Comined degrees

Let's make you an automation expert

Industrial processes rely on effective large-scale machinery and equipment and, as our modern production becomes increasingly automated, you’ll be at the heart of our business, ensuring everything runs smoothly and safely.

During your program, you’ll become an expert in analysis, taking measurements, and installing and programming electrical, monitoring and automation systems. With in-depth knowledge of how these systems operate, what each machine does and how they interact, you’ll soon identify how you can optimize processes to achieve results such as energy efficiencies.

You’ll leave with:

  • A vocational qualification as an electronics engineer for automation technology
  • A Bachelor of Electrical Engineering

What you need

With high levels of self-motivation and attention to detail, you’ll ensure our production processes are high quality, safe and environmentally sound. This means you’ll need the ability to identify what tasks need doing, as well as the confidence to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. You’ll also need:
  • University entrance qualification from a school or vocational college
  • Excellent understanding of technology and physics
  • Strong interest in science and math
  • Capacity to learn new skills quickly
  • Determination and perseverance
  • Showing initiative
  • Ability to work in a team

Your program

Your vocational training course will give you all the skills you need to gain a qualification as an electronics engineer for automation technology. At the same time, you’ll study electrical and electronic engineering at the Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Krefeld.

Part 1: Vocational training course and study program (semesters 1-5)

  • Vocational training: automation engineer
  • Basic studies: Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)
  • ICC final examination during semester 5

Part 2: Study program (semesters 6-8)

  • Main studies: Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)

Part 3: Final project (semester 9)

  • During semester 9, you’ll work on your final project and complete the final exams for your Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.) degree.

Your career prospects

This combined degree program in electrical engineering is an ideal launchpad for your career, training you as an automation engineer and enabling you to qualify as a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (B. Eng.). It also gives you the choice to move on to a master’s or to take your career further immediately.

Financing your vocational training course

You’ll be a paid employee during your vocational training and if you live more than 100 kilometers away from the training site and have to move closer, we’ll pay you a rental allowance for a certain period. We’ll also cover the tuition fees for your bachelor studies.