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Career prospects Electrical and Information Technology

Our graduates develop new electronic circuits, design energy supply systems, commission a broadcasting station in Africa or lead sales negotiations in Asia for the high-tech products pro-duced by their companies.

Application areas for electrical engineers

Imagine you are being flown by helicopter to an offshore wind farm in the North Sea to carry out maintenance on the converter for a wind turbine. The applications are not always so adventurous – but the range of roles on offer is extremely varied.

Application areas cover a wide range:

  • a medium-voltage system in a mine
  • optimising the powertrain of an electric vehicle
  • developing a high-tech sensor for the medical technology sector.

Career prospects and opportunities

Thanks to the study programme covering such a wide range of subjects, you are capable of communicating with specialists from other disciplines and developing innovative solutions for the complex tasks of our time. As a result, you are sought-after in international companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises or you can even establish your own start-up business. Whether you decide to work in development, sales, project leadership or management – all career doors will be open to you.

Skills gained upon completion of studies

When you complete your degree, you will be in an ideal position to start your working life. You will have:

  • General skills for solving interdisciplinary problems, such as a capacity for teamwork, communicative competence and a capacity to learn new things
  • Specialist skills for solving electro-technical problems
  • A wide-ranging knowledge of the elements in your own specialist field and  in mathematics, physics and computer sciences
  • In-depth knowledge of the specialist fields that you have opted to study
  • The methodology for solving technical problems
  • Practical skills in using modern tools
  • A treasure trove of experience from your own projects
  • An awareness of social, ecological, economic, ethnic and cultural issues and the arguments involved in defending different stadnpoints.
  • The ability to undertake self-taught continuing education programmes
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