The Department

The department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science stands out due to the range of topics for the world class research with national and international partners. Likewise, the department distinguishes itself through the education of highly qualified engineers in the field of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, doctoral candidate and habilitation candidate. Currently, 24 professors, 2 assistant professors, 200 assistants and research assistants with an external funding of more than 50% as well as 55 technical workers and administrative staff in research, teaching and administration to approximately 13,000 m² area are actively working.

 

 

Fachbereich Elektrotechnik/Informatik an der Universität Kassel. Foto: Gregor Polster (www.VISIO360.de)

The core research area includes renewable energy and energy efficiency, security systems, high-voltage and vehicle systems technology, nano-structure technology and photonics, sensor systems and communication technology, software engineering, and verification and cross-cutting issues such as regulation, measurement and digital technology. The department has the leading position among all the departments of the University of Kassel based on its external funding capacity. The numerous spin-offs of newly founded companies from the department show the importance of the department as a vital economic factor in the North Hesse region.

The course of studies consists of Bachelor and Master Programs in electrical engineering and computer science. Of particular importance are the English international master's degree programs Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE),Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for the Middle East and North Africa Region (REMENA), Functional Safety Engineering (FUSE), and Environmental Informatics. Furthermore,  the department is involved in other courses such as mechatronics, industrial engineering and renewable energies and energy efficiency. The successful cooperation of the Department with local company in joint training programs such as studying in Praxisverbund (STIP), dual corporative study with firms will expand further.