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.

Electrical 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.

Electromobility is an important building block for addressing climate change. In combination with autonomous driving, an exciting and dynamic technology field is developing around the mobility of tomorrow. For Germany as an industrial location, especially for the automotive and supplier industries, it is important that there are enough enthusiastic young engineers for its economy to continue to be competitive in this field.

You can expect classes with a lot of practical activity, state-of-the-art laboratories, individual support, small teaching groups, close contact with local industrial partners, interesting content and future-oriented projects such as in renewable energies, Industrial Internet of Things, e-mobility, smart houses … and a lot of fun.
After this programme, you will be very well prepared for the job market and can work as an engineer in important future technical areas. Both pay and career outlook are good.

Graduates of Electrical Engineering, both Bachelor and Master, are highly sought after in many areas. Electrical engineers are irreplaceable, today, and in the future, in important areas such as mobility, sustainable use of our resources or intelligent networked and secure production systems.

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.