Bachelor in Electrical Engineering – Automation (B. Eng.)

Contents and process

The plants used in the chemical industry are characterized by high complexity and versatility. There are many processes that have to be automated, optimized and maintained by an electrical engineer like you. During your time at Umicore, you will be involved in various projects like the development of new plant parts or the optimization of existing plants, in which you can prove your knowledge acquired during your studies. Both the practical phase and the theoretical phase offer you a range of topics that you can explore. Whether in electronics, automation or software development - find your subject area and unfold your potential.

During your training, for example, you will learn about the following:

  • company-specific programming of control systems
  • testing software and hardware and do the implementation
  • planning, controlling and completing projects independently
  • following quality assurance, work safety and environmental protection

Training takes place in a three-month changeover between practice phases at the Rheinfelden location and the Duale Hochschule Baden Württemberg (Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University). During the practical phases, you will work in the Technology Department in the Operational Excellence team. Here, you will solve operational problems and document these solutions in written practice papers.

In the theoretical phase, you will learn about the fundamentals of electrical engineering and related mathematics in addition to digital engineering, computer science and physics. Special contents about electronics and especially automation will follow later. In the third year of your study, you will take two in-depth courses and use them during the practice phase.

School leaving certificate

You have the subject-related certificate of aptitude for higher education or the general certificate of aptitude for higher education (your country's equivalent to Germany's Abitur, e.g., A-levels).


You love team work – if you like to work together with others and exchange knowledge, this is the right place for you. This will help you process new tasks and problems quickly and effectively.

What is also required:

  • High degree of technical and scientific understanding
  • Logical thinking
  • Flexibility, creativity
  • Independence, own initiative and self-secure demeanour
  • Problem-solving and decision-making capability
  • Staying power
  • Good knowledge of English

Duration of studies

The Bachelor in Electrical Engineering in cooperation with DHBW in Lörrach lasts six semesters.

Special features

As an electrical engineer, you have a varying daily routine, during which you will not only work on the computer, but also around the company.

Further education

Master in Electrical Engineering (M. Eng.)


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