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Diploma in Electrical Engineering & Communications Technology in Distance Learning

Study requirements, application and application period

Study requirements

  • General university entrance qualification / Abitur
  • University of applied sciences entrance qualification
  • Master craftsman, technician or other qualification according to § 17 Saxony Law of Higher Education

German applicants with foreign university entrance qualifications (HZB): 
If you as a German do not have a German HZB as mentioned above (not even from a German school abroad) but a foreign HZB, you have to have this certificate recognized by the appropriate office in your place of residence before applying for a study place (e.g. Saxon State Office for School and Education: www.lasub.smk.sachsen.de)

Application and application period

  • From May 1st to July 15th for our undergraduate courses (Bachelor, Diploma) starting in the winter semester
  • From December 1st to January 15th for undergraduate studies in the higher semester starting in the summer semesterr

You will find further information about the application under the heading Application and Admission – Bachelor, Diploma  and Higher semester on our homepage.

Study requirements

This course of study is only offered in German, therefore you need the following for admission

  • a university entrance qualification (HZB) (equivalent to the German Abitur) and
  • one of the following language certificates
    • DSH-2 
    • TestDaF 4
    • telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule
    • Goethe-Zertifikat C1 
    • das Zeugnis der Feststellungsprüfung am Studienkolleg (diese schließt die DSH-2 ein)
    • das „Deutsche Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz - zweite Stufe“

Application and application period

  • Till Juni 15th via uni-assist for the wintersemester

You will find further information about the application under information for international applicants

Applicants from abroad with a German HZB, i.e. from a German school in Germany or abroad, are on equal terms with German applicants.
Please follow the instructions for German applicants.

Study objectives

As a graduate of the distance learning course in electrical engineering/communications engineering, you will have specialist knowledge in automation engineering, electrical power engineering, communications engineering or signal processing, depending on your specialisation. You will be able to apply your theoretical and practical know-how in the field of computer technology as well as in renewable power generation or in the construction of complex electrical systems. You are able to develop electronic communication or control systems at the highest level and can make efficient use of electrical energy in all areas. With your specialist skills, you can take on comprehensive planning and design tasks, product and project management for technical sales or quality assurance.


The distance learning course Electrical Engineering/Communications Technology at the HTW Dresden offers me the combination of attendance days and block seminars the optimal opportunity to reflect on what I have learned and helps me to combine self-study with professional and family life.

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Study process

  • Basic studies

    1. - 5. Semester

    Basic knowledge, e.g. electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics

  • Subject study

    6. - 9. Semester

    Choice of a combination of 2 fields of study

  • Diploma thesis

    10. Semester

    Writing the diploma thesis

Career prospects

Your professional fields could be e.g.

• Communication engineering and information systems
• Energy supply/power generation
• Traffic and transport companies
• Entertainment electronics/media technology
• Environmental protection/supervison

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