Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Kategorie: ‘SchülerInnen/Studieninteressierte’

Encouraging women to take up MINT professions – support for ZDF heute journal

February 16th, 2023 | by
BA student Helena in an interview with the ZDF Heute Journal team.

BA student Helena in an interview with the ZDF heute journal team. Photo: C. Antweiler

At the end of January, the team from ZDF heute journal visited the Institute for Communication Systems at RWTH Aachen University for a report. The report provides insights into the topic of “women in MINT subjects”, which are sometimes chosen even less by women and girls, such as mathematics, computer science, natural science and technology. Editor Peter Böhmer from the North Rhine-Westphalia State Studio researched the reasons for the low quota of women at RWTH Aachen University and what approaches could be taken to change this.

Through interviews with various female RWTH students, including our BA student Helena, as well as with Univ. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Aloys Krieg, Prorector for Teaching, the heute journal team was able to gain an impression. The Institute for Communication Systems and a lecture by Prof. Peter Jax provided the pictorial framework for the report.

You can find the report in the ZDF Mediathek.

Support in Choosing a Degree Programme: Online Workshop of the Student Advice Centre

September 8th, 2022 | by
Laptop, Notizbuch und Kaffee

© Stefan Hense

The Student Advice Centre of RWTH is offering workshop dates in the next few months to support pupils and prospective students in choosing the right degree programme. In small groups, relevant topics are worked on interactively, such as decision-making processes, exploration of interests and self-examination, as well as decision-making aids for the choice of degree programme.

Workshop dates:
Fri, September 9, 2022, 10am to 4pm
Wed, October 5, 2022, 10am to 4pm
Thu, November 10, 2022, 10am to 4pm
Thu, December 8, 2022, 10am to 4pm
Fri, January 20, 2023, 10am to 4pm

In the workshops, participants will be given tools that can support them in their own study orientation. Participation is particularly useful if it is voluntary and there is a willingness to work out one’s own study decision. Please note that the workshop will be held in German.

Participation is free of charge. All information on registration and further details can be found on the workshop page of the Student Advice Centre.

Exhibition at the OECHER LAB

June 8th, 2022 | by
Exponat Kommunikationssysteme im OECHER LAB

© Christiane Antweiler

The Institutes of Communications Engineering and Communication Systems of RWTH Aachen have participated in the Future Space “Smarte Kids – Smarte Stadt” of the OECHER LAB with the subject area of communication systems. In May and June 2022, this Future Space will present exhibits from the STEM field. In addition to communication systems, information can also be obtained on the topics of virtual reality, robotics & microcontrollers and CO2 meters in a manner appropriate to the target group.

The exhibit of the RWTH institutes uses a video to show the performance of three generations of video coding methods that have been developed in recent years. An audio demonstration takes visitors on a short journey through the development of telephony. The goal of current research is spatial telephony, which is also exemplified in the audio track.

Discover our exhibits until the end of June in the OECHER LAB, Kapuziner Karree, Kapuzinergraben 19. For more information, please visit the OECHER LAB website.

© Christiane Antweiler

Study worldwide – the virtual fair on March 25, 2022

March 24th, 2022 | by
Drei Studierende vor einem Laptop für die "Studieren weltweit"-Messe

Copyright: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V. (DAAD)

The online fair “Studying worldwide – the virtual fair” will take place again this year. On March 25, 2022, students can get personal advice on studying or doing internships abroad. There will also be a wide-ranging program on financing options and recommended planning steps. Testimonials from former exchange students will give you personal insights that could be valuable for your own planning process.

  • When? March 25, 2022, from 12:30pm to 4:30pm.
  • Where? Online.

For more information and to register for free, visit the “Studying Worldwide” exhibition page.

Students of the Bachelor’s program Business Administration and Engineering- Electrical Power Engineering

December 2nd, 2020 | by

What would a study programme be without students?

We asked Viviana, a student in Bachelor Business Administration and Engineering – Electrical Power Engineering, to describe the course from her personal point of view.

Why did you decide to study Business Administration and Engineering: Electrical Power Engineering?

For me, the interdisciplinarity of the course was particularly attractive. In addition, I find the topic of energy system transformation very exciting. Electrical power engineering enables the combination of my scientific curiosity and my idealistic ideas.

Why did you decide to study this course at the RWTH Aachen University?

The RWTH immediately caught my eye because of its good reputation for the course. I also find Aachen’s geographical location very attractive, with fast train connections to Cologne, Amsterdam and even Paris.

What has been your greatest sense of accomplishment and your greatest challenge in your studies so far?

My biggest challenge was that I had deselected physics in the academic secondary school and therefore had to do some catching up in the beginning. However, this is also my greatest sense of achievement. It showed me how much you can teach yourself if you are interested in a certain topic.

Are you interested in the study programme Business Administration and Engineering – Electrical Power Engineering?
Here you can find further information


Secondary School Teaching & Technology Education Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher B. Sc.

November 19th, 2020 | by

You can choose the following courses of study:



Studies for Secondary School Teaching:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Power Engineering
  • Communications Engineering
  • Computer Engineering

Technology Education Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher

  • Technology

After the successful completion of the bachelor’s program you can follow up with the Master of Education (4 semester). After this degree you will have access to the preparatory service (formerly “Referendariat”).

Job prospects?
If you have studied engineering sciences “on a teaching profession”, you are not restricted to school. After graduation, you can also find interesting entry-level positions, for example in industry. Your particular strength is that you have trained in the teaching of complex technical contexts during your studies.

You can find more information on our website.


Technology Education Study Structure



Secondary School Teaching Study Programs

Electrical Engineering with Orientation Semester (ETOS) B.Sc.

November 19th, 2020 | by


The course of study is aimed at students who wish to gain a realistic insight into the electrical engineering course of study at both universities to be able to make their individual study decision for a type of university and possibly a later specialization.

The joint Bachelor’s degree course “Electrical Engineering with Orientation Semester” of the FH Aachen and RWTH Aachen University is an independent course of study consisting of a joint first semester at both universities and a subsequent partial course of study at one of the two universities.

The partial courses of studies correspond essentially to the courses of studies of the participating departments and faculties. The standard period of study comprises seven semesters (3.5 years) full-time, including the preparation of the Bachelor thesis.


You can find more information on our website.


Business Administration and Engineering – Electrical Power Engineering B. Sc.

November 18th, 2020 | by
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Study Structure

This interdisciplinary course of study comprises:

  • Economics
  • Mathematics, Natural Sciences
  • Engineering Sciences

After acquiring a broad basic knowledge in these areas, from the 5th semester onwards you can
then choose from various technical subjects with a focus on electrical power engineering:

  • Power electronics – basics, topologies and analysis
  • Planning and operation of electricity supply systems
  • High- and medium-voltage switchgear and installations
  • Electricity supply components and systems

Career prospects?
Since the supply of affordable and sustainably produced energy is of global relevance,
industrial engineers have good chances on the job market – both nationally and internationally.

You can find more information on our website.

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Elective Modules


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Students of the Bachelor’s program Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering

June 19th, 2020 | by

What would a study programme be without students?

We asked Sarah, a student in Bachelor ET, IT, TI, to describe the course from her personal point of view.


Why did you decide to study Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering?

 I have always had a great interest in natural sciences and when I was choosing my studies, I was particularly attracted to Electrical Engineering.

Why did you decide to study this course at the RWTH Aachen?

On the one hand, my grandparents have already studied in Aachen and Aachen is not so far away from home. And on the other hand I followed the good reputation of the RWTH.

Why did you choose the specialization in automation technology?

I have many interests and could therefore not yet commit myself to a deepening. That’s why I choose automation engineering as my master’s degree. In automation engineering you can stay broadly diversified and combine modules from other specialisations to suit your own interests.

What has been your greatest sense of accomplishment and your greatest challenge in your studies so far?

The greatest successes so far have been passing my last Bachelor exam and handing in my Bachelor thesis. Every semester, the exam phase was challenging, in which you want to stay mentally as healthy as possible to withstand the pressure, but you have to push yourself enough to pass the exams.


You are interested in the study course Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering?
Here you can find further information




Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, and Computer Engineering B.Sc.

June 19th, 2020 | by

In this course of studies you will be taught the mathematical, electrotechnical, physical and information technology basics in order to successfully practice the profession of an electrical engineer in this field.


Fields of Specialization

Choose different areas of specialisation from the 4th semester onwards:

  • Power Engineering
  • Information and communication technology
  • Micro- and nanoelectronics
  • Technical informatics
  • Biomedical engineering

Currently, the number of students in the ET IT TI programme is about 2043. About 30% of them are international students (about 600 students). The proportion of women is 20% (about 415 students) and about 1620 men are currently studying ET IT TI.

Career prospects?

After your graduation, you will be sought-after specialists in all sectors and will have all the basic skills needed to work on pioneering future technologies. Interested?

You can find more information on our website.


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