Get ready for your unfolding!

Are you interested in studying engineering? At our Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (etit for short) at TU Darmstadt, you have many opportunities to develop yourself in topics that will help to shape the future: E-mobility, energy transition, medical technology, artificial intelligence, digitalisation in all areas of life – to name just a few. In our degree programmes you will learn the necessary knowledge to shape the technical progress of the 21st century.

A normal study day at the department etit

Study with etit?

Studying at etit is demanding. Because we train students to become responsible, competent engineers. At the same time, everyday study life with us offers freedom for self-development and self-realisation. Our professors teach with a constant eye on innovation potential. In addition, Darmstadt is considered a student city, which means that you can meet a lot of like-minded people here. We have summarised some information for you here to give you an initial overview of what we have to offer.

What else speaks in favour of etit at the TU Darmstadt

  • Wide range of interdisciplinary degree programmes with the possibility to change programmes
  • Above-average opportunity to form your own specialisations: Opportunities to develop your own interests are a good 50 percent above the average at other technical universities.
  • Unusually high proportion of practical courses in the basic studies as well as darmstadt-specific practice-oriented project seminars
  • Large range of international exchange opportunities and double degree programmes
  • All compulsory courses and 95 percent of the elective courses are offered online in digital form.

Career Profils

We can't give you a general idea of where your career will take you after graduation. But there are a few buzzwords that can give you an idea of what might be possible after graduation.

Autonomous Driving

Autonomous (automatic) driving is a central topic of the 21st century with a high demand for new engineers. This is because, in contrast to regular driving, autonomous driving involves several other technologies that you will want to develop and implement:

Real-time analysis of the environment (sensor technology),

automatic distance control,

cloud computing,

Data technology

Energy Transition

The challenge (and the promise) of the energy transition is to increasingly generate energy from sustainable resources and to design the infrastructure of the energy networks in such a way that they strike the optimal balance between efficiency, availability and maintainability. This calls for engineers who can address the following issues:

Renewable energies

Energy conversion, storage and use,

Climate development

Power plant technology

Biomedical Engineering

The dovetailing of medicine and technology is currently taking place more intensively than ever before. The question of how engineers in medicine can save lives with innovative ways of treating patients arises all the more in the current mood of awakening for nanocomputers, exoskeletons, prostheses and robotics. And there are other construction sites in medical technology that call for engineers:

Image processing

Computer-aided simulations

Rehabilitation technology and robots

Minimally invasive surgery

Because data transmission via the internet is becoming more and more sophisticated and sophisticated, because the transmitted data is constantly increasing in size and variety, and because the internet goes hand in hand with cybercrime, extensive knowledge and expertise is required. Because: network protocols such as TCP/IP or UDP, or communication systems such as Bittorrent, 5G or UMTS are complex matters. In addition, relevant fields of application for engineers:

Computer networks

Artificial intelligence


Visual computing

Soft and hardware architecture


Offers for School Pupils

Programming until it cracks – that's what pupils from middle to high school can do in the NeXT-LEGO-Lab at the Research Groupe of Real-Time Systems of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (etit) at TU Darmstadt. Supported by the Study Area of Information Systems Engineering and the Collaborative Research Centre MAKI, the department offers courses on programming robots in the workshops “Space” and “Mindroid”.

Interested? Get in touch with us and send us an .

You can find more information in our NeXT Flyer (opens in new tab) .

NeXT Generation on Campus

In our workshops we do not use special programming environments for children, but the real programming language Java (LeJOS) and the Hessen Java Editor, which is widely used in schools. The courses are suitable for programming beginners and advanced programmers, as tasks are offered at different levels of difficulty. .

The workshop is available in two selectable versions: Space and Mindroid.

  • Space (for upper grades up to approx. 20 participants): Programming and constructing robots using the EV3 kits from LEGO-Mindstorms. The participants have to solve tasks in “space” and design and programme robots to match the tasks. During the workshop, the participants experience a complete development cycle. Therefore, it is very suitable for the upper school. The workshop lasts at least 6 hours and can be conducted over one or more days.
  • Mindroid (variable level): Here the focus is on the cooperation of the Mindroid robots, which are equipped with sensors and can be controlled via Android smartphones. Team spirit is particularly required here. The workshop lasts at least 4 hours and can be held for one or more days.

Private groups of at least 10 people can also take part in the workshop over the weekend under supervision.

Experience technology up close, work on a project in a team and gain insights into everyday university life? We offer all of this to female students from the 5th to 11th grade as part of our student project days at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.

We are currently cooperating with the Eleonorenschule Darmstadt, the Melibokusschule Alsbach-Hähnlein, the Goethe-Gymnasium Bensheim and the Justus-Liebig-Schule Darmstadt. In 2020, the schoolgirls' project days were awarded the Franziska Braun Prize for innovative gender equality approaches by the Carlo and Karin Giersch Foundation at TU Darmstadt. If you are interested in a cooperation with your school, please contact Emna Zoghlami.

The school girls' project days were launched in 2017 by the department's equal opportunities team. It is a multi-stage concept that provides different workshops for female students depending on their age group. In three-day workshops, schoolgirls learn about the diverse topics of the department. Against the background of visiting the university or the department repeatedly in the context of the project days, we have set ourselves the goal of inspiring the participants to choose a technical course of study in the long term.

Students report

What do our students say about their studies? Four of them tell you about their experiences at TU Darmstadt and give useful tips. You can find more information from Marcel, Marlies, Daniel, Jennifer and other students at student@school.

Biomedical Engineering Student

At university, I work out my own solutions. This way I can be creative while learning.

Information Systems Technology Student

The mentoring programme has helped me a lot during the first semester.

Student of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

There are very many areas for specialization. Everybody can find something that excites them.

Student of Mechatronics

The teachers here take great care of you, so studying is a lot of fun!

Still not sure?

  • “Is studying at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology right for me?”
  • “What can I expect in the engineering degree programmes offered?”
  • “Do my expectations of studying match the reality in the lecture hall?”

In the online self-assessment, you can find out whether studying at etit matches your interests and expectations.

to the Online Self-Assessment etit

to the Online Self-Assessment biomedical Engineering

Studying at etit – in a nutshell

Basically, you need an Abitur or a general university entrance qualification. Because we train engineers, you should have an interest in typical engineering disciplines, i.e. mathematics, technology and computer science. We also work together with other areas of the TU Darmstadt and would be happy if you are also enthusiastic about this. You are also expected to have

  • Perseverance and self-discipline (because studying with us is demanding)
  • Open-mindedness for language(s) and culture(s), not only English (because we have many international students and teachers)

There are two special features to be aware of in the Biomedical Engineering programme: Firstly, the focus here is more on biology and medicine, and secondly, you must meet a numerus clausus (NC). In the 2019/20 winter semester, the Bachelor's NC was 2.1, and 2.4 in the advanced procedure.

further information on the numerus clausus

In the “Job profiles” section above, we have given you some buzzwords to help you understand what you can expect after your studies. The following companies with which we cooperate put these buzzwords into practice:

  • Siemens AG
  • Honda AG
  • Kuka AG
  • Continental AG
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • BMW AG

Our Biomedical Engineering Programme is also in cooperation with the following companies:

  • Löwenstein medical GmbH & co. KG
  • Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA
  • Dentsply Sirona Inc.
  • Boehringer Ingelheim AG & Co. KG
  • Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
  • Roche AG
  • Abott GmbH

To ensure that your transition from school to university is as successful as possible, we offer the following orientation events:

Math Pre-Course

Orientation Week


During your studies, you will have the opportunity to spend time abroad. We recommend that you take advantage of this opportunity, because you can learn a lot (language, culture, contacts) and broaden your horizons. For this purpose, we offer you programmes with about 80 universities worldwide, ranging from simple exchanges to double degrees at our department.

further information on studying abroad

You need more information for your study decision. We are personally there for you at the annual University and Career Information Days (hobit) and the TU Darmstadt Open Day (TUDay). Of course, you can always contact our student advisory service at the department or the students of our student councils.



Student Advisory Service

Student Council etit

Mechatronics Student Council

Information Systems Engineering Student Council

Financial support for your studies, e.g. BAföG or scholarships, can help you to bridge financial bottlenecks. We have listed a few contact points for you here.

Thomas Weiland Foundation

Germany Scholarship


Upgrading BAföG

KfW Student Loan

Loan of the Studierendenwerk

Job portal of the TU Darmstadt