Electrical and Information Technology

Electrical engineering deals with the development of electrical devices, such as machines and switchgear. Information technology focuses on networked signaling and system technology, measurement and control technology as well as computer and network technology. In combination, electrical and information technology is a key technology for digitalization.

The field of study at a glance

Electric drives in cars and trains, solar cells on roofs or networked production systems in digital factories – modern life without electrical and information technology is now unimaginable. This is also why the skills taught in this area of study overlap with other areas of technology.

Offered courses

The courses in this area include not only “Electrical Engineering” and “Electrical and Information Technology”, but also “Computer Engineering”, “Electrical and Aviation Engineering”, “Communication Engineering” and “Microelectronic Systems”. These courses are offered at universities and technical colleges at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Contents of the course

Important basic subjects for studying electrical engineering and information technology are mathematics, physics and applied computer science. Mechanics, Materials Science and Technical Thermodynamics are important additional subjects. Business basics and management methods are also taught. In advanced studies, systems theory plays an important role, dealing with the modeling, analysis and optimization of complex architectures in information, energy and automation technology.

Admission criteria & application for study

At some universities, proof of an internship must be provided before starting your studies.

Career opportunities after graduation

Electrical and information technology engineers can be found in almost all industries. They work in a variety of functions and take on a wide range of activities. For example, they develop, calculate, design and test new components, devices, machines, plants and systems or the processes for their manufacture. They supervise the manufacture, assembly, networking, commissioning, maintenance and operation of electrotechnical equipment and systems. There are also fields of activity in research, software production, training and further education, sales and marketing, technical customer support, quality assurance, company organization and corporate management. Their knowledge is also in demand in interdisciplinary fields such as mechatronics, industrial engineering, business informatics and in the field of media technology.