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Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (EIT)
The Electrical Engineering and Information Technology degree course imparts fundamental knowledge and skills in the classical engineering disciplines of mathematics, physics, computer science and electrical engineering. In the main course period from the 4th semester onwards, it is possible to choose a specialisation in one of the following fields: drive technology, automation technology/industrial IT, electronics, energy supply, engineering informatics and communications and wireless systems. The courses offered in the degree programme are tailored to the requirements of modern industry and enable graduates to work independently and creatively according to scientific methods.
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
Start of studies
Summer and winter semester
Form of study
Full-time and part-time
Field of interest
Electrical engineering, Engineering sciences, Technology
Be it intelligent apps or new types of turbines for regenerative energy production. Or maybe it is automotive engineering that drives you. Whatever visions you have for the future: With a degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) at the Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences and Arts, you will lay an excellent foundation for this. Why? Read more...
The seven-semester Bachelor’s degree course in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is divided into a first part with a standard period of study of three semesters and a second part with a standard period of study of four semesters.
In the first three semesters, students will learn the basic mathematical, natural and engineering sciences required for handling and solving problems in electrical engineering and information technology. The range of subjects is divided into the competence fields of mathematics/natural sciences, electrical engineering and information technology and other engineering fundamentals.
Building on these fundamentals, the EIT degree course focuses on one of the six specialisations: drive technology, automation technology/industrial IT, electrical power supply, engineering informatics, electronics and smart communications and wireless systems. The associated compulsory modules are implemented in the 4th and 5th semesters and include lectures and laboratories in the focus of the selected specialisation. The scope of the courses provided in the specialisation area includes modules with a performance scope of 40 Cr as well as the application semester with a scope of 30 Cr.
In the 6th subject-related semester, only compulsory elective courses are provided, which enable you as students in electrical engineering and information technology to specialise individually in the degree course. Furthermore, in this semester you can select courses from a catalogue of key competences and carry out a study project. The study programme concept with a "mobility semester" without compulsory subjects simplifies your stay and its recognition at other universities in this semester. The university offers scholarships for the stay abroad during this mobility semester.
The final 7th semester is an application semester with a practical phase of 10 weeks, a Bachelor’s thesis (BA) of 12 weeks and a colloquium on the topic of the BA.
Fields of specialisation
By far the largest share of the electrical energy generated is used for electric drives. Electric drives are used in particular as electromechanical energy converters and as actuators for controlling movement processes and play a key role especially in future-oriented technologies (E-Mobility, Industry 4.0). The degree course in the specialisation drive technology provides subject-specific, application-oriented knowledge about the components, the mode of action, the operating behaviour and the use of modern electrical drive machines. Students are thus enabled to assess the interaction of the components of electrical drive systems and to apply their knowledge to issues and tasks from the field of drive technology.
The importance of a sustainable and environmentally friendly energy supply is playing an ever-increasing role in society. Highly qualified specialists are needed for the new and further development of technologies for the generation, conversion and transmission of energy. The specialisation in energy supply takes this development into account: Students learn systematic and application-oriented work with a high proportion of exercises and laboratory work, which covers the areas of energy generation, transmission and distribution, but also questions of renewable energy generation and the social acceptance of a highly available energy supply. In addition, they learn about aspects of system dynamics, power electronics and the fundamentals of electrical machines.
The focus of automation technology and industrial IT is the use of computers for data acquisition, monitoring, control and regulation of complex technical processes, e.g. in industrial production systems in the process and manufacturing industry. Digitalisation in the field of automation technology is a major focus of industrial IT. In particular, the fast exchange of data via industrial bus systems, data transparency and the reaction to events in real time play a decisive role in automating technical processes safely and with high availability. Horizontal linking across plants or vertical data continuity from the sensor to the operations management form the basis for quickly making correct operating decisions based on current production events, such as machine failures. Students of the specialisation in automation technology/industrial IT learn basic analytical and experimental analysis methods and design procedures for the development of models, concepts and solutions for problems in automation technology and industrial IT. Students will also gain knowledge in the area of concept development and in communication and programming methods.
Today more than ever, software technology development is characterised by an increasing degree of specialisation of the technical segments. The focus of this specialisation is the conception and development of complex and networked software in the electrotechnical environment. This includes, for example, the Internet of Things (IoT), in which machines, devices and systems communicate with each other in a decentralised manner, exchange information and solve complex problems together. Students of the specialisation in engineering informatics learn how to use modern development tools and methods and algorithms that enable them to design and develop the functionality of complex, decentralised software products in continuous development processes and to implement them in programmes and models. Furthermore, they expand, optimise and correct the functionality of complex products in highly integrated circuits.
Electronics is one of the key technologies of our modern information society. Under the influence of "Industry 4.0", new technologies such as smart devices or wearables are pushing from the consumer market into the industrial sector, which also increases the demand for devices with electronic components. This also affects other technology and market areas such as the automotive sector or the industrial equipment sector. By choosing the specialisation in electronics, students receive a sound education in the design and use of electronic circuits including microcontroller technology in the areas of general electronics as well as microprocess technology for automotive, medical and manufacturing technology.
The fields of work of the Smart Communications and Wireless Systems Specialisation include, for example, wireless data transmission (such as WLAN, Bluetooth, mobile radio) but also increasingly faster wired data transmission (such as bus systems, Internet). The focus of the Smart Communications and Wireless Systems Specialisation is on the design and application of systems in radio technology and telecommunications. When choosing the Smart Communications and Wireless Systems Specialisation, students will acquire fundamental knowledge in the technology fields of radio technology and telecommunications. In addition, the specialisation includes its own technological focal points, which offer students scope for specialisation.
The overarching qualification objective of the EIT Bachelor’s degree programme is to qualify graduates in an application-oriented education for subsequent professional life and to enable them to take up a Master’s programme.
The basis for taking up a qualified practical occupation is created by a broad electrotechnical basic education in fundamental subjects related to mathematics, science and electrical and information technology. Graduates can set personal focal points of interest by specialising in one of six specialisation options in the areas of drive technology, automation technology, industrial IT, electrical power supply, electronics, smart communications and wireless systems. The courses offered are tailored to the requirements of modern industry and enable graduates to work independently and creatively according to scientific methods. In addition, the elective catalogue offers the option of setting further subject-specific and interdisciplinary focal points according to personal interests.
- Regulations on admission to courses in undergraduate bachelor's degree programmes with local admission restrictions at Fachhochschule Hannover (Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts) (Bachelor's Admission Regulations, ZulO-BA)
- Regulations on admission to courses in bachelor's degree programmes of Faculty I - Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Fachhochschule Hannover (Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts) special part (ZulO-BA, Part B)
- General part of the examination regulations for bachelor’s and master’s programmes at the Hochschule Hannover (Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts) (ATPO 2015)
- Special section of the examination regulations for the Bachelor’s degree course in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) leading to the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Hochschule Hannover (Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts) (applicable since 30.09.2019)
- Special section of the examination regulations for the Bachelor’s degree course in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) leading to the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Hochschule Hannover (Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts) (applicable since 30.06.2016)
- Practical phase regulations of the Faculty
Fields of specialisation - EAN and EEV
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andree Wenzel
Ricklinger Stadtweg 120
Fields of specialisation - ATP and INI
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Imiela
Ricklinger Stadtweg 120
Why did you decide to study EIT?
»Secure career prospects; a subject area that will remain interesting and exciting in the future; social recognition; in-depth knowledge far beyond school education.«
»I am taking part in the 2plus3 programme: After four semesters at Zhejiang University of Science and Technology (ZUST) in Hangzhou, PR China, I have the opportunity to obtain a German-Chinese double degree at the Hochschule Hannover (Hanover University of«