Oct 04, 2023  
2013-14 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2013-14 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, German Study-Abroad, MSOE Students, B.S.

German Study-abroad Program

Students in the electrical engineering program at MSOE have the opportunity to study abroad through an agreement between MSOE and the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences in Lübeck, Germany.

The timing could not be better. American business is competing on an international level like at no other time in U.S. history. Foreign companies are buying or forming alliances with American companies at a record pace. There is an increasing likelihood or a graduate who has traveled internationally, speaks a foreign language or has an understanding of the cultures and traditions of other nationals will have a marked advantage.

The MSOE German Study-abroad Program enables students to study for one year at a German university where the focus is in the area of applied engineering with superbly outiffted laboratories, while at the same time gaining firsthand experience by being immersed in German culture.

The key features of MSOE’s program are:

  • All instruction is in English. Students do NOT need to know any German.
  • Students will receive two degrees: one from MSOE and one from the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences.
  • Students will graduate on schedule, if they stay on track in the EE curriculum.

EE Study-abroad Coordinator:

Dr. Jorg Mossbrucker
Office: S-352
Phone: (414) 277-7418
Fax: (414) 277-7465
Email: mossbruc@msoe.edu

The Program:

Electrical engineering students who enroll in the German Study-abroad program will study for two semesters at the Lubeck University of Applied Sciences during their junior year (certain academic requirements are applicable - see EE study-abroad coordinator for details). The school year runs Spetember through June with extensive breaks, including between semesters, providing an excellent opportunity for European travel. Students live in off-campus housing arranged by the university. They are in class with their German counterparts studying a curriculum that includes the following topics:

First Semester Second Semester
Analog electronics Computer-aided design
Control systems Control systems laboratory
Signal analysis Programmable controllers
Principles of communication Microwaves
Microwaves Principles of communication
Humanities/social sciences Humanities/social sciences
German language and culture German language and culture

Lübeck University of Applied Sciences

The Lübeck University of Applied Sciences (FHL) has a long tradition that goes back as far as 1808 when the first Navigation School was founded. This highly regarded applied engineering university in the Federal Republic of Germany has approximately 115 professors, 90 staff engineers and 70 laboratories to provide its 3,000 students with an excellent educational experience. The university combines the availability of the latest equipment with a nationally recognized level of expertise, providing students with a quality education and excellent professional opportunities following graduation.

Lübeck, Germany

Founded in A.D. 1134, Hansestadt Lübeck is among the few European cities whose Middle Ages appearance is still intact. In 1987, a portion of the old part of town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was included in the list of the cultural and natural heritage of the world.

Located in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein on the Baltic Sea, this city of approximately 210,000 offers a variety of attractive cultural and recreational opportunities, especially for young people. Considered the “Cultural Capital of the North,” Lübeck offers a lively art scene with the Engelswisch Art Centre, Overbeck-Gesellschaft and Kunsthaus, and gallery of Metta Linde. Lübeck is the main venue for the world-famous Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, and its Northern Film Days turn Lübeck into the film capital of northern Europe. The adjacent Baltic resort of Travemünde offers beaches and night life.

Electrical Engineering Track V15.5A - MSOE Students

 For MSOE students studying at Lübeck.

Year One at MSOE

Total: 14 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 15 credits

Total: 13 lecture hours - 5 lab hours - 15 credits

Total: 12 lecture hours - 7 lab hours - 15 credits

Year Two at MSOE

Year Three at FHL


  • EL 3720 - Control Systems I (FHL) 0 credits
  • EL 3111 - Analog Electronics II (FHL) 0 credits
  • EL 3020 - Principles of Communications I (FHL) 0 credits
  • EL 3250 - Radio Frequencies (FHL) 0 credits
  • EL 3030 - Signal Analysis (FHL) 0 credits
  • Social Science (FHL) 0 credits 0 credits
  • German Language (FHL) 4 credits
Total: 25 lecture hours - 5 lab hours - 4 credits


  • EL 3721 - Control Systems II (FHL) 0 credits
  • 3 credits
  • EL-3021 - Principles of Communications II (FHL) 0 credits
  • EL-3290 - Microwaves (FHL) 0 credits
  • EL 3910 - Computer Aided Design (FHL) 0 credits
  • Social Science (FHL) 3 credits
  • German Language and Culture (FHL) 0 credits
Total: 21 lecture hours - 8 lab hours - 6 credits

Year Four at MSOE


Transfer students who have completed 36 quarter credits or 24 semester credits or moreare expected to complete OR 301  Transfer Student Orientation or OR 307S  Transfer Orientation Seminar.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org