Telecommunications /Electronics (B.Sc.)

At a glance

DegreeBachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Length of course7 semesters
No. of places availableWinter semester: 30
Summer semester: 15
Start of courseWinter semester and summer semester
How to applyHochschule Mannheim
online via the application portal
Application deadlineWinter semester 2021: 31. July
Summer semester: 15. January
Admission requirements General or specialised higher education entrance qualification, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences or proof of equivalent previous education


Course-related advice: 
Dean of Studies
Prof. Dr. Utz Martin

Application queries:
Student Service Centre

General queries about bachelor's degree:
Department N Secretariat

Further information: 
Go to Department N information pages

What's it about?

“Information Technology”?

...this term refers to all the hardware and software components and processes for transferring data from A to B: Mobile communications, WLAN, Gigabit-Ethernet, digital radio and television, GPS etc. That’s very modern, isn't it?


...perhaps you picture it as a kind of outdated assembling of parts, while in fact well-known companies in Germany develop and manufacture electronic equipment professionally e.g. in industrial automation, the automotive industry and in biomedical engineering. Before any kind of digital signal can be sent, it has to be generated, amplified and digitalised. There is only a small number of engineers who can do that well, and they are thus in high demand. 


Graduates of the Telecommunications/Electronics degree programme are employed in all places where electronic devices and facilities are developed, produced and sold, for example, in developing:

• sensors for measurement data acquisition, e.g. in manufacturing automation and quality control,

• compact systems for engine management, driving stability control and on-board infotainment in automotive engineering,

• new broadband technologies and radio systems for applications in telecommunication and automation engineering,

• integrated circuits for diverse applications such as computers, media appliances, measuring devices and communication engineering.

Course objectives

Based on natural science and electrical engineering fundamentals and modern programming, the goal of the degree course is to enable you to develop analogue and digital electronic circuits for sensor electronics, automotive engineering, communication transmission and biomedical engineering.

The focus here is on gaining information through measurement engineering and sensor electronics, in addition to analogue and digital signal processing through electronic circuits. These can range from individual transistors up until application-specific highly-integrated chips (ASICs) and processors and frequently require programming closely related to hardware. A further focus is on developing high frequency components and processes, from RFID to satellite radio.

Course structure

Foundation course


1 + 2

Programming, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics

Main part of course


3 + 4

Engineering fundamentals of Electronics: Electronic Circuits, Microcomputers, Radio Frequency Technology

Semester 5

Internship semester
In industry  


6 + 7

Advanced study: Programmable Logic Devices, Sensors, Communication Technology 

Semester 7

Bachelor’s thesis
At university or in industry

Electives/Master’s degree

During your studies you can choose individual specialisations from a series of electives in the following areas:

·         High-speed Networks and Internet Technologies

·         Software Development and Software Architectures

·         Digital Image and Signal Processing

·         Embedded and Automotive Systems

Following the bachelor's degree programme you can work towards a Master’s in Information Technology in a further three semesters.

Telecommunications/Electronics in Mannheim

  •  Current topics

- Sensor electronics

- Integrated circuits

- Radio (high)

-frequency technology

  • High practical relevance

- Numerous lab exercises support lectures

- Internship semester

- Chance to participate in research projects

 Diverse career opportunities across the region