Electrical Power Engineering (EET)

Electrical Power Engineering is highly versatile and covers all issues relating to the generation of electricity, power distribution and consumption. There are numerous interfaces between electrical power engineering and other technical specialisms and topics. In addition, IT, politics, business and other fields are becoming ever more relevant.

Fields of application

Electrical power is the foundation of modern societies. Without electrical power, no mobile phone (network), no petrol station, no supermarket checkout, and no factory could be operated. Therefore, energy supply must be very reliable. What is more, energy supply is supposed to be economically efficient and environmentally friendly. In developed countries, the biggest challenge in the field of energy supply is the shift to eco-friendly and sustainable energy sources.

Key aspects of the curriculum

In the degree course in Electrical Power Engineering, students learn about the facilities and systems required for generating, distributing and utilising electrical power: e.g. power plants, power lines, transformers, electrical machines and high-power electronic operating equipment. In addition, they discover how high-voltage energy supply systems can be operated safely and reliably. Great emphasis is placed on practical experience, e.g. in the form of laboratories and power engineering-related field trips.


The largest groups of potential employers are public utility providers, network operators, plant-engineering firms and manufacturers of components and operating equipment. Utility providers operate production units and sell energy to consumers. Network operators are responsible for the safe and cost-effective expansion and operation of electrical power supply systems. Plant engineering firms produce the required facilities and sell them to utility providers or network operators – ranging from transformers to wind turbines or power plants.

further information on the focus area Electrical Power Engineering

Professors and Chairs

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jutta Hanson (Speaker)
Electrical Power Systems with Integration of Renewable Energies

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Binder
Electrical Energy Conversion

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerd Griepentrog
Power Electronics and Control of Drives

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Hinrichsen
High Voltage Technology

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Florian Steinke
Energy Information Networks and Systems