Communication and Information Engineering, B.Sc.
Communication and Information Engineering
Everywhere we go, we are surrounded by technical systems so unobtrusive and natural that we rarely notice them anymore. They have become ingrained parts of our lives, seamlessly blending into the world around us. The applications for these technical systems are as diverse as they are innovative: mobile phones, entertainment devices, technical healthcare solutions (such as health monitoring devices), systems for managing the modern household, traffic monitoring and control systems, automated driving assistance and safety systems (airbags, ESP, ABS) and industrial production control systems (‘smart’ factories, industry 4.0) are just a few noteworthy examples.
Though they come in all shapes and sizes, these systems all share a common basis: a highly complex interaction between hardware and software solutions. They are capable of collecting data from their surroundings via sensors, processing this data, exchanging it with other systems and ultimately deriving decisions and actions from it. Oftentimes this complex process is broken down into smaller parts, for example with a network of less expensive/efficient devices gathering large amounts of data, which is sent to powerful central servers for further analytical and decision-making processes.
New applications for these kinds of systems are developed on a near daily basis, which in turn pushes the boundaries for the sensor technology, applications, networks and software these systems rely on. Does this kind of innovative, cutting edge technology interest you? Do you enjoy breaking down and solving difficult technical problems? Then our Communication and Information Engineering programme is right for you. Our goal is to train future engineers who can thrive in the many exciting and future-oriented areas of engineering systems: from sensor technology and the pre-processing of information; to collecting, transferring and distributing data; to automatic data processing and analysis. We will impart to you the necessary skills and expertise from electrical engineering, signal processing and computer science, so that you graduate with a versatile technical background for your future career.
With this type of training you will be prepared for both current and future industry challenges, ready to seize new opportunities and play a role in shaping the future of technology. This degree programme was conceptually designed to provide a solid and versatile technical background that not only stresses practical relevance, but also employs an interdisciplinary, application-oriented approach with a strong international current, in part due to the use of English as the language of instruction, for example.
What you will study
In your first four semesters you will acquire sound knowledge of the fundamentals of electrical engineering and computer science, enhance your subject knowledge in mathematics and be introduced to scientific research methods.
The following semesters will then provide in-depth study. During this time you will also be able to more sharply define your knowledge by choosing elective courses which suit your interests and career plans. The range of electives includes areas such as smart environments, advanced sensor technology, computer security and even business administration. An interdisciplinary project will allow you to carry out an in-depth investigation of a topic of your choosing and will give you the chance to hone your individual strengths and areas of specialism.
In the 6th semester you will have the choice of either studying abroad or doing a practical semester to accumulate valuable work experience that sets you apart from the crowd and contributes to your overall personal and academic development.
In the 7th semester you will finish your studies by submitting your bachelor‘s thesis, followed by holding a presentation and an open discussion on your research.
Distributed systems are finding their way into more and more fields of application. This is fuelling an acute demand for graduate engineers, particularly for those who are able to design, develop, implement, maintain and adapt these systems according to different applications and parameters.
With this broad and interdisciplinary degree you will be highly sought-after and well suited for an international career in a range of fields, including soft- and hardware development, project management, automation, innovation management and consultancy.
We welcome applications from nationals of all countries. Please check here for general admission requirements.
Other requirements for Communication and Information Engineering, B.Sc.:
- A sufficient level of English language proficiency (CEFR level B2 or better).
- Interest in technical problems and innovative technologies.
When and how to apply
Application guidelines for international applicants
Please contact us for more information and advice
Friedrich-Heinrich-Allee 25, Germany
Tel.: +49 2842 90825-0
Head of Degree Programme
Prof. Dr Christian Ressel
Prospective students can find a contact form and FAQs here.
Rhine-Waal students can find a contact form and FAQs here.
Exchange students please contact our International Office.