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Study Electrical Engineering in Germany

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Electrical engineering plays a key role in our everyday life. It comprises all processes which produce, transmit, use, or distribute electricity in any way. This includes the development of devices and processes which are based on electrical energy. Without electrical engineering, there would be no power plants, cars, TVs, or fridges. Rapid change and constant innovation characterise this field of study.


150 Higher Education Institutions

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2-11 Semesters

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Powerful electronic devices and systems such as smartphones or the internet have become an essential part of our society and define many aspects of modern life. For this reason, information technology and communications engineering are important areas of specialisation within electrical engineering. This has also made the lines separating the electrical engineering field from, e.g., computer science, increasingly blurred. Other possible areas of specialisation during the study of electrical engineering include:

  • Automation technology
  • Electrical power engineering
  • Electronics
  • Precision engineering
  • Communications technology
  • Microelectronics
  • Microsystems technology
  • Sensor technology, measurement technology

The occupational fields open to you after graduating are equally as diverse as the various areas of specialisation. Graduates of a programme in electrical engineering plan, develop, and accompany diverse projects in various industries. In general, there is high demand for trained electrical engineers, and due to progressing digitalisation, this demand is expected to increase further in the coming years. The automotive industry is one of the major employers of electrical engineers, as its products increasingly become computers on wheels.

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