Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering plays an important role in modern society: The public healthcare system, production and environmental monitoring cannot function without electronic measuring instruments. Communications and IT dominate our everyday lives. Homes and factories are reliant on stable power supply systems. Machines and means of transport require electronic control systems. Electrical engineering will also be a key element in the development of new, greener energy technologies and systems. As an electrical engineer, you can make your mark on the digital future.

 

What will you learn?

Electrical engineering is developing rapidly. There is great growth in areas such as computer technology, medical electronics, mobile communication, wind power, robots, wireless networks, and satellite communication. To keep up with developments, highly qualified electrical engineers are needed.

They are experts in electrical and electronic systems, but also have a good understanding of the relationship between hardware and software. On the Electrical Engineering programme you will therefore learn to analyse and develop different types of advanced electronic systems.

You will learn that the electrical and electronic world is based on interaction between models (software) and physical realization (hardware), and that the electrical engineer’s task is largely to bridge the gap between pure computer science and the real world, with its physical possibilities and limitations. You will thus learn to understand the connection between hardware and software, so you can develop and design electronic equipment and electrical appliances.

Study programme structure

The course kicks off with an introduction to engineering and a number of foundation modules in digital and analogue electronics, programming, electromagnetism and microprocessors. You will also receive parallel instruction in mathematics and physics, which are key subjects on the course. During the study programme you select electives, and specialize based on your interests. You can also choose to take one of the recommended courses of study. These represent the main areas of electrical engineering. You may follow more than one recommended course of study, so you can do core subjects from several fields.

 

Career opportunities

With further studies you can graduate with an MSc in Electrical Engineering, and be employed by engineering consultants, manufacturing companies, electrical contractors, telecoms companies, transport companies, power stations and energy companies, radio and television stations, educational institutions, research establishments, the armed forces or the hospital sector.
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