Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

The specialist field of “Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)" comprises computer science, media engineering, telecommunications and geoinformation technologies. As a result of building on management skills, they are able to work productively in a team and to assume leadership roles in development projects or responsibility for the operation of IT infrastructures right from the start of their professional life.

Core competences

Graduates will have gained the knowledge required for planning, specifying and designing system architectures in the respective field of specialisation. They implement and integrate these architectures in heterogeneous IT system landscapes, taking into account the requirements of interoperability and further development. As a graduate, you will be able to draft simulation and modelling tools and use them efficiently to suit each situation. You will also be able to plan and implement comprehensive test scenarios for IT systems and components and set up the required testing environments. The study programme also teaches students how to evaluate and optimise complex IT systems with regard to architecture and various quality aspects. They are able to produce an appropriate risk analysis of an IT system and to take adequate countermeasures. They have the knowledge required to systematically analyse and monitor the security of an IT system.

Methodological and management competences

Along with technical competence, methodological expertise also plays an important role: Graduates can determine, use and adapt as necessary suitable tools for solving complex problems. They have learned to compare various technologies and solutions-based approaches in their area of specialisation and have gained the skills required to integrate the implicit and explicit requirements and general conditions of all stakeholders.

As a result of building on management skills, they are able to work productively in a team and to assume leadership roles in development projects or responsibility for the operation of IT infrastructures right from the start of their professional life. 

The specialist field of ICT is organised in the following fields of expertise:

  • Communication and Information Systems: modelling, planning, implementation and operation of secure and reliable communications and information systems, intelligent networks, and embedded systems as well as mobile, pervasive and omnipresent applications and devices.
  • Software Engineering and Technology: architecture, analysis, design, development, expansion and testing of software systems, which meet all user and system requirements, while operating reliably, securely and efficiently.
  • Data and Information Management: modelling, searching, recording, preparation, consolidation, analysis, visualisation and management of data and information.

Mandatory modules according to field of expertise

Model study plan Information and Communication Technologies

Institutes and Centres to study Business Engineering and Production: