Department of Electrical Engineering

Engineers of today shape our future!

Dear visitor, the future begins here!

In our electrical engineering department, engineers are educated with a solid electrotechnical training. Our aspiration is to give our students the best basic training in electrical and mechanical areas as possible. This applies especially to the workshops in which students learn for example how to weld and how to process and to work with plastics.

We have to find ways to meet the increasing demand of electrical energy and to make current devices more efficient.

The high demand for electrical drive technology is ensuring the future for graduates of our school.

Company partnerships with Kelag, Infineon and Philips are particularly important to us. They help to keep our training equipment at the HTL 1 up to the high industry requirements.


Department of Electrical Engineering (five-year programme)

  • Important for us are:
    • e-mobility
    • e-storage
    • e-industry
  • graduation with a matriculation and diploma examination (Matura) after five years of training
  • title of “Engineer” after 3 years of practical work


Timetable - Electrical Engineering

Internship: minimum 8 weeks before starting the fifth year of the programme.

Year of implementation: 2018

Lessons per semester:

Lessons per semester


Department of Electrical Engineering, High-achieving Class (five-year programme)

  • smaller learning groups
  • additional language: Italian, French or Slovenian
  • three-month internship after the third year
  • optional educational focus in the final year
  • graduation with a matriculation and diploma examination (Matura) after five years of training
  • Title of “Engineer” after 3 years of practical work

Timetable - High-achieving class

Mandatory internship: three months after the third year




The day after …

Graduates of HTL1 have good career opportunities in this field. There are approximately 300 job postings at and our "job portal".

With an in depth-study of e-mobility, connected storage systems, electrical installation technology, information technology, alarm and security technology, automation and automotive engineering, and energy technology, the students of the department of electrical engineering can immediately start working or go on to study at a university or a university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule).

Common professional fields include:

  • planning – development
  • software engineering
  • project leadership
  • production
  • distribution
  • service, support
  • commissioning


The education at HTL1 also offers training in entrepreneurship, which enables graduates to establish and lead a company. The apprenticeship diploma as Elektrotechniker/in is in included in the HTL electrical training.


Possible employers

  • nearby: ABB, Elin, Flex, Infineon, Philips, Kelag, Mahle, Kapsch, Regro, Schäcke, Siemens, Schrack
  • in the South of Germany: Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Infineon, Porsche, MAN, Siemens
  • in South Tyrol: Microtec (Springer Concern)


Students can graduate from university with the title Diplomingenieur after just two years of studying electrical engineering at the HTL1:

Those who choose to further their education after the HTL1 have a great opportunity. A cooperation between HTL1 and Westsächsischen Hochschule Zwickau (WZH) enables our graduates to study at WZH and be awarded the title of Diplomingenieur (without the addition “FH”) after two years of study. Students have already taken advantage of this opportunity since it became available one year ago.

One of these two years is a year of paid internship. The tailored HTL-based electrical engineering curriculum makes it possible to graduate from university after only two years.

Since 2016, it has been possible for students to do a dissertation after completing university providing their grade point average is under 2,5.




AV Peter Enzinger

Prof. Mag. Dr, Peter Enzinger
, Head of Department
M: +43 699 131 605 18
F: +43 463 31 605 23
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Department of Electrical Engineering


"The basic requirement of any progress is the conviction
that the necessary is possible."
(Norman Cousins)

E-mobility – we move people

Electric vehicles are the future!

2025: In Europe there may be one or two companies that produce a diesel car. The big companies, such as VW, will have said good-bye to this technology before 2020 …

Yes, we will miss the sound! But no – emotions won’t come short! Today Telsa accelerates faster than very expensive supersport cars. Since 2016, the ETH Zürich holds the world record for acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h with a small electric car, built by students and driven by a young woman.

With an educational focus on e-mobility we take a closer look on the following aspects: chassis, security systems, autonomous driving, engine and drive control, traffic data in the vehicle, and charging of vehicles as well as energy storage systems.

These future-oriented aspects will be practiced in our special equipped labs and workshops.


E-mobility – we move people


E-mobility – we move people


E-storage systems – store and retrieve energy as needed

We deal with different energy storage systems from lead-acid batteries to lithium-ion and lithium polymer-batteries. The new storage technologies also need new control systems to charge and discharge energy.

These new storage systems are used in vehicles as well as in boats and houses. Our photovoltaic system has a maximum power output of 60 kWp and is already supplying electric energy for our school which we can collect in a new kind of energy storage system. At the moment we are using a PV system from BYD, Panasonic and Victron with 15 kWp for training purposes.

Of course, energy can be generated by hydropower and wind turbines.

Currently, we are working on time- and energy-optimised charging processes because we think that “distributed storage system” is a solution for energy supply in the future.


E-storage systems – store and retrieve energy as needed


E-storage systems – store and retrieve energy as needed



E-Industry – Making life comfortable

Living in 2025: Fridges tailored for the user orders missing or spoilt groceries automatically. Dishwashers and washing machines, run automatically when energy is cheap or a surplus of energy is available.

Energy, generated by solar panels on the roof not used immediately, will be collected in elegant storage systems. Those systems are maintenance-free and can be mounted on the wall in the basement or garage. Energy will be used at night for refuelling e-vehicles or sold to an energy provider. Of course, irregularities in our daily routine such as an unannounced visitor, will be reported on our mobile devices.

Those processes are regulated by microcontrollers, which students will learn about in automation engineering and subject-specific information technology training.


E-industry – mobility

Automated battery exchange, which might be found in transport robots for instance, is just one application of the e-industry to the field of mobility.

In order to be able to control these automated processes thorough skills in programming are essential which are gained and practiced throughout the five years of training at the HTL1.

In the field of network engineering, students occupy themselves with individual components communicating with each other and with superior units.


E-industry – developments and innovations

All electrical engineers trained at our school write a diploma thesis in their final year, in which students elaborate mostly on tasks of companies.

New technical tasks have often been completed in continuous team work.

For instance, this year a new transportable test station for charging electronic vehicles will be developed and built.


HTL1 Klagenfurt


Department of Electrical Engineering