Elektrotechnik [Electrical Engineering]
How do we want to deal with energy sources in the future? Which new mobility concepts will change our lives? What are the next advances in medical technology? These and other questions are tackled by electrical engineers. If you want to leave a mark on the future, you are right with us.
The bachelor’s program provides excellent job perspectives in industry and science: Electrical engineering contributes significantly to the creation of technical progress. Wind turbines, autonomous machines or microchips – electrical engineering comprises all electrical and electromagnetic fields. The tasks of engineers include, for example, the reduction of energy consumption, software development, the improvement of reception quality in mobile networks, the development of electronics or the commissioning and maintenance of industrial machines.
Electrical engineering is a problem-solving discipline. In this context, the ability to work independently and the capacity for abstract thinking and creativity are important prerequisites. Teamwork requires additional cooperation and communication skills. The ability to present work results convincingly on paper and in person is also of great importance. In addition, the labor market, which is increasingly characterized by mobility and internationality, requires a sufficient command of the English language.
In the Bachelor’s program Electrical Engineering of TH OWL, basic concepts are presented coherently on an interdisciplinary basis. In order to impart the necessary competencies to the students, it includes a well-grounded training in mathematical fundamentals as well as in-depth modules of different disciplines.
The bachelor’s degree program “Elektrotechnik” is also offered as a cooperative training program (in German, “Duales Studium”).
By theoretically substantiating fundamental concepts and methods that survive current trends, the bachelor's program “Elektrotechnik” qualifies graduates to work successfully throughout their professional lives. Key competences such as team skills and communicative competence are strengthened in all technical and non-technical modules of the degree program through the integration of team work and presentation phases.
Automation Technology: In Automation Technology, the focus lies on the control, regulation and networking of systems. Graduates of this field of study master the model-based drafting of controls in a professional and methodological way. Furthermore, they understand the programming of real-time machine-level digital computers and are familiar with the basic architecture of industrial communication systems, such as classic fieldbus techniques and current real-time communication systems.
Information Technology: In this field of study, students are primarily concerned with aspects of data transmission and with typical communication technologies such as Ethernet, high-frequency technology and optical transmission technology. Graduates of this field of study are particularly capable of determining and evaluating properties of transmission channels. They know different modulation and coding methods as well as different concepts of signal processing and can apply them. Furthermore, they are able to assess the use of IT security mechanisms and integrate them into software.
Energy and Drive Technology: In Energy and Drive Technology, the storage and conversion of energy and the drive of electrical machines is of central importance. Graduates of this field of study are familiar with different ways of generating and distributing electrical energy. They master the model-based design of drive systems expertly and methodically. They know different electrical machines and can select suitable motors / generators for given applications. Furthermore, they know the characteristics and applications of different power converters and are able to select suitable components for regulated electrical drives.
Particularly qualified graduates are welcome to take up a master's degree, for example in the master's programs Elektrotechnik, Mechatronische Systeme and Information Technology, which are also offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Fachhochschulreife/Allgemeine Hochschulreife i.e. an entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences or at universities or an equivalent qualification.
Energy and Drive Technology
The first three semesters focus on the formation, consolidation and application of professional fundamentals. From the fourth semester onwards, students have a choice between Automation Technology, Energy and Drive Technology and Information T echnology as their field of study. In addition to the bachelor’s thesis, students have to do a study project. The program has a modular structure and is assessed according to the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).