You want to develop smartphones, assistance systems or robots as a sought-after specialist?

Program software for cutting-edge applications in Industry 4.0?

Do you want to study a practical engineering subject that opens up a wide range of development opportunities for you?

Then study engineering informatics at TU Ilmenau!

Short profile

Bachelor of Science
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Restrictions on admission
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Standard period of study
6 Semester
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Start of studies
1. Oktober
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Basic internship
6 Wochen
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Brief description

Digitization is the topic of our time: In the Internet of Things, everyday objects communicate with each other, in Industry 4.0, goods are produced in automated processes, and cars are able to drive autonomously. Modern applications like these are realized through the combination of specialized software and hardware developed by engineering computer scientists for new, innovative products. The core task of engineering computer scientists is to ensure the optimal interaction of hardware and software.

During your studies of engineering informatics you will learn the basics of electrical engineering, electronics and computer science. You design, implement, test and improve complex systems. This also includes the design of application-specific hardware and software. With the help of computer-simulated models, you reproduce the functionality of real applications such as cell phones, medical devices, robots or motor vehicles. Abstract and analytical thinking are therefore among the basic requirements of the course.

In laboratory practicals, you will consolidate your knowledge from your lectures and seminars in practice, program algorithms, carry out experiments, build circuits independently and develop software solutions for a wide range of applications. From the 5th semester onwards, you can specialize in the elective area of your bachelor's degree and prepare yourself for the focus areas of your master's degree, such as communication networks, robotics, embedded systems or biomedical engineering.

As a graduate of this program, you will be in demand both in industry and in research.

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Computer Engineering is the best compromise between computer science and electrical engineering, because here you combine software and hardware development.

Katharina Röth


Why Ilmenau?

During your studies in engineering informatics, you will not only learn the basics of engineering and computer science. Laboratory practicals are part of many subjects such as electrical engineering, physics or machine learning and help you to apply your theoretical knowledge. In a mandatory software project, you will practice implementing larger development tasks in a team, from requirements determination to implementation, together with computer scientists and business informatics specialists.

As a student, you will be involved in future-oriented cutting-edge research projects at an early stage. You will learn how innovative products are developed and establish contacts with industry while still a student. In the UNIKAT student workshop, you can practice your handicraft skills and program and assemble your own small products. As an engineering student, "practicING" gives you the opportunity to expand your studies with additional practical courses and implement projects in a team.

Mona and Dominik study Computer Engineering at the TU Ilmenau

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Content of study

Fundamentals (e.g. mathematics, chemistry, physics, electrical engineering, ...)

25 %

Basic principles of engineering (e.g. engineering mechanics, circuit technology, measurement technology, control engineering and system technology, ...)

8 %

Computer Science (e.g. algorithms and programming, computer Organization, Computer architectures, telematics, database systems, operating systems neuroinformatics,  ...)

22 %

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (e.g. information technology, fundamentals of electrical measurement, signals and systems...)

11 %

Specialisations, choice from: Integrated hardware and software systems | telecommunication technology | cognitive technical systems | medical technology | information and communication systems in multimedia | technical cybernetics - automation

14 %

Soft Skills, foreign language, economics, General Studies

3 %

Main seminar, software project, bachelor thesis

17 %
Detailed subject overview: Computer Science and Systems Engineering (Module List)

Practice during studies

The basic internship is a course of study with a total duration of six weeks. If possible, it should be completed before the course of study, but can be completed by the start of the bachelor thesis.

Fields of work

  • Industrial controlling engineering
  • Astronautics and space technology
  • Mobile and Cognitive Robotics
  • Navigation Technology
  • Measurement technology
  • Embedded computer applications
  • Complex systems in technology and environment


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