One of the most important teaching tasks is the two-semester course "Principles of Electrical Engineering" with lectures, exercises, internships and tutorials offered for almost all engineer-scientific courses of studies; almost all the scripts are accessible online. (Information on examination regulation).

Based on this, the institute provides a wide and multi-layered range of various professional lectures. Some of them are offered by non-university experts within the framework of teaching assignments.

Current research activities are closely related to the teaching tasks of the IEE, which are divided into four main areas:

  • Power mechatronics / drives
    Here, the main research areas range from classic electrical drive technology to power electronics in combination with modern control technology to "energy conditioning" in electrical energy distribution networks.

  • Decentralized energy systems
    The focus of the work is the increasing decentralized supply of electrical energy from renewable sources such as wind, sun and water and from block-type thermal power stations (CHP).

  • Electrical energy storage systems
    The scientists characterize the dynamic behavior and possible applications of the storage technologies that can be used, such as batteries, supercapacitors, flywheel storage and compressed air storage

  • Energy System Integration
    Energy systems are characterized by the coupling of the consumption sectors of electricity, heat, transport and industrial processes. In the future, renewable energies such as wind and solar energy will be the main energy sources

Numerous publications and patent applications demonstrate a successful research structure.