The Computer Engineering degree program has been on offer at Augsburg UAS since winter semester 2006/07. This interdisciplinary course is taught by the Faculties of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. The practical training takes place in the laboratories of the two faculties, and is supplemented by an internship in industry in the 6th semester of the course. Due to the wide variety of electives on offer, students are able to tailor their studies to their own interests.
The course comprises a total of seven semesters, consisting of a two-semester foundation course followed by the main course, lasting five semesters. During the first two semesters, students will be given a good grounding in mathematics, physics, electrical engineering and computer science. The main course consists of four academic semesters and one practical semester. During this practical semester, students work on a project that makes practical use of the knowledge they have gained, as well as learning how to work independently on an engineering project in industry. The industry internship is supplemented by accompanying courses at the university.
During the main part of the course, the students gain a more in-depth knowledge of their subject, as well as improving their skills in other related fields. They can choose their areas of specialization from the wide range of electives on offer. There is the option of focusing on computer science, electrical engineering, or both.
Exchanges with the university’s partner institutions in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia promote international networking, both for students and teaching staff. Augsburg UAS is a strong supporter of stays abroad for its students and participates in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which has greatly simplified the recognition of academic achievements at different institutions. The overview of subjects and hours of study contains information about the number of credit hours for different courses, as well as the number of credits and the level achieved as set down in ECTS. This enables the comparison of achievements on an international level.
This degree program is normally completed after seven semesters with the degree of Bachelor of Engineering. Students graduating with a particularly good degree can go on to attain a Master of Science degree from the Faculty of Computer Science.
Computer Engineering covers all fields of technology that combine knowledge of electrical engineering and computer science. This knowledge is needed in nearly all areas of business, industry, research, development and administration. During your professional life, you will constantly be confronted with new, exciting challenges and will have excellent career prospects. Here are some of the fields in which there is currently a particularly high demand for computer engineering:
- Production control and optimization
- Time-sensitive applications with networked microcontrollers
- Communication and internet technology
- Design of highly-integrated circuits
A good grounding in the fields of electrical engineering and computer science is a requirement for the development of high-tech products.
Information about admission requirements
Applicants should demonstrate an interest in science and technology. As well as this, they need to be highly inquisitive, imaginative and creative. The course begins each winter semester on October 1st.
For further information and online applications, please visit the website of the Office of Academic Affairs. Our professors are available every Tuesday from 2 – 3 p.m. during term time to advise you on matters concerning the course itself.