Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

 

How does a mobile phone work? How does a heating system know the current temperature? How does solar power get fed into the electricity grid? Why is transporting electric energy from Africa to Europe such a complex task? These are just some of the questions explored by students at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. In addition to providing students with a practice-oriented education, the Faculty is actively engaged in research. Its various institutes and the Centre for Research and Transfer (FTZ) collaborate with a broad range of companies and research institutions in and around Leipzig. As a result, teaching is informed by current and real-world issues.

As a student at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, you will not only acquire a solid basic understanding of these disciplines, but also gain expertise in a broad array of specialised fields such as innovative electrical power supply, communication systems, electro-medical engineering or intelligent automation. What is more, you will be using state-of-the-art computer technology and laboratory equipment. The Faculty is housed in the Wiener Building in Leipzig’s music district, a historic residential neighbourhood known for its elegant villas and city palaces. Built more than a century ago, the Wiener Building is named after the American mathematician Norbert Wiener, who is regarded as the originator of cybernetics, i.e. the study of communication and regulation in biological and technical systems.

A special highlight in the Faculty’s student activities is the participation of the LeoBots team in the international Eurobot robotics contest. Each year, after a nine-month construction and implementation phase, student groups from all over the world meet in the Eurobot finals to let their robots compete with each other. The Leobots team, one of the Faculty’s many student-run projects, combines good fun with professionalism and teamwork.

 

Undergraduate programmes:

  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Bachelor of Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Management Bachelor of Engineering

Postgraduate programmes:

  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology — Master of Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Management — Master of Science

For more information on the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and its academic programmes, please refer to the Faculty website (in German).