Students of Computer Engineering can already gain practical experience during their studies.

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)Computer Engineering

Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence - you’ve heard of them, but you want to know what they involve? We show you how hardware and software are connected. Because they can only unfold their potential in harmony. Together we will explore how it goes from an electrical impulse to an action. You will take this knowledge and develop the systems of tomorrow.

  • Top flightCHE-Ranking 2024

  • Campus Hilltop

  • Period in semester7 Semester

  • Languages of instructionGerman/English

  • Application PeriodsWinter semester: 30 April to 15 July
    Summer semester: 31 October to 15 January

  • Continuing Master ProgramsApplied Computer Science

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Career Perspectives


All modern systems record, process and pass on information. For this purpose, the teachings of Computer Engineering are used again and again. It develops the basis for the solutions of the future. With a degree in Computer Engineering, you can thus gain a foothold in any technical field. Highly specialised experts are in great demand worldwide. Your areas of focus will shape your possible career paths.

Your career prospects

If machines or programmes run almost by themselves, they are autonomous systems. If software and hardware act (partially) autonomously together, they are a cyber-physical system.

For example, you might work as:

  • Embedded hardware and software developer
  • Software developer for control units of autonomous systems
  • Developer for camera systems
  • FPGA developer
  • Product manager for Artificial Intelligence
  • Engineer for model-based development
A group of information scientists discuss the programming of a robot arm.



After registering on the national application portal, you can apply via the Campusmanagement-System HEonline at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences.

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Students learning together in the library
  1. Check the requirements
    Do you have a university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur/Fachhochschulreife), a school leaving qualification from a country other than Germany or a vocational qualification? If you do, you have already fulfilled the first requirement for a successful application.

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For whom is the study programme suitable?

Are you interested in technology and like to try things out yourself? Do you like to build machines? Do you want to find out how to solve hardware-related problems with software? Would you also like to write your own software? Can you think outside the box and discover new paths? If you enjoy finding solutions to technical problems, then Computer Engineering is right for you.

Students of Computer Engineering tinker with some hardware.

Solid basis

“Computer Engineering is the link between hardware and software. I think that’s even more important today than it was then, because everything has a micro controller in it somewhere. In the coffee machine, for example, there is a micro controller with a small display that has to be programmed. On the other hand, electronics are also in there, so you need the basics that are taught in the degree.”

Holger Frölich, Alumni Computer Engineering
Holger Frölich studied Computer Engineering at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences from 1987 to 1991

Highly in demand

I am technically inclined and have a great interest in technology and computer science. So I chose this degree programme also because it has a good connection to hardware, as it is an engineering degree programme. I can work in many companies here in Esslingen and the surrounding area because it is a very sought-after degree programme. You have good access to industry, to many engineering and computer science professions.

Yusuf Simsek, Student Computer Engineering
Student Yusuf Simsek on his degree in Computer Engineering.

What distinguishes usGood reasons for studying at Esslingen University

Mediation of the latest technologies

In our modern laboratories, you can implement your ideas for new technologies and test the theory in practice.

Individual focuses

Choose your advanced course. Choose between autonomous systems or cyber-physical systems.

Globally networked

Gain experience with semesters abroad or internships as well as with final theses at international companies.

Study at your speed

With the study model at your individual speed you can choose a study period to fit around your life.

Close to students

Small groups in lectures, seminars and laboratories are important to us. Our teaching staff is always available to talk to.

Student life

The hacking club, hackathons, university music, sports and cafés provide some extracurricular variety.


Interested? Apply now! for the wintersemester 2024/2025