Welcome to the Department of Electrical Engineering, Media and Computer Science

Our Range of Services

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
dear visitors of our homepage,

I would like to welcome you to the website of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Media and Computer Science – in short, the Department EMI.

We offer study programs and conduct applied research and developments in the fields of electrical engineering and information technology, educational technology, geoinformatics and land management, industrial informatics, engineering pedagogy, artificial intelligence, media informatics, and media technology and media production.

In eight Bachelor's and six Master's degree programs, our students prepare for challenging technical professions in current future fields. The study conditions at our department are characterized by small study groups, close contact between students and lecturers, and equipment at the highest technical level. Most of our degree programs can also be studied "dual", in combination with an apprenticeship.

You can find more details about our study programs and facilities under career fields, study programs and laboratories.

In addition to teaching, the professors of the EMI department carry out numerous research and development projects, in cooperation with other universities and research institutions, but especially with industrial partners from the region and beyond. You can find more information about research and development at the Department EMI under Competence Fields, Projects and Laboratories.

Please feel free to contact us - we are open to questions, requests or suggestions.

With kind regards
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Schäfer
Dean of the Department EMI

Numbers and Facts

  • over 1005 students and about 132 graduates per year
  • 30 professors, reinforced by almost 20 lecturers
  • 70 non-scientific and scientific employees, including 49 project engineers
  • 29 laboratories
  • affiliated institute aia (automations institut amberg)

Competence Fields

Within the "large" areas of electrical engineering/information technology, computer science and media, the EMI department specifically occupies the following fields of competence. In these areas, the professors and their staff are constantly engaged in knowledge transfer with external partners within the framework of demanding projects, which in turn benefits teaching, for example in the form of specialization subjects and theses.

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

  • Plant automation / An-Institut aia (automations institut amberg)
  • Automotive
  • Electric drives
  • Power Electronics
  • Signal processing / communication technology

Educational Technology

  • Digital teaching and didactics: theories of multimedia learning for teaching/learning guidance, development of teaching and training concepts, and more
  • Video production, animation, educasts: Audio production, explanatory animations and interactive videos with green screen technology and lightboard, among others, e.g. for inverted classroom scenarios
  • Immersive teaching and learning in augmented and virtual worlds
  • Modern technologies and authoring tools for instructional development, e.g. Articulate, Adobe CC, Mahara and others

Computer Science

  • Study programs Geoinformatics and Land Management, Industry 4.0 Informatics and Media Informatics
  • Information Security
  • Mobile & Physical Computing
  • Visual Computing

Engineering Education

  • Vocational specialization electrical engineering and information technology
  • Computer Science
  • Mechatronics
  • Vocational education and social sciences

Artificial Intelligence

  • Data Analytics & Computer Vision
  • Smart Energy und Smart Home
  • Smart Robotics & Smart Media

Media Production and- Design

  • Digital Media
  • Information visualization
  • Image- und Product Movie

For more information, see Projects and Labs.