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Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
(Bachelor of Science)

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Course type
Undergraduate studies (1 Subject bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Primary Language of Instruction
Language Requirements
German HZB: none
International application: German C1
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Special Requirements

Pre-internship (recommended)

Unrestricted admission

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Electrical engineering covers the whole area of electrical and electromagnetic phenomena, including energy, automation and communications engineering, as well as microelectronics and computer engineering.

Leibniz Universität Hannover is the only higher education institution in the whole of Germany that offers electrothermal process technology as an area of research and specialisation.

Continuous innovation is the basis for technological progress. This requires widely trained engineers who make use of scientific methods. Current focuses such as automation technology, automotive electronics, mobile communication and alternative energy require major investments; numerous additional jobs are being created in these fields. Recent studies estimate that there will be an annual demand for 3,000 to 4,000 newly qualified engineers in Germany. Based on currents levels of new students, however, there will only be around 1,500 graduate engineers each year over the next few years. In other words, the career prospects for first-year students are extremely positive.

Areas of Focus

  • Automation technology
  • Communications engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Electrical power engineering
  • Microelectronics
Course Content

The Electrical Engineering degree programme, which is divided into a foundation stage and an application stage, provides students with a broad, scientifically based education combined with practical skills. The foundation stage focuses mainly on basic subjects in mathematics, science and engineering, as well as eight weeks of basic practical training. We recommend that prospective students complete their basic internship before embarking on the degree programme. During their basis practical training, students gain insights into production processes, operations and the organisation of industrial enterprises.

After completing the foundation stage, students proceed to the application stage in which they focus on one of the following specialisations: Automation Technology, Electrical Power Engineering, Communications Engineering, Microelectronics or Computer Engineering. In addition, students take the core subject of Control Engineering, as well as application-oriented compulsory and optional courses in the chosen specialisation. The degree programme also involves the Studium Generale, experimental lab work and project work. The application stage concludes with a Bachelor’s thesis.


Mathematik, natur- und ingenieurwissenschaftliche GrundlagenVorpraktikum

  • Mathematik 1 für Ingenieure
  • Technische Mechanik 1 für Elektrotechnik
  • Mathematik 2 für Ingenieure
  • Naturwissenschaftliche Grundlagen (Materialwissenschaften + Physik)
  • Technische Mechanik 2 für Elektrotechnik
  • Numerische Mathematik
  • Technische Wärmelehre
Informations- und SystemtechnikGrundlagen digitaler Systeme
  • Grundzüge der Informatik und Programmierung
  • Signale und Systeme
ElektrotechnikGrundlagen der Elektrotechnik: Gleich- und Wechselstromnetzwerke
  • GruLaLa 1
  • Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik: elektrische und magnetische Felder
  • Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik: Spezielle Netzwerktheorie / GruLaLa 2
  • Grundlagen der elektromagnetischen Energiewandlung
Halbleiterelektronik / GruLaLa 3

Wahlpflichtfach (Wahl 4 aus 7):

  • Grundlagen der elektrischen Energieversorgung
  • Grundlagen der Nachrichtentechnik
  • Grundlagen der Rechnerarchitektur
  • Grundlagen der elektrischen Messtechnik
  • Technische Schwingungslehre
  • Digitalschaltungen der Elektronik
  • Grundzüge der Konstruktionslehre
  • Regelungstechnik 1
  • Studienrichtung 2
  • Anwendung der Studienrichtung 2
  • Regelungstechnik 2
  • Studienrichtung 2
  • Anwendung der Studienrichtung 2
Zusatz- und Schlüsselkompetenzen Studieneinstiegsmodul: Ringvorlesung / Mathematische Methoden / Praxis elektrischer Methoden / Technisches Projekt
  • Technisches Wahlfach
  • Studium Generale / Technischer Nachweis
BachelorarbeitBachelorarbeit und Präsenation der Bachelorarbeit
Recommended Abilities

Electrical engineering students should possess strong powers of imagination and abstraction. It is also important that they have a technical flair, an interest in mathematics and a logical way of thinking. Good foreign language skills are advantageous.

The programme involves eight weeks of basic internship, which prospective students are strongly recommended to complete before embarking on the degree programme. No specific time is set aside for completing this basic practical training during the degree programme.



Career Opportunities

Graduates work in R&D labs in virtually all branches of industry, for utility companies, software firms and services enterprises, as well as in the public sector, research institutes and educational institutions. They often start their careers in R&D, and increasingly take on management tasks at a later stage. The degree programme prepares students for independent work in research, development and production. It also qualifies them to work in technical sales and to assume executive positions in various corporate divisions.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

This degree programme is admission-free.
If you did not graduate from a German school nor have a German higher education entrance qualification (for example, the Abitur), a language certificate proving your knowledge of German is required for the application and enrollment.

Application Deadlines

First-year students from Germany and the EU
  • June 1st – September 30th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – March 31st of the year for the summer semester
First-year students from non-EU countries (application via uni-assist)
  • April 15th – May 31st of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester
First-year students who have passed the assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) of a German foundation course (Studienkolleg): 
  • June 1st – September 30th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – March 31st of the year for the summer semester
Students Resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)
  • June 1st – September 30th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – March 31st of the year for the summer semester
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