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Department of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Technical Journalism

Electrical Engineering – Cooperative Study (BEng)

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From regenerative energies and electromobility to mobile telecommunications and space travel, without electrical engineering, there would be no opportunity to use and control these technologies. Above all, the challenges of the future such as the energy transition, digitization and sustainable mobility make this discipline essential for modern life. The cooperative bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (BEng) combines the study of engineering and business training and leads to a vocational qualification and a university degree after four-and-a-half years.

Programme content

Our cooperative study programme is a training path that comprehensively combines vocational training and academic study. Here, theory and practice are combined in a way that is not possible during a regular programme of study. The duration of the cooperative bachelor's degree programme for Electrical Engineering is nine semesters. During the first and second semester, students are given practical vocational training in a company. Study at the H-BRS begins with the third semester.

In keeping with our tradition as a university of applied sciences, students already apply what they have learned in practice during their course of study: during the practical semester and when writing their bachelor thesis, students again work in the company.

In terms of their content and structure, the seven study semesters during the cooperative bachelor's degree programme, from the third to the ninth semester, correspond to the first to seventh semester of the regular bachelor's degree programme for Electrical Engineering (BEng).

Sustainability during studies: “Blaue Schiene”

The challenge that engineers face is to find innovative solutions for future problem areas. The "Blaue Schiene" is a module in which aspects of sustainability are taught. From the second semester onwards, teaching events are offered during different semesters with topics ranging from renewable energies, e-mobility and energy harvesting to energy management in IT systems and sustainable product development.

Practical orientation

A key element of an engineering degree programme at the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences is applying what is learned in practice and using a solution-oriented approach:

  • for example in practical laboratory work, in which physical principles are tested and materials are studied
  • during the three project weeks during every semester, which each take place in alternation with four lecture weeks, and which offer an opportunity of working through projects in small teams (Four-One-Model).
  • during a practical seminar in Germany or abroad, when students gain their first work experience as engineers in training
  • when writing your thesis, which can be completed in cooperation with businesses or research institutes


The close links to the employer where the corporate training takes place mean that students have excellent opportunities for progressing in their career in this company. The training contract guarantees an income right from the start, and therefore also financial independence.

The Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences offers two suitable master programmes that build on the bachelor programme: Electrical Engineering (MEng) focusing on electronic system development, and Mechanical Engineering (MEng) focusing on mechatronics or virtual product development.

Study contents Electrical Engineering – Cooperative Study (BEng)

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Progress of study

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Cooperative Degree

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Day of the Open Project

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"Blaue Schiene"

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Sankt Augustin Campus


Bachelor's degree

Standard period of study

Nine semesters (Two practical semesters / seven university semesters), 210 ECTS

Language skills



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Start of course

Winter term

Semester contribution


For the cooperative study programme, you may only apply for online enrolment if you have a vocational training contract with a company that is a cooperative partner of the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.


A vocational training contract with a cooperating company is required. The deadline for online enrolment for the winter semester is 13 September. Postal receipt by 16 September.

Events and schedules


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Department's Study Advice


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Grantham-Allee 20

53757 Sankt Augustin