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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Elektrotechnik für Lehramt an Berufskollegs [Electrical Engineering for Vocational College Instructors]

Help young people through an important part of their lives – as a vocational college instructor. In addition to electrical engineering expertise, your pedagogical and didactic skills will be in high demand. You will enjoy excellent career prospects and a good work/life balance. Another exciting alternative for your professional future is continued training in industry.

Your heart beats for...

... Electrical engineering & Computer science, Creative & independent work, Working with people & teamwork, Pedagogy & didactics, Analysis & development, Practical part, Foreign language: English

A Degree Program with a Future

Type of Study

As part of the joint project Edu-Tech Net OWL and in cooperation with the University of Paderborn, you can also receive training as an instructor for commercial and technical subjects at vocational colleges even without a general university entrance qualification.
The study option “Vocational college instructor” is linked to the two fields of study of automation technology and information technology in the bachelor’s degree program. A total of five instructor modules can be completed during the 4th and 5th semesters, qualifying you for added qualifications in addition to the Bachelor of Science degree. This ensures a seamless transition into the Master of Education program at the University of Paderborn, with a standard period of study of four semesters. This is followed by a traineeship, where you will work as a civil service candidate in a school.


You will bring one of the following educational backgrounds:

  • General university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Specialized university entrance qualification
  • Advanced technical college certificate (Fachhochschulreife)
  • Professional qualification (Case-by-case examination)

A 12-month practical internship is required for an instructor position at a vocational college. This must be completed by the start of the traineeship.  Relevant professional training or work may be taken into consideration.

Structure and Contents of the Degree Program

1. Semester

  • Mathematics 1+2
  • Fundamentals of electrical engineering 1+2
  • Programming languages 1
  • Electronics 1

2. Semester

  • Mathematics 3+4
  • Advanced electrical engineering
  • Programming languages 2
  • Electronics 2
  • Computer networks

3. Semester

  • Programming embedded systems
  • Physics 1
  • Signals and systems
  • Designing digital systems
  • Measurement technology + measurement technology internship
  • Advanced internship

4. Semester

  • Control technology 1
  • Communication technology 1
  • Technical didactics
  • Teaching and general didactics
  • Different compulsory and compulsory elective modules depending on the field of study selected

5. Semester

  • Professional education in schools and companies
  • Diagnostics & support
  • Internship for vocational college instruction
  • Different compulsory and compulsory elective modules depending on the field of study selected

6. Semester

  • 1 non-technical compulsory elective module
  • Student research project
  • Bachelor thesis + colloquium

Field of study

Automation technology

  • Real time data processing
  • Electrical drive technology
  • Machine-oriented networking
  • Control technology 2

Information technology

  • High frequency technology
  • Data security
  • Discrete signal processing
  • Communication technology 2
Acquired Knowledge and Skills

Developing professional expertise is the key focus of our “Vocational college instruction” study option. This includes expertise

  • from the areas of electrical engineering, information and automation technology 
  • in the basic subjects of mathematics and physics

The program also focuses on the question of “What is good teaching?”

  • Social, methodological and media competence
  • Fundamental pedagogical and didactic questions
  • Use of different methods and media for modern teaching
  • Application-orientation; you as a student will create your own materials, such as presentations, educational films and learning games
Job Profiles

The instructor option offers you very good professional prospects in the short and long-term: many jobs at vocational colleges will be opening up in the coming years, while the demand for continuing training will increase in industry.

As a vocational college instructor

  • you will get your students excited about your subject area, and train them in different professional fields and departmental areas
  • you will work on teams to plan your instruction
  • you will maintain close contact with training companies
  • you will also be qualified for directly launching a career in industrial training
  • you will learn important basic knowledge for the qualifying trainer examination (Ausbildereignungsprüfung), which you can complete subsequently if desired at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK)
Cooperation With Companies

Gain extensive practical expertise during your degree program, for instance by sitting in on classes We cooperate with many different vocational colleges and institutions from the education sector:

  • Lüttfeld Vocational College Lemgo
  • Felix-Fechenbach Vocational College Detmold
  • Höxter District Vocational College
  • District Trades Association of Paderborn-Lippe
  • Plant Operational Schools of the District of Lippe (EBS)
  • Lippe Bildung eG
Research in the Department

Our department carries out a wide range of application-oriented and fundamental research projects. We participate in national and international research programs.

As a student, you can participate in a variety of ways: we integrate research content into coursework, integrate you as a student into the active work of research groups early on, and deal with some research content in the framework of theses.

Research institutions:

  • Institute for Energy Research (iFE),
  • Institute Industrial IT (inIT)
  • Fraunhofer Institute IOSB-INA,
  • SmartFactoryOWL

Our fields of research


As Graduate You Contribute to...

... the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

  • directly to quality education
  • directly to gender equality
  • directly to decent work and economic growth
  • directly to peace, justice and strong institutions

Studying at Innovation Campus Lemgo

Our Innovation Campus in Lemgo

At the Innovation Campus in Lemgo, you will study at one of the most exciting technology locations in NRW. Here you will find state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching rooms as well as science-to-business factories. For example, the Centrum Industrial IT, in which companies from all over East Westphalia-Lippe (OWL) have their branches. Or the Smart Factory OWL, which showcases data and AI management. In the Future Food Factory OWL, which is unique in Europe, something similar is happening in relation to food production. New work and transfer meet at InnovationSPIN. Here, TH OWL, the district administration and the skilled trades demonstrate transparent cooperation and a spirit that allows new things to emerge. In addition to Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, the campus is also home to two vocational schools and the national handball league team TBV Lemgo-Lippe. And best of all, the campus also has student residence halls with short distances to the university and the city.

Campus Life


Degree Course:
Elektrotechnik für Lehramt an Berufskollegs [Electrical Engineering for Vocational College Instructors]
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Study model:
Standard period of study:
6 semester
Winter semester
Course language:
Innovation Campus Lemgo
Tuition Fees:
Preparatory courses:
English, Mathematics, Physics

Application periods:

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 02.05. – 15.10.

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