Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe


M.Sc. Elektrotechnik (M.Sc. Electrical Engineering)

Objectives and Contents of the Master’s Program Elektrotechnik [Electrical Engineering]


The graduates of our master's program in electrical engineering can solve complex problems in research and development independently and on their own responsibility, based on a fundamental understanding of basic engineering science. The scientifically oriented education prepares in particular for a further academic career.
Due to the comprehensive teaching contents and the inclusion of topics from the fields of mechatronics, mechanical engineering or computer engineering, graduates are also able to fill key positions in interdisciplinary teams and decisively help to shape the increasingly important interfaces in technology.
The emphasis on team-oriented collaboration, the involvement of students in our research groups as well as learning content in the areas of management and strategy qualify the graduates ideally for future management tasks. Collaboration with international partners and teams is also prepared through lectures in English.
Electrical engineers can occupy a variety of occupational fields in Germany and abroad. They are attractive employees in many industry branches such as energy technology, information technology, automotive and aerospace technology or automation technology.


Students of the master's program in electrical engineering can record, assess and scientifically substantiate complex technical and scientific research and development issues.
They have the capability for innovative knowledge generation and innovation management, especially in areas of automation, energy and drive technology or information technology.
As far as demanding engineering tasks, for example the development of innovative systems, is concerned, they have the ability to develop and implement innovative solutions on a scientific basis.
In addition to theoretical and analytical knowledge, the students develop skills for interdisciplinary and team-oriented thinking and acting. This enables them to take over management tasks. The declared goal of the study is also the ability to take up a Ph.D. project.

Special features of the program:

The students have the opportunity to focus their studies on automation technology, energy and drive technology or information technology.
Application-oriented training is optimally supported by industry-related research and good networking with regional and national partner companies. Extensive research projects in the areas of electrical engineering, mechatronics and computer engineering enable the participating lecturers to integrate current content into teaching and to offer attractive topics for theses and accompanying student activities.
Due to the relatively small number of students in the master's program, optimal study supervision is ensured. The students are closely involved in the research work of the laboratories right from the start and can thus further develop their skills for scientific work as well as team-oriented thinking and acting outside the courses. They also benefit from the good networking of the laboratories within the university and with the partner companies.
The master's program in electrical engineering is characterized by a good organization. There is always the opportunity to respond to the individual needs and ideas of each student.
In addition, as part of the engineering specialization and the non-technical compulsory elective subjects, the students can take a supplementary subject from a related curriculum.