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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Elektrotechnik für Lehramt an Berufskollegs [Electrical Engineering for Vocational Colleges]

Vocational college instructors get students excited about their subject, and help young people through an important period in their lives. Being an instructor takes technical expertise and pedagogical skill.

The “Vocational College Instructor” program in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is directed towards students in the Electrical Engineering Bachelor’s program. This career opportunity offers you good earning potential and allows you to easily balance family and career through flexible part-time models. In addition, the program allows you further professional development opportunities, for instance by getting involved in educational development. The vocational college offers the widest range of different school-leaving qualifications in NRW, combining general and professional training. The staff of the vocational college reflects the diversity of the professional world. Specialists in social pedagogy, business administration, and commercial and technical fields work side by side.


At the vocational college, you will jointly develop teaching units in teams and then implement them. Cooperations with businesses are an important part of the work you will do. Instructors support their students in choosing a career and looking for an apprenticeship or training position. The working world is changing quickly, and requires professionals to train continuously in their areas. Vocational colleges offer well-equipped laboratories, workshops and learning facilities, as well as the latest content.

Entry requirements

Abitur exam / vocational baccalaureate diploma or another equivalent qualification


Fields of study from the third semester:

  • Automation technology
  • Information technology


All students will learn the same fundamental principles during the first three semesters.

After the fourth semester, students will select from the two fields of study Automation Technology and Industrial Information Technology. They must select 25 CR of elective subjects within these fields of study. The “Vocational College Instructor” program offers students the option of completing these 25 CR by taking pedagogical electives. These cover the three areas of educational science, vocational education and technical pedagogy, and teach theoretical and practical knowledge and expertise on teaching and education, curriculum development and general pedagogy, as well as specific knowledge on vocational training. The degree program concludes with two four-week school internships.

Thanks to an agreement with the University of Paderborn, graduates of the Electrical Engineering Bachelor's program at the TH OWL can register for the Master’s program in “Electrical Engineering (Vocational - BK Master’s)” at the University of Paderborn if their Bachelor’s certificate shows they have completed their 25 CR of elective subjects with pedagogical electives.


Topics: Electrical engineering, Engineering sciences, Energy and Climate, Teaching degree, Technology and Engineering
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 6 semester
Credit points: 180 ECTS
Mode of study: Full-time
Acceptance: Non-restricted
Dual study program: Not possible
Course language: German
Foreign semester: Optional
Accredited by: ASIIN
Preparatory course: Mathematics, Physics, English

Enrollment Period

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.10.
Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.07.
Currently no application possible

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