The Bachelor program has two phases: During the first four semesters students are taught fundamentals for science-based electrical engineering and in semester 5 and 6 a broader spectrum of general scientific knowledge in electronics. In the first 4 semesters (basic or first period of study) a compulsory set of basic subjects must be attended, joined by practical lab training in the different disciplines. In semester 5 and 6 (in-depth or second period of study), besides compulsory electives, students may, for the first time, choose electives from the following three in-depth modules: information technology, microsystem and automation technology. However, in-depth studies can only be completed after having previously obtained not less than 52 ECTS in the basic phase. General studies are exempted from this regulation.
At the end of the regular period of 6 semesters with a total of 180 ECTS our graduates will be awarded a degree, which conforms to highest international standards. Students are required to submit a bachelor's thesis at the end of their studies, which will allow them to enroll for the subsequent master's program.
The bachelor thesis can be started only after having successfully passed all module examinations in the first bachelor's phase. In the transitional period before taking up the master program, bachelor students may already participate in master's courses not exceeding 16 ECTS provided that 150 ECTS credits have been awarded during the bachelor program and enrolment for the thesis has been applied for.
It should be noted here that the second study period might optionally be completed with a strong focus on vocational training whereby students will satisfy all the requirements for being admitted to the masters course "Teaching at vocational colleges with a professional major in electrical engineering and a minor in automation or information technology". For more details see the information page.
The tables below schematically show the bachelor program in electrical engineering. Detailed description and specification of subjects, modules and options can be found in the examinations regulations.