Electrical Engineering & Information Technology

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Electrical Engineering & Information Technology

Give your career a boost – with an internationally recognised degree of the FOM German-Sino School of Business & Technology! The FOM’s first engineering cooperation programme is a milestone in the university’s involvement with China.
During your German engineering university education you will be studying in Shenyang/China as well as in Essen/Germany. Your chances on the international labour markets will increase due to a double bachelor's degree.
The FOM study concept “3+1” comprises of eight semesters. You will complete your basic studies at the University of Shenyang in Shenyang/China. In the first year of studies the lectures will be held entirely by Chinese professors, in the second and third year of studies the lectures will be held by professors of the University of Shenyang as well as by professors of the FOM.

Career boost with the double bachelor’s degree

The fourth year of the cooperation study programme will be held at the FOM University of Applied Sciences in Essen. There the lectures and seminars will be held in English by professors of the FOM. Proof that you have the required English language level will be provided by a test, for example IELTS (5.5 points) or TOEFEL (80 points). At the same time you will acquire the important skills to successfully apply for work internationally. In addition, you will work on your bachelor thesis in Essen.
Profit from the University's involvement with China, and boost your career with the double bachelor's degree. In addition, increase your chances by pursuing a master program at the FOM.

You will complete your bachelor studies in Electrical Engineering & Information Technology with the academic degree of Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.).


8 semester



Credit Points

180 ECTS

Accreditation (Bachelor)

The FOM University of Applied Sciences is accredited by the German Council for Science and Humanities for its special service to education and research and was the first private university in Germany to receive system-accreditation by the FIBAA in 2012. This seal of approval proves that the quality management of the FOM University meets the high standards of the Accreditation Council, the most important body for the quality of studies and education at German universities. In 2018 the FOM University received system-accreditation for further eight years. Thus, all courses of study offered by the FOM are accredited. A bachelor's degree from the FOM University of Applied Sciences generally also qualifies students for a further master's degree and subsequently a PhD programme.

What you need for admission

The participants will be admitted by the Chinese universities to the cooperation study programme through the Chinese Gaokao (university entrance exam).

Start: winter semester

Duration: 8 semester


  • total fees -

    The tuition fee is based on the enrolment fee and FOM's regular tuition fees, plus the fees of the cooperation university. For more information, please contact our Student Advisory Service.

Semester Overview

Study programme


Basics of logic and algebra
Analytical basics
Real and complex numbers
Real functions
Differential and integral calculus
Integration techniques
Complex numbers and functions
Linear- algebraic basics
Functions of several real variables
Differential equations

Work methods and software application

Time management
Methods of literature research

Elemental modelling I

Electrical engineering

Electrostatic field
Simple electrical networks
Power supply mechanisms
Stationary magnetic field
Alternating voltage and alternating current
Switching operations


Physics of oscillation
General wave theory
Electromagnetic waves
Geometrical optics and wave optics
Fundamental quantum physics
Basics of atom physics
Elemental nuclear physics
Digital technology
Number systems
Coding, code security
Logical connections
Calculation rules of Boolean algebra
Circuit analysis, circuit synthesis

Work methods and software application

Time management
Methods of literature research

Elemental modelling II

Micro processor technology
Structure and functionality of micro computers and micro processors
Standard processors and signal processors, micro controllers
Circuit design
Programmable logic
Use of micro controllers
Programming environment

Computer science

Abstract machines and formal languages
Data structures
Programming languages
Software engineering

Digital technology

Number systems
Coding, code security
Logical connectives
Calculation rules of Boolean algebra
Circuit analysis, circuit synthesis

Service engineering

Markets and perspectives
After sales service
Service engineering
Service supply chain management
Replacement parts management
Outsourcing and collaboration (incl. operator models)
Technology and innovation

Materials of electrical engineering

Galvanic cells
Conduction mechanism
Conductor materials
Resistance materials
Contact materials
Superconducting materials

Industrial information technology (6 CP)

Computer architecture
Industrial computer systems
Task and structure of operating systems
Computer networks, stratigraphic model of communication
Industrially used protocols

Measurement engineering, steerage engineering and control systems engineering

Measuring instruments and methods
Computer-aided measuring
Basic concepts of control technique and types
Programmable logic controller
Basic concepts and tasks of control systems
Control loop

Project management

Software use in project management
Problem solving techniques and creativity techniques
Communication strategies and conflict solving strategies
leadership techniques

Maintenance management

Parameters of the business of production plants
Work preparation, maintenance and production
Inspection,  preventive maintenance
Maintenance personnel
Maintenance costs
Degree of utilization and service life of machines

Study project IHM I

Company organisation and logistics

Production planning and controlling
Business logistics
Business strategies
Arrangement of operating cycles
Production types


Amplifier principals, ideal und real operation amplifiers, operational amplifiers - basic circuitry
Integrator and differentiator
Electronic filter circuit
Voltage regulating circuit
Diodes and transistors
Simulation of electronic circuits

Sensors and actuators

Sensor-technical-physical basics
Sensors of geometric, kinematic und dynamic dimensions
Embedded Sensors
Micro sensors

Study project IHM II

Quality management

Foundations, goals and essence
Standards, regulations and documentation
Statistics and  probability calculation
Methods of quality testing
Total quality management
Methods of quality planning

Energy technology

Power plant technology

Steam power plant, nuclear power plant, gas turbine power plant and combination power plant
Fuel cells
Cogeneration and block-type thermal power station
Hydropower plants
Waste recycling
Energy distribution
Energy storage

Business studies

Business terms and theoretical concepts
Methods for business analysis and synthesis
Market and competition analysis and strategic positioning on the market

Renewable energies

Energy and climate protection
Solar thermal energy, photovoltaics
Wind energy, hydropower, geothermal energy
Biomass, fuel cell

Telecommunications engineering

Signals and systems
Pulse-Code-Modulation, digital signal processing and audio coding
Modulation of a  sinusoidal carrier
Digital transmission in the baseband
Telecommunications network
Optical telecommunications
Mobile communications

Power electronics

Switch operation, power balance, operation quadrant
Power semiconductor
Converter circuitry
DC circuits
Converter with DC link

Mechanical plants

Forces, torques, cutting principal, determination of centre of gravity
Tensile and compressive stress
Steiner's theorem
Bending and torsional stress
Kinematics and Kinetics

Electrical machines

Machine basics
Control and movement processes
Determination of the necessary engine power
Dynamic behaviour of electrical machines, controlled electric drives


Modelling of mechatronic systems
System engineering methods
Positioning techniques and robotics
Computer engineering, automotive engineering, precision engineering, building services engineering and medical engineering

Entrepreneurial simulation

Entrepreneurial  thinking and acting
Commercial and/or legal aspects

Specialised study project

Scientific-theoretic study project

Applied contents of a chosen field of specialisation
Methodical handling of scientific texts and systematic research

Project seminar final paper

Preparation to work on the final paper
Work planning, time management, project management

Bachelor Thesis and Colloquium

Subject to change.