Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe


B.Sc. Technische Informatik (B.Sc. Computer Engineering)

Objectives and Contents of the Bachelor’s Program Technische Informatik [Computer Engineering]

While the first three semesters are primarily devoted to the establishment, consolidation and application of professional fundamentals, students can specialize individually from the fourth semester onwards. The program offers, for example,

  • Software development in the modules "Software Lifecycle Management" and "Software-Qualitätsmanagement" [Software Quality Management];
  • Data Science and machine learning in the modules "Datensicherheit" [IT Security], “Bildverarbeitung” [Image Processing], "Codierungsverfahren” [Coding] and "Maschinelles Lernen" [Machine Learning];
  • Distributed applications in the modules "Mobile Systeme" [Mobile Systems] and "Maschinennahe Vernetzung" [Industrial Communication].

Key competences such as team skills and communicative competence are strengthened in all technical and non-technical modules of the degree program through the integration of group work and presentation phases.

The bachelor's program in computer engineering is oriented towards basic and methodological issues. It enables graduates to work successfully throughout their careers, as it does not confine itself to communicating up-to-date content, but theoretically substantiates fundamental concepts and methods that are consistent with current trends. This also helps to acquire the ability to quickly and independently become familiar with new areas and to prepare for lifelong learning.

The majority of computer engineers are involved in the development of problem solutions. For this, independent work, abstraction and creativity are important prerequisites. The majority of tasks in a team requires additional cooperation and communication skills. The ability to deliver work results in a structured written form and to present them in a convincing manner is extremely helpful for the work of a graduate in computer engineering. The labor market, which is increasingly characterized by mobility and internationality, also requires a sufficient command of the English language.

This analysis and objective is taken into account by this bachelor's program in its entire design. For this purpose, basic concepts are presented coherently and across disciplines, a well-founded education in mathematical fundamentals is taught, and expanding and in-depth modules of individual disciplines are offered.

The bachelor's program in computer engineering qualifies highly skilled graduates to take up a Master's program, for example, the master's program in Information Technology offered by the department.

The standard period of study is 6 semesters, whereby one study work has to be done in addition to the bachelor’s thesis. The course has a modular structure and is assessed according to the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).