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Computer Engineering (B.Eng.)

General Information

Computer Engineering (B.Eng.)

The study of computer engineering prepares you to help shape the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 through intelligent IT systems. The intelligent processing of information plays a major role in this. That's why you'll be best prepared for your career in the specializations "Autonomous Systems" or "Cyber-physical Systems".

 

Computer engineering can be found in all areas of today's life!

In automobiles, in consumer products, in manufacturing plants, in computer networks, in space stations, in short: Information is collected, processed and passed on everywhere. The field of technical informatics provides the necessary technologies and develops solutions for the future. The IT sector has the highest growth rates and the career prospects are excellent in the long term.

In the Computer Engineering program, experienced professors from research and practice teach everything necessary for a successful career start. We attach great importance to a sound education in mathematics, software engineering and computer science. This broad education is the basis for further specialization in the field of autonomous systems or cyber-physical systems.
The high practical relevance of the study program deepens the acquired knowledge. In well-equipped laboratories, project work is carried out in small groups. An integrated practical semester prepares you for a smooth entry into your profession. There, your previously learned skills will find practical application.

The bachelor's degree program in Computer Engineering is divided into two study concentrations, Autonomous Systems and Cyber-physical Systems, starting in the 6th semester.

 

SPECIALIZATION IN AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS

Autonomous systems are capable of solving complex tasks. This capability is based on artificial intelligence algorithms and methods. Autonomous systems learn based on data. They can also act in unknown situations largely without human intervention. To make this possible, autonomous systems must solve a variety of tasks reliably and independently. They must record and process information, make and execute decisions, and communicate with other autonomous systems or humans. The particular challenge is to perform all this even in unfamiliar situations and only poorly structured environments. One example of this is autonomous driving. Therefore, the main contents of the study focus Autonomous Systems are:

  • Sensors and actuators
  • Processing of signals
  • Machine vision and learning
  • Safety and Security


SPECIALIZATION IN CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS

Cyber-physical systems consist of mechanical components, software and modern information technology. By networking the individual components via networks such as the Internet, infrastructures can be controlled, regulated and monitored. Cyber-physical systems are based on sensors, actuators, networked software and cloud-based services. Sensors provide measurement data from the physical world. They report these via networks to a service that processes the data. This results in control data, which the software passes on to actuators via the communication network. Cyber-physical systems are characterized by a high level of complexity. They are used, for example, for the realization of intelligent power grids, modern production plants or in medical technology. Therefore, the main contents of the study focus cyber-physical systems are:

  • Sensors and actuators
  • Processing of signals
  • Embedded Systems Design and Communication
  • Distributed Systems
  • IT Security

 

There is the possibility to complete the study of computer engineering optionally in the support program study model of individual learning pace.

If you are still undecided about what you would like to study, then take a look at all of our degree programs at a glance.

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If you would like to learn more, take a look at our program flyers or watch the videos explaining the Computer Engineering degree program.

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Degree program leaflet

Computer Engineering, Specialisation Autonomous Systems (B.Eng.) (German version)

Computer Engineering, Specialisation Cyber physical Systems (B.Eng.) (German version)


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Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures - at a glance

Degree awardedBachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
FacultyComputer Science and Engineering
CampusEsslingen Hilltop Campus
Number of semesters7
Language of instructiongerman/english
Application Periods

For the summer semester: from 2 November 2021 to 15 January 2022

For the winter semester: up to July 15th

Information on admission requirements

Admission limitation, number of places (70 per year).

Specialisation

Autonomous Systems
The methods and skills you learn enable you to design and realise smart, autonomous systems. Autonomous systems can also react to unforeseen situations. Students who successfully complete this specialisation have the skill to take methods from the field of artificial intelligence and use them to derive a code of intelligent conduct for an autonomous system based on the machine perception of a physical environment.

Cyber-Physical Systems
The methods and skills you learn enable you to design and realise embedded systems which can act autonomously, are connected with other system components via communication networks, and can cope with complex tasks. Students who successfully complete this specialisation have the skill to respond to issues involving the networking of embedded systems and the challenges resulting from this, such as IT security. The knowledge you acquire will allow you to apply sound methodology to create complex, networked, real-time systems.

Continuing Master ProgramsApplied Computer Science (M.Sc.)

Application and Admission

Application and Admission

Please submit your application for this degree programme via the Hochschulstart.de portal.

Modules

7. Semester

Bachelor Thesis
15 ECTS

Scientific Deepening
9 ECTS

Module of Electives
6 ECTS

6. Semester

Emphasis

5. Semester

Internship
26 ECTS

Key Skills
4 ECTS

4. Semester

Control Engineering 1
5 ECTS

Sensoren und Aktoren
5 ECTS

Digital Signal Processing
5 ECTS

Computer Architecture
5 ECTS

Algorithms and Data Structures
5 ECTS

Software Architecture
5 ECTS

3. Semester

Digital Technology 2
5 ECTS

Computer Networks
5 ECTS

Software Engineering
5 ECTS

Elektronics
5 ECTS

Physics
5 ECTS

2. Semester

Mathematics 2
5 ECTS

Digital Technology 1
5 ECTS

Electrical Engineering 2
5 ECTS

Operating Systems
5 ECTS

Object-oriented Systems
5 ECTS

Statistics
5 ECTS

1. Semester

Mathematics 1A
5 ECTS

Mathematics 1B
5 ECTS

Electrical Engineering 1
5 ECTS

Business Economics
5 ECTS

Programming
10 ECTS

The curriculum for the degree programme and detailed descriptions of the programme modules are contained in the Module Catalogue.

Course Syllabi Computer Engineering (B.Eng.) (German Version)

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Career prospects

Computer Engineering - A DEGREE PROGRAMME WITH A SMART FUTURE

At the end of the Computer Engineering degree program, you will receive a Bachelor of Engineering degree. Due to the practical experience from the internship semester and the very good engineering education, you have good chances to start your career.

After graduating in Computer Engineering, you will work as an engineer in the position of a specialist or manager. You will work on specific and complex problems in the field of computer science and information technology.

Thanks to the methods and skills you have acquired, you will be able to solve new technically complex problems independently and as part of a team. You will implement software systems with interfaces to machines and systems on the one hand and to the people operating them on the other.

You will find your challenge in the planning, development and programming of embedded systems in areas such as automotive and aerospace engineering, the consumer goods industry or the automation industry.

 

Specialization AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS

With this emphasis, you will work on important issues related to the ability to perceive the operational environment of autonomous systems. You will also have to design and develop the action planning and action execution for autonomous systems based on this.


Specialization CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS

With this focus, you will work on issues regarding the networking of embedded systems and the resulting challenges. For example, security against unauthorized access. You have the necessary knowledge to be able to methodically implement complex distributed real-time systems.

Accreditation

The Bachelor programmes offered by the Faculty of Information Technology have been successfully accredited by the ASIIN accreditation agency.

ASIIN Accreditation certificate Esslingen University of Applied Sciences Bachelor of Computer Sciences

Accreditation certificate Accreditation Council Esslingen University of Applied Sciences Bachelor of Computer Sciences

Further information on the accreditation and the ASIIN Institute is available at www.ASIIN.de

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Attention, the application period only runs until 15 January.

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