Information Systems Technology (iST) (Bachelor of Science)
|Degree: Bachelor of Science|
|Duration: 6 semesters|
|Language: German, individual courses in English|
|Internship: internships within the study programme (see semester course schedule)|
|Requirements for Admission: Entr5ance qualification for higher education, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas; further information|
|Admission Procedure:no restrictions|
|Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions|
|Programme Start: winter semester|
|Application Deadline: September 15|
|Application: Online application|
|Special Features: For this degree programme, the Technische Universität Darmstadt offers Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.|
Today, more and more complex microprocessor-controlled information systems are built into – or “embedded in” – all kinds of technical products. This causes the classical borders of hardware and software to blur progressively.
Information Systems Technology takes this development into account. The subject has an interdisciplinary approach, or more precisely: It forms the interface between informatics, electrical engineering, and information technology.
Accordingly, the field of study Information Systems Technology (iST) is the result of a cooperation of two departments at the TU Darmstadt – the Department of Informatics and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.
Please find detailed information on the programme in the module handbook.
Further information on the department may be found at: www.ist.tu-darmstadt.de
How to Prepare for the Programme
For a beginning, start with TU Darmstadt's own specific Online Self-Assessment tool.
As mathematical knowledge is very important for the study programme, the Fachbereich etit (Department) organises a Mathe-Vorkurs (supporting mathematics course for beginners).
Alternatively/additionally it is recommended that beginners participate in the online mathematics pre-course offered by the Department of Mathematics.
Besides there is a voluntary Programmier-Vorkurs (programming pre-course) offered by the Departmental Students' Representative Committee Computer Science (Fachschaft Informatik).
Please do also check the general information on pre-courses.
The study programme starts with the Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester. It is mandatory to join.
Advice for Prospective B.Sc. Students
The study programme contains elements from the subject areas of Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, and Informatics. An interest in these disciplines is imperative for a successful course of study. Comprehensive mathematical skills are furthermore required.
Mathematics – Why? What? What for? Who? How? Where? Further information? You will find answers to these questions here.
Due to the interdisciplinary approach of the study programme, graduates of Information Systems Technology possess greater knowledge of Software Engineering and Information Management than graduates of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology on the one hand. On the other, they are trained better as regards the fundamentals of circuit engineering and digital data processing than regular computer scientists.
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General Information: With the Bachelor of Science, the students will acquire a first professional qualification. However, the Master of Science is considered the standard qualification at TU Darmstadt. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.|
Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. If you have any questions, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.
|Information Systems Technology (iST) (M.Sc.) (Informationssystemtechnik, M.Sc.)|
|Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (etit) (M.Sc.) (Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, M.Sc.)|
|Computer Science (M.Sc.) (Informatik, M.Sc.)|
|Energy Science and Engineering (ESE) (M.Sc.)|
Throughout the recent past, the demand for software developers has risen sharply in numerous industrial sectors and is expected to continue to do so. The spectrum of occupations is rather large and the job opportunities are correspondingly good. Information Systems Technology engineers may thus find work in automotive or mechanical engineering, in the fields of automation, communication, medical, or aerospace engineering. Furthermore, they can find employment in the household appliances industry or in the field of entertainment technology. Generally speaking, Information Systems Technology engineers are in demand wherever a coordinated interaction of hardware and software development is required. Due to their interdisciplinary education, they often coordinate the cooperation of colleagues from the classical engineering disciplines.
Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites: