Bachelor degree course: Electrical Engineering

What is Electrical Engineering?

Electrical Engineering is a diverse engineering science, which focuses on research, development, but also production of electrical devices and equipment. From the smallest PC chip to the largest power station transformer – Electrical Engineering is the anchor that makes technical progress possible. Without Electrical Engineering there would not be electricity in households, neither would a mobile phone or a plane work. Especially in the innovative areas of Electrical Engineering, there will be future developments that cannot be imagined today. This is the reason studying Electrical Engineering is known as one of the most demanding studies in Germany. But it’s all worth it – as an electrical engineer you have career prospects in diverse fields with an above average salary.

Academic Degree
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Duration of study/ Credits
7 semesters / 210 ECTS-Credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)

Admission requirements
General higher education entrance qualification, subject-linked university entrance qualification, university of applied sciences entrance qualification or recognised equivalent qualification

Internship prior to enrolment
Not required

Application period
The application period for this degree course runs from May 15th to September 30th. The course can be started every winter semester. 

Admission restricted
No

Tution fees
No

Teaching language
German

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Career prospects

The career prospects for Electrical Engineers are as diverse as the degree course itself. Electrical Engineer graduates can work in the following fields:

  • Research & Development
  • Automotive industry
  • Energy supply
  • Telecommunications
  • Use, Repair and Installation
  • Production
  • Sales
  • Monitoring and Inspection
  • Consultation and Teaching

Regardless of your chosen main subject Electrical Engineers are always in demand. Even salaries of young professionals are above average compared to other degree course (3.600€ gross monthly on average). These great opportunities are not only offered in Germany but worldwide.

Entry requirements

To study Electrical Engineering at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences applicants need a higher education entrance qualification (Abitur, Matura, Baccalauréat, A-level, Leaving Certificate etc.).
Additionally, international applicants need to verify sufficient knowledge of the German language, since this degree course is taught in German. Further details can be found at the International Office section.

Course structure

The Electrical Engineering course is designed to give students a broad knowledge of general electrical engineering. The course is organized into three study sections.

The first study section focuses on basic scientific modules. It lays the foundation for further engineering subjects in the second study section.

The second study section covers the main areas of electrical and electronic engineering and related disciplines, such as programming or project management. The engineering subjects are designed with a practical orientation and additional internships.

The final and third study section of the electrical engineering degree course includes writing a bachelor thesis. The thesis should be written in collaboration with a company or institution that has a relation to the chosen subject.

Is Electrical Engineering the right course for me?

Do you have a technical understanding, analytical thinking and a certain level of creativity? Do you like maths and physics and want to expand your knowledge of other scientific subjects, too? Then you have the perfect basis for studying Electrical Engineering!

Information brochure (Only available in German)