Short profile

Bachelor of Science
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Restrictions on admission
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Standard period of study
6 semester
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Start of studies
October 1
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Basic internship
6 weeks
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Credit points
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Teaching language
May 16 - October 15 | January 16 - July 15 (International Students)

"Studienstart - flexibel" possible


Electricity is the engine of progress in our modern society. Whether from the power socket or in mobile phone batteries - electricity accompanies us constantly. Electrical engineering and information technology is not only concerned with the generation, transmission and use of electricity. It is also about the production of components, sensors and circuits, which are used, among other things, for the acquisition, processing and transmission of information and are therefore at the centre of information technology.

In the course of studies, on the one hand, the generation of electrical energy in power plants, the transport of electricity in cables and overhead lines and the use of electrical current in electrical machines and systems are considered, and on the other hand, the realization of components and sensors and the design of electronic circuits are learned. In the field of information technology, techniques are dealt with which deal with the acquisition, representation, transmission and processing of information - fields of application are communication technology, measurement technology, multimedia technology and automation technology.

Starting in the winter semester 2017/18, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology will also be offered as a ten-semester course of study leading to the degree of Diplom-Ingenieur. Here you can find more information about this.

Content of study

Fundamentals (mathematics, physics, mechanical engineering, computer science)

25 %

Fundamentals of electrical engineering (e.g. electrical engineering I + II, materials of electrical engineering, circuit technique ...)

20 %

Electrical engineering and information technology (e.g. electrical measurement technology, theoretical electrical engineering, micro- and nanoelectronics, electrical power engineering ...)

22 %

Modules of the specalisations (information- and communication technology | microelectronics and nanotechnology | energy and automation engineering)

22 %

Soft skills

3 %

Bachelor thesis

8 %
Detailed subject overview: Electrical Engineering and Information Technology



I study electrical engineering and information technology at TU Ilmenau because, to me, very excellent teaching is characterised especially by close supervision. The campus family is not just a slogan here, but lived reality.

Maximilian Möbius

Practice during studies

The basic internshipis a course of study with a total duration of six weeks. It should preferably be completed before the course of study, but can be completed by the end of the 6th semester before admission to the final thesis.

Fields of work

  • Electricity generation, conversion, storage and distribution
  • Renewable Energies
  • Mobile Communications
  • Audiovisual media
  • information and communication technology
  • Microelectronics and nanotechnology
  • (resource-saving) automation technology

Elisabeth studies Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the TU Ilmenau

Further information


Student advisory service

Univ. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jochen Seitz

+49 3677 69-2614

Study organisation

Cornelia Scheibe

+49 3677 69-2610

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