International Programmes 2020/2021

Electrical Engineering with a Focus on Automation and Industrial Internet of Things (BSc) Electrical Engineering – Automation and Industrial IoT

Hochschule Mannheim - University of Applied Sciences • Mannheim

Degree
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Teaching language
  • English
  • German
Languages

The language of instruction is English for the first year. Classes are conducted in German from the third semester onwards. The studies start at the beginning of September before the first semester with a three-week language, culture and orientation programme. In the following semesters, language instruction is an integral part of the degree programme. In addition, all-day language classes in three-week sessions take place during the semester breaks.

Programme duration
7 semesters
Beginning
Winter semester
More information on beginning of studies
Beginning of September.
Due to the ongoing corona pandemic the start of the language and cultural programme may be postponed to mid-October for WS 20/21.
Application deadline

Non-EU applicants: 15 May for the following winter semester
EU applicants: 15 July for the following winter semester

For further details, please visit https://www.ete.hs-mannheim.de/bachelor/apply.html.

If some required documents are missing due to cancelled test dates, closed schools or delayed exams due to the ongoing corona pandemic, please indicate the next available test date on your application form and attach your test registration slip if available.

For German and EU citizens, the application deadline for WS 20/21 will be postponed to 31 August 2020.

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
1,500
Additional information on tuition fees

International students who are citizen of an EU or EEA country don't have to pay tuition fees.

Non-EU students need to pay tuition fees of currently 1,500 EUR per semester. Upon request, students may be exempted from tuition fees. Details can be found at https://www.ete.hs-mannheim.de/study-organization/tuition-fees.html.

 

Joint degree / double degree programme
No
Description/content

The study programme in Electrical Engineering merges the very successful existing courses of study in Automation Technology and Power Engineering and Renewable Energies into one. With this programme, students decide which focus to follow after the first year: Automation and Industrial Internet of Things or Power Engineering and Renewable Energies.
Why have we made this change? Before, students had to decide on their focus when starting here. Now students can learn about both areas and make their decision when they are sure what they want.

Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) are important topics in automation technology. The development in these areas is progressing very quickly. It is important to Germany’s industry to remain in a leading position.
Automation technology enables developments such as the creation of new production sites that meet customer needs in a flexible way and that are safe in case of a failure. Connectivity via Internet as well as data security are vital.

Female and male engineers with an electrotechnical background are part of one of the most popular professional groups in demand in Germany. Salaries and future career opportunities could not be better currently.

Our students will participate in a multilateral course of studies. The programme gathers the fields electrical engineering, computer science and measuring and control technology. It combines small study groups, individual support, intensive practical orientation and close contacts to the regional industry.

Course details and course structure can be found at https://www.ete.hs-mannheim.de/bachelor/electricalengineering-automation/description.html.

Course organisation

The first year is conducted in English (foundation courses) and includes intensive language courses in German. The second year is conducted in German. Details on our language training can be found at https://www.ete.hs-mannheim.de/study/language-training.html.

Students spend their fifth semester at the industrial work placement (organised in one of the many companies in the Mannheim area or abroad). The final year is conducted in German, including the final project (thesis).
Guidance and counselling by mentors is available. Support services are provided by tutors. The programme is organised in a modular way.

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Types of assessment

Types of assessment include oral and written examinations at the end of each semester. One semester comprises approximately 30 credits. The whole programme is worth 210 credits.

A Diploma supplement will be issued
Yes
International elements
  • Language training provided
  • Study trips
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
  • Content-related regional focus
Integrated internships

The fifth semester is set aside for a six-month work placement (internship) in industry. The industrial placement has to last at least 100 working days.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Yes
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
No
The course of study can be taken entirely online
No
Digital learning and teaching modules
  • Chats with lecturers
  • Wikis
  • Learning platform moodle, online exercises
Description of e-learning elements

The courses are combined with digital contents by using Moodle, a learning platform. Online exercises are also available. Remote attendance of the course is not possible.

Participation in the e-learning course elements is compulsory
Yes
Can ECTS points be acquired by taking the online programmes?
No
Can the e-learning elements be taken without signing up for the course of study?
No
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
1,500
Additional information on tuition fees

International students who are citizen of an EU or EEA country don't have to pay tuition fees.

Non-EU students need to pay tuition fees of currently 1,500 EUR per semester. Upon request, students may be exempted from tuition fees. Details can be found at https://www.ete.hs-mannheim.de/study-organization/tuition-fees.html.

 

Semester contribution
Currently 175.40 EUR per semester
Costs of living
Approx. 700 EUR per month
Funding opportunities within the university
No
Academic admission requirements

A university/higher education entrance qualification is required. Admission is based on the applicant's academic and professional performance in the subject concerned. Alternatively, good SAT/ACT scores in mathematics and/or physics will be taken into account.

Language requirements

TOEFL 550 points (paper-based), 213 points (computer-based), 80 points (iBT), or IELTS > 6.0 for applicants (unless English is the native laguage or official language of instruction at secondary school)

Application deadline

Non-EU applicants: 15 May for the following winter semester
EU applicants: 15 July for the following winter semester

For further details, please visit https://www.ete.hs-mannheim.de/bachelor/apply.html.

If some required documents are missing due to cancelled test dates, closed schools or delayed exams due to the ongoing corona pandemic, please indicate the next available test date on your application form and attach your test registration slip if available.

For German and EU citizens, the application deadline for WS 20/21 will be postponed to 31 August 2020.

Submit application to

Hochschule Mannheim
Department of Electrical Engineering
Mrs Silke Förstermann
Paul-Wittsack-Straße 10
68163 Mannheim
Germany

Possibility of finding part-time employment

There are a lot of possibilities of student assistantships (but not usually for first-year Bachelor's students).

Accommodation

Student halls of residence are run by the university's International Office in cooperation with Student Services. Reservation is possible after admission (subject to availability). Monthly rent for single rooms is approximately 280 EUR. Check details on https://www.stw-ma.de/en/Housing/Student+Accommodations.html.

Career advisory service

Courses focusing on developing key skills
Guidance and counselling by mentors

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Buddy programme
  • Tutors
  • Accompanying programme
  • Specialist counselling
  • Cultural and linguistic preparation
  • Visa matters
  • Pick-up service
Supervisor-student ratio
1:18

Hochschule Mannheim - University of Applied Sciences

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With about 5,300 students, 180 professors, over 100 part-time lecturers and more than 300 technicians and administrative staff, Hochschule Mannheim is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg. With all the assets of a modern university campus, Hochschule Mannheim provides students with ideal conditions to meet the requirements posed by the professional careers they have set their sights on. Close working contacts with industry, professional associations and cultural institutions, together with the Karl Völker Foundation affiliated to the university, represent an ideal breeding ground for internationally acclaimed research and development activities. For many years, Hochschule Mannheim has been one of the most research-intensive universities of applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg. As such, it enables its students to participate in a wide range of research and development projects prior to graduation.

2000 The year the international programme was established
30 Number of students admitted per year

University location

The city of Mannheim is situated in a beautiful area where the Rhine and Neckar rivers meet. The hills of the Palatinate and the Odenwald forest are visible in the distance. The old university town of Heidelberg with its famous castle is less than a 15 minute train ride away. Reaching it is not a problem with the Mannheim public transport student ticket.
With its population of some 320,000, its theatres, cinemas, museums, Art Nouveau buildings and new technology industrial centres, Mannheim offers a fascinating combination of culture, tradition and innovation.
Conveniently for all overseas students, Mannheim is less than an hour's bus ride from Frankfurt International Airport. It has excellent train connections to important European metropolitan centres such as Berlin, Milan, Munich, Paris, and Zurich.