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Bachelor’s Degree Programme Electrical Engineering

How does a car drive by itself? How do I measure electromagnetic compatibility? What makes a robot touch-sensitive? All these questions have something in common: electrical engineering. This subject permeates all areas of life and has enormous significance for the development of our society. In the Bachelor's Degree Programme Electrical Engineering, you can help shape the technologies of tomorrow and have first-class career prospects.

Quick Facts

  • Duration of study: 6 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 180
  • Academic degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Language of instruction: German

The Bachelor's Programme

In the Bachelor's Degree Programme Electrical Engineering, you will learn the fundamentals and methods of electrical engineering as well as gain basic scientific knowledge. You will measure and program and increase your understanding of the content you learn in laboratory internships and applied work. As part of your training, you have the opportunity to begin specialising in a subject area of electrical engineering and information technology.

The students have access to excellent laboratory and technical infrastructure. This includes

  • the Nikola Tesla Laboratory, where investigations and tests are carried out in the entire field of high voltage engineering,
  • an anechoic chamber where, for example, electromagnetic compatibility measurements are made or
  • an extreme climate chamber with capacities of up to 170 kV and temperature ranges from -40°C to +80°C.

In the course of your studies, you will gain many interesting insights into practical work. For example, experts from internationally renowned organizations, such as AVL, BMW, Bosch, or the ETH Zurich, present current developments in guest lectures and courses. In addition, practical tasks are assigned in the form of seminar projects or addressed in the bachelor thesis.

You will also be actively supported by a dedicated team of Electrical Engineering Student Representatives as well as by learning communities such as the Dynamo Engineering Drawing Studio or the High-Voltage Drawing Studio.

Studying Electrical Engineering

Focus Areas

In this degree programme, you have the opportunity to pursue studies in the following areas:

Mathematics: You will learn basic mathematical concepts and methods, such as functions, integral calculations, differential equations and the fundamentals of probability theory. In addition, you will learn how to use MATLAB/Simulink to solve mathematical problems.

Fundamentals of the Natural Sciences and Technical Computer Science: Among other things, you will learn the fundamentals of physics, optics, the quantum nature of light and matter, and learn structured programming. You will learn more about the structure and function of computer systems and learn which essential tasks are performed by operating systems.

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering: You will learn fundamental knowledge and methods in electrical engineering and apply them, e.g. direct and alternating current circuits, electromagnetic energy and energy storage. Among other things, you will learn the basic laws that apply to the electrostatic field and the electric current field.

Electrical Engineering and Information Engineering: You will deepen your knowledge of energy technology and gain an overview of the components of the energy supply system. You will master basic information about electronic circuit technology and learn how to perform an analysis of and dimensioning on circuits. You will learn more about electrical drive technology and power electronics as well as about the transmission of information using analogue and digital methods.

Signals and Systems: You will deepen your knowledge in, for example, the fundamentals of measurement technology and the design of analogue and digital measuring instruments. You can dimension measuring chains correctly and implement them practically. In addition, you will acquire the ability to apply sensor systems practically.

From the 5th semester and onwards, you will specialise in one of the following areas:

  • Automation technology and mechatronics
  • Energy technology
  • Information and communication technology
  • Microelectronics and circuit technology

Study counselling: Check what you expect!

What will I have to do in the first semesters? How much practice can I expect? And what can I actually do with my degree when I've finished? Check what you expect!

A student and a lecturer will take time for all your questions and you will get to know TU Graz during on-site appointments. Up to 10 persons can participate at each date.

Book an appointment

Contact: lsenoSpam@tugraz.at

Our everyday modern life is defined by electronics ‒ from solar cells to smartphones and electric cars. I want to help shape the world of tomorrow, which is why I decided to study electrical engineering.

Electrical Engineering in Research and Industry

Electrical engineering is omnipresent in society, whether it is used in the transmission and distribution of electrical energy, the development of new energy sources, microelectronics that are as small as a fingernail or to test plant components under high voltage.

TU Graz expertise in the field of electrical engineering is even used in modern locomotives, in medical diagnostic technology, in weather radars and in space missions. For example, the first flying hardware and software laboratory – ESA’s CUBE-SAT under the technical direction of TU Graz – started its mission in December 2019.

TU Graz has established itself as an important research partner in the electronics industry:

  • The establishment of the Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) Headquarters on the TU Graz Inffeldgasse campus.
  • The start of the FFG qualification programme, which gives partners from the domestic electronics industry the chance to certify their personnel: InnoEBS.
  • The development of the Cybersecurity Campus Graz together with the testing and certification company SGS. A research hub that addresses the topic of the security of our networked world.
  • The opening of the research and development centre in the field of sensor technology and microelectronics: the "Electronics-Based Systems Building" at TU Graz.

Excellent cooperation with industry offers researchers, students and graduates many opportunities to develop their innovative abilities.


Admission Deadlines

Summer semester 2024

Admission period: 8 January to 5 February 2024

Winter semester 2024/25

Admission period: 8 July to 5 September 2024

Information and Advice

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Perspectives for Graduates

Professional Fields

On the one hand, the bachelor's programme provides you with an introduction to scientific logic and working methods, which is required to enter a more advanced master's programme. On the other hand, the professional opportunities for graduates are very extensive due to the breadth of the bachelor's programme, which are supplemented by in-depth studies in many areas.

Electrical engineers work in research, development and production departments, in energy supply and telecommunications companies and in companies in the automotive sector.

  • They conduct research and develop applications in the fields of electrical engineering and information technology.
  • They plan and implement electrical engineering systems for machines, plants, or buildings.
  • They work in specialist areas, such as automation and mechatronics, energy and circuit technology.
  • They integrate electrical engineering solutions into social and economic areas.

Advanced Master’s Degree Programmes

After completing the bachelor's degree programme, you can enrol in the following master’s degree programmes withour further requirements:

Information on other master's degree programmes with requirements you can find on the respective pages for the master’s degree programmes.

In addition, the bachelor's degree offers you the opportunity to apply internationally for master's degree programmes.