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Electrical and Electronic Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) Essen, Germany
Electrical engineering and information technology are two of the most important areas of today’s economy. Engineers trained in Germany are seen as experts in these technologies and are in high demand worldwide. The Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme is offered by University of Duisburg-Essen.
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The aim of this Electrical and Electronic Engineering course at University of Duisburg-Essen is to prepare students for professional roles previously taken by graduates of diploma courses in these subjects. 

The level of education and mandated study hours of the Bachelor’s course mean that graduates can take on roles typically found in non-technical areas. These include roles with manufacturing firms relating to the servicing, testing, manufacture, sales, project planning, consultancy and marketing of electrical engineering components, equipment and systems. Other roles may involve the specification, procurement, testing and integration, as well as operation and maintenance, of components, equipment and systems with client firms and service providers.

The wide range of employment areas requires an equally broad-based education in:

  • The mathematical and natural science principles necessary for technology-based subjects;
  • Engineering principles of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science, as well as in-depth training in the core areas of electrical engineering:
  • Electrical power engineering;
  • Communications technology;
  • Electronics.

Graduates will:

  • Master basic engineering and natural science principles and methods and the thinking that lies behind them;
  • Master the basic specialist principles of messaging and communications technology;
  • Master basic specialist principles of high voltage engineering and be able to handle electrical current safely and responsibly;
  • Master the basic specialist principles of computer engineering;
  • Master the basic specialist principles of semi-conductor technology;
  • Master the basic specialist principles of control engineering;
  • Will be able to pursue their preference for a commercial or academic career via their choice of electives;
  • Will have an enhanced general education with advanced language skills in German or English as well as increased employability from learning teamworking and communication skills;
  • Gain experience of their chosen profession and will be in a position of critically assess technical information and professional practice and the way they relate to each other;
  • Gain experience of applying scientific methods to deal independently with problems from the area of electrical engineering and information technology within a specific timeframe, and be able to present the issues clearly.


Accredited by ASIIN

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fundamentals of Computer Engineering 
  • Mathematics 
  • Measurement Technology
  • Network Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Logical Design of Digital Systems
  • Logical Design of Digital Systems Lab

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • General university entrance qualification ("Abitur")
  • Special university entrance qualification (restricted to certain fields of study, so called "Fachhochschulreife" or equivalent).
  • The evidence of a special degree course related educational background or qualification from school with special profile in mathematics.

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Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Essen

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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