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Industrial Automation


Electrical Engineering & Information Technoloy

specialization in

Industrial Automation

In the highly technical and digitalized production, "Industry 4.0", human being and machine communicate and cooperate. The aim is to combine and automate as many work steps as possible.

Here, automation technology is the key to success. It ensures consistent quality and boosts efficiency. It also makes the workplace safer by eliminating work steps that are dangerous for humans.

By studying industrial automation you will become a master of the jigsaw puzzle: You'll put process engineering, sensors, actuators, mechanical engineering, and mechatronics together to form a picture and make complex systems work.
How? You will learn to combine information and communication technology with artificial intelligence and increasingly powerful robots.

Getting interested?

At a glance

Qualification awarded Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)
Start of program Winter semester  & Summer semester
ECTS credit points 210 in total
Standard period of study 7 semesters
Admission prerequisites Pre-study work experience is not required
Semester abroad 5.
Accreditation Yes (certificate)


Claudia Gieb

Phone: +49 (0)721 925-1465
Fax: +49 (0)721 925-1467
claudia.giebspam prevention@h-ka.de

Office hours:
Mon.-Fri. 9:00 - 13:00

Building N, room 007
Moltkestraße 30
76133 Karlsruhe

Who is the program aimed at?

Are you enthusiastic about natural sciences? Are you fascinated by technology and computer science and value a high rate of practical elements in your studies? Then this degree program could be exactly what you are looking for.

Do you work in a solution-oriented manner, are you keen to experiment, and do you want to make a difference? Even better! Whether you are just graduating from secondary school or perhaps already have previous professional or study experience, this degree program is worth a closer look for you.

A student talks about her experiences

Melanie Vukas: What fascinates me about Industrial Automation is simply the almost limitless possibilities you have in areas such as robotics, artificial intelligence, and so on. Above all, I'm interested in automation in industry. Entire halls where machines independently store material, get certain material, transport it to another place and all that without human help. Simply incredible!


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