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Electrical Engineering Internships

Apply for one of these internships through the Internship Program (IP)(Deadline February 15/October 1) or the campus internship track of the Study and Internship Program (SIP)(Deadline February 15).

 

 

 

 

Internship in Aerospace Communications Engineering at
 Bremen City University of Applied Sciences

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Supervisors

Prof. Dr. Sören Peik

Projects

 

Slim Design of small Satellite Communication Links

Upcoming small satellite systems call for cost efficient and light weight communication sub-systems. Utilizing commercially available radio frequency integrated circuits (RFIC) as used in mobile phones can satisfy these requirements.

The objective of this project is to select suitable RFICs and design a small communication system. The design shall follow guide lines for rapid prototyping.

Tasks

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  • Design of a transmitter sub-system
  • Simulation and optimization using AWR Microwave Office suite
  • Manufacturing, assembly, and test of the system

Requirements

 

  • Basic knowledge of microwave systems
  • Basic knowledge of communication systems
  • Some lab experience, esp. usage of spectrum analyser, breadboard design, soldering

Language Skills

English (C1)

Duration

3-6 months

Possible Beginning 


Feb.15 application deadline: internships betw. Sep./Oct. & Feb.

Oct.1 application deadline: possible beginning betw. March & Aug.

Earlier beginnings may be possible depending on professor's availability

Credits

Yes, 6 ECTS as a project

Payment

none

 

 

Internship in Solar Energy

at Cologne Univesity of Applied Sciences

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Supervisor

Prof. Dr. Ulf Blieske

Renewable Energies (photovoltaics)
Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Process Engineering and Mechanical Systems

Project

Solar module performance at low radiation and oblique incidence light

 

Cologne University of Applied Sciences has recently started a program which investigates oblique incidence light and low radiation behavior of different solar modules. A number of module parameters are measured as a function of incident angle and radiation in a test installation on the roof top of the Universities library. Out of these data, the annual energy yield of the PV-systems can be calculated with the help of computer simulation tools.

Tasks

 

Electric measurement with an electronic load system, labview, PV-Sol and other type of simulation, optimization of a tracking system

Requirements

Knowledge in electrical engineering, physics and if possible solar energy

Language Skills

If possible German, however, English is acceptable.

Duration

4-6 months

Possible Beginning

Feb. 15 application deadline: internship betw. Sep./Oct. & Feb.

Oct.1 application deadline: internship betw. March and Aug.

Earlier beginnings may be possible depending on professor's availability

Credits

Upon agreement

 

Internship at Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

at Münster University of Applied Sciences

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Supervisor

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Glösekötter / Prof. Dr. Hans Effinger

Project

 

Circuit Design for integrated OFET technologies

 

In this position, you will be working within the analog/ mixed signal design team in Semiconductor and Bus Lab. You will be part of a highly motivated international team shaping novel OFET based circuit architectures.

Tasks

You will be involved in various technical topics and support the circuit design team in terms of simulation, pre-development and verification of novel OFET based integrated circuits.

Requirements

 

 

 

 

  • Graduate students preferred.
  • Additional qualifications include:
  • Strong interest in circuit design, circuit architectures and VLSI circuit design
  • Solid knowledge of deep-submicron semiconductor devices and physics
  • Desire to work within an international team with customer contacts
  • Strong communication skills and flexibility to adapt to new situations
  • Basic understanding of high level description techniques of analog blocks (Verilog-A, AHDL) and experience in schematic-entry and/or simulation tools (Cadence, Schematic Entry, Virtuoso, Spice) would be an added advantage
  • Preferential treatment of candidates with an internship commitment of at least 6 months

Language Skills

 

Good English language skills (German language skills would be an added advantage)

Other

Applicants who are among the final candidates will be contacted by the laboratory for a telephone interview

Duration

3-12 months

Possible Beginning

Feb. 15 application deadline: internship betw. Sep./Oct. & Feb.

Oct.1 application deadline: internship betw. March & Aug.

Earlier beginnings may be possible depending on professor's availability

Credits

Possible in cooperation with an associated company and according to requirements at home institution

Payment

negotiable

 

Internship at the Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and CFD-Simulation

at Münster University of Applied Sciences

muenster

Supervisor

Prof. Dr.-Ing. H.-A. Jantzen

Project

 

Application of CFD-Simulation techniques on technical questions within actual research tasks

 

Actual fields of research are industrial drying systems, waste separation techniques as well as stirring systems for biogas plants. Depending on your existing skills, you have the possibility to do your first steps in CFD by solving concrete technical questions in the above topics or to improve your CFD-knowledge within our CFD-group.

Tasks

  • Geometry creation
  • Creation of computational grids
  • CFD-Calculation
  • Evaluation of the results

Requirements

 

 

 

 

 

You should be interested in physics, mathematics and fluid mechanics and you should be familiar with computer handling. Experiences in Excel, mathcad or comparable software are not necessarily required, but may help in your work.

Language Skills

 

No German skills are required. Anyway, you have the possibility to take a first look into the German language.

Other

Applicants who are among the final candidates will be contacted by the laboratory for a telephone interview

Duration

4-6 months

Possible Beginning

Feb.15 application deadline: internship betw. Sep./Oct. & Feb.

Oct. 1 application deadline: internship betw. March & Aug.

Earlier beginnings may be possible depending on professor's availability

Credits

Credits can be achieved in consultation with the home university.

Payment

 None

 

Internship inDigital Design and Microprocessor Technology at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

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Supervisor

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Weinhardt

Project

Hardware/Software Systems for High-Performance Computing, Image Processing and Robotics

 

Depending on his/her skills and interests, an intern will contribute to one of the following projects:

1. Research Project HiPReP („High-Performance Reconfigurable Processor“)
a) Hardware design, simulation and test of the HiPReP coarse-grain reconfigurable array (CGRA)
b) HiPReP compiler implementation and test
c) HiPReP application development

2. Application and circuit development on field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs)
a) Applications for reconfigurable SOCs consisting of an ARM processor and FPGA hardware.
b) Design of dataflow components for FPGAs (image processing, arithmetic etc.)

3. Implementation of autonomous vehicle control applications on multi-core systems and FPGAs

4. Hardware and software development for robotics applictaions

Tasks

 

Depending on the topic selected above, the intern will design and test hardware using the SystemC, Verilog or VHDL hardware description languages, program in C or assembler, or program in C++ within the LLVM compiler framework.

Requirements

Basic knowledge in programming, digital hardware design and computer architecture are required. Therefore, this internship is suitable for electrical engineering, computer science or computer engineering students (preferably at the Graduate level or advanced Bachelor level).
Knowledge and experience in parallel processors, compiler construction or digital systems design are beneficial, but not required.

Language Skills

English: fluent
German: basic knowledge useful, but not required

Duration

3 – 12 months

Possible Beginning

Feb. 15 application deadline: Possible beginning Sep./Oct./Nov. 2017
Oct.  01 application deadline: Possible beginning Mar./Apr./May 2018

Credits

To be determined

Payment

None

 

Internship in Metrology, Measurement and Instrumentation

at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

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Supervisor

Prof. Dr. Jörg Hoffmann

Project

Water treatment measurement

 

Determination of the status of washing liquid in industrial washing machines. Determination of particles, Oil, cleaning liquid. Measured data processing with neural networks.

Tasks

 

Hardware: Development of sensors including electronics.

Software: micro-controller programming, LabView programming. Application and adaptation of Neural networks. Realisation of communication between microcontroller and PC.

Requirements

LabView-programming, micro controller programming and/or electronic circuit design, optoelectronics and micro-mechanical tasks

Language Skills

Sufficient German or English

Duration

3 months

Possible Beginning

Feb. 15 application deadline: Possible beginning Sep./Oct./Nov. 2017
Oct.  01 application deadline: Possible beginning Mar./Apr./May 2018

Credits

15 ECTS for 3 months; 1 month = 5 ECTS
According to agreement

Payment

None

 

Internship in Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Electronic Design, E-Mobility, Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

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Supervisor

Prof. Dr. Hans‑Jürgen Pfisterer

Project

Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Electronic Design, E-Mobility, Energy Storage, Energy Efficiency

 

The Power Electronic Lab has superior lab equipment. The main research activities are  power electronics, electrical drives, E-Mobility, energy storage systems and energy efficiency. Direct industrial cooperation project ensure the focus on practical engineering projects. The lab has 20 employees who are mainly doing series development of power electronic. We have modern measurement systems and can test the efficiency of electrical drives system up to 75 kW.

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Tasks

 

  • Research Power Electronics
  • Research Electrical Drive Systems
  • Technology projects for industry
  • Development projects for industry
  • Test Center

We will make an individual agreement with the student in which the student can select the research and work area. We will provide a project description to the student to ensure a focused work on the research task. We provide an experienced engineer who is taking care of the every day questions of the student. We expect a highly motivated student.

Requirements

Basics of power electronics and electrical drive systems

Language Skills

English

Duration

minimum of 5 months

Possible Beginning

Feb. 15 application  deadline: Possible beginning Sept./Oct./Nov. 2017
Oct.  01 application  deadline: Possible beginning Mar./Apr./May 2018

Credits

15 ECTS for 3 months; 1 month = 5 ECTS
According to agreement

Payment

To be determined

 

Internship in Sensor Systems/Imaging – Electronics - Agricultural Field Robots at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

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Supervisor

Prof. Dr. Arno Ruckelshausen

Project

Technological Focus: Sensor Systems/Imaging – Electronics - Agricultural Field Robots

Laboratory Infrastructure:

1-Laboratory for Micro- and Optoelectronics

2- Research Center Intelligent Sensor Systems (ISYS)

3-Competence Center of Applied Agricultural Engineering (COALA)

Development, characterization and application of sensor, imaging and mechatronic systems (such as field robots) in agriculture and horticulture.

Remark: However, other fields of applications for electronics, sensors and mechatronic systems are possible (such as automotive or production)

Website: Hochschule Osnabrück: Labor für Mikro- und Optoelektronik ; COALA

Tasks

 

There is a large number of projects in the technological profiles given above. The focus - depending on the student’s abilities and interests is flexible: Sensor development, image processing, application of imaging systems and sensors, test measurements, algorithms, outdoor field tests, data base, robot navigation and path planning. The publications of the group demonstrate the range of projects, where the lab work can be integrated:

http://www.ecs.hs-osnabrueck.de/mikro_opto-veroeffentlichungen.html

Moreover, there are also getting-started options, particular working with laboratory experiments for the modules “Sensor systems”, “Imaging based sensors”, “Imaging quality assurance” or “Optoelectronics”.

Requirements

Basis knowledge in mathematics, physics, electronics and programming. Interest in one of the technologies or application areas (sensors, imaging/machine vision, electronics, autonomous field robots, agriculture, horticulture). In most cases a background in electrical engineering, computer science or mechatronics nicely fits to the project, however, also students from agriculture or life sciences with a focus on technology are welcome.

Language Skills

English

German: Not necessary, but beneficial.

Other

The work is typically embedded in a research project in cooperation with companies. The student is a member of a team, in most cases with interdisciplinary members.

Duration

3 - 6 months

Possible Beginning

Feb. 15 application deadline: Possible beginning Sept./Oct./Nov. 2017
Oct.  01 application deadline: Possible beginning Mar./Apr./May 2018

Credits

15 ECTS for 3 months; 1 month = 5 ECTS
According to agreement

Payment

To be determined

 

Internship at Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

at Münster University of Applied Sciences

 

Supervisor

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Glösekötter / Prof. Dr. Hans Effinger

Project

 

Embedded Systems and MEMS

 

In this position, you will be working within the analog/ mixed signal design team in Semiconductor and Bus Lab, one of the largest research and development labs in the Department of Electrical Engineering and CS. You will be part of a highly motivated international team working on the definition and specification of the next generation embedded systems and MEMS.

Tasks

You will be involved in various technical topics and support the circuit design team e.g. research, define and analyze power delivery networks, supply domains and voltage regulator and power gating concepts.

Requirements

Graduate students preferred.

Additional qualifications include:

Strong interest in microprocessor architectures and VLSI circuit design

Solid knowledge of deep-submicron semiconductor devices and physics

Basic knowledge about UNIX/Linux environments and how to use programming languages like Perl, Tcl or C

Desire to work within an international team with experienced engineers

Strong communication skills and flexibility to adapt to new situations

Basic understanding of high level description techniques of analog blocks (Verilog-A, AHDL) and experience in schematic-entry and/or simulation tools (Cadence, Schematic Entry, Virtuoso, Spice) would be an added advantage

Excellent academic record

You should be available to commit to an internship of a minimum duration of 6 months

Experience in programming with QT is a plus.

Language Skills

 

Good English language skills (German language skills would be an added advantage)

Other

Applicants who are among the final candidates will be contacted by the laboratory for a telephone interview

Duration

At least 6 months

Possible Beginning

Flexible

Credits

Possible in cooperation with an associated company and according to requirements at home institution (

Payment

Not in most cases

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