The Field of Electrical and Information Engineering

ETIT Classic electrical engineering was limited to the area of electromagnetic phenomena and laws and their technical use such as in communications and radio frequency technology or in electrical energy technology. Due to the development, especially in the field of computer technology, it has already developed into a general system technology with applications in almost all technical areas. Supplemented by mathematical and system-theoretical concepts, a solid basis is created for an interdisciplinary collaboration between electrical and information engineering with many other specialist disciplines (e.g. computer science, biotechnology, medical technology or nanotechnology).



The numerous special fields of electrical engineering can be assigned to four main groups:

  • information technology: telecommunications; wired and wireless data transmission; Audio and video technology; Mobile communications; Navigation; Radar technology; Traffic control technology; Computer technology
  • microelectronics and micro or nano system technology: Development, manufacture, assembly, test and quality control of integrated circuits (IC) and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS); Software development for the computer-aided design of systems, circuits and components
  • measurement, control and automation technology: automation and production processes, mathematical modeling of technical processes; robotics, safety technology and engine management in automobiles; telematics
  • electrical energy technology: generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy and its consumer-friendly provision

Further information on electrical engineering is available from the Association of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Information Technology ( and the Association of German Engineers (

Bio-inspired Computation

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Jan Steinkühler

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Stephan Pachnicke
Computational Electromagnetics

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Ludger Klinkenbusch
Digital Signal Processing and System Theory

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmidt
Information and Coding Theory

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Peter A. Höher
Integrated Systems and Photonics

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Martina Gerken
Microwave Engineering

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Michael Höft

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Hermann Kohlstedt
Networked Electronic Systems

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Robert Rieger
Power Electronics

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Marco Liserre
Theoretical Electrical Engineering

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Jan Trieschmann