Electrical and
Aeronautical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering

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What is it?

Discover the future of aviation.

Experience a unique combination of electrical and aeronautical engineering. Our degree program will launch you into an exciting career in the aviation industry. Acquire comprehensive knowledge of the development of electronic aircraft systems, unmanned aerial vehicles and alternative propulsion technologies.

Our Electrical and Aeronautical Engineering degree program prepares you for a wide range of professional fields in aviation, with a particular focus on the development and operation of electronic aircraft systems as well as electrical components and propulsion systems in aviation. After acquiring basic knowledge of electrical engineering, you will go on to learn more about the specific requirements and typical aspects of airlines, maintenance and repair operations, air traffic control and airports.

You will apply your theoretical knowledge in practical tasks and projects, from implementing flight models in a research simulator to designing measuring instruments for flight tests.

An up-and-coming field covered in great detail during the course are unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). You will already begin learning about the construction and operation of drones in your first semester.

RheinMain University of Applied Sciences has made a name for itself in the field of alternative, electric propulsion systems with battery storage, fuel cells and hydrogen technology, and is researching their potential application in the aviation industry in various projects.

In order to gain a better understanding of cockpit procedures, you will be taught the basics of pilot training, including the theoretical part of the private pilot license (PPL-A) with the radio telephony certificate BZF I. Practical training on the university's own flight simulators offers insights into basic flight maneuvers, procedures, navigation and flight management systems.

What can I do with it?

Your engineering degree with extensive knowledge of electrical engineering, avionics and sensor technology in combination with aerodynamics, flight mechanics and quality assurance qualifies you for a career at practically any service provider in the aviation sector: aircraft manufacturers, maintenance and repair companies, airports, air traffic control and maintenance servicing of flight simulators.

The degree program covers all the general principles and skills related to electrical engineering that are also required in other industries.

As a development engineer, you will design electrical or electronic components or systems with the relevant software used in flight control, cockpit instruments, electrical systems including propulsion systems and sensors for aircraft or unmanned aerial systems. You are familiar with the safety and quality management requirements specific to aviation and provide support during the certification process. You play a key role, working closely with specialists from disciplines such as material development, configuration management, commercial economics and flight testing.

As a calculation engineer, you will simulate flight conditions using state-of-the-art software tools, understand and optimize the human-machine requirements in the cockpit of modern commercial aircraft and be able to anticipate decision-making processes in critical situations. In manufacturing, you will work on production processes for innovative materials and construction methods. In quality assurance, you will be familiar with the specific requirements of the aviation industry and apply advanced measuring techniques.

Aircraft operation requires targeted maintenance and repair processes. The use of AI technology enables the optimization of maintenance requirements – a process known as predictive maintenance. In addition to your technical knowledge, you will also acquire organizational and business management qualifications and work in intercultural and interdisciplinary teams.

You will not only be responsible for the technical equipment of the aircraft, but also for establishing and maintaining the infrastructure on the ground and cooperating with other aviation service providers. With additional pilot training, you will be free to pursue a career in the cockpit of an aircraft.

You will also be qualified to take on a wide range of engineering and project management roles at large and small aviation and automotive engineering companies, suppliers, service providers, industry-related companies and public authorities


For degree-seeking students: detailed information on admission requirements, application deadlines, etc. can be found on the German page.

Key facts

Study location

Rüsselsheim Campus

Standard period of study

8 semesters

Main language of instruction

German - We offer courses in English for exchange students.

Accreditation agency


Commencement of studies

Winter and summer semester


Our i-Punkt at the Kurt-Schumacher-Ring Campus is there to answer all your questions about studying and applying.

You can contact the degree program's office directly for further information: +49 6142 898-4214.