Bachelor of Science

Electrical Engineering

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Find the future!

Studying technology is fun

In seven semesters, you will receive a solid university education in Furtwangen on the "Electrical Engineering" (ELA) programme. Practical relevance is established from the first semester on.

Electrical engineering is everywhere – from the iPhone to the Porsche. The world of tomorrow determines the work of electrical engineers today. Prepare yourself for a job in the most exciting industries.

What others will be using in a few years - you can develop

The German economy is crying out for electrical engineering graduates. If you're looking for excellent career prospects, excellent pay and varied activities, this is the right course for you.

One of the special features of the course is the "lecture series", in which experts from industry, research and academia shed light on various aspects of electrical engineering. Click here for the current lecture series programme.


  • ECTS: 210 ECTS
  • Programme duration: 7 semesters
  • Campus: Furtwangen
  • Faculty: Mechanical and Medical Engineering
  • Programme begins: winter semester (October)
  • Application deadline: 15 July (winter semester)
  • Entry requirements: university entrance qualification
  • Teaching language: German
  • Accreditation: yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)
  • Why electrical engineering? A degree in electrical engineering comes with the proverbial job guarantee. After all, there are many world market leaders and hidden champions in Germany who are just waiting for graduates.
  • Where will I work? If you're looking for excellent career prospects, excellent pay and varied activities, this is the right course for you. Industries in which our graduates work include automotive, IT, medical technology, mechanical/plant engineering, semiconductor technology, sensor and measurement technology, ...
  • Our own labs You can put your knowledge into practice immediately in our modern labs on campus. For example, in the Nano and Microsystems Lab, the Digital Communication & Signal Processing Lab or the Measuring - Testing - Monitoring Lab.
  • Who is it suitable for? Mathematics and physics are the basis of electrical engineering which are repeated and expanded during the foundation course. You don't need to be particularly good at these subjects, but by the end of the first semester you'll have gained routine and confidence in working with numbers and units.

Details of the programme

Programme content and structure

These are the special features of the Electrical Engineering course:
Excursions to industrial companies show electrical engineering in action and the current challenges faced by companies. Get to know many companies from the inside in the first two semesters.
A stay abroad can be easily integrated into the course. You will develop your own product in internships.
The timetable for the degree programme guarantees a radical reduction to the essentials. You will receive a lot of support during your basic studies - through tutorials, mentors and sponsors. We give you support in "learning to learn". And, very importantly, here you can study in a way that is fun.

Entry requirements

You need the entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife).

If you are not sure whether your school-leaving certificate is sufficient, please contact the Admissions Office at Furtwangen University.

You can contact the Admissions Office by email at: zulassungsamt(at)

and by telephone on: 07723 920-1234 and 07723 920-1233.

ELA specifics

GreenNose Project

During the pandemic, we developed the GreenNose project at ELA. It turned CO2 measurement into a DIY project for anyone who was interested in technology and wanted to do something good - a great example of electrical engineering in application!

During the pandemic, a major issue was that staying indoors increases the risk of infection. But when exactly did rooms need to be ventilated? We from the "Electrical Engineering in Applications" (ELA) course have developed a module with a microcontroller (ESP32) at its core. This evaluates the data from a CO2 sensor and displays it. The module helps to ventilate in good time in order to reduce CO2 pollution and thus make it more difficult for viruses to spread.

The CO2 measurement module has been specially developed for schoolchildren, for example as a ready-to-use module that is simply connected to the power bank supplied. The CO2 concentration is then permanently monitored and the status is shown via LEDs or a display. If this sounds too simple for you, we also offer the device as a kit. If the indicator with LEDs and display is not enough for you, you can even connect to a mobile device, receive additional information or track the progress of the CO2 concentration.

What's included

ELA Study and Examinations Regulations (SPO):

Information brochures:

Special features

Students can take advantage of the cooperative trainee programme which HFU offers together with strong partners from industry from the first semester onwards. However, it is also possible to join the programme at a later stage of your studies. We offer various options for this. The cooperative trainee program isnot tied to a specific subject area and can, in principle, be combined with all HFU Bachelor's degree programmes.

To date, the programme has supported students with a total of several million euros. In more than 90% of the trainee contracts concluded to date, the trainees have been taken on directly by the company. Good prospects for both sides!

Study Plus cooperative study model:

Study and earn at the same time. And not just a bachelor's degree, but a professional qualification, too? This is possible with our Study Plus cooperative study model. Here you combine our Electrical Engineering degree programme with training as an electronics technician for devices and systems. This takes a total of four and a half years. We have over 50 companies participating in the Study Plus model. Look out for the companies' job advertisements early on or contact the company of your choice directly.

Internal link opens in the same window:Find out more about Study Plus

Your career prospects

These are some of the sectors in which our graduates work:

  • telecommunications
  • automotive industry
  • IT
  • medical technology
  • renewable energies/environmental technology
  • avionics
  • rail Systems
  • mechanical/plant engineering
  • semiconductor technology
  • sensor and measurement technology

Electrical engineers lead in terms of average starting salaries.

Faculty of Mechanical and Medical Engineering

Participate - shape - develop – that's "MME"! With us, students have many opportunities to gain valuable practical experience. You get the chance to take part in as many projects as you like!

In addition, you can design your degree programme individually according to your own interests. The lecturers will support you in any way they can. We see ourselves as a team, because innovative technical solutions can only be developed together.

Internal link opens in the same window:Find out more about the Faculty of Mechanical and Medical Engineering (MME)

The Faculty of Mechanical and Medical Engineering is actively involved in a wide range of research projects. Students can test their knowledge on real problems right from the start in cutting-edge equipped laboratories. MME students can even work on their theses at the Rottweil Research Center. And of course, the entire academic path is open to you at the faculty, right up to a doctorate!

Internal link opens in the same window:To the research projects.

ELA Study and Examinations Regulations (SPO):

Information brochures:

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Your key contacts

  •  Prof. Dr. Richard Spiegelberg
    Prof. Dr. Richard Spiegelberg Dean of Studies Electrical Engineering (BSc)
  •  Pamela Weis
    Pamela Weis Faculty Office, Furtwangen Campus