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
October 1
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Basic internship
6 weeks
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Credit points
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Teaching language
May 16 - October 15 | January 16 - July 15 (International Students)


The degree course in Computer Science and Systems Engineering is an engineering course of study with a systems engineering orientation, which teaches both the means and methods of computer science and electrical engineering.

The solution of engineering tasks increasingly requires profound knowledge of computer science. Modern products such as motor vehicles, mobile phones or medical devices are based on the complex interaction of highly integrated hardware and specialized software. The functional diversity of today's products is partly achieved by integrated software. The use of software also plays a major role in the development of traffic control systems or drinking water supply networks. Complex processes are analysed and modelled with an engineer's eye, simulated with the computer and finally designed optimally. The early integration of software competence into the development process of new products and systems is a decisive criterion for success nowadays.

Computer Science and Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary course of studies. A successful study leads to the professional qualification "Bachelor of Science". It qualifies for the Master's degree course that builds on this.

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

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

Katharina Röth


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

Mona and Dominik study engineering informatics at the TU Ilmenau

Further information


Student advisory service

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Armin Zimmermann

+49 3677 69-4420

Study organisation

Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Silke Eberhardt-Schmidt

+49 3677 69-2805

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