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Electrical / Information Engineering, Department

Fachbereich Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik at the FH Aachen

  • Eupener Straße 70
  • 52066 Aachen
  • Phone: +49 241 6009-52110
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Basic information

Total number of students 650 *
Number of master degree students 100
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 16.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 57.7 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 55.8 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 4/9 points
International orientation, master's 4/9 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 8/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 4/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 51.9 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 76.4 %
Share of professors with work experience 55.6 %


Third party funds per professor 43.3
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 0

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.6
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.4
Exams 1.8
Job market preparation 1.7
Support during practical semester 1.6
Support for stays abroad 1.7
Rooms 1.6
IT-infrastructure 1.6
Laboratories 1.2
Overall study situation 1.5

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.5
Support in studies 1.6
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 1.2
Transition to Master's studies 1.4
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Overall study situation 1.4

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department yes, please see department website
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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Building knowledge, ability to apply soft skills practically (team and communication skills) for professional activities in Business Informatics; Very strong links between lectures, exercises and practicals to ensure learning success and application orientation; Very good access to teaching staff; Small practicals groups with an excellent tutor-student ratio; Distinct practice orientation through teachers who have a lot of practical experience and contacts with industry; Opportunity to spend semesters abroad via cooperations with various partner universities
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Its location in the border triangle DE-NL-BE makes the institution perfect for cross-border cooperation, such as with Katholieke Hogeschool Zuid-West-Vlaanderen, Haute École de la Province de Liège and Hogeschool Zuyd. Many students come from the Netherlands-Belgium border region and live there. Participation in the Erasmus programme. The department's partner universities include: Missouri University of Science and Technology; Weber State University; Tennessee Technological University/USA; Anyang University, South Korea; Universiti Sains Malaysia; RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia; Université Montpellier 2
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA; Weber State University, USA; Tennessee Technological University , USA; Anyang University, Südkorea; Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia; Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia; RMIT UNIVERSITY, Melbourne, Australien; Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Finland; Université Montpellier 2, Frankreich; Mid Sweden University, Schweden
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Double-fed asynchronous machine, robot systems (delta kinematics), CAD workstations, machine test benches for servo machines, buggies and sensor systems (environment detection autonomous driving), measurement technology up to 67 GHz (network and spectrum analysers, signal generators), RF measurement technology, plasma technology, location systems, transmission and reception systems (mobile radio, RFID), assembly technology (soldering technology, layout software, simulation software), dig. Broadband transmission technology, fast hardware (ADC/DAC, FPGA, processor boards), vector signal measuring stations, network analysers, high-speed hardware
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Numerous research cooperations within the FH and with other universities, including RWTH and universities in the DE-BE-NL Meuse–Rhine Euroregion: With the RWTH Institute of Control Engineering: Development of control algorithms and test vehicles (IRT buggies); SEERAD project: Maritime rescue system (radar detection of people in the water); IMP - microwave technology for the reduction of radioactive waste; Interdisciplinary European Center for Sustainable Mobility (ECSM): Pools competences of the FH Aachen in the field of mobility; i3ac jointly by RWTH institute and FH Aachen - imaging, image processing and virtualisation competences in the Aachen region
  • Support for founders
    Various activities and programmes support students in matters of start-ups, such as: - TRACE programme: Cooperation of the FH and RWTH Aachen with AC.E e.V. for the support of students looking to set up a company - EXIST start-up grant -; Lecture series, business seminar: Experienced professionals answer individual questions from students starting up companies - Transfer Office & Career Service provide support for students looking to set up a company - PatentScout: Students have the chance to confidentially talk to patent agents about the best way to implement their projects
  • Other special features
    Students choose their own study focus via mandatory elective subjects (the main course only has mandatory elective subjects), on request the focus can be listed on the certificate; The Aachen technology location enables numerous cooperations with local and transregional start-ups, companies, research institutes and the RWTH Aachen; Its location in the border triangle DE-NL-makes FH Aachen perfect for cross-border cooperations; The students are highly qualified to help shape the digital transformation - in established companies, start-ups or as company founders
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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