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Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Information Technology (BSc)

What is the degree programme about?

Would you like to get involved in the debate about energy reform and using renewable energy in the future? Or develop cars that have less of an impact on our environment? Perhaps you want to find out how it is possible for us to send and receive messages worldwide or learn how to develop and improve medical devices so that you can help other people?

The Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Information Technology degree programme covers all of these topics which are closely related to engineering. By the end of your studies you will have acquired knowledge of a wide range of subjects, from control engineering to the energy supplies of the future, thanks to the diversity of topics covered in this engineering-based degree programme.

What can I do with this degree?

After graduating you can start a career in a wide range of areas such as

  • the electrical and electronics industry
  • mechanical engineering and systems engineering
  • energy technology, the automotive industry, or the aeronautics and aerospace industry
  • transport technology and traffic control
  • medical engineering and microsystems engineering

As an electronic and electrical engineer you will have skills that enable you to work in many different roles with various responsibilities.

You can work as a researcher at a university developing new processes or applications.

At electronic and electrical companies you can work in research, development and engineering, manufacturing and applying solutions for customers.

Many tasks are highly complex and there is considerable overlap with other disciplines. For this reason, you will often be part of an interdisciplinary team. Generally, the greater your area of responsibility and decision-making power becomes, the more you move away from purely technical work. This requires you to have organisational and business skills. It is precisely these kinds of soft skills that will allow you to take on management roles and responsibility for staff.

What qualities and skills do I need?
  • good knowledge of mathematics and physics
  • an interest in how technology works
  • team skills and social skills are required for many tutorials and laboratory courses
  • advanced proficiency in English is an advantage as some courses are taught partly in English
Good reasons for choosing to study at FAU
  • The wide range of options and the unique 6-in-1 concept (6 specialisations in one degree programme) makes this FAU degree programme a popular choice. This is why it is regularly assessed as the Faculty of Engineering's best and most popular degree programme by its students.
  • Lecture theatres, laboratories and other research facilities (such as clean rooms and the Fraunhofer Institute) are all located very close to one another on the Faculty of Engineering's campus, and courses are timetabled to ensure that you can study efficiently and successfully.
  • Close links between the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering and the two Fraunhofer institutes and renowned Max Planck Institute in Erlangen, as well as partnerships with global companies and universities abroad mean that you will receive an application-based and practice-orientated education in a world-class research environment.
Potential challenges
  • Due to their team skills and their unique way of approaching problems, engineers are particularly sought-after by employers. As the working environment for engineers is constantly changing, people sometimes worry that it is difficult to combine this profession with having a family. However, nowadays childcare is widely available, both from the state and at some companies themselves, meaning that it is easy for women to continue their careers after having children. Overall, conditions have improved considerably.
  • We run a two-week mathematics course before the start of the degree programme for all new students who would like to brush up on their knowledge.
  • If you have the opportunity to do a work placement in industry before starting your studies you are encouraged to do so, and may have it accredited later. However, you can also do the required ten-week placement during the degree programme.
Degree programme start date and application deadlines

The FAU website provides an overview of the current application deadlines as well as information on the selection process and how to apply.

Start date of degree programme: Winter Term

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Degree type: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Type of study: One subject Bachelor's degree programme
Location: Erlangen
Standard duration of study: 6 Semester
Start date of degree programme: Winter Term
Language: German
Admission: No Admissions Restrictions
Size: (100-199 Students)
Early entrance programme: yes
Part-time study: no
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering