The new study programme BSc Electrical Engineering merges the existing courses Automation Technology and Power Engineering and Renewable Energies into one. With this new programme students decide after the first year which focus to follow: Automation and Industrial Internet of Things or Power Engineering and Renewable Energies.

Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things  (IoT) are important topics in Automation Technology. The development in these areas is very fast. It is important to Germany’s industry to remain in a leading position. Automation Technology is, for example, about developing new production sites that meet customer needs in a flexible way and that are safe in case of a failure. Connectivity via Internet as well as data security are vital.

Power Engineering and Renewable Energies are important key pillars of our country. Nothing works without energy! Renewable Energies are vital, especially facing climate change. The power generation has to be managed with renewable energies. The transfer, distribution and invoicing is simplified with new technologies and structures, called Smart Grids. Applications like E-Mobility have to be integrated. Every part has to be represented in a network via Internet.

The Master course on Electrical Engineering broadens the knowledge thus acquired and places it on an interdisciplinary basis.

The Department also offers programmes run in conjunction with the University of Heidelberg – a technical translation course entitled Translation Studies for Information Technologies – and with Heidelberg’s University of Education – Electrical Engineering and Information Technology for Teaching (Engineering Education).

Close relations with international universities and research institutions guarantee an intensive exchange of students and professors. In the first year, BSc Electrical Engineering can also be studied in English, which makes the Hochschule Mannheim an attractive venue for international students.

The Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region boasts a large number of electrical engineering companies operating on a global scale, thus constituting an ideal environment for one of the most modern electrical engineering departments in Germany. Students benefit from the excellent internship and job prospects resulting from the Department’s close contacts with these companies.