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Erasmus Koordinatoren

Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik

 

Jochen Schäfer

Geb. 30.10, Raum 1.28

Tel: 0721/608-46261

 

Kontakt: erasmusGlm2∂etit kit edu


 

Information for foreign students

Welcome to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology!

This website is intended for incoming students who plan to register or already have registered at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik). The follwing section will give you some short introduction to prepare your stay at KIT.

 

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology consists of 13 separate institutes. Each of them has its own research focus and together they cover almost the complete area of electrical engineering from electric energy systems and automation engineering to materials science and information and communication technology. Here you can find an overview about the institutes together with a short introduction of each.

To gather more information about the KIT in general and to make a good start here, you can find a lot of information on the website of the International Office. Furthermore, there is the AK-Erasmus student group which provides a lot of information on their website.

 

Contact

 

Lecture Periods

The lecture period in Germany starts quite late compared to other european countries. If you plan your stay, please make sure your are still in Kalrsruhe when exams take place. The periods are normally

  • Winter Term:
    • Lecture Period: End of October -  Middle of February
    • Exam Period: Middle of February - Middle of April
  • Summer Term:
    • Lecture Period: Middle of April - End of July
    • Exam Period: End of July - Middle of October

The exact dates for each year can be found here

 

Courses

An overview of all lectures offered by the whole university can be found at the online university calendar. All lectures offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering can be found in our Module Handbooks and the list of lectures given in english. For question regarding the course content, directly contact the specific lecturer.

There are three different kinds of courses:

  • Lectures:
    • You do not have to attend lectures, however, we recommend you to do
    • You do not have to register to attend the lectures
  • Tutorials/Excercises:
    • Supplemental to the lectures, also facultative but recommended
  • Laboratories / Practical courses
    • You must register! How you register is different from course to course. Look online or write an e-mail to the person in charge
      After registration, attendance is compulsory!
    • Places are limited and cannot be guaranteed. Some are not allowed for exchange students.

Exams

  • There are two kinds of exams:
    • Written exams
    • Oral exams
  • Ask the lecturer what kind of exam he makes and how to register as an Erasmus student
  • If the exam is a written one, make sure you can attend it
  • Dates for oral exams can sometimes be arranged with the lecturer
  • Remember to register for the exam in time

 

Learning Agreement

  • You can Change your Learning Agreement any time of your stay. (Make sure that‘s also ok with your home university!)

Master-/Bachelor Theses

If you are interested in doing a Bachelor- or Masterthesis as an Erasmus student you can look for open topics at the webpages of the institutes of our department. Please be aware that a Bachelorthesis at KIT consists of 12 ETCS and lasts 3 month. A Masterthesis consist of 30 ECTS and last 6 month; it is not possible to attend lectures besides a Masterthesis.

Open topics for Bachelor- or Mastertheses are listed at the following webpages for each institute. Even though some of the pages are only listed in German, it is normally no problem to do your thesis in English. Please be aware that you have to contact the supervisor named in the announcement of the Topics before you arrive in Germany.

Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBT)

Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics (IPQ) 

Institute for Information Processing Technologies (ITIV) 

Institute of Micro- und Nanoelectronic Systems (IMS)

Intitute of Electrical Engineering (ETI)

Institut für Elektroenergiesysteme und Hochspannungstechnik (IEH)

Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik und Elektronik (IHE)

Institute of Systems Optimization (ITE)

Institute of Industrial Information Technology (IIIT)

Institut für Regelungs- und Steuerungssysteme (IRS)

Institute of Materials for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IWE)

Communications Engineering Lab (CEL)

Light Technology Institute (LTI)