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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
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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.

Curriculum (in German)

Semester plan

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

 

Sara Krak
Sara Krak, bachelor's degree student in Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering seeks to understand the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism in a large number of devices that we use. What makes this field so special is the wide range of sub-fields including automatics and robotics, microelectronics, power engineering and telecommunications, which bring you sheer endless opportunities and a great many possibilities to develop yourself on your chosen career path.


Sara supports international prospective students as International Student Ambassador.

Valentin Gritsch
Valentin Gritsch, graduate of the bachelor's degree programme Electrical Engineering

In the bachelor's degree programme, students learn all the fundamental information, become familiar with the individual subfields of electrical engineering and grow to understand them. What I found particularly nice about the programme was that, if you were interested in doing a semester abroad, numerous destinations were available to you. Moreover, as a student in electrical engineering, you are immediately in great demand in industry. After only two semesters of the programme, it’s really easy to find an internship almost anywhere, and you can put your theoretical knowledge to the test.

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

Admission Deadlines

Summer semester 2021

General admission period: 11 January to 5 February 2021

Additional admission period: 6 February to 30 April 2021

Winter semester 2021/22

General admission period: 12 July to 5 September 2021

Additional admission period: 6 September to 30 November 2021

Information and Advice

Contact studynoSpam@tugraz.at

 

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 directly enrol in the following master’s degree programmes at TU Graz:

If you are interested in other master’s degree programmes at TU Graz, you can find information about admission 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.