Computer Engineering (B.Eng.)

General Information


In cars, consumer products, production plants, computer networks, space stations - in a nutshell, information is being recorded, processed and communicated absolutely everywhere. The computer sciences provide us with the technologies which enable this to happen and develop solutions for the future. The IT sector enjoys very high rates of growth and the long-term careerprospects are outstanding.

In the Computer Sciences Bachelor's programme, experienced professors working in research and industry teach students everything they need to gain a successful foothold on the professional ladder. Great emphasis is placed on giving students a solid grounding in mathematics, software engineering and computer sciences. This broad-based training forms the basis for further specialisation in either autonomous systems or cyber-physical systems. The programme’s high level of practical relevance enhances the knowledge acquired. Project work is undertaken in small groups in well-equipped laboratories. A semester of practical study shows students how industrial projects are undertaken and managed.

From the 6th semester onwards, the computer sciences programme branches into the specialisations Autonomous Systems and Cyber-Physical Systems.


Autonomous systems are able to solve complex tasks independently using algorithms and methods from the field of artificial intelligence. They use data as the basis of their learning and can also act in unfamiliar situations largely without human intervention. In order to be able to act without human intervention, autonomous systems must be able to solve a wide range of tasks reliably and on their own. They must record information, process it, make and execute decisions and communicate with other autonomous systems or humans. The particular challenge here consists in achieving all this in unfamiliar situations or in environments with no or very little structure, as is the case with autonomous driving, for example. The Autonomous Systems specialisation therefore concentrates on sensors and actuators, signal processing, machine vision and learning, as well as safety and security. 


Cyber-physical systems consist of mechanical components, software and modern information technology. Complex infrastructures can be controlled and monitored by linking the individual components via networks such as the Internet. Cyber-physical systems are based on sensors, actuators, networked software and cloud-based services. Sensors provide measurement data from the physical world and forward them via networks to a service which processes these data. This produces control data, which the software passes on to actuators via a communication network. Cyber-physical systems are characterised by a high degree of complexity and are used to realise smart grids, modern production plants or in medical engineering, for example. The Cyber-Physical Systems specialisation therefore concentrates on sensors and actuators, signal processing, embedded system design and communication, distributed systems and IT security.

It is also possible to complete this programme on the “study at your own speed” support programme.

Programme participants have longer than the maximum course duration to complete the foundation courses and the core courses.

Degree programme leaflet

Computer Engineering


Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures - at a glance

Degree awardedBachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
FacultyInformation Technology
CampusEsslingen Hilltop Campus
Number of semesters7
Language of instructionEnglish/German
Application PeriodsUp to January 15th for the summer semester
Up to July 15th for the winter semester
Information on admission requirements



Autonome Systeme
Die vermittelten Methoden und Fähigkeiten versetzen Sie in die Lage, Systeme zu konzipieren und zu realisieren, die selbstbestimmt handeln und auf unvorhergesehene Situationen reagieren können. Absolventen dieses Schwerpunkts sind ausgebildet, wichtige Fragestellungen in Bezug auf die Fähigkeit zur Wahrnehmung der Einsatzumgebung, der darauf basierenden Handlungsplanung und der Handlungsausführung beantworten zu können.

Cyber-physische Systeme
Die vermittelten Methoden und Fähigkeiten versetzen Sie in die Lage, eingebettete Systeme zu konzipieren und zu realisieren, die autark oder mit anderen Systemkomponenten über Kommunikationsnetze verbunden komplexe Aufgabenstellungen bewältigen können. Die Absolventen dieses Schwerpunkts sind ausgebildet, Fragestellungen hinsichtlich der Vernetzung eingebetteter Systeme und der sich daraus ergebenden Herausforderungen wie z.B. Sicherheit gegenüber unbefugten Zugriffen, zu beantworten. Sie besitzen die erforderlichen Kenntnisse, um komplexe verteilte Echtzeitsysteme methodisch fundiert realisieren zu können.

Application and Admission

  • Please submit your application for this degree programme via the application portal:
  • Information on the admission requirements and application procedure can be found on the pages which describe the application process for our Bachelor’s programmes.

Career prospects


On  graduation, you can work as a specialist or manager on engineering issues in information technology. The methods you have learned and the skills you have gained will enable you to solve new and complex technical issues both on your own and also in a team. You will create software systems with interfaces to machines and installations on the one hand and human operators on the other.

Your challenges will come from the planning, development and programming of embedded systems in fields such as automotive and aviation engineering, consumer goods industries and the automation industry.

Specialisation - Autonomous Systems

This specialisation qualifies you to work on important issues related to the ability to perceive the operating environment, the action planning based on this and the action execution for autonomous systems

Specialisation - Cyber-Physical Systems

This specialisation qualifies you to work on issues related to the networking of embedded systems and the challenges resulting from this, such as security against unauthorised access. You will have the knowledge required to create complex, distributed real-time systems in a methodologically sound way.

Acreditation of study courses

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

Accreditation certificate ASIIN 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 ASIIN Institute is available on the ASIIN website.

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