Bachelor of Engineering (DH) Electrical Installations (f/m)

Roles and responsibilities in overview

As a Bachelor of Engineering (DH) Electrical Installations you will resolve technical problems and issues related to practice in electrical installations using appropriate procedures and in the most cost-effective way possible. You will normally specialise in a technical area of electrical installations/electronics. Four main areas are available to choose from:

  • Information technology
  • Electrical energy technology
  • Metrology, control engineering and automation
  • Microelectronics and microsystems technology

Typical roles for electrical installations engineers (f/m) are:

  • Research and development: Simulating, calculating, designing and testing new electrical/electronics assembly parts, units, machines, installations and systems
  • Process technology: Product manufacturing processes, creating test systems, assembly, commissioning, maintenance and operating electrical installations and systems
  • Sales/product management: Technical customer service and support, identifying trends in technology and implementing these with the administrative departments
  • Purchasing: Technical procurement, interface to the development team and production areas
  • Operations scheduling and quality assurance, business organisation and management
  • Further training

Your role also encompasses the application and further development of engineering skills, taking into account commercial considerations on the one hand and statutory and safety regulations and standards on the other.

The role is predominantly based in research and development laboratories, design offices and other office environments, but also on the production or manufacturing floor.


  • General qualification for university entrance
  • Good to very good grades in mathematics, physics and/or science
  • Good English skills

Training content, practical phase

  • Basic skills, industrial safety
  • Introduction to electrical installations and electronics
  • Placements in the development and production departments
  • Project work
  • Independently working as an engineer

Training content, study phase

  • Metrology
  • Digital systems
  • Signals and systems
  • Control engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Electrical drive systems
  • Simulation technology

Length of apprenticeship

  • 3 years

Alternating semesters

  • The six study semesters are split into theoretical and practical training phases, study at the Duale Hochschule Mosbach (Mosbach University for dual study) and practical training at ZIEHL-ABEGG SE, each lasting 12 weeks

Future roles

  • Development
  • Project management
  • Quality control
  • Technical sales

Further training opportunities (in-service)

  • Assessor aptitude test
  • Specialist courses and workshops

Further information