Computer Engineering (B.Sc.)

At a glance

DegreeBachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Length of course7 semesters
No. of places availableWinter semester: 30
Summer semester: 20
Start of courseWinter semester and summer semester
How to applyHochschule Mannheim
online via the application portal

Application deadline

Winter semester 2021: 31. July
Summersemester: 15. January
Admission requirementsGeneral or specialised higher education entrance qualification, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences or proof of equivalent previous education


Course-related advice:
Dean of Studies
Prof. Dr. Jens-Matthias Bohli

Application queries
Student Service Centre

General queries about bachelor's degree:
Department N Sekretariat

Further information...
Go to department N information pages 


Information Technology is everywhere

Information Technology can be found in practically all modern-day electronic appliances and systems:

  • Digital radio and TV
  • HDTV, MP3 players, Mobile telephones
  • Glass fibre networks, WLAN
  • Internet-telecommunications, web portals
  • Software systems, computer networks
  • Navigation systems
  • Electronics for biomedical equipment
  • Hard and software for image-guided procedures
  • Digital vehicle electronics, automotive systems
  • Digital controlling of devices such as scanners or washing machines
  • Intelligent sensors of every kind…


Graduates of the Computer Engineering degree programme can look forward to a diverse and future-looking career at the interface between electronics and computer science.

Professionals from this fast-growing field are in demand in the most varied sectors and areas of application:


  • Automotive engineering: Motor and vehicle control, on-board networks, navigation systems, driver assistant systems, infotainment
  • Telecommunication systems: Computer networks, sensor networks, web applications, Internet telecommunications, network management
  • Entertainment electronics: Audio and video processing, HDTV, compression procedures, media centres
  • Medical engineering: Image processing, camera systems, ultra-sound diagnosis



Course objectives

The “Computer Engineering” degree programme teaches “Engineering plus Computers”. It is an interdisciplinary and application-oriented course that focuses on learning to provide solutions to software problems in the technical environment.

To do so, the technical inner-workings of computer-supported devices are examined. This contrasts with pure computer science subjects.

The course focuses on teaching current methods in:

  • programming and applying embedded systems,
  • designing algorithms of digital filters for signals and images,
  • modern programming techniques, using, for instance, high-speed networks and databases.

Course structure

Foundation course


1 + 2

Programming, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics

Main part of course


3 + 4

Engineering fundamentals of computer engineering:

Digital Signal Processing, Embedded Systems, Software Development, Computer Networks 

Semester 5

Internship semester
In industry  


6 + 7

Advanced study:

VHDL, FPGA, Image Processing, Databases, Software Engineering, Web Applications 

Semester 7

Bachelor's thesis
At university or in industry

Electives/Master’s degree

During the course, students can choose individual specialisations from a series of electives in the following areas:

  • High-speed Networks and Internet Technologies
  • Software Development and Software Architectures
  • Digital Image and Signal Processing
  • Embedded and Automotive Systems

Students can work towards a Master’s in Information Technology  in a further three semesters following the bachelor's degree programme.

Computer Engineering in Mannheim

  •  Current topics

- Embedded systems

- DSP's and FPGA's

- Distributed systems

  • High practical relevance

- Numerous lab exercises support lectures

- Internship semester

- Chance to participate in research projects

  • Diverse career opportunities across the region