BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering


Program Description


The extensive developments in microelectronics over recent decades have triggered a digital revolution where computers take center stage. While we still think of a computer as a desktop or a laptop, digital computing and digital signal processing have become vital for many of the products in our everyday life such as cars, mobile phones, tablets, cameras, household appliances, and more. The Electrical and Computer Engineering (E.C.E.) program focuses on the areas of communications and digital signal processing, including the enabling digital processing elements and their programming. Those enabling technologies are mostly subsumed under the headline of embedded systems.

Career Perspectives

High demand for EE and E.C.E. engineers with excellent job and career options in Germany and worldwide

A recent survey by a German engineering association showed high demand for Electrical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering engineers. Currently, inside Germany alone, there are twice as many positions than graduates, hence, ample job opportunities.

Highly qualified Jacobs University graduates with best employment perspectives

Higher demands for E.C.E. engineers are to be expected. This is partly due to general economic trends but especially related to unusually low student numbers in recent years. Especially, due to rapid developments, fundamental principles and cross-boundary knowledge become increasingly important. In addition, the required qualification profiles and personal attitudes differ for academic versus industrial careers. The E.C.E. program at Jacobs University responds to all of these conditions for a successful career through the flexibility of the program and the trans-disciplinary education. Jacobs University E.C.E. graduates start their careers in very diverse companies, successfully continue at renowned universities, or stay with Jacobs University for graduate education or a Ph.D.

Our graduating students start their career paths in the leading companies or research centers

Career paths after graduation are very diverse. Jacobs E.C.E. alumni work in the aerospace industry, telecommunications, the automotive and energy sector, and in the field of information technology, in academia, at research centers, in management, and in consultancy, even in finance. Having checked exemplary career paths of 75 former Jacobs E.C.E. students, we found an enormous manifold of companies, research centers, and universities, where our alumni went or are currently working. It starts from well-known big companies, like Bosch, Continental, Deutsche Telekom, E.on, Ericsson, Google, Infineon, Intel, Nokia Bell Labs, Texas Instruments, Volkswagen, midsize ones, like Kapsch, Hirschmann, OHB, Rohde & Schwartz, to numerous small ones and start-ups like DSI, Snips, to consulting companies like McKinsey, Business Technology Consulting, Deloitte, financial institutions like PricewaterhouseCoopers, OpenLink Financial, even to companies like Fresenius and Proctor and Gamble, that would not come to mind immediately as typical workplaces for E.C.E. graduates. Interestingly, also after intermediate further education steps or employments in other countries, a high percentage of alumni have found their long-term home in Germany and also Bremen.

An excellent track record for successful Master and Ph.D. career paths

Further graduate education that our students chose, is also covering a wide spectrum. Graduates have been accepted by universities like TUM, EPFL, ETH, Univ. of Edinburgh, KTH, Eindhoven, KU Leuven, Louvain, Politecnico di Torino, Berkeley, Rice, UCSD, Jacobs University itself. After Ph.D., some of our students followed research paths at universities and research centers, like Fraunhofer, DLR, OFFIS, some are already teaching as professors or lecturers. A few earlier students already received prestigious industrial and research awards, like Forbes 30 under 30 and the Donald P. Eckman Award. In line with the high demand for engineers, all E.C.E. graduates successfully found employment. Likewise, they were able to easily adapt to many graduate schools as the preparation during Bachelor’s had already covered the contents of graduate modules to the advantage of our students.

Individual Career planning and coaching as well as study abroad and internship offerings

Already during their studies the Jacobs University Career Services Center (CSC) as well as the Alumni Office, and, of course, faculty itself, help students in their career development. The CSC provides students with high-quality training and coaching in CV creation, cover letter formulation, interview preparation, effective presenting, business etiquette, and employer research as well as in many other aspects, thus helping students identify and follow up rewarding careers after their time at Jacobs University. Furthermore, the Alumni Office helps students establish a long-lasting and worldwide network which comes in handy when exploring job options in academia, industry, and elsewhere.

Key Facts

  • Program Start Date 2021: last week of August (orientation week), the first week of September (classes)
  • Tuition: € 20,000 per academic year + € 8,000 living expenses
  • Scholarships: All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships of up to € 15,000 per year.
  • Application Deadlines 2021: June 1 (global) and July 25 (for applicants who do not need a visa)
  • Duration: 3 years full-time
  • Financing Options: Each admitted candidate will receive an individual financial package.

5 Reasons

5 reasons why you should study Electrical and Computer Engineering at Jacobs University

  • Study a program with the highest academic standards in the land of highest standards in Engineering;
  • Benefit from small classes and easily approachable faculty;
  • Gain practical experience and the first glimpse of up-to-date research through internships and research collaborations with your professor or with outside research and industrial settings;
  • Benefit from excellent career perspectives as well as Jacobs University’s individual career services and study abroad or internship options;
  • Connect with our global network of successful Alumni to prepare your career.



T.H.E. Young University Ranking 2019 Jacobs University has been top-ranked # 26 of 351 universities worldwide younger than 50 years, #11 in “Teaching” among the young universities worldwide as well as #1 in “International Outlook” and “Teaching” in Germany.

C.H.E. Ranking 2019 Jacobs University achieved top results in numerous other areas of the CHE ranking 2019. The most detailed university ranking in the German-speaking region not only takes into account facts on the range of courses but also questions students themselves.

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

A private, English-speaking campus university in Germany with the highest standards in research and teaching following an interdisciplinary concept. With the aim to strengthen people and markets with ... Read More

A private, English-speaking campus university in Germany with the highest standards in research and teaching following an interdisciplinary concept. With the aim to strengthen people and markets with innovative solutions and advanced training programs. Read less