Electrical and Communication Engineering

Course summary

Electrical engineers are some of today's most sought-after experts. The interlinking of information and communication technology, micro-electronics and electrical power engineering energy has shaped the modern image of electrical engineers. They rarely specialist in just one area. More often than not they combine expertise in several areas. Their professional careers are very individual and versatile. The study programme includes electronics, micro-electronics, computer engineering, signal processing, ICT, alternative energies and automation, among other subjects. Great importance is attached to computer engineering. Students also gain sound mathematical and scientific knowledge and selectively enhance their linguistic, economic and social skills. 


During the final third of the study programme, the basics that have been learned are applied and used within a specialisation subject chosen by the student or in a personal specialisation profile. There is a broad spectrum of specialisation modules available. By working in the lab, the student puts his theoretical knowledge into practice. Specific projects are processed on behalf of our research institutes or in cooperation with industry and economic partners for project work and the Bachelor thesis.


Title / QualificationBachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Main study subjects /
  • Electric Energy Systems and Renewable Energies
  • Industrial Automation and Control
  • Communications Technologies
  • Embedded Systems
  • Management
Program study optionsFull or part-time/in conjunction with a job
Language(s) of instructionGerman (Burgdorf), German/French (Biel)
Campus(es)Burgdorf and Biel
Professional qualificationyes
Course beginsWeek 38
Deadline for applicationsApplication deadline for the Bachelor program
Subsequent master program

Master of Science in Engineering

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Special featuresASIIN e.V. accredited course


The work of today’s electrical engineers is determined by the linked-up nature of information and communication technology, microelectronics and electrical energy technology. They rarely work in just one area of specialisation but rather in several connected fields. Careers are thus particularly individual and many-sided. Electrical engineers are some of the most sought-after professionals in today’s economy.

Possible areas of employment

  • Development, production, commissioning, operation and maintenance of machines, plant and equipment
  • Simulation of circuits, systems and processes
  • Marketing and sales
  • Planning, consultancy and training
  • Project leadership and management
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Head of Division

Max Felser

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