In the Digital Engineering degree programme, you will learn skills for digital product development and manufacturing.

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)Digital Engineering

Engineer or pioneer? You can be both in the Digital Engineering degree programme. In this degree programme, you will learn skills that are already in demand today and will make the difference tomorrow in digital product development and manufacturing. At the interface of Information Technology and technology in general, you will develop very concrete products and business ideas based on data analysis and advance digital processes.
Esslingen University of Applied Sciences is currently the only campus in Germany where you can learn this content in a Bachelor degree programme.

  • Campus Goeppingen

  • Period in semester7 Semester

  • Languages of instructionGerman

  • Application PeriodsWinter semester: 30 April to 15 July

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Career Perspectives


With your degree, you will be at the forefront when it comes to the digital future of companies and Germany as a business location. You will apply data correctly and use it for intelligent solutions, sustainable development and smart value creation processes.

Companies are urgently looking for well-trained professionals who are skilled in data analysis and product development. It’s your chance to get started in this future segment.

Your career prospects

You will be able to apply production-relevant tools such as the Internet of Things, image processing, AI applications and digital twins in a variety of application areas:

  • Project management in the area of product development and production processes
  • Technical sales, customer care and purchasing in the area of digital business models
  • Management of work groups, departments and companies
Content of the Digital Engineering study programme: Image creation with AI-based image generators



After your registration in the national application portal you apply via the HEonline Campus Management System of the Hochschule Esslingen.

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  1. Check the requirements
    Do you have a university entrance qualification (e.g. German 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.

  2. Register on
    You register in the central application portal to receive your applicant ID.

  3. Register and apply on HEonline
    You register in hochschulstart, the national application portal, and apply for one or more degree programmes at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. After submitting your application in HEonline, you can also view and prioritize it on hochschulstart.

  4. Upload your documents
    We need your documents and certificates so that we can process your application. You can upload them in Esslingen’s “HEonline” campus management system. We need your documents by the application deadline at the latest.

  5. All done!
    You can view the processing status of your application at any time via HEonline. You should keep your login details safe. Shortly after the application deadline, you will be able to see whether you have received an admission offer in HEonline and hochschulstart.


For whom is the study programme suitable?

Do you want to contribute to the development of Industry 4.0 and gain a foothold in an innovative professional field? Then the Digital Engineering degree is perfect for you. You have the best prerequisites if you love technology and computers. You have previous knowledge of mathematics, physics and computer science and would like to learn programming languages. You like to solve tricky challenges, in a team or on your own.

You will contribute to the development of Industry 4.0

Experts in demand

The industry is struggling with a shortage of skilled workers, especially with the mega-trend of digitalisation. A huge number of new digital solutions need to be developed. There are a lot of career changers in the development teams because you can’t study “Digital Engineering” yet. That is why I am very pleased that we are training the engineers for the digital economy of tomorrow.

Prof. Dr. Mario Roßdeutscher, Programme Coordinator Digital Engineering
Prof. Dr. Roßdeutscher will inform you about the relevance of the Digital Engineering degree programme.

What distinguishes usGood reasons for studying at Esslingen University

Brand new and unique

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences is the only campus in Germany where you can study Digital Engineering.

Digital variant

Compared to Engineering Management, the focus is on the digitalisation of industry (Development and Production).


Individual supervision, supportive offers and project work in small groups guarantee you learning success.

International experience

Get to know international working methods and cultures during a study or practical semester abroad.

Practice to experience

Projects and seminars in the modern equipped laboratories provide practical experience.

Professional experience

Practical work already whilst studying: Practical semester, working student job or practice-oriented Bachelor thesis.


Interested? Apply now! for the wintersemester 2024/2025