Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Science | +dual

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What is it?

Bare metal programming is an area of computer science that is constantly on the rise. Cyber-physical systems and their application in real life (e.g. Internet of Things) are becoming more and more important in today’s digital society. Our Computer Engineering program addresses this development and offers extensive computer science training with a clear technical orientation. Building on the basics of general computer science, the degree program focuses on electrical engineering. Programming skills and knowledge of different programming languages at different levels of abstraction are also an essential part of the application-oriented degree program. Our students gain a deeper understanding of digital technology, its building blocks and the interfaces between hardware and software.

The future-looking topics include:

  • Industry 4.0,
  •  Internet of Things,
  • Cybersecurity,
  • Safety,
  • Embedded systems,
  • Open source hardware,
  • Microcontrollers,
  • Programming (e.g. in C/C++),
  • Digital electronics,
  • Chip design.

What can I do with it?

Our Computer Engineering degree program provides future tech makers with new knowledge about current topics such as RISC-V, cryptography for embedded systems and chip design as well as professional-level fundamentals.

Our graduates are very well qualified for all areas of information technology, because of their comprehensive education in computer science. Given the highly technical nature of their training, they are particularly qualified for business application areas such as automation, embedded systems, networking and safety-critical systems.  During their extensive training, they learned about the risks of faulty technical IT systems and internalized their social responsibility as system developers.

This comprehensive set of skills is in great demand, for example, in the automotive industry, medical technology or automation technology. Graduates of this degree program have access to a wide range of job opportunities and fields of activity.


Duales Studium Hessen The degree program Computer Engineering is also available as a cooperative degree program. Prospective students can select a version which includes work experience or one that includes periods of vocational training. In addition to the higher education entrance qualification, applicants must also have a study contract with a partner company of RheinMain University of Applied Sciences in order to enroll for the cooperative degree program. Detailed information about the concept of the cooperative degree program and the partner companies can be found here: "Duales Studium Informatik an der Hochschule RheinMain". A flyer is also available which provides an overview: Die dualen Informatikstudiengänge (PDF 2,5 MB)

For questions about the cooperative degree program and the partner companies, please contact Andrea Rostek. For more general advice, please contact Student Advisory Services.

For degree-seeking students: detailed information can be found on the German page.

Key facts

Study location

Wiesbaden, Unter den Eichen Campus

Standard period of study

7 semesters

Main language of instruction

German - We offer courses in English for exchange students.

Accreditation agency

Internal Accreditation

Commencement of studies

Winter semester only


The degree program is also available as a cooperative degree program.


Our i-Punkt at the Kurt-Schumacher-Ring Campus is there to answer all your questions about studying and applying.

You can contact Prof. Dr. Marc Stöttinger directly for further information.