Electrical engineering and Information Technology are key technologies for practically all innovations of a modern industrial society.
Electrical and Information Technology engineers are working on the future of
- Medical and Life Science technology
- Sustainable energy supply
- Environmental technology
- Automation and AI-technologies
- Entertainment technology
Innovative products form the basis for the prosperity of our country and its citizens. They form the basis for our production and service infrastructures and shape our everyday lives. Their export secures the supply for our country, which is poor in raw materials.
Innovations arise where profound technical knowledge is available and is constantly being improved. Engineers create such knowledge in research and development and implement it for the benefit of people.
Engineers have a special responsibility here, because they know the manifold interactions in our technological world. They participate in the formation of society's opinion with well-founded statements on technical interrelationships. The protection of our environment and the economical use of raw materials are just two examples of the numerous challenges we face in the further development of our society.
Globalization and global networking make it possible to develop products all over the world. Highly qualified engineers in our country ensure the success of our economy in this global competition and thus secure jobs.
The field of electrical engineering and information technology covers a broad spectrum: from microelectronics and optoelectronics to energy supply and the automation of technical processes, it extends to communication technology and information processing.
Electrical engineering and information technology is adjacent to physics, which deals with the properties and behaviour of matter, and to computer science, which deals with the structures of information processing systems. Mechanical systems and their control are realized in mechanical engineering. The common basis for these fields is mathematics.
The fields of activity for engineers in electrical engineering and information technology are diverse and challenging: Starting with the research of new methods in universities and research laboratories of industry, through the development of innovative products, production planning to quality assurance and sales support, the fields of application for engineers are manifold. The graduates find jobs in practically all branches of industry and service. New job profiles are constantly appearing, for example in the development of the Internet, in the maintenance of our health or in energy supply from renewable energy sources.
The career prospects for young engineers are excellent. At present and in the near future, not even the basic requirements can be met by the expected number of graduates. In addition, the additional demand resulting from the increasing importance of information technology ensures that young engineers in electrical engineering and information technology will continue to have good career prospects.
Studying engineering at a university is challenging - it requires commitment, initiative and willingness to work independently. There are other ways to graduate as an engineer, although the profiles of the various institutions differ: Studying at a university of applied sciences should above all enable the application of known knowledge in development, production and services. The Berufsakademie offers very practical training, half of which takes place in a company. On the other hand, the graduate of a scientific university must be willing and able to participate in the research and development of new solutions. They should open up new fields of application and thus contribute to solving the urgent problems in our society. Studying at a university is aimed at training personalities who assume responsibility in their profession and in society.