Information Systems Technology (iST)

Bachelor of Science

Informationssystemtechnik, B.Sc.


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 Technical University of Darmstadt – the Department of Informatics and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.

General note: With the Bachelor of Science degree, students acquire a first degree qualifying them for a profession. However, at the Technical University of Darmstadt the Master of Science is the standard degree. Therefore it is recommended that students complete a Master's programme.

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Course Catalogue

Department of Information Systems Technology

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Degree Bachelor of Science
Duration 6 Semesters
Language German
Programme Start winter semester (recommended); summer semester only for an application for a higher semester (programme schedule not guaranteed)
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Internship Laboratory courses: several introductory and advanced lab course in experimental physics and computer simulations (see course program)
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions

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.

Getting startet at university!

On this website you will find orientation and information about the first steps into the study program, important preliminary courses and the orientation week. Get to know the university, ask your questions and find support and advice.

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 Technical University of 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.)

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (etit) (M.Sc.)

Computer Science (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.