IT Security / Information Engineering

... looks into questions such as ...

  • How can information be represented, saved, transmitted and processed?
  • Which system (Internet, computer networks, mobile phones, cars etc.) vulnerabilities are there and when are systems vulnerable?
  • How do complex IT systems stay safe in accordance with pre-defined safety objectives (privacy, integrity, authenticity, anonymity)?
  • How do cryptographic processes work (e.g. data encryption, digital signatures) and how are they implemented?
  • How can systems be protected against hacker attacks?
  • What are the challenges concerning the interface human/IT Security
  • You've got to be passionate about maths, computer engineering and electrical engineering; if you're not, you won't be enjoying it much.

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Degree programmes


IT Security / Information Engineering, Bachelor 1 subject


Degree: Bachelor of Science
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 6 semesters
Classroom language: German

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What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

the degree course is based on a three-pillar-model that is unique in Europe: the subjects IT Security, Information Technology and Computer Science constitute the modules of an interdisciplinary course that integrates both IT Security expertise and an up-to-date engineering training programme.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • IT Security

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • a good understanding of mathematics and technology
  • IT affinity
  • an interest in developing systematic solutions for complex technological issues


  • logical reasoning
  • understanding technological principles, making new discoveries and creating new designs
  • promoting innovation

struggle through:

  • different problems and solution-finding processes
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • as engineers
  • as system developers
  • as security engineers
  • as data protection officers
  • as software developers

And else?

A prep course ...

can be covered voluntarily.
Name: Prep course at the ET/IT Fakultät
Start: first Monday in September (duration: 4 weeks)

Further information about prep courses

An internship ...

is mandatory. It is done in the 6th semester.
Duration: 3 months

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Studienfachberatung der Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25932
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft ETIT
Building, Room: ID 1/405
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-23806
Website Fachschaft

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