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Bachelor of Science

Electrical Engineering

How do you build an electric car? How do computers and smartwatches work? Why do people like logarithms? Can I ride an electric skateboard? Why are robots and Industry 4.0 cool? How do messages get to mobile phones? Can we do better sustainably? What can we do about it? We face these challenges on the Electrical Engineering degree programme. We teach you the technologies.

Why do people like logarithms? How do messages get through the air to your smartphone? Do you also need integral calculus? Can I also ride an electric skateboard? How do I control a robot? Can it see? And weld? Or play chess? What can you really do with artificial intelligence? What can you do with a microcontroller? Is C++ twice as good as C? And when do you use JAVA? And is PYTHON really poisonous? Why do things change exponentially? And what does that mean? Are we actually making the world a better place? And what does greener mean? Are we just talking about it or can we do something about it?
To help you find answers and solutions to these questions, you will learn the basics of maths, physics, electrical engineering and computer science during your studies. Followed by:

  • Electronic components
  • Analogue and digital circuit technology
  • Measurement and control technology
  • Signal transmission
  • Communications engineering

From the first semester onwards, all subjects are accompanied by extensive practical exercises and experiments in our laboratories. Teamwork and communication skills are trained through various projects, also in groups. In addition, a longer practical phase is integrated in the 7th semester. Students often go into the development or production areas of companies and often write their final thesis in the respective company.

For documents such as the module handbook, study plan and examination regulations, please visit the German page.

Career Prospects

With a Bachelor's degree, you are already authorised to use the professional title of "engineer". Graduates of the Electrical Engineering or Computer Science degree programmes have a wide range of career opportunities. In particular, their fields of activity as engineers are in research and science - both in state institutions and in research departments in industry. IIn addition, public employers offer jobs in teaching and research as well as in administration. Thanks to their engineering skills, graduates are also qualified for management positions.

Fields of application for electrical engineering:

  • Mechanical and plant engineering
  • Automotive and aerospace industry
  • Medical and microsystems technology
  • Engineering and design offices
  • Energy industry

If you attend courses at the Centre for Teacher Training at Bochum University of Applied Sciences parallel to your Bachelor's degree, you also have the opportunity to become a teacher at technical vocational colleges. The prerequisite for this is a subsequent Master's degree programme, which can be completed in cooperation with the University of Wuppertal.

Cooperative Engineering Training (KIA)

The Electrical Engineering course in the framework of Cooperative Engineering Training is a 9-semester dual study programme on the University’s Velbert/Heiligenhaus campus: KIA students earn a dual qualification: They complete a vocational training course and a university degree programme.


Admission conditions

Higher education entrance qualification

Admission to the programme is conditional on a higher education entrance qualification. You require one of the following:

  • Higher education entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife)
  • General higher education entrance qualification: German Abitur
  • An entrance qualification recognised as equivalent

In the case of the entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, a differentiation is often made between the academic part and the practical part. The academic part is completed at school. The practical part can be a completed training course (e.g. apprenticeship) or a 6 or 12-month guided work placement. As a rule, which type of work placement you require in order to be entitled to study is indicated on your certificate. If you are unsure, please contact your school.

If you have obtained your entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences in a federal state other than North Rhine-Westphalia, please check your certificate to see if it is also valid here.

Subject-related work placement:

  • Not required

Programme structure

Syllabus for the 7-semester BSc in Electrical Engineering

The practice-oriented, 7-semester bachelor’s programme at UAS_BO allows you to earn a qualification that enables you to work successfully and productively in a business environment.

Should you require advanced academic training after your bachelor’s degree, with the 210 ECTS credits you have earned you are well equipped for a consecutive master’s programme.

The syllabus at a glance:

  • 1st and 2nd semester: Foundation studies/Fundamentals
  • 3rd and 4th semester: Engineering topics
  • 5th and 6th semester: Key skills, project work and individual specialisation
  • 7th semester: Final semester

Degree: Bachelor of Science (210 ECTS credits)

Electrical Engineering