Bachelor Information and Communications Engineering

Branch of Study Engineering

Contents of degree programme

We refer to “Information and Communications Engineering” when information such as measurement data, images, videos, or voice signals is produced, processed, transported and processed using technical means. Information technology systems can be found in communications technology (e.g. mobile phone), in medical technology (e.g. diagnostic equipment), in automotive engineering, in consumer electronics, or in industrial settings (e.g. robotics). The branch of study Engineering within the Bachelor’s degree programme Information and Communications Engineering provides students with the Natural Sciences and Engineering knowledge required for innovations in information technology. Particular emphasis is placed on in-depth study and the opportunity to specialise in specific areas of Engineering. During the course of their studies, students complete practical laboratory experiments to reinforce their technical expertise in selected topics.


  • Modern, fresh curriculum, newly conceived in its entirety
  • Fascinating combination of electrical engineering and informatics
  • Excellent supervision conditions
  • Diverse opportunities for study periods abroad and industrial placements
  • International ambience
  • Opportunities for students to collaborate on projects, in order to sample a taste of hands-on research
  • All departments are located in the Lakeside Science & Technology Park
  • Expansion of the personal horizon through language or management courses
  • Opportunities for grants or project work for high-performing students
  • Cooperation arrangements with top universities and research institutions
  • The branch of study is explicitly listed in the Bachelor degree certificate

Fact Box

Duration: 6 Semester
ECTS: 180
Level of qualification: Bachelor’s degree programme
Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Prerequisites: General university entrance qualification
Entrance examination: No
Language of instruction: German, some courses are taught in English

Contact details

Study objectives

The branch of study Engineering of the Bachelor’s degree programme Information and Communications Engineering serves to provide an academic education and qualification for professional activities relating to the design and operation of modern information and communications technologies, which require the implementation of scientific insights and methods.

Students are equipped with a sound fundamental knowledge in the following areas:

  • electronics
  • circuitry
  • signals and systems
  • measurement and control systems engineering
  • computer and network technology
  • informatics and software development

Due to the compulsory skills expansion module in the non-technical sphere, students also gain language and social qualifications.

Admission to the degree programme

The admission to the degree programme must take place before the end of the general admission period (winter semester: 9 July to 5 September | summer semester: 8 January to 5 February). A late admission within the extension period can only be granted in exceptional circumstances.


Programme structure

Introductory phase (STEOP)

The introductory orientation phase (STEOP) of the Bachelor’s degree programme Information and Communications Engineering comprises 10.5 ECTS and consists of the courses “Einführung in das Studium Informationstechnik und Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen”, “Einführung in die Informatik I” and “Entwurf digitaler Schaltungen”.


Practical training

The course of studies does not include a compulsory internship. However, students can write their Bachelor thesis within the scope of a self-organised internship.

1Analysis IaVOWinter4
2Analysis IbVOWinter3,5
3Analysis IUEWinter3
4Electrotechnical and Physical Fundamentals of Information TechnologyVO+KSWinter6
5Introduction to computer science 1 (StEOP)VO+UEWinter4
6Introduction to computer science 2VO+UEWinter2
7Design of digital Systems (StEOP) VO+KSWinter6
8Introduction to the Information technology degree courseVCWinter0,5
9Introduction to Engineering: writing and presentingKSWinter2
1Analysis IIVOSummer8
2Linear algebra for computer science and information technologyVO+KSSummer6
3Electrotechnical and Physical Fundamentals of Information TechnologyVO+KSSummer6
5Introduction to Structured and Object-Oriented Programming I & IISummer6
1Stochastics IVUWinter4,5
2Electronic CircuitsVO+KSWinter6
3System TheoryVO+KSWinter6
4Computer ArchitecturesVO+PRWinter6
1Numerical methodsVUSummer6
3Operating SystemsVO+KSSummer6
4Control EngineeringVO+KSSummer6
5Digital Signal ProcessingVO+KSSummer6
1Seminar over an engineering topicSESummer3
2Project praktikumPRSummer3
3Bachelor thesisPRSummer4
4Image processingSummer3
5Fundamentals of simulation techniquesKUSummer3

Periods of study abroad

The degree programme does not include a compulsory period of study abroad. However, students are encouraged to spend a period of study abroad from the 4th semester onward.

Erasmus+ and Joint-Study programs and the good relations of your professors allow students to study at numerous partner universities in Europe and across the globe.

Careers and occupational profiles

Graduates are qualified to work in research, development, and the design of technological systems in the fields of information and communications technology, including

  • automotive and aviation industries
  • electronics industry
  • software industry
  • medical technology
  • engineering firms
  • consulting businesses

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Continuing your studies

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor’s degree programme Information and Communications Engineering, students can continue their studies in the Master’s degree programme Information and Communications EngineeringAutonomous Systems and Robotics, Networks and Communications or Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen.

Specialist courses

Within the scope of the free electives and in accordance with the respective curriculum, students can receive credits for individual courses or for entire modules from other subject areas.

Extension curricula

Extension curricula (EC) reflect a special type of restricted electives, and facilitate the acquisition of in-depth specialized knowledge.