation and Robotics – This includes, among other things, automation and control of robots or production systems.
- Computer Engineering – This specialisation deals with control instruments
and embedded systems like those used in smartphones or coffee machines.
While only compulsory modules are available in the first four semesters, in the fifth and sixth semesters you develop your own focus through your choice of compulsory elective modules and individual project work.
In the concluding seventh semester you gain additional practical skills in professional practice during the 15-week practical phase of the programme and demonstrate in the Bachelor’s thesis your capacity for independent problem-solving.
As an alternative to the regular course of studies, a “paced” version of the programme (SaG) is also available. This nine-semester version is designed primarily for students who are interested in especially intensive and practice-related delivery of the content. The content of the basic courses is extended over two additional semesters with individual supervision.
It is also possible to take a dual study version of the programme, i.e. in combination with extended practical periods. This means that, at the end of the study programme, you not only have the theoretical knowledge from the lectures and seminars at the university but are also familiar with working life in a profession or a specific sector.
Where does it lead?
You can follow the Bachelor’s degree with a Master’s programme or by going straight into professional life.
Possible professional fields include:
- Electrical engineering and electronics industry
- Mobile communications and telecommunications sector
- Machinery and plant engineering
- Automotive and aerospace industry
- Medical technology
- Energy industry
From the automotive and computer industry to food and pharmaceuticals – there are few study programmes that offer as broad a range of possible professions as Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.
Environmental and energy management is a particular area in which new professions are emerging. This means there is a demand for electrical and information technology engineers in companies of all sizes and the most diverse areas, for example in development, sales and quality management, hardware and software production, commissioning and consulting.