Electronical Engineering and Computer Science

Hochschule Niederrhein. Your way.

Welcome to our Faculty

We have been teaching our students in Krefeld for more than fifty years now, initially beginning with "Graduierten Ingenieuren" (Graduate Engineers), moving on to "Diplomingenieuren" (Diplom Engineers) and the renowned Dipl.Ing. degree, and continuing today with Bachelor's and Master's of Engineering programmes. In the 1990s, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering added a degree programme in Computer Science, from which Bachelor's of Science and Masters of Science are graduating today.

With our long tradition in mind, we continuously improve our courses, thereby taking both technical as well as social developments into consideration. As in the early years, we are continuing to foster our contacts and relations with the people and companies living or based in our region. We give our students the qualficiations and skills needed to become much sought-after professionals, not only in our specific area, but also all round the world, and so enable them to address interesting and sustainable topics in the future.

Please feel free to come and visit our website.

International Coordinator

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Tipp
Mathematics and Computer Science

Master Programmes

Electrical Engineering (M.Eng.) - tba


The whole of the Lower Rhine is fully committed to playing an active role in the region by driving research and development forward and engaging in knowledge transfer together with the Hochschule Niederrhein.

The potential scope and range of applied scientific services offered at the HN is truly unique.

The successes achieved in research and innovation, in the many high-profile projects and networks and in the Euregio itself, as well as the growing number of pioneering affiliated and in-house business start-ups confirm the quality of this approach every day, as does the ever-increasing volume of contract research and examples of successful cooperation.

The following provides an initial impression of our institutes and Competence Centres as well as the services they offer.


Prof. Dr. Dr. Alexander Prange
Vice-President, Research and Transfer
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Elmar Ahle
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Dieter Beims
Computer Science
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Brandt
Digital systems and embedded programming
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Büddefeld
Microelectronics and Microsystems
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Büddefeld
Managing Director of the iNano Institute
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Dalitz
Mathematics and Computer Science
Prof. Dr. Peter Davids
Practical Computer Science
Prof. Dr. Christoph Degen
Communication Technology and Principles of Electrical Engineering
Prof. Dr. Steffen Goebbels
Mathematics and Computer Science
Prof. Dr. Jost Göttert
Environmental and Biosensing Technology HIT Director
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Habedank
Digital Design and Microprocessor Systems
Prof. Dr. sc. techn. Ferdi Hermanns
Automation Engineering and Sensor Technology
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Günter Hirsch
Digital Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Meuser
Distributed Systems and Data Networks
Electrical engineering, electronics
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Edwin Naroska
Computer Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Nitsche
Practical Informatics
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Regina Pohle-Fröhlich
Computer Science, Computer Graphics and Image Processing
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Quade
Technical Data Processing – Process Automation
Business Informatics and Data Science
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jochen Rethmann
Practical Informatics
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Jörg Rüdinger
Electrical Power Engineering – Power Electronics and Drives; Principles of Electrical Engineering
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Georg Schulte
Principles of Electrical Engineering, Optical Communications
Prof. Dr. Gudrun Stockmanns
Practical Informatics
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Tipp
Mathematics and Computer Science
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Peer Ueberholz
Computer Science, Parallel Computing
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Waldhorst
Electrical Engineering
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Weidenhaupt
Computer Science