- Software Engineering and Media Computing with major field of studies Software Engineering or Media Computing
- Computer Engineering with major field of studies Autonomous Systems or Cyber-physical Systems und
- Business Information Systems.
All three Bachelor programmes offer a sound education in the field of computer science, with corresponding specialisation and important key qualifications. Courses offer effective study in an optimal environment, with a high practical relevance in well-equipped labs. They ideally prepare students for an optimal career entry.
The study programmes comprise 7 semesters with one semester of internship included. The internship semester takes place in the 5th semester. The final thesis is carried out in the 7th semester, usually in a company. The academic degree is Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.).
Software Engineering and Media Computing (B.Eng.)
In the first semester, the courses impart basic knowledge such as mathematics, the basics of computer science and programming languages. At the beginning of the second semester, the course branches off into the two major field of studies Software Engineering and Media Computing.
Major field of study Software Engineering
The methodical development of software is the main focus of this major field of studay. The students acquire expertise in the fields of software engineering, databases, software architectures and distributed systems. Special knowledge can be acquired within the scope of optional subjects. After completing their studies, graduates will be able to develop high-quality software.
The later professional fields of activity lie in the area of leadership and project management of software development projects independent of all company branches.
In the major field of study Software Engineering there is the possibility to acquire a Bachelor double degree. The second academic degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) can be obtained at Gannon University, Pennsyvania, USA.
Major field of study Media Computing
The design and implementation of graphical user interfaces for software applications is the main focus of this major field of study. The students acquire specialist knowledge in the areas of human-computer interaction, realization of user-friendly and barrier-free accessible software, media design, computer graphics, computer animation and virtual reality. Special knowledge can be acquired within the scope of optional subjects. After completing their studies, graduates will be able to develop high-quality user interfaces for software applications.
The later professional fields of activity lie in the development of user interfaces for software applications independent of all company branches.
Computer Engineering (B.Eng.)
In the first 5 semesters, the course of studies Computer Engnineering imparts basic knowledge and specialist knowledge. The fundamentals and specialist knowledges of the course include mathematics, physics, digital technology, computer architecture, sensors and actuators, digital signal processing and control engineering, as well as operating systems and computer networks. At the beginning of the 6th semester, the students specialize in cyber-physical systems or autonomous systems.
Major field of study Cyber-physical Systems
Cyber-physical systems are intelligent, networked and embedded systems that control electronic or mechanical system components. In the 6th semester, the necessary specialist knowledge is taught, such as design and networking of embedded systems, as well as security and protection of embedded systems. Special knowledge can be acquired in optional elective subjects. After completing their studies, graduates will master the competence to develop collaborative embedded systems with a high degree of reliability.
The later professional fields of activity lie in the development of reliable, intelligent systems, such as driver assistance systems, smart homes, smart grids, intelligent industrial process control and automation systems, traffic control and traffic logistics systems or intelligent energy distribution. In short, in all fields of activity of the so-called industry 4.0.
Major field of study Autonous Systems
Autonomous systems are mobile, networked, intelligent systems. They work together in complex and open environments with a high degree of independence and self-determination. Autonomous systems perceive the unpredictable, learn, act independently and react intelligently to changes in the environment. In the 6th semester, the necessary specialist knowledge of artificial intelligence, such as machine vision and learning, intelligent route and path planning are taught. Reliability and safety of these systems are also of great importance. Special knowledge can be acquired in optional elective subjects. After completing their studies, graduates will master the competence to develop autonomous systems of high reliability.
The later professional fields of activity lie in the area of the development of driverless vehicles, collaborative production assistants or mobile traffic logistics systems. In short, in all fields of activity of the Internet of Things.
Business Information Systems (B.eng.)
The main focus of the Business Information Systems course is on the transformation of new business models into automated information technology processes. This includes the implementation of business processes in IT infrastructures as well as the creation of new IT services based on the analysis of big data. First, the basics of business administration and computer science are taught. Knowledge about controlling and business processes will be acquired. For the analysis of extensive data, knowledge in the fields of statistics, databases, IT services and business intelligence is necessary. Computer networks and cloud computing round off the necessary specialist knowledge. Special knowledge can be acquired in elective subjects. After completing their studies, graduates will be able to implement IT services for the digitalisation of company processes.
The later professional fields of activity lie in the area of developing the digitization of business processes and IT services, independent of the company sector.
Special study model of individual speed
Students of the three Bachelor's programmes can opt for the study model of individual speed. This study model is an individual support programme and enables the maximum duration of study to be extended by up to two semesters.
First-year students are very heterogeneous. They have different educational levels and biographical backgrounds. They come to the university with different university entrance qualifications. Possible gaps in knowledge and a lack of knowledges are the norm. The study model of individual speed allows more time for learning to the students. The number of examinations is spread over a longer period of time. Therefore, the maximum duration of study is longer than in the normal course of study.
Based on a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or Computer Science, the Master's programme in Applied Computer Science qualifies students in one of the following specialisations
- Autonomous Systems,
- Business Intelligence,
- Mobile Computing or
- individual specialisation.
The Master's programme in Applied Computer Science has the academic degree Master of Science (M.Sc.). The Master's programme imparts theoretical and advanced knowledge in the fields of computer science and optimally prepares students for activities in development, pre-development and research or doctorate.
In cooperation with other departments of Esslingen University, the University of Stuttgart and other universities, the two further Master's programmes are offered.
A Master's degree is the best preparation for the job market of the future and also opens the way to a doctorate.