Faculty's History

  Villa Monheim Old faculty building 'Villa Monheim'  
Year Event
1882 Electrical Engineering started by A. Wüllner and O. Grotian as an engineering discipline at RWTH Aachen University
1920 Development of Electrical Engineering into an independent engineering science under W. Rogowski; about 100 students
1946 Electrical Engineering is integrated as an independent department into the "Faculty of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering"
1953 The discipline of Electrical Engineering has reached the 1000 students mark
1961 Electrical Engineering becomes an independent faculty
1964 Extension of the research activities into the field of semiconductors
1965 Extension of the research activities into data processing and computer engineering
1972 Additional chairs start activities on semiconductor electronics
1989 4500 Students in the faculty. In the following 90s there is a strong decline of students in all scientific and engineering disciplines
1998/1999 Start of the international Master's degree program "Electrical Power Engineering"
1999 Start of the German Master's degree program "Computer Engineering"
1999/2000 Renaming of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering to Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
2001/2002 Introduction of the German diploma program "Computer Engineering" in addition to Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and introduction of the international Master's degree program "Communications Engineering"
2003/2004 Introduction of the German diploma program "Business Administration and Engineering: Electrical Energy Engineering". Further increase of student numbers: WS 2003 about 2700 students in the faculty
2007 Start of the German Bachelor's degree programs "Electrical Engingeering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering" and "Business Administration and Engineering: Electrical Energy Engineering"
Feb. 2007 The research project "UMIC" of the faculty is approved in the first round of the excellence initiative of the federal and state governments as unique cluster in communications engineering and information technology
Okt. 2009 The faculty has more than 3000 students
Okt. 2010
  • Start of the Master's degree programs "Electrical Engingeering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering" and "Business Administration and Engineering: Electrical Energy Engineering"
  • Admission restriction for the Bachelor's degree program "Business Administration and Engineering: Electrical Energy Engineering"