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Computer Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) Duisburg, Germany
Those studying for the Computer Engineering B.Sc. at University of Duisburg-Essen will learn the knowledge and skills necessary for becoming an IT engineer. At the same time, the course will prepare them for further study towards a Master’s degree. 
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The Communications profile builds on the theoretical basis of communications and circuit technology and concentrates on various aspects of signals and systems, including computer networks. 

Databases and programming methods seen from the perspective of engineering sciences complete this option. The Computer Engineering students at University of Duisburg-Essen are mainly prepared for careers in the following areas:

  • Design and operation of communications technology components and systems;
  • Software engineering for communications applications;
  • Development of application-specific systems for the integration of communications and computer technology.

Graduates will:

  • Master basic engineering and natural sciences principles and methods as well as the thought processes behind them;
  • Master basic programming and algorithm principles;
  • Develop an understanding of computer systems;
  • Develop and understanding of communications systems;
  • Be suitably qualified to choose one of the two specialisations as well as further electives. This will enable students to prepare themselves for either a practical engineering or an academic career;
  • Benefit from an enhanced overall education with increased confidence in German or English, and enhanced employability from well-developed teamworking and communication skills;
  • Gain experience of their chosen profession and will be in a position of critically assess technical information, professional practice and their interdependencies;
  • Gain experience of applying scientific methods to deal independently with problems from their chosen area of engineering within a specific timeframe, and be able to present issues clearly.


Accredited by ASIIN

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Fundamentals of Computer Engineering 
  • Mathematics 
  • Network Analysis
  • Logical Design of Digital Systems
  • Logical Design of Digital Systems Lab
  • Static and Stationary Fields
  • Theorie linearer Systeme Praktikum

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • General university entrance qualification ("Abitur")
  • Special university entrance qualification (restricted to certain fields of study, so called "Fachhochschulreife" or equivalent).
  • The evidence of a special degree course related educational background or qualification from school with special profile in mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

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    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

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Living costs for Duisburg

  • 640 - 880 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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