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Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering
(Bachelor of Science)

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Course type
undergraduate studies (1 subject bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semester
Part-time option

Part-time study is optional.

Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Special Requirements

Pre-internship (recommended)

Admission
Unrestricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Computer Engineering is concerned with hardware and software in embedded systems. An embedded system is a computer that is integrated into a technical context. Many products, such as in automotive engineering, medical engineering, robotics and consumer electronics, are based on the combination of dedicated hardware platforms and software systems. Engineers who develop technologies and products with embedded systems therefore require fundamental knowledge in the areas of computer science and information technology, as well as the interactions between them.

In this Bachelor’s degree programme, students learn the theoretical and practical basics of computer science and information technology. Students gain a solid grounding in the foundations of software and hardware, whereby programming is just one element of the degree programme. Relevance to practice plays an important role throughout the programme. Building on sound basic knowledge, students may specialise in a wide range of subjects related to computer science and information technology, such as Internet Technologies, Multimedia Signal Processing, and Microelectronic Systems.

Further information for students on the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Applied computer science
  • Architectures and systems
  • Communications networks and message transmission systems
  • Distributed systems
  • High-frequency technology and wireless systems
  • Man-machine communication
  • Mixed signal circuitry
  • Multimedia signal processing and automatic image interpretation
  • Systems engineering
  • Theoretical computer science
Course Content

In the Bachelor’s degree programme in Computer Engineering, students initially focus on the mathematical and engineering foundations of computer studies and information technology. At a later stage, students can choose from a well-balanced range of specialisations to suit their interests. Project work is an integral part of the programme (hardware project, software project) in which students not only learn specialist skills, but also the skills required to work in a team. Leibniz Universität Hannover’s lecture programme (Studium Generale) also enables students to touch on other university disciplines beyond their chosen subject. The Bachelor’s degree programme ends upon completion of the Bachelor’s thesis in the sixth semester.

 

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Grundlagen der Informatik
  • Programmieren 1 (5 LP)
  • Grundlagen digitaler Systeme (5 LP)
  • Programmieren 2 (5 LP)
  • Grundlagen der Rechnerarchitektur (5 LP)
  • Rechnernetze (5 LP)
  • Datenstrukturen und Algorithmen (5 LP)
  • Grundlagen der Betriebssysteme (5 LP)
  • Hardware-Praktikum (5 LP)
  • Grundlagen der Software-Technik (5 LP)
Komplexität von Algorithmen (5 LP)Software-Projekt (5 LP)
Grundlagen der Informationstechnik
Elektrotechnische Grundlagen der Informatik (5 LP)Digitalschaltungen der Elektronik (5 LP)Signale und Systeme (5 LP)
  • Programmierpraktikum (5 LP)
  • Grundlagen der Nachrichtentechnik (5 LP)
  • Halbleiterelektronik (7 LP)
  • Statistische Methoden der Nachrichtentechnik (5 LP)
  • Digitale Signalverarbeitung (5 LP)
Grundlagen der Mathematik
Mathematik 1 für Ingenieure 1 (8 LP)Mathematik 2 für Ingenieure (8 LP)Numerische Mathematik (6 LP)
Informatik-Vertiefung
Wahlpflichtmodul (5 LP)Wahlpflichtmodul (5 LP)Wahlpflichtmodul (5 LP)
Informationstechnik-Vertiefung
Wahlpflichtmodul (5 LP)2 Wahlpflichtmodule (je 5 LP)
Fächerübergreifende Vertiefung und Proseminare
Fächerübergreifende Vertiefung (5 LP)
Studium Generale
Studium Generale (5 LP)
BachelorarbeitBachelorarbeit inkl. Kolloquium (15 LP)
Recommended Abilities
  • An interest in mathematics
  • An interest in science
  • Enjoyment of technical issues
  • A knowledge of English is urgently recommended because the advanced specialist literature is in English, and English is generally used throughout the world in this field. Students can expand on their English skills in university courses.
Career Opportunities

Graduates of Computer Engineering work in research as well as in industry. Career opportunities are open to them in all sectors in which embedded systems play a role. Examples include communication technology, medical engineering, media technology and automotive electronics. In all these fields of application, companies seek graduates whose training profile covers elements from computer science and information technology.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

This degree programme is admission-free.
If you did not graduate from a German school nor have a German higher education entrance qualification (for example, the Abitur), a language certificate proving your knowledge of German is required for the application and enrollment.

Application Deadlines

First-year students (Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st – May 31st of the year for the summer semester

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