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The Bachelor's course in Automation Technology focuses on the electrical engineering of measurement and instrumentation and open and closed loop control. The department has detailed expertise, especially in the field of embedded systems, i.e. programmable microchips implemented in machines to control buildings or industrial plants. In addition to modules on electrical engineering, course modules on topics including simulation technology, small-type motors, industrial sensors, and the application of programmable controls to manufacturing and process control enable our students to develop key expertise in automation technology.
First year in English (foundation courses) and intensive course in German; second year in German; fifth semester industrial work placement (organised in one of the many companies in the Mannheim area or abroad), final year in German including final project (thesis).
Guidance and counselling by mentors, support services by tutors; modular organisation of the course programme
Study abroad unit(s)
Fifth semester industrial work placement (organised in one of the many companies in the Mannheim area or abroad)
The fifth semester is set aside for a six-month work placement (internship) in industry. The industrial placement has to last at least 100 working days.
Forms of assessment
Oral and written examinations at the end of each semester; one semester comprises 30 credits (approx.); the whole programme is worth 210 credits.
- Bachelor of Science degree
- Awareness of German and European culture
- Bicultural/multicultural communication skills
- German as a foreign language
- How to contact and work in cooperation with German high technology companies and research facilities
TOEFL 550 points (written), 213 points (computer-based), 80 points (IBT), or IELTS > 6.0 for applicants (unless English is the native language or official language of instruction at secondary school)
University/higher education entrance qualification. Admission is based on the applicant's academic and professional performance in the subject concerned.
140 EUR per semester (Student Services, enrolment and students' committee fee)
Costs of living
650-700 EUR per month
Possibilities of student assistantships (but usually not for first-year Bachelor's students)
Upon arrival in Mannheim, experienced students and the staff of the department will help with paperwork (rental agreements, contact with local authorities, etc...).
Services and support for international students
The International Office assists and counsels international students studying at the Hochschule Mannheim. A four-week language, culture, and orientation programme is offered before the first semester. A characteristic of the programme is the individual attention students receive, as they are taught in small groups by professors and part-time lecturers who have practical experience and who focus on teaching and research.
Student halls of residence are run by the university's International Office in cooperation with students' social services. Reservation is possible after admission (subject to availability). The monthly rent for a single room is approx. 270 EUR.