Students Share#4: Electrical (Power and IT) Engineering in Germany: Course structure, Exam patterns

Students Share#4: Electrical (Power and IT) Engineering in Germany: Course structure, Exam patterns


hey guys today we have Jenny with us he’s studying in University of Rostock and he’s studying Electrical Engineering something that a lot of you have been waiting for hi Judy thanks for being here today thanks for taking out your time how is your studying experience at University of Rostock it was a great update because right now I’m doing in third semester and doing a piece specialization so it was good up to now but if the course is totally related to research oriented so you know if you really do want to PhD or you are really interested in research area then this course is very good for particular electrical engineer I am from Gujarat basically from Baroda I did my president of Electrical Engineering since 2013 from Gujarat technological university with a 29 USC GPA and I was one of the copper in my college then I joined project project company and working under the ionic power then after two year I again joined one of the transformer manufacture company it’s located in Peru which is in a Waltham transformer limited then up three-year of work experience I decided to do Master in Germany because my engineering is total distribution and generation process so I decide to do master in Germany and so many deadlines so did I get a good University but Ross Hagen so I just applied for to university after getting admission like coming here in 2016 winter semester and I mean third semester doing my pre specialization this is empowering yeah it’s a small project but its credit is 18 credit you know this course is like 30 credit oh we know that this is this is a practices and 1263 like subjects so it is the equivalent to they suck kisses like a survey study comparing more compared to other courses like greineder course is a software project we can say software projects is credit but you say it a great project how was it to start studying again after like working for a long time I have a three year work experience in different industry as a commissioning engineer and as a project engineer honestly but if you have a good goal like you if you have a good imagination then you can do it nothing else but I try to concentrate whatever I learn and explore in industry just focus those things and try to study in engineering you know so many students were asking about power engineering especially so what has it in Power Engineering these days that like everybody is so curious to study power engineering actually thing is that see when we listen electrical field at times is Power Engineering to loose somewhere related to electrical field and you know electrical field is a very oldest field in all the world even in Germany electrical engineering is a cycle largest engineering field after automation and mechanical so opportunity for electrical engineering students as well as power engineering students is very high even not in Germany in Europe you can we can say Sweden Denmark and those kind of country Norway those kind of country very emerging countries in this field so this field is very good for upcoming future and it’s related to some renewable energy sources you know Germany has a well the first largest renewable economy and 27 percent of electric city is a given by renewable sources and German government decide to reach up to 80 persons in 2050 our engineering school is you know very very well compared to other feeling ciao money and you know open worldwide so it’s interesting field that’s why people try to like coming in this field basically team a subject like transmission distribution and journalism and its major related to control system whatever control in industry is doing by electrical engineer is related to power engineering spilled fill it’s not related with electronic field versus totally is we can set your electrical it’s n cube our Electronics power system protection and switchgear and many more compared to any other version country the education system is higher see Mary Germany is a seal of quality that is scour education it’s a seal of quality so even when I was in working in so many in a German company like a sheep AG and see many open company ABB so I was made so many German guys learn a lot through this country that’s why I gel Germany is the one of opportunity for international students yeah I mean also you have this like almost no tuition fee right I think it’s the same in Rostock you have to pay yeah this is the biggest as compared to u.s. or Canada we can say note you shouldn’t we have almost no tuition fee have you experienced that if you don’t learn German during your masters it will be difficult to get a job or a part time job or something CEO honestly I can say learn German is very important if you want to live in Germany it’s not harder somewhere if we can try to learn as a child we can easily learn it because you know so many companies international company provide job but if you have a strong profile then you can get easy job in international company but thing is that if you we trying to apply as I English speak any speaking person then the computation is if we you know German then you can apply to German then it does sound computer some automatically decrease my personal experience I was applying for internship right now I just apply last month all the international company as an English CV you know then I didn’t get a single response but last week I apply through German see I get so many response so general earning German and as a German speaking is impressive so you have to learn German and if you know German very well you can get job easiiy yeah but in my cover letter is easily I truly say that I see truth is necessary he can understand what you but in technical maybe technical point of view we can say that even an expert in English you can speak in English the last week I just company and you know already say that I didn’t know German too much but he just checked me how much German I know you know he asked me some little question about introduction and then then he asked me about the technical questions and I speak to English it doesn’t matter if you your truth on yourself then then he know very well because we our course is C total in English model so companies all also noted engineer master is totally nice model so he expect German but little bit not too much up to C 1 over B 1 is not necessary up to a 2 is enough I’m also very curious how do you think the examination system is in Germany see compared to India it’s very totally different when I was studying which is totally related to some kind of syllabus you know it’s a limited idea you have five or six books and you can go to two exam and you can get research but in Germany that is say honestly there isn’t no syllabus just he some professor you know coming I’d come and try to give some introduction on Google only you know and it is totally related to research bit based module in my I’m talking about my University you know it’s totally related to recess or dead so I professor what asked he only explained in lecture it’s related to like whatever we did in labs and whatever we did in project lab that is the thing not ask about whatever he not explained in lecture so it’s the totally different compared to we our home country and also like I don’t know how the system in Rostock is what I would tell the students is that the examination pressure in Germany is like really high when when the exams happen you just really have the exact minutes you know they also grade you according to the minutes so like one point is one minute at least into your church how is the system in rostov same thing here actually one point is one minute but time is always we never say that examines everywhere because we know in mind lots of thing whatever exaggeration is not saying exam we know everything because we are master students we are doing so much stuff for examination prepare very well so we know that but thing is that what you explain in examination paper I mean what would your answer your answer is there your first impression paper I mean profession so basically every examination I didn’t get enough time as you say time is a very difficult to because because the question is like that you have to concentrate your mind fully you have to work with full efficiency with your mind so basically time is a biggest problem in every example yeah yeah and even like I have this feeling that the exams are very more specific you know if they ask for something they don’t want you to write an essay they want to try the exact definition yeah exactly they they don’t want you he they guys don’t want to sail explain the definition explain the formulas even here you know every exam is open book exam you have to take whatever you want to do take material but we never will crack with good score because of time because we know everything because he actually he never asked whatever completely whatever available research area you know he asked those thing we have to do some really our mind okay so it’s like you have an open book exam you can look at things but because the time is so short you really cannot like look through books if you want to complete the exam yeah exactly we didn’t get our education you know one thing is that open exam is hardest some subjects are closed book exam it’s easy compared to a book exam yeah I would say the same with the closed book at least you you don’t have this I don’t know desire to just yeah the book ones or something like maybe I find something and in closed book exams then they also like keep the questions in that sense like shorter crispier so that yeah cute I have like a calculation or that kind of question but in open book it’s very difficult and some examination for those students who want to know some examination is the like oral exam you don’t want to I mean right and just afford 30 minute or 20 minute it’s just like at this point we can also tell the students like in Germany we have three main types of exams like first is your normal exams written exams second is this oral examination or Alex about and third is also these seminars or the presentations that you have to do in the end of the semester so this is also very possible so instead of what we are used to in India in bachelors you know just study for the last night write the exam that’s not how it works here and one thing also I want to maintain here there is a here one one or two subject is you don’t want to open book exam closed book exam or oral exam you just have to complete report and presentation only just give the presentation and report that kind of subject is also in Germany in some university then there you want each you want to just present yourself in front of professor prison what you learn in six months that’s it daddy in general you know if you would want to give some advice to the students like what kind of fields they can apply for and which universities in Germany I could what would you say okay actually say for those students who are related to electrical field I know very well about electrical field for electrical see in electrical there is a so many branch like power engineering like communication engineering like electrical and IT and like radio frequency and that kind of thing is totally related to electrical we never say about future but Walker see in Germany every University as a equal equally you know it’s totally under one of the 101 and only one government and every University is a specific specifically provides those kind of module which is related to like research base and some pop up shoe lane because the carboxylase related to job oriented so every course has its own advantages you know so like power engineering we can go through like a German company so many German companies like the energy and 50 years like in electrical IT like you can apply so many automobiles companies related to IIT or amputate system and that’s kind of this kind of those forces providing such a good knowledge in IT sector and you can get easily job and you can also apply for internship and theses in automobile sector so every related to every branch is related to electrical it’s a very good opportunity for those two and who are willing to do in mastering Germany do you believe in each stood guard and that is the handbook you you are in Hamburg so you know that university is also good and given University Castle even University rosecope is also good if you’re interested in research based education even for those people who are willing to do much done in renewable side then University you know French book is also good for wind energy and that kind of courses so every University is good but everything is depending on your area of interest you know whatever you want to master is all about your interest okay so whatever you want to do in your life whatever you want to learn then it depends up to you so many University is provide such a good good good quality quality education it’s up to you whatever you want to do and I think you you are already up floors so many branches different branches videos like mechanical auto Mobile’s and I defer that if the is good but you are providing such a good and helpful information of coming students Thank You general that you could also take all the time to like add an addition to all these series we have something for electrical through now if you wouldn’t mind like we can go through some questions you know like that I had on the community page yellow balloons who may say yeah this asking my questions are first what are the chances of a person for lending into a job after internship for electrical engineering especially in renewable energy sector like wind and solar so like you do an internship and what do you think how much are the chances to get the job afterwards okay see I said earlier renewable energy is a one of the largest and first economy in Germany and 27 percent of electric city is provided by renewable energy source in Germany and it is government decided up to 80 percent up to 2050 and sorry knew but I could say it’s really good opportunity for those students who are willing to do Master in renewable side because in you you Union like a seed and pill and those kind of country is totally based on renewable side you know the future is renewable s patient he has to put in every internship and job see if you get internship then one of the strongest like point in your profile because intensive true you can get a job easily because in inter see intern see you can do whatever companies like to like trying to make an engineer whatever they want okay so if you get intensive then it is easiest way to getting a job because every people trying to apply for intensive only because of job prospective okay so it’s a good chance yeah because most of the times companies invest their time while somebody is doing an internship there they try to train the students so they don’t have to invest so much time again in building up the knowledge of the student yeah actually see renewable energy in Germany is totally focused on to measure sector like wind energy and solar energy and solar energy you know so many companies so many I mean countries do not aware up to right now in India right now Indian government aware about solar energy and making a so many scheme for school as solar energy in India so first at a point of view renewable energy is one of the best zones if you want to try to make a startup or you’re on me so solar energy is a big chance if you go through renewable side and making some solar rotor can some connect with so making solar companies then you can easily start your new business like through solar energy actually in our course model that we have to complete one elective compulsory subject you know I am from basically here to specialization one of the power engineering and second one is IT electrical and IT so if I am studying in power engineering then I have to complete one of the IT subject and its students 13 ite engineering then he have to complete one of the power subject you know it’s a totally related to interdisciplinary so you actually in my case I am also learning for your signal and image processing that kind of subject so in every university in Germany there is some modules like you have to complete from a dirty do you have some idea of what kind of students who are studying around you like what are their profiles like what are what is their percentage say basically in our India Indian education system is based on C GPA you know so what is general you have to at least 7.30 GPA full admit in good university you know and let’s see about IELTS then you have to six spend each module it’s compulsory for every university is to measure point seven point five C GPA and six a six band LTS and then whatever you make your profile like you if you have work experience whatever you are doing in extra activities in your basil and some food university requirement GRE and also require for gate and thing so everything is available I think on our website but C basic to requirement is 7.5 CTP for good university and good course only and 6 point B no ideas no again one question is asking is job opportunities after masters I think that we already talked about that the industry is growing really fast so there will be more and more opportunities coming up even for international engineers who are starting an English speaking courses and stuff are there some kind of companies that you would like to mention like okay these are the companies that you can look forward to work in after the masters actually after computation of your master there is such a good opportunity for engineering as I say electric engineering is a second largest industry in Germany so some of the good you know companies like you know Schneider Electric one of the biggest company in the world and Eon and D energy and 50 years even so many European company which is local okay tourism which is located based on Europe but it Research Center is in Germany like a BB like Siemens and so many company and s / EU survey you not find two legs engineer required every year yeah apart from then 50 to 60,000 electrical engineer you can google it also so a scope electrical engineering it’s very high but it’s up to you whatever you learn in your master what what kind of spear you have you know we we never books by its front you know we have to some give extra you know that’s the so many computer and one thing is clear here but so many international students not from India only so many nationalities students studying here master okay and I never hear that some students going back because if even no job opportunity then why so many flow of students you know you understand what I want to say her opportunity is here very large but you have to some kind of quality okay that is the thing empty some Khan is asking law stock has also a specialization in IT under electrical engineering as most of its courses are partly in German how much level of German proficiency is required secondly how good is the quality of Rostock I teach specialization and does it have many international students to join the program okay seabird I want to push clear those those student like here IT and power electrical IT an electrical power is totally English based course so so no need to any subject compulsory in German learn learn in German here one of the course in German totally in German is a computer engineering but the IT course is totally related to electrical but we have to complete 12 credit there’s a German language credit you know we have to complete a two levels like is whatever you want you learn a 1.2 or a 2.1 just complete two levers well credit for during your master and for IT course it’s not related to learn German or you you have to learn subject in German that’s really nice to know now let’s go to the second question and he’s asking how good is the quality of IT Rostock specialization see as I told you if you really you want to go through research area then your scope is good when I was applied then I just focus on my past experience okay but if you are willing to do PhD or if you are willing to do in R&D department in good MNC then you have to come here because this course is totally paramount research area and Raj stop IT quality is totally very nice you know so many good subjects like audio signalized image processing and better system apart from research and job areas so the course quality is very good ok that’s really nice to know and also he’s asking are there a lot of international students and I mean I think of course there are a lot of international students right in the IT program yeah yeah here so many generous to us I’m on Khan is asking can you please shine some light on renewable sources management scope in Germany if you’re basically similar cycle and if you want to go in MPs and like you know it’s a killer combo you’re technically and management that is the one of the killer combo for any industry but it’s depend on area of interest like you have to go like management operations side and marketing side and sell-side but if you are going through sales and marketing then you get a good opportunity because renewable energy is like totally related to solar envy and so many good companies here for solar energy turbine and then you can get to the fortunate in marketing in cells area so management is what you can learn the different thing you know Africa technical you move such a different area like you can get a good opportunity after computation of MBA so honestly and we after beepers MBAs whenever you’re taking these meam courses like engineering management courses or MBA courses they can pay you really well but like the bottom line is you need to know you need to know good German otherwise it would be very difficult like if you’re in the management field and if you don’t know German then it’s just not going to work out yeah exactly otherwise you have to work on your language yeah that for sure I remember a comment where the student was asking that I did my bachelor’s in electrical and now I want to move towards automotive so you think that’s possible yeah it’s possible because here you know so many students come from like EC literally electronic and communication and they move in electrical in chair money here you know your beta release doesn’t matter you know like if you want to willing to do in different area then it’s up to you if you have a good imagination then you can do it and apart from this question I can say of course you can move Auto Mobile’s because automobile is you know one of the largest sector in Germany so many giant company like BMW OD Mercedes and if you do very well in your master in particular auto mobile then you can easily go out like you can easily get internship and theses and so on so it’s good if you you are interested then it’s very good that – plus I would also like to say I think most of the times automotive field is asking is letting students from different field to come and lie for the masters there because I think in iwth Aachen even they are also letting students who did electrical engineering to just come and study automotive so this is a general requirement that you will have to see at the university’s website like it will be difficult for us to like talk about all the universities which are offering automotive and if electrical students can apply for that – but as a rule of thumb I would really say I think it is possible and you just have to go to the university’s website and just look what the requirements are yeah and it’s up to is profile you know if you make a strong profile and strong what you sell and if you will need to do like that then he can allow you that was really nice to talk to you JD just tell me something that you want the viewers to know something that would have made your life easier something that you think you would have you should have known when you were already in India and when you were thinking about coming to Germany when I was in India then I think when I talk with so many seniors from rostov then he told me the education system is very hard and you have to work hard and German language is much too important thing if you want to come here see when I was come here and you know I just studied 13 I mean third semester I never like feel that it’s hard if you work properly you know you work smart work then you can easily crack all the examination even you learn a lot if you work full efficiency you know and I would like to say that please guys do not hesitate regarding German language because everybody when the germany name is come then everybody think about language language is one of the biggest obstacle if you want to do it master but see guys you don’t want to worry about the german language every university provide you free of course to language courses during your master okay and if your course is your module is in english then you don’t worry about german language so many international companies is real like transferred beauty each hand over so many electrical industries like yo on and so many european giant industry even this in suppliers is also here for this kind of industries so for international students so many door open for meetin see theses and jobs so don’t worry about german language but you have to learn up one or two if you survive in germany third thing really important for the students to know because i’ve also seeing a lot of negative links going around in the whatsapp group so yeah if we have these what’s a pro for electrical students for CSC for iit and all these there was a core of posts where the guy was like I think he had a really bad experience about and he was just writing how non-eu students will never get a job they will always prefer the EU ones and even if you get the best grades there they’re not going to take it but that is not true at all think logically about this in general if I’m an employer and I want to just give out 5000 euros to somebody and to to do some kind of work for me I want to get the best value out of my 5,000 euros right so for somebody who has good grades who has also studied in India he also has experience in the Indian industry and now he also did some internship in Germany so he also has some experience about the German industry he also speaks German like why wouldn’t I take him like it doesn’t make sense yeah so it’s all about how you build your profile the post was stating that the exams are so hard you know you cannot pass it and stuff like that it is it is not true at all you know JD said it very nicely that if you work properly for the exams they are not a big deal at all and if you continue the same attitude like with which we used to give exams in India I mean I’m guilty of it too I will do that all the time then it becomes really difficult so you also have to start learning from the day one not from the day when Italy from the second or third week when the semester starts so that you don’t have so much stress in there yeah and you know in Germany the education system is totally little practical or research-based you don’t learn so many books and just they my definition on formula is not like that you have to do analytically you know Germany is just for those people who are see every object have a different view you know that’s it you have you have to create your mind like totally research-based you don’t have to worry about education and German like we just do work hard and properly you can easily do it here in doors talk so many job opportunity for part times to like students if you have a good like Thailand then you can easily get a job binder professor as a student job some professor give you like job you have to translate something from Germany to English like some prophets are working on bioenergy then they give you job like related to bio stop some is like automation so if you are interested doing research kind of job then you can drop in like under professor then other thing here honestly I said he has so many like Resort and hotels and that kind of if you want to really improve your german then you have to go in german advisement you know that is the best way to learn german if you if we never be german people if we never trying to explain ourselves then we didn’t get a good knowledge so so many job opportunity for international students who are willing to do part-time jobs so it was to say we can easily manage our living expense thank you so much for your time like it’s it’s a Monday evening it’s around 10:00 right now 46 yeah but thank you so much man that you took all the time it would I’m just trying to put students from all different fields who ever have some story to tell whoever have some experiences to share so that we have this kind of whole database that we didn’t have you know that you didn’t have that I didn’t have when I was coming here yeah exactly when I was never imagine what I do and I have no contacts you know and really bird you are doing such a great and helpful job and killing us such a helpful information for those two that were willing to do moister yeah yeah appreciate your work thank you so much Andy that’s really nice words well thank you so much for your time I see you around stay in touch any


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