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Electrical / Information Engineering, Department

Fakultät 6 - Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Fakultät 6 - Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Straße 15
D-52074 Aachen
Telephone: +49 241 80-27570

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Basic information

Total number of students at the department


Number of master degree students (w/o teacher qualification)


Percentage of teaching by practitioners

no data

Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's


Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase

12/14 points

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment


Master theses in cooperation with work environment



Publications per academic


Citations per publication


Third party funds per academic

212,200 €

Doctorates per professor


Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Exam organisation
Digital teaching elements
Research orientation
Offers for career orientation
Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support
Support in studies
Digital teaching elements
Courses offered
Study organisation
Transition to Master's studies
Research orientation
Overall study situation
Return rate of the questionnaires


Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Collaborative degree course with orientation semester; Extended initial study phase; Getting to know the University and the University of Applied Sciences. Bachelor’s degree course: Broad basic training; High proportion of internships; project work in the first and fourth semesters with early introduction to research; Exercises in small groups; Flexible transition to the Master´s degree programme; study abroad and work placement abroad, from the third academic year; English-language Master’s degree: 6 areas of specialisation; including optional study profiles, wide range of options; numerous top-notch exchange programmes worldwide (double degree); Industrial clerkship.

Special features regarding the international orientation

Our international links enable our students to expand their cross-cultural skills at renowned universities around the world. Students can spend one or two semesters studying abroad at one of our international partner universities during the Bachelor's or Master's degree course, either as "free-mover" or within the ERASMUS programme. We also offer double degrees within the framework of the T.I.M.E. programmes. Our foreign partners are the French Écoles Centrales, KTH Stockholm, CTU Prague, UPC Madrid, Keio Tokyo, Bauman University Moscow.

Special features regarding the equipment

Due to the top position in research, students in all our teaching and research areas have access to the latest technology: Various study rooms with PC workstations, laboratories (clean room, chemistry, electrical laboratory), workshops (mechanics, electrics and electronics), CAVE space for projecting three-dimensional virtual reality environments, part of the e-mobility conurbation (E-Mobility-Ballungsraum) for developing and improving electric cars, especially battery storage technology, PC cluster for highly parallel computer architectures, Germany's most modern antenna measuring facility, real time digital simulator.

Special features regarding research activities

The research specialisations are: Energy and Environment; Information, communication & electronics; Information Technology Systems; Micro- and Nanoelectronics as well as medical engineering. Interdisciplinarity is a top priority, e.g. in cooperations within the E.ON Research Centre or the Jülich-Aachen-Research Alliance (JARA). The faculty has a space facility (CMNT) unrivalled in the university setting. Coordinating participation in 6G hub, Cluster4Future Neurosys. The exciting area of neuromorphic computing is currently being expanded through new appointments.

Support for founders

With RWTH Innovation GmbH, RWTH Aachen provides a competent team to individuals with an idea for a start-up, with the aim of turning the idea into a reality. Talents are supported along the way, from invention guidance to start-up coaching and the start-up itself. Every year, RWTH awards its Innovation Award to people with good ideas, whether students or professors, scientists or technicians. Employees of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering & Information Engineering have been particularly frequent recipients of this award (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019). A Start-up Award is also presented.

Further information on research activities

Further information about study entry phase




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(S) = Students' judgements

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(P) = Professors' judgements


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Value in points


Thousand Euro

Last Update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education
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