As per various reports, Germany will face a shortage of 3 million skilled employees within 2030, and a large vacancy pool is already there in the field of Electrical Engineering which needs to be filled real soon in the coming years.
So the earlier you come to Germany and grab the opportunities the better it is!
In this article, we have covered in detail how you can study Electrical Engineering in Germany (Jobs, specializations, salaries, and much more!)
- Why study Electrical Engineering in Germany?
- Specializations you can target when you come to study Electrical Engineering in Germany
- Electrical Engineering in Germany – Where can you work after your studies?
- Salaries in Electrical Engineering in Germany
- Major trends in Electrical Engineering in Germany
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Why study Electrical Engineering in Germany?
The first question that probably comes to your mind is this. Why should you even consider studying Electrical Engineering from Germany?
A very valid question and here is your answer. First, Germany has the BEST Technical universities of the world. So you’d get nothing less than world-class education (for FREE)!
Second, free education, Germany is the cheapest study abroad destination you can think of. Why? It’s because Germany has ZERO tuition fees in most of the public universities. And the only cost you can think of is only your living expenses.
Three, huge job opportunities. Particularly due to the aging German population, getting qualified Electrical Engineers is a need of the hour, and getting a job is as easy as it can get if you know your trade well.
Starting from vehicle technology, control and measurement technology, automation, and robotics, power engineering, renewable sector, you can get a job anywhere in Germany.
Specializations you can target when you come to study Electrical Engineering in Germany
From control systems and measurement engineering to power engineering, to robotics, AI, Smart devices, Digital Engineering, Vehicle Technology, Mechatronics, Germany has everything to offer you in this space.
But choose a specialization which you think suits you and you are passionate about.
This is the most important thing.
Because choosing a subject you are passionate about will ensure that you do well during your studies in Germany and getting a job will become really easy for you after you finish your studies!
Here is an indicative list of specializations of Electrical Engineering courses which you can pursue in Germany.
- Mechatronics / Robotics
- Control systems and Measurement Engineering
- Power Engineering
- Renewable Energy engineering
- E-mobility / E-Vehicle technology
- Electronic systems
- Microelectronics, VLSI
- Engineering and Management degrees
Electrical Engineering in Germany – Where can you work after your studies?
The demand of Electrical Engineers is on the rise and the monthly median salary that you can expect is 5167€ per month. There are multiple good companies that you can get a job in, if you are from this field. Companies like Siemens, Bosch. NXP Semiconductors have their headquarters in Hamburg and I know many students from my university Technical University of Hamburg (TUHH) who are working there right now. Plus companies in the automotive Industry – like Daimler, BMW Group etc. and the German SME sector have a MASSIVE scope for Electrical Engineers in Germany.
Salaries in Electrical Engineering in Germany
Germany is known for its employee-friendly work culture, a sufficient number of holidays, no overtimes whatsoever.
But what about the salaries?
First, you should understand the salaries will depend on the location, the industry and also your skills.
Skills like your ability to negotiate salaries will also play a key role!
Please note your Salary will depend on things like your specialization, your past work experience (if any), skills, and employability!
Major trends in Electrical Engineering in Germany
In Electrical engineering, you currently have the best chances of getting a job, as trends such as smart devices, automation, robotics, controls and systems engineering are increasing the number of vacancies while the number of graduates is declining.
Electrical engineers are urgently needed, especially in sectors like e-mobility, automotive engineering, Industry 4.0 etc.
And that’s why, to stay relevant in your field, you should understand where your industry is going.
E-mobilty or e-vehicles are the future and all the major German automobile manufacturers are going towards that direction. And a huge number of Electrical engineers are needed in the sector, starting from creating various sensors to creating the whole systems, power terrains for the vehicles of the future
Renewable Energy Engineering
Germany is a global leader in the Renewable Energy sector. And Mechanical Engineers are getting sufficient opportunities to work here. The renewable sector had 46% of the total energy consumption last year, nearly equaling that of coal, gas, oil, and nuclear power combined. Moreover, the sector employs over 300,000 employees.
IOT, AI, Robotics and others
With everything going digital, IOT or internet of things, creation of smart devices, smart buildings is a need of the hour, and Electrical and Electronics Engineers are needed in Massive numbers in this segment in R&D departments of MNCs including many startups all over Germany! Other fields such as AI, Robotics also need qualified Electrical Engineers in Massive numbers in Germany.
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I hope by now, you have got an idea of what you should do to study Electrical Engineering in Germany.
But this is just the starting point. This is where the game starts, you win the final boss fight when you get an admission letter from any one of the top universities!
And let me tell you the truth here.
Do you know for the top universities the intake ratio is less than 0.001? That means for every 1000 international students applying to the universities all over the world, only 1 student can get in!
So that’s why you need to completely focus on your CV (a German standard CV, not your traditional CV, neither a Europass CV, and nor the CV you have been casually using to apply for jobs).
Also, your SOP or Statement of purpose should be perfect! What we have seen multiple times is that students with average academics but with a brilliant SOP can easily get admission against someone who has brilliant academics but their CV or SOP was not good enough.
And one point students always miss is, you should be applying to the universities based on your background, grades and capabilities, that’s why shortlisting the universities based on your interests and background is of utmost importance rather than applying to them blindly!
Your SOP needs to be on point also, modified as per the universities.
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