Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

With about 2.300 students, the Departement of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, or fb eit, is the largest of the 11 faculties at the university. Nearly 40 full-time professors are assisted by a teaching and laboratory staff of more than 20 engineers. Their industrial and application orientated research background ensures a practice-orientated university education. The practical relevance of the courses is further enhanced by 10 visiting lecturers, most of them coming from regional companies. It is therefore no surprise that for years the department’s graduates have been enjoying an outstanding reputation among personnel managers according to surveys of Germany’s leading economy magazine “Wirtschaftswoche”.

The teaching staff of the fb eit is organised into three working groups with specialisation in automation, communications and power engineering. They are active in applied research and development in all three fields and closely cooperate with a wide range of industrial partners throughout Germany. The working groups provide the expertise for an extensive and practice-orientated course program.

The degree programs include traditional full-time as well as co-operative or distance learning work-study programs in electrical engineering and information technology plus a multidisciplinary engineering and business administration (industrial engineering) program. In addition the fb eit supports other faculties in their energy management and mechatronic degree programs.

As one the first universities in Germany Darmstadt has offered an international Master Course in Electrical Engineering taught solely in the English language. From 2014 onwards, as the only university in Germany the h_da’s fb eit offers the innovative new degree program ‘Building Infrastructure Technologies: Energy efficient home automation and building technologies’.

Within their studies the students can choose from a wide variety of specialised modules as well as individual and group projects in automation, communications or power engineering. Due to the practical orientation of the degree program, virtually all modules include laboratories and/or are accompanied by exercises.

All lecture theatres, seminar rooms, project rooms as well as student workrooms were recently refurbished and come with up-to-date visual and audio equipment to provide an ideal learning environment. The state-of-the-art laboratories, well-appointed and regularly updated with the latest in equipment and tools, are the foundation of a solid and modern practice-oriented engineering education.

Additional Information


c/o International Coordinator

Birkenweg 8
D-64295 Darmstadt

Email: exchange@eit.h-da.de

Additional Information

Concerning further details of our academic program, please refer to our website eit.h-da.de (in German). The International Office (international.h-da.de) of the university may help with general questions and the application process.