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Info video on the study program "Electrical Engineering and Information Technology" (in German)

D-ITET is a first-class educational institution where teaching is strongly linked to world-class research.

Our Bachelor program prepares for our Master program in electrical engineering and information technology. The goals and contents of these programs are summarized here.

In addition, we offer a number of interdisciplinary Master programs in collaboration with other departements of ETH. Doctoral studies lead to the forefront of research and push it further.

The following themes are distinctive throughout the curriculum:

  • physics, electrical things, and electronics
  • digital circuits, computers, and computer science
  • theory of signals, systems, information, communication, and control.

In all of this, mathematics is essential.

The Bachelor program takes three years (6 semesters) to complete, and the Master program takes another 3 semesters. In the first two years, math and physics predominate. From the third year onward, there are many options, including a specialization in one of the following areas:

  • communications
  • computers and networks
  • electronics and photonics
  • systems and control
  • energy and power electronics.

The Master program includes also two semester projects and finishes up with a Master project of 6 months.

With a completed Bachelor program, you can also continue your studies in one of several interdisciplinary Master Programs.

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What is Electrical Engineering?

Smartphones and supercomputers, hearing aids and electron microscopes, spacecrafts and industrial robots: they all contain lots of sophisticated electronics. With a combination of hardware and software, math and physics, imagination and business sense, electrical engineers create and bring to perfection the inner workings of so many "intelligent" things.

What will you learn?

You will learn about electrical and magnetic fields, semiconductor physics and transistors, bits and bytes, integrated electronic circuits, the workings of smartphones, computers and the internet, antennas and wireless communications, control science, electrical motors, transmission of electrical energy, signal processing, audio and video technology, information theory and error correcting codes, and much more.
With these solid foundations, you will be able to go ahead and contribute to shaping the future - as a researcher, development engineer, manager, or entrepreneur.

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