Electrical Engineering (dual degree course) (Bachelor)
|Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
|Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
|Special type of study
|dual study, including apprenticeship
|Standard period of study
|Language of Instruction
Requirements and enrollment
|No local entrance restrictions
|Additional entrance requirements
To be accepted on this Bachelor programme, you will need to have an apprenticeship position as an:
If your chosen apprenticeship trade is not included in this list, please contact us. We will check whether you can be admitted to the dual study programme nonetheless.
First of all, apply with a company that offers an apprenticeship position in combination with a dual study programme. You will find a current list of companies on our website. As soon as you have signed the apprenticeship contract, we will reserve a place for you at Münster University of Applied Sciences. For more detailed information, please consult our departmental website.
Applicants who did not acquire their study qualification at a German-speaking institution must demonstrate that they have knowledge of German at level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL), for example by proving that they have passed the TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache) with an average score of ‘4’, or must furnish equivalent proof.
|The next enrolment phase
commences in Mai 2024.
Detailed description of the degree programme
How are mobile phones produced? Can I operate a robot remotely via the internet? How does a wind turbine work, and what will tomorrow’s energy grids look like? In our Bachelor programme, your will learn the answers to these questions and many others concerning electrical engineering – in an active, practice-oriented manner.
After completing your vocational integrated degree in Electrical Engineering, you will be qualified as an engineer to develop electrotechnical products and systems, and to plan and monitor their production or creation. Through your in-company training, you will gain an in-depth and continuous insight into professional practice right from the start. Your various places of learning will be interlinked in terms of content. This enables you to analyse technical issues and challenges from theory and practice using engineering methods on the basis of mathematical and scientific knowledge. You will also be able to find solutions, and to assess these solutions in terms of their feasibility, costs and impact for society and the environment. During your technical training at the university, you will gain the expertise and methodological skills that will qualify you to become an engineer. Due to your integrated learning and work experience, you will also be particularly capable of organising your own work process independently and efficiently and coordinating it with team members after completing your studies.
As a sought-after expert, you will have the opportunity to actively and creatively shape technology of today and tomorrow, considering that electrical engineering is a key technology. Your fields of activity will range from development to quality management and production, to technical sales. If you would like to enhance your electrical engineering skills after completing the Bachelor programme, you can progress to our Master’s programme in Electrical Engineering, which we also offer as a part-time programme. Here, occupation and study – practice and further training are closely connected.
Content and course sequence
The programme takes four years (eight semesters) altogether, during which time you will complete your apprenticeship and earn your Bachelor’s degree. In the first year, you will focus on your vocational training. Although there is no obligation to attend vocational school, we recommend that you visit vocational college. Several vocational colleges adapt their classes to our study model.
After the first year, you will take your preliminary exam and then start studying at Münster University of Applied Sciences. You will attend courses during term time. During the second year, you will additionally attend vocational college one day a week. You will continue your company based-training outside term time. After two-and-a-half years, you will be able to take your skilled workers’ exam, which will be your first qualification. The final half-year of the four-year programme is dedicated to a block of practice and the Bachelor thesis, which you will complete at your company. You will now be able to apply the experience gained from your practical training and the engineering skills gained at university to tackle a demanding assignment. For example, you might undertake a software project to control a complex system or develop hardware in your company-specific environment.
With regard to content, your university education is divided into two stages: at the start of the programme, you will first learn the fundamentals of engineering, such as mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. By then, you will have the foundations required to pursue in-depth studies based on your interests in one of our specialisations:
- Specialisation in Energy and Automation Technology
In this specialisation you will familiarise yourself with modern drives including power electronics, program our model factory, measure sensors and get to know modern power supply systems. Electives such as Photovoltaics, Wind Power Converters or Robotics offer the opportunity to form individual study foci.
- Specialisation in Information Technology
The specialisation Information Technology deals with all aspects of wireless and wireline communications. You analyse and modify signals, program microprocessors and develop electronic circuits. Through our elective courses, you can delve into topics such as Embedded Software, Communication Technology or Software Engineering.
Why choose us
Our dual programme enables you to combine university study with stages of practical and skilled worker training. As a result, practice and theory are closely linked. You will be able to finance your degree, enabling you to concentrate fully on your studies during your three years at university. You will gain an education in engineering, with a constant reference to practice.