Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (Diploma in Engineering)

Short profile

Diploma in Engineering

admission restriction

standard length of study
10 semester

study start
October 1

preparatory internship
6 weeks

credit points

teaching language

May 16 - October 15 | January 16 - July 15 (International Students)



With the Diploma in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, the TU Ilmenau offers from WS 17/18 a consistent major with the degree Diploma in Engineering The demanding study starts in the 1st -3rd. semester with an interdisciplinary, integrative and practice-oriented basic education. Building on this, students in the 4th and 5th semester will acquire solid, advanced knowledge in all core areas of electrical engineering and information technology. Within the 5th semester, the individual choice of a mentor takes place in preparation for the subsequent specialisation.

From the 6th semester on, there is a professional and increasingly research-oriented specialisation in a main subject to be chosen with a corresponding later deepening. Offered main subjects are:


  • Information and communication technology
  • Microelectronics and nanotechnology
  • Energy and automation technology
  • Media technology


In addition, there is the possibility to complete a free study of the diploma program EIT (free main subject) from the 6th semester. The minor subject (other than the main subject, also possible outside the subject) supplements the content-related emphasis in the main subject according to the profile-related objective of the students. The deepening of the main subject in the 9th semester is strongly research-oriented and serves as preparation for the completion of the diploma thesis in the 10th semester. On the website of the major you will find more information about current projects.

Particularities of the Diploma major

Mentor principle

Each student has a mentor from among the faculty's university professors who provide advice to him / her. The connection to a faculty of the EI faculty over the choice promotes not only the professional profiling of the students but also social skills such as team and communication skills.

Mobility window

Minor subject, the professional internship with seminar work as well as the specialisation can be provided at the request of the student and in consultation with the mentor also at foreign institutions.

Option free main subject

Continuous study

Content of study

19 %
Joint foundations in engineering science (basic studies, 56 credits) (e.g. physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, technical mechanics, presentation theory, technical computer science, algorithms and programming)
29 %
(Advanced) fundamentals of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (basic and main studies, 85 credits) (electronics, electronic measurement, theoretical electrical engineering, control and system technology, micro- and nanoelectronics, electrical power engineering)
2 %
Softskills and economics (basic studies, 4 credits) (english, economic foundations)
20 %
Main subject and specialisation (main studies, 60 credits) (main subjects at choice see below)
10 %
Minor subject (main studies, 30 credits) (selectable from the range of subjects offered by TU Ilmenau or outside)
20 %
Advanced internship and diploma thesis (main studies, 59 credits)

Main subjects

  • Information and communication technology

  • Microelectronics and nanotechnology

  • Energy and automation engineering

  • Media technology

Practice during studies

The basic internship is an academic achievement with a duration of six weeks. It should be fulfilled preferably before the start of studies, but can also be completed before the end of the fourth semester. The professional internship during the eigth semester takes 20 weeks and can be completed in companies at home as well as abroad. It is accompanied by a seminar work.

Fields of work

  • Electric power generation, conversion, storage and distribution

  • Electronic industry

  • Micro- and nanotechnology

  • Information and communication technology

  • Audiovisual media

  • Automation engineering

  • Academic teaching, research and development

  • Public relations and media consulting

  • Adjoining technical disciplines such as mechanical engineering and computer science

Further information