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Computer Engineering (Msc)

This Master's programme is offered exclusively at the Velbert/Heiligenhaus campus of Bochum University of Applied Sciences.

Industry 4.0, robotics, automation and automotive are the fields of work of the future. Our Master's degree programme in Computer Engineering qualifies you for responsible positions in these sectors. You will learn how to develop innovative solutions and products and can work in an interdisciplinary, exciting environment.

During your studies, you will focus on autonomous and cyber-physical systems. You will focus on the topics of artificial intelligence, robotics and automation technology as well as signal and pattern recognition. You can also set your own specialisations through elective modules. You will also learn the basics of business administration in the areas of project management, start-ups and entrepreneurship.

The courses on our Master's degree programme usually only take place on Mondays and Fridays. You will also need to plan time to prepare for and follow up on the courses, but you are flexible in terms of time. This allows you to work alongside your studies or fulfil family commitments. The degree programme usually lasts three semesters.

*For documents such as exam regulations and module handbook, please visit the programme's german page.

Career prospects

As a graduate of our Master's degree programme in Computer Engineering, you have very good career prospects. You will have a wide range of career opportunities in many sectors in which hardware and software systems are developed and optimised.

In particular, you will find excellent employment conditions in the fields of Industry 4.0, robotics, automation and automotive.

With a Master's degree, you will be able to work independently on projects or manage them as a manager with some professional experience. You can also set up your own business as an information technology consultant.

Admission requirements

The prerequisite for admission to the Master's degree course in Computer Engineering is a qualified degree (Bachelor's or Diplomingenieur degree) with an overall grade of 2.5 or better from a degree course comprising at least 210 credit points in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Mechatronics (e.g. Mechatronics and Information Technology or Computer Engineering) or a comparable degree course at a state or state-recognised university. The examination board determines the comparability of the subject. The examination board determines whether and which achievements these applicants may have to catch up on.

Graduates of a Bachelor's degree programme with fewer than 210 credit points may be admitted to the Master's degree programme on condition that they provide evidence of additional credits, usually amounting to 30 credit points.

Applicants who have not acquired their admission requirements at a German-speaking institution must provide proof of the German language skills required for the degree programme at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Further information can be obtained from the Velbert/Heiligenhaus campus student services.

The programme starts in the summer and winter semesters.

International prospective students

As an international applicant, please note the German language skills required for this degree programme.

This degree programme is part of the Ruhr Master School (RMS). Choose from additional compulsory elective modules from the partner universities Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, which will be recognised for your studies at Bochum University of Applied Sciences. Take advantage of the extended study options!

Take a look at the compulsory elective catalogue!

Computer engineering