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Are you working or in training and would still like to study at the same time in order to develop yourself professionally? The electrical engineering bachelor's degree has the following objectives:

  • Mastery of engineering methods and their application in the analysis of technical processes on the basis of scientific knowledge
  • Acquisition of methods for the development of practical problem solutions taking into account external references
  • Ability to act responsibly and professionally
  • Promotion of interdisciplinary systems thinking
  • Acquisition of the ability to work in a team, to moderate and to lead work groups

A specialization is possible from the 7th semester in the fields of energy and automation technology or further education.

The additional qualification for further education (teacher training option) enables graduates a seamless transition to the teaching master’s course for the vocational college at the University of Paderborn.

Target group
Practitioners who have already gained experience in professional life and who are striving for management tasks through further qualification.


The combined course in mechanical engineering consists of around 70 percent self-study sections and around 30 percent of face-to-face events at the university. The course content, which is the subject of lectures in traditional full-time courses, is conveyed in the combined course via didactically prepared self-study materials (learning letters). In addition, exercises and internships take place at the university, usually on the second Saturday of the semester. Learning takes place in groups of around 30 students.

In addition, courses or examination dates can take place on up to five days of the week per semester (also possible as block courses). In addition, the exchange between students and teachers is supplemented by the internet-based communication platform ILIAS

The degree is completed by the bachelor thesis and the colloquium (oral examination). After completing their studies, graduates may use the professional title of engineer.

1st semester

  • Basics of electrical engineering 1
  • Mathematics 1
  • Physics 1
  • Materials of electrical engineering

2 semesters

  • Basics of electrical engineering 2
  • Math 2
  • Physics 2
  • Technical English

3rd semester

  • Basics of power engineering
  • Math 3
  • electronics
  • measuring technology

4th semester

  • Electrical machines
  • Mathematics 4
  • Industrial management
  • Computer science

5th semester

  • Applied computer science
  • Electrical networks
  • Control engineering
  • Efficient lighting technology

6th semester

  • Automation systems
  • Energy systems
  • Power electronics
  • Election project

7th semester

  • Product and risk management
  • Drive technology
  • Elective module 1
  • Elective module 2

8th semester

  • Project management
  • Renewable and conventional energy generation
  • Elective module 3
  • Elective module 4

9th semester

  • Quality management
  • bachelor thesis
  • colloquium

Focus: Further education (teacher training option)

  • Diagnosis and promotion
  • Vocational Education 1
  • Technology didactics
  • Vocational education 2
  • Additional module: general didactics

Focus: energy and automation technology

  • Modern energy policy
  • Mechatronic systems
  • thermodynamics
  • High voltage technology


Abitur or advanced technical college entrance qualification or previous education recognized as equivalent.

You can find all access options (with a technical qualification / Abitur, with foreign certificates, with professional qualifications, change of course / university etc.) under the point "Application" (green button).


New technologies are arriving and are rapidly changing the working world of engineers. Digitization accelerates these changes through increasing automation and networking in industry. In the future, there will be a shortage of specialists in the field of intelligent energy systems (smart grid / smart cities) with a focus on energy technology in combination with automation technology.

In addition to the individual disciplines, it is necessary in the modern working environment to be able to apply interdisciplinary content and to work in teams with a broad range of experts or to lead these teams in a national or international environment. The graduates are wanted as specialists and executives in regional / supraregional companies.

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