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 program, 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 program’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 program branches into the specialisations Autonomous Systems and Cyber-Physical Systems.
SPECIALISATION - AUTONOMOUS 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.
SPECIALISATION - CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS
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 program on the “study at your own speed” support program.
Program participants have longer than the maximum course duration to complete the foundation courses and the core courses.
Degree program leaflet
Computer Engineering, Specialisation Autonomous Systems (B.Eng.) (German version)
Computer Engineering, Specialisation Cyber physical Systems (B.Eng.) (German version)