Power Engineering and Renewable Energies (EBE)

At a glance

GraduationBachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Study duration7 semesters
Number of places availablewinter semester:   15
Baselinewinter semester
ParticularitiesFoundation Course in English,
German language courses are included,
Advanced Studies in German

Application Form and Information letter

Application deadline

for the winter semester
15 May, EU-applicants: 15 July
Admission requirements
for international applicants

for German applicants

Allgemeine oder fachgebundene Hochschulreife, Fachhochschulreife oder Nachweis einer
gleichwertigen Vorbildung


Further information
Department of Electrical Engineering

Course leader
Professor Simon Effler

Coordinator - John Clear

Questions on applying or studying
Department E Secretary
Silke Förstermann (Secretary)
+49 621 292-6180

Reliable energy supply is vital

In everyday life we expect sufficient electricity whenever we want it. We take it for granted that our household appliances, lights and heating function.

For the economy reliable energy supply is vital, though the environment should not be disregarded. Energy generation, transfer and distribution should be conducted in a resource-conserving manner.

Career fields and opportunities

Important future areas of operation in power engineering will be developed in electromobility and research.

Our graduates, whether Bachelor or Master, have excellent career prospects in fascinating and developing fields of work, which will be important for our future.

Our students can expect a multifaceted study programme. They acquire knowledge and skills in:

  • economical handling of energy through efficient energy management
  • the field of renewable energies
  • classic energy engineering fields such as high voltage technology and electric motors.

Graduates find work in:

  • energy generation in power plants
  • research for energy storage options
  • provision of renewable energy systems
  • grid operations
  • development of drives, especially for e-mobility  

The Programme

Benefits for international students
As the programme starts in English, many international applicants who do not have good German skills can start their engineering studies on this programme.

German training is a vital component of the curriculum, not just during but also between the semesters in the form of three-week intensive courses. A three-week intensive language and culture programme directly before the start of the first semester provides a valuable start to learning German and helps new international students settle in. Students study towards passing the DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber)

Benefits for German students
English competence is a much sought after skill in the engineering sector, and German students can gain vital experience by studying in English for their first year. German native speakers need to choose a technical English and another non-engineering elective.

Course structure

1st + 2nd semestersFundamentals
Maths, Physics, Computing, Electrical Engineering, Language
German (for international students) or
English (for German students)

3rd + 4th
Electrotechnical content
Measurement and Controls, Electrical Engineering, Electric Machines and Grids, Renewable Energies
5th semester
in industry
6th + 7th semesterSpecialization in Electrical Engineering
Electric Machines and Drives, Power Electronics, High Voltage Technology and Grids, Renewable Energies
7th semester

Research projects
Study projects at the University and Bachelor research project at the University or in industry

All individual subjects can be found here (Foundation) and here (Advanced Studies).


Studying at Hochschule Mannheim

  • The programme is characterized by high practical relevance and offers an insight into research and development.
  • The University’s extensive experience of training engineers is highly respected in industry, offering graduates numerous and lucrative job opportunities.
  • Small class sizes mean close collaboration between fellow students, professors and other staff.

Our graduates

  • gain relevant practical experience through laboratory classes, study projects and industrial internships
  • establish useful links with successful companies through their internship, sometimes resulting in job offers following graduation
  • quickly find a job in industry thanks to the professional relevance of their studies