Automation Engineering and Electrical Power Engineering are the two areas on which the wide range of teaching at the Electrical Engineering Department concentrates.

Automation engineering ensures that processes essential for the functioning of electrical appliances and systems run automatically. It employs electronic measurement, control and regulation devices to optimise their efficiency in terms of safety, quality, economy and resource consumption. 

Electrical power engineering is concerned with the production, transmission and distribution of electrical energy, its application and transformation. In a world increasingly dependent on technology it ensures that electrical energy is available in sufficient measure for all industrial and domestic requirements.

The Electrical Engineering Department provides Bachelor courses in both these subjects. The Master course on Automation and Energy Systems 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, the two Bachelor programmes 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.