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What makes our Electrical Engineering programme special?

Details of programme (I121-1)
  • Field trips to companies show how electrical engineering works in practice and the current challenges firms are facing. You get an insider view of companies right away in your first two semesters.
  • A semester abroad can easily be integrated into the degree programme.
  • In practicals you develop your own product.
  • The completely revised curriculum first offered in Winter Semester 2015/16 focuses only on the most important aspects. You get lots of support during your foundation studies through tutorials, mentoring and a buddy programme.
  • Various specialty areas in the field of future technologies.
  • Support in "learning to learn".
  • And, most importantly, this course is really fun.

Take a look at all the areas where Electrical Engineering is used


Electrical Engineering in the car

The graphic shows you all the places in the car where electrical engineering is used.

Electrical engineering is used in all these fields

A practical example

Internship semester at AGCO Fendt GmbH in Marktoberdorf

Aaron Dietz in the Fendt
Aaron Dietz in the Fendt showroom

Photo: Aaron Dietz

Aaron Dietz, an electrical engineering student in his 5th semester, completed his internship semester at AGCO Fendt GmbH in Marktoberdorf in Allgäu. He is working in the area of automobile development on the topic of "Design and construction of an automated "hardware in the loop" testing system for the further development of controls in a modern Fendt tractor". During the internship semester he was also given the opportunity to take his tractor driving licence.

By the way: if you are especially keen to gain a lot of practical insight into your future career during your Electrical Engineering study programme, or you are wondering how you can best finance your degree, the HFU Cooperative Trainee Programme could be "just right" for you. You can easily combine the programme with your degree studies.

Do I have to be very good at maths and physics?

Mathematics and physics are fundamental to electrical engineering. The required basics will be revised and expanded during the foundation studies of the first two semesters.
To be successful in this course, you do not have to be especially good in these subjects, but by the end of the first semester you must be comfortable with calculating using numbers and units.

If you do not have the necessary academic qualifications in mathematics and physics, these can be gained by attending lectures or tutorials and students are expected to do so.

Details of programme (I6314)
The Furtwangen degree programme is first-class, with a curriculum similar to that of a traditional university with the advantage of being a short course and of having seminar-type lectures. Above all, it's worth pointing out the solid grounding in the engineering principles of maths and physics which goes further than the simple introduction and use of the various tools by discussing the background and functionality, too.
Moritz Morlok, Electronics & Technical Computer Science graduate
Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes - subject knowledge and skills

Our graduates...

  • can recognize, understand and carry out electrical and electronic tasks in their field of application.
  • can recognize, select, dimension and accurately place electronic components in a circuit.
  • have a basic knowledge of C programming enabling them to read and write programmes for the control of electronic components.
  • have the ability to select and set up electronic circuits in order to realize stipulated functions.
  • know the procedures necessary to carry out an electrical engineering task.
  • can evaluate data sheets for components (also in English).
  • are familiar with and follow the legal regulations applicable to products and patents.
  • are familiar with business principles.
  • are familiar with and implement cost-saving principles.
  • can design and implement transmission engineering systems and components.

Learning outcomes - transferable skills

Our graduates...

  • have the ability to carry out interdisciplinary projects in teams.
  • have an organized and focused approach to work.
  • can read and write technical texts in English.
  • can make decisions and solve problems.
  • can summarize, explain and present technical data.
  • can work independently on different topics taking responsibility for actions.

Learning outcomes - employability skills

Our graduates....

  • have a solid grasp of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering enabling them to tackle engineering tasks independently.
  • can carry out the tasks expected of an engineer without supervisi