Electrical Engineering with orientation semester B.Sc.


Key Info

Basic Information

Bachelor of Science
Start of Studies:
Summer Semester
Standard Period of Studies:
7 semesters
ECTS Credits:
210Mehr Informationen

What does that mean?

ECTS are credit points that measure the workload of one's studies.


Admission Requirements

  • Abitur or equivalent HZB Mehr Informationen

    What does that mean?

  • Proficiency in German --- Mehr Informationen ---

    What does that mean?

    You must provide documentation of your language skills for the language of instruction at the time of enrollment. The exam regulations stipulate the relevant requirements.

Admission to First Semester


Admission to Higher Semesters


Enrollment Requirements

  • SelfAssessment --- Mehr Informationen ---


    RWTH Aachen self assessments are online advising processes for deciding what to study. Participation in one (rarely two) of these self assessments is mandatory. You can find which self assessment you need to take for this subject in the course of study description under "Prerequisites". You will need to show proof of participation in a subject specific self assessment in order to enroll (not to apply). You can print out the participation certificate yourself.

Dates and Deadlines


Would you like to study electrical engineering but are not sure whether a university or a university of applied sciences is the right choice for you? Would you like to get to know the different specializations and career paths they offer first-hand?

This course of study is offered by RWTH Aachen University in collaboration with FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences and is targeted at students who would like to get an inside view of the degree programs in electrical engineering at both universities before making a decision regarding their preferred type of university, degree program, and specialization. With this program, the two universities are offering you the opportunity to get to know both institutions and get to grips with the initial, required subject-specific skills.

In contrast to RWTH’s degree program in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering, this cooperative course of study comprises seven semesters and is set to begin in Summer Semester 2019. In your first semester you will take courses at both universities, after which you decide which type of university best suits you. You will continue your degree at your preferred institution and complete it there.

You will initially be enrolled at FH Aachen. During your first semester you will decide which field to major in, as well as where and how you would like to pursue your academic career.

For detailed information, including the respective contact details regarding this special degree program, please see the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology’s homepage.


Degree Content

During your first semester, you will be supported in the orientation process thanks to introductory courses and a close mentoring scheme. The course content comprises the following modules: Mathematics, learning to study, a lecture series, fundamentals in electrical engineering, fundamentals in physics, and technical English.

The subsequent semesters are structured in the same way as the regular degree program in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering – if you choose RWTH as the establishment where you would like to continue your studies. Please refer to this course of study for detailed information.


Further Course of Study Details

  1. This cooperative course of study is also described in detail in German on FH Aachen's homepage.


If you would like to continue your studies at RWTH after your first semester, you must provide proof of a general or subject-related university entrance qualification certificate or equivalent qualification. More information can be found on RWTH’s website under "Admission Requirements". A university of applied sciences entrance qualification suffices for studies at FH Aachen.


Module Handbook and Examination Regulations

The module handbook provides a description of all modules of a degree program and offers a comprehensive insight into the program contents.

The examination regulations are comprised of legally binding provisions on learning objectives, prerequisites for study, the course structure and processes, and examination procedures.

Regulations that generally apply to all Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, including information on language proficiency requirements, can be found in RWTH's General Examination Regulations. These general regulations are further specified and complemented by the subject-specific examination regulations.

If two examination regulations are valid for a degree program during a transition phase, the most current version shall apply to students enrolling in the program for the first time.

Please note that only the German examination regulations are legally binding.

Module Handbook
Subject Specific Examination Regulations
RWTH's General Examination Regulations



The Electrical Engineering with Orientation Semester cooperative course of study offers you the option of RWTH’s course of study in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering once you complete your first semester. This program is offered by RWTH’s Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. The Faculty’s great reputation is based on close links between research and teaching, a harmonious balance between fundamentals and industrial applications, and strong ties with research partners.