The program Electrical Engineering prepares for a professional field of activity in enterprises of the electrical industry, the automation technology, the IT industry as well as in related branches. The spectrum ranges from power generation, power distribution, control technology, process control and display, to the programming and development of power electronic circuits in modern communication technology, including in the field of high-frequency technology. Undergraduates also find a job in the field of renewable energies such as wind energy and photovoltaics. For this purpose, the students are taught the necessary specialist and interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and methods. Professional associations such as VDI, VDE and VDMA regularly provide empirically verified data on topics relevant to engineering education. In its latest study, the technical-scientific association for electrical engineering, electronics and information technology (VDE) assessed the current and future training, job and employment market situation. On the basis of this comprehensive results, recommendations were made for the training and further education of future engineers in electrical engineering and information technology. These recommendations relate in particular to the requirements of study and internationalization. The curricula of the courses presented here are based essentially on these suggestions.
The teaching of universal basic knowledge in the 1st stage of study covers:
- Mathematical and scientific basic knowledge
- Electrotechnical / information technology basic knowledge
- Basic technological knowledge
- Computer science knowledge
- Non-technical elective courses
As in the basic studies, the integration of non-technical study content should also promote students' economic, linguistic, social and methodological skills - so-called "key qualifications". Essentially, competencies for responsible, independent work, teamwork and communication skills as well as willingness to cooperate are taught. Furthermore, international mobility in the form of semester abroad and / or internships is explicitly recommended and promoted by the department. To do this, students can acquire appropriate skills in subjects such as "Intercultural Communication and Management". Legal relationships in subjects "Civil law" or "Engineering law" are other important offerings, which primarily generate key qualifications that fundamentally confirm the ability to civic engagement and personal development.
The following subject-related competences are taught in the second stage of study: