Electrical Engineering Offers Opportunities
Electrical engineering is a key technology for economic and societal development. It is an area in which demand for well-trained young professionals is constantly increasing. Meeting this demand is an important prerequisite for economic progress and international competitiveness. Areas of production such as communications engineering, measurement and control technology, microwave technology (high-frequency technology), optics, nanoelectronics (or microelectronics), and microsystems and energy technology are driving forces of technical progress.
The German electrical industry owes its strong position in exporting electrical products in particular to the implementation of new microelectronic technologies. Examples include medical applications (magnetic resonance scanners), fuel cell applications in microsystems technology, radar technology for vehicles, or the development of communications engineering in, say, mobile telephony.
The aim of the B.Sc. course in electrical engineering is to teach the theoretical and practical fundamentals of the subject along with the requisite methodical competence. That includes comprehensive and soundly based mathematical and physical training. Widespread technical expertise is also required, as are the skills that are needed for scientific work. The skills that have been acquired are intensified by being applied to specific uses in the B.Sc. thesis.
At a Glance
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Duration of Study: 6 semesters
New from the 2014/15 Winter Semester:
The “mytrack” Study Model
From the 2014/15 Winter Semester the TUHH offers students working toward a B.Sc. in electrical engineering an alternative study route. The “mytrack” study model enables them to deal intensively with the contents of the program and the practical, career-related implementation of what they have learned in tutorials and project work, including in cooperation with industry partners. For further information click here:
Electrical engineering also offers attractive specializations at master’s level:
- High frequency technology, optic systems, and electromagnetic compatibility
- Medical engineering
- Telecommunications and communications engineering
- Nanoelectronics and microsystems technology
- Control and energy engineering
If you are interested in greater detail we recommend you study the curriculum and the module manual as sources of information. To prepare for a successful study program we also recommend the online math bridge course.
Students are required to serve a ten-week career-related placement. The best time to do so is before starting their studies. We urgently recommend you to do so. Practical work may be divided into several sections or different companies. Placements/internships count as education in the tertiary sector and qualify for BAföG student loans. Please read the Internship Regulations before taking up your internship. You will find them here.
Additional Study Options
Further Study Programs
The following master’s study programs are available for further studies. The study duration is four semesters.
- Electrical Engineering (M.Sc.)
- Information and Communication Systems (M.Sc.) (an internationally oriented study program taught mainly in English and with a possible structured exchange with Aalborg Universitet and Politecnico di Torino)
- Microelectronics and Microsystems (M.Sc.) (an internationally oriented study program taught mainly in English)
Information on Study Program
The Infothek is where to go for detailed information on study programs and extensive information material. If required you can register for talks with prospective students or arrange for an interview with a faculty counselor in your subject. Here is how to contact Mrs. Preuß and Mrs. zur Borg at the Infothek:
Tel.: 040 428 78-2232, e-mail
Contacts for Students
In addition to the AStA, or Students’ Union, the Process Engineering Student Council (Fachschaftsrat) is happy to provide information from the student’s viewpoint at http://www.fsr-etit.de.
International Students – Studying Abroad
The International Office advises and looks after international students. The International Office’s website also contains information about studying abroad for TUHH students. The TUHH welcomes and promotes student exchange. If you have any queries, please contact the International Office.