Technische Universität Berlin
© Philipp Arnoldt

Elektrotechnik, B. Sc.

Program overview

If you are interested in finding out what is going on inside a cell phone, a digital camera or a satnav, would like to contribute to developing solutions to global energy problems, be involved in constructing satellite systems, or finding new methods of wireless data transfer, then the bachelor’s program in Electrical Engineering is for you. Electrical engineering is a branch of engineering science dealing with the research and development of electrical engineering systems and plants. Communications engineering and information technology have also become important aspects of electrical engineering as the boundaries between the different areas of computer science become more fluid. The wide range of topics offered in the bachelor’s program in Electrical Engineering at Technische Universität Berlin very much reflects this development. One area of focus is energy engineering, covering subjects such as high voltage engineering, energy supply networks, electrical drives, power electronics, and lightning engineering. The program also focuses on electronics and information technology, covering fields such as information transmission, communication networks, digital image processing, microelectronics or high frequency engineering. A third area of focus embraces automation engineering, including measurement data processing as well as automation engineering methods in medicine.

DegreeBachelor of Science
Standard period of study 6 semesters
Credit points180
Program start Winter semester
Admission Open admission
Language of instruction German

Admission requirements

Admission to every bachelor’s program at TU Berlin requires a university entrance qualification certificate. Generally, the Abitur serves as the university entrance qualification certificate. If you do not have a formal university entrance qualification, you may still be able to study at TU Berlin if you can provide proof of certain professional qualifications.

The Electrical Engineering bachelor’s program is taught in German. If you are applying with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must provide proof of German skills at a specific level. This is a prerequisite for admission. As much of the technical literature for this field is published in English, a good level of English is desirable.

It is important that you have a deep interest in finding solutions to complex technical problems as well as an aptitude for mathematics and physics. You should also possess initiative and good self-management skills to meet the demands of studying at university.


Program structure

The Electrical Engineering bachelor’s program consists of four semesters devoted to teaching fundamental principles and two semesters of specialization into which you can also incorporate a stay abroad. Once you have acquired the fundamental principles in the core areas of electrical engineering as well as mathematics, physics, and computer science, you will focus on one of three areas of specialization: electrical energy engineering, electrical engineering and computer science, and automation engineering. You will write your bachelor’s thesis at the end of the program. The Bachelor of Science qualification is an internationally recognized degree qualifying you to work in your profession.

A proposed course schedule is available to help you plan your studies. This shows you which modules need to be completed in which semesters to enable you to complete your degree within the standard period of study. The schedule is intended as a guideline and is not mandatory. You can find the proposed course schedule in the program’s study and examination regulations. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants.

Examination regulations

Content and modules

The program is divided into individual modules usually consisting of several thematically linked courses. Modules often include a variety of different study and teaching formats such as lectures, practical tutorials, seminars, and practical projects. The scope of a module is expressed in credit points (LP), reflecting the amount of time students are required to devote in order to successfully complete the module. One credit point corresponds to thirty hours and a module can be spread over a maximum of two semesters. As a rule, it is necessary to pass an examination or an assessed assignment to successfully complete a module.

A current overview of all modules is available in TU Berlin’s module transfer system (MTS). The module catalogue shows which courses are mandatory and which elective. Detailed module descriptions provide information on the content, learning outcomes, participation requirements, workload, examination methods, and much more.

Questions concerning a specific module can be addressed to the module supervisor.


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Internships

You are not formally required to do an internship either before or during the Electrical Engineering bachelor’s program, but we would strongly recommend that you do so. An internship provides you with initial insight into future career areas and enables you to network with potential employers.

Stays abroad

You can generally complete parts of the program abroad, either in the form of a semester abroad or internships. You are, however, not required to complete a stay abroad.

General information regarding stays abroad can be obtained from the TU Berlin International Office (study abroad) and from the Career Service (internships abroad).

For details of subject-specific cooperative projects and general support concerning studying abroad, please contact the persons responsible for study abroad within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Staff are available to help you prepare for your stay abroad as well as provide support during your time abroad.



Acquired skills

The objective of the bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering is to train you to be a skilled engineer capable of combining electrical engineering skills with a vision for society. You acquire a firm grasp of the most important technical principles and methods of electrical engineering and are able to apply these in practice. However, you also acquire knowledge and skills beyond these purely technical fields: The program further teaches you to work independently and responsibly, to be a good team player, to be able to think abstractly and creatively, and to present your findings effectively. These skills are just as important for your future work in developing solutions to problems. Having a Bachelor of Science means you can start your career, start your own business, or continue your academic studies by doing a master’s degree in an appropriate subject.


After your studies

As a graduate of the Electrical Engineering bachelor’s program you can continue your education with a master’s degree or directly begin working. The prospects are excellent. As electrical engineering permeates our environment, you can find work in a number of fields, particularly in those of social relevance such as energy transition, electromobility, modern medical technology, and Industrie 4.0. Electrical engineers can take up positions in nearly all branches of the industrial and service sectors, working in research and development, production, IT consultancy, project management, or technical sales for energy suppliers, telecommunication companies, for manufacturers of telecommunications hardware, generators or biomedical engineering equipment, for the automobile and the aerospace industries, as well as within the electrical engineering or IT sectors. You can also start your own company! Your studies will provide you with a number of ideas. Don’t forget that Berlin currently plays host to Europe’s liveliest start-up scene.

Further information & downloads

Guidance and choosing the right degree program: Academic Advising Service

Questions about the degree program: Course Guidance

General questions: Student Info Services

Application and enrollment: Office of Student Affairs – Undergraduate Admissions

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board