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Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)IT Security

In recent years, hacker attacks and data theft have been on the rise. Digital security is becoming increasingly important and so are the people who know about IT security. Become an expert in IT security and help companies and institutions to protect their data!

  • Top flightCHE-Ranking 2024

  • Campus Hilltop

  • Period in semester7 Semester

  • Languages of instructionGerman/English

  • Application PeriodsWinter semester: 30 April to 15 July
    Summer semester: 31 October to 15 January

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Content Information

The IT Security degree programme not only gives you basic training in information technology, but also allows you to complete an advanced course in the applied key areas of IT security. During the practical semester, you can directly apply everything you have learned.

Career Perspectives


When you have finished your degree programme, you will be able to methodically analyse complex issues in the field of information technology, check IT systems for security vulnerabilities and define and implement suitable measures to establish or maintain IT security. You will have learned to recognise and solve the security challenges in the interaction between people and information technology systems.

These career opportunities await

  • Product Security Officer, responsible for the security of software and firmware in products
  • Security Analyst, taking care of networks or systems
  • Penetration Tester, testing networks for weak points
  • Computer forensic scientist, analysing digital traces of criminal offences
  • Incident Responder, reacting to digital attacks
  • Safety officer or representative, setting safety standards
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After registering on the national application portal www.hochschulstart.de, you can apply via the Campusmanagement-System HEonline at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences.

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  1. Check the requirements
    Do you have a university entrance qualification (e.g. 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 hochschulstart.de
    Please register on the national application portal hochschulstart.de to receive your Applicant ID.

  3. Register and apply on HEonline
    The next step is to register on Esslingen’s HEonline Campus Management System and apply for one or more degree programmes. When you have submitted your application on HEonline, you can also see it on hochschulstart and prioritise your choices.

  4. Upload your documents
    We need your documents and certificates so that we can process your application. Please upload them on the HEonline Campus Management System. We must have your documents by the application deadline at the latest.

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


For whom is the study programme suitable?

Do you have a grasp of technology? Do you like to tinker around on the computer or want to learn programming? Is the security of digital systems important to you and do you want to learn more? Are you flexible and motivated when getting to grips with new systems? Do you follow the trends in the IT sector and do you have ideas for the future? Then become an expert for IT Security!

What is behind IT Security? In the lectures, students receive a sound fundamental education.

"The flood of successful attacks against companies shows: the situation is already serious today - and it is not getting any better. Only those who invest in IT security today and build up know-how will be able to hold their own against the attacks of tomorrow."

Prof. Dr. Tobias Heer, faculty Computer Science and Engineering

What distinguishes usGood reasons for studying at Esslingen University

You are a pioneer!

The IT Security degree programme is only available at a few locations in Germany, but your job prospects are excellent.

Permanently in demand

No company, authority or institution will be able to do without IT security in the future.

Over 50 labs

With the latest technology and many learning spaces, our labs offer you room to learn and try things out.

Student life

It certainly won't be boring: University music, sports, cafés and events provide some extracurricular variety.

Globally networked

Gain experience with semesters abroad or internships as well as with final theses at global companies.

Directly into the company

Close cooperation with companies in the Stuttgart area enables a successful start to your career.


Interested? Apply now! for the wintersemester 2024/2025